"How Sherlock Changed the World" on PBS.

Forensic science got a boost from a fictional detective: "How Sherlock Changed the World" on KOCE. (Brendan Easton / PBS / December 16, 2013)

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This week's TV Movies  

 



 
SERIES

NCIS When dozens of children from military families are stricken with a mysterious illness, Gibbs, Abby and Jimmy (Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen) and his colleagues with the Naval Medical Research Center try to find a cure before the holidays in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

NCIS: Los Angeles The team looks for a motive when a senator's daughter (Michelle Trachtenberg) is attacked in this new episode. 9 p.m. CBS

The Voice The winner of the singing competition is revealed in a season finale that features performances by Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo and OneRepublic. 9 p.m. NBC

SPECIALS

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 This new special looks back at Michigan's Copper Country strike of 1913 that led to the deaths of 73 children at a union Christmas party, which is classified as the deadliest unsolved mass killing in U.S. history. 8 p.m. KOCE

How Sherlock Changed the World In the late 1800s, a time when police relied on eyewitness testimony and "smoking gun" evidence to catch criminals, a fictional sleuth named Sherlock Holmes was solving mysteries using blood, ballistics, fingerprints and footprints. This new special revisits real-life cases that were cracked using Holmes' techniques, including a case solved by his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. 9 p.m. KOCE


TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Tim Stevens; Lupita Nyong'o; Danny Meyer. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Jane Pauley; Pentatonix performs; Megan Hilty. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America John Mayer; Katy Perry; Will Ferrell; Robert DeNiro. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Rena Sofer ("The Bold and the Beautiful"); Ashley Rickards ("Awkward"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Taniya Nayak; Peter Walsh. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL