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WORLD SERIES 8 p.m. on Fox. The Washington Nationals swept their way to their first World Series, beating the St. Louis Cardinals in four games in what has become somewhat of a Cinderella story for the franchise. The team lost one of the league’s most dynamic players, Bryce Harper, before the season, and then its manager, Dave Martinez, had a heart procedure last month. Despite those setbacks, the Nationals went on to become the National League wild card, and secured D.C.’s first World Series in 86 years following outstanding performances against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cardinals. Now the series rookies will take on the Houston Astros, who beat the New York Yankees in six games to win the American League championship. Game 1 is at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
MARTHA & SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY 8 p.m. on VH1. Like country music and rap or peas in guacamole, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have come together in an unlikely partnership that might not be for everyone, but is gloriously idiosyncratic. In their VH1 show, they pair Stewart’s on-camera cooking and crafting skills with Snoop’s hip-hop knowledge and easygoing conversational style, bringing celebrities into the kitchen for a potluck dinner party. On this Halloween episode, the odd couple (dressed in superhero garb) taps the hip-hop star Eve and the “Gucci Gang” rapper Lil Pump to help them compete in a cooking showdown, provided no one starts a fire with their elaborate costumes.
IN A MAN’S WORLD 10 p.m. on Bravo. Four women take on gender discrimination and bias in this immersive reality show from the executive producer Viola Davis. This season, a professional pool player, an aspiring politician and a preacher have explored the double standards they’ve faced in their professional lives by transforming into the male versions of themselves, with the help of makeup and prosthetics, and voice and movement coaches. They’ve then gone out into the world as their alter egos to interact with the same people who have challenged their qualifications as women in their fields. On the season finale, Shital, an Indian-American woman, has the extra challenge of trying to fool members of her family who worry that her career goals are holding her back from getting married and having children.
JENNY SLATE: STAGE FRIGHT Stream on Netflix. This comedian has lent her distinctive voice and bubbly brand of humor to guest-starring television roles in “Parks and Recreation,” “Bored to Death,” “Kroll Show” and “Big Mouth,” and was even a featured cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” But despite her performance history, Slate admits that she still gets stage fright. That’s the focus of her first comedy special for Netflix, which combines stand-up with an intimate look at the comedian’s personal life, family and childhood, a format similar to Gary Gulman’s recent comedy special, “The Great Depresh.”
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