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Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 1:15 pm | Updated: 1:39 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

An exorcist may be needed by the end of October to pry you away from your television. With Halloween approaching, the networks are jumping on the supernatural bandwagon.

“SCARE TACTICS”

9 p.m. EDT Monday on SyFy

Tracy Morgan is back as host (and an executive producer) in this eerie version of “Candid Camera,” complete with folks freaking out over things that go bump in the dark.

“UGLY AMERICANS”

10:30 p.m. Wednesday

on Comedy Central

Season one continues for this animated series about a world where humans, zombies and other supernatural creatures co-exist. Mark Lilly is an ordinary human whose job with the Department of Integration has him dealing with problem spooks.

“MONSTER WOLF”

9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 on SyFy

In this film, greedy oil-company drillers dig too deep on Indian tribal land, causing an ancient danger to be unleashed. Robert Picardo (“Star Trek: Voyager”) stars.

“SANCTUARY”

10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 on SyFy

The hit adventure series returns to play out season three. Polly Walker (“Caprica”) will star in a two-episode arc.

“DEAD SET”

Midnight, Oct. 25-29 on Independent Film Channel (IFC)

In this British import, zombies take over England. However, the survivors of this crisis are all sequestered in the U.K. “Big Brother” house. Humanity may be saved by reality-show contestants? I’d rather take my chances with the zombies.

“GLEE”

8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 on Fox

The glee club does its own version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” It’s not so spooky, but it certainly should be fun.

“COMMUNITY”

8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 on NBC

During the community college’s annual Halloween bash, study-group members get caught up in a supernatural situation, causing them to lose their heads. Expect a zombie or two.

“THE WALKING DEAD”

10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 on AMC

As soon as “Mad Men” wraps its season, AMC will premiere this comic-book tale of survivors dealing with a zombie invasion. The first season will be only six episodes. However, AMC has already OK’d a second season with twice as many episodes.

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