TV This Week Nov. 17 - 23: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America

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That's a mandroid, baby! Michael Ealy is a crime-fighting machine in the futuristic cop drama "Almost Human." "Star Trek's" Karl Urban also stars. 8 p.m. Fox; also Mon.

"American Pie's" Shannon Elizabeth dons her gay apparel for the made-for-cable holiday fable "Catch a Christmas Star." 8 p.m. Hallmark

Teenage do-gooders get their due at "The TeenNick 2013 HALO Awards" hosted by Nick Cannon. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

"Lost and Found: American Treasures From the New Zealand Film Archive" showcases such long-forgotten flicks as John Ford's 1927 comedy "Upstream." 9 p.m. TCM

Kenny, we hardly knew ye: The bad boy of baseball (Danny McBride) bids us adieu on the series finale of "Eastbound & Down." 10 p.m. HBO


Our fair city's contributions to the LGBT movement are surveyed in "Gay L.A.: Then and Now." 8:30 p.m. KLCS

Whovians, rejoice! A weeklong celebration of the venerable science fiction drama includes the specials "Doctor Who: Tales From the TARDIS" and "The Science of Doctor Who" with Brian Cox. 9 and 10 p.m. BBC America

"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" has Ms. Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, et al., paying tribute to the stand-up comedy legend. 9 p.m. HBO

Teams of Native American riders don't spare the horses, or themselves, in an "Indian Relay" in this new documentary on "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE


It ain't over till the pop star sings at the "iHeartradio Album Release Party With Lady Gaga." 8 p.m. KTLA

The lovely and talented Lake Bell, Beth Behrs and Krysten Ritter are among the fabulous femmes featured in the special "Women We Love." 8 p.m. Esquire TV

Long before the Internet, there was the telegraph … and a tech-savy president who used it to his and the nation's advantage, as detailed in "Lincoln at Gettysburg." 9 p.m. KOCE

From the Little Bighorn to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, the life and times of a legendary Sioux leader are revisited in "Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart." 9 p.m. KLCS

"David Blaine: Real or Magic" — is there a question there? — has the illusionist showing off his skills for celebs like Will Smith, Harrison Ford and Kanye West. 9:30 p.m. ABC

The lone gunman? "Frontline" asks "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" in this biographical portrait of the man who shot JFK. 10 p.m. KOCE


"Nova" visits the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere, and asks if asteroids might be mined for valuable minerals, if they don't wipe us out first, in back-to-back episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. KOCE

Trend-setting male stars explain stylistic choices sartorial, tonsorial and otherwise in the new series "How I Rock It." 10 p.m. Esquire TV


"JFK: The Lost Tapes" uses archival recordings, including recently released communications from Air Force One, to reconstruct the tragic events of Nov. 22, 1963. 7 p.m. Discovery

Turner Classic Movies remembers JFK with a slate of films including the 1964 doc "Four Days in November" and the 1963 biography "PT 109." 9 and 11:15 p.m. TCM

Lorde — she of the breakout hit "Royals" — is one of the emerging artists featured in the special "You Oughta Know In Concert." 9 p.m. VH1


More Who! The special "Doctor Who Explained" is followed by the how-it-all-began docudrama "An Adventure in Space and Time." 8 and 9 p.m. BBC America

"JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide" and the Tom Brokaw-hosted "Where Were You? The Day JFK Died" mark the actual 50th anniversary of the slaying of the 35th president. 8 p.m. History; 9 p.m. NBC

The lovely and lethal Maggie Q is back in action as "Nikita" launches its fourth and final season. 9 p.m. KTLA

911, what is your emergency? Halle Berry is the operator asking that question in the 2013 thriller "The Call." 9 p.m. Starz

Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash are among the country-music stalwarts in the new series "Nashville 2.0." 9 p.m. KOCE


Whovians the world over shall celebrate as one with the globally-simulcast "Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor." With Matt Smith. 2:50, 7 and 11 p.m. BBC America

Two comedians who could not be more different — and we're not kidding — take their respective stages in "Bill Cosby: Far From Finished" and "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles." 8 p.m. Comedy Central; 10 p.m. HBO

More holiday moves: Chyler Leigh and Naomi Judd star in "Window Wonderland" and Shiri Appleby and Judd Nelson star in "Kristin's Christmas Past." 8 p.m. Hallmark; 8 p.m. Lifetime

Hail "Atlantis." Jack Donnelly and "Game of Thrones'" Mark Addy star in this new 13-part fantasy-adventure series. 9 p.m. BBC America

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