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Friday, Nov. 2
Julia Roberts appears in her first regularly starring TV role in this psychological thriller based on the popular podcast and directed by Sam Esmail (creator of Mr. Robot). She plays Heidi Bergman, a former caseworker at a facility that helped soldiers transition back to civilian life. Years later, events cause Heidi, now working as a waitress, to begin realizing that there’s a whole other story behind the story she’s been telling herself about her time spent at that facility. Sissy Spacek, Dermot Mulroney and Bobby Cannavale also star.
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House of Cards
The acclaimed drama set in the ruthlessly cutthroat world of the upper echelon of American politics will again attempt to outdo our even stranger reality as it returns for its sixth and final season just ahead of our country’s sure-to-be-contentious midterm elections. Robin Wright is back as President Claire Underwood, whose husband, ex-President Frank, is deceased (following former star Kevin Spacey’s firing from the series after sexual harassment allegations). Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear and Cody Fern join the cast for the series’ swan song.
The Other Side of the Wind
Orson Welles’ final attempt at directing a feature film, The Other Side of the Wind began production in 1970 but was ultimately never finished. A technical team led by producers Frank Marshall (who was a production manager on the initial shoot) and Filip Jan Rymsza has allowed Welles’ vision to be completed over 30 years after his death in this version of the film assembled from more than a thousand reels of film over the past two years, and with a new musical score. John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Oja Kodar star in the film.
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
This documentary accompanies Netflix’s debut of the completed version of Orson Welles’ final film, The Other Side of the Wind. It is Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville’s (20 Feet From Stardom) look at Welles during the final 15 years of his life. With new insights from Welles’ collaborators, including Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Oja Kodar and daughter Beatrice Welles, the film chronicles the untold final chapter of the brilliant filmmaker’s life and career.
Breeders’ Cup Classic
NBCSN, 3pm Live
One of the thoroughbred season’s biggest events gallops through today and tomorrow on the hallowed grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville. For Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, look for West Coast, Accelerate, McKinzie, Bravazo and Mendelssohn as possible contenders.
Fresh Off the Boat: “Driver’s Eddie”
Louis (Randall Park) makes it his mission to teach Eddie (Hudson Yang) how to be a good driver after a police officer makes an inappropriate Asian driver stereotype comment. Meanwhile, Evan (Ian Chen) is jealous when he discovers that Grandma (Lucille Soong) has only been inviting Emery (Forrest Wheeler) to hang out with her at her new garage apartment.
Buying It Blind
Six couples are at a purchasing breaking point. With their life savings on the line and neither side willing to compromise or commit to major decisions, they decide to surrender total financial and creative control to a team of experts. After discussing each couple’s wants and needs, the experts set out to legally buy a home without the couple ever seeing it.
MacGyver: “Murdoc + MacGyver + Murdoc”
Could MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) be working together? In the new episode “Murdoc + MacGyver + Murdoc,” Murdoc forces Mac into helping him rescue his son from a kidnapper.
Dynasty: “Snowflakes in Hell”
The CW, 8pm
After an earth-shattering reveal, the Carringtons scramble to keep the family together on an expedition abroad, with Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) playing the unlikely role of peacemaker. Meanwhile, back home, Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley) is coerced into a dangerous endeavor.
A tattoo puts the team in danger when a deadly disease is released inside the FBI.
Speechless: “N-E– NEW JJ”
As JJ (Micah Fowler) prepares for college, Maya (Minnie Driver) is seeking a new outlet for her superpowers and sets her sights on a receptive Ray (Mason Cook). JJ gets involved in a (too) high stakes poker game, while Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) discovers what really happens after her bedtime.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “I’m Making Up for Lost Time”
The CW, 9pm
Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) reunites under unusual circumstances with half-brother Tucker (guest star Luca Padovan) and discovers they have many things in common. In an effort to connect with her kids, Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin) plans an activity that requires they all work together. Meanwhile, Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster) brainstorms a way to win Rebecca back.
Forty-five years after perhaps the biggest criminal political conspiracy of all time — which ultimately caused the resignation of President Richard Nixon, sent a number of people to jail and led to the ensuing addition of the suffix “-gate” to many future scandals — this three-part, six-hour documentary event series looks at the events behind what is now known simply as “Watergate.” Airing over three consecutive nights, the documentary features interviews with journalists, senior Nixon administration officials, members of Congress and prosecutors.
Midnight, Texas: “The Monster of the Week Is Patriarchy”
Manfred (François Arnaud) investigates a gruesome murder in the hotel. Lem (Peter Mensah) and Olivia’s (Arielle Kebbel) psychic connection drives a wedge between them. Bobo’s (Dylan Bruce) life is put in danger by a series of strange “accidents,” much to Fiji’s (Parisa Fitz-Henley) concern.
Great Performances: “An American in Paris: The Musical”
Relive the magic of George Gershwin’s 1928 composition “An American in Paris,” which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This production of the Broadway show featuring Gershwin’s music was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
Z Nation: “Killing All the Books”
Pacifica is bombed, and the group decides to follow the Talker Underground to stop whomever is behind the attacks.
Jennifer Welch is the go-to choice for high-end, creative design vision in Oklahoma City. Her company, Jennifer Welch Designs, thrives on her passion as she transforms lackluster homes and offices into breathtaking spaces alongside her committed team.
Blue Bloods: “Trust”
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate the death of a college freshman at a fraternity party in the new episode “Trust.”
Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus: “George Clinton”
The animated series that chronicles the exploits of legendary music artists returns and, in Season 2, spotlights funk music superstars. Each episode features animated interviews with the artists’ former bandmates, friends and other associates, who share uncensored anecdotes that are brought to life by animated re-enactments and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.
Master of Arms
Discovery Channel, 10pm
In each episode of this competition series, three builders will face off in two historical challenges that call for them to re-create era-specific weaponry, from the firearms of the frontier to the blades of the Vikings. But these aren’t just quickly fabricated weapons — each tool will be a heavily researched and crafted piece of art. Weapons will be tested by a decorated military marksman and judged by three experts.
Van Helsing: “Pretty Noose”
In San Francisco, Vanessa (Kelly Overton), Scarlett (Missy Peregrym) and Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) find and battle against the Second Elder’s forces. In Denver, Flesh (Vincent Gale), Doc (Rukiya Bernard), Julius (Aleks Paunovic) and Jolene (Caroline Cave) rejoin American civilization as best they can.
Pod Save America
With less than a week before the midterm election, former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor present their final on-the-road episode of their series based on their twice-weekly political podcast. In this episode, the quartet heads to Irvine, Calif., where they are joined by journalists, politicians and activists for a lively political conversation.
Tracey Ullman’s Show
HBO, 12am (late night)
Tonight concludes Season 3 of Tracey Ullman’s Emmy-nominated sketch comedy series.
Saturday, Nov. 3
AMC, beginning at 11am
This two-day marathon features screenings of Batman, Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Batman Forever, and kicks off with the AMC network premiere of Batman & Robin.
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
When a busy young woman (Danielle Panabaker) returns to her hometown to care for her injured aunt, she reunites with her former crush (Matt Long) and takes over her aunt’s role in the town’s massive Cookie Crawl. Obviously, we know that the pair’s romance will be rekindled and be hot as fresh-from-the-oven gingersnaps.
Murder Made Me Famous
REELZ Channel, 8pm
New hourlong episodes about infamous killers who captured the attention of millions will feature the stories of “BTK” killer Dennis Rader (tonight); “D.C. Snipers” John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo; John Wayne Gacy; “Ken and Barbie Killers” Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka; Aileen Wournos; and the “Gainesville Ripper,” Danny Rolling.
Chad Loves Michelle
This is an honest inside look at the path to marriage between Grammy Award-winning singer Michelle Williams, from Destiny’s Child, and Chad Johnson, sports chaplain to professional sports organizations. Having been together for a year and never in the same city for more than seven days, the newly engaged couple is turning to intensive premarital counseling to help prepare them for life together as husband and wife.
Geraldo Rivera’s Murder in the Family
REELZ Channel, 9pm
Controversial journalist Geraldo Rivera, who got his start as a WABC news reporter in 1970s New York City, is back on the crime beat to delve into tragedies striking celebrities.
Shut Up and Dribble
Narrated by acclaimed sports journalist and commentator Jemele Hill, this three-part docuseries looks at the changing role of NBA athletes through the lens of our shifting cultural and political environment, and features former NBA players, executives, sports journalists and pop-culture icons. The series is produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Gotham Chopra.
Travel Channel, 9pm
The paranormal series returns, as the ghost hunters kick off their new season by investigating a former school in Idaho that has a dark history of death. The school has since been transformed into homes, and a family now living there claims to be plagued by intense unseen forces and violent attacks.
Saturday Night Live: “Jonah Hill/Maggie Rogers”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Actor Jonah Hill, currently seen in the Netflix series Maniac, will host SNL for his fifth time tonight, joined by singer Maggie Rogers making her debut as musical guest.
Sunday, Nov. 4
With only two days before the midterm election, HBO and new media company Axios (Greek for “worthy”) premiere this four-part documentary series. Each episode will highlight the week ahead in politics, business and technology, and will feature coverage of a timely big issue, followed by documentary shorts, illuminating interviews with major newsmakers and insights delivered in a succinct, shareable format.
2018 MTV EMAs
This year’s worldwide music awards show is hosted by Hailee Steinfeld and will feature performances from Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Halsey, Panic! at the Disco and more.
A Christmas Switch
UP TV, 7pm
Struggling singer Audrey (Jackie Seiden) loves Christmas, but wealthy record executive Julia (Ashley Wood) just sees it as another reason to shop. The two women have nothing in common until a freak accident at the mall knocks them both unconscious, and they wake up in each other’s lives. Now Audrey has a life of luxury like she never imagined, while Julia has the loving home she never admitted she wanted.
Mickey’s 90th Spectacular
On Nov. 18, 1928, Walt Disney’s iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse made his big-screen debut in the animated short film Steamboat Willie, and he has been entertaining audiences ever since. In this two-hour special from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, superstars from music, film and television will be on hand to help Mickey celebrate his 90th birthday with musical performances, moving tributes and never-before-seen short films.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss and Co. amuse and dismay with their absurdly themed social gatherings, ill-fated girls’ trips (this season, they’ll head to Japan — Lord help the Land of the Rising Sun), long-simmering rivalries and breathtaking lack of self-awareness.
God Friended Me: “A House Divided”
Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall) is sent a friend suggestion for a cab driver who is opposed to his daughter marrying outside their faith in the new episode “A House Divided.”
The Simpsons: “Baby You Can’t Drive My Car”
Guest Star Alert!
Tracy Morgan lends his voice to this episode in which a self-driving car company comes to Springfield and poaches all of the power-plant employees with its fun work environment.
Road to Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Los Angeles television producer Maggie Baker (Jessy Schram) unwittingly falls for Danny Wise (Chad Michael Murray), the son and former producer of his mother Julia’s (Teryl Rothery) popular annual Christmas special. When Maggie’s secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with Julia during the live broadcast in Vermont goes awry, Maggie is reminded that family and friends are what make Christmas merry.
Outlander: “America the Beautiful”
The 13-episode new season finds Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) crossing paths with a charming pirate and smuggler who enlists their help. Claire illuminates Jamie on some of America’s history, leading him to wonder if it’s possible for them to establish roots in the country that will become the United States of America.
NFL Football: Green Bay at New England
NBC, 8:20pm Live
It’s a flexible schedule night for Sunday Night Football, but don’t expect NBC to pass up this duel between the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers at Gillette Stadium.
The Walking Dead: “What Comes After”
In star Andrew Lincoln’s final episode, Rick is severely injured and must face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Asesinos”
In the new episode “Asesinos,” the NCIS team attempts to locate Mosley (Nia Long) after she murders a cartel hitman and goes off the grid.
Charmed: “Exorcise Your Demons”
The CW, 9pm
Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) are all starting to realize that juggling their two worlds is becoming more difficult.
The Deuce: “Inside the Pretend”
Sex sells in the season ender of this drama set in notoriously seedy ’70s-era Times Square. Prostitute turned film director Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) basks in the premiere glow of her gritty art-porn riff on Little Red Riding Hood. Meanwhile, mob-backed nightlife impresario Vincent (James Franco) and Abby (Margarita Levieva) deal with a devastating loss, and budding adult-movie star Lori (Emily Meade) faces fallout from her split with former pimp and lover C.C. (Gary Carr). FYI, the show has already been renewed for a third and final round.
Blood Runs Cold
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
The loss of a loved one is devastating, but when it happens because of a crime, and that crime goes unsolved and the perpetrator unpunished, the grief is compounded. This series tells stories of individuals who went to unimaginable lengths to uncover the truth.
The Alec Baldwin Show
Tonight, the actor chats with Shrek-ster Mike Myers (up next in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody) and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.
Madam Secretary: “Ghosts”
Henry (Tim Daly) finds himself at the center of an international incident in Thailand when he comes to the aid of an ex-girlfriend in the new episode “Ghosts.”
The stalker becomes the stalkee when Beck (Elizabeth Lail) taps into her inner creeper and starts looking into what really happened between boyfriend Joe (Penn Badgley) and his much-mentioned ex, Candace. One week from today: the thriller’s no-doubt-cuckoo finale.
Monday, Nov. 5
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Celebrate one of the greatest family road trips in cinematic history when AMC celebrates the 35th anniversary of National Lampoon’s Vacation.
Arrow: “Level Two”
The CW, 8pm
Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a drastic move in his quest to find Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). Like her husband, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) pulls out all the stops to get to Diaz.
The Voice: “The Knockouts, Part 3”
The knockout round concludes tonight, as the coaches and new key advisor Mariah Carey continue to work with the remaining artists.
NFL Football: Tennessee at Dallas
ESPN, 8:15pm Live
Monday Night Football heads to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the Tennessee Titans take on the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9.
Magnum P.I.: “The Cat Who Cried Wolf”
The case of a little girl’s missing cat leads Magnum (Jay Hernandez) to the discovery of an FBI agent’s murder in the new episode “The Cat Who Cried Wolf.”
Street Outlaws: Memphis: “Big Apple, Big Mouths”
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Tonight, the ultra-competitive Tennessee street car drivers take on the guys from New York and hope to eke out a win after suffering losses the week before.
9-1-1: “Buck, Actually”
Think you had a rough day? FOX’s hit drama 9-1-1 is brimming with reminders that it could’ve been worse. Now in its sophomore season, the series has delivered countless OMG moments as it follows first responders rescuing folks from an array of jaw-dropping situations. Tonight’s episode features romantic encounters gone awry, including a first date that lands in the toilet, literally.
This new show features Jennie Marie, a psychic medium who sees dead loved ones and can feel the emotions of others in the room. Not only is she able to see the future, but three of her four children are also gifted. Follow her as she delivers emotional readings and navigates everyday life, always with a dose of humor.
The Good Doctor: “Two-Ply (or Not Two-Ply)”
Morgan (Fiona Gubelmann) and Shaun’s (Freddie Highmore) indecision on how to treat a young violinist who visits the ER with an infected finger could affect her future in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Lim (Christina Chang), Claire (Antonia Thomas) and Park (Will Yun Lee) can’t figure out if their young patient is really ill or looking for attention.
People Magazine Investigates
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
The series returns to uncover the heart-wrenching stories behind more crimes that transcended headlines and became part of popular culture.
Manifest: “Off Radar”
When Cal (Jack Messina) wakes with a life-threatening fever, Grace (Athena Karkanis) worries it’s a side effect of his experimental cancer treatment, but Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) and Ben (Josh Dallas) suspect Cal’s condition may be related to a mysterious passenger from Flight 828. As Cal’s situation worsens, Ben and Michaela attempt to track down the now-missing passenger.
Independent Lens: “Dawnland”
See how a group of Native and non-Native leaders in Maine came together to acknowledge and address the abuses suffered by Native children in the hands of the child welfare system, illuminating the ongoing crisis of indigenous child removal.
Tuesday, Nov. 6
College Basketball: State Farm Champions Classic
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
Four of the nation’s elite college hoops programs return for the State Farm Champions Classic, featuring Michigan State vs. Kansas and Duke vs. Kentucky at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
ABC News: 2018 Midterm Election
ABC, 8pm Live
Watch the results of the midterm elections unfold.
The Voice: “Road to Live Shows”
Ahead of the live shows beginning next week, this special takes a look back at the best moments of the season so far. It chronicles the journey of the Top 24 from the blind auditions to the playoffs. Carson Daly hosts.
PBS NewsHour Election Night Coverage 2018
PBS, 8pm Live
Join PBS NewsHour for extended coverage of the 2018 midterm elections.
CBS News: Campaign 2018
CBS, 9pm Live
CBS News presents coverage of the 2018 midterm elections.
Lethal Weapon: “Panama”
New-to-the-force Detective Cole (Seann William Scott) meets up with a former mentor (guest star Mykelti Williamson) in this episode directed by Scott’s costar Keesha Sharp (Trish).
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
This two-hour special follows the true story of mother and daughter Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Dee Dee was a warmhearted single mom and full-time caregiver to Gypsy, who had suffered terrible illnesses since birth. When a violent and threatening status update suddenly appeared on Dee Dee’s Facebook feed — normally filled with cute posts and photos — friends were perplexed, as it did not match with the woman they knew. Had someone hacked Dee Dee’s account for a joke, or was something more sinister in play?
The Vote: America’s Future
NBC, 9pm Live
This Is Us is pre-empted tonight as NBC News tracks the results of America’s 2018 midterm elections.
Mayans M.C.: “Cuervo/Tz’ikb’uul”
As Season 1 of the Sons of Anarchy spinoff comes to a close, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) and the Mayans club have reason to celebrate, but big changes leave the future uncertain. The future of Mayans M.C. looks bright, as FX has picked up the series for a second season.
Monster Encounters: “Man-Eating Tigers”
Travel Channel, 10pm
When national parks in Nepal report man-eating tigers attacking local villagers, host Casey Anderson heads there to lead a search for the rogue cats. By elephant-back and raft, and on foot, Anderson moves into the killing zone to track the predators.
The Purge: “A Nation Reborn”
USA Network, 10pm
The first season of the drama based on the hit horror film franchise concludes tonight as Penelope (Jessica Garza) takes charge, and Miguel (Gabriel Chavarria) and Pete (Dominic Fumusa) grapple with an unexpected enemy.
The Guest Book: “Killer Party”
Bodhi (Jimmy Tatro) looks for Eddie (Eddie Steeples), who has gone missing. A guest named Tim returns to Bare Feet Retreat to reminisce about his memorable last visit, which included a raging party crashed by his uncle Bill from West Virginia. The episode guest-stars Darrell Britt-Gibson, Michael Cassidy and Paul Dooley.
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: “Democalypse 2018: Let’s Try This Again, America”
Comedy Central, 11pm Live
Trevor Noah and The Daily Show team present this live special covering the races and results as Americans vote in hotly contested midterm elections.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
NBCSN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheader has Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins visiting Alex Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals, followed by the Nashville Predators at the Colorado Avalanche.
The Goldbergs: “Bohemian Rap City”
Adam’s (Sean Giambrone) obsession with toys is cause for concern for Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and Murray (Jeff Garlin), and they try to distract him with a new hobby. The Dropouts decide to audition for Star Search, but egos threaten the band’s future.
Riverdale: “Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club”
The CW, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
The soapy thriller’s younger cast pulls double duty tonight as stars KJ Apa (Archie), Lili Reinhart (Betty), Camila Mendes (Veronica) and others appear as their Riverdale folks’ teen selves. “We learn how the parents all became friends at Riverdale High and how they became the people they are in the present,” explains showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa of the Breakfast Club-inspired hour, which also features a guest appearance by original Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall as their former principal.
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
ESPN’s Wednesday night NBA doubleheader opens with Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers visiting Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers. In the second game, LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers host Taj Gibson and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Chicago Med: “The Poison Inside Us”
The hospital is forced to evacuate when a toxic chemical is brought into the E.D., leaving patients and the staff in grave danger. Stuck in an elevator, Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Manning (Torrey DeVitto) are forced to take drastic measures with a pregnant woman. Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) is tasked with making difficult choices, and Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) discovers a secret that Dr. Bekker (Norma Kuhling) has been holding from him.
Modern Family: “Did the Chicken Cross the Road?”
When Cam (Eric Stonestreet) forgets the words to his favorite country song, he blames Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and decides he needs to reconnect with his roots and get a chicken. Alex (Ariel Winter) is up for a prestigious government job that requires a family interview, causing everyone to overcompensate and jeopardize her chances.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Everyone’s favorite Jersey girls are back and better than ever for Season 9, featuring returning regulars Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania and Margaret Josephs along with new housewives Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider and the returning Danielle Staub. Shocking revelations lead to shifting alliances, causing old-school rules of friendship and family to be pushed to the limit.
SEAL Team: “Hold What You Got”
In the new episode “Hold What You Got,” Bravo Team partners with the Mexican Marines to hunt the head of one of the most powerful and lethal drug cartels in Mexico.
All American: “Lose Yourself”
The CW, 9pm
While riding the wave of a winning streak, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) becomes seduced by the Beverly Hills good life, leading to an unexpected adventure with Asher (Cody Christian). Meanwhile, Coop (Bre-Z) is also being seduced by a new way of life — gang life.
Chicago Fire: “What Will Define You”
Severide (Taylor Kinney) faces some major adversity, and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) is on a mission to help in any way she can. Following a car accident rescue involving a teenage girl and her young sister, a suspicious Brett (Kara Killmer) has an unsettling feeling there is more to the story than what appears on the surface.
NOVA: “Last B-24”
Join the investigation of the wreckage of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 Liberator bomber that crashed off the coast of Croatia in 1944, entombing three occupants. See a team of archaeologists work to recover the fallen airmen and identify their remains.
Single Parents: “They Call Me DOCTOR Biscuits!”
When Graham (Tyler Wladis) and Rory (Devin Trey Campbell) are cast in their school’s production of Grease, Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) and Angie (Leighton Meester) get involved and try to appeal to the drama teacher, Dr. Biscuits (Rhys Darby). Will (Taran Killam) is not ready to tell Sophie (Marlow Barkley) that he’s seeing Dr. Dewan (Hannah Simone).
A Million Little Things: “i dare you”
After discovering she might not know Rome (Romany Malco) like she thought she did, Regina (Christina Marie Moses) is put in charge of making important decisions for him. Gary (James Roday) tries to convince Maggie (Allison Miller) he will be there for her no matter what, and Katherine (Grace Park) discovers she has a new admirer.
Storage Wars: “The Jenny, the Baker, the Prosthetics Maker”
It’s Brandi’s birthday, so naturally, Jarrod brings her to an auction in Menifee, Calif. Darrell tries to find another “All Ten” locker. Mary brings in her pal from Texas to put her California counterpoints in their place.
Criminal Minds: “Luke”
Series star Joe Mantegna directed the new episode “Luke,” in which the BAU investigates four murders in Bethesda, Md., that have a connection to Luke’s (Adam Rodriguez) past.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: “Mac Finds His Pride”
The gang wraps up its “Sunny the 13th” season with the finale “Mac Finds His Pride,” in which Frank (Danny DeVito) tries to recruit Mac (Rob McElhenney) for the gang’s gay pride parade float. It’s Always Sunny has been picked up for a 14th season.
Chicago P.D.: “Trigger”
Intelligence suspects the leader of a local mosque is behind the bombing of an Army recruitment station. After a second explosion, Voight (Jason Beghe) urges Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) to follow the facts and not let his time in the service cloud his judgment.
Pop TV, 10pm
From the U.K. comes this dark show about female friendships, ambition and betrayal. Holly (Synnove Karlsen) and Georgia (Aisling Franciosi, The Fall) are best friends who are introduced to an elite group of girls and hired as interns for a powerful corporation. Soon an underbelly of seduction and violence emerges, with deadly consequences.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Days of Our Lives
It’s the 53rd anniversary of Days, and there’s more than one reason to celebrate! Marlena and John (Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn) are getting remarried! But will they actually make it to “I do” this time? Let’s not forget the pair’s last ceremony, in August, was interrupted when the bride-to-be took a bullet to the chest. The course of true love never did run smooth … especially on soaps.
College Football: Wake Forest at NC State
ESPN, 7:30pm Live
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons collide with the NC State Wolfpack in an ACC matchup at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Anybody Have a Map?”
While Catherine (Debbie Allen) is in Los Angeles getting the new foundation ready, she summons Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Koracick (Greg Germann) to visit for a highly confidential consult. Back in Seattle, one of the nurses is 28 weeks pregnant and collapses at the hospital while talking to Richard (James Pickens Jr.).
We Are Not Done Yet
This documentary follows U.S. veterans and active-duty service members from varied backgrounds who come together at the USO Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Md., for a workshop led by poet Seema Reza and Community Building Art Works. The workshop strives to help soldiers use the written word to share their fears, vulnerabilities and victories as a tool to combat their traumatic military pasts. The event culminates with the live performance of a collaborative poem at Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C., under the direction of actor Jeffrey Wright (HBO’s Westworld).
Superstore: “Maternity Leave”
Amy (America Ferrera) faces a nightmare day at work when she learns she doesn’t have maternity leave — a day made worse by Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo’s (Nico Santos) campaign to change her baby’s name. Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) take on hiring the new seasonal help.
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
A star-powered NBA doubleheader on TNT features the Houston Rockets in Oklahoma City to face the Thunder. In the second game, the Milwaukee Bucks head to the Bay Area to take on the Golden State Warriors.
NFL Football: Carolina at Pittsburgh
FOX & NFL Network, 8:20pm Live
Week 10’s Thursday Night Football clash has Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers visiting Heinz Field to take on Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Good Place: “The Worst Possible Use of Free Will”
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) recalls some forgotten events from her past.
Mom: “Puzzle Club and a Closet Party”
In the new episode “Puzzle Club and a Closet Party,” Christy (Anna Faris) and Wendy (Beth Hall) help Jill (Jaime Pressly) clean out her closet, which turns into a bigger job than they expected.
Legacies: “We’re Being Punked, Pedro”
The CW, 9pm
As punishment for breaking the rules, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), Josie (Kaylee Bryant) and MG (Quincy Fouse) are forced to participate in a community service project in the Mystic Falls town square. Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) and Rafael’s (Peyton Alex Smith) attempt at a life on the road takes a dangerous turn when they become unsuspecting targets.
Baroness Von Sketch Show
Season 3 of the all-female sketch series debuts tonight with back-to-back episodes. The remaining episodes of the 10-episode season will air weekly, with programs airing two at a time. Performed and written by Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen, the acclaimed comedy has also been renewed for Season 4, to debut next year.
Will & Grace: “Kid ’n Play”
Guest Star Alert!
Will (Eric McCormack) discovers that Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) has a child he hasn’t told Grace (Debra Messing) about, but Will is now sworn to secrecy. Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack’s (Sean Hayes) relationship is tested when she fires him from the play she’s producing and replaces him with Jon Cryer (guest-starring as himself).
Murphy Brown: “A Lifetime of Achievement”
Guest Star Alert!
Well, hello, Bette! More than 20 years after Bette Midler played Caprice Feldman, the last of Murphy Brown’s (Candice Bergen) 93 woeful secretaries, the Divine Miss M returns as the entitled society widow. “In Murphy’s mind, she was the worst assistant ever,” says creator Diane English. “So it’s almost like she’s having PTSD when she hears Caprice’s voice.”
I Feel Bad: “I Miss Important Moments”
After missing her baby’s first steps, Emet (Sarayu Blue) vows not to miss any other important moments. But when a huge, career-making presentation at work comes up at the same time as Lily’s (Lily Rose Silver) dance competition, Emet scrambles to pull off both.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Hell’s Kitchen”
A waitress from a trendy New York restaurant is sexually assaulted at an after-hours VIP party. Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund directed the episode.
Friday, Nov. 9
This German-language crime drama is set in Berlin’s club scene and stars Jannis Niewöhner (Berlin Station) as a young, drug-using, sex-addicted club promoter, whose connections within the seedy club scene become of interest to police investigators trying to bring down an organ-trafficking ring. Karoline Herfurth (You Are Wanted), Christian Berkel (Inglourious Basterds), Alexander Fehling (Labyrinth of Lies) and Kostja Ullmann (My Blind Date With Life) also star.
Little Big Awesome
Catch new adventures of Gluko, a shape-shifting pink bouncy jelly blob, and Lennon, Gluko’s beanie-wearing BFF. The cheerful animated series also incorporates various forms of mixed media, including puppets, 2D animation and live action.
Michael Dorman returns as John Tavner, a melancholy intelligence officer who works out his issues by writing folks songs. In Season 2, Tavner finds himself without his bag of 11 million euros and no closer to the goal of influencing Iran’s presidential election, so his father (Terry O’Quinn) orders a more extreme measure: the assassination of the pro-nuclear candidate in a heavily guarded Paris compound. Season 2 also stars Debra Winger, Michael Chernus, Aliette Opheim, Kurtwood Smith and Kathleen Munroe.
This week’s installment of the series about folks who think they have ties to Russian royalty centers on a reporter in Mexico.
Medal of Honor
This docuseries celebrates eight recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award for valor — bestowed upon fewer than 3,600 Americans since President Abraham Lincoln signed it into law in 1861. Archival footage and commentary from historians help highlight the experiences of the men chronicled in this series, whose battlegrounds ranged from Europe during World War II and the 38th Parallel during the Korean War to Laos during the deadliest year of the Vietnam War and the rugged mountains of Afghanistan.
Chris Pine reunites with his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie for this untold, true story about Robert the Bruce (Pine), who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England (Stephen Dillane). Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle also star.
This unscripted series offers a deeply personal glimpse into the journeys of nine young L.A.-based musicians as they follow their dreams. Each episode sheds light on their creative processes and personal struggles, interspersing cinéma vérité documentary footage with music videos featuring original songs.
College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic: Arkansas vs. Texas
ESPN, 7pm Live
The Armed Forces Classic college basketball game has the Texas Longhorns going up against the Arkansas Razorbacks at the U.S. Army’s Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Started in 2012 as a way to honor military personnel and veterans at Armed Forces installations around the globe, the game takes place on the U.S. mainland for the first time.
Fresh Off the Boat: “Mo’ Chinese Mo’ Problems”
Jessica and Louis are thrilled beyond belief when they discover that a Chinese family — Elaine (Ming-Na Wen), Julius (Reggie Lee) and their son, Horace (Jimmy O. Yang) — has moved into the neighborhood.
Blindspot: “Naughty Monkey Kicks at Tree”
A blast from Rich DotCom’s (Ennis Esmer) past sends the FBI team after a deadly terrorist plot.
MacGyver: “Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly”
MacGyver (Lucas Till) and the team are sent to a Ghana landfill to recover a hard drive containing a mysterious file in the new episode “Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly.”
Forget ALOHA shirts, flip-flops and swimwear. For its landmark 200th episode, the police procedural goes retro with double-breasted suits, vintage gowns and stylish fedoras when an unsolved case transports the gang to 1940s Hawaii … via a dream sequence! “It’s definitely a departure episode,” says Alex O’Loughlin, a.k.a. Det. Steve McGarrett, who “stumbles upon an old case his grandfather was obsessed with.” McGarrett begins to look into the matter, and when he falls asleep, he dreams he is his grandfather and tries to crack the cold case — a murder with a young woman’s disappearance at the center.
Hell’s Kitchen: “Hot Potato”
Gordon Ramsay introduces the chefs to a worldwide celebrity — Mr. Potato Head — and challenges them to create dishes using potato as the key ingredient.
Midnight, Texas: “To Witch Hell and Back”
Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and Manfred (François Arnaud) try to get to the bottom of who or what is trying to kill Bobo (Dylan Bruce). A guilt-ridden Rev (Yul Vazquez) struggles with the weight of his past. Joe (Jason Lewis) embraces his new “night job,” unbeknownst to his husband.
Great Performances: “The Sound of Music”
Enjoy a new U.K. production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony in 1960. The Sound of Music is the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers’ escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism.
Z Nation: “Limbo”
Warren (Kellita Smith) and the others are reunited with Addy (Anastasia Baranova) in “Limbo,” an underground casino run by Murphy (Keith Allan) and his Blends that shelters Talkers on the run from Altura Militia.
Blue Bloods: “By Hook or by Crook”
Guest Star Alert!
Lou Diamond Phillips and Christine Ebersole guest-star in the new episode “By Hook or by Crook.” Things get personal for Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) when drug cartel hitman and arsonist Luis Delgado (Phillips) resurfaces.
Van Helsing: “Like Suicide”
Vanessa (Kelly Overton) has a final showdown with the Second Elder in San Francisco. In Denver, Flesh (Vincent Gale), Doc (Rukiya Bernard), Julius (Aleks Paunovic) and Jolene (Caroline Cave) learn that even in a Safe-Zone, life isn’t easy.
Mark and Jay Duplass’ twisted anthology series returns. Each episode is set in the same room of a typical American motel and follows the stories of the characters who pass through it. The episodes, which range from comedy to horror to thriller, feature stars including Mahershala Ali, Judy Greer, Brian Tyree Henry, Natalie Morales, Michael Shannon, Rainn Wilson and Charlyne Yi.
Saturday, Nov. 10
The Pioneer Woman: “Ask Me Anything: Thanksgiving”
Food Network, 10am
Today, we are grateful for Ree Drummond, whose Thanksgiving episode is all about answering questions. She dishes on everything from which cocktail pairs well with the bird to her top holiday dessert (pumpkin tiramisu — mmmm).
When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A “Sesame Street” Special
Guest Star Alert!
Amanda Seyfried and Blake Lively guest-star in this special episode, where a mysterious wish machine with a magical pickle inside appears on Sesame Street and starts granting wishes. Before long, the gang learn they need to be careful what they wish for — especially when they find out the pickle will only grant one wish per customer! Abby Cadabby teams up with her favorite storybook detective — brought to life by a wish, of course — to solve the mystery of what’s going on in the neighborhood.
College Football: Florida State at Notre Dame
NBC, 7:30pm Live
Notre Dame Stadium hosts this primetime meeting between the Florida State Seminoles and the Fighting Irish on NBC.
It’s Christmas, Eve
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Multiplatinum singer LeAnn Rimes makes her Hallmark Channel debut as Eve, an interim school superintendent whose necessary cost-cutting measures threaten the music department of her childhood school. The two-time Grammy winner also serves as an executive producer on the project and is proud to highlight the love of a blended family, and the importance of music in the schools. She shares, “Academically, kids do so much better when music and art are in the schools.” Rimes has also written and will perform three original songs for the film.