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HORRORS! (FAMILY EDITION) Catch all four titles in the film series "Halloweentown" (today at 4 p.m., Disney), running in marathon form through 10:30 tonight. Also getting in gear (and continuing through Oct. 31) are a couple of extended stunts -- ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween starts with a Halloween-themed "America's Funniest Home Videos" (Monday at 10 p.m., ABC Family), while Nickelodeon's Shriek Week kicks off with spooky premieres of "SpongeBob SquarePants," "The Penguins of Madagascar" and "The Troop" (Friday at 8, 8:15 and 8:30 p.m., Nick). More at abcfamily.com and nick.com /shriek.
NEVER ENOUGH 'STAR WARS'? Then watch "Star Wars in Concert" (tonight at 9, WLIW/21). It's a half-hour peek behind the scenes of the world tour where John Williams' movie scores get symphonic/choir treatment, accompanied by epic footage on a three-story LED screen and narrated live by Anthony Daniels (C3PO). The tour hits Nassau Coliseum Nov. 21. Details at starwarsinconcert.com.
WHERE TV STARS GO WHEN THEIR SHOWS GO AWAY That would be TV movies, of which there aren't so many anymore. (Pause here for a moment of silence in memory of '90s network trash-treats like Tori Spelling's "Co-ed Call Girl.") But so long as there's Lifetime, there will be made-fors like "Sorority Wars" (tonight at 9, Lifetime), providing work for ex-regulars Courtney Thorne-Smith ("According to Jim"), Faith Ford ("Murphy Brown") and Lucy Hale ("Privileged"). More at mylifetime.com/on-tv/movies.
SERIES PREMIERES Greg Proops hosts the new nature-science quiz competition "Head Games" (tonight at 9, GSN). The magazine may be shuttering, but the show goes on for "Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth" (tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., WNET/13). Chase storm chasers in "Tornado Road" (tomorrow at 8 p.m., Weather). The newsmagazine "On the Case With Paula Zahn" (tomorrow at 10 p.m., ID) launches with a look at a left-for-dead 13-year-old's survival story. "Dr. Oz" contributor Jan Garavaglia gets her own medical-examiner forensics show, "Dr. G: America's Most Shocking Cases" (Monday at 9 p.m., Discovery Health). Firearms owners tell their stories in the docuseries "Lock 'n' Load" (Wednesday at 8 p.m., Showtime). And ventriloquism goes weekly with "The Jeff Dunham Show" (Thursday at 9 p.m., Comedy Central). Sneak peek at
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HORRORS! (ADULT EDITION) IFC's annual Indie Screams festival of scare cinema starts Sunday with "The Devil's Rejects" (tomorrow at 7:10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., IFC), and runs nightly through Oct. 31. AMC's FearFest '09 launches next weekend with "Alien" and "Aliens" (Friday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., AMC). You can even watch cheesy creepfests online ("Asylum"! "Cat Girl"! "The Undead"!) by clicking on the Horror tab at amctv.com/videos/b-movies.
HORRORS! (SIMPSONS EDITION) Here's a thrill. A pre-Halloween "Treehouse of Horror"! The 20th frightfest from "The Simpsons" (tomorrow at 8 p.m., Fox/5) runs earlier than usual this year. All things yellow at thesimpsons.com.
PYTHONESQUE See how the word entered the dictionary with the new six-part pop culture profile "Monty Python: Almost the Truth -- The Lawyer's Cut" (Sunday-Friday at 9 p.m., IFC), featuring interviews with the comedy troupers and their show-biz admirers, plus classic clips galore. It's followed nightly by Python movies, live performances and episodes of their seminal surreality in "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (Monday-Friday at 11:30 p.m., IFC). TV details at ifc.com/monty-python.
Read more in tomorrow's Fanfare.