DWTS, The Voice, and The Men Who built America highlight tonight's prime time viewing

Taylor Swift and Jason Mraz perform on Dancing With the Stars tonight.

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2012 – As Sandy sheds her tropical skin and assaults the Appalachian Mountains, she leaves behind almost 9 million souls without power.

Communities hearts and prayers go out to those who have suffered at the hands of Sandy. Meanwhile, here in the mountains, as the snow and wind make winter’s presence known, the smell of wood smoke and the reassuring calls of friends and relatives reminds me, yet again, how lucky we are to live here.

Wherever you live in this country, take comfort in the bravery and dedication of our first responders. Where would we be without them?

Tonight’s viewing schedule:

8 p.m. Dancing celebrities, new talent, and Halloween escapades in this hour.

ABC: Dancing With the Stars: All Stars: Live: The sixth round results. Guest performances by Taylor Swift and Jason Mraz; and a dance featuring a twist on Marie Antoinette.

CBS: NCIS: (New) A petty officer is gunned down in a billionaire’s Ferrari and the investigation leads the NCIS team to discover a link to a man Gibbs (Mark Harmon) was named after. Ralph Waite and Billy Dee Williams guest star.

FOX: Raising Hope: (New) Burt (Garret Dillahunt) scouts out a gay bar when Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is invited to meet Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) friend and his partner.

NBC: The Voice: (New) The knockout round continues as the coaches pit two of their team members against each other.

CW: Hart of Dixie: (New) With Halloween right around the corner, Zoe (Rachel Bilson) begins to notice some odd occurrences happening in her home. She is shocked to discover that the culprit is George (Scott Porter), but she soon realizes that he may have a sleepwalking issue.

8:30 p.m.

FOX: Ben and Kate: (New) Kate (Dakota Johnson) pulls a prank on Ben (Nat Faxon) when offering him punch.

9 p.m. Conspiracy, apartment shopping, and pop quizzes in this hour.

ABC: Happy Endings: (New) Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex’s (Elisha Cuthbert) inability to choose an apartment drives their real estate agent crazy; Jane (Eliza Coupe) puts her negotiation skills to work helping Penny (Casey Wilson) shop for a car; Max (Adam Pally) shows Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) how to have a night out for free.

CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles: (New) When a CIA agent who worked with Sam Hanna ( L L Cool J) over eight years ago seeks his help and is soon found dead of an apparent suicide, Hanna and Callen (Chris O’Donnell) suspect foul play and a bigger conspiracy.

FOX: New Girl: (New) Robby (Nelson Franklin) suggests that Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) look like a bride and groom.

CW: Emily Owens, M.D.: (New) Emily (Mammie Gummer) talks about safe sex at a local high school: and she tries to forget about her feelings for Will (Justin Hartley).

9:30 p.m.

ABC: Don’t Trust the B–h in Apartment 23: (New) June (Dreama Walker) tries to stop Chloe (Krysten Ritter) from ruining her favorite holiday with her elaborate tricks; James (James Van Der Beek) throws a Halloween party.

FOX: The Mindy Project: (New) Mindy (Mindy Kaling) frantically searches for the right Halloween costume to impress Josh (Tommy Dewey) when he invites her to a party.

10 p.m. Kidnapping, celebrity spotting and co-dependency in this hour.

ABC: Private Practice: (New) A reality show focused on Sam (Taye Diggs) sheds light on issues in his colleagues’ personal lives; Sam’s mother asks him for help; the search for the missing girl.

CBS: Vegas: (New) Sheriff Lamb (Dennis Quaid) suspects Savino (Michael Chiklis) of kidnapping the son of a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission in order to fast-track a gaming license for The Tumbleweed.

NBC: Go On: (New) Ryan (Mathew Perry) becomes a big-brother figure for Owen (Tyler James Williams). Meanwhile Yolanda (Suzy Nakamura) believes she can graduate from the group.

10:30 p.m.

NBC: The New Normal: (New) Bryan (Andrew Rannells) basks in the Halloween spirit by decorating the house, going to a pumpkin patch to spot celebrities and ruling over everyone’s costumes.

Basic cable:

A new episode of Doomsday Preppers Bugged Out at 8 p.m. on National Geographic Channel

A new episode of The Men Who Built America at 9 p.m. on The History Channel

A new episode of Alaska: The Last Frontier at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel

A new episode of 19 Kids and Counting at 9 p.m. on The Learning Channel

A new episode of Airport 24/7: Miami at 9 p.m. on The Travel Channel

A new episode of Sons of Anarchy at 10 p.m. on FX

For movie lovers:

Contraband at 8 p.m. on CINEMAX

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at 8 p.m. on FLIX

Beetlejuice at 9 p.m. on ABCFAM

The Adjustment Bureau at 9 p.m. on HBO

Cold Creek Manor at 9:30 p.m. on ENCORE

Titanic at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX

Open Range at 10:30 p.m. on STARZ

For further consideration:

Ellen Degeneres: The Mark Twain Prize on PBS at 8 p.m.

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I was born and educated in Southwest Virginia, traveled with my job all over America in my twenties and early thirties then came back to the mountains to raise my daughter.

I’ve been employed as everything from a quality control technician in industrial construction, to a mail processing plant manager, to postmaster of a small town. I’ve been to forty nine of the fifty states, as well as many other countries. Traveling will always be a passion I indulge, and something I’ll call upon often in my writing. 

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