Monday’s TV highlights: ‘David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize’ on PBS

David Letterman, left, and Biff Hendernon in "David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize" on PBS.
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The Halcyon As the Halcyon celebrates its 50th anniversary, Lucian (Charles Edwards) struggles to keep order while Garland and Lady Hamilton (Steven Mackintosh, Olivia Williams) find a mutual cause in the season finale. 7 p.m. OVA

Kevin Can Wait Kevin (Kevin James) promises to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal for his family and Vanessa (Leah Remini), but when he realizes he’s in over his head, he seeks help from a neighbor (guest star Florencia Lozano) who is all too eager to please. Taylor Spreitler and Ryan Cartwright also star. 8 p.m. CBS

Supergirl Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) investigates the crash of an alien space vessel that’s resting in water beneath the city. Betty Buckley guest stars as Samantha’s (Odette Annable) estranged mother in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

Dancing With the Stars The night before the season finale airs, the remaining pairs of celebrities and dance pros perform for judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, and a nationwide audience. Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are the hosts. 8 p.m. ABC


Lucifer Lucifer and Chloe (Tom Ellis, Lauren German) examine the possibility that a dating app is linked to a murder in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox

Man With a Plan Adam (Matt LeBlanc) learns that the minister who supposedly married them was a fake and tries to make things right before Andi (Liza Snyder) finds out. Jonathan Adams guest stars and Swoosie Kurtz returns in her recurring role. Kevin Nealon and Stacy Keach also star. 8:30 p.m. CBS

Superior Donuts Franco (Jermaine Fowler) decides to hold a Thanksgiving event for orphans at the donut shop and encourages Arthur (Judd Hirsch) to invite his daughter (guest star Annie Mumolo), and Arthur recommends Franco invite his estranged father (guest star Cedric the Entertainer). Katey Sagal also stars. 9 p.m. CBS

The Gifted Reed’s (Stephen Moyer) visit to his estranged father (guest star Raymond J. Barry) results in valuable information. Elena Satine and Garret Dillahunt continue their guest roles. Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford and Coby Bell also star in this new episode. 9 p.m. Fox


Ride With Norman Reedus When musician Aimee Nash joins Reedus in a ride from Albuquerque to White Sands, N.M., they ride ziplines, eat chili and test government-grade weapons. 9 p.m. AMC

Holiday Baking Championship Host Jesse Palmer welcomes the seven remaining bakers to a special new Thanksgiving-themed episode. Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale are the judges. 9 p.m. Food Network

9JKL Asked by Josh (Mark Feuerstein) and his family to retrieve a relative from a nursing home to attend Thanksgiving dinner, Nick (Matt Murray) manages to pick up the wrong person (guest star Lois Smith), resulting in a very uncomfortable meal, in this new episode. Linda Lavin, David Walton, Elliott Gould and Liza Lapira also star. 9:30 p.m. CBS

Scorpion The team tries to dissipate a floating island of trash, but a misstep by Florence (guest star Tina Majorino) leaves her, Walter (Elyes Gabel) and Happy (Jadyn Wong) trapped on it as it begins breaking up. Katharine McPhee and Robert Patrick also star with guest star Reiko Aylesworth. 10 p.m. CBS


The Good Doctor Shaun (Freddie Highmore) is caught in the middle of a robbery at a grocery store, and his condition makes things more dangerous for him and others. Richard Schiff, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, Nicholas Gonzalez and Antonia Thomas also star. 10 p.m. ABC

Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics This new episode recalls the story of how Superman, the comic world’s first superhero, came to be. 10 p.m. AMC

Independent Lens Inspired by a book by Andrew Feinstein, the documentary “Shadow World,” from filmmaker Johan Grimonprez, focuses on international arms deals and the corruption that often plays a role. 10:30 p.m. KOCE and KPBS


Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography: A Closer Look Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart provides previously untold details of her infamous abduction and nine-month nightmare in this new three-hour documentary special, 7 and 11 p.m. A&E. That’s followed at 10 by “Elizabeth Smart: Questions Answered,” a new interview special hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, featuring Elizabeth Smart taking questions from viewers, 10 p.m. A&E.


David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize The former late-night-television host becomes the 20th recipient of the award for American humor. Previous Twain Prize honorees Bill Murray and Steve Martin are among those celebrating Letterman, along with Amy Schumer, Martin Short, Norm Macdonald, Eddie Vedder, Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) and, via video, former First Lady Michelle Obama. 9 p.m. KOCE and KPBS


Baltimore Rising Actress Sonja Sohn (“The Wire”) directed this new documentary profiling a coalition of Baltimore activists, community leaders, gang affiliates and police officers struggling to keep a lid on simmering racial tensions in the wake of Freddie Gray’s 2015 death while in police custody. 8 p.m. HBO


CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today John O’Hurley; Gwen Stefani performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC


KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Dr. Oz; podcaster Kelly Taylor (“Olympic & Bundy”); Sandie Newton; Courtney Sixx. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Megyn Kelly Today (N) 9 a.m. KNBC


Live with Kelly and Ryan Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Kiefer Sutherland; Lori Greiner. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Katey Sagal; Carey Peña; Stuart O’Keeffe; Scott Wolf. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS


The Dr. Oz Show Brain-health experts answer questions about Alzheimer’s; Olivia Newton-John discusses breast cancer. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Baby abductions from the womb; hepatitis-A outbreak; a young woman with anorexia. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

Steve Diarra Kilpatrick (“The Climb”). (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Gene Simmons (“On Power”); Camren Bicondova (“Gotham”). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV


Rachael Ray (N) 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil A man believe that his 12-year-old son is possessed by evil forces. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Garth Brooks; NFL player and magician Jon Dorenbos. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Barbara Corcoran (“Shark Tank”); George Wallace. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV


To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Marcia Fudge, former chair of Congressional Black Caucus. (N) 6 p.m. KVCR

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 12:30 a.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Bryan Cranston; Stephen Curry; Goldlink performs with Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Elizabeth Warren; Desus & Mero; Vic Mensa performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS


Tavis Smiley (N) midnight KOCE

The Late Late Show With James Corden Kate Bosworth; Shemar Moore; Portugal. the Man performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Amy Sedaris; Greta Gerwig; Jessie Reyez performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC


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