* "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on WJLA.

* The third game of the World Series on WTTG.

* And Madeleine Albright makes a guest appearance on "Gilmore Girls" on WBDC.

Sports

Baseball. World Series, Game 3: Chicago White Sox at Houston (Channel 5 at 8).

Public Broadcasting

Frontline/World reports on the controversy surrounding a gold mine in Peru that is considered one of the richest mines in the world but faces fierce local opposition (Channel 26 at 9; Channel 22, 10:30).

Cable Series

Restaurant Makeover. A new series features teams of restaurant designers overhauling dilapidated eateries (Food Network at 9).

Nip/Tuck. With the firm in financial trouble after Christian's arrest, the pair reluctantly take the case of a woman who is assembled from parts of dead bodies (FX at 10).

Special

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Linus makes his annual quixotic visit to the pumpkin patch, while Charlie wonders what the heck he's going to do with all those rocks he collected while trick-or-treating (Channel 7 at 8).

Series

The Biggest Loser. The teams are realigned, resulting in some unlikely pairings (Channel 4 at 8).

NCIS. The apparent murder of a Marine's wife is broadcast over the Internet (Channel 9 at 8).

Gilmore Girls. What better way for Rory to celebrate her 21st birthday than with a visit from former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who appears as herself? (Channel 50 at 8)

Commander in Chief. While Madame President deals with terrorists sneaking across the Canadian border, her husband becomes the butt of jokes by late-night comics (Channel 7 at 9).

The Amazing Race. The teams are finally leaving the States; a contestant's fear of heights is tested (Channel 9 at 9).

Supernatural. The vengeful "Hook Man," who kills his victims with a hook that serves as his hand, terrorizes a small Iowa college town (Channel 50 at 9).

Boston Legal. Crane is forced to apologize for sexual harassment while, in another part of the office, Garrett has a steamy encounter with a paralegal (Channel 7 at 10).

Close to Home. A devout woman uses the God-told-me-to-kill-my-husband defense (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

Charlie Rose. With Michael Caine (Channel 32 at 11; Channel 26 at midnight).

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. With Charlize Theron, Dane Cook and music by Sinead O'Connor (Channel 4, 11:35).

Late Show With David Letterman. With Uma Thurman and chef Rachael Ray (Channel 9, 11:35).

-- John Maynard

The TV Column will return.

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, guest-starring as herself, comforts Rory (Alexis Bledel) on "Gilmore Girls" at 8 p.m.