WGBH News: Mayoral Debate 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Candidates Martin Walsh and John Connolly on Boston’s critical issues.
Frontline: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria 10 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The rise of untreatable infections that have come about due to decades of antibiotic overuse.
Up in the Air 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Taking to the skies for a tour of all things aerial.
WBUR’s Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Author Alice Hoffman talks about her new nonfiction book, “Survival Lessons.”
Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Former Patriots star John Hannah on his book, “Offensive Conduct.”
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Johnny Knoxville .
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6 and 9.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9 and 10.
Greater Boston at 6 p.m. on Ch. 44; 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11; midnight on Ch. 2.
Conan at 11 p.m. and
12:30 a.m. on TBS.
The Arsenio Hall Show at
11 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on Ch. 64.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at
11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Tom Hanks; Two Door Cinema Club perform.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.
Nightline at 12:37 a.m. on
Chs. 5, 6 and 9.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Queen Latifah; Laura Mvula performs.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch 8 p.m., midnight (AMC) A mad toymaker comes up with an evil plan for the holiday. Tom Atkins. R (1982)
Message in a Bottle 8 p.m. (OVAT) A reporter tracks down the author of a note in a bottle. Kevin Costner. PG-13 (1999)
Pulp Fiction 8 p.m., 11:15 p.m. (IFC) Interweaving stories center on two hit men (John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson). Innovative. R (1994)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 8 p.m. (TCM) Albert Finney in a study of working-class frustration. NR (1960)
Sexting in Suburbia 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A mother (Liz Vassey) tries to find out why her seemingly happy daughter killed herself. NR (2012)
The Wood 8 p.m. (FLIX) Three black friends grow up in 1980s California. Omar Epps. R (1999)
Payback 8:15 p.m. (MAX) A thief (Mel Gibson) is out for revenge after he’s double-crossed. R (1999)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 8:15 p.m. (SHO) A timid teenager copes with the pains of adolescence with the help of two new friends. PG-13 (2012)
Bending the Rules 9:35 p.m. (TMC) A district attorney tries to find his missing car with the help of a corrupt cop. PG-13 (2012)
The Boy She Met Online
10 p.m. (LMN) Alexandra Paul stars in this thriller about a teen girl who gets involved with a psychotic ex-con. NR (2009)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 10 p.m. (AMC) The masked maniac (George P. Wilbur) plans a family reunion. R (1988)
Paper Soldiers 10 p.m. (FLIX) Inept thieves mentor an incompetent newcomer. Beanie Sigel. R (2002)
Philadelphia 10 p.m. (SUND) A gay lawyer with AIDS sues his law firm after being fired. Tom Hanks. PG-13 (1993)
Savages 10 p.m. (MAX) Two pot dealers must rescue their mutual girlfriend from the Mexican Baja cartel. R (2012)
Team America: World Police 10 p.m. (SHO2) Audacious, all-puppet satire about patriotic cops fighting global tyranny. Voices by Trey Parker. R (2004)