Sunday at 8 p.m. on the History Channel

In 1692, believing they were under attack by people doing the devil's work, the Puritans of Salem, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, imprisoned more than 100 people and executed 20. This program offers insights into the Salem Witch Trials, with dramatizations based upon historical writings and trial records.


Sunday at 9 p.m. on USA

In this 2002 adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, Stuart Townsend plays the Vampire Lestat, who has reinvented himself as an American rock star, and the late R&B star Aaliyah plays Akasha, the powerful queen of all vampires.


Sunday at 10 p.m. on Showtime

The quirky series will end its second season on Sunday -- Halloween, of course -- and does so by putting George (Ellen Muth) and her fellow Reapers in a perilous situation.

Because they're already dead, the danger to them is limited as they try to stop a serial killer's reign of terror. But the stakes are still reasonably high because George's surviving loved ones (among others) could be targeted.


Monday at 8 p.m. on Animal Planet

The night before the presidential election, Animal Planet takes an amusing and informative look at the donkey and the elephant, symbols for Democrats and Republicans and icons of power throughout history.

Offering their thoughts are several outspoken celebrities including filmmaker Michael Moore; actors/comedians Janeane Garofalo, Al Franken and Joe Pantoliano; commentators George Stephanopoulos and Lewis Black; political operative G. Gordon Liddy; and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.



Monday at 9 p.m. on Lifetime

Kimberly Williams-Paisley stars in a movie based on a woman's ordeal to regain her identity after it was stolen by a stranger.

The impostor purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of services and merchandise in Michelle Brown's name and then tried, through cosmetic surgery and liposuction, to become Brown. When a warrant was issued for the woman's arrest, the real Michelle Brown was wrongly accused.

Annabella Sciorra plays the impostor.

In July 2000, Brown testified on Capitol Hill for tougher penalties against identity theft. Her experience led to new federal legislation recently signed into law.


Friday at 10 p.m. on BBC America

In this 1971 series, shot in Europe's capital cities, Tony Curtis plays Danny Wilde, a street-smart, self-made American millionaire, and Roger Moore is Lord Brett Sinclair, born into British wealth and class. Their mission, according to the premise of the series: "to bring justice to an unjust world."