TV This Week Nov. 16 -22: 'Independent Lens' on PBS

TV This Week Nov. 16 -22: 'Independent Lens' on PBS
A young monk in Bhutan has his first encounter with TV on "Independent Lens: Happiness." (Thomas Balmès)

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"Glee's" Jessalyn Gilsig dons her gay apparel in the new made-for-cable holiday fable "Angels and Ornaments." 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Just like mint jelly, Johnny and Margot (Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham Carter) are on the lam in the trilogy-concluding thriller "Worricker: Salting the Battlefield" on a new "Masterpiece Contemporary." 9 p.m. KOCE

Geography for dummies: The special "Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map" features the ventriloquist and his puppet pals on a worldwide tour. 9 p.m. Comedy Central

"Tricked Out Trains" will have you riding in style in this new episode about private rail cars in days of yore. 10 p.m. Travel Central


If he can make it there: "Banksy Does New York" in this new profile of the elusive graffiti artist and muralist. 9 p.m. HBO

"Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl has the president's ear and will return it, we hope in the new D.C.-set drama "State of Affairs." Alfre Woodard also stars. 10 p.m. NBC

A 9-year-old monk from a remote village in Bhutan has his first encounter with the miracle that is television on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE


It's all Greek to Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris on a new edition of "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." 8 p.m. KOCE

Clothes make the man who makes the clothes in the special "Stylemaker: Michael Kors." 8:30 p.m. E!

Have shoe, will travel: A new "American Experience" revisits former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev's two-week tour of the United States in 1959. 9 p.m. KOCE

"Frontline" explores the controversial relationship between a tire manufacturer and former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in the new exposé "Firestone and the Warlord." 10 p.m. KOCE

A former NBA star joins the fight to end to ivory poaching in the docu-special "Saving Africa's Giants With Yao Ming." 10 p.m. Animal Planet

Unplugged: Three families try living off the grid in the new docu-series "Risking It All." 10 p.m. TLC


It's killer whales versus polar bears  but thanks to warming Arctic seas, the killer whales are winning  on a new "Nature." 8 p.m. KOCE

"Nova" probes the causes of the landslide that claimed the lives of 40 people in a small Washington town in March. 9 p.m. KOCE

Try the haggis: The Robertson clan is in Scotland on the return of "Duck Dynasty." 9 p.m. A&E

The special "To Catch a Comet" details ongoing efforts to land an unmanned spacecraft on one those icy, celestial orbs. Look, it's not rocket science … oh, wait, it is! 10 p.m. KOCE

"Country Buck$" are so money, they've made millions selling hunting gear and now they've got their own reality series. 11 and 11:30 p.m. A&E


The hit dramas "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder" present their midseason finales. See you back here in 2015. 8, 9 and 10 p.m. ABC

The "Party Down South" just keeps going as this reality series returns with a pre-Thanksgiving special. 9 p.m. CMT

"Project Runway All Stars" slap together some party dresses, while there's a prom-outfit challenge on a new "Project Runway: Threads." 9 and 10 p.m. Lifetime


It's Norway or the highway on the return of Steven Van Zandt's mobster-out-of-water comedy "Lilyhammer." Anytime, Netflix.

Carol Burnett is back as McGarrett's Aunt Deb, and she's brought Frankie Valli with her, on a new "Hawaii Five-0." 9 p.m. CBS

I can haz "Cats"? Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster musical is back for an encore on "Great Performances." 9 p.m. KOCE

Bon appétit! Julia Child is among the famous foodies featured on the premiere of "EAT: The Story of Food." 9 and 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel; also Sat.

Bob Dylan started 'em, and now Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and others are gonna finish 'em in the new music doc "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued." 9 p.m. Showtime

"Heaven Is for Real." So says a young boy after a near-death experience in this 2014 drama. With Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale and Thomas Haden Church. 9 p.m. Starz


Lacey Chabert and Jane Seymour don their regal apparel in the new TV movie "A Royal Christmas."8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Former members of the 1990s-era R&B group reunite for "An En Vogue Christmas" in this tune-filled holiday movie. 8 and 10 p.m. Lifetime

Losing her virginity tops "The To Do List" in this 2013 comedy starring "Parks and Rec's" Aubrey Plaza. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader and Connie Britton also star. 9 p.m. Showtime

Stephen Merchant is back to stick a fork in his one-season-and-done HBO sitcom with "Hello Ladies: The Movie." Kevin Weisman and Nate Torrence also star. 10 p.m. HBO