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TV This Week, Oct. 30-Nov. 5: 'The Crown' on Netflix and more

TV This Week, Oct. 30-Nov. 5: 'The Crown' on Netflix and more
Claire Foy portrays Britain's Elizabeth II in the new historical drama "The Crown" on Netflix. With Matt Smith, right. (Robert Viglasky/Netflix)

SUNDAY

A bushy-bearded David Letterman helps raise awareness about climate change in the return of the docu-series "Years of Living Dangerously." Then Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio does likewise in the documentary "Before the Flood." 8 and 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

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They're down to their last tricks and treats as the competition concludes on the sixth-season finale of "Halloween Wars." 9 p.m. Food Network

The detective drama "Elementary," my dear Watson, hits the 100-episode mark. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu star. 10 p.m. CBS

MONDAY

A skeptical reporter ("The Daily Show's" Wyatt Cenac) probes everyday folks' accounts of alien abduction in the new comedy "People of Earth." 9 and 9:27 p.m. TBS

"All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards With Robin Roberts" is a star-studded look back at the annual country-music trophy-fest ahead of Wednesday's big shindig. 10 p.m. ABC

"POV" presents "What Tomorrow Brings," a new documentary about efforts to educate girls in rural Afghanistan. 10 p.m. KOCE

In a world where "Ash vs. Evil Dead" is already a thing comes the rather-familiar-sounding action-horror-comedy mashup "Stan Against Evil." With John C. McGinley ("Scrubs"). 11 p.m. IFC; also Wed., 10 p.m.

TUESDAY

Maverick golfer John Daly, who always brings a second pair of pants with him in case he gets a hole in one, is profiled in the sports doc "Hit It Hard" on a new "30 for 30." 5 p.m. ESPN

The election-season docu-series "The Contenders — 16 for '16" concludes with a look back at the campaigns of President Obama and former President George W. Bush. 8 p.m. KOCE

The new documentary "White Supremacy: Going Under" dives into the shadowy world of extremist hate groups in America. 8 p.m.  History Channel

"The Battle of Chosin," one of the most grueling engagements of the Korean War, is recalled in this new episode of "American Experience." 9 p.m. KOCE

Groups of friends compete in increasingly outrageous challenges in the new reality series "Last Squad Standing." 9 p.m. Oxygen

WEDNESDAY

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The new special "To Tell The Truth: Working For Change" details how documentaries have been used to examine social issues from the earliest days of cinema. 5 and 10:15 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

More witches! The supernatural period drama "Salem" is back for a third season. With Shane West, Janet Montgomery and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. 6 p.m. WGN America; repeats at 7 and 9 p.m.

The documentary "Red Power Energy" offers a native American perspective on the impact of oil drilling, fracking, etc., on the environment. 7 p.m. KOCE

Country cuties Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley reunite to co-host "The 50th Annual CMA Awards." Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Keith Urban are among the performers slated for the ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. 8 p.m. ABC

Hallmarks of felinity: "Nature" tells "The Story of Cats" in a special two-part episode. 8 p.m. KOCE

The Force is with them: "Star Wars" franchise players Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor and Felicity Jones are among the honorees at "The Britannia Awards 2016." Jodie Foster, Ricky Gervais and filmmaker Ang Lee are also feted. 8 p.m. Pop

"Nova" digs deep with the new three-part series "Treasures of the Earth." First up: gems. 9 p.m. KOCE

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and "Ally McBeal's" Regina Hall face off on a new "Lip Sync Battle." 9 p.m. Spike TV

Host Josh Gates goes looking for gold in them thar Montana hills on the return of "Expedition Unknown." 9 p.m. Travel Channel

A reality-TV franchise expands into the Lone Star State with the premiere of "Little Women: Dallas." 10 p.m. Lifetime

THURSDAY

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara share the love that, in the 1950s at least, dared not speak its name in Todd Haynes' elegant 2015 drama "Carol." 8 p.m. Showtime

Rosie O'Donnell's back on a new episode of the Anna Faris-Allison Janney sitcom "Mom."  9 p.m. CBS

Melina Kanakaredes ("CSI: NY," "Providnce") guest stars on a new episode of "Notorious." 9 p.m. ABC

Interior designer Robert Sepulveda Jr. makes his selection on the freshman-season finale of the dating show "Finding Prince Charming." 9 p.m. Logo

FRIDAY

God save the queen! "Wolf Hall's" Claire Foy portrays Britain's Elizabeth II in the lavish new historical drama "The Crown." With "Doctor Who's" Matt Smith, "Mad Men's" Jared Harris, and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill. Any time, Netflix

The new comedy special "Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60" finds the former "SNL" star mixing standup with some of his signature impressions. Any time, Netflix

The struggle to end the slaughter of elephants for their tusks is surveyed in the new documentary "The Ivory Game." Any time, Netflix

"Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre" takes the stage, performing such signature works as "Revelations," in this new special. 9 p.m. KOCE

They're still looking for that long-lost horde of Incan gold in Season 2 of the unscripted series "Treasure Quest: Snake Island." 10 p.m. Discovery Channel

Scott Aukerman and Krysten Ritter ("Marvel's Jessica Jones") join in the shenanigans in back-to-back new episodes of "Comedy Bang! Bang!" 11 and 11:30 p.m. IFC

SATURDAY

Two attractive strangers pretend to be a couple for the holidays, and yeah, you know how that's gonna end up in the new TV movie "The Mistletoe Promise." With Jaime King and Luke MacFarlane. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

"50 Shades of Grey's" Dakota Johnson gets lessons in "How to Be Single" from "Pitch Perfect's" Rebel Wilson in this raunchy 2016 rom-com. Leslie Mann and "Community's" Alison Brie also star. 8 and 11:30 p.m. HBO

The new docu-drama "Who Killed JonBenét?" revisits the shocking 1996 killing of the young pageant queen. 8 p.m. Lifetime

"Borat's" Sacha Baron Cohen is half of "The Brothers Grimsby" in this R-rated action comedy. Mark Strong, Penelope Cruz and Rebel Wilson also star. 9 p.m. Starz

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" co-stars Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz also co-star in the 2015 sci-fi thriller "400 Days." With Ben Feldman and comic Dane Cook. 9 p.m. Syfy

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