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Friday, Nov. 4: Claire Foy is Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown

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Friday, Nov. 4

The Crown
New Series!
Claire Foy, John Lithgow, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby and Victoria Hamilton star in this engrossing, 10-episode look at the early reign of Elizabeth II (Foy), starting when she had the crown unexpectedly thrust upon her at the age of 25. Peter Morgan (The Queen) wrote the series, which is directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot).

Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
In this new standup special, comedian Dana Carvey brings his distinctive brand of humor to an audience at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.

The Ivory Game
This documentary feature goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months with a crack team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate frontline rangers and tough-as-nails conservationists, to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory poachers and traffickers.

MacGyver: “Can Opener”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Can Opener,” MacGyver (Lucas Till) is tasked to go undercover as an inmate in a maximum security prison to break out drug kingpin “El Noche” (guest star Raoul Trujillo) and track him to his cartel’s secret location.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
ESPN airs an NBA doubleheader beginning with Derrick Rose and the N.Y. Knicks visiting the Chicago Bulls in Rose’s first game against his former team. The second game has Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors visiting the L.A. Lakers.

Hell’s Kitchen: “Let the Catfights Begin”
FOX, 8pm
In tonight’s dinner service, the remaining chefs must embrace “family night” with kid-friendly menu items, and actresses Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World) and Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce) join the VIP diners.

A Wish for Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!
Sara Shaw (Lacey Chabert) is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she’ll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. Santa grants her wish, but only gives her 48 hours to accomplish her goal.

The Exorcist: “Chapter Six: Star of the Morning”
FOX, 9pm
The last episode’s exorcism of Casey Rance (Hannah Kasulka) has her freaked-out parents (Geena Davis and Alan Ruck) and her priests (including Ben Daniels’s Father Marcus Keane) reeling from the fallout. Hell hath fury, indeed. Lots and lots of fury.

Alvin Ailey American Dance
PBS, 9pm
Join Lincoln Center at the Movies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces.

Blue Bloods: “Guilt by Association”
CBS, 10pm
When a key witness in Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) case is killed just before testifying, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) enlists Anthony (Steve Schirippa) to help him find the killer. Guest star Michael Imperioli also returns in the new episode “Guilt by Association.”

Treasure Quest: Snake Island
Discovery, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Discovery ventures to an island roughly 90 miles off the coast of Sao Paolo, Brazil, called Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island. The history of Snake Island is riddled with mystery and danger. It is estimated that there are between 2,000 to 4,000 golden lancehead vipers on Queimada Grande, which equates to a snake, on average, every square meter.

Saturday, Nov. 5

The Mistletoe Promise
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!
Elise (Jaime King) dreads spending another Christmas alone, and when she meets Nick (Luke Macfarlane), a single and handsome attorney, they quickly bond over their mutual dislike of the holidays. Realizing they’re each about to face a lonely holiday season, Nick suggests the “mistletoe promise” — that he and Elise pretend to be a couple until Christmas Eve.

Who Killed JonBenét?
Lifetime, 8pm
Like a number of other media outlets circling the 20th anniversary of the death of former Little Miss Colorado JonBenét Ramsey in December 1996, Lifetime is devoting an entire night to its own investigation — first airing the scripted movie Who Killed JonBenét? In the film, Julia Campbell plays Patsy Ramsey, who succumbed to cancer in 2006. (House of Cards’ Michel Gill is father John, and newcomers Payton Lepinski and Kiefer O’Reilly are JonBenét and older brother Burke, respectively.) Does the actress believe Patsy is the killer? Former cop Steve Thomas (played by Eion Bailey), whose book JonBenét: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation tilts toward Patsy accidentally killing her child, assumes a prominent thesis in the film. The documentary JonBenét’s Mother: Victim or Killer? follows.

Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love
Reelz, 9pm
This two-hour documentary about 1970s music star Karen Carpenter features interviews from close friends and insiders to her group the Carpenters as it digs deep into her often difficult and complex relationships.

400 Days
Syfy, 9pm
Original Film!
Stuck in a simulated mission to a distant planet, a space crew’s mental states begin to deteriorate. Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman and Tom Cavanagh star.

Versailles: “Revelations”
Ovation, 10pm
Bontemps is worried about the king’s high fever and summons a doctor, while an
emergency council meets to discuss a course of action if the king’s condition worsens.

Sunday, Nov. 6

Dan Rather’s Election Movie Marathon
HDNet Movies, 2pm
With Election Day just two days away, newsman Dan Rather hosts a marathon of political films to get you in the mood. The lineup of seven films includes titles like Welcome to Mooseport, Primary Colors and In the Line of Fire. Rather will be on hand to introduce each film while providing his own insight from his venerable career.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA Texas 500
NBC, 2pm Live
NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs continue today at Texas Motor Speedway with the second race of the Eliminator Round and eight drivers still in the running for the season championship.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Bravo, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Season 9 premieres with Shereé Whitfield returning as a full-time housewife along with cast members Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams. In the new season, Cynthia comes to terms with the ending of her marriage and Phaedra awaits the finalizing of her own divorce. Kandi juggles parenthood with her high-profile career while Shereé has dreams of her son becoming a top model. And Porsha enters into anger management counseling and rekindles an old flame, while Kenya channels her love struggles by racing to finish “Moore Manor.”

2016 MTV EMAs
MTV, 8pm
Green Day will perform and receive the MTV Global Icon Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Additional presenters include rapper G-Eazy, pop superstar Charli XCX, hip-hop artist Tinie Tempah and actor-musician Idris Elba. Scheduled performers include Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, Kings of Leon and DNCE.

NCIS: Los Angeles: “Crazy Train”
CBS, 8:30pm
Callen (Chris O’Donnell) goes undercover as a patient in a mental health hospital to search for an NSA agent who disappeared while tracking an ISIS cell trying to cross the Mexican border in the new episode “Crazy Train.”

Secrets and Lies: “The Parent”
ABC, 9pm
A mysterious visitor with a surprising connection to Kate (Jordana Brewster) turns up in Eric’s (Michael Ealy) office and leads him to a shocking discovery. On edge as the second anniversary of her partner’s unsolved murder approaches, Detective Cornell (Juliette Lewis) gets a visit from her ex-husband, Ethan (Jake Weber), who shares difficult news. Tensions build between Cornell and Danny (Eric Lange).

Married to Medicine
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The doctor drama continues in Season 4 with cast members Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Lisa Nicole Cloud and Mariah Huq, with new friend Genise Shelton. A highlight of the season will be a much-needed Hawaii vacation, but while some of the ladies think it’s the perfect antidote to life’s drama, others will experience trouble in paradise.

Holiday Baking Championship
Food Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The holiday-time event series returns with host Bobby Deen, nine more top-notch competitors, and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale.

Love Always, Santa
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!
After losing her husband on Christmas Day, Celia Banks (Marguerite Moreau) never thought she’d fall in love again and focuses her life on taking care of her daughter Lilly (Isadora Swann). But Lilly writes a letter to Santa with one wish — for her mommy to be happy and find love again. Also stars Mike Faiola, Brady Smith and Jay Black.

Madam Secretary: “The French Revolution”
CBS, 9:30pm
In the new episode “The French Revolution,” a U.S.-France state dinner is jeopardized after a CIA operative is captured by French intelligence, and Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) must negotiate the operative’s release while keeping the event on track.

Quantico: “Aquiline”
ABC, 10pm
When the trainees are assigned to decide on a drone strike, Alex (Priyanka Chopra) flashes back to Simon’s (Tate Ellington) sacrifice. Nimah (Yasmine Al Massri) advises Alex and Ryan (Jake McLaughlin) not to trust Harry (Russell Tovey), while Shelby (Johanna Braddy) and Léon’s (Aarón Díaz) relationship heats up. In the future, Alex’s suspicions about Lydia (Tracy Ifeachor) lead to a showdown.

Elementary: “To Catch a Predator Predator”
CBS, 10:30pm
In the new episode “To Catch a Predator Predator,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate the murder of a man who led a secret life as a vigilante who lured in sexual predators on dating sites and publicly shamed them.

Monday, Nov. 7

The Voice: “The Live Playoffs”
NBC, 8pm Live
The top 20 artists compete to secure a spot in the Top 12 live show. Artists perform live, and America votes to save their two favorite artists from each team. The coaches then save one remaining artist from each team to complete their roster.

Man With a Plan: “The Puppet Theater”
CBS, 8:30pm
In the new episode “The Puppet Theater,” when Adam (Matt LeBlanc) gets fed up with endless demands from his daughter’s kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Rodriguez (Diana Maria Riva), he makes a hasty decision that lands him in hot water with his wife, Andi (Liza Snyder).

American Dad!
TBS, 8:30pm
Season Premiere!
CIA agent Stan (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) continues to apply his spy skills to his eccentric home life, this time using a classified device to erase his family’s memories so that they keep celebrating Father’s Day. Like Men in Black, only with far more potential for gifts that keep on giving.

Vanderpump Rules
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 5 finds Lisa Vanderpump and her crew back for another round of wild and sexy chaos at her upscale L.A. nightclub. Lisa is joined by staffers Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Kristen Doute and Lala Kent. Jax’s country-tough girlfriend Brittany is new to the staff, but having his love around puts a cramp on Jax’s playboy style. And as Tom and Katie’s nuptials approach, they throw a joint bachelor/bachelorette party in New Orleans.

2 Broke Girls: “And the Rom-Commie”
CBS, 9pm
Earl (Garrett Morris) becomes concerned he may not be able to keep up when his long lost sweetheart, Pilar (guest star Telma Hopkins), visits from Cuba in the new episode “And the Rom-Commie.”

People Magazine Investigates
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
New Series!
Heart-wrenching crime stories that transcended news and became part of popular culture are featured in this series that includes exclusive interviews with People journalists and firsthand interviews with those closest to the investigations.

USO — For the Troops
PBS, 9pm
Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope while abroad and on the home front.

The Odd Couple: “Taffy Days”
CBS, 9:30pm
Guest Star Alert!
The new special episode “Taffy Days” is a tribute to late TV and film legend Garry Marshall, executive producer of the original Odd Couple TV series and a one-time guest star in the current series. In the episode, Oscar (Matthew Perry) reconnects with many significant people from his father’s life when he agrees to carry out his father’s final wish to spread his ashes behind the candy factory he used to own. Guest stars include Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Don Most, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams and Pam Dawber.

Conviction: “The 1% Solution”
ABC, 10pm
Hayes (Hayley Atwell) finds herself in damage-control mode after her controversial nationally televised interview upends her mother’s Senate campaign and her attempt to mend fences with her family. Her life is further complicated when Wallace (Eddie Cahill) hires someone from her past to represent him in as the government launches an investigation into his work as D.A. Meanwhile, the CIU takes on the case of a young man from the wrong side of the tracks convicted of killing a member of the wealthy family that took him in.

Scorpion: “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Vote”
CBS, 10pm

In the timely new episode “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Vote,” democracy hangs in the balance as Team Scorpion is called on when someone tries to throw the U.S. presidential election into chaos.

The 2016 SNL Election Special
NBC, 10pm
Relive the wildest moments of the 2016 presidential campaign through clips of recent Saturday Night Live sketches — notably ones with Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump — in this hourlong special.

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
VH1, 10pm
New Series!
In TV’s least likely pairing, media mogul Martha Stewart and rapper Snoop Dogg gather celebrity friends for a half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation, and fun. “My homegirl Martha and I have a special bond that goes back,” says Snoop. “We’re gonna be cooking, drinking and having a good time with our exclusive friends. Can’t wait for you to see how we roll together!”

Watch What Happens Live: “The Real Housewives Awards”
Bravo, 11pm
The night before the 2016 election, Andy Cohen presents the third annual Real Housewives Awards and adds a presidential twist. The results of fan votes in 10 election-themed categories — including President, Chief of Laughs, Plastic Surgeon General and Secretary of Shade — will be revealed and our favorite Bravolebrities will be elected into very public office.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Election Night 2016
Various Networks, 7pm Live
America votes in the presidential election and in various other races, and many networks will be featuring coverage of the results throughout primetime and probably late into the evening. Networks offering coverage will include ABC, C-SPAN, CBS, CNN, FOX, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NBC and PBS.

The Simpsons
FXX, beginning at 8pm
If you’re looking to avoid all things election-related, FXX has eight episodes of The Simpsons tonight, beginning with “Mobile Homer” from Season 16, and including “Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play” from Season 17 and “Homer of Seville” from Season 19.

Channel Zero: Candle Cove: “Guest of Honor”
Syfy, 9pm
Mike (Paul Schneider) and Amy (Luisa D’Oliveira) hunt for the creator of Candle Cove, but Mike soon learns that the creator isn’t who he thought it was. Meanwhile, a brutal crime shocks the Iron Hill police force.

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Comedy Central, 11pm Live
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah goes live tonight with coverage of the presidential election.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
FX, 4:30pm
While War for the Planet of the Apes won’t be in theaters until July 2017, you can check out the first two films of the rebooted franchise on FX today with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, followed by 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
A Wednesday night NBA doubleheader on ESPN begins with the Brooklyn Nets in Manhattan to face the N.Y. Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The second game has the Houston Rockets in San Antonio to take on the Spurs.

Kids Greatest Moments
Food Network, 8pm
Kids make the holidays special, and in this all-new hour, Food Network counts down the most adorable, comical and talented kids to grace its series with their big-time food skills and even bigger personalities.

Blindspot: “Why Let Cooler Pasture Deform”
NBC, 8pm
After Jane (Jaimie Alexander) discovers that Sandstorm is gearing up for an imminent attack, she risks everything to send a secret SOS to her FBI team.

Speechless: “D-A-T-E—DATE?”
ABC, 8:30pm
JJ (Micah Fowler) starts falling for an injured gymnast as he helps her adjust to school life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Ray’s (Mason Cook) claim that a cellphone photo of his own nipple is a sext from his “girlfriend” makes him a hero with the guys at school — until Maya (Minnie Driver) gets wind of the story.  And Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) teaches Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) how to deal with stress.

Criminal Minds: “Elliott’s Pond”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Elliott’s Pond,” the BAU investigates when three children disappear while riding their bikes on the same path as a similar unsolved disappearance 30 years ago.

black-ish: “Jack of All Trades”
ABC, 9:30pm
Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) struggle with the notion that Jack (Miles Brown) may have a blue-collar future after he and Diane (Marsai Martin) present the results of their career tests. Meanwhile, Junior (Marcus Scribner) and Zoey (Yara Shahidi) bolster Ruby’s (Jenifer Lewis) suspicion that their little sister is possessed.

Designated Survivor: “The Interrogation”
ABC, 10pm
Shots ring out during a governors summit at the White House, throwing President Kirkman’s (Kiefer Sutherland) plans to elect a new Congress into turmoil. Agent Wells (Maggie Q) makes a shocking discovery as she continues to investigate the Capitol bombing.

The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands
AXS TV, 10pm Live
Las Vegas-based band Adventures in Parrotdise pays tribute to the songs of Jimmy Buffett.

Code Black: “Hero Complex”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Hero Complex,” Malaya (Melanie Chandra) must inform a college student who regains consciousness at Angels Memorial that she’s the victim of a rape, and Willis (Rob Lowe) and Campbell (Boris Kodjoe) disagree over a terminally ill woman who wants to end her life on her own terms.

Jay Leno’s Garage
CNBC, 10pm
New Episodes!
Season 2 of CNBC’s hit Jay Leno’s Garage picks back up with a cool episode that pits Vice President Joe Biden in a drag race against former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Leno meets one of Biden’s greatest loves — a 1967 Corvette.

Chicago P.D.: “300,000 Likes”
NBC, 10pm
Voight (Jason Beghe) calls the team to investigate a homicide involving the only witness in a rape and murder case against an extremely young man, Oliver Tuxhorn (guest star Gus Halper). Intelligence looks into Tuxhorn’s family and their finances as they try to determine if someone was paid to take out the victim.

Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield
PBS, 10pm
Learn about military medical advances and technology from the battlefield and the home front. Hear the personal stories of physicians, scientists, active-duty military personnel, wounded warriors and their families.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Guardians of the Galaxy
FX, 7:30pm
In this 2014 hit sci-fi adventure, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) has long been a traveler in the galaxy since being taken from Earth as a young boy. When Peter finds an orb in the far reaches, he becomes public enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the powerful villain Ronan (Lee Pace). Now he assembles a team to become guardians of the galaxy. Zoe Saldana also stars, and Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel lend their voices.

Grey’s Anatomy: “The Room Where It Happens”
ABC, 8pm
Working together on a difficult surgery brings back strong memories for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Richard (James Pickens Jr.), Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton).

The Simpsons
FXX, beginning at 8pm
FXX has eight straight episodes of The Simpsons tonight, including classics like “Lisa’s First Word” from Season 4, “Boy Scoutz ’N the Hood” and “Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy” from Season 5, and “Bart the Fink” from Season 7.

Superstore: “Seasonal Help”
NBC, 8pm
Much to Amy’s (America Ferrera) dismay, Glenn (Mark McKinney) hires Amy’s husband, Adam (guest star Ryan Gaul), for some extra help, exposing her in ways in which she is not prepared. Frustrated with the lazy, noncommittal temps, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) start an employee draft to place bets on who will quit first, while Glenn tries to find the perfect person to play Santa at the store for Christmas.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s NBA doubleheader opens with Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls in Miami to face D-Wade’s former Heat teammates. The second game has the Sacramento Kings hosting the L.A. Lakers.

NFL Football: Cleveland at Baltimore
NFL Network, 8:25pm Live
Thursday Night Football heads to M&T Bank Stadium as the Cleveland Browns visit their AFC North nemeses, the Baltimore Ravens.

The Great Indoors: “Step One: Shelter”
CBS, 8:30pm
In the new episode “Step One: Shelter,” Jack (Joel McHale) has his survival skills tested when he’s forced to stay at Clark’s (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) tiny apartment.

Superstore: “Black Friday”
NBC, 8:30pm
The employees come down with a case of food poisoning on the busiest shopping day of the year, but Amy (America Ferrera) is frantic when she thinks her nausea may be morning sickness.

Mom: “Sparkling Water and Ba-Dinkers”
CBS, 9pm
Bonnie (Allison Janney) fears she’s become undesirable when she catches Adam (William Fichtner) smoking pot before sex in the new episode “Sparkling Water and Ba-Dinkers.”

Chicago Med: “Free Will”
NBC, 9pm
Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) deal with two warring brothers who are brought together when one finds himself in desperate need of a kidney. Dr. Reese’s (Rachel DiPillo) former patient Danny (guest star Nick Marini) comes to a crossroads. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Dr. Latham (guest star Ato Essandoh) treat a 16-year-old girl with a genetic condition in need of surgery, but whose overprotective mother disagrees with that course of action.

Life in Pieces: “Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem”
CBS, 9:30pm
In the new episode “Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem,” Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) accidentally shaves off a large part of an eyebrow before an important photo shoot, and the Short family says goodbye to their matriarch.

How to Get Away With Murder: “No More Blood”
ABC, 10pm
When Annalise (Viola Davis) and Bonnie (Liza Weil) turn to an unlikely source for help, tensions among the Keating 5 come to a head. Meanwhile, Annalise takes on a surprising client.

Pure Genius: “You Must Remember This”
CBS, 10pm
James (Augustus Prew) suggests a cutting-edge treatment to help an injured police officer regain his memory in the new episode “You Must Remember This.”

Better Things: “Only Women Bleed”
FX, 10pm
Season Finale!
An unexpected call to the principal’s office helps Sam (Pamela Adlon) understand her middle daughter, Frankie, a little bit better in a season ender that’s as sweet and funny as it is timely.

The Blacklist: “Dr. Adrian Shaw, Conclusion”
NBC, 10pm
Red (James Spader) pressures Dr. Shaw to locate a former patient. Liz (Megan Boone) contemplates the implications of her ties to an increasingly desperate and dangerous Alexander Kirk. Mr. Kaplan (Susan Blommaert) comes to a critical realization about her future.

Falling Water: “Ambergris”
USA Network, 10pm
Tess (Lizzie Brocheré) quits the dream experiments and learns more of her mother’s secrets. Burton (David Ajala) rejects sleep to shake loose of Olivia (Anna Wood). Taka (Will Yun Lee) is torn between his obligation to Kumiko (Jodi Long) and attraction to Sabine (Brooke Bloom).

Behind Bars: Rookie Year: “The Takedown”
A&E, 10:30pm
Season Finale!
The war against the SNM reaches its climax. The rookies help put the final nail in the gang’s coffin, as Purto takes part in a surprise raid on SNM leaders and Javier conducts his first extraction. Israel considers a job change in light of recent news, and Lilly finds her voice as a confident CO. No longer rookies, Mangin and Cordova offer wisdom to the new class of cadets.

Friday, Nov. 11

Red Oaks
Season Premiere!
For assistant tennis pro David Meyers (Craig Roberts) it’s been a year of upheaval. In a freefall following his parents’ divorce, forced to drop out of NYU and forgo dreams of becoming a filmmaker, his one silver lining has been his budding romance with Skye (Alexandra Socha), the daughter of club president Doug Getty (Paul Reiser). But when Skye returns home from a year abroad in Paris with more worldly ways and a newfound independence, David finds himself caught in the middle between his strong-willed girlfriend and her equally stubborn father.

True Memoirs of an International Assassin
Original Film!
If you can’t get enough Kevin James in his new CBS series Kevin Can Wait, then this wacky original film might be for you. James plays a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a hitman when his novel about an international assassin is published as a true story.

The Warfighters
History, 4pm
New Series!
On Veterans Day, History honors vets with a marathon of its new original docuseries The Warfighters. Driven by first-person accounts, the unnarrated series chronicles recent missions by U.S. special operations forces in the global war on terror as it gives viewers an inside and candid look at the realities of war. Over 90 veterans have participated in the production of this series.

College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
ESPN’s college hoops season tips off on Veterans Day with the Arizona Wildcats vs. the Michigan State Spartans and the Indiana Hoosiers vs. the Kansas Jayhawks in the Armed Forces Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus in Honolulu.

Dr. Ken: “Dave Goes on Shark Tank”
ABC, 8:30pm
Guest Star Alert!
The Shark Tank sharks make a guest appearance as Dave (Albert Tsai) is invited to pitch his Hot Legs Duvet invention on the show, leaving Ken (Ken Jeong) worried about how tough the sharks can be. Meanwhile, Pat (Dave Foley) is so impressed with new Welltopia intern Molly (Krista Marie Yu) that he takes her under his wing.

Disney Channel, 8:30pm
New Series!
Ryan Walker discovers that he has the ability to control technology with his mind, and his powers awaken a 150-foot robot known as MECH-X4. When a monster attacks, Ryan recruits his two best friends and older brother to help him operate the robot’s high-tech defense system while he pilots MECH-X4. This team of unlikely heroes must quickly learn to work together under dire circumstances in order to save their school — and the world — from destruction.

Married to Medicine Houston
Bravo, 9pm
New Series!
The network expands the Married to Medicine franchise and heads to the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center. In this new series, five women — all either doctors or doctors’ wives — face high stakes in their social circle and the medical world. In the premiere episode, an aspiring socialite who is married to a prominent doctor has high hopes when Houston’s premier philanthropist invites her to co-chair one of the biggest charity events of the year.

Hawaii Five-0: “Hana Komo Pae (Rite of Passage)”
CBS, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!
While Danny (Scott Caan) chaperones Grace’s (guest star Teilor Grubbs) winter formal, terrorists seize the venue and hold everyone hostage in order to kidnap a diplomat’s son. Duane Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter fame also makes a guest appearance in the new episode “Hana Komo Pae (Rite of Passage).”

PBS, 9pm
Great Performances presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy, about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. Also stars Peter Davison and Lara Pulver.

Z Nation: “Heart of Darkness”
Syfy, 9pm
Warren (Kellita Smith) and the others do inspect Murphytown, and realize they are going to need a bigger army to extract Murphy (Keith Allan).

Blue Bloods: “Personal Business”
CBS, 10pm
Emily (guest star Danielle Savre) is the prime suspect when her abusive ex-boyfriend is murdered in the new episode “Personal Business.”

Saturday, Nov. 12

Every Christmas Has a Story
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!
A TV personality (Lori Loughlin) has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas. Following the debacle, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y Town in America to try to repair her image. She’s forced to work with her ex-boyfriend (Colin Ferguson), her show’s producer, but soon the magic of Christmas and this special town changes the way she views the holiday and her life. Also stars Willie Aames and Loughlin’s daughter, Bella Giannulli.

The Killing Season
A&E, 9pm
New Series!
This eight-part docuseries follows documentarians Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer cases of our time — the deaths of 10 people discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island, almost six years ago. To date, five of those people remain unidentified. The investigation leads Zeman and Mills to all parts of our country as they work with amateur cybersleuths, journalists, victims’ families and other serial killers. Two back-to-back episodes air tonight.

Reagan: From Movie Star to President
Reelz, 9pm
This two-hour documentary special looks at President Ronald Reagan’s lifelong love affair with Hollywood, from boyhood fandom to leading man to president of the Screen Actors Guild. The program draws from the recent book Reagan: The Life by H.W. Brands.

Versailles: “Diplomacy”
Ovation, 10pm
Chevalier is visited by the head of the plot to ensure that he does not name his fellow conspirators; Louis proves himself to be a master strategist.