Tonight’s top picks
8 p.m. on WNUV Mysteries Decoded
As the TV year moves into October, a month widely associated with ghosts and witches, this series obligingly responds with the new episode “Witches of Salem,” in which private investigator Jennifer Marshall, a U.S. Navy veteran, joins professional journalist Sarah Lyons to delve into centuries-old mysteries that still surround the 17th-century Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts.
8 p.m. on HBO Movie: Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Director and screenwriter Eliza Hittman earned widespread critical praise and won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival for this 2020 American-British drama, which wound up being released through video on demand after the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled plans for a theatrical release. Sidney Flanigan stars as 17-year-old Autumn, who runs into a frustrating series of hurdles, both bureaucratic and emotional, while seeking to terminate an unexpected pregnancy.
8:30 p.m. on WCAU WBAL CONNECTING...
One of several coronavirus-themed TV projects currently in various stages of development, this new character-driven sitcom from “Blindspot” creator Martin Gero and his frequent collaborator Brendan Gall revolves around a group of pals trying to preserve their friendships — and sanity — through video chats and social media as they struggle to cope with these extraordinary times. Produced under quarantine conditions, the show stars an ensemble cast that includes Otmara Marrero, Ely Henry, Preacher Lawson, Parvesh Cheena, Jill Knox, Keith Powell and Shakina Nayfack.
9 p.m. on WE Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!
An action-packed new episode called “Caught in the Middle” finds Tamar opening for superstar Todrick Hall, even as she spends every free moment planning David’s birthday party. In somewhat less happy developments, after David confronts Goli about the nature of the Dream Work, Goli and Tamar sit down and try to resolve David’s issues.