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TV This Week, Nov. 1-7: 'The 49th Annual CMA Awards' on ABC

TV This Week, Nov. 1-7: 'The 49th Annual CMA Awards' on ABC
Country music's Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host "The 49th Annual CMA Awards" on ABC. (Bob D'Amico / ABC)

SUNDAY

"'Tis the Season for Love" for "Chuck's" Sarah Lancaster in this romantic holiday movie. Brendan Penny also stars. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

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Bill Nye the Science Guy and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are here to pump — clap! — you up for the fight against climate change on a new edition of "Explorer." 8 p.m. National Geographic Channel

"The Librarians" are back for a new season of fantastical adventures — wait, why are whispering? Rebecca Romijn, John Larroquette and Noah Wyle star. 8 and 9 p.m. TNT

Eureka! The new six-part series "Breakthrough" examines recent advances in science, technology, etc. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

MONDAY

The debut installment of "Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals" finds the journalist revisiting the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. 7 and 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery

D.C. power players salute the late U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in his son David Holbrooke's new bio-doc, "The Diplomat." 8 p.m. HBO

E equals MC Hammer? Not one of the "Secrets of Einstein's Brain" revealed in this new profile of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist. 9 p.m. History Channel

It's all downhill from here in "Après Ski," a new reality series set at a tony ski resort. 10 p.m. Bravo

"Project Greenlight" winner Jason Mann unveils his cinematic creation, the comedic tale "The Leisure Class." 10 p.m. HBO

Sean Bean managed to get through the first season of "Legends" without getting his head lopped off, and now he's back in new episodes of the espionage drama. 10 p.m. TNT

TUESDAY

"30 for 30" profiles controversial former Colorado football coach and Promise Keepers founder Bill McCartney in "The Gospel According to Mac." 6 p.m. ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ESPN2

"Frontline" probes a spate of violent attacks against Vietnamese American journalists in the new exposé "Terror in Little Saigon." 10 p.m. KOCE

Former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the greatest basketball player who ever lived, period, full stop — is profiled in "Kareem: Minority of One." 10 p.m. HBO

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WEDNESDAY

Country-music cuties Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood pair up once more to co-host "The 49th Annual CMA Awards." 8 p.m. ABC

This time, it's continental, if you catch my drift, in the new three-part special "Making North America" on "Nova." 9 p.m. KOCE

Pageant coach Bill Alverson puts would-be beauty queens through their paces in the new unscripted series "Coach Charming." 10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC

"The View's" Joy Behar invites celebrity pals over to her New York City pad, and then it's dish, dish, dish, in the new chat show "Late Night Joy." 11 p.m. TLC

THURSDAY

"The Big Bang Theory" moves back to Thursdays, with "Life in Pieces" in tow. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS

Mommy dearest: Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn guest stars as Bonnie's (Allison Janney) mother on the third-season premiere of "Mom." Anna Faris also stars. 9 p.m. CBS

That's a wrap! The latest winner is revealed as "Project Runway" ends another season. 9 p.m. Lifetime

Daddy dearest: John Noble ("Fringe," "Sleepy Hollow") plays Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) father on the season premiere of "Elementary." Lucy Liu also stars. 10 p.m. CBS

It's Mardi Gras, which means a super-busy shift for the first-responders on "Nightwatch" in the return of Dick Wolf's New Orleans-set docu-series. 10 p.m. A&E

FRIDAY

"Parks and Rec's" Aziz Ansari busts out in the new sitcom "Master of None." Any time, Netflix

Spoiler alert! "The Wives Did It" in this true-crime series focusing on polygamists. 7 and 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery

"Thor's" Chris Hemsworth plays a hunky hacker in Michael Mann's 2015 cyber-thriller "Blackhat." 7:45 p.m. Cinemax; also Sat., 10 p.m.

Kids take over the kitchen once again in an all-new "Junior Edition" of "MasterChef." 8 p.m. Fox

Look! Up in the sky! It's not Nicolas Cage, starring in a film Tim Burton never made, as detailed in the 2015 doc "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" 8 p.m. Showtime

A real trouper: Broadway great Chita Rivera ("West Side Story," "Chicago," etc.) is celebrated by Dick Van Dyke, Ben Vereen, et al., on a new Great Performances." 9 p.m. KOCE

If you see the Millennium Falcon parked outside of "The Britannia Awards 2015," that's just Harrison Ford stopping by to collect career honors at the annual ceremony. 9 p.m. Pop

Break a leg! The theatrical showcase "OnStage in America" debuts with San Diego Repertory Theatre's race-relations satire "Honky." 10 p.m. KOCE

SATURDAY

Rachel Boston and Brenda Strong are just chillin' in the new TV movie "Ice Sculpture Christmas." 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Casino Royale" co-stars Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green reunite in "The Salvation," a violent 2014 revenge saga set in the Old West. 10 p.m. Showtime

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