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FOX Bart loses hope for a scary Halloween when the Simpsons are forced to take down their Everscream Terrors decorations. 6U E1 USA TODAY—DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE SUNDAY,OCTOBER18,2015 TONIGHTON TV Robert Bianco @BiancoRobert USA TODAY THE SIMPSONS FOX, 8 ET/PT The Simpsons get a jump on the holiday with this “Halloween of Horror” outing that finds the family facing a home invasion from Halloween-store employees. Don’t let the Halloween theme worry you: We’re still getting a Treehouse of Horror special. We just have to wait another week. JESSE STONE: LOST IN PARADISE HALLMARK CHANNEL, 9 ET/PT After a three-year absence, Robert Parker’s J esse Stone movies return to TV, albeit on Hallmark rather than CBS. Once again, Tom Selleck stars as the laconic, small-town cop — who once again gets bored in his small town and travels to Boston to solve a bigger murder. Leslie Hope, William Devane, Gloria Reuben and Luke Perry round out a strong cast in this film, which Selleck co-wrote. Fans of the books might wish the films were more faithful, and fans of good dialogue might wish Jesse relied less heavily on repetition. (“I can’t tell you.” “You can’t tell me?” “I can’t tell you.”) But it’s a great role for Selleck, and a nice evening in for those who miss old-fashioned mysteries. BLOOD & OIL ABC, 9 ET/PT Clearly Billy (Chace Crawford) never saw Dallas , or he would have known Hap (Don Johnson) was going to cheat him, leaving Billy to seek revenge. To judge from the ratings, the best advice for Billy is “seek fast.” CRITIC’S CORNER FRED HAYES, ABC Billy (Chace Crawford) finds out more about how he was cheated by Hap (Don Johnson). CHAT WITH ROBERT CCCHAT.USATODAY.COM Monday, 2 p.m. ET; tweet early questions to @BiancoRobert CHRIS REARDON, CROWN MEDIA Tom Selleck is back as Jesse Stone, police chief of the seaside village of Paradise, Mass. SCREEN CHECK WORKING WITH THE A-LIST. The two have written and produced s ongs for Beyoncé ( Bow Down/I B een On ), Justin Bieber ( Runaway Love ) and Nicki Minaj ( Only ). Some of their most memorable collaborators include Ri- hanna ( Pour It Up ), because of t heir shared Caribbean connection, and Cyrus ( We Can’t Stop ), “a ball of energy and a down-to- earth person,” Theron says. GETTING PERSONAL. On Locked ’s chorus, Levine croons, “If I got locked away / and we lost it all to- d ay / tell me honestly / would you s till love me the same?” It’s inspired by the Thomas’ parents, who have been t ogether for more than three decades, even while their fat her was in jail. “We felt if we c ould tell that story in a cool way, it could be relatable,” Timothy s ays. “‘Will you wait for me? Will y ou still love me while I’m gone?’” LOCKING IN LEVINE. For years, they’ve written hits for the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Usher, but now R. City have a smash of their own. The brother duo of Timothy and Theron Thomas t ops USA TODAY’s Top 40 airplay chart with Locked Away , which has sold 862,000 downloads to date, according to Nielsen Music. The reggae-flavored tune is the lead single o debut album What Dreams Are Made Of , released this month, and features Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. Locked was brought to Levine by mega-producer Dr. Luke, and “he r eally loved the song,” says Timothy, 32, says. “Getting Adam Levi ne was like icing on the cake.” BORN TO ROCK. As kids, the Thomas brothers started as backup dancers for a female hip-hop group in their native St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, before they picked up the mikes for themselves. Moving to Miami after high s chool and then to Atlanta, they started performing at local talent shows. They’ve gone by R. City ( short for Rock City, St. Thomas’ nickname) since 2004. MAKING IT RAIN. While in Atlant a, they were introduced to producer Benny-D, who was working w ith rapper Akon on his new album, 2006’s Konvicted . At the time, R. City was reworking a song Benny thought would be a g ood fit for Akon. Akon recorded the track, The Rain , and R. City was paid $5,000. “We used to t hink artists would write their o wn music,” says Theron, 33. “We were like, ‘Hold up — people get p aid $5,000 to write songs? To h ell with doing talent shows.’” ON THE VERGE R. CITY SPOTLIGHT ON BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTS JAMAL SAMUEL Brothers Timothy and Theron T homas started out as backup d ancers. They’re unleashed with ‘Locked Away’ Patrick Ryan USA TODAY “Hold up — people get paid to write songs? To hell with talent shows.” STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS WEB TO WATCH Compiled by Daniel Hurwitz OUR TOP PICKS CRANSTON MOVES T O ‘SUPERMANSION’ Breaking Bad ’s Bryan Cranston is an aging superhero who can’t control his bladder in Crackle’s SuperMansion . He voices the character Titanium Rex in this animated series. crackle.com IT’S TIME TO GET ‘CASUAL’ Casual , a new 10-episode dramedy produced by Jason Reitman ( Juno ) and starring Michaela Watkins, is on Hulu. After a horrible divorce, Val (Watkins) and her 16-year-old daughter, Laura (Tara Lynne Barr), move in with Val’s very single younger brother, Alex (Tommy Dewey). hulu.com/casual ALL ONLINE TV WEBTOWATCH.USATODAY.COM Check out webisodes, Internet TV and online programming. Winter on Fire C hannel: Net fl ix T his original documentary chronicles the 93 days of unrest in Ukraine in 2013. net fl ix.com A lternatino Channel: Comedy Central B road City ’s Arturo Castro stars in this digital series about the life of a modern Latino man. cc.com B eyond the Horizon Channel: AOL Jared Leto interviews celebrities about t he future of humanity. aol.com/beyondthehorizon HULU Alex (Tommy Dewey) and his sister, Valerie (Michaela Watkins), find they’ve become roommates. 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