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TV Picks: Thanksgiving TV, 'Hello Ladies,' 'MasterChef Jr.,' more
TV Picks: Thanksgiving TV, 'Hello Ladies,' 'MasterChef Jr.,' more

"Hello Ladies: The Movie" (HBO, Saturday). Those mourning Stephen Merchant's one-season-and-canceled HBO series about an Englishman in Hollywood looking for love in (some of) all the wrong places, or those just seeking closure, will be cheered by this brief return. Or not so brief: At two hours, it is fully half as long as the whole first season. But it's a real movie, with a dominating through-line and an actual conclusion, not just a series of episodic exertions and humiliations strung together. Directing and starring and writing again with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (veterans of the American version of "The Office," whose British original Merchant...

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