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Critic’s Corner: Saturday, October 27


Rise of the Zombies 9 p.m., Syfy

The latest campy gorefest from the fine folks who brought you such gems as “Mansquito” and “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” starring Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, concerns, what else, a zombie apocalypse. Mariel Hemingway, LeVar Burton, and French Stewart — we will refrain from resurrection jokes about their careers . . . or will we? — star as survivors who flee their stronghold at Alcatraz when it is besieged by the walking dead. Not to be confused with “The Walking Dead.”

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Trisha’s Southern Kitchen 11 a.m., Food Network

Country singer Trisha Yearwood shares not only her themed recipes for Pumpkin Roll in this Halloween edition but also a cameo from husband Garth Brooks, who chats about frightful stories from the past. (Perhaps Chris Gaines will make an appearance?) Brooks’s daughters Allie and August also paint their game faces and convince Trisha to do the same when the trio and a friend work up a group costume as Kiss.

The Dark 9 p.m., Discovery

Don’t be afraid.

The Haunting of . . . Beverly Mitchell 10 p.m., Bio

Could it concern a certain “7th Heaven” co-star’s recent nuptials?

D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List 11 p.m., Comedy Central

Hughley attempts to mix comedy with social commentary around the charged issue of race.

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