TV This Week Nov. 9 - 15: 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B'

TV This Week Nov. 9 - 15: 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B'
Alexandra Shipp stars in the TV movie "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" on Lifetime. (Christos Kalohoridis / Lifetime)

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Do not attempt to adjust your television: That is indeed the Planet Express crew from "Futurama" dropping in unannounced on "The Simpsons." 8 p.m. Fox

Erin Krakow ("When Calls the Heart") and Alan Thicke star in "A Cookie Cutter Christmas." Now can we lick the spatula? 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

We spy Bill Nighy in "Worricker: Turks & Caicos." Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder and Helena Bonham Carter also star in this sequel to 2011 thriller "Page Eight" on "Masterpiece Contemporary." 9 p.m. KOCE

This just in, "The Newsroom" is back for its third and final season. Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterston star. 9 p.m. HBO

Nine years later, Lisa Kudrow returns in the what-took-you-so-long second season of the reality-TV sendup "The Comeback." 10 p.m. HBO

Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash are still "Getting On" on the return of this healthcare-themed comedy. 10:42 p.m. HBO


"Growing Up Gotti: 10 Years Later" catches up with reality TV's Victoria Gotti, daughter of mob boss John Gotti, and her three sons. 9 p.m. A&E

Combat reporter Sebastian Junger ("Restrepo") meets veterans who've had a tough time transitioning back to civilian life in the 2014 documentary "The Last Patrol." 9 p.m. HBO

It's all in the Italian-American family in the new reality series "Godfather of Pittsburgh." 10 p.m. A&E


Go long! Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss is profiled on a new "30 for 30." 5 p.m. ESPN; 10:30 p.m. ESPN2

Best pals share the trials and tribulations of middle school in the new sitcom "100 Things to Do Before High School." 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

If you like Sally Field, if you really like her, she's featured on a new "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." 8 p.m. KOCE

Just in time for Veterans Day, some of the nation's elite warriors are saluted in "Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story." 9 p.m. KOCE

Triple crossover alert! "Chicago Fire" begins a storyline that continues the next night on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Chicago PD." 9 p.m. NBC; also 9 and 10 p.m. Wed.

No need to cry "havoc." The "Dogs of War" in this new docu-series are actually shelter animals trained to be companions for veterans with PTSD. 10 p.m. A&E


It's a safe bet Kobe Bryant won't be watching the new sports doc "Dwight Howard: In the Moment." 8 p.m. Epix

"Nova" explores an ancient Chinese secret: The creation of a terra cotta army fit for the emperor who unified China in the third century B.C. 9 p.m. KOCE

Can you hear me now? The final installment of "How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson" delves into the science of sound. 10 p.m. KOCE

You still can't get there from here on the return of the Maine-set reality series "Down East Dickering." 10 p.m. History Channel


There's a new princess (Rose Williams) in town on "Reign." 9 p.m. KTLA

"Psyche's" Maggie Lawson reprises her guest role as a social worker on a new "Two and a Half Men." 9 p.m. CBS

Gravity may or may not be defied when "Project Runway All Stars" take part in a challenge inspired by the hit musical "Wicked." 9 p.m. Lifetime

We like the sound of this: Aloe Blacc, Chvrches and Sam Smith are among the many artists sharing the stage for "You Oughta Know Live in Concert." 9 p.m. VH1


More stars than you can shake a stick at — Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart and Channing Tatum — will be on hand for the "Hollywood Film Awards." Now where's that stick? 8 p.m. CBS

Lorde, Questlove and others talk about how the Internet has tipped the balance of power in the music biz in the artists' favor in "The Hitmakers." 9 p.m. KOCE


Robert Wagner is Santa Claus and Jill St. John is Mrs. Claus in the holiday tale "Northpole." Tiffani Thiessen and "American Idol's" Candice Glover also star. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

"Guardians of the Galaxy's" Chris Pratt is a real blockhead in the computer-animated 2014 hit "The LEGO Movie." 8 p.m. HBO

Are you that somebody? Alexandra Shipp is "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" in this 2014 bio-pic about the rising hip-hop star who died in a tragic 2001 plane crash. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Hail "Atlantis." The fantasy-drama starring Jack Donnelly and "Game of Thrones'" Mark Addy is back with new episodes. 9 p.m. BBC America

Au revoir, l'enfant: A family vacation in France takes a tragic turn in the eight-part drama "The Missing." James Nesbitt, Tchéky Karyo and "Titanic's" Frances O'Connor star. 9 p.m. Starz