TV Notes: ‘Too Many Stars’ rally for autism

SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012

Don’t miss

“NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA COMES TOGETHER FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS” – Comedian Jon Stewart hosts this benefit at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The special has a serious goal, but a comically offbeat approach – bringing together people you thought you’d never see on the same stage. Carly Rae Jepson, for example, sings “Call Me Maybe” with Harvey Keitel, and Bill O’Reilly debates Chris Matthews while inhaling helium. Among the stars appearing: Tom Hanks, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Katy Perry. 8 p.m. Sunday, Comedy Central.

Other bets

Tonight: The “ER” reunion continues on “The Good Wife” as Maura Tierney returns in her guest role opposite series star Julianna Margulies. Tierney plays an Internet millionaire who questions her decision to support Peter Florrick’s (Chris Noth) campaign after a tawdry rumor circulates. 9 p.m., CBS.

MONDAY: It’s Round 3 of the presidential debates as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet for the final time at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Bob Schieffer moderates the event devoted to foreign policy. 6 p.m. Broadcast networks and cable news channels.

MONDAY: The long and winding first season of “Switched at Birth” reaches its finale and a surprise verdict comes down in the trial. Meanwhile, the romance between Daphne and Jeff (Katie Leclerc, Justin Bruening) is revealed, and Bay and Zarra (Vanessa Marano, Tania Raymonde) head for Mexico. 8 p.m., ABC Family.

TUESDAY: Where’s Pacey? Season 2 of “Don’t Trust the B- in Apt. 23” begins with James Van Der Beek trying to organize a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion, but, sadly, without much success. The opener airs right after the Season 3 debut of “Happy Endings.” 9:31 p.m., ABC.

WEDNESDAY: Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack. The World Series gets under way tonight in the home ballpark of the National League champs. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver call the action. 4:30 p.m., Fox.

WEDNESDAY: “The Houstons: On Our Own” might be a little tough to watch. It’s a docu-series that follows Whitney Houston’s family as they cope with their grief in the aftermath of her death. 9 p.m., Lifetime.

THURSDAY: Stephen Colbert drops by “The Office” tonight for a Halloween-themed episode. Colbert plays Broccoli Rob, a smarmy former member of Andy’s (Ed Helms) college a cappella singing group who basically gets on Andy’s nerves. 9 p.m., NBC.

FRIDAY: Just in time for Halloween comes “Mockingbird Lane,” a reboot of the 1960s TV series, “The Munsters.” Jerry O’Connell stars as Herman Munster and Portia de Rossi as his wife, Lily, in this hourlong pilot that may or may not become a series. 8 p.m., NBC.

SATURDAY: The walking dead apparently continue to fascinate us. In the shlocky new TV film, “Rise of the Zombies,” survivors of a zombie plague risk life and limb when they leave their refuge on Alcatraz to find a scientist they believe can save mankind. 9 p.m., Syfy.

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