•••Series premieres: "The Lylas," 9 p.m. Friday, WE (a pop group comprised of Bruno Mars' sisters moves to L.A. to record their debut album); "American Jungle," 10 p.m. Sunday, History (primitive clansmen hunt wild animals in Hawaiian jungles); "Thicker Than Water: The Tankards," 9 p.m. Sunday, Bravo (the "Godfather of Gospel Jazz" Ben Tankard and his blended family); "Church Rescue," 10 p.m. Monday, National Geographic (a consulting company helps faith-based organizations); "Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell," 10 p.m. Monday, Discovery (Grylls re-enacts real-life survival stories; moves to regular timeslot at 10 p.m. Wednesday); "A Crime to Remember," 10 p.m. Tuesday, ID (notorious crimes of the past); "Lost Survivors," 11 p.m. Tuesday, Travel (a survivalist couple is stranded in an undisclosed location with few supplies or clues and must get back to civilization).Season premieres: "Guinness World Records Unleashed," 8 p.m. Thursday, TruTV; "The Devil You Know," 10:30 p.m. Thursday, ID; "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," 9 p.m. Friday, TLC; "Finding Bigfoot," 10 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet; "Burning Love," 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, E!Series finale: "Shake It Up," 9 p.m. Sunday, Disney.Season finales: "Tamar & Vince," 9 p.m. Thursday, WE; "MasterChef Junior," 8 p.m. Friday, Fox; "America's Next Top Model," 9 p.m. Friday, CW (part one); "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," 9 p.m. Sunday, E!; "Alaskan Women Looking for Love," 10 p.m. Sunday, TLC.Specials: "Inside the Actors Studio" with the "Arrested Development" cast and creator, 8 p.m. Thursday, Bravo; "Macklemore's Big Surprise," 10 p.m. Thursday, E! (the rapper helps renovate the home of his mother-in-law, whom he credits for saving him from drug addiction); "Great Performances: Stephen Sondheim's 'Company' with the New York Philharmonic," 9 p.m. Friday, PBS (with Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Cryer, Patti LuPone and Martha Plimpton); "Miss Universe," 9 p.m. Saturday, NBC; "2013 MTV Europe Music Awards," 7 p.m. Sunday, MTV (performances by Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and The Killers); "MAD's 100th Episode Special," 8:30 p.m. Monday, Cartoon Network; "Face Off: Naked and Painted," 9 p.m. Tuesday, Syfy (a look at the art of body painting).JFK specials: "JFK: The Final Hours," 8 p.m. Friday, National Geographic (Bill Paxton-narrated documentary taken from firsthand accounts); "Killing Kennedy," 8 p.m. Sunday, National Geographic (TV movie based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's book; starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin); "American Experience: JFK," 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, PBS (two-part profile); "Secrets of the Dead: JFK, One PM Central Standard Time," 10 p.m. Wednesday, PBS (George Clooney-narrated hour examining how the assassination was reported by journalists on the scene and Walter Cronkite in New York); "Nova: Cold Case JFK," 9 p.m. Wednesday, PBS (the assassination is re-examined with modern technology and contemporary scientific techniques).TV movie: "A Country Christmas Story," 8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime (holiday drama with Dolly Parton and Brian McKnight about a young Appalachian singer and the country music legacy of African-Americans).Of note: Adam Lambert begins his guest arc on "Glee," 9 p.m. Thursday, Fox.W.Va. alert: PBS will air Huntington performer Mitzi Sinnott's "SNAPSHOT: a true story of love interrupted by invasion" at 8 p.m. Sunday and again at 9 p.m. Nov. 26. The one-woman play, recorded at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center earlier this year, is the story of Sinnott's search for her father, Lorenzo Batts Jr., who lived in Huntington and was the lead singer of The Explosive Dynamiks before being drafted in the Vietnam War, getting injured in combat and returning to the U.S. with severe PTSD that progressed into schizophrenia.
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