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Posted: 11:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

This week’s TV picks

ROE: Charlie Brown and the end of the world lead TV tricks and treats


ROE: Charlie Brown and the end of the world lead TV tricks and treats photo
Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons, left) relationship with Stephen Hawking is threatened over a game of “Words with Friends” on “The Big Bang Theory,” Thursday on CBS.
ROE: Charlie Brown and the end of the world lead TV tricks and treats photo
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” a classic Halloween special in which the spirit of Halloween bewitches each of Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” characters (including the pictured Charlie Brown and Snoopy) in a different way, airs on Halloween on CBS.

By Dale Roe

American-Statesman Staff

Monday: “Studio E!” 7 p.m., E!: Another pop culture TV magazine premieres tonight, and the few remaining actual non-TV magazines sigh deeply.

Tuesday: “Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize” 7 p.m., PBS: Jimmy Kimmel, Lily Tomlin and others honor the comic talk show host in Washington, D.C.

“19 Kids and Counting” 8 p.m., TLC: It’s Michelle’s birthday. Seriously, there’s got to be major panic in that house whenever somebody yells, “surprise!”

“Doomsday Preppers Bugged Out” 7 p.m., NGC: A guy stockpiles fish antibiotics. Yeah, the world’s ending, but at least his guppies can fend off strep throat.

“Animal Intervention” 8 p.m., NGWild: It surprises me that a man has trouble looking after his pet Bengal tiger because, seriously — if I had one in my house, I guarantee you that I would never take my eyes off it.

Wednesday: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” 7 p.m., ABC: “I got a rock.”

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m., Bravo: Yes, it’s a rerun. But it’s Halloween, and this was the scariest show I could find.

“Face Off Live” 9 p.m., Syfy: Season 3’s winner is named during tonight’s live season finale.

Thursday: “46th Annual CMA Awards” 7 p.m., ABC: Yee-haw! Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley host.

“The Big Bang Theory” 7 p.m., CBS: Sheldon gets into it with Stephen Hawking over a game of “Words with Friends.”

Friday: “Last Man Standing” 7 p.m., ABC: Season 2 begins with a voting controversy which is not, surprisingly, “should we bring this show back for a second season?”

“Malibu Country” 7:30 p.m., ABC: They said, “California is the perfect place for you,” so she packed up her guitar and she moved to Malibu. Reba, that is.

Saturday: “How the States Got Their Shapes” 9 p.m., H2: I heard California went all Paleo and Pilates.

Sunday: “Once Upon a Time” 7 p.m., ABC: Emma and Captain Hook climb up a beanstalk. Seriously, somebody dropped the 3x5 plotting cards and reordered them too quickly.

“The Next Iron Chef” 8 p.m., Food: Season 5 kicks off with the chefs on a beach. I hope their secret ingredient is at least 15 SPF.

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