TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS

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Sarah Lancaster can't see Christmas for the trees in the TV movie "Fir Crazy," and Dean Cain throws Kris Kringle in the clink in "Defending Santa." 8 p.m. Hallmark; 9 p.m. Ion

We're so glad they had that time together: "Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize" has the funny lady being feted by Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and others. 8 p.m. KOCE

Will she twerk, or will she toke? All eyes will be on Miley Cyrus when pop's reigning wild child takes the stage at the "2013 American Music Awards." 8 p.m. ABC

As the bow-tied Matt Smith bows out, his tenure as the 11th Time Lord is saluted on "Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited." 8 and 10:30 p.m. BBC America

No way "Boardwalk Empire" could match the body count of last year's finale, but we're sure they'll give it the old college try in this year's season-ender. 9 p.m. HBO

Patrick Jane, meet Red John. Our hero (Simon Baker) finally catches up with the serial killer who murdered his wife and daughter on "The Mentalist." 10 p.m. CBS

Laughter is the best medicine not covered by Medicare Part D when Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash star in the new hospital-set satire "Getting On." 10 p.m. HBO


What's in your furniture? The health risks posed by chemical flame retardants found in everyday household items are explored in the exposé "Toxic Hot Seat." 9 p.m. HBO

LAPD Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is back on the case when "Major Crimes" returns with new episodes. 9 p.m. TNT

Issues surrounding teen pregnancy, abortion, religion and tribal politics converge in the documentary "Young Lakota" on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE


James Ellroy and Joseph Wambaugh explain why crime pays, for novelists and screenwriters at least, on a new edition of "A Night at the Movies." 5 and 8 p.m. TCM

It's all over but the awarding of the mirror-ball trophy on the season finale of "Dancing With the Stars." 9 p.m. ABC

Who polices the police when one of their number is accused of domestic violence? "Frontline" tackles that topic in "A Death in St. Augustine." 10 p.m. KOCE


"The Making of The Sound of Music Live!" offers a sneak peek at the upcoming special starring Carrie Underwood in the role Julie Andrews was born to play. 8 p.m. NBC

Always with you the Force will be in a new installment of "Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles." 8 p.m. Cartoon Network

"Saturday Night Live" offers a heapin' helpin' of leftovers — er, classic Thanksgiving-themed sketches – in this prime-time special. 9 p.m. NBC


We love a parade… just not enough to sleep on the sidewalk the night before. Thankfully, there's "The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS" and "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade." 9 a.m. CBS; 9 a.m. NBC

"A Stop at Willoughby" is just the first stop in a six-hour, 12-episode marathon of Rod Serling's brain-bending anthology series "The Twilight Zone." 9 a.m. KTLA

A cornucopia of "NFL Football" games includes the Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions, the Raiders at the Cowboys and the Steelers at the Ravens. 9:30 a.m. Fox; 1:30 p.m. CBS; 5:30 p.m. NBC

No dogs allowed? It wouldn't be "The National Dog Show" without 'em! John O'Hurley hosts the 12th annual edition of the canine competition. Noon NBC

For love of the game or games, athletes and fans share their memories of great sports moments in "Sport in America: Our Defining Stories." 6 p.m. HBO

Squash a-flyin'! Gourds go airborne at "Punkin Chunkin 2013." 9 p.m. Discovery

One of these things is not like the others in "Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular." With Elton John and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 9:30 p.m. ABC


Accidents will happen when "Big Time Rush's" Ciara Bravo stars in the new TV movie "Jinxed." 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

Hey, Babs, where ya been? Barbra Streisand returns to Brooklyn for a homecoming concert on "Great Performances." 8 p.m. KOCE

"Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas" features the country-music superstar sharing songs and stories in front of a Sin City crowd. 9 p.m. CBS

The 2012 doc "West of Memphis" revisits the wrongful murder convictions that became a cause cél¿¿bre and the subject of three other documentaries. 9 p.m. Starz


More holiday movies: "Let It Snow," starring Candace Cameron Bure and Alan Thicke, and "Dear Secret Santa," with Tatyana Ali and Della Reese. 8 p.m. Hallmark; 8 p.m. Lifetime

Two teens not named Bella and Edward find romance in the 2013 supernatural thriller "Beautiful Creatures." With Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson. 8 p.m. HBO

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