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Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter, offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This Halloween week, aliens come to TBS and Netflix gets royal.

People of Earth,” TBS, Monday, 9 p.m.

“The Daily Show’s” Wyatt Cenac stars in this new alien abductee series that Variety critic Maureen Ryan calls “a gentle and modestly pleasing comedy.”

“Stan Against Evil,” IFC, Wednesday, 10 p.m.

The new horror-comedy series gets a special sneak peek on Monday, in honor of Halloween, before moving to its official Wednesday night time slot. Variety’s critic applauds leads John C. McGinley and Janet Varney, noting their “excellent performances,” as they play a law enforcement team that tries to protect a small town from a demon infestation.

The Crown,” Netflix, Friday (CRITICS PICK)

Fans of beautifully appointed costume dramas looking for something to savor since “Downton Abbey” ended are this program’s target audience, and those viewers are likely to be deeply hooked. The cast is outstanding, especially Claire Foy, who plays a young and increasingly savvy Queen Elizabeth II; Foy’s subtle and charismatic performance unites the disparate parts of “The Crown” and gives it a taut center. John Lithgow plays a particularly ferocious Winston Churchill, and if you’re missing “Mad Men,” Jared Harris (a.k.a. Lane Pryce) gives a moving and nuanced performance as Elizabeth’s father, King George VI. Here’s Maureen Ryan’s review.

Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo, Sunday, 8 p.m.

The ninth season of Bravo’s highest-rated “Housewives” brings back a familiar face: returning cast member Shereè Whitfield. “Facts of Life” alum Kim Fields, who was in Season 8 of “RHOA,” will not be in the new season.