When it comes to Halloween, costumes and candy usually top the list. But as much as kids love dressing up, they also love seeing their favorite characters in costume! Whether you're looking for some background noise for your pumpkin carving or the perfect shows for a night of popcorn and apple cider, look no further. Grab your remote, and set your DVR, here's the most comprehensive list around of family-friendly Halloween-themed television for kids of all ages!
Check out Disney Channel's 2nd annual "Wiz-tober" all month long which includes the re-airing of Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie, Halloweentown, Twitches and two Harry Potter flicks! The month of wizard-themed shows will also feature new episodes of JONAS and The Suite Life On Deck!
ABC Family will kick off the 13 Nights of Halloween on October 19th with a Halloween episode of America's Funniest Home videos and continuing with spooky flicks like BeetleJuice, Goonies and the Addams Family. ABC Family will wrap up with a Halloween marathon beginning at 9 am on the 31st and continuing all day.
Nick's "Shriek Week" kicks off Friday, October 23 with SpongeBob, The Penguins of Madagascar and the Troop. The festivities continue Saturday the 24th with Halloween episodes of iCarly beginning at 8 pm.
Don't miss the classic Halloween movie, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on ABC October 27 at 8pm, central.
Today, Saturday October 17
Wizards of Waverly Place "Halloween" 2 pm Disney Channel
Jonas "The Tale of the Haunted Firehouse" 2:30 pm Disney Channel
Casper's Scare School 2:30 pm Cartoon Network
Halloweentown 3 pm Disney Channel
Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge 4:35 pm Disney Channel
Halloweentown High 6:05 pm Disney Channel
Return to Halloweentown High 7:40 pm Disney Channel
Sunday, October 18
Scooby Doo Halloween 8 am Cartoon Network
Monday, October 19
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie 9:30 am Disney Channel
Casper Meets Wendy 11 am Disney Channel
Tuesday, October 20
The Goonies 7:30 pm ABC Family
Haunted Mansion 8 pm Disney Channel
Wednesday, October 21
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 4:30 pm Cartoon Network
Witches 6:30 pm Cartoon Network
Bug's Bunny Howl-o-ween 8:30 pm Cartoon Network
Thursday, October 22
Addam's Family 8 pm ABC Family
Mostly Ghostly 8 pm Disney Channel
Friday, October 23
Shriek Week 7 pm NICK
Word Girl PBS Kids
Saturday, October 24
Imagination Movers "A Monster Problem" 10 am Disney Channel
Phineas & Ferb "One Good Scare Ought to Do It" DIS XD
"Zombie Day" 2-10 pm Cartoon Network
Sunday, October 25
Lilo & Stitch 4:05 am Disney Channel
Little Bill 10 am Noggin/Nick Jr.
Franklin 11 am Noggin/Nick Jr.
Monday, October 26
Dora "Boo" 11:30 am NICK
Diego "Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween" 9 am NICK
Yo Gabba Gabba 11 am NICK
Ni Hao Kai-lan "Halloween" 12:30 NICK
Tuesday, October 27
Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 8 pm ABC
Bugs Bunny's Howl-o-ween 5:30 pm Cartoon Network
Wednesday, October 28
Hocus Pocus 8 pm ABC Family
Thursday, October 29
Scooby Doo 7 pm ABC Family
Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktacular 7 pm Cartoon Network
Friday, October 30
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed ABC Family
Saturday, October 31
Cartoon Network's Halloween Marathon 10 am-10 pm
The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein DIS XD
All times listed are central. If I've missed any Halloween episodes or specials, feel free to add them in the comments box.