Halloween episodes are usually fantastic additions to any series. It’s a chance for shows to break-away from their regular format and add a touch of suspense and/or sci-fi to the mix. For shows like “Bones” and “The Simpsons,” these episodes have become fan-favorites over the years, but this year “Scream Queens” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” are getting in on the fun.
You can expect Halloween to come early this year when FOX airs frightfully new episodes of SCREAM QUEENS (Tuesdays, Oct. 6 and 13; 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), THE SIMPSONS (Sunday, Oct. 18 and 25; 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BOB’S BURGERS (Sunday, Oct. 18; 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Sunday, Oct. 25; 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Also, the scientific world of BONES meets the supernatural world of SLEEPY HOLLOW in a crossover event to thrill the living, the dead and everything in between, airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (8:00-9:00/9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Here are the dates and a brief description from FOX on the upcoming episodes.
SCREAM QUEENS(Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Haunted House”
As Halloween approaches, Chanel (Emma Roberts) creates a devious plan after Zayday (Keke Palmer) makes a shocking announcement. Meanwhile Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Pete (Diego Boneta) pay a visit to a mysterious woman with ties to Kappa’s past. Also, Hester (Lea Michele) grows closer to Chad (Glen Powell), Denise (Niecy Nash) continues her search for the red devil killer and Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) does everything in her power to keep Wallace University open.
SCREAM QUEENS (Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Pumpkin Patch”
With Halloween just days away, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) makes an announcement affecting the campus and, specifically, Chanel’s (Emma Roberts) plan to throw a pumpkin patch party in support of her Kappa Kappa Tau presidential campaign. Meanwhile, Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Pete (Diego Boneta) lead a search party for a missing friend, which steers them closer to the Red Devil than ever before, and Chanel #3 (Billie Lourd) and #5 (Abigail Breslin) learn what life would be like without Chanel.
THE SIMPSONS (Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Treehouse of Horror XXV” (encore)
On the annual spooktacular Halloween special, Bart (Nancy Cartwright) and Lisa (Yeardley Smith) are transported to a demon-filled alternate universe after Bart reads a set of Aramaic symbols he finds on the underside of his desk; Moe’s (Hank Azaria) “Clockwork Orange”-style gang is disrupted when Dum (Homer, voiced by Dan Castellaneta) falls for a girl (Marge, voiced by Julie Kavner) who wants him to give up the thug life; and, in an homage to “The Others,” the Simpsons are visited by their former Tracey Ullman-era versions of themselves. John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”) makes a guest-voice appearance.
THE SIMPSONS (Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Halloween of Horror”
When Lisa (Yeardley Smith) becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer (Dan Castellaneta) is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders. Nick Kroll and Blake Anderson make guest-voice appearances.
BOB’S BURGERS (Sunday, Oct. 18 at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Hauntening”
Airing at a special time, the Belchers are ready for an amazing Halloween! Louise (Kristen Schaal) reveals that she has never been scared before and the family sets out to visit a spooky haunted house. When trouble ensues following their visit, the Belchers find themselves in a whacky situation more frightening than they bargained for!
THE SIMPSONS (Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Treehouse of Horror XXVI”
On the annual fright fest Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) finally kills Bart (Nancy Cartwright), only to reanimate him; Homer (Dan Castellaneta) wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa (Yeardley Smith), Bart, and Milhouse (Pamela Hayden) get super powers from radiation.
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Halloween III”
The third installment of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) and Jake’s (Andy Samberg) Halloween heist culminates with a tiebreaking competition to claim the title of “amazing detective slash genius.” This year, Jake and Holt draft the squad into two teams to help them win.
FAMILY GUY (Sunday, Oct. 25 at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Peternormal Activity”
The guys go to an abandoned asylum seeking inspiration for a new horror movie idea, but end up accidentally killing a man they think is keeping them hostage. Wracked with guilt, they each try to pin the murder on someone else. Meanwhile, Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) is on a mission to destroy Brian’s (MacFarlane) glasses because he’s annoyed by how pretentious Brian’s been acting when he wears them.
BONES (Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Resurrection in the Remains”
It’s Halloween time at The Jeffersonian as the team gets a surprise visit from newly minted FBI Agent Abbie Mills (guest star Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (guest star Tom Mison), who have traveled from Sleepy Hollow to claim a headless body already under investigation by Brennan and her team. The new foursome must figure out how to work together to discover who the 200-year-old headless corpse is, and how it is linked to a contemporary murder victim. Meanwhile, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) come up with the ultimate Halloween pranks to play on each other.
SLEEPY HOLLOW (Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Dead Men Tell No Tales”
With Brennan and Booth in tow, Abbie and Crane set out to prove that supernatural forces are at play when a mysterious death plagues the FBI. As Pandora (Shannyn Sossamon) unleashes a force to awaken the dangerous Red Coat General Howe (guest star Nicholas Guest), both teams must find a way to save the town from the British Army of the Undead. Can the power of Booth and Brennan combined with Abbie and Crane be enough to stop Pandora’s evil forces?