Thursday on TV: Good grief! The “Great Pumpkin” is back!
Forty-seven years after it premiered, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) remains the ultimate Halloween TV special.
It’s funny. It’s charming. And,weirdly enough, familiarity doesn’t make it less fun to watch.
ABC fills out the hour with the much-lesser 1972 cartoon "You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown," but it’s the "Great Pumpkin" that really counts.
Elsewhere on TV ...
NFL (6:25 p.m., NFL Network): Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins
Saturday Night Live Halloween (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): It’s not Saturday, it’s not live, but it is all about Halloween.
The Vampire Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Damon and Elena attend the Whitmore historical ball.
Women’s college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Loyola Marymount at BYU
Project Runway All Stars (7 p.m., Lifetime): Contestants have to draw inspiration from insects. Because, sometimes, this show is stupid.
The Millers (7:30 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2): Nathan, Debbie and Adam take Mikayla trick-or-treating.
The Crazy Ones (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Simon is nominated for an award, in direct competition with a guy Sydney had a crush on in high school.
Grey’s Anatomy (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Patients in costumes overrun the hospital.
Sean Saves the World (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Sean comes up with an excuse to avoid joining Lorna in a dance competition.
Reign (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Mary asks King Henry for help to protect Scotland.
The Michael J. Fox Show (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Bed bugs force Mike’s sister to stay with the family.
Elementary (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A gunman invades Gregson’s home.
Scandal (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jake and Huck close in on the truth about Operation Remington.
Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Joel and Julia’s marriage is in serious trouble.