Here are selected primetime tv highlights for the Greater New York Metro area (NY/NJ/CONN);
7 P.M. (OWN) THE ROSIE SHOW Rosie O’Donnell begins her new talk show with the actor Russell Brand as her first guest. Can Rosie save Oprah’s boring (so far) network?
8 P.M. (WABC) DANCING WITH THE STARS (Live)
8 P.M. (TMC) CLASSIC HORROR Turner Classic Movies celebrates Halloween this month with a 32-film festival, which picks up here with “The Wolf Man” (1941), George Waggner’s thriller about an American (Lon Chaney Jr.) who returns to his father’s home in England and falls prey to a curse foretold by a Gypsy after being bitten by a wolf beneath a full moon. The evening continues with “The Uninvited” (1944), at 9:15, in which a music critic (Ray Milland) and his sister (Ruth Hussey) buy an abandoned mansion on the Cornish coast that turns out to be haunted; “Dead of Night” (1945), at 11, about an architect (Mervyn Johns) who is forced to listen to supernatural tales recounted by guests at a country estate who have already appeared in his dreams; “I Walked With a Zombie” (1943), at 1 a.m., a loose adaptation of “Jane Eyre,” set in the Caribbean; “Cat People” (1942), at 2:15, starring Simone Simon as a fashion designer who fears that giving in to her passions will turn her into a murderous panther; its sequel, “The Curse of the Cat People” (1944), at 3:45; and “The Devil Bat” (1940), at 5, with Bela Lugosi as a scientist who creates a bloodthirsty beast that he unleashes on his enemies.
9 P.M. (WNET 13) THE WAR OF 1812 From 1812 to 1815, Americans battled the British, Canadian colonists and American Indians in a war that would shape the geography and identity of North America. Two centuries later this two-hour documentary by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey uses re-enactments, animation and commentary from historians and authors to examine important battles and figures including Tecumseh, the Shawnee who tried to form a confederation of American Indian nations; his adversary, William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory; President James Madison; George Prévost, the governor general in British North America; and the British Maj. Gen. Isaac Brock, who captured a large American army at Detroit without a fight.
9 P.M. (HBO) BORED TO DEATH Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), the noir-obsessed writer turned unlicensed private detective, returns for a third season of crime fighting while promoting his long-delayed second book, “A Blonde in the Woods.” But soon a shocking revelation sends him on a quest for his biological father.
9:30 P.M. (HBO) ENLIGHTENED Laura Dern plays Amy Jellicoe, an executive at a global corporation who ends up at a treatment center in Hawaii after a public nervous breakdown.
9 P.M. (WNYW Fox) HOUSE After a stint in jail, House (Hugh Laurie) returns to the hospital, where Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) gives him the cold shoulder.