TV This Week, Nov. 13-19: An animated ‘Doctor Who’ special and more



“Christmas Cookies” is yet another new holiday movie — and hopefully, it comes with a glass of milk. Jill Wagner stars. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

The new docu-special “ISIS: The Rise of Terror” traces the roots of the terrorist organization that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and beyond. 9 p.m. History Channel


Red rover, red rover: “Expedition Mars” recalls the successes of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channe

“Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery drops the prim-and-proper act to play a rather shady lady in the new drama “Good Behavior.” Sneak preview, 9 p.m. TNT; series premiere, 9 and 10 p.m. Tue., TNT

Someone’s in the kitchen with someone’s else’s granny in the new cooking show “Clash of the Grandmas.” Cameron Mathison hosts. 10 p.m. Food Network


The 2016 doc “Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro” offers an infantryman’s-eye view of WWII using candid photos shot by Vaccaro himself. 8 p.m. HBO

Tis the season for a new holiday-themed edition of “Cake Wars.” 9 p.m. Food Network

It wasn’t all MTV and Members Only jackets, as you’ll see in the true-crime series “The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade.” 9 p.m. Investigation Discovery

Part documentary, part sci-fi drama and part SpaceX informercial, the new series “Mars” looks at ongoing efforts to put humans on the Red Planet in the not-too-distant future. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Check, check, check: Elton John, Paul McCartney, et al., discuss the technological advances that have helped them make magic in the studio in the new eight-part series “Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music.” 10 p.m. KOCE; also Tue.-Fri.


Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is your guide to five decades’ worth of African Americans’ struggles and triumphs in the new series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The Roots, Janelle Monáe and De La Soul are among the musical acts performing for the First Family in a new “White House Concert Special.” 9 p.m. BET

The docu-series “Moonshiners” brews up a sixth season. 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

The goods are on display in the competition series “Window Warriors.” Garcelle Beauvais hosts. 9 p.m. GSN

Tyler Posey’s hair is still perfect on a new season of the supernatural drama “Teen Wolf.” 9 p.m. MTV

The Busby quintuplets and their beleaguered parents are back in a second season of “Outdaughtered.” 9 p.m. TLC

The new special “David Blaine: Beyond Magic” finds the street magician doing his best to astound and confound celebs like Drake, Patrick Stewart and Emma Stone. 10 p.m. ABC

They’re still pursuing that nutty theory that a certain Nazi made it out of his Berlin bunker alive on the return of the unscripted series “Hunting Hitler.” 10 p.m. History Channel

Women who weren’t expecting their own offspring to be expecting quite so soon share the stories in the new unscripted series “30 Something Grandma.” 10 p.m. Lifetime

Better pack a parka if you want to join the scientists working to understand climate change in the new docu-series “Continent 7: Antarctica.” 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Ryan Phillippe sets his sights on the role of an ex-Marine sniper played by Mark Wahlberg in a 2007 film in the new action drama “Shooter.” 10 p.m. USA

Host Billy Eichner hams it up with “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm on the return of “Billy on the Street.” 10:30 p.m. Tru TV


The online drama “The Art of More” makes a bid for second season. With Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Cary Elwes. Any time, Crackle

He must break you: “Rocky IV’s” Dolph Lundgren guest stars on a new “Arrow.” 8 p.m. KTLA

A British defense attorney is unaware that her own husband is involved in something rather untoward in the imported six-part drama “Undercover.” With Sophie Okonedo and “24’s” Dennis Haysbert. 8, 9 and 10 p.m. BBC America; also Thu.

Famous faces like Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker make cameos in the new talk-show spoof “Nightcap.” Ali Wentworth stars. 8 and 8:30 p.m. Pop

The three-part “Nova” series “Treasures of the Earth” closes with a look at the search for alternative energy sources. 9 p.m. KOCE

“Duck Dynasty” comes calling with a new season, and a new spin-off: “Going Si-ral.” 9 and 9:30 p.m. A&E

Chefs Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell are on a mission of mercy in the new special “Worst Cooks in America: Holiday House Call.” 9 p.m. Food Network

“Wahlburgers” serves up a new season. 10 and 10:30 p.m. A&E


Feed the world! The special “Unichef: Uniting Through Food” looks at the charitable works of chefs Sandra Lee, Ming Tsai and Donatella Arpaia. 7 p.m. TLC

The Shonda Rhimes dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away With Murder” offer their midseason finales. 8 and 10 p.m. ABC

Morning-show duo Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos stay up a little past their bed times to co-host a “Home & Family Holiday Special.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

The new documentary “Hungry” follows three women each looking to succeed in the restaurant biz. 9 p.m. Logo


The new special “Colin Quinn: The New York Story” has the gruff-but-lovable comic waxing historical about the Big Apple in an off-Broadway show directed by Jerry Seinfeld. Any time, Netflix

Original “Top Gear” stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are car-crazy as ever in their new online series “The Grand Tour.” Any time, Amazon

Life is a cabaret for a former costar of “The Good Wife” in the new Las Vegas-set special “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“Watchmen’s” Malin Akerman and “Marvel’s Luke Cage’s” Mike Colter join in the shenanigans on new episodes of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” 11 and 11:30 p.m. IFC


“The Wonder Years’” Danica McKellar and “Days of Our Lives’” Deidre Hall deck the halls in the new TV movie “My Christmas Dream.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

African American track star Jesse Owens (Stephan James) shows those Nazis what’s what at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the 2016 historical drama “Race.” With Jason Sudeikis, William Hurt and Jeremy Irons. 8 p.m. HBO

Get a double dose of dastardly doings in the new made-for-cable thrillers “Nightmare Wedding” and “Inspired to Kill.” 8 and 10 p.m. Lifetime

Have TARDIS, will travel: The six-part special “Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks” uses animation to reconstruct some long-lost 1960s-era episodes of the venerable British sci-fi drama. 8:25 p.m. BBC America

Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait take the stage in the “Austin City Limits” special “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival.” Midnight KOCE

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