But here we are with the Giants hosting the Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13).
The Tigers are the favorites, according to the oddsmakers. We'll see what happens.
Also tonight, we get the debut of The Houstons: On Our Own (7 p.m., Lifetime). And it's sort of sad and pathetic to see Whitney Houston's family attempt to profit from her death.
Elsewhere on TV ...
Survivor: The Philippines (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): This is weird - the two tribes work a deal in the midst of a reward challenge.
The Middle (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): While learning to drive, Sue runs over Axl's foot.
Animal Practice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): George feels threatened by Jill. They're all threatened by ratings - this show has been canceled and is just playing out the string.
Nature (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at snowy owls in Alaska.
Arrow (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): One of Oliver's targets is killed.
The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The aliens are perplexed by Halloween.
Guys with Kids (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Lydia forbids Nick from putting up his Halloween decorations.
Criminal Minds (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A killer is amputating limbs from his victims.
Modern Family (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mitch and Cameron throw a Halloween costume party.
Law & Order: SVU (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A kidnapping seems a lot like one 13 years earlier.
Supernatural (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Sam and Dean look into a strange murder in a college town.
Suburgatory (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Tessa attracts the attention of the Chatswin witch.
CSI (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A famous music historian is murdered.
Nashville (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Rayna learns she's facing financial ruin.
Chicago Fire (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Casey has a difficult decision to make.
NOVA scienceNOW (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The human brain is examined.
Tonight Show (10:35 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): President Barack Obama is Jay Leno's guest.
South Park (11 p.m., Comedy Central): Stan's father is ruining Halloween for him.
Key & Peele (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central): Oooh - one of the sketches features Harriet Tubman free running.