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TV Picks: 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' on ABC

TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 include "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on ABC; "Pumpkin Wars" on HGTV; and "American Horror Story: Asylum" on FX.

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'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

The annual airing of the adorable 1966 animated special is a great way to usher in All Hallows' Eve. There's Charlie Brown vs. Lucy and that football; Snoopy taking on the Red Baron; and, most endearing of all, faithful Linus, spending the night in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Big Orange Guy. 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Wednesday

"Survivor: Philippines," 8 p.m. (CBS): As two tribes merge, contestants try to solidify their rank; Lisa Whelchel is confronted about her past.

"The Wolf Man" (1941), 8:15 p.m. (TCM): Bitten by a werewolf, an aristocrat grows fangs, fur and a muzzle, then begs his father for help.

"Supernatural," 9 p.m. (CW): After Benny is brutally attacked by vampires, he calls Dean for help; Sam reflects on the life with Amelia he left behind.

"Pumpkin Wars," 9 p.m. (HGTV): Residents of Highwood, Ill., and Keene, N.H., compete in carving and displaying jack-o-lanterns.

"Chicago Fire," 10 p.m. (NBC): Chief Boden faces accusations that he abandoned a homeless man to die in a warehouse fire; Severide helps an elderly woman; Detective Voight tries to convince Casey not to testify against his son; Shay has to face her ex during a call

"American Horror Story: Asylum," 10 p.m. (FX): A violent storm allows a group of patients to plan a daring escape; Sister Jude is haunted by her past.

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