5 must-see episodes on MeTV this week of October 3

Start off the month with some spooky stories, a failed 'Star Trek' spin-off and a showcase for Betty White.

October has arrived, and that means Halloween season is here. We have a bunch of holiday treats lined up for you at the end of the month, but who says you can't start early with some eerie television? We picked a couple seasonally appropriate episodes to get you in the pumpkin mood. You can also check out a pilot for a failed Star Trek spin-off starring Teri Garr and a fantastic showcase for the great Betty White.

Without further ago, here are five must-see shows on the schedule this week.

Emergency! "Seance"
Tuesday 4 at 4PM | 3C

After a women suffers a seizure at a seance for her sister, she continues to be the victim of unfortunate events — which leads to several calls to Station 51. Look, Gage and DeSoto are not Ghostbusters. Meanwhile, a young man (played by a baby-faced Bruno Kirby) enters the ER after the side-effects of taking tranquilizers kick in.

The Twilight Zone "Walking Distance"
Wednesday 5 at 12:30AM | 11:30 C

Rod Serling's anthology is known for its eerie ambience, but this classic outing strikes a more elegiac tone. Middle-aged Martin Sloan (Gig Young) stumbles upon his younger self in this tale of the trappings of nostalgia. Keep your eyes peeled for an incredibly young Ron Howard, too.

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour "Lonely Place"
Thursday 6 at 1AM | 12C

The wonderful Bruce Dern plays a creepy drifter who goes to work for a farming couple in this tightly crafted three-character drama. The small cast ratchets up the suspense, as Dern slowly gets under the skin of the wife. 

Star Trek "Assignment: Earth"
Saturday 8 at 9PM | 8C

Pity that Gary Seven never got the series he deserved. Robert Lansing portrayed the mysterious alien man, armed with his "servo" and a resistance to Vulcan nerve pinches. This episode served as a backdoor pilot for a series featuring Lansing and co-star Teri Garr. Seven contacts the Enterprise as he attempts to thwart a nuclear doomsday on earth, circa 1968.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The New Sue Ann"
Sunday 9 at 12AM | 11C

Who doesn't love Betty White? The legendary actress is the focus in this spin on All About Eve, that classic story about a hot, young upstart threatening to supplant a veteran star.

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