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Wednesday, Nov. 8
Sports broadcaster Hannah Storm directed this documentary about racing star Danica Patrick, who reveals herself like never before: as a competitor eagerly preparing for her next race, a woman confidently considering when she wants to start a family, and a budding mogul carefully thinking about her next steps. The film captures never-before-seen moments on and off the track with Patrick and those closest to her.
— Ryan Berenz (@RyanBerenz) November 8, 2017
The 51st Annual CMA Awards
ABC, 8pm Live
Hosted by country music superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 51st Annual CMA Awards airs live from Nashville and features appearances and performances by country music’s hottest stars, including Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and many others.
Riverdale: “Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls”
The CW, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
The Good Wife’s Graham Phillips guest-stars as Veronica’s old friend Nick, whose plan for a wild night in Riverdale takes an unexpected turn.
Empire: “Fortune Be Not Crost”
The Lyon family stands united as Hakeem and Anika wage a custody battle over Bella. Although they’re confident in Hakeem’s ability as a father, no one is prepared for the revelations Anika’s legal team brings to the trial.
The Blacklist: “The Kilgannon Corporation”
Red (James Spader) and the task force place Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) undercover to infiltrate an international human smuggling organization, but when communication is lost, they must intervene. Meanwhile, Tom’s (Ryan Eggold) investigation into the suitcase lands him in grave danger.
Nature: “The Cheetah Children”
For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot to reveal in intimate detail the cubs’ remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother’s dedication in raising them.
SEAL Team: “Borderlines”
In the new episode “Borderlines,” Jason (David Boreanaz) and the SEALs must rescue an undercover CIA operative after she is captured by radical terrorists.
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The Raney family is back to battle everything Mother Nature can throw at them as they come to the aid of desperate homesteaders across the nation. Father Marty, daughter Misty and son Matt help struggling families learn new bush craft skills, protect their livestock, grow food and face the most grueling challenges yet seen, leaving some with the stark decision to tough it out or pack it up and head back to civilization. Tonight’s season premiere is preceded by a special episode featuring never-before-seen footage.
Iron Chef Showdown
Food Network, 9pm
It’s time, once again, to answer life’s most savory question: Whose cuisine reigns supreme? Iron Chef Showdown pits two of the most formidable chefs in the country against each other in the Chairman’s Challenge, where they must create their best dish based upon a secret ingredient. Host Alton Brown serves as the sole judge to determine which chef earns the right to face a legendary Iron Chef in the Secret Ingredient Showdown. Then, it’s “Allez Cuisine!” in Kitchen Stadium with Alton, the Chairman, floor reporter Jaymee Sire and a pantheon of culinary experts to judge the epic battles.
NOVA: “Killer Floods”
Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world. Follow geologists around the globe as they reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods more powerful than all the world’s top 10 rivers combined.
Criminal Minds: “Dust and Bones”
The BAU searches for an unsub in Austin, Texas, who is targeting prominent members of the community in the new episode “Dust and Bones.”
Bushcraft Build-Off: “Built to Survive”
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Primitive skills master Matt Graham hosts this series that searches for the most talented bushcrafters in the country. It’s a competition series in which elite builders compete in a grueling, seven-day race against the clock where the builders can only use the natural materials in their immediate surroundings. The online Discovery GO service will feature a companion series, Bushcrafting’s Best, which gives an in-depth look at the processes behind Graham’s favorite builds from the Build-Off series.
Chicago P.D.: “Care Under Fire”
In the wake of several gang-related child abductions, Intelligence must race against time to find a kidnapped boy. Owing to their swiftness and military precision, the team scours the VA records and tracks the suspects to a former Army Ranger. With his previous experience as a Ranger, Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) convinces Voight (Jason Beghe) to send him undercover to try to get information from inside.
The A Word
SundanceTV’s charming family drama picks up two years after the end of Season 1. Now age 7, Joe (Max Vento) has begun to realize that autism means he doesn’t always fit into the world around him. Throughout six new episodes, the Hughes and Scott families do their best as parents, caregivers and lovers, working on what’s really important when nothing ever feels normal. The Leftovers’ Christopher Eccleston costars.
Mr. Robot: “eps3.4_runtime-error.r00”
USA Network, 10pm
E Corp is in chaos as Elliot (Rami Malek) is on the run and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) comes to help.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Returning guest star and Doc fan Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar) is on hand for the season finale.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”
ABC celebrates 300 episodes of Shonda Rhimes’ long-running hit drama series with a special hour entitled “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story.” When a roller-coaster car falls off the track at the county fair, the doctors at Grey Sloan tend to patients who spark memories about ghosts from their past.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Geology Methodology”
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Bert (Brian Posehn) collaborate on a research project despite Sheldon’s embarrassment in the new episode “The Geology Methodology.”
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s Thursday night NBA doubleheader has LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers heading to Houston to face Chris Paul and the Rockets, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Denver to take on the Nuggets.
NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona
NBC & NFL Network, 8:20pm Live
Thursday Night Football has a matchup of NFC West rivals as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Young Sheldon: “Poker, Faith, and Eggs”
When George Sr. (Lance Barber) is rushed to the emergency room, Meemaw (Annie Potts) comes to babysit, and the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own in the new episode “Poker, Faith, and Eggs.”
How to Get Away With Murder: “Nobody Roots for Goliath”
When Annalise’s (Viola Davis) resolve to certify her class action lawsuit is tested, a surprising ally comes to her aid. Meanwhile, Laurel (Karla Souza) and Michaela (Aja Naomi King) hit a roadblock after someone discovers their plans to take down Laurel’s father.
Hondo (Shemar Moore) and the S.W.A.T. team spread out across Los Angeles in pursuit of four escaped convicts in the new episode “Cuchillo.”
Ice Road Truckers: “One Last Lick”
The spring thaw is in full melt mode as the drivers get in one last lick before the ice roads close for the season.
Home Alone: “Demons of the Past”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
In an isolated part of Nebraska, a woman’s mentally ill, estranged husband shows up at her door with plans to kill her and her adopted son.
USA Network, 10:30pm
For the first time in 11 years, since being drafted into the NFL, Antonio Cromartie is a full-time dad. This reality series follows him and his wife Terricka as they raise their five — soon to be six — kids, but Antonio’s OCD, intense competitiveness and his tendency to parent the same way he would coach a football team may prove to be too much for the whole house.
Friday, Nov. 10
College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic
ESPN, 6pm Live
The Texas A&M Aggies and West Virginia Mountaineers compete in the Armed Forces Classic at Ramstein Air Base in Germany to honor Veterans Day.
Blindspot: “Upside Down Craft”
While Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) hunt down a collective of dangerous computer hackers, Patterson (Ashley Johnson) and Rich Dotcom (guest star Ennis Esmer) must work together to hide an explosive secret from their past.
Marvel’s Inhumans “… And Finally: Black Bolt”
It’s brother versus brother as the final showdown between Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and Maximus (Iwan Rheon) takes an unexpected turn — one with lasting consequences for all of Inhumanity.
Road Less Traveled
Singer/songwriter Lauren Alaina’s hit single “Road Less Traveled” comes to life in this new rom-com. Alaina stars as Charlotte, a successful songwriter struggling to balance her career with her dream of the perfect wedding. Donny Boaz (SIX, NCIS), Jason Burkey (The Walking Dead) and Charlene Tilton (Dallas, The Love Boat) also star.
Blue Bloods: “Common Ground”
A case turns personal for Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) when he works to protect a nurse, Faith Madson (guest star Jessie Mueller), from her violent ex-boyfriend in the new episode “Common Ground.”
Foo Fighters — Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special
Rock with the great American stadium rock band, captured in peak performance at the iconic ancient amphitheater at Athens’ Acropolis. Hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Syfy begins airing Matt Groening’s (The Simpsons) hilarious animated series set in the year 3000 with a three-day marathon starting today and running through Monday. Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille and Phil LaMarr head the voice cast of the series that originally ran from 1999-2003 on FOX, and from 2010-13 on Comedy Central. After the marathon, regular Futurama blocks will then air Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Zak Storm: “The Voice of Chaos”
Discovery Family Channel, 9am
The Chaos’ engines are dead, and the ship is drifting toward a tornado in Aeria, the Sea of Storms. Zak and Caramba descend deep into the bowels of the ship to find the source of the problem.
Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks
The first night of a gripping special introduces the tales and insight gathered by investigative journalist Nancy Glass as result of her exclusive access and candid relationship with mass-murderer Jeffrey Dahmer. Part 2 airs tomorrow night.
The Sweetest Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
When the oven of struggling pastry chef Kylie Watson (Lacey Chabert) breaks right before the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition, she reaches out to Nick Mazannti (Lea Coco), her old boyfriend from culinary school who gave up his dream of being a pastry chef to take over his family’s pizzeria. Nick allows her to use his industrial pizza oven at night to craft her ambitious gingerbread creations, and as the two reminisce about the dreams of their youth, their fizzled romance gets reheated.
“The Warfighters” Marathon
On Veterans Day, History honors those who have served with a four-hour marathon of its docuseries The Warfighters. Driven by first-person accounts, the unnarrated series chronicles recent U.S. Special Operations Forces missions in the global war on terror as it gives viewers an inside and candid look at the realities of war. The series is made in part by veterans, with over 90 vets participating in the production.
Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer
Gold medal-winning Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. This new Lifetime movie stars Andreas Damm (Elementary) as Pistorius and Toni Garrn (Under the Bed) as Steenkamp. Told from the point of view of the victim and her mother, the film gives the inside scoop on events leading up to Steenkamp’s death and the trials that followed.
A Song for Christmas
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
When pop superstar Adelaide Kay (Becca Tobin) gets fed up with life on the road and sneaks off her tour bus, she finds herself stranded in the freezing cold with no money and no plan. She is taken in by a kind family of dairy farmers, and the oldest son (Kevin McGarry) is the only person who recognizes the pop princess in their midst. He figures that if he can snap a few pictures of Adelaide to sell to the tabloids, he might save the struggling family farm, but he doesn’t anticipate the romance that he captures instead.
Saturday Night Live: “Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) makes her SNL hosting debut, accompanied by Taylor Swift, making her third appearance as musical guest.