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Say Hey, Willie Mays!
Nelson George directed this documentary film exploring the life, career and legacy of Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays. It includes interviews with baseball greats, journalists, broadcasters and Mays’ family.
Midterm Elections 2022
Most broadcast networks and cable news services will have coverage and analysis of the 2022 midterm elections to various degrees, most likely in primetime as results come in, but some also beginning coverage earlier in the day.
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live
TNT’s NHL doubleheader has the Edmonton Oilers at the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators at the Seattle Kraken.
The Resident: “The Chimera”
When a prison doctor believes a death row inmate is lying about his symptoms, Conrad and Raptor (Matt Czuchry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner) are called in to examine him in the new episode “The Chimera.”
Life Below Zero
Nat Geo, 8pm
In “Forbidden Lands,” as spring weather begins to arrive, secluded Alaskans must venture into their ever-changing landscapes for survival necessities. Ricko DeWilde sets out for a critical hunt on once-forbidden land; Andy and Denise train a new lead sled dog and explore the frozen canyons around them; Sue Aikens goes on a wild goose chase on the tundra; and Chip Hailstone embarks on a final winter hunt for elusive prey.
TCM Birthday Tribute: Dorothy Dandridge
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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The daughter of an entertainer mother, Dorothy Jean Dandridge began singing as a small child, performing with her sister and eventually landing gigs at popular spots such as the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater and the London Palladium. Soon enough, Hollywood came calling for the beautiful young chanteuse, and though her staunch refusal to be typecast slowed her film career, she continued to appear on the big screen, often as a performer, until pithier (and sometimes scandalous for their time) roles came her way. In 1955, Dandridge became the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for her spellbinding turn as the lead character in Otto Preminger’s adaptation of Oscar Hammerstein’s Carmen Jones (1954). Though personal and professional turmoil would lead to her premature death at age 42 in 1965, Dandridge’s legacy lives on, and tonight TCM celebrates what would have been her 100th birthday with a six-film retrospective beginning with that Oscar-noticed role. Up next, Bright Road (1953), culled from a Ladies Home Journal true story, features Dandridge as devoted teacher Jane Richards, who refuses to give up on a troubled boy. Dandridge’s Carmen Jones costar Harry Belafonte also stars. Based on the Alec Waugh novel and filmed on location in the British West Indies, Island in the Sun (1957) again unites Dandridge and Belafonte in the bold tale of race relations, politics and matters of the heart on a fictional Caribbean island. James Mason, Joan Fontaine and Joan Collins also appear. In the controversial Tamango (1958), Dandridge plays an African slave torn between the chance for freedom and her loyalty to fellow slaves captured by her secret lover, Dutch sea captain John Reiker. Dandridge and Mason reunite in The Decks Ran Red (1958), which places a gutsy Dandridge among a mostly male cast in the tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas. Finally, Dandridge plays an African queen who must count on Lex Barker’s legendary jungle warrior to protect her people from gunrunners and a rival tribe in Tarzan’s Peril (1951). The film was praised for its convincing integration of footage shot in Kenya and America.
Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown
Food Network, 9pm
This three-round Thanksgiving-themed battle tweaks the Beat Bobby Flay format by bringing back eliminated chefs for a two-against-two cookoff. Yup, Flay gets an assist!
Monarch: “The Crown”
Luke (Joshua Sasse) is concerned Jamie (guest star Damon Dayoub) is getting too close to the Roman family in the new episode “The Crown.”
Save Our Squad With David Beckham
Soccer superstar David Beckham returns to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots soccer team who are at the bottom of their league and facing relegation. This isn’t just any league; it’s the same league in which Beckham played as a young boy. This four-episode docuseries (all available today) follows him as, working with the head coaches, he tries to turn the team’s fortunes around.
This collection of six animated shorts (all available today) based on the Zootopia feature film dives deeper into the lives of the movie’s intriguing animal characters, including newly married arctic shrew Fru Fru (voice of Leah Latham) and Flash (Raymond S. Persi), the sloth full of surprises. The voice cast also includes several other actors reprising their film characters, including Idris Elba as Chief Bogo, Alan Tudyk as Duke Weaselton, Kristen Bell as Priscilla, Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps and Tommy Chong as Yax, among others.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Elisabeth Moss-led adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel finishes up its fifth season with this episode. The drama has been renewed for a sixth and final season. Creator/showrunner Bruce Miller is also actively developing a follow-up series called The Testaments, which picks up the story years later.
Season 5 of this drama about the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II is the first season to be released following the real queen’s passing in September. Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce and Lesley Manville step into the respective roles of Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret, which they’ll continue in the sixth and final season. These two seasons cover the queen’s reign in the late 20th/21st centuries. Other new cast members include Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Dominic West as Prince Charles and Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major.
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
It’s a battle of the boroughs as the N.Y. Knicks visit the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Then Los Angeles teams duke it out at Crypto.com Arena as the Lakers take on the Clippers.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards
ABC, 8pm Live
Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning host Country Music’s Biggest Night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. First-time nominee Lainey Wilson leads the list with six nominations, followed by Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton and songwriter/producer Shane McAnally each with five.
DC’s Stargirl: “Frenemies – Chapter Ten: The Killer”
The CW, 8pm
Courtney and the team regroup after a dramatic confrontation leaves battle lines clearly drawn.
Discovery Channel, 8pm
Season 12 of this reality series finds the moonshiners tested as never before when inflation and supply chain disruptions hit Appalachia. They must dig deep into their shared roots for secrets to surviving skyrocketing prices while inventing clever new ways to make their backwoods beverages and earn a tidy tax-free profit.
Pawn Stars Do America
In this eight-episode spinoff of Pawn Stars, that series’ Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell step out of their Las Vegas pawn shop to connect with fans in eight different cities and seek out rare items. The episodes crisscross the country as the crew visits the following locations: Austin; Denver; Savannah; San Francisco; Seattle; Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; and Winston-Salem.
Chicago Med: “The Clothes Make the Man … or Do They?”
Archer’s (Steven Weber) troubled son Sean (Luigi Sottile) is in danger, Crockett (Dominic Raines) and Charles (Oliver Platt) help a transplant patient experiencing psychosis, and Hannah (Jessy Schram) and Will (Nick Gehlfuss) grow close again. Through it all, supply chain issues have left the hospital short on scrubs!
Nature: “American Ocelot”
With fewer than 120 known to be remaining in the United States, the ocelot is one of the country’s most endangered wildcats, and stakes are high for its survival. Wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters documents these rare and elusive animals in South Texas while meeting with biologists, ranchers and the cats themselves. Through camera-trap cinematography, witness a rare glimpse into what is required of a mother ocelot to raise her young successfully.
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
In “Hard Nut to Crack,” witness the web of symbiotic relationships formed between a Brazil nut tree and the plants, animals and insects around it. Discover the secrets of a 500-year-old, 160-pound Brazil nut tree during the wet and dry seasons in the Peruvian Amazon.
TCM Spotlight: Royal Treatments: “British Royalty — Part 2”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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TCM’s monthlong Wednesday night look at movies about real and fictional royals continues this evening with the second of two lineups featuring films about British monarchs. It starts with Young Bess (1953), a biopic about the early life of the future Queen Elizabeth I, from her childhood to just prior to her ascension to the throne, with Jean Simmons in the title role and Charles Laughton as King Henry VIII. Elizabeth I also features in the next film, The Virgin Queen (1955), which focuses on the relationship between the monarch (Bette Davis) and Sir Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd). Following that is a drama that jumps ahead a few hundred years in British history: Mrs. Brown (1997), which looks at the uproar that ensued from the relationship between the recently widowed Queen Victoria (Best Actress Oscar nominee Judi Dench) and John Brown (Billy Connolly), her Scottish personal attendant. The final two films go way back, to the early myths of King Arthur: the musical fantasy/drama Camelot (1967), with Richard Harris as Arthur and Vanessa Redgrave as Guinevere; and Knights of the Round Table (1953), led by Mel Ferrer and Ava Gardner as those respective characters.
Kung Fu: “Rescue”
The CW, 9pm
Nicky, Henry, Ryan and Pei-Ling try to make sense of some disturbing information.
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The competition series returns for Season 4, with more of America’s top legal and outlaw distillers going head-to-head to turn raw ingredients into authentic handcrafted spirits.
Property Brothers: Forever Home: “All Grown Up”
With three kids growing up fast, a family’s needs have evolved, and their house is ready for a major change. Drew and Jonathan Scott make the most of a vast main living area with a mature style the entire family will love for decades to come.
Chicago Fire: “Angry Is Easier”
Herrmann (David Eigenberg) is tasked with fulfilling a man’s dying wish; Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) reflects on her Girls on Fire program after one of her students graduates from the Fire Academy; and a heckler harasses Firehouse 51.
NOVA: “Crypto Decoded”
From Bitcoin to NFTs, cryptocurrencies are making headlines and claiming a growing slice of global financial activity. But what exactly are they, and how do they work? A wide range of experts go beyond the hype to unravel the social and technological underpinnings of “crypto” — exploring the possibility that this new technology may change much more than just money.
Discovery Channel, 10pm
In Season 3, the brothers plan to gather 10 of the most iconic diesel vehicles ever built, give them complete overhauls and sell them off in the wildest diesel auction ever.
If We’re Being Honest With Laverne Cox
Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox loves getting into people’s business. Following the success of her Emmy special, Cox is back with more powerful conversations with today’s most fascinating celebrities, where she helps reveal fresh perspectives, inspiring stories of adversity and the driving force behind them.
Hard Knocks in Season: The Arizona Cardinals
Season 2 of this Hard Knocks documentary series follows the Arizona Cardinals as they navigate the challenges of an NFL season and battle to return to the postseason.
We all have our prized things — family heirlooms, childhood toys, first cars, war medals, uniforms. In this series, a cast of restorers from different cultural backgrounds and areas of expertise are hired by a family member or friend of someone special to secretly restore that person’s prized possession, whether it’s a 1950s milk truck or a 1970s Star Wars Millennium Falcon toy.
Chicago P.D.: “Into the Deep”
When actionable evidence finally surfaces against Sean O’Neal (Jefferson White), Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and the team work relentlessly to build a case in secret. They also discover that Sean is more elusive and dangerous than anticipated.
Secrets of the Dead: “Hidden in the Amazon”
Recent discoveries and technological advances shed new light on our understanding of pre-Columbian societies in the Amazon. Scientists speculate the rainforest was home to between 8 and 10 million people living in large, well-established communities.
The First Noelle
In this holiday rom-com, after 20 years of friendship, Terrance (Todd Anthony) and Noelle (Novi Brown) finally decide to date each other, but ultimately break up when Terrance moves to London for work. But now that Terrance is back in Atlanta for Christmas with his new girl (Lala Milan), who is also named Noelle, the OG Noelle is determined to get him back.
The Big Brunch
Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) created this brunch-themed cooking competition. Three new episodes are available both today and next Thursday, Nov. 17. The season concludes with two episodes on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.
Falling for Christmas
Lindsay Lohan leads this holiday romantic comedy as a newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress who gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner (Chord Overstreet) and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.
Lost Bullet 2
This follow-up to the 2020 French action thriller reunites director Guillaume Pierret with stars Alban Lenoir (as Lino) and Stéfi Celma (as Julia). After the death of Charas, Lino and Julia have taken over to form a new narcotic unit. Lino continues his hunt for the murderers of his brother and his mentor, and won’t let anyone get in his way.
The Good Fight
Christine Baranski’s acclaimed legal drama spinoff of The Good Wife wraps up its sixth and final season.
In this crime drama (formerly known as The Missing), NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham (Jeff Wilbusch) — whose belief in mankind helps him uncover the truth, and who is guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles — is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down. Juliana Canfield, Karen Robinson and Michael Mosley costar. The series is directed and executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain Man), with a musical score co-composed by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer (2021’s Dune, 1994’s The Lion King).
Young Sheldon: “A Tougher Nut and a Note on File”
Sheldon’s (Iain Armitage) search for a comic book leads him to a breakthrough in the new episode “A Tougher Nut and a Note on File.”
Walker: “Something There That Wasn’t There Before”
The CW, 8pm
Walker makes good on his promise to Liam to finally discuss captivity.
Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America
Discovery Channel, 8pm
Scattered across the United States are abandoned structures — forgotten ruins of the past, monuments to a bygone era. This series takes a look at some of them, with each building shining a light on the story of this land and its people.
Law & Order: “Only the Lonely”
A crisis consultant who has made many enemies on behalf of her clients is murdered. Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) must set aside the potential damage to a witness’ reputation in order to strengthen their case.
Star of the Month: James Mason
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies continues its monthlong Thursday night salute to famed British actor James Mason with this evening’s eight-film lineup of highlights from the star’s 1950s and ’60s films. Two of them feature Mason in what are among his most recognized performances: Georgy Girl, the 1966 British romantic comedy/drama that netted him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a Best Actress nod for Lynn Redgrave as the title character; and Lolita (1962), with Mason as Professor Humbert Humbert alongside Sue Lyon as the title character and Shelley Winters as her mother in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel. Both these films air in late night/early tomorrow morning, and are bookended by Mason films that are perhaps not as known. Starting the evening and leading into Georgy Girl are the dramas Bigger Than Life (1956) and The Pumpkin Eater (1964). Following Lolita are the suspense films Cry Terror! (1958) and The Decks Ran Red (1958); the romantic comedy/fantasy Forever, Darling (1956); and the romantic drama anthology The Story of Three Loves (1953).
Hell’s Kitchen: “Til Chef Do Us Part”
The contestants are challenged to create a wedding dinner menu in the new episode “Til Chef Do Us Part.”
NFL Football: Atlanta at Carolina
Prime Video, 8:15pm Live
NFC South foes collide in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 10’s edition of Thursday Night Football.
Ghosts: “Dumb Deaths”
When the TV docuseries Dumb Deaths films at the mansion, ’80s Scout troop leader Pete (Richie Moriarty) learns something new about the day he took an arrow to the neck. Fun fact: Mathew Baynton — a Romantic poet on the U.K. version of Ghosts — plays Pete in the Dumb reenactment.
Welcome to Flatch: “Glowing Up Is Hard to Do”
Kelly (Holmes) gets annoyed that Shrub (Sam Straley) is dating her boss, Barb (Jaime Pressly), and takes measures to break them up in “Glowing Up Is Hard to Do.”
Grey’s Anatomy: “Thunderstruck”
For Benson “Blue” Kwan, the Grey Sloan surgical residency program is a “life-and-death game,” says Harry Shum Jr. “In his eyes, the other interns can destroy his chances of moving ahead.” Until a tragic setback — to be revealed tonight — Blue led a charmed life, marked by the blue ribbons he won in academics and athletics (hence the nickname). A decade older than his rivals, Blue demonstrates superb skills when a lightning storm fills the trauma center with burn patients. Their suffering prompts him to share his own pain with Jules Millin (Adelaide Kane), the fellow intern he casually slept with after their lusty sex ed presentation. Among his reveals: what happened between college and med school that caused his world to crumble. Teases Shum: “Once the emotions come out, he just turns into a puddle.”
So Help Me Todd: “Long Lost Lawrence”
Thanksgiving is a time for families to put aside their differences — even the Wrights. Since the freshman dramedy’s September premiere, we’ve known perfectionist law partner Margaret Wright (Marcia Gay Harden) has three children: black sheep Todd (Skylar Astin), who now works as an investigator at her Portland, Oregon, firm (this week’s case involves a teller injured during a bank robbery); people-pleasing middle child Allison (Madeline Wise), an ER doctor whose garage Todd currently lives in; and Lawrence, who has missed every one of the family dinners that Todd has only recently been reinstated to, presumably because of a demanding job as chief of staff to the state’s governor. But this week, we finally meet the absentee sibling. As the episode opens, Margaret is upset she won’t be spending the holiday — the first since her husband left her — surrounded by all of her family. Allison plans to be with her husband and his relatives, Lawrence is tied up (again), and Todd, well, one out of three is just not enough. So Todd makes it his mission to bring Lawrence (Matthew Wilkas) home from the governor’s annual work retreat.
Walker Independence: “Random Acts”
The CW, 9pm
Abby digs deeper into her husband’s past; Tom tries to impress a railroad executive.
Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue: “Old Parts Are the Best Parts”
Nicole Curtis turns her attention to the inside of the cottage and transforms the top floor into her own personal retreat complete with a bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. She also creates an amazing kids room with a feature that must be seen to be believed.
Call Me Kat: “Call Me the Hot Chick Two”
In the new episode “Call Me the Hot Chick Two,” Kat and Max (Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson) finally go on a first date, but they can’t seem to act like themselves.
CSI: Vegas: “Burned”
A large footprint found near a crime scene puzzles the CSI team as they work to uncover who — or what — killed a father and son in the new episode “Burned.”
After four seasons, the adventures of Earn (Donald Glover), Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) wrap up.
Law & Order: Organized Crime: “All That Glitters”
When the task force goes undercover to bust a jewelry operation they come to realize isn’t just smuggling gold, an unexpected guest from Stabler’s (Christopher Meloni) past arrives to help take the operation down and confront some unresolved feelings.
Sarah Hyland hosts this family-friendly competition series based on last year’s holiday special of the same name. Each week, teams must make Play-Doh creations according to a different theme, with a resident Play-Doh expert, two standing judges and a lineup of celebrity judges weighing in. New episodes are available Fridays.
This half-hour anthology series about middle schoolers in the near future uses science fiction as a backdrop to explore relatable kids’ issues and tell universal stories about growing up.
The hit workplace comedy from creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz returns for Season 3, which finds Ian (McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) navigating the gaming world and their partnership at the newly formed GrimPop Studios, with Dana (Imani Hakim) forced to play mediator to her bosses’ incessant bickering. Back at Mythic Quest, David (David Hornsby) settles into his new role as the boss, where he truly finds himself in charge for the first time, with an even more loyal and militant Jo (Jessie Ennis) returning as his assistant; and Carol (Naomi Ekperigin) attempts to figure out where she fits in after a new promotion. At Berkeley, Rachel (Ashly Burch) struggles to balance her morals with capitalism, while a post-prison Brad (Danny Pudi) tries to return to society as a reformed man. The first two episodes are available today; new episodes drop on Fridays.
Food Network & HGTV Holiday Movies
Following the success of its first holiday scripted feature last year, Food Network is back this Yuletide with two new original films, and is joined by sister network HGTV, which has produced two of its own. All four films premiere today exclusively on discovery+, and each one features fan-favorite personalities from each network among their casts. Titles are: A Christmas Open House (with HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier); Designing Christmas (with HGTV’s Hilary Farr); One Delicious Christmas (with Food’s Bobby Flay); and A Gingerbread Christmas (with Food’s Duff Goldman).
Ghost Brothers: Lights Out
The Season 2 finale of the paranormal series finds Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey checking into Louisville, Kentucky’s infamous Waverly Hills Sanatorium to confront yet another dark chapter in the building’s horrific history. The guys put themselves in a precarious situation when they use real body bags to provoke the spirits.
Is That Black Enough for You?!?
Film historian Elvis Mitchell makes his directorial debut with this film that is both a documentary and a personal essay. It examines the African American contribution to movies released in the landmark era of the 1970s, and provides a deep dive into the impact that point of view had on cinema, as well as popular culture. Artistic voices including Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, Zendaya and others offer their insights on the creators and films that dazzled and inspired.
My Father’s Dragon
Acclaimed animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is behind this film inspired by the award-winning children’s book by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It follows young Elmer (voice of Jacob Tremblay), who, struggling to cope after moving to the city with his mother, runs away in search of a mysterious island and a young dragon (Gaten Matarazzo) who waits to be rescued. The voice cast also includes Whoopi Goldberg, Ian McShane, Dianne Wiest, Rita Moreno and Judy Greer.
This animated series entry in the popular Transformers franchise introduces a new generation of those famous “robots in disguise” — the first Transformers to be born on Earth — who, together with the humans who welcome them in and care for them, redefine what it means to be a family. Along with the newcomers, some established favorite characters will also be on hand, including Bumblebee (voiced by Danny Pudi), Optimus Prime (Alan Tudyk) and Megatron (Rory McCann). Part 1 (the first 10 episodes) is available today.
Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer lead this Western drama series as an aristocratic Englishwoman and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout who come together in 1890 middle America to cross a violent landscape and make their way toward their ultimate destination, the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. There, the full extent of their intertwined history will be truly understood. Stephen Rea, Valerie Pachner, Rafe Spall, Tom Hughes, Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds costar. All six episodes are available today.
In this dark comedy/drama that explores the truths about the complexities of marriage, James Corden stars as Jamie, a star chef whose world implodes when he discovers shocking secrets about his pregnant wife, Amandine (Melia Kreiling). He finds himself hunting for answers with the help of his brother-in-law, Jeff (Colin Morgan), but through this search, the cracks in Jeff’s marriage to Jamie’s sister, Lue (Sally Hawkins), also widen. The six-episode series (all episodes drop today) is written by Jez Butterworth (Ford v Ferrari, the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film).
Veterans Day Movie Marathons
MOVIES!, beginning at 6:15am
TCM, beginning at 12pm
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Between MOVIES! and Turner Classic Movies, you can spend the better part of Veterans Day today watching several famous films about war, the military and veterans.
The MOVIES! marathon begins early in the morning and features eight titles: Halls of Montezuma (1951), Von Ryan’s Express (1965), M*A*S*H (1970), The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960), The Longest Day (1962), The Sand Pebbles (1966), None but the Brave (1965) and Action in the North Atlantic (1943).
TCM starts its marathon in the early afternoon, and its five-film lineup features Sergeant York (1941), Where Eagles Dare (1968), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and The Longest Day (1962).
College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic: Gonzaga vs. Michigan State
ESPN, 6:30pm Live
In honor of Veterans Day, the 2022 Armed Forces Classic college hoops matchup between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Michigan State Spartans takes place on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln docked in San Diego.
The Christmas Retreat
UPtv’s second weekend of holiday movies, dubbed Christmas Spirit Weekend, begins tonight with this original title. When Kim’s (Rhiannon Fish) boyfriend breaks up with her instead of proposing, her mom whisks her away to a Christmas retreat, where she meets the owner’s unemployed brother, Mark (Clayton James). Will they be able to see past the mistakes neither one wants to admit to and let the magic of the season connect them?
Peter Jones CBE, global investor and Dragon on BBC’s “Dragon’s Den” returns to the Tank. First into the Tank is an entrepreneur from Bethesda, Maryland, who presents his luxury apparel line designed to elevate one’s office look and help them escape the office feel. An entrepreneur from Spokane, Washington, pitches his portable solution to enjoying beverages on tap and taking the party wherever one goes; while an entrepreneur from San Diego, California, hopes the Sharks go bananas for his stylish fruit preservation device. A husband and wife from Plano, Texas, hope to get the Sharks buzzing in the Tank with their reimagined, higher-alcohol level, fruit-infused wine collection. Also, Sarah Morety from Santa Monica, California, and her investors Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, update us on Curie, her aluminum-free deodorant and natural product line.
ESPN2 & FS1, beginning at 8pm Live
The East Carolina Pirates visit the Cincinnati Bearcats in an American Athletic Conference game on
ESPN2, and FS1 airs a Pac-12 matchup with the Colorado Buffaloes at the USC Trojans.
In Merry Measure
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Calling all Glee fans! Pop star Darcy (Patti Murin, Chicago Med) heads home to spend the holidays with her sister and niece and finds herself tapped to coach the high school choir. But she has some unwanted help — her former warbling rival, Adam (Brendan Penny, Chesapeake Shores). Can this formerly sparring duo make beautiful music on and off the stage, or will Darcy’s hometown gig hit a sour note?
The Dog Days of Christmas
While visiting her family at Christmas, Annie Blake (Georgia Flood) decides to help three stray dogs get adopted before heading back into her career working for a global nonprofit. But when she runs into local veterinarian Dylan Hawkes (Ezekiel Simat), her old high school debate partner, they team up to save an animal rescue.
Lopez vs. Lopez: “Lopez vs. Anxiety”
George (George Lopez) believes he can fix Mayan’s (Mayan Lopez) anxiety by building her a special Lopez security system made with items from the dollar store.
Young Rock: “Rocky Sucks”
Miami, 1997: As Dwayne (Uli Latukefu) recovers from an injury, he makes a life-changing decision, and upon his return to the WWF, he takes a major risk on the mic and with his character. In 2033, President Taft (Michael Torpey) turns to Dwayne (Dwayne Johnson) for help in a crisis.
Gold Rush: White Water
Discovery Channel, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
The Gold Rush spinoff is back for Season 6, which finds Dustin Hurt — fresh off his biggest gold haul ever — gambling everything for the chance of a life-changing payday after buying a remote claim deep in the Alaskan wilderness that he believes holds more gold than the previous owner believed.
Discovery Channel, 10:15pm
In the season premiere of this Gold Rush aftershow, Christo Doyle visits Parker Schnabel’s claim and gets a personal tour of the miner’s massive operation.
Makeover by Monday
Magnolia Network, 12pm; also streams on discovery+
This series follows renovation specialist Jenni Yolo as she works on projects that have a tight budget and limited time frame. In the premiere, Yolo remodels her friends’ bedroom into an oasis that will provide a nice escape for the parents of four children. She uses DIY-friendly techniques to transform the space, including custom wallpaper and a “faux-denza.”
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The second film that British-born Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood was this terrific, Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1940 spy thriller starring Joel McCrea as American newsman John Jones, who seeks to give up his dull New York beat and experience adventure. But he gets more than he bargained for after being assigned to London as a foreign correspondent. The intrigue Jones gets caught up in becomes the most dangerous story of his career, as the assassination of a Dutch diplomat leads him into a nest of Nazi spies on the eve of World War II. Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders and Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Albert Bassermann also star.
A Tiny Home Christmas
In order to save her family’s contracting business, Blair (Rebecca Dalton) reluctantly teams up with her ex-boyfriend and former costar of a hit home design reality show (Christopher Seivright) to build a tiny home for the unsheltered in the community, rekindling old sparks in the process … and just in time for Christmas.
A Merry Christmas Wish
Great American Family, 8pm
A New York City ad exec (Jill Wagner) returns to her hometown to sell the family farm, but instead reconnects with her childhood friend (Cameron Mathison) and gets involved with organizing the yearly Winter Wonderland event that takes place on the property.
The Royal Nanny
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
MI5 agent Claire (Rachel Skarsten, Batwoman) is assigned to protect the royal family by going undercover as the children’s nanny. But it could be dashing Prince Colin (Dan Jeannotte, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) who proves to be her biggest challenge — by committing the crime of stealing her heart. Also stars Greta Scacchi (Presumed Innocent).
Reindeer Games Homecoming
Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening star in this holiday original. The film follows MacKenzie Graves, a brilliant, competitive, crossword-puzzle-loving biology teacher in Vermont who recently lost her father, a beloved fire chief and the heart of the town’s holiday fundraising tradition “The Reindeer Games.” This holiday, however, her world is rocked when fading Hollywood star, and MacKenzie’s high school crush, Chase Weston comes home for Christmas to visit his family and is begrudgingly roped into participating in the Games.
In “Best Ambitious Additions,” Jasmine Roth and Page Turner go head-to-head in the ultimate renovation face-off. Both are facing ambitious additions as Jasmine helps a couple attempt a massive DIY add-on, while Page assists a team of flippers with their first million-dollar property.
Monday, Nov. 7: Meet Olivia, Aurora and Sophia in TLC’s ‘The Culpo Sisters’
Posted by Cubicle QB That didn’t take long. After losing Bob Costas to MLB Network this week, HBO Sports announced today that they’re sticking FOX Sports’ MLB and NFL pay-by-play announcer Joe Buck into the role formerly held by Costas. Buck will host a quarterly sports talk show with a town-hall format launching in May. Rick Bernstein, executive producer of HBO Sports says, “We will craft the series to showcase Joe’s character and personality. Joe is a tremendous broadcaster and we are thrilled to develop this new platform with him.” Whether Buck will say “fetus-faced windbag” on the show is […]
People are fond of defining the position of vice president as being just one heartbeat away from the most powerful job in the world. But as it turns out, that heartbeat can be so loud and overwhelming that it drowns out many vital attributes of an otherwise solid politician — things like power, poise and, oh-so-often, dignity. “Let me put it this way, I really don’t think anybody who finds themselves as vice president started their political career thinking, ‘One day I will be vice president,’” says Julia Louis-Dreyfus, explaining the crux of the humor found in her new HBO […]
New York Yankees great Derek Jeter has his No. 2 retired and his plaque unveiled in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park May 14. Where to watch: […]
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