TV This Week Nov. 2 - 8: ‘The Game,’ on BBC America

Brian Cox in “The Game” on BBC America.
It’s spy vs. spy in the new import “The Game,” on BBC America, with Brian Cox.
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SUNDAYAt least one tightrope walker is hoping the Windy City won’t live up to its nickname in the special “Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda.” 4 p.m. Discovery Channel

Nicolas Cage is a guy named “Joe” in David Gordon Green’s gritty 2013 drama about an ex-con who befriends a troubled teen. 8 p.m. Epix

Avengers assemble: Robert Downey, Jr. and Mark Ruffalo are among the honorees at “The Britannia Awards 2014.” 9 p.m. BBC America

Frances McDormand is “Olive Kitteridge” in this adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in Maine. With Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray. 9 p.m. HBO; concludes Mon.



Adventure awaits just “Over the Garden Wall” in this whimsical animated series featuring the voices of Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey. 7 p.m. Cartoon Network; also Tue.-Fri.

Power to the people! The new episode “Powerless” on “Independent Lens” looks at electricity theft in a slum in India. 10 p.m. KOCE

“Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs That Changed Country Music With Robin Roberts” is a Hank Williams-to-Taylor Swift survey of some of the genre’s top tunes. 10 p.m. ABC


“30 for 30" profiles Cuban refugees turned baseball stars Livan and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez in “Brothers in Exile.” 6 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2

Kids rule the kitchen on the return of the “Junior Edition” of “MasterChef.” 8 p.m. Fox

Election Coverage Midterm elections will be with covered as breaking news and with special programming, including “America’s Election HQ” (3 p.m. FNC); “Election Night in America 2014" (4 and 6 p.m. CNN); “Special Report: 2014 Midterm Elections” (5 p.m. FOXB); “Election Coverage” (7 and 10 p.m. KCBS); “2014: Your Voice, Your Vote” (7 and 10 p.m. KABC); and “Decision 2014 Election Special” (10 p.m. KNBC).


Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.) are just two of the women in politics featured on a new “Makers.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The special “Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!” is a comics-to-screen survey of the superhero-themed entertainment brand. 9 p.m. ABC

The new unscripted series “Search For the Lost Giants” investigates tall tales about an ancient civilization. 10 p.m. History Channel


How y’all doin’? Country music’s Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood reteam to host “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” 8 p.m. ABC

“Nature” finally gets around to checking up on an orphaned baby sloth that was reintroduced into the wild over a decade ago. 8 p.m. KOCE

Jurassic Park, schmurassic park! “Nova” examines the discovery of Spinosaurus, a dinosaur “Bigger Than T. Rex” in this new episode. 9 p.m. KOCE

It’s MI5 versus the KGB in the new six-part, 1970s-set spy drama “The Game.” With Brian Cox. 10 p.m. BBC America


Have toque, will travel: Chef Curtis Stone is your host for the new competition “Kitchen Inferno.” 10 p.m. Food Network

Can they get an amen? Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and gospel music’s Deitrick Haddon lend a helping hand in the new series “Fix My Choir.” 10 p.m. Oxygen

The comedies “Hot in Cleveland” and “The Exes” are back with new episodes. 10 and 10:30 p.m. TV Land

“The Almighty Johnsons” — Norse gods of old turned modern-day Kiwis return in the imported fantasy drama’s sophomore-season premiere. Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O’Gorman and Jared Turner star. 11 p.m. Syfy


Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay are back in business as “White Collar” clocks in for its sixth and final season. Then, Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham are back in action when “Covert Affairs” returns on its new night. 9 and 10 p.m. USA

The game show is afoot on the season premiere of the “Pawn Stars” spinoff “Pawnography.” 10 p.m. History Channel


President and Mrs. Obama host “In Performance at the White House: A Salute to the Troops” featuring Mary J. Blige, John Fogerty and Willie Nelson. 9 p.m. KOCE

“Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story” tells the tale of the cyclist who fell from grace with the sport he once dominated. 9 p.m. Showtime

It’s all fun and gladiator games until Mt. Vesuvius blows its top in the 2014 tale “Pompeii.” With Kit Harington, Kiefer Sutherland and Emily Browning. 9 p.m. Starz


The cat’s out of the bag in the made-for-cable romantic fable “The Nine Lives of Christmas.” With Brandon Routh, Kimberly Sustad and Gregory Harrison. 8 p.m. Hallmark

It’s all fun and sorority games until someone winds up “Dead on Campus” in this new thriller. 8 p.m. Lifetime

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