Actor Angelina Jolie portrays Maleficent in the live-action film. She wears a black headpiece with horns, along with a black dress and cape. To her left is a large black crow, perched close by. The background is dark and shadowy. In a still from ABC’s The Conners, actors Alicia Goranson, Laurie Metcalf, and Emma Kenney (from left to right) stand around a long counter. Metcalf holds a cell phone with a white case as the three look at the screen. Goranson wears a blue Chicago Bears T-shirt with a long-sleeved white shirt underneath; Metcalf wears a blue Chicago Bears T-shirt with a dark blue hooded sweatshirt on top; Kenney wears a blue denim jean jacket and black pants. Black-and-white still from Werewolf by Night of actor Laura Donnelly portraying Elsa Bloodstone; she wears a trench coat over a black turtleneck.

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Andie Hagemann

From an origin story about a devious Disney villain to a spooky new special from Marvel Studios, this week is jam-packed will content sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. On Monday, Dancing with the Stars pays tribute to a film icon—live on Disney+. Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” continues with a special presentation of Maleficent on Tuesday. A blast from the past appears in this week’s episode of The Conners, airing Wednesday on ABC. Meanwhile, hijinks abound in Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, which airs Thursday. Plus, don’t miss the debut of Marvel Studios’ Werewolf by Night, premiering Friday on Disney+.

Hosts Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro during an episode of Dancing with the Stars. Banks wears a long, gold, shimmery gown and holds a black microphone. Ribeiro wears a purple jacket and matching pants with black shoes; he also holds the microphone.

Dancing with the Stars—Monday, October 3, at 8 p.m. PT/5 p.m. PT on Disney+

It’s “Bond Night” in the ballroom! In celebration of the 60th anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen, the 14 remaining couples will perform dances to iconic songs from the film franchise. Also, the pros will open the show with special performance to “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney & Wings. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite duo at

Actor Angelina Jolie portrays Maleficent in the live-action film. She wears a black headpiece with horns, along with a black dress and cape. She leans over a wooden baby crib with gold bedding.

Maleficent—Tuesday, October 4, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform

Young Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) resides in an idyllic forest kingdom, but when an invading army threatens the land, she becomes its fiercest protector. After a betrayal hardens her once pure heart, Maleficent plots her revenge—engaging in an epic battle with invading king’s successor before cursing his newborn daughter, Aurora. However, she soon realizes Aurora (Elle Fanning) is the key to peace in the kingdom.

In a still from ABC’s The Conners, Laurie Metcalf and Alicia Goranson stand behind a counter at a restaurant. Metcalf wears a navy, hooded sweatshirt with the Chicago Bears logo across the front; Goranson wears a long-sleeved white shirt with a floral pattern. A white coffee cup sits on the counter, and a small orange frame with a white piece of paper and red cups filled with napkins and utensils are in front of Metcalf.

The Conners—Wednesday, October 5, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

When an enticing job opportunity presents itself across town, Mark (Ames McNamara) is anxious to get his driver’s license. Darlene (Sara Gilbert) attempts to teach him to drive, but her nerves prompt him ask Ben (Jay R. Ferguson) for help. Meanwhile, Harris (Emma Kenney) meets a new guy online, whom Becky (Alicia Goranson) recognizes from her past.

In a still from Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, actor Kimberley J. Brown wears a long black cloak with embroidered yellow stars. She looks up as actor Debbie Reynolds stands to her left; Reynolds wears a red velvet cloak with gold stitching.

Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge—Thursday, October 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform

Aggie (Debbie Reynolds) sweeps Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) and Sophie (Emily Roeske) off to Halloweentown to investigate a series of strange occurrences that seem to have stripped the community of its magic. They soon discover an angry warlock has pilfered Aggie’s spell book—hoping to turn every human into whatever costume they are wearing at midnight on Halloween!

In a still from Werewolf by Night, actor Gael García Bernal portrays Jack Russell; he wears all-black clothing and sits in a chair. Behind him is a person dressed in white with a fur stole around their shoulders.

Werewolf by Night—Friday, October 7, on Disney+

Directed by Michael Giacchino, this chilling special delves into uncharted territory of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On a dark night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster. The special stars Gael García Bernal as Jack Russell, Laura Donnelly as Elsa Bloodstone, and Harriet Sansom Harris as Verusa.