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What’s on KCTS 9 this Halloween?

Looking for shows to get in the Halloween spirit? KCTS 9 has some exciting programs to celebrate the season.

October 4, 2018

Crisp autumn air, pumpkin flavors and murder mysteries on television: Halloween must be right around the corner. While horror movie marathons seem to be on every channel this October, there’s more to see than jump scares and slasher flicks. If a titillating murder mystery is more your cup of tea, then KCTS 9 has quite a few movies and shows for you.  

So get your candy corn and pumpkin spiced goodies ready! Here’s a list of what to watch on KCTS 9 to get in the Halloween spirit.

Woman stands in graveyard.
The Woman in White premieres October 21 on KCTS 9. 

The Woman in White

Based on Wilkie Collins’ 1859 novel of the same name, The Woman in White follows a man who encounters a ghostly woman on a moonlit road (spooky!). The meeting pulls him into a web of intrigue that alters the trajectory of his life. The Woman in White premieres Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:00 p.m.

Rowan Atkinson stars as Maigret. 


When four women are murdered in Paris during the summer of 1955, Chief Inspector Maigret, played by Rowan Atkinson, is tasked with finding the killer. This series is a new version of the popular 1990s PBS series, which featured Michael Gambon in the title role. Don’t miss the new version beginning Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch star in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride airs Saturday, November 17.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in this alternative timeline special set in the original novels’ era: Victorian England. Although Sherlock: The Abominable Bride doesn’t air until Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:00 p.m., PBS Passport subscribers can get into the spirit by binge-watching the entire Sherlock series.

Stream even more Halloween-themed programs on Passport. 

What other Halloween shows can you binge-watch on PBS Passport?

Passport subscribers looking for gentle thrills and eerie mysteries should also check out Dark Angel, which features Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt as real-life Victorian murderer Mary Ann Cotton; Death Comes to Pemberley, a would-be sequel to Pride and Prejudice starring Matthew Rhys, Jenna Coleman and Anna Maxwell Martin; and, The Miniaturist, the story of a new bride who receives an extraordinary wedding gift: a miniature replica of her home that seems to predict the future with unsettling precision.


Want more mysteries? Here are our ongoing series:

Midsomer Murders, Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries, (encore) Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m.

Father Brown, (encore) Friday nights at 8:00 p.m.

Luther, (encore) Saturday nights at 11:30 p.m. (Beginning October 13)

Secret of Crickley Hall, (encore) Sunday nights at 11:00 p.m. (Beginning October 21)

Murder in Suburbia, (encore) Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. (Beginning November 1)

Unforgotten, (encore) Saturday nights at 9:30 p.m. (Beginning November 3)

Caroline Gerdes

Caroline Gerdes is the social media specialist at Cascade Public Media and a New Orleanian living in Seattle. She was also a National Geographic Young Explorer — which is totally a real job title. She recently published her first book, An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward

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