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Saturday, Nov. 3

Shut Up and Dribble
Showtime, 9pm
New Series!

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.

Batman Marathon
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.

Christmas Joy
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

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
Season Premiere!

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
OWN, 9pm
New Series!

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
New Series!

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.

Ghost Adventures
Travel Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!

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

Axios
HBO, 6:30pm
New Series!

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
MTV, 7pm

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
Original Film!

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
ABC, 8pm

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
Bravo, 8pm
Season Premiere!
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”
CBS, 8pm

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”
FOX, 8pm
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
Original Film!
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”
Starz, 8pm
Season Premiere!

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”
AMC, 9pm
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”
CBS, 9pm

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”
HBO, 9pm
Season Finale!

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
New Series!
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
ABC, 10pm

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”
CBS, 10pm
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.”

You: “Candace”
Lifetime, 10pm

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
AMC, 7pm
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”
NBC, 8pm

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”
CBS, 9pm
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”
FOX, 9pm

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.

Mama Medium
TLC, 9pm
New Series!
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)”
ABC, 10pm

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
Season Premiere!

The series returns to uncover the heart-wrenching stories behind more crimes that transcended headlines and became part of popular culture.

Manifest: “Off Radar”
NBC, 10pm

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”
PBS, 10pm

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”
NBC, 8pm
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”
FOX, 9pm
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).

Gypsy’s Revenge
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”
FX, 10pm
Season Finale!

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
Season Finale!

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”
TBS, 10:30pm

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

NHL Hockey
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”
ABC, 8pm

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.

NBA Basketball
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”
NBC, 8pm

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?”
ABC, 9pm

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
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!

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”
CBS, 9pm

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”
NBC, 9pm
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”
PBS, 9pm

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!”
ABC, 9:30pm

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”
ABC, 10pm

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”
A&E, 10pm
Season Premiere!

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”
CBS, 10pm

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”
FXX, 10pm
Season Finale!
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”
NBC, 10pm

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.

Clique
Pop TV, 10pm
New Series!
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
NBC, 1pm

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?”
ABC, 8pm
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
HBO, 8pm

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”
NBC, 8pm

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.

NBA Basketball
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”
NBC, 8:30pm

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) recalls some forgotten events from her past.

Mom: “Puzzle Club and a Closet Party”
CBS, 9pm

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
IFC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
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”
NBC, 9pm
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”
CBS, 9:30pm
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”
NBC, 9:30pm

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”
NBC, 10pm

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

Beat
Amazon
New Series!

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
Amazon
New Episodes!

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.

Patriot
Amazon
Season Premiere!
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.

The Romanoffs
Amazon

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
Netflix
New Series!
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.

Outlaw King
Netflix
Original Film!

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.

Westside
Netflix
New Series!
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”
ABC, 8pm

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”
NBC, 8pm

A blast from Rich DotCom’s (Ennis Esmer) past sends the FBI team after a deadly terrorist plot.

MacGyver: “Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly”
CBS, 8pm

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.”

Hawaii Five-0
CBS, 9pm

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”
FOX, 9pm

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”
NBC, 9pm

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”
PBS, 9pm

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”
Syfy, 9pm

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”
CBS, 10pm
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”
Syfy, 10pm

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.

Room 104
HBO, 11:30pm
Season Premiere!

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
HBO, 7pm
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
Original Film!
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.