ALSO SEE: NFL 2019 TV Schedule
All Times Eastern.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Seven Worlds, One Planet
BBC America, 9pm
BBC America launches its new programming initiative called Wonderstruck, devoting every Saturday to nature and wildlife documentaries. The launch includes a sneak peek at Seven Worlds, One Planet, the event series that will debut in early 2020.
We can't wait to be @Wonderstruck!
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) October 31, 2019
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Holiday’s Unwrapped
Discovery Family Channel, 11:30am
In this hourlong adventure, Pinkie Pie braves an epic snowball fight to deliver a soufflé to Rarity and preserve an annual holiday tradition.
CBS & NBC, beginning at 2:30pm Live
The Virginia Tech Hokies head to iconic Notre Dame Stadium for a showdown with the Fighting Irish on NBC. Over on CBS, the Georgia Bulldogs, led by quarterback Jake Fromm, take on the Florida Gators in the classic SEC rivalry game in Jacksonville, Fla.
Merry & Bright
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Jodie Sweetin and Andrew Walker star as Cate and Gabe, who work together to make a candy cane company profitable and find love during the holidays. Sharon Lawrence also stars.
It’s Christmas at the Treeline Ski Resort, where Holly (Melissa Joan Hart) is the event coordinator at her family’s lodge. But when her college sweetheart (Ricardo Chavira), now widowed with two children, checks in, Holly discovers she has her own reservations about life and love. Ted McGinley, Michael Gross and Markie Post also star.
Horse Racing: Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic
NBC, 8pm Live
With a disappointing Triple Crown season and the deaths of more than 30 horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., it’s been a rough year for horse racing. An exciting finish at the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic tonight at Santa Anita might help heal the ailing sport.
Ghost Adventures: “Albion Castle”
Travel Channel, 9pm
Zak Bagans and the crew are in San Francisco investigating a mysterious castle built on top of sacred caverns said to be haunted by a female apparition. The current owners claim to be plagued by paranormal activity in almost every corner of the property.
Saturday Night Live: “Kristen Stewart”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Kristen Stewart, who stars in this month’s theatrical release Charlie’s Angels, makes her second appearance as SNL host.
Sunday, Nov. 3
Formula One Racing: Emirates U.S. Grand Prix
ABC, 1:30pm Live
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and their F1 mates are at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, for the Emirates U.S. Grand Prix.
Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix Series: Internationaux de France
NBC’s coverage of figure skating’s ISU Grand Prix Series features a two-hour presentation of competition from the Internationaux de France.
Christmas With a Prince: Becoming Royal
In the sequel to last year’s holiday hit, one year after Dr. Tasha and Prince Alexander (Kaitlyn Leeb and Nick Hounslow) met and fell in love, Tasha is on her way to spend the holidays in San Saverre and get a taste of royal life. When Alexander surprises her with a proposal, Tasha tries to stay grounded while planning a royal wedding and dealing with a scheme to disrupt their royal engagement.
FOX Nation American Patriots
FOX News Channel, 8pm
FOX News Channel presents this one-hour special hosted by FOX Nation’s travel and lifestyle host Abby Hornacek. The special will give viewers an exclusive look at the platform’s upcoming programs honoring our nation’s heroes. Hornacek will feature a behind-the-scenes look inside the FOX Nation subscription service’s content with its most prominent personalities, including Brian Kilmeade, Pete Hegseth, Kacie McDonnell and more. Additionally, Hornacek will preview the upcoming inaugural Patriot Awards, taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The one-of-a-kind event will honor individuals who have shown steadfast dedication and sacrifice to our country.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: “The Moore the Merrier”
Porsha’s relationship with Dennis hits a rough patch after he betrays her trust. An unexpected guest shows up at Kandi’s restaurant to reveal some shocking news regarding Dennis. Meanwhile, Cynthia’s obsession with wanting to get engaged reaches new heights. Kenya throws a coming out party to introduce the ladies to Brooklyn, but the celebration soon takes a left turn when Eva makes an offhanded comment that rubs Kenya the wrong way.
The Simpsons: “Gorillas on the Mast”
After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) becomes determined to set free Springfield’s most vicious animals in captivity. Primatologist Jane Goodall provides a guest voice in the new episode “Gorillas on the Mast.”
Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
When Belinda (Kim Shaw) heads to her hometown for the holidays, things get complicated when she is forced to team up with her ex (Kevin McGarry) for the town’s annual Christmas Scavenger Hunt.
Always and Forever Christmas
When marketing exec Lucy (Lexi Lawson) learns that she’s inherited her grandfather’s year-round Christmas store Forever Christmas, she makes a trip back home for a final Christmas season before selling the site to a hip athletic leisurewear company. But once back in Vermont, she begins to understand why her grandfather’s shop is so special. Mark Ghanimé and Beth Broderick also star.
The Top Ten Revealed: “Epic Songs of ’85”
AXS TV, 8:30pm
Rock experts like Kelly Hansen, Randy Jackson, Kevin Cronin and more help make a list to count down the top songs that peaked in 1985.
God Friended Me: “The Fighter”
In the new episode “The Fighter,” the God Account sends Miles (Brandan Micheal Hall) the name of Elena (guest star Cynthia Sosa), a social worker who began training in mixed martial arts to help heal the emotional wounds of a traumatic experience.
Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge
Food Network, 9pm
Six chefs face off to create the ultimate Thanksgiving dishes. Host Giada De Laurentiis challenges the contestants to prepare the most delicious and innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts to ever hit a dining table. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni choose the $25,000 winner in the finale on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Bob’s Burgers: “Legends of the Mall”
On a Belcher family trip to the mall, Tina (voice of Dan Mintz) is mistaken for a sleeping boy’s girlfriend in the new episode “Legends of the Mall.”
MTV Europe Music Awards 2019
Latin powerhouse Becky G will host the EMAs from Seville, Spain, honoring your favorite nominees including Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish and more.
The Golden Globe-winning drama about the emotional effects of an extramarital affair on the families involved, starring Dominic West and Maura Tierney, comes to an end after five seasons.
The Life of Earth
Smithsonian Channel, 9pm
Combining spectacular visuals, pioneering research and exciting expeditions, this two-hour miniseries digs deep into Earth’s past to reveal how the planet formed and was able to create and sustain life. In Part 1, “From Space,” see how satellites have given scientists clues to how Earth formed from a collapsed star and how primitive life emerged around 3.7 billion years ago. Part 2, “The Age of Humans,” explores the incredible rise and global impacts of our species, which emerged 300,000 years ago.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “A Bloody Brilliant Plan”
The NCIS team reluctantly aligns with two former criminals from England (guest stars Vinnie Jones and Steve Valentine) after a powerful arms dealer attempts to obtain a dangerous weapons system in the new episode “A Bloody Brilliant Plan.”
Inside the Actors Studio
Tonight’s episode features Ellen Burstyn interviewing Al Pacino; both are copresidents of the Actors Studio, along with Alec Baldwin. Highlights from the episode include Pacino talking about how he almost lost his role in The Godfather, and how Francis Ford Coppola moved a big scene up in the movie.
Monday, Nov. 4
The Neighborhood: “Welcome to the Vow Renewal”
As Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) and Tina (Tichina Arnold) near a milestone anniversary, Dave (Max Greenfield) and Gemma (Beth Behrs) decide to help the Butlers have the wedding they missed out on the first time around in the new episode “Welcome to the Vow Renewal.”
NFL Football: Dallas at N.Y. Giants
ESPN, 8pm Live
Amari Cooper and the Dallas Cowboys ride into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., for an NFC East showdown against rookie quarterback Daniel Jones and the N.Y. Giants on Monday Night Football.
9-1-1: “Athena Begins”
Flashbacks to 1989 show how Athena (Angela Bassett) joined the LAPD and became the police officer she is today in the new episode “Athena Begins.”
The Voice: “The Knockouts, Part 3”
The knockout rounds continue, with each artist paired against a teammate to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. Taylor Swift will serve as a Mega Mentor. The coaches alone will choose the winner from their team to move on to the live playoff shows. Each coach will have one steal in the knockout rounds, which conclude with Part 4 tomorrow night.
Bob (Hearts) Abishola: “Tough Like a Laundromat Washing Machine”
In the new episode “Tough Like a Laundromat Washing Machine,” Bob (Billy Gardell) hires Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) to take care of Dottie (Christine Ebersole) in his home while she recovers.
Prodigal Son: “Q&A”
In the new episode “Q&A,” Bright’s (Tom Payne) quest for answers about his childhood leads him to a junkyard, where gunfire erupts and a grisly scene is discovered.
His Dark Materials
Adapted from Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, this imaginative series is massive in scope, beautiful in story, rich with talent and filled with glorious eccentricities. The story follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. Also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy and Clarke Peters.
The Good Doctor: “45-Degree Angle”
While performing his first solo surgery, Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) alienates a nurse, which puts his residency in jeopardy. Dr. Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) disagrees with Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) on a risky surgery, and Dr. Browne (Antonia Thomas) spirals into self-destructive behaviors, causing negative ramifications in the workplace.
The Season 6 premiere finds Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif meeting with reality diva and former patient Tiffany “New York” Pollard, who is experiencing symptoms of BII (breast implant illness). Plus, formerly rejected patient Jonathan Fung returns in desperate need of the doctors’ help for his multiple lip-filler injections the doctors previously advised him against.
People Magazine Investigates
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Original reporting from People magazine’s award-winning true-crime editorial team anchors this series, returning with new episodes that delve into the extraordinary tales of ordinary people thrust into the national spotlight following notorious crimes.
Bluff City Law: “American Epidemic”
Sydney (Caitlin McGee), Elijah (Jimmy Smits) and Briana (MaameYaa Boafo) take on a “pill mill” owner responsible for creating an addiction epidemic in a small Tennessee town. Jake (Barry Sloane) helps George (Scott Shepherd) move forward in his post-prison life.
Independent Lens: “Decade of Fire”
Discover why the Bronx burned in the 1970s. Through archival and home movie footage, this film reveals the real reasons for the devastation and shows what can happen when a community chooses to fight back and reclaim their neighborhood.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
The End of the F***ing World
Based on the award-winning comic books by Charles Forsman, this series returns to tell the story of teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden).
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
In Season 4 of the animated series, Catra vows to conquer Etheria before Horde Prime arrives, Glimmer struggles with a new role, and Adora and the princesses face treachery old and new.
Star of the Month: Bette Davis
TCM, beginning at 6am
Each Tuesday in November, Turner Classic Movies devotes its programming day to the films of legendary actress Bette Davis. Today’s lineup begins with her small, early role in Waterloo Bridge (1931), and also includes 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932), Of Human Bondage (1934), The Big Shakedown (1934) and more.
College Basketball: State Farm Champions Classic
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
Four of college hoops’ top-flight programs are back at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the State Farm Champions Classic, which this year has the Kansas Jayhawks against the Duke Blue Devils, followed by the Kentucky Wildcats vs. the Michigan State Spartans.
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!
ABC, 8pm Live
As a tribute to the classic animated film The Little Mermaid for its 30th anniversary, this live musical event — described as using a “never-before-seen hybrid format” with intricate sets and costumes — will interweave live musical performances of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s enduring songs into a broadcast of the original movie. The cast includes Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) as Ariel, rapper Shaggy voicing Sebastian the crab and Queen Latifah as sea witch Ursula.
In the new episode “Institutionalized,” a petty officer’s son is found murdered at a party, and evidence suggests Kasie’s (Diona Reasonover) lifelong best friend, Dante Brown (guest star Devale Ellis), is the suspect.
The Resident: “Nurses’ Day”
In the new episode “Nurses’ Day,” Chastain Memorial Hospital’s nurses are severely understaffed and overworked, leaving them all feeling exhausted and underappreciated.
The Real Housewives of Orange County: “Best Frenemies Forever”
The gossip from the Tea Party has Braunwyn in Kelly’s crosshairs, but Braunwyn defends herself against the accusations and comes clean about who truly talked about Kelly. Shannon gets a shock when she finds out someone has been negative towards her.
After a Wall Street investor is murdered, the team is led to an insider-trading ring that uses unconventional methods to gain information in the new episode “Outsider.”
Arrow: “Present Tense”
The CW, 9pm
When a mysterious new Deathstroke appears in Star City, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Team Arrow insist on taking down this villain themselves. Meanwhile, reeling from the loss of one of their own, the future Team Arrow figures out a new way to try and stop JJ (Charlie Barnett).
Relatively Evil: “A Family to Fear”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Susan Greene and Dennis Goins get a new lease on love later in life when they marry after several months of dating. After they tie the knot, the couple must face each other’s dark side and, worse, family members. The darkness culminates in a weekend-long crime spree that tears the family apart.
This Is Us: “The Dinner and the Date”
Deja (Lyric Ross) pushes the boundaries of Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) trust. In the past, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) invite Randall’s (Lonnie Chavis) new teacher over for dinner.
Frontline: “In the Age of AI”
Explore the promise and perils of artificial intelligence (AI), from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the U.S. and China. This new industrial revolution will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and may allow the emergence of the surveillance society.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Matthew 5:9”
In the new episode “Matthew 5:9,” Lasalle (Lucas Black) hopes to avenge his brother’s murder by tracking a drug ring in Alabama he believes is responsible.
In the Season 7 premiere, Marcus Lemonis visits Dante’s, an Italian restaurant in New Jersey, to try to teach owner Dante management skills. But if Dante’s loving father Jimmy can’t learn to stay out of the way, Dante may never grow up and his business could be cooked.
Running Wild With Bear Grylls
National Geographic, 10pm
For Season 5, Running Wild moves to Nat Geo as world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls invites celebrities to join him on breathtaking adventures around the world. Grylls’ guests include actors Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Zachary Quinto and Channing Tatum; free-climber Alex Honnold; radio personality Bobby Bones; supermodel Cara Delevingne; former wrestler Dave Bautista; comedian Joel McHale; and actor, comedian and retired USMC Reserve Lt. Col. Rob Riggle.
New Amsterdam: “Good Soldiers”
When Kapoor (Anupam Kher) introduces a patient to Iggy’s (Tyler Labine) PTSD group, a creative treatment plan causes turmoil. Meanwhile, Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) discovers a long-kept secret regarding a patient that leads to trouble for Max (Ryan Eggold) and the board.
Travel Channel, 10pm
In each episode, celebrities tell their terrifying tales of coming face-to-face with unexplained phenomena. Among the stars in the premiere episode, Howie Mandel tells of how a spirit in his home targeted his young daughter.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
A star-studded NBA doubleheader on ESPN has Stephen Curry and the Warriors vs. James Harden and the Rockets in Houston, followed by Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers in Los Angeles.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: “Sex, Lies and Video Debates”
Teresa awaits Joe’s release from prison and transfer to an immigration detention facility as rumors swirl that she is having an affair with a 20-something-year-old boy toy. Meanwhile, Jennifer posts a nasty video about Jackie on Instagram, and Teresa and Jackie spar when Jackie says she believes the cheating rumors.
Chicago Med: “Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings”
Drs. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) sink their teeth into a bloodthirsty case. Dr. Marcel (Dominic Rains) and Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) throw a traditional crawfish boil for the staff. A new relationship blossoms while another is left on rocky ground.
NHL Hockey: Detroit at N.Y. Rangers
NBCSN, 8pm Live
Anthony Mantha leads the Detroit Red Wings into New York City’s Madison Square Garden for this Wednesday Night Hockey matchup against Mika Zibanejad and the Rangers.
Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers
As part of the network’s monthlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers, Michael McKean narrates this documentary that showcases some of the most pivotal personalities in filmmaking, including trailblazing cameraman Billy Blitzer, silent star Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo and her personal lensman William Daniels, and more.
Modern Family: “A Game of Chicken”
Gloria (Sofía Vergara) is using her alone time with the twins as an opportunity to secretly baptize them before Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Dylan (Reid Ewing) get home. Meanwhile, Claire (Julie Bowen) is still dealing with the fallout from the smart closet fiasco, and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) is at war with his school’s mascot, who is threatening his chance at securing a new college coaching job.
Almost Family: “Risky AF”
Julia (Brittany Snow) is forced to make a drastic decision when she finds out that Isaac (Mustafa Elzein) has been secretly working with Leon (Timothy Hutton) for advice on his current patients in the new episode “Risky AF.”
This look at the unique history and contemporary legacy of New York City’s legendary, star-making Apollo Theater features interviews with such artists as Common, Jamie Foxx, Savion Glover, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson and Pharrell Williams.
Chicago Fire: “Welcome to Crazytown”
Severide (Taylor Kinney) must make a tough decision about the future of his career at Firehouse 51. Herrmann (David Eigenberg) deals with the consequences of his temper after a run-in with a Chicago police officer. Cruz (Joe Minoso) is excited to demonstrate the Slamigan at the Firefighting Expo. Commissioner Grissom (Gary Cole) returns.
Stumptown: “Dex, Drugs and Rock & Roll”
When Dex’s (Cobie Smulders) ex Fiona (guest star Ioanna Gika), a famous musician, comes into town for a performance, Dex must protect her from a stalker. Meanwhile, Grey (Jake Johnson) continues to receive the cold shoulder from Dex, and Tookie (Adrian Martinez) and Lt. Cosgrove (Camryn Manheim) develop a new friendship.
In the new episode “Kingdom,” the Harrelsons have a tense family reunion when Hondo’s (Shemar Moore) older sister, Winnie (guest star April Parker Jones), begrudgingly arrives in Los Angeles to see their sick father (Obba Babatundé) for the first time in decades.
Back in the Game
Former NFL star Michael Strahan is an executive producer of this series hosted by former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. In each episode, A-Rod offers guidance to fellow celebrities hoping to get back on the path of financial stability. In the series premiere, Rodriguez enlists the help of Marcus Lemonis (host of CNBC’s The Profit) to help former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield take control of his financial future.
Chicago P.D.: “Informant”
Voight (Jason Beghe) pulls Darius (Michael Beach) in after Crawford (Paul Adelstein) asks Intelligence to investigate a dangerous drug, but there is little trust in the relationship. When their plan to nail a dealer goes awry and another CI is murdered, the team must make a tough decision about Darius.
Life From Above: “Patterned Planet”
Discover the weird and wonderful shapes that cover Earth’s surface — as seen from space. The Australian Outback is covered in pale spots thanks to digging wombats, and hundreds of elephants tear into the endless green of the Congo forest canopy.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Grey’s Anatomy: “Papa Don’t Preach”
Catherine (Debbie Allen) is back in town and has no idea what’s been going on between Jackson (Jesse Williams) and Maggie (Kelly McCreary), while her relationship with Richard (James Pickens Jr.) has become distant. Maggie is shocked to learn about some of Richard’s relatives who are seeking help.
Young Sheldon: “A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm”
Guest Star Alert!
A church carnival leads Missy (Raegan Revord) to try out for the baseball team. Craig T. Nelson guest-stars as Coach Dale in the new episode “A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm.”
College Football: Temple at South Florida
ESPN, 8pm Live
The South Florida Bulls host this Thursday primetime game vs. the Temple Owls at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
NFL Football: L.A. Chargers at Oakland
FOX & NFL Network, 8pm Live
This AFC West rivalry game has Philip Rivers and the L.A. Chargers in Oakland to face Derek Carr and the Raiders on Thursday Night Football.
Superstore: “Shoplifter Rehab”
Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Glenn (Mark McKinney) hatch a plan to make Amy look like a tough boss after she loses face in front of the district manager (Justina Machado). Dina (Lauren Ash) recruits Mateo (Nico Santos) to help her run Cloud 9’s shoplifter rehabilitation program — with a few of Dina’s personal tweaks.
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s NBA doubleheader has the Boston Celtics at the Charlotte Hornets, followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at the L.A. Clippers.
The Unicorn: “Three Men Out”
In the new episode “Three Men Out,” Forrest (Rob Corddry) and Ben (Omar Miller) decide to be “wing men” when Wade (Walton Goggins) visits a local hot spot to meet people instead of using a dating app.
Perfect Harmony: “Rivalry Week”
After Pastor Magnus (John Carroll Lynch) invites the Second First Choir to perform at the Church of Perpetual Praise, Arthur (Bradley Whitford) resolves to sound better than ever to spite him. But when he adds a new singer to the choir — a woman from Ginny’s (Anna Camp) past — Ginny spirals over how to coexist with a choir member she hates.
Mom: “Wile E. Coyote and a Pretentious Douche”
Christy (Anna Faris) tries to embrace positivity after having a meltdown. Guest star Rainn Wilson returns as Bonnie’s (Allison Janney) therapist in the new episode “Wile E. Coyote and a Pretentious Douche.”
A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Hotel manager Willow (Rachael Leigh Cook) returns to her stunning Virginia hometown to help her sister plan a Christmas wedding at the inn her family once owned. She must work with the inn’s current owner David (Benjamin Ayres), who wants to let go of the past.
The Good Place: “Help Is Other People”
On the last day of the experiment, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) is faced with one final ethical dilemma.
Carol’s Second Act: “Game Changer”
The hospital is abuzz when Carol (Patricia Heaton) is assigned to care for a star college football player with a broken rib in the new episode “Game Changer.”
Will & Grace: “With Enemies Like These”
Will (Eric McCormack) discovers a way to finally get back at Jack (Sean Hayes) for years of relentlessly mocking his hairline. Grace (Debra Messing) is determined to prove to Mrs. Timmer (guest star Livia Treviño) she’s strong enough to handle the challenges of being a single mother. Karen (Megan Mullally) gets an invite to Stan’s old poker game and squares off against Stanley’s brother, Danley Walker (guest star Patton Oswalt).
In the new episode “790,” the team is asked to assess the veracity of a local prophetess, Grace Ling (guest star Li Jun Li), and they are shaken when they see one of her visions come to life.
Law & Order: SVU: “Counselor, It’s Chinatown”
The SVU joins an undercover task force in busting a human trafficking ring.
Friday, Nov. 8
Green Eggs and Ham
Based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss, this animated series follows opposites Guy and Sam as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far-off zoo. Along the way, they learn to try new things like hope, friendship and, of course, a certain delectable dish.
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays
In Season 2, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith again judge festive treats baked by some favorite former competitors.
Let It Snow
A group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, an epic party and more. Notable stars include Joan Cusack and Kiernan Shipka.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
In a tip of the Wildcat hat to fans of High School Musical, three television networks — ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform — will present the first episode of this upcoming Disney+ show for one night only.
Was I Really Kidnapped?
Inspired by a true story. After suffering torment and abuse at the hands of her abductor, Elle (Michelle Mylett) is released on the side of the road with no explanation. Her boyfriend Billy (Jacob Blair) and sister Jen (Anna Hardwick) rush to her aid after she’s found, but the reunion is derailed by detectives who doubt her story, leading her to clear her name and identify her attacker. Kyle Buchanan also stars.
The Blacklist: “Dr. Lewis Powell”
Red (James Spader) alerts the FBI to the suspicious death of a scientist specializing in artificial intelligence research. Meanwhile, Francesca Campbell (guest star Natalie Paul) further entangles herself in Red’s criminal activities.
Magnum P.I.: “The Man in the Secret Room”
Guest Star Alert!
In the new episode “The Man in the Secret Room,” Magnum (Jay Hernandez) investigates the death of a hotel guest who was thrown from her room’s balcony while working on a secret investigation of her own. Lee Majors guest stars in the new episode “The Man in the Secret Room,” which also features returning guest stars Corbin Bernsen and Larry Manetti.
Holiday for Heroes
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
After exchanging long-distance letters for a year, a soldier and a woman meet in real life and try to decide if their friendship can exist off the page. Stars Marc Blucas, Melissa Claire Egan and Patti Murin.
Great Performances: “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I”
Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam.
College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic: Baylor vs. Washington
ESPN, 9:30pm Live
ESPN’s Armed Forces Classic celebrates Veterans Day weekend with this college basketball game in partnership with the U.S. military’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The game features the Baylor Bears vs. the Washington Huskies at Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
Blue Bloods: “Higher Standards”
Frank (Tom Selleck) and Jamie (Will Estes) are at odds over the public’s treatment of cops after rowdy teens pour water on two rookies in the new episode “Higher Standards.”
Gold Rush: White Water
Discovery Channel, 10pm
The Gold Rush spinoff returns for its third season, which finds the father-and-son team of Fred and Dustin Hurt splitting up and working on separate claims to double their chances of striking it rich. The race is on as they uncover more gold than any other season before.
In Search Of: “The Bermuda Triangle”
In this episode, host Zachary Quinto enters the mysterious Bermuda Triangle by sea and by air and learns a shocking theory that could completely redraw the map of this infamous area that has seen numerous disasters and disappearances.
Long Lost Family: “Are They Looking for Me?”
Hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner join forces attempting to solve the childhood mystery of why a woman was separated from her birth family at the age of 2. The miraculous journey resolves multiple family mysteries and reveals the most unexpected guest at a family funeral.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Picture a Perfect Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Merritt Patterson stars as a photographer who travels the world and takes a few days off around the holidays to care for her grandmother. While there, she meets her neighbor (Jon Cor), who needs help watching his 7-year-old nephew.
When her Philadelphia radio station is closed for repairs during the holidays, DJ Kara Porter (Keshia Knight Pulliam) is forced to broadcast from the small town of Bethlehem. Desperate to get promoted outside of the year-round holiday station Radio Christmas, Kara attempts to uncover the identity of the town’s Secret Santa, who has saved Bethlehem’s Christmas festivities. Along the way, she discovers the true meaning of family, community, love and Christmas. Michael Xavier, Tim Reid and Belinda Montgomery also star.
Annie (Sara Canning) faces a crisis when her husband leaves their Amish world to live among “normal Americans” and seeks custody of their son. Steve Byers, Ryan Bruce and Gabrielle Rose also star.
Blue Planet Now
BBC America, 9pm
This four-part series, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed landmark series Blue Planet II, explores the health of our oceans and marine life across the globe. The premiere episode, “Whale Sanctuary,” visits the world’s biggest whale nursery for gray whales and their young.
Sea of Shadows
National Geographic, 9pm
This stunning documentary chronicles the race to save the vaquita, a small species of porpoise (type of whale) found in the Sea of Cortez.