List of Halloween television specials

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Children and family[edit]

Cartoon Network[edit]

Disney Channel and Disney XD[edit]

Goosebumps[edit]

  • "The Haunted Mask (Part 1)" (1995)
  • "The Haunted Mask (Part 2)" (1995)
  • "Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns" (1996)
  • "The Haunted Mask II (Part 1)" (1996)
  • "The Haunted Mask II (Part 2)" (1996)

Nickelodeon[edit]

Scooby-Doo[edit]

Winnie the Pooh[edit]

American drama[edit]

Desperate Housewives[edit]

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman[edit]

ER[edit]

  • ER: "Ghosts" (1996)
  • ER: "Masquerade" (1998)
  • ER: "A Hopeless Wound" (2002)
  • ER: "Haunted" (2008)

Grey's Anatomy[edit]

Hart of Dixie[edit]

Lassie[edit]

  • Lassie: "Trapped" (1958)
  • Lassie: "Wings of the Ghost" (1971)

Little House on the Prairie[edit]

Our House[edit]

St. Elsewhere[edit]

Action[edit]

Chuck[edit]

  • Chuck: "Chuck Versus the Sandworm" (2007)
  • Chuck: "Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror" (2010)

The Dukes of Hazzard[edit]

The Fall Guy[edit]

MacGyver[edit]

Crime and mystery[edit]

Castle[edit]

CHiPs[edit]

  • CHiPs: "Trick or Trick" (1978)
  • CHiPs: "Rock Devil Rock" (1982)

The Commish[edit]

Criminal Minds[edit]

CSI (franchise)[edit]

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries[edit]

Hawaii Five-0[edit]

Law & Order (franchise)[edit]

Murder, She Wrote[edit]

NCIS[edit]

  • NCIS: "Witch Hunt" (2006)
  • NCIS: "Chimera" (2007)
  • NCIS: "Murder 2.0" (2008)
  • NCIS: "Code of Conduct" (2009)
  • NCIS: "Cracked" (2010)

Supernatural, fantasy and sci-fi[edit]

Amazing Stories[edit]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Charmed[edit]

Ghost Hunters[edit]

Ghost Whisperer[edit]

The Greatest American Hero[edit]

Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories[edit]

Highway to Heaven[edit]

Knight Rider[edit]

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman[edit]

Quantum Leap[edit]

Smallville[edit]

Touched by an Angel[edit]

Unsolved Mysteries[edit]

The Vampire Diaries[edit]

Teen drama[edit]

ABC Family[edit]

The TV channel ABC Family annually presents their special called 13 Nights of Halloween where specialized Halloween episodes of regularly scheduled programs, as well as specified Halloween specials and movies to play for the 13 nights leading up to October 31.[2]

Beverly Hills, 90210[edit]

Dawson's Creek[edit]

Degrassi: The Next Generation[edit]

Gossip Girl[edit]

One Tree Hill[edit]

Pretty Little Liars[edit]

Comedy-drama[edit]

Teen and adult sitcoms[edit]

8 Simple Rules[edit]

According to Jim[edit]

The Addams Family[edit]

Alice[edit]

  • Alice: "Alice's Halloween Surprise" (1981)
  • Alice: "Space Sharples" (1984)

America's Funniest Home Videos[edit]

American Dad![edit]

The Beverly Hillbillies[edit]

Bewitched[edit]

The Big Bang Theory[edit]

Bob's Burgers[edit]

Boy Meets World[edit]

Cheers[edit]

  • Cheers: "Fairy Tales Can Come True" (1984)
  • Cheers: "Diane's Nightmare" (1985)
  • Cheers: "House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick" (1986)
  • Cheers: "Bar Wars V: the Final Judgement" (1991)

The Cleveland Show[edit]

Clueless[edit]

  • Clueless: "Making Up Is Hard to Do" (1996)
  • Clueless: "Trick or Treat" (1997)
  • Clueless: "Scream, Murray, Scream!"/"Scream Again, Murray, Scream Again!" (1998)

Community[edit]

The Cosby Show[edit]

Dave's World[edit]

Dharma & Greg[edit]

  • Dharma & Greg: "A Closet Full of Hell" (1998) - Season 2, Episode 6
  • Dharma & Greg: "The Very Grateful Dead" (1999) - Season 3, Episode 6
  • Dharma & Greg: "Used Karma" (2001) - Season 5, Episode 7

The Drew Carey Show[edit]

Ellen[edit]

  • Ellen: "Trick or Treat - Who Cares?" (1995)
  • Ellen: "The Bubble Gum Incident" (1996)

Family Matters[edit]

Family Guy[edit]

Frasier[edit]

  • Frasier: "Halloween" (1997) - Season 5, Episode 3
  • Frasier: "Room Full of Heroes" (2001) - Season 9, Episode 6
  • Frasier: "Tales from the Crypt" (2002) - Season 10, Episode 5

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air[edit]

George Lopez[edit]

Gilligan's Island[edit]

Girlfriends[edit]

Happy Days[edit]

Home Improvement[edit]

The Honeymooners[edit]

Hope & Faith[edit]

How I Met Your Mother[edit]

The Hughleys[edit]

The Jeffersons[edit]

Last Man Standing[edit]

Life with Bonnie[edit]

Malcolm in the Middle[edit]

Martin[edit]

  • Martin: "The Night He Came Home" (1992)
  • Martin: "Boo's in the House" (1996)

The Middle[edit]

  • The Middle: "Halloween" (2010) - Season 2, Episode 6
  • The Middle: "Halloween II" (2011) - Season 3, Episode 6
  • The Middle: "Halloween III: The Driving" (2012) - Season 4, Episode 6
  • The Middle: "Halloween IV: The Ghost Story" (2013) - Season 5, Episode 5

Modern Family[edit]

The Neighbors[edit]

New Girl[edit]

Night Court[edit]

The Office (US)[edit]

One on One[edit]

Parks and Recreation[edit]

Perfect Strangers[edit]

Power Rangers[edit]

Punky Brewster[edit]

Raising Hope[edit]

  • Raising Hope: "Happy Halloween" (2010) - Season 1, Episode 5
  • Raising Hope: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do" (2012) - Season 3, Episode 5

Reba[edit]

  • Reba: "The Ghost and Mrs. H" (2003)
  • Reba: "Best Lil' Haunted House in Texas" (2005)

Rodney[edit]

  • Rodney: "Halloween" (2004)
  • Rodney: "Halloween and Javier" (2005)

Roseanne[edit]

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch[edit]

The Simpsons[edit]

South Park[edit]

Step by Step[edit]

Suburgatory[edit]

That '70s Show[edit]

  • That '70s Show: "Halloween" (1999) - Season 2, Episode 5
  • That '70s Show: "Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die" (2000) - Season 3, Episode 4

Two Guys and a Girl[edit]

What I Like About You[edit]

Will and Grace[edit]

  • Will and Grace: "Boo! Humbug" (1998) - Season 1, Episode 5
  • Will and Grace: "It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (2002) - Season 5, Episode 5

Sketch and variety shows[edit]

British Halloween themed TV[edit]

In the UK, Halloween has to compete with Bonfire Night hence is not as big as an occasion as in the USA. British Halloween themed television programmes are few and far between (in year order):-

Children's[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

Drama[edit]

Reality[edit]

Shows[edit]

Teen and adult sitcoms[edit]

Others[edit]

All Saints (Australian medical drama)[edit]

The Canterville Ghost (1986 film)[edit]

The Canterville Ghost, based on the novel The Canterville Ghost, is a 1986 made-for-television film starring John Gielgud and Alyssa Milano.

The Halloween Tree (1993 TV film)[edit]

In 1993 Hanna-Barbera produced a made-for-television animated adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name. Featuring narration by the author himself, the movie explains some of the history of the holiday as experienced via an across-time adventure with a group of trick-or-treating kids. The hand-painted backgrounds, haunting music of John Debney, and Bradbury's narration elevate this to much more than a children's Halloween special.

The Midnight Hour[edit]

The Midnight Hour (also known as In the Midnight Hour) is a 1985 comedy/horror television movie which aired on ABC on Friday, November 1, 1985 at 9:00-11:00 PM EST and stars Shari Belafonte-Harper, LeVar Burton, Peter DeLuise, and Dedee Pfeiffer.

Once Upon a Midnight Scary (1979)[edit]

A 1979 television anthology Halloween special that was hosted by Vincent Price. The stories featured were The Ghost Belonged To Me, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The House With a Clock In Its Walls.

The Price Is Right[edit]

Starting in Season 36 (2007), when Drew Carey began hosting the show, each season of the popular US game show has featured a full Halloween episode, with the host, announcer, models, set, and Showcases decorated for this holiday.

The Season 36 and 37 episodes featured models in costume during all One Bids and prize presentations (in 2008, models presented cars as police officers and carhops), and monster-themed Showcases. Drew Carey has appeared with fake fangs (2007) and a hatchet (2008), and Rich Fields appeared as Zorro in 2008.

The Season 38 episode featured contestants and the show's host, announcer, and models in costume (traditionally prohibited), and debuted the annual Halloween theme, with the show's game props being the theme. The entire set was decorated for the holiday, with many of the set's changes in 2009 playing key roles. A "haunting" arrangement of the show's theme was played during the introductions, Carey introduced by his costume, and Halloween-themed decorations around the set, including appropriate colors replacing the show's usual colors. The new Showcase podiums were covered with tombstones featuring a door that opened to unveil the price (without the prize description screen), with different fonts used for both Grocery Game price cards and the Showcase video screen. Also, the traditional buzzer and losing horns (except in Plinko) were replaced with screams.

The following was how the show's major figures were dressed:[3]

Season 39's Halloween theme was The Wizard of Oz. The studio was decorated as The Yellow Brick Road (renamed Golden Brick Road for the show, which also included renaming Golden Road as "Golden Brick Road") and The Emerald City.

The following was how this show's major figures were dressed:

Season 40's Halloween theme was a 1970s Dance Party, in celebration of the show's 40th anniversary. A disco theme was announced, with the staff in costume of the era, disco balls on the set, and disco-style remixes of the show's cues are used.[4]

Season 41's Halloween theme is a Carnival, with the following figures:[5]

  • Drew Carey: Carnival ringleader
  • George Gray: Contortionist
  • Amber Lancaster: Bearded Lady (her beard was "growing" through the show)
  • Rachel Reynolds: Strongwoman
  • Manuela Arbeláez: Snake Charmer (with real snakes)

Season 42 featured a generic Halloween Haunted House theme, with the curtains replaced for the episode, and the One Bid podiums featuring a haunted house theme:

Three pricing games (Lucky $even, Rat Race, Switch?) had their names changed for the occasion (Yucky $even, Bat Race, Witch), and in Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber was the Grim Reaper.[6] Geoff Peterson from The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson also appeared on the show.

The Wickedest Witch (1989)[edit]

A made-for-television film that aired on NBC on October 30, 1989.

AMC Halloween movie specials[edit]

AMC broadcasts many of the Halloween classics including the Halloween (1978 film) series, Friday the 13th (1980 film), Nightmare on Elm Street, and An American Werewolf in London during the month of October.

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