The week before Halloween will be full of frightful upcoming Halloween TV specials for 2010, with tricks and treats for everyone. So get ready to haunt your sofa while watching these upcoming Halloween-themed movies, cartoons, and Halloween TV specials of your favorite shows airing during the last week of October 2010:
Guy’s Big Bite: Guy’s Ghoulish Goulash – The Food Network – Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. ET – In one of the new upcoming Halloween TV specials of 2010 all about teaching you ways to make your Halloween treats a little tastier, Guy shows you how to make a Halloween-themed meal using ghoulish ingredients like garlic and pumpkin. It’s definitely one of the best upcoming Halloween TV specials for grownups trying to stay away from the sacks of sweet Halloween treats their kids bring home.
Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee: Renaissance Halloween – The Food Network – Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. ET – And here’s another of the new upcoming Halloween TV specials here that will help make your meal on the dinner table much more tempting than those tricky treats (and vampires that have been alive for thousands of years should appreciate these easier ways to make meals from the olden days).
Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular and Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy – Cartoon Network – Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. ET – Here are two of the best Halloween TV specials for kids airing back-to-back, as Hannah and her friends meet the residents of Fright Side, a menagerie of creepy creatures that help keep Halloween frights and fun alive. With plenty of tricks and treats, these animated Halloween TV specials are holiday fun for everyone.
Trick or Treat – ABC Family – Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 7:45 p.m. ET – Donald Duck’s favorite part of Halloween are the tricks, and he’s got just the trio of nephews to pull one on in another of the best animated Halloween TV specials for kids.
Halloweentown – Disney – Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – Young fans of witchcraft and wizardry should appreciate this bewitching made-for-TV movie about a young witch who sneaks away to the magical Halloweentown, where she must use her powers to save the day. It’s no Harry Potter, but it’s another of the upcoming Halloween TV specials here that families can enjoy together.
Halloweentown 2: Kalabar’s Revenge – Disney – Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – Kids won’t have to wait long to return to Halloweentown, where evil forces have turned it into a black-and-white caricature of our world. So can witch Marnie save the day with help from her family and friends? You better hope so, or our world will be turned into a monster movie.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror – NBC – Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – And here’s one of the new Halloween TV specials for adults, as the Buy More team celebrates Halloween and a mad scientist (played by Robert Enlgund) plots to release toxins that induce nightmares (great use of the guest star!).
South Park: Spookyfish – Comedy Central – Monday, October 25, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – It might be one of the older Halloween TV specials here, but you can’t miss this crazy classic about a killer fish far less frightening-looking that a piranha. But is this ghoulish goldfish the most frightening feature of this episode, or is it Cartman killing his pals with kindness?
Ed, Edd, n Eddy’s Boo Haw Haw – Cartoon Network – Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. ET – Eddy’s up to his old tricks to procure treats, but can he find the legendary Spook-E-Ville before Halloween? The neighborhood kids and Ed’s horror movie hallucinations definitely don’t make it easy in one of the most hilarious upcoming animated Halloween TV specials for kids.
Glee: The Rocky Horror Picture Show – FOX – Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – We all had to know that it was only a matter of time before the ‘Glee’ cast took on this campy classic, and Halloween is the perfect time to do it (it’s also apparently another way for Will to try and impress Emma, a fan of the midnight movie). This is definitely one of the new upcoming Halloween TV specials you won’t want to miss, and it’ll also be fun to try and guess who will play Brad and Janet, Dr. Frank N. Furter, and the rest (plus movie cast members Meatloaf and Barry Bostwick are guest starring).
The Real Story of Halloween – The History Channel – Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – This will be one of the most informative Halloween TV specials you’ll ever see, so if you can’t answer your kids’ questions about why we celebrate the spooky holiday, gather up the family and watch this look at the origins of Halloween together.
Raising Hope: Happy Halloween/Family Secrets – FOX – Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – Jimmy might get to fill in for his crush’s date at a Halloween party, and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) gets to go trick-or-treating in one of the new upcoming Halloween TV specials I’m actually most looking forward to (if you’re not watching this show, I recommend getting into it now!).
The Middle: Halloween – ABC – Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – This Halloween-themed episode explores many different ways to celebrate the holiday, from haunted houses to adult Halloween parties and…church?
Better with You: Better with Halloween – ABC – Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. ET – In another of the new upcoming Halloween TV specials starring sitcom families, we learn what happens when a birthday falls on Halloween (apparently it can be just as bad as sharing your special day with Jesus).
Modern Family: Halloween – ABC – Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – Will Claire’s elaborate Halloween plans turn into a horror story? And will Cameron be to terrified to celebrate when the holiday conjures up traumatic memories? (I just can’t wait to see all the fun Halloween costumes characters come up with in all these sitcom TV specials).
Ugly Americans: Hell for the Holidays – Comedy Central – Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. ET – It’s like Halloween in every episode of this fun and freaky show, so I can’t wait to see how Mark and his friends celebrate the holiday in another of the upcoming Halloween TV specials I’m really looking forward to (I do know that they’re going to the best place to celebrate already: Hell.)
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – ABC – Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – You can’t miss seeing one of the most beloved Halloween TV specials of all time at least once before the holiday, as poor Linus waits in vain for the Great Pumpkin to appear for yet another year.
Scared Shrekless – NBC – Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – Shrek and the gang tell scary stories and spend the night in a creepy haunted castle in one of the few new animated Halloween TV specials airing this year; you definitely don’t want to let your kids miss this one.
Community: Epidemiology – NBC – Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. ET – When some students ingest a hazardous substance at a Halloween party that causes zombie-like symptoms, it looks like the study group will find themselves starring in their own version of ‘Night of the Living Dead’. Parents should definitely stick around for this one.
The Office: Costume Contest – NBC – Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – And here’s another of the new Halloween TV specials airing on Thursday that can’t be missed, as coworkers compete in a Halloween costume contest (I really can’t wait to see what they come up with here).
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Who Got Dee Pregnant – FX – Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. ET – It’s a Halloween mystery as the guys try to find out which one of them got Dee pregnant at Halloween party in what will probably be one of the wackiest Halloween TV specials you’ll ever see.
Scooby-Doo Halloween – Cartoon Network – Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET – The gang is joined by the band KISS in one of the animated Halloween TV specials that kids won’t want to miss.
Hocus Pocus – ABC Family – Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a ditzy witch in this Halloween classic set during the spooky holiday.
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space – NBC – Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. ET – Here’s another of the animated Halloween TV specials aimed at kids and starring some of their favorite movie characters, as the Monsters must do battle with aliens posing as jack-o-lanterns during Halloween.
So from animated TV specials to spooky sitcoms and more, the upcoming Halloween TV specials of 2010 will make the wait for your favorite frightful holiday fly by faster than a witch’s broomstick.