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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO

The ghost of 'Cousin Skeeter'; good and bad jack-o'-lanterns; story of 'Famous Jett Jackson'

October 25, 1998|LEE HARRIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Jett Jackson is a 13-year-old television star yearning to lead a normal life. So he moves to the country in The Famous Jett Jackson (Disney, Sunday at 3 p.m.), only to discover that country fans are no different than city fans. But he does have "normal" mischievous fun when he is reunited with his best buddy. For ages 6 and up.

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The little friendly ghost is helping to find a treasure in an old crumbling mansion in Casper (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). Dan Aykroyd gets involved in some ghost-busting. For the family.

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It's a "Frizzle Fright Fest" aboard Scholastic's The Magic School Bus (Fox, weekdays at 2 p.m.) as the kids get into the spirit of Halloween learning about bats, monsters, praying mantis and a haunted mansion. For ages 2 to 5.

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Skeeter, Bobby and Nina are trying to get a photo of the ghost that haunts the basement of their building on Cousin Skeeter (Nickelodeon, Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.). The ghost turns out to be a legendary saxophone player who has been missing for years. For ages 8 and up.

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Linus takes up his vigil in the Peanutland pumpkin patch to wait for the elusive, magical jack-o'-lantern in It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (CBS, Friday at 8 p.m.). For the family.

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An evil jack-o'-lantern from another planet is kidnapping little trick-or-treaters on The Men in Black: The Series (WB, Saturday at 9 a.m.). For ages 5 to 12.

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Scooby-Doo and his gang encounter some weird characters in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Cartoon Network, Saturday at 8 p.m.), including a ghost pirate, a ghostly Civil War soldier and zombies. For ages 5 to 12.

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