TV This Week, Nov. 6-12: Election Night with Stephen Colbert and more

Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert will host a live Election Night special, Tuesday on Showtime.
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Hello, ladies! Adele, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga are among the nominees at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards, a.k.a. the “2016 MTV EMAs.” 8 and 10 p.m. MTV

Kandi, Kenya and company are back for a new season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” The return of the reality series “Married to Medicine” follows. 8 and 9 p.m. Bravo


They’re pre-heating their ovens for a new season of “Holiday Baking Championship.” 9 p.m. Food Network

See what some say a certain 16th century French seer had to say about this year’s presidential contest in the new special “Nostradamus: Election 2016.” 10 p.m. History Channel


The irreverent animated comedy “American Dad” is back for a 12th season. 8:30 p.m. TBS


Telma Hopkins, who was half of Dawn, as in 1970s-era pop group Tony Orlando and Dawn, guest stars on a new “2 Broke Girls.” 9 p.m. CBS

The new documentary “USO — For the Troops” salutes the organization that has entertained and otherwise cared for America’s fighting men and women for several decades. Included are classic clips of stars like Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe. 9 p.m. KOCE; also Tue.

The reality series “Vanderpump Rules” returns with new episodes. 9 p.m. Bravo, E!

It’s more about murderers and less about who’s the sexiest man alive in the new true-crime series “People Magazine Investigates.” 9 and 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery; also TLC

A very special episode of the reboot of “The Odd Couple” includes a star-studded rememberance of the late Garry Marshall, creator of the original sitcom and other classic TV series. 9 p.m. CBS

Campaign season has always been berry, berry good to “Saturday Night Live,” as evidenced by the collected sketches in “The 2016 SNL Election Special.” 10 p.m. NBC

Lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and laid-back rapper Snoop Dogg cordially invite you to “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” in this new reality series. 10 p.m. VH1

Oscar winner Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) chats with host Neil deGrasse Tyson on a new “StarTalk.” 11 p.m. National Geographic Channel



It’s “Election Day” around the nation, and broadcast and cable networks will offer live coverage throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. Various channels

The special “Norman Lloyd’s 102nd Birthday Live From TCM Classic Film Festival” celebrates the veteran actor whose long list of credits includes the 1942 Hitchcock thriller “Saboteur” and the TV series “St. Elsewhere.” 5 and 8:15 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

The host of “The Late Show” will supply the snark as results roll in in the new special “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night — Democracy’s Series Finale.” 8 p.m. Showtime

And the ladies from “The View” get in on the action in “The View Live Election Special.” 9 p.m. Lifetime

The satirical series “Tosh.0” and “Drunk History” each offer their own election specials. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


“To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth,” the next installment in this docu-series about documentaries, looks at WWII-era propaganda films from the U.S., Britain and Nazi Germany. Alec Baldwin hosts. 5 and 10:30 p.m. Turner Classic Movies


Cougars and lynxes and jaguars, oh, my! Just some of the felines featured in the conclusion of the two-part episode “The Story of Cats” on “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The new special “Kids Greatest Moments” features cute clips of pint-sized cooks from assorted Food Network culinary competitions. 8 p.m. Food Network

The three-part “Nova” miniseries “Treasures of the Earth” moves on to metals, precious and otherwise. 9 p.m. KOCE

“The Daily Show’s” Rob Riggle and comic Jeff Dye fake-sing their way through an all-new “Lip Sync Battle.” 9 p.m. Spike

Try Hungary: Host Josh Gates hunts for “The Lost Tomb of Attila the Hun” in this new episode of “Expedition Unknown.” 9 p.m. Travel Channel

The new special “Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield” looks at the latest treatments and technologies being used to care for America’s wounded warriors. Bob Woodruff hosts. 10 p.m. KOCE


The workplace sitcom “Superstore” clocks out of 2016 with a pair of seasonally themed episodes. 8 and 8:30 p.m. NBC

The villainous Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) gets a gig in the Reagan-era White House on a new episode of the time-travling action series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” 8 p.m. KTLA

“60 Days In” and “Behind Bars: Rookie Year” end their respective second seasons. 9 and 10 p.m. A&E

Contestants from the recently concluded first season of “Finding Prince Charming” reunite to reminisce on a special episode of the gay dating series hosted by Lance Bass. 9 p.m. Logo

Pamela Adlon must have “Better Things” to do, because her sitcom is wrapping up its freshman season. 10 p.m. FX


The four-part Veterans Day event “The Warfighters” offers first-person battlefield accounts from U.S. Army Rangers, Green Berets, Marines and Navy SEALs. 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. History Channel

“Harry Potter’s” Imelda Staunton is Momma Rose in the London revival of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim musical “Gypsy.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The Atlanta-set reality series “Married to Medicine” begets a Texas-set spin-off, “Married to Medicine Houston.” 9 and 10 p.m. Bravo

The comic and sometime star of the Travel Channel series “Bert the Conqueror” cracks wise in the new stand-up special “Bert Kreischer: The Machine.” 10 p.m. Showtime

“Mom’s” Allison Janney and musician Ben Folds join in the shenanigans in back-to-back new episodes of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” 11 and 11:30 p.m. IFC


“Every Christmas Has a Story,” and this one’s a new TV movie starring “Full House’s” Lori Loughlin as a “bah, humbug”-ish TV personality. Colin Ferguson and Willie Aames also star. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Dystopian disappointment: “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” is the underwhelming 2016 entry in the YA-franchise starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, et al. 8 p.m. HBO

A teen tries to stop a ghostly situation from turning into something ghastly in the supernatural thriller “Little Girl’s Secret.” With Maria Bello, Callum Keith Rennie and Sophie Nélisse. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Yet another hunt for yet another serial killer is on in the new documentary series “The Killing Season.” 9 p.m. A&E

A bear trainer readies his ursine charges for reintroduction into the wild in the new unscripted series “Project Grizzly.” 10 p.m. Animal Planet

Aspiring comics put their best jokes forward at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood in the new stand-up special “All Def Comedy.” 10 p.m. HBO

My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper rock out in separate sets on a new “Austin City Limits.” Midnight, KOCE

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