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Who doesn’t love a good Halloween movie? Or better yet, sit down with your family and enjoy one of these great TV episodes dedicated to Halloween! Whatever you have time for, DISH Network has you covered. Clear out the DVR’s and make room for some of the scariest shows and movies of all time (and some not-so-scary for the scaredy cats).

The Middle: “Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death” — Oct. 28 at 8pm on ABC. Halloween finds the Hecks in their own Twilight Zone-type stories.

Treasures From the Disney Vault — Oct. 28 beginning at 8pm on TCM. The fourth installment of this ongoing showcase, hosted by Leonard Maltin, has a Halloween flavor to it, and includes seven movies and shorts, including The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (1980) and Tim Burton’s short film Frankenweenie from 1984.

The Goldbergs: “Couples Costume” — Oct. 28 at 8:30pm on ABC. When Dana comes to visit Adam for Halloween, he wants to spend the night with her and not Beverly. Trying to cope with this turn of events, Beverly decides to teach Adam a lesson about how dangerous the holiday can be, but the tables turn on Beverly. Later, Barry and Erica convince Adam to take Dana to a haunted house. Adam refuses to go back inside when Dana loses her promise ring, and an unlikely family member helps him.

Modern Family: “Halloween 3: Awesomeland” — Oct. 28 at 9pm on ABC. Even through Halloween is Claire’s holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year. Instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into “Awesomeland.” Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay, but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming — with a complete head of gorgeous hair — instead. And with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cam gets overwhelmed by the day’s activities and Mitchell has closing arguments on a huge case, which isn’t helped by the court stenographer being dressed like a spider.

Ghost Hunters — Oct. 28 at 9pm on Syfy. In this special Halloween episode, the TAPS team goes on location to investigate the legend of a mysterious love triangle that could be at the root of frightening paranormal activity at Vermont College.

Expedition Unknown: “Hunting Vampires” — Oct. 28 at 9pm on Travel Channel. An archeological dig in Bulgaria has revealed what appears to be the 700-year-old skeletal remains of real-life vampires. Meanwhile, Romanian villagers have been arrested for digging up suspected vampires in the local graveyard. What’s really going on here? In this special episode timed to Halloween, Josh Gates travels across Transylvania to follow the legend of the vampire from its shadowy origins to a modern day mystery.

black-ish: “Jacked o’ Lantern” — Oct. 28 at 9:30pm on ABC. Ever since he was a kid, Dre has loved Halloween. Now that he lives in one of those “good candy neighborhoods,” kids come from all over the city to trick-or-treat, including Dre’s own nieces and nephews. Michael Strahan guest-stars.

American Horror Story: Hotel: “Devil’s Night” — Oct. 28 at 10pm on FX. John receives an invitation to attend an exclusive Devil’s Night soiree; Alex tries to diagnose Holden’s strange condition.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown — Oct. 29 at 8pm on ABC. An hourlong special that includes the original Peanuts classic and the bonus cartoon “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown.”

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Marathon (Theme: “Scary Spoofs”) — Oct. 29 from 8-10:30pm on FXX. From Seasons 11-12, 16 and 24-25.

Modern Marvels: “Halloween Tech” — Oct. 30 at 8am on History. Halloween has become a six billion dollar industry. Go behind-the-scenes at Knott’s Berry Farm’s 35th annual Halloween Haunt. Learn how to apply Hollywood grade monster make-up, watch scary latex masks cranked out by the thousands and discover which costumes are past and present winners. See the most extreme jack-o-lanterns ever made, find out how hundreds of gallons of fake blood are manufactured and finally visit a haunted house with an annual attendance of over 50,000.

Ghost Adventures Marathon — Oct. 30 from 9am-midnight on Travel Channel. Episodes of the series hand-picked by the host and leading investigator Zak Bagans.

The Twilight Saga Halloween Marathon — Oct. 30 from 5pm-4am; and Oct. 31 from 7am-6pm on FX.

Live From Lincoln Center: “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” — Oct. 30 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). Composer/performer Danny Elfman is in the spotlight in this Halloween special, which features performances of his most beloved music from films that he has collaborated on with director Tim Burton, including Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which features Elfman singing his iconic songs. Complementing the music are film clips from selected movies, original sketches and storyboards created by Burton, and special interviews with Burton, Paul Reubens and Johnny Depp.

Discovery Family’s Halloween Marathon — Oct. 31, all day, on Discovery Family. A day of spooky specials and episodes, including a new special episode of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic. Back-to-back Halloween-themed movies will air in primetime.

Jack-o-Lantern Live — Oct. 31 at 8pm on TLC. This two-hour block is sort of a Halloween-themed yule log, with viewers enjoying views of the most intricate pumpkin carvings from Roloff Farms. Leading up to this, from Oct. 26-31 on TLC.com, users can see an inside look at the Fall Festival at Roloff Farms, which is run by the Roloff family of Little People Big World.

Ghost Adventures: “Deadwood: City of Ghosts” — Oct. 31 at 9pm on Travel Channel. In this year’s special two-hour Halloween episode, the “Ghost Adventures” team embarks on a full-scale investigation of Deadwood, S.D. Known as one of the deadliest towns in American history, Deadwood is shrouded in violence, betrayal and paranormal activity. In a lockdown like no other, the crew investigates a number of the town’s famed buildings.

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