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'Dancing' duos, CMA stars: this week

Country music gets a starring role this week in prime time. The CMA Awards will sprawl over three hours Wednesday on ABC.

But you'll see tie-ins on other programs. Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban will be on Wednesday's "Good Morning America," and Urban will perform that morning.

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Lambert and Urban will perform that night on the awards, which start at 8 p.m. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley serve as hosts, and both will perform.

Other scheduled performers include Blake Shelton, Florida George Line, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves and the Band Perry.

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ABC is preempting "Castle" this week for "Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music." Robin Roberts hosts at 10 p.m. Monday. (Blake Shelton sits for a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday, although that program is on CBS.)

Other highlights this week:

Taylor Swift, who is branching out from country music, continues her advising role on "The Voice" at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on NBC.

"Dancing With the Stars" will salute famous duos in the episode at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC. The lineup:

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Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson as Batman & Robin;

Bethany Mota & Derek Hough as Lucy & Ricky Ricardo;

Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy as Romeo & Juliet;

Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev as Bonnie & Clyde;

Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater as Jane & Tarzan;

Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas as Adam & Eve;

Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd as Johnny & June Cash.

The celebrity who receives the highest judges' marks wins immunity from elimination. The other couples will compete in a dance-off for extra points before another celebrity is ejected.

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Tuesday is Election Night, and ABC, CBS and NBC plan specials at 10 p.m. But first, "MasterChef Junior" rejoins the Fox schedule at 8 p.m. Tuesday. ABC will offer back-to-back episodes of "Selfie" at 8 p.m. because "Manhattan Love Story" has been canceled. Then ABC presents "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!" at 9 p.m. Emily VanCamp of "Revenge" hosts the look at Marvel history.

The other networks won't be taking off Wednesday night against the CMA Awards. On The CW's "Arrow," Charlotte Ross ("NYPD Blue") guests as Felicity's mother at 8 p.m. Over on Fox, Orlando's Mandy Moore guest stars on "Red Band Society" at 9 p.m. "The Exes" starts its fourth season at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land.

On Thursday, "The Big Bang Theory" re-creates a high-school prom, and Sheldon feels romantic pressure at 8 p.m. on CBS. On Fox, Phyllis Logan of Downton Abbey" guest stars on "Bones" at 8 p.m. Joe Morton, Portia De Rossi, Sonya Walger and Paul Adelstein guest star on "Scandal" at 9 p.m. on ABC.

"Hawaii Five-0" reaches the 100th-episode milestone at 9 p.m. Friday on CBS. Gavin Rossdale is a guest star. "Shark Tank" salutes Veterans Small Business Week at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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