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On The Cover ‘The Nutcracker’ comes to Anniston for the 30th year Dec. 4.

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Video games ‘Zelda’ brings sense of wonder back to Wii.

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FICTION 1. (1) 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Scribner, $35) 2. (3) the litigators by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95) 3. (4) best of me by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $25.99) 4. (6) KILL ALEX CROSS by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $28.99) 5. (7) V IS FOR VENGEANCE by Sue Grafton (Putnam, $27.95) NONFICTION 1. (2) KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly (Holt, $28) 2. (5) STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, $35) 3. (9) NEARING HOME by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson, $19.99) 4. (11) IMPERFECT JUSTICE: PROSECUTING CASEY ANTHONY by Jeff Ashton (William Morrow, $26.99) 5. (12) GABBY by Gabrielle Giffords (Scribner, $26.99)

❱ Word of the week opuscule \oh-PUHS-kyool\, noun; 1.A small or minor work. 2.A literary or musical work of small size. Quotes: Little by little, with patience and luck and the progressive sharpening of my predatory eye, I found one or another opuscule of his in my used book stores in Oxford and London. — Javier Marías, Dark Back of Time The guide, a mere opuscule of ten pages, is entitled ‘The Great Sepulture of the Cappuccini,’ and is well worth the hundred lire one pays for it. — Jocelyn Brooke, The Dog at Clambercrown Origin: Opuscule is from the Latin roots opus meaning “work” and cule which is a suffix that implies a diminutive version, as in molecule and fascicle.

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King changes the past to save JFK from an assassin’s bullet in new novel 11/22/63 by Stephen King; Scribner, 2011; 849 pages; $35

that is a harbinger of what’s to come. Once Jake is By Rene Rodriguez convinced he can McClatchy Newspapers alter the course of history, he sets out “The past is obdurate. It doesn’t want on his mission, to change.” The past is also a dangerous, which will require fickle place — and woe to anyone who him to spend dares alter it. That’s the mantra coursing several years in through 11/22/63, Stephen King’s mam- the past (includmoth, generous and thrilling novel about ing a brief stint a man who travels back in time to prevent in Florida the assassination of President John F. derailed by a Kennedy. Cuban bookie He is Jake Epping, a divorced, 35-year- with mob ties old high school English teacher from Lis- and a fateful bon, Maine, who discovers a time-travel stop in New portal in the pantry of a neighborhood Orleans that diner. When he walks through it, Jake is has fartransported five decades into the past. No reaching matter how long he spends there, only consetwo minutes will have elapsed in 2011 quences). when he returns. And each time he makes Eventuthe trip, time resets, and it’s 11:58 a.m. on ally, he the morning of Sept. 9, 1958, again. moves to Surprisingly, 11/22/63 is the first time- Texas and begins to travel novel the prolific King has written, plan for his pre-emptive murder and the author has obviously spent much of Oswald in 1963. time contemplating the paradoxes inher“Possibly later that April, more likely ent in the genre. on the night of the tenth — why wait? — I But King is more interested in history would kill the husband of Marina ... If you than he is in Back to the Future antics, saw a spider scuttering across the floor and although he takes occasional libertoward your baby’s crib, you might hesities with the facts, readers steeped in the tate. You might even consider trapping it details of the assassination — and the life in a bottle and putting it out in the yard so of Lee Harvey Oswald in particular — will it could go on living its little life. But if you get a rush out of following Jake, who goes were sure that spider was poisonous? A by the alias of George Amberson in the black widow? In that case, you wouldn’t past. As George, he spies on Oswald and hesitate. Not if you were sane. You’d put his wife Marina, even moving into the your foot on it and crush it.” apartment below theirs at 214 W. Neely But Jake can’t simply hole up in a hotel St., where the famous photo of Oswald room and make a living by placing bets holding a rifle was taken. on sporting events to which he knows First, Jake performs a test run to make the outcome. The bulk of 11/22/63 is not comprised of King’s answer to the scenarsure his actions in 1958 will impact the io “What if Kennedy had lived?” nor is the future. The experiment takes him to the book the glorified Twilight Zone episode evil capital of King’s Yoknapatawpha: its premise suggests. 11/22/63 is really Derry, a town where a clown has been King’s ode to his youth (he was 16 when dismembering children and the vibe J.F.K. died), a book that recreates the era is one of prevailing evil. The first 250 of sock hops, 10-cent root beers, inescappages of 11/22/63 form a suspenseful, occasionally horrific mini-novel that will able cigarette smoke and “the heyday of Jayne Mansfield, (when) full breasts are delight fans of King’s magnum opus It, considered attractive rather than embarcapped off by a bittersweet resolution

rassing” with such affection and detail that you are swept along on a huge wave of nostalgia regardless of your age. The book doesn’t neglect the dark underbelly of the period — the segregation, the racism, the repression, the hypocrisy, the chauvinism and the nuclear fears (King’s recreation of the Cuban Missile Crisis is particularly vivid). But as Jake grows acclimated to life before cellphones and Google and meets a librarian who becomes the love of his life, 11/22/63 draws you into the lives of ordinary people and their problems with the pull that has always been the secret to King’s success. By the time the eponymous date draws near, and the novel hurtles toward Dealey Plaza and that awful Texas School Book Depository building, you’re more worried about the fate of characters you’ve grown to love than how the world will change if Jake succeeds. King has referred to 11/22/63 as a departure: His first foray into historical fiction. But this addictive, heart-stopping and ultimately moving novel is really a distillation of what King has always done so well, without the third-act problems that have plagued so many of his recent books and featuring a monster — time — that is most certainly not make-believe. At one point, Jake laments the fact that “We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. Not until the future eats the present, anyway. We know when it’s too late.” Fortunately King, who is now 64, has long been aware of how much his faithful readers love him, and 11/22/63 is, in many ways, a gift from him to us.

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‘Zelda’ brings sense of wonder back to Wii By Lou Kesten Associated Press

It has been a brutal year for fans of the Wii. Other publishers have stopped bringing AAA games to Nintendo’s low-powered console. The best-reviewed new gamea on the system, “Xenoblade Chronicles,” has inexplicably been withheld from the United States. Nintendo itself seems ready to move on to its forthcoming Wii U. So “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” ($49.99) looks like the last gasp for the once unstoppable Wii. Is it worth dusting off and plugging in your old machine to play it? Absolutely — although it’s not quite the masterpiece Nintendo has been promising. The core elements of the 25-year-old “Zelda” franchise remain. Once again, you are Link, a teenager who’s destined for great things. As usual, your friend Zelda disappears and you must run to her rescue. Your journey takes you through a series of fantastic locations — including, most notably, a series of dungeons filled with brain-twisting puzzles. Still, there are plenty of tweaks to the formula. “Skyward Sword” begins in Skyloft, a tiny town floating high above the clouds. Each character is master of a “loftwing,” a bird you can fly to the other rocks floating around Skyloft. While out on a joyride, Zelda

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Link, right, is shown in a scene from ‘Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.’ is attacked by a tornado and dragged to the land below, where most of the action takes place. There are three major areas to explore: the grassy Faron Woods, the fiery Eldin Volcano and the desolate Lanayru Desert. Each is populated with a healthy variety of native creatures, some helpful, some vicious. There’s plenty of sword-swinging combat, but that’s not the emphasis — the real challenge is figuring out how to get through the mazelike environ-

ments to their central temples. The “Skyward Sword” temples feature some of the most devious puzzles ever conjured up by the “Zelda” team. The desert area, for example, has switches that send parts of it back in time, to when it was a working factory. Some machines are useful, but after you get zapped by a guard robot you’ll wish you’d left the electricity off. Besides your sword, controlled by swinging the motion-sensing Wii remote, you have a variety of

gadgets, including the reliable old grappling hook and slingshot. The most versatile of the new devices is the beetle, a flying drone that can pick up bombs and drop them on enemies. “Skyward Sword” is filled with “aha!” moments when you suddenly figure out how to use those devices to get past a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. It’s an unusually rewarding game mechanic, emphasizing logic and strategy over reflexes, and

the devilish puzzles make this “Zelda” chapter well worth your time. With 60-plus hours of playtime, this is the longest game in the “Zelda” franchise, but not all of it is as rewarding as the dungeon sequences. It takes several hours before Link finally gets to the surface, where almost all the action is. In between dungeons you have to keep returning to Skyloft, home to a bunch of dimwits who send you on tedious fetch quests while you’re trying to prevent the apocalypse. There’s an awful lot to do in “Skyward Sword,” but about one-third of it feels like filler. The boss battles against the most powerful monsters range, similarly, from boring to spectacular. The bad ones essentially involve slashing at the enemy until he surrenders, but the good ones make imaginative use of the skills Link has learned. One sequence, which involves rescuing a parasite-infested sky whale, is “Zelda” at its most exhilarating. Such moments go a long way toward reawakening the sense of wonder common to the best Nintendo games of the last quartercentury. And despite some dull stretches, “Skyward Sword” delivers enough of those moments to make it one of the most satisfying chapters in the “Zelda” canon. Three-and-a-half stars out of four.

Research firm: Amazon sells $199 tablet at a loss By Peter Svensson

cheaper. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told The Associated Press Associated Press in September that the NEW YORK — Amazon.com Inc.’s company’s goal was to make a small profit Kindle Fire tablet, which started shipping from the hardware, but as a retail company, this week, costs $201.70 to make, a research Amazon was willing to live with a smaller firm said last Friday. That’s $2.70 more margin than most electronics companies than Amazon charges for it. would. The analysis by IHS indicates that Ama“We want the hardware device to be zon is, at least initially, selling the tablet at profitable and the content to be profitable. a loss that it hopes to cover through sales We really don’t want to subsidize one with of books and movies for the device. The the other,” Bezos said. manufacturing cost of a new gadget usually IHS’s estimate includes the cost of comcomes down over time as chips become ponents and assembly, but not the costs of

development, marketing or packaging. The most expensive part of the Kindle Fire is the 7-inch color touch screen, which costs $87. Amazon kept the cost of the tablet low compared to Apple Inc.’s iPad and similar tablets by making it smaller — the screen is half the size of that for the iPad — keeping the amount of memory low and excluding a camera and microphone. But the difference in manufacturing cost is much smaller than the difference in retail price: IHS puts the cost of the basic iPad 2 model at just under $300, while Apple sells it for $499.

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Knox celebrates 30 years of ‘The Nutcracker’

The love affair has been going strong for at least 57 years. Audiences and The Nutcracker seem to be meant for each other. And it’s not only children who are always enchanted with the art form. People of all ages flock to Hervey the ballet Folsom year after Artists in Action year. Since George Balanchine’s choreographed version was presented in 1954 in New York City, the story ballet has become an eagerly anticipated holiday tradition throughout the United States. Once the Balanchine production was filmed in 1993, it became a worldwide favorite. The ballet has been a favorite holiday treat in

Anniston, too, for 30 years. To many, this annual presentation by the Knox Concert series is the start of the holiday season, and this year’s production is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. The story on stage remains the same, but the event is not centered completely on the dancers’ patterns and poses, the different moods of the music that Tchaikovsky composed, the costumes that define the characters or the special effects. In celebration of the 30th anniversary presentation, the visual picture as a whole contains new touches that make the magic more meaningful. The lobby decorations are an important part of the visual experience, Knox volunteers believe, and what people see and do there brings the story of Marie, her brother Fritz, Herr Drosselmyer (the toymaker) and the nut-

cracker into closer focus. This December, the lobby’s theme is “The Land of Sweets,” and it will be a large and varied market. “Over the last two years, we have brought the Nutcracker Shoppe to an entirely new level,” said Scott Skinner, who works with more than 21 volunteers to set up tables with nutcracker-related items in a tent placed in the middle of the lobby. “Everyone will find something to take home with them.” This year, a live spruce tree will be raffled off. Viewers will see a photo and read information about the Blackhill Spruce tree, a specialty tree grown in Michigan. It has thick limbs to hold heavy ornaments and it is a full tree. “The soil in this area around Lake Michigan produces a very beautiful tree,” said Randall Moore, a retailer who sells specialty trees in Anniston

at 524 Quintard Ave. “It’s one of about 10 different brands grown up there in the SnowTree category,” he added. “It’s not an easy tree to get.” The ballerina on the platform will be Jessica Weeks, a teacher with Sheila Lindley’s dance studio, World of Performing Arts. On a separate table, there will be tree ornaments, made with combined metals and hanging red beads to commemorate the anniversary event, and, nearby, the bake sale will feature new sweets. And, of course, there will be a collection of nutcrackers. The significance of nutcrackers in homes long ago sheds more light on Marie’s excitement in receiving the nutcracker, as the story goes. In 1892, when the ballet was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia, nuts were special treats to serve at parties, according to the study guide Knox

distributed to teachers. Stores did not carry cracked nuts. Therefore, nutcrackers were necessary. Fancy nutcrackers became special collectors’ items in households. Following the performance, The Sugar Plum Party for children will again be in the library of the school. It provides a chance for the children to meet the professional dancers. Tickets are $25 and must be bought by Dec.1. To buy tickets, call Sheila Lindley at 256-831-1229. This year, third-grade teachers who will bring their classes on Monday,

Dec. 5, to see The Nutcracker have a new resource of materials. Due to a donation by the Junior League of Anniston/Calhoun County, Knox obtained a guide, Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ Choreographed by George Balanchine, and distributed it to teachers. It is excerpted from a larger Nutcracker curriculum designed by the New York City Ballet as a reflective inspiration for third-graders, and helps them begin to see themselves as appreciators — and artists — in the fields of ballet and clas-

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Jagger, Richards share new love for ‘Some Girls’ By John Carucci Associated Press

NEW YORK — Keith Richards equates the rush to release the Rolling Stones’ seminal album Some Girls as “the same as cutting off your baby’s head.” “We couldn’t release a double album and we were on deadline,” the guitarist said of the 1978 recording. “Sometimes you’re really getting into tracks you want to finish, but they don’t make (it) because time was up.” Many of those songs were included when the album was re-released on Tuesday as a double disc with previously unreleased material. A box set from the album also is being released. Mick Jagger said Some Girls was a pivotal album for the band. “The records that came before this were not as good. This was better,” Jagger said, referencing the heavily produced Goats Head Soup, and It’s Only Rock and Roll, which preceded it. At the time, punk rock and disco were threatening the old “dinosaur rockers,” as Richards said, so the band had to get back to its basic stripped-down sound. “The punks started to kick us ... the Sex Pistols, and The Clash, and other bands were coming out and we realized we were already in a second generation,” Richards said. One of the album’s biggest hits, and also the most criticized at the time, was the dance track “Miss You.” “It’s not like we wanted to make a career out of disco; it just happened to be that beat, and Mick

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Musicians Mick Jagger, left, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones attends a special screening of their documentary ‘Stones In Exile’ at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on May 11, 2010. A new deluxe edition of the Rolling Stones’ 1978 ‘Some Girls,’ was released Tuesday. came up with this beautiful idea. If you’re ever gonna do disco, you got to do it now. It was like a oneoff,” Richards said. Jagger, who says he loves all forms of dance music from the 1930s to house music, didn’t know why it mattered. “I never thought for one minute that people would criticize you for doing something with a dance beat,” Jagger said. “So the idea of it being ‘Bob Dylan going electric’ never occurred to me.” The song went to No. 1

on the Billboard chart, and spawned a variety of dance mixes. Next year, the band will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and there’s a great deal of speculation as to whether the band will tour for their milestone. “I’m hoping to do something about it. Right now, I don’t want to go too much into it. I’m pulling the boys together and (will) see what happens. It’s a work in progress. I’m not Nostradamus on this, but we all want to do something for the big 5-0,”

“The records that came before this were not as good. This was better.” — Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones Richards said. All Jagger would say is that “we have a lot of things planned, who knows what will come to fruition.” According to Richards, he and Jagger recently mended fences after Richards revealed too much

about his songwriting partner in his autobiography earlier this year. “He’s a brother, a best friend, and probably the most contentious person I know. All collaborations are like that. Nothing goes totally smoothly, but we always patch it up. We

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patched it up now. The thing is we enjoy working with each other; it’s the idea of it that’s frightening,” Richards laughed. The duo has written most of the Rolling Stones music, and though Jagger usually sings them, Richards does have his signature tracks. Among them is “Before They Make Me Run” from Some Girls; it has become one of his favorite songs to perform. “It’s pretty autobiographical. ... I was feeling a little hounded, so I think it came out of feeling that. I was on the run, basically. Very few countries would accept me at the time,” said Richards, who was facing a potentially long prison sentence at the time because of a heroin possession charge in Toronto. Other major hits from the album include, “Shattered,” the Temptations cover of “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” and “Beast of Burden.” While Richards said the unreleased music was ready to go, Jagger did say he tinkered with the remixes. “‘Claudine’ and ‘Tallahassee Lassie’ were all more or less as (they) were. I just listened and said, ‘Do they need a bit of percussion or a harmony vocal?,’ but apart from that they’re fine,” Jagger said. Richards is just happy that the band gets to release Some Girls with the songs they wanted to include. “In a way it’s interesting to put the head back on the baby,” Richards said.


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Reviews | Music

More ‘Papercuts’ for the Gym Class Heroes By Sian Watson Associated Press

Gym Class Heroes, The Papercut Chronicles II (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen) Gym Class Heroes are back with part two of their Paper Chronicles, six years after the original was released. In between the Chronicles albums they released As Cruel as School Children and The Quilt, featuring hits such as “Cookie Jar” and “Clothes Off,” but the band hasn’t released any material together since 2008. The lead track is “Stereohearts” featuring Adam Levine. Levine’s effort is equally as catchy as Maroon 5’s own comeback with “Moves Like Jagger.”

This time, Ryan Tedder steps into the role of collaborator in “The Fighter.” The song is optimistic and motivational, despite lead singer Travie McCoy declaring that people “are waiting to see me fail”; he takes the persona of a fighter in order to deal with the haters. The dreamy lilt of singer Oh Land with a twinkling piano creates a brilliant soulful contemplation on “Life Goes On.” Tracks such as “Solo Discotheque (Whiskey Bitness)” and “Holy ... Batman” show the band taking a more rock direction, featuring guitar solos and epic choruses, but McCoy’s vocal presence on these songs are reduced, making the songs less catchy. CHECK OUT THIS TRACK: After a bad day, the twinkling optimism of “Life Goes On” featuring Oh Land will put things into perspective.

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Gym Class Heroes perform from their album, ‘The Papercut Chronicles II,’ at an intimate iHeartRadio Live show in New York on Sept. 7, 2011.

Rihanna successfully borrows from herself By Mesfin Fekadu

top hitmakers. Calvin Harris, a singer and DJ from London, produced Rihanna, Talk That Talk the album’s best track and (Island Def Jam) lead single, “We Found Love.” If the formula isn’t broke, He works with mega-hitdon’t fix it. Call it the Def Jam maker Dr. Luke on the danceway. able “Where Have You Been,” Take Mariah Carey: Four and Dr. Luke also years after her Glitter composed the album flop, she officially opener “You Da One,” bounced back another hit on the with the label’s charts. More than The Emancipathe producers, tion of Mimi, one Rihanna’s secret of the last decade’s weapon is Ester best albums, and Dean, one of the she followed that best songwriters with E=MC2, which in contemporary music. had the same musical Dean co-wrote seven of the plot. 11 tracks. Rihanna’s latest, Talk That Rihanna’s raunchy Talk, is her version of E=MC2, throughout the new disc and it’s the follow-up to last — her sixth effort in six years year’s Loud, a top-notch effort — and it works. She’s downfrom the pop singer. right nasty and demanding on Talk that Talk is just as the addictive “Birthday Cake,” good as Loud, full of upbeat produced by The-Dream and jams and some slower ones Tricky, and she’s schooling (albeit those are the weaker her man in the bedroom on tracks), all helmed by today’s the fun “Watch N’ Learn.”

iTunes Top 10 selling singles and albums Singles 1. “We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris),” Rihanna 2. “Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO 3. “It Will Rain,” Bruno Mars 4. “Rumour Has It / Someone Like You (Glee Cast Version),” Glee Cast 5. “Take Care (feat. Rihanna),” Drake 6. “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida 7. “Someone Like You,” ADELE 8. “Without You (feat. Usher)”, David Guetta 9. “The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne),” Drake 10. “You Da One,” Rihanna

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Rihanna, center, performs Oct. 5 at the o2 arena in east London, as part of her 2011 ‘Loud’ tour. Though sexually charged, Rihanna can get away with having these played on radio, and we’re not sure if anyone else could. She did it with “S&M,” and will surely do it again. Rihanna may have mastered the upbeat sound, but her slower songs need work: “We All Want Love,” pro-

duced by No ID (Kanye West, Common), drags, as does the album closer “Farewell,” helmed the Alex da Kid, who also produced Rihanna’s hit with Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie.” CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: “Roc Me Out” works as part two to Rihanna’s past hit “Rude Boy.”

Albums 1. Take Care, Drake 2. Camp, Childish Gambino 3. 21, ADELE 4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists 5. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2, Glee Cast 6. Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay 7. Christmas, Michael Bublé 8. Ceremonials, Florence + The Machine 9. Blue Slide Park, Mac Miller 10. Talk That Talk, Rihanna — Compiled by the Associated Press


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Welcome back, Kermit: ‘Muppets’ delights By David Germain Associated Press

More than ever, we need a world where a pig can be romantically linked to a frog. A world where no one finds it odd that Jason Segel’s little brother is a puppet, and they share a room with twin beds as well as a taste for pastel leisure suits. The Muppets marks a very welcome return for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of Jim Henson’s creations after a 12-year big-screen absence. From start to finish, the movie is a healthy, dizzy dose of childlike bliss, the songs campy but catchy, the humor corny but clever, the cast — both human and Muppet — one of the most lovable gangs you’ll ever spend time with at the pictures (another lovable gang, the Toy Story playthings, star in a short animated charmer that precedes The Muppets). Sure, the Muppets have long been a wholly owned subsidiary of big Hollywood, namely, the Walt Disney Co. But this is a gentle, loving rebirth, leaving intact the decency and goodness that have always been at the heart of the Muppets. The movie’s an exercise in innocent playfulness that largely side-steps show business as usual, in which studio family flicks are stuffed to the rafters with glib pop-culture references and a soundtrack of tunes by flavor-of-the-month young idols. The Muppets are a world of their own — you love or leave them on their terms — and the filmmakers hold faithful to that

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Amy Adams, left, and Jason Segel are shown with the muppet characters in a scene from ‘The Muppets.’ whimsical little realm. The result is refreshing on every level, a piece of nostalgia so old it’s new again, and a breather from Hollywood’s 3-D digital onslaught in favor of fur and fuzz. Lifelong Muppets fan Segel, who co-wrote the movie with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, stars as Gary, a small-town guy who heads with girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) for a dream trip to Hollywood. Tagging along is Gary’s brother Walter, an endearing little puppet who’s the world’s biggest fan of all things Muppet.

Walter’s heartbroken to find that the Muppets’ studio in Hollywood has fallen into disrepair, while Kermit, his gal Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the others have long since parted company. Overhearing an evil oil man (Chris Cooper) who schemes to raze the studio and drill for petroleum, Walter enlists Gary and Mary to reunite the Muppets for a telethon to raise cash to buy the place back. In his big-screen debut, director James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) establishes a nimble pace from the start and maintains it right through the closing credits. The story

the muppets HHH rating: PG for some mild rude humor Running time: 1:50 Starring: Amy Adams, Jason Segel gleefully dashes from songand-dance numbers to hilarious montages to the sort of precious asides that are a staple of the Muppets, among them plenty of selfaware winks and tweaks at Hollywood convention. The movie loads up on another Muppet strength, the celebrity cameo (we won’t name names, though). Some of the surprise guests add good

laughs; others seem to be there because they had a hole in their schedule or were pals with the filmmakers. The overall celebrity-guest quotient winds up disappointing. After such a long time in mothballs, the Muppets deserve a better turnout of top stars to welcome them back. Wide-eyed with obvious reverence for the Muppets, Segel and particularly

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Adams deliver nicely on some of the movie’s original songs, which are cute little toe-tappers. And it’s worth the cost of a ticket just to see Academy Award winner Cooper — usually playing men so restrained they look ready to burst from internal pressure — cut loose with his own dastardly rap number. Classic Muppets tunes also are woven in, and for anyone who grew up on The Muppet Show, it’s a thrill — yes, thrill — to see those floppy puppets dance about and sing their theme song. The filmmakers play the ’80s flashback card heavily with well-chosen songs from the era and wisecracks about how dated the Muppets are. That’s good grist for parents but potentially a self-fulfilling prophecy for children who wouldn’t be able to tell the Muppets from the movie’s amusing tribute band the Moopets. The plot parallels the real-world state of the Muppets — relics testing the waters to see if anyone will watch, if anyone still cares. That could be a genuine problem for the movie. Will kids who didn’t grow up on Kermit and Piggy want to see it, no matter how much Muppet-era parents hope their children might love these characters the way they did? Some parental guidance: if the kiddies are reluctant, tell them about the Toy Story short that plays first. No harm in letting today’s No. 1 gang of fictional family stars shill for some deserving predecessors.


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In this animated film, the son of Santa Claus must complete an urgent mission before Christmas morning dawns. With James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy. Happy feet two (in 2d and 3d)

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In this sequel to the 2006 animated film, a dancing penguin must help his young son find his rhythm while also setting things right in Antarctica. With the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria and Alecia Moore. Written by George Miller, Gary Eck, Warren Coleman and Paul Livingston.

Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino. Written by Sandler, Steve Koren and Robert Smigel. PUSS IN BOOTS (IN 2D AND 3D)

HHH1/2, 1:29, PG The eponymous swashbuckling cat embarks on adventures with Humpty Dumpty in this spinoff prequel to the Shrek series of animated films. With the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thornton. The MUPPETS

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Three friends on vacation in Los Angeles reunite the Muppets and help them raise money to save their old stomping grounds, the Muppet Theater. With Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and immortals (in 2d and 3d) Rashida Jones.

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When a bloodthirsty, power-hungry king rampages across ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a brave young stonemason assembles a band to stop him. With Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas and Freida Pinto. Written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides. J. Edgar

HH, 2:14, R A biopic about the life of J. Edgar Hoover, who ran the FBI for nearly 50 years. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Judi Dench. Written by Dustin Lance Black.

THE Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

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In the first half of the conclusion to the Twilight series, human Bella and vampire Edward wed and conceive a child, with dangerous unforeseen consequences. With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Written by Melissa Rosenberg. Directed by Bill Condon.

Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2011 NEW ON DVD

‘Super 8,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas’ released on DVD By Rick Bentley McClatchy Newspapers

This week’s top DVD picks range from a close encounter by director J.J. Abrams to a sequel for one of the best animated movies of all time. —Super 8, Grade Aminus: Young filmmakers capture a mysterious image. The film has all the trappings of a sci-fi film — from a mysterious threat to an ominous military presence. Writer/director J.J. Abrams has culled the best paranoia-creating moments from ‘50s sci-fi movies. It may have all those trappings, but at its heart is a family drama that swirls around Joe (Joel Courtney), a teen trying to deal with the loss of his mother. All of the sci-fi elements create a metaphor for the emotional beast that dominates the young man’s life. It’s the best blend of sci-fi and family drama since E.T. phoned home. Emotional angst and self-discovery take place

between the bookends of the phenomenal train crash and an impressive major battle between the military and the mysterious subject of the movie. The blend of the two makes Super 8 an instant sci-fi family classic. —Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Grade B: This is one of two sequels to Beauty and the Beast being released. The other is Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World. Both continue the heartwarming story of a beauty who sees the beautiful side of a beast. The holiday story is better. The Enchanted Christmas is a 1997 animated holiday special that takes place in the middle of the original movie. The action occurs between the Beast’s fight with wolves and Gaston. The Beast is against Christmas until Belle and other characters change his mind. Also coming to DVD this week: The Adventures of Tintin: Includes 13 episodes of the animated series.

Taylor Swift: Speak Now World Tour Live: Concert film featuring the young country star. Prep & Landing: A veteran elf (Dave Foley) is partnered with a rookie for a special Christmas Eve mission. Three Amigos: The comedy starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short is being released on Blu-ray to mark the 25th anniversary. Amazing Shadows: The documentary looks at the National Film Registry. Timmy Time: Go-Kart Timmy: Timmy faces big problems in his new gokart. Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition: Includes more than two hours of footage not included in the theatrical versions. Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series: Matt Smith stars in this longrunning sci-fi series. Law & Order UK: Season Two: Jamie Bamber stars. Conan the Barbarian: Conan (Jason Momoa)

looks to avenge his father’s death. The Super Hero Squad Show: Season 2, Volume 2, The Infinity Gauntlet!: Animated series featuring Marvel superheroes. The Office Collection Special Edition: Features the complete British version of the workplace comedy. Babar and Father Christmas: The elephant travels from Paris to the North Pole.

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After the staff workers at an upscale Central Park condo discover the billionaire in the penthouse has stolen their retirement money, they conspire to take back what’s theirs. Jack and Jill With Ben Stiller, Eddie H1/2, 1:34, PG A successful advertising Murphy, Casey Affleck and Tea Leoni. executive with a beautiful wife and kids dreads the annual Thanksgiving visit RATING: H poor, HH fair, HHH good, HHHH excelof his passive-aggressive twin sister. With Adam lent, NR: not rated

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Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee, Joel Courtney and Riley Griffiths in a scene from ‘Super 8,’ released on DVD this week.

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG) (12:10 2:35 4:55) 7:15 9:40 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS 3D (PG) (10:40 1:50 4:10) 7:45 10:10 THE MUPPETS (PG) (11:15 1:45 4:20) 7:05 9:35 HAPPY FEET TWO (PG) (12:00 2:25 5:00) 7:25 9:50 HAPPY FEET TWO IN 3D (PG) (10:30 1:55 4:30) THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 (PG13) (10:50 11:20 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:45 4:15 4:45) 6:30 7:00 7:30 9:15 9:45 10:15 IMMORTALS (R) (10:25 2:10 4:40) 7:20 10:00 IMMORTALS 3D (R) 6:50 9:25 J. EDGAR (R) (12:50 3:50) 6:45 JACK AND JILL (PG) (11:00 1:10 3:20 5:30) 7:40 9:55 TOWER HEIST (PG13) (10:15) 10:05 PUSS IN BOOTS (PG) (10:20 12:25 4:50) 9:50 PUSS IN BOOTS 3D (PG) (2:40) 7:00 FOLLOW US ON AND Times subject to change

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‘Arthur Christmas’ is a holly, jolly romp

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Bryony, voiced by Ashley Jensen, left, and Arthur, voiced by James McAvoy, are shown in a scene from ‘Arthur Christmas.’

By David Germain

The upbeat, lanky younger son of Santa Claus, Arthur (voiced by James McAvoy) desperately A corporate-style monolith wants to contribute to the family corners the market on holiday business but is a clumsy bumbler retail, cruelly displacing its outassigned to a job where he can do moded workforce and crassly the least harm: answering chilinsisting that any individuals that dren’s letters to the man in red. fall through the cracks are part of The glory goes to his dad (Jim the cost of business. Broadbent), the latest in a long But 99 percenters don’t need line of Santas, who has become a to start an Occupy North Pole dotty figurehead as older, bolder movement over Arthur Christson Steve (Hugh Laurie) revamps mas, the animated comedy that the sleigh-and-reindeer method shows how Santa Claus manages with a mechanized operation to deliver all those presents in a that includes a massive sleighmodern global market. ship with stealth technology. This pleasant holiday treat Elves descend down ropes like from Aardman, the British anininjas to leave 2 billion gifts all mation outfit behind Chicken Run over the world in a single night, and Wallace and Gromit in the while Santa heir-apparent Steve Curse of the Were-Rabbit, has the oversees things from North Pole old-fashioned spirit of Christmas mission control. at heart, spinning a snowflakeYet after a single present goes light tale with warmth, energy awry, leaving one little girl in Britand goofy humor. ain just hours away from awakThe title character is a clasing to a joyless Christmas, Steve sic holiday misfit, a cousin to shrugs it off as an acceptable Rudolph or Hermey the Elf, tryrate of error, while drowsy Santa ing to find a niche in the vast heads off to sleep alongside Mrs. enterprise that is Christmas. Claus (Imelda Staunton). Associated Press

are as dysfunctional a family as any of those on their Christmasdelivery list, with petty jealousy extending over three generations, from Grandsanta to Santa to Steve. Only Arthur among the Claus menfolk has his heart in the right place, and it’s up to him to overcome his own ineptitude and insecurity to emerge, possibly, as the true alpha male of the Kringle Arthur, the one member of clan. the family who truly understands There are lulls and comic the meaning of the season, can’t misfires that feel like stocking stand the thought of a child miss- stuffers the filmmakers threw in ing out. He and loopy Grandsanta to pad Arthur Christmas to fea(Bill Nighy), the former Mr. Claus ture length. The story is simple who still pines for his golden enough that it could have been days, set off in the original old told in half the time by one of reindeer-pulled sleigh to deliver those old Rankin-Bass TV Christthe wayward present before mas specials, whose unabashedly dawn, accompanied by eager corny spirit lives on among the gift-wrapping elf Bryony (Ashley Aardman folks. Jensen, copping a hilariously ripA Chatty Cathy of a cartoon, pling Scottish accent). Arthur Christmas also crams in In her directing debut, Aardmore manic banter than viewman veteran Sarah Smith and her ers, particularly young children, co-writer Peter Baynham offer a can digest (the Anglo accents will fresh look at the Santa legend: a make it even harder for U.S. audiflawed Claus. Santa and his kin ences to decipher some of the

arthur christmas HHH rating: PG for some mild rude humor Running time: 1:37 Starring: Voices of James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy

repartee). Still, the visual gags will carry youngsters along, while there are plenty of clever wisecracks to keep their parents occupied. Bryony’s lightning proficiency at wrapping gifts contributes some of the biggest laughs, no matter how many times the filmmakers fall back on it. Following Flushed Away, this is the second computer-generated cartoon from Aardman, whose earlier entries were created by stop-motion animation. But it’s the company’s first digital 3-D feature, and while the images are fine, it amounts to another case of unnecessary 3-D presentation from Hollywood. The extra dimension adds little. Yet it’s nowhere near as unnecessary as the Justin Bieber music video of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” that precedes the movie, in jarring 3-D. Hearing Bieber’s take on the holiday chestnut in the end-credits is more than enough.


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Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2011

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‘Hugo’ shows Scorsese’s love of movies By Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is a children’s film for grownups — grownup film buffs. It’s a charming and quite gorgeous exercise in the few corners of the medium where the Oscarwinning filmmaker has next to no experience — children’s stories, comedy and 3-D. And even though it is too long and the master has yet to develop much of a comic touch, this adaptation of Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a stunning exercise in 3-D and a delightful celebration of Scorsese’s lifelong love of the movies — something he, like Hugo, developed on childhood. Hugo (Asa Butterfield) lives in the bowels of a Paris train station in between the World Wars. He is an orphan who hides out, carrying on the job a drunken uncle left him with — servicing the huge clocks there. He slips in and out of the station, getting by on stealing food and drink, hoping not to be noticed by the station inspector, Gustav (Sacha Baron Cohen). Hugo’s a tinkerer, something he picked up from his late father (Jude Law). His favorite project is an old clockwork automaton, a wind-up man he tries to fix with parts stolen from the toy shop run by a cranky old man played by the great Ben Kingsley. When the old man catches Hugo, he seizes the boy’s notebook, full of his father’s drawings and fixes for the automaton. Hugo must work in the shop to win the notebook back, and even then, the mean old man may turn him in to the meaner wounded war vet Gustav, who patrols the station with a Doberman. Isabel (Chloe Moretz) calls the old man “Pappa Georges,” and even she finds Hugo dubious company, an excuse to try out her burgeoning vocabulary — “You’re nothing but a ... reprobate!” Hugo must win her over (he takes her to the movies to see Harold Lloyd in Safety Last), elude Gustav and get back that notebook — his last tie to his dead father.

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rating: PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking Running time: 2:10 Starring: Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Scorsese uses this vintage Paris railway station set to stage marvelous 3-D chases, on foot — his camera following Hugo up ladders, down alleys, weaving through crowds. Hugo is the best looking 3-D movie since Alice in Wonderland. The director peoples the set with character players (Richard Griffiths, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee), and sets in motion subplots about the lonely Gustav, the fate of Hugo’s drunken uncle (Ray Winstone of The Departed) and clues to the automaton’s and Pappa Georges’ past. Moretz, slinging an English accent, is her usual delightful self, showing Isabel’s love of words — “I think we have to be very clan-DES-tine!” Cohen takes a number of scenes to make any sort of comic impression. And Kingsley makes the journey from ogre to charmer in his usual winning fashion. But the story — period details and mysteries notwithstanding — is too slight to support this length. It’s an 80-minute bonbon struggling to break out of a 2 hour and 10 minute souffle. Still, movie buffs, especially fans of early cinema history, will be transfixed by scenes in the latter acts — movie-making, as it was being invented. It’s why Scorsese chose to make the film and it’s where his heart truly is with this material. And it’s no surprise that this corner of his wondrous little picture is where he chose to take a cameo, immortalizing himself in the history of the medium he grew up loving and mastering.

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Asa Butterfield portrays Hugo Cabret in a scene from ‘Hugo.’


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MUSIC Robert Turner and the Hilltoppers When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Golden Saw Music Hall, Williams Community, Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-435-4696 Josh Cash When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-235-0613 DJ Rockin' Roger When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 Bobby Thomas What: Country, rock, blues When: 8 p.m. Where: Our Place, 407 Hunter St., Anniston How much: Free 10/55 What: Rock, country When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Upstairs in loft, The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 DJ What: Dance music When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Downstairs of The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Larry Keel Band When: 9 p.m. Where: Woo Woo's Tiki Bar, 3805 Highway 202, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-419-4786 Keitha Williams When: 9 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899

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{get out and do something} Dan Rodeo Stitt What: Country, comedy When: 9 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-405-4366 theater It’s a Wonderful Life What: Frank Capra classic, presented by CAST When: 8 p.m. Where: McClellan Theater, 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston How much: $20 adults, $10 students and groups Contact: 256-820-2278 or castalabama.com event Wine Tasting When: 1-6 p.m. Where: White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-231-7998

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MUSIC Jimmy Robertson & the Roustabouts When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Munford Senior Center, (old Munford High School), 115 Lions Road, Munford How much: $3 single, $5 couple Contact: 256-236-0340 Full Circle Band What: Country, pop. No drinking or smoking When: 7-11 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 19, Heflin How much: $5 Contact: 256-579-2402

Larry Keel and Friends When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-235-0613 10/55 What: Country When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Upstairs in loft, The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Jim Dawg Parks Band What: Rock, classic rock, blues When: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston How much: $4, public welcome Contact: 256-238-8047 DJ Shon Don When: 9 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899 Secondhand Jones What: Rock When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: $4 Contact: 256-405-4366 theater It’s a Wonderful Life What: Frank Capra classic, presented by CAST When: 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Where: McClellan Theater, 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston How much: $20 adults, $10 students and groups. Contact: 256-820-2278 or www.castalabama.com

DJ Rockin’ Roger When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-832-5000

EVENTs Wine Tasting When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-231-7998

Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: Bama Lounge, 4006 Old Birmingham Highway, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-240-2922

Iron Bowl party What: Food, door prizes, chili cook-off and cash prizes When: 2 p.m. Where: Downstairs of The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston

How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Iron Bowl Party What: Prize board with prizes given for each score When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-405-4366 Wine Tasting When: 2-6 p.m. Where: Wine Cellar, 309 Quintard Ave., Anniston How much: $5 Contact: 256-236-0996

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MUSIC Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-5996 theater It’s a Wonderful Life What: Frank Capra classic, presented by CAST When: 2:30 p.m. Where: McClellan Theater, 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston How much: $20 adults, $10 students and groups. Contact: 256-820-2278 or castalabama.com

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MUSIC Jacksonville State University Orchestra Fall Concert When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center, corner of 11th Street and Church Avenue, JSU campus How much: Free Contact: 256-782-5559

Karaoke by Mossburg When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Jefferson’s, 407 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-435-3456

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MUSIC Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

Jacksonville State University Jazz Band Concert When: 7 p.m. Where: Mason Hall Performance Center, JSU campus How much: Free and open to the public Contact: 256-782-5883

Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-5996

event CAST Spring Production Audition What: Auditions for The Nerd and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Nerd, by Larry Shue, is a comedic farce that has parts for four men, two women and one older child. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the classic Southern drama by Tennessee Williams, has roles for three women, five men, five children and a few non-speaking roles.

Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2011

{get out and do something} Auditions will be held on a first-come basis. Short monologues by those auditioning will be appreciated but are not required. Auditoners will be asked to participate in cold readings from the script. Anyone auditioning for CAST for the first time is asked to bring a recent headshot (photograph) to submit to the director. When: 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church of Anniston, 1701 Henry Road, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-820-2278 or www.castalabama.com Trivia Night When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford How much: Free Contact: 256-835-1444

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MUSIC Karaoke with DJ Tay Tay When: 9 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-405-4366

event Texas Hold ‘Em When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

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MUSIC Mossburg Karaoke When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom patio, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford How much: Free Contact: 256-831-1444 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-5996 Karaoke with Billy 2 Bare When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-235-0613

Karaoke by Mossburg When: 9 p.m. Where: Applebee’s, 612 E. Hamric Drive, Oxford How much: Free Contact: 256-835-2434

Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

DJ Stroke When: 10 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-435-6090

Bring Your Own Vinyl Records What: Featuring DJ Shon Don When: 9 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899

COMEDY Comedy Open Mic Night with Eric Swann and Kool-Aide When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-235-0613

EVENT Wine Tasting When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Tyson Art & Frame, 3326 Henry Road, Anniston How much: $5 Contact: 256-236-9910

Open Mic with Riley Green What: All musicians welcome When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-405-4366

UPcoming holiday events The Nutcracker What: Alabama Ballet performance of classic Christmas story. Presented by Knox Concert Series. When: Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Where: Anniston Peforming Arts Center, Anniston High School, 1301 Woodstock Ave., Anniston How much: $12 for ages 12 and under and $20 general admission. Tickets are available at the door, but Knox recommends buying in advance. Contact: 256-832-4554 Breakfast with Santa What: Holiday entertainment, story time and breakfast with Santa and other Christmas characters. Each child will receive a book from Santa. When: 8 a.m.-noon Where: Oxford High School cafeteria, 915 Stewart St., Oxford How much: $10. Tickets available at Coldwater Elementary, DeArmanville Elementary and Oxford Elementary schools. Contact: 256-310-8145 or cristyhumphries@ bellsouth.net Mary, Did You Know? What: Christmas musical by the choirs of First United Methodist Chruch and Trinity United Methodist Church When: Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Talladega Ritz Theater, 115 Court Square N., Talladega How much: Free with canned good to be collected for The Samaritan House Contact: 256-315-0000 The Colors of Christmas What: Performance by Heritage Hall Jazz Band When: Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Talladega Ritz Theater, 115 Court Square N., Talladega How much: $12 Contact: 256-315-0000

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Nuremberg, Germany, on Christmas Eve. As the Continued from Page 5 story unfolds, the universal themes are parties, family conflicts (between sical music. Marie and Fritz) and speThe local dancers will cial handmade gifts (such also have an extra eduas the nutcracker) and long cational experience in trips (as in Marie’s journey rehearsal this year: On to a fantasy land). Dec.1, they will get a taste There are many actionof dancing in a professionpacked elements of The al studio by going to Birmingham to practice with Nutcracker that make The Alabama Ballet in the the ballet popular. But perhaps the most treadancers’ studio there. The production is based sured aspect is seeing the amazement in the chilon a story that is almost 200 years old. Perhaps one dren’s eyes. Tickets are $12 for ages element of its success is 12 and under and $20 genits themes, which relate eral admission. Tickets are to everyone, as the study available at the door, but guide emphasizes. As the curtain rises, the Knox recommends buying in advance. For full ticket Stahlbaums are preparinformation, call Pam ing for their Christmas party in their home in McKenzie at 256-832-4554.

Photos by David Cummings/Special to The Star

The Alabama Ballet brings its production of ‘The Nutcracker’ to Anniston for the 30th year on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Anniston Performing Arts Center.

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Nuremberg, Germany, on Christmas Eve. As the Continued from Page 5 story unfolds, the universal themes are parties, family conflicts (between sical music. Marie and Fritz) and speThe local dancers will cial handmade gifts (such also have an extra eduas the nutcracker) and long cational experience in trips (as in Marie’s journey rehearsal this year: On to a fantasy land). Dec.1, they will get a taste There are many actionof dancing in a professionpacked elements of The al studio by going to Birmingham to practice with Nutcracker that make The Alabama Ballet in the the ballet popular. But perhaps the most treadancers’ studio there. The production is based sured aspect is seeing the amazement in the chilon a story that is almost 200 years old. Perhaps one dren’s eyes. Tickets are $12 for ages element of its success is 12 and under and $20 genits themes, which relate eral admission. Tickets are to everyone, as the study available at the door, but guide emphasizes. As the curtain rises, the Knox recommends buying in advance. For full ticket Stahlbaums are preparinformation, call Pam ing for their Christmas party in their home in McKenzie at 256-832-4554.

Photos by David Cummings/Special to The Star

The Alabama Ballet brings its production of ‘The Nutcracker’ to Anniston for the 30th year on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Anniston Performing Arts Center.

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A Greek boy struggles to get to the New World. Property Ladder Å Property Ladder Å 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. Evidence TLC Property Ladder Å Leverage “The Ho, Ho, The Closer The squad Law & Order “Panic” ’ Law & Order A star vio- ››› “The Firm” (1993, Drama) Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn. A law-school ››› “Forrest Gump” (1994) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright. A slowTNT Ho Job” Å investigates a death. Å (DVS) linist is murdered. ’ grad signs on with a sinister Tennessee firm. Å witted Southerner experiences 30 years of history. Å “Tom and Jerry” ››› “Shrek” (2001) Voices of Mike Myers. ›› “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” (2003) ›››› “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) “Tom and Jerry” Open Sn 3 TOON Bakugan Jerry Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Cleveland TVLND Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Burn Notice Å ›››› “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) Harrison Ford. ››› “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) ››› “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Å USA Covert Affairs Å ›› “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” (2002) Saturday Night Live in the 2000s Saturday Night Live ’ Saturday Night Live ’ Saturday Night Live ’ Pop Up Miami VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown (N) ’ CABLE NEWS Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. FREE Bras Meals! Wealth Paid Prog. Sexy Now Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Oreck Vac FREE Bras Grt Pillow Wealth Debt/Part CNBC Shark Vac Mop CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) Your Money (N) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) Situation Room Newsroom CNN CNN Newsroom (N) Washington This Week Commun Washing CSPAN Washington This Week Book TV Book TV Book TV Book TV Book TV Book TV Book TV Encore Booknotes Book TV CSPAN2 Book TV Business Forbes Cashin’ In America’s News HQ America’s News HQ Jour. FOX News Stossel America’s News Headquarters (N) America’s News HQ Report FNC Bulls Taken: The Elizabeth MSNBC Undercover Mind Over Mania In Coldest Blood The Killing Game? Young Kids, Hard Time Lockup Boston Lock’p MSNBC Weekends With Alex Witt Live news coverage.


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Seinfeld “The Shoes” ’ 5 WTTO Two and a Half Men ’ Can-U-Relate Show 8 WJXS Rick & Bubba Å Wheel of Fortune “Sand ABC 33/40 News at 10PM H WJSU and Sea” Å (N) ●Inside College Football How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Unforgettable “Heroes” Carrie helps a boy who saw a 48 Hours Mystery “Murder at the Manor” Investigating Inside Sports ’ NUMB3RS A small plane J WIAT “The Perfect Cocktail” “Landmarks” ’ Å murder. ’ Å a savage murder. (N) ’ Å mysteriously crashes. ’ Psych A body washes ashore. ’ Å Psych The feds show up with their own psychic. ’ Psych Lassiter’s car is stolen. ’ Å L WPXH ›› “Starsky & Hutch” (2004, Comedy) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. ’ ●Titan’s All Access ›› “Summer Catch” (2001, Romance-Comedy) Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Matthew Lillard. 30 Rock “Verna” Å 30 Rock ’ Å Hollyscoop (N) ’ Å ¥ WABM Ring of Honor CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming College Football Action News Nightbeat ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å A&E Storage Wars Å ››› “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976, Western) Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke. A Confederate soldier vows to Hell on Wheels “A New Birth of Freedom” Cullen is di- ››› “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976, Western) AMC avenge his family’s murder. Å verted by an obstacle. Å Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George. Å America’s Cutest Cat 2010 ’ Å America’s Cutest Pet (N) ’ Pit Bulls and Parolees Tia hires new parolees. (N) America’s Cutest Pet ’ ANPL America’s Cutest Dog Primeval Matt follows a displaced raptor. (N) Å The Graham Norton Show “Season 9 Compilation” The Graham Norton Show Å BBC Battlestar Galactica ’ Battlestar Galactica Memories haunt the crew. ’ ›› “Notorious” (2009, Biography) Angela Bassett, Derek Luke. Based on the life of slain rapper Christopher Wallace. Å BET ›› “Not Easily Broken” (2009, Drama) Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan. Å Paranormal State Å Celebrity Ghost Stories A guardian angel; a spirit. Celebrity Ghost Stories (N) Å My Ghost Story (N) Å My Ghost Story The Lizzie Borden house. Å BIO ››› “Meet the Parents” (2000, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner. ››› “Meet the Parents” (2000) Robert De Niro. BRAVO ››› “The School of Rock” (2003, Comedy) Jack Black, Joan Cusack. CMA Awards 2011 ’ ›› “Unlikely Angel” (1996) Dolly Parton. ’ CMTV ›› Unlikely Angel ’ Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å ›› “Fanboys” (2008) Sam Huntington. Premiere. COMEDY Tosh.0 Å Deadliest Catch ’ Å Punkin Chunkin 2011 “Punkin Chunkin 2011” Å Gold Rush Floods threaten Fred’s home. ’ Å Punkin Chunkin 2011 “Punkin Chunkin 2011” Å DISC Deadliest Catch ’ Å A.N.T. Farm “america “Geek Charming” (2011, Comedy) Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse. A teen films a documentary Good Luck Charlie Jessie Zuri plans a tea Shake It Up! A fundraiser Shake It Up! Deuce delivDISN needs talANT” ’ Å about a popular high-school student. ’ ‘NR’ Å “L.A.R.P. in the Park” ’ party. ’ Å helps Ms. Nancy. Å ers pizza to CeCe’s idol. Ace Ventura ››› “Knocked Up” (2007, Romance-Comedy) Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl. A one-night stand has an unforeseen consequence. Kendra The Soup Chelsea Lately E! ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN ●College Football Clemson at South Carolina. (N) (Live) ●College Basketball Las Vegas Invitational: Teams TBA. From Las Vegas. (N) Football Scoreboard ESPN2 ●College Football Florida State at Florida. (N) (Live) ›› “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992) Macaulay Culkin. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. ››› “Love Actually” (2003) Hugh Grant, Laura Linney. Premiere. FAM Dog Saved Christmas Unwrapped “Holiday Treats” Holiday sweet treats. Unwrapped Enjoying the holiday season with treats. Unwrapped Holiday treats and traditions. Iron Chef America “Sparkling Wine Holiday Battle” FOOD Winter Unwrapped ●College Basketball Miami at Mississippi. ●College Football UCLA at USC. (N) (Live) FOXSS Pro Football Weekly ›› “27 Dresses” (2008) Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman. › “Bride Wars” (2009, Comedy) Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway. Weddings scheduled the same day turn best friends into enemies. It’s Always Sunny FX ›› “Woman on Top” (2000, Romance-Comedy) Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício. Å ››› “Soul Food” (1997, Comedy-Drama) Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long. Å FXM ›› Kiss Me Goodbye Family Feud Å Family Feud Å Family Feud Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å GSN Family Feud Å “Debbie Macomber’s Call “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” (2011, Romance) Tom Cavanagh, Faith Ford, Gil Bellows. Pre“Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” (2011, Romance) Tom Cavanagh, Faith Ford, Gil Bellows. Holiday HALL Me Mrs. Miracle” miere. Holiday travel leads to cross-country romances. Å travel leads to cross-country romances. Å ›› “Unknown” (2011) Liam Neeson. An accident victim finds a man using his identity. ‘PG-13’ Å 24/7 Cotto/Margarito (N) Boxing Saul Alvarez vs. Kermit Cintron, Super Welterweights. (N) ’ (Live) Å HBO › Couples Retreat Å Holiday Block Party 2011 (N) Å Celebrity Holiday Homes Å Hunters Int’l Hunters Int’l Hunters Int’l Hunters Int’l H&G Hunters Int’l Pawn Stars Classic 1973 Pawn Stars A man brings Pawn Stars “Cannons and Pawn Stars Hotchkiss Re- Pawn Stars “The King’s Pawn Stars 1932 Lincoln Pawn Stars Marble from Big Shrimpin’ “Shrimpin’ ’Round the Clock” Bullfrog HIST pinball machine; Segway. in a Civil War musket. Klingons” Å volving Cannon. Å Bling” Å roadster; belt buckle. Abraham Lincoln’s tomb. hits the jackpot. Å “Dear Santa” (2011) Amy Acker. Premiere. A party girl has to change her ways or get cut off. Å “An Accidental Christmas” (2007) Cynthia Gibb. Two children scheme to reunite their estranged parents. LIFE 12 Men of Christmas Strike Back The agents enter into a shaky alliance. › “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” (2011, Comedy) Martin Lawrence. Premiere. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX › “Vampires Suck” (2010, Comedy) Matt Lanter. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ››› “The Big Red One” (1980, War) Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine. A veteran leads his battalion of young troops into battle. ’ ››› “The Big Red One” (1980) Lee Marvin. ’ MILIT Navy SEALs Wild ’n Out ’ › “How High” (2001) Method Man, Redman. ’ MTV ›› Beauty Shop (2005) ›› “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” (2005, Crime Drama) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. A drug dealer turns to rap music for salvation. ’ Restrepo: Afghan Outpost A platoon spends a year in Afghanistan. Inside the Green Berets Troops in Afghanistan. NGEO Inside the Vietnam War Veterans’ accounts and clips. Kung Fu Panda Kung Fu Panda Kung Fu Panda Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants Kung Fu Panda ReGenesis “Baby Bomb” Deadly virus. ’ Å ReGenesis Norbac finds “patient zero.” ’ Å ReGenesis Lilith and Mick break into an office. ’ ReGenesis “Baby Bomb” Deadly virus. ’ Å SCIENCE Firefly “War Stories” ’ ›› “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (2009, Romance) Kristen Stewart. iTV. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› ���The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010, Romance) Kristen Stewart. iTV. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å SHOW Homeland (iTV) ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless Avery is confronted. SOAP › “Cruel Intentions 2” (2000, Drama) Robin Dunne, Amy Adams. American Trucker American Trucker American Trucker American Trucker American Trucker American Trucker American Trucker American Trucker SPEED American Trucker “Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith” ’ SPIKE ›› “Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones” (2002, Science Fiction) Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice protect the former queen. ’ Inside Israeli Basketball Boxing SPSO ●College Football Baylor vs. Texas Tech. From Arlington, Texas. (N) (Live) “Storm War” (2011) Stacy Keach. Premiere. A scientist manipulates weather as a weapon of destruction. ›› “Meteor Storm” (2010) Michael Trucco. Å SYFY “Stonehenge Apocalypse” (2010, Science Fiction) Misha Collins, Hill Harper. In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Å Hour of Power Å Bianca Ryan: Christmas The Perfect Gift The story of the birth, ministry and resurrection of Jesus. TBN Precious Memories The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ ››› “Pretty Woman” (1990, Romance-Comedy) Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy. Å TBS Seinfeld Å ››› “America, America” ›››› “Dodsworth” (1936, Drama) Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, David Niven. A European voyage brings ›››› “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” (1943, Drama) Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook. TCM (1963) Frank Wolff change to a retiree and his wife. Å The life and loves of a stoic British military man. 48 Hours: Hard Evidence “Hannibal Unmasked” ’ 48 Hours: Hard Evidence “Secrets, Lies and Alibis” 48 Hours: Left for Dead “The Railroad Killer” Å TLC 48 Hours: Hard Evidence 48 Hours: Left for Dead “The Railroad Killer” Å ››› “Forrest Gump” ››› “A Time to Kill” (1996, Drama) Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey. A lawyer’s defense of a black man arouses the Klan’s ire. Å ›› “The Da Vinci Code” (2006, Mystery) Tom Hanks, TNT (1994) Tom Hanks. Å Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen. Å The Oblongs ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Boondocks The Boondocks TOON “Open Season 3” (2010, Comedy) Steve Schirripa, Ciara Bravo. Premiere. Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND Hot in Cleveland ››› “Elf” (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. Å › “Land of the Lost” (2009) Will Ferrell. A time-space vortex sucks three people into another reality. USA Indiana Jones Love & Hip Hop Chrissy still does not have a ring. Love & Hip Hop Making sense of the fight. ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ (Part 1 of 2) Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew Revisited ’ VH1 Tough Love: Miami ’ CABLE NEWS The Suze Orman Show “Holiday Help 2011” (N) Til Debt Do Us Part ’ Til Debt Do Us Part ’ American Greed Boy band mogul, Lou Pearlman. CNBC How I Made My Millions Til Debt Do Us Part ’ Å Gerry-Rigged: Why Your Vote Might Not Matter Piers Morgan Tonight CNN Newsroom (N) Gerry-Rigged: Why Your Vote Might Not Matter CNN CNN Newsroom (N) CSPAN Washington This Week Book TV Book TV Book TV: After Words Book TV CSPAN2 Book TV Huckabee (N) Justice With Judge Jeanine (N) The Five An ensemble of five FNC personalities. Journal Editorial Report FOX News Watch FNC FOX Report (N) Lockup Boston Man accused of child porn. Lockup Boston “Extended Stay: Baptism by Fire” Lockup Wabash The Wabash Correctional Facility. Lockup: Raw Inmates reach their breaking point. MSNBC Lockup Boston


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RightSide Punk’d ’ Punk’d ’ How I Met How I Met Big Bang 5 WTTO Paid Prog. Paid Prog. NewHope Paid Prog. On Spot Gospel Music Parker Church Auto Show Rick & Bubba Å Ozzie Calhoun Co Extention Cartoons Pierson Rick & Bubba Å Southern Gospel Music Pierson 8 WJXS Crosspoint Food for Medicare This Week With Chris- Stop Mem- Paid Pro- Paid Pro- Paid Pro- Paid Pro- Natural Ad- 3 FREE Paid Pro- Million Dollar Mind Extreme Makeover: News at ABC World Funny H WJSU Thought Easy tiane Amanpour (N) ory Loss gram gram gram gram vantage Bras! gram Game ’ Å Home Edition ’ Å 5PM News Videos CBS News Face the Dawson Memorial The NFL Today (N) (Live) ●NFL Football Buffalo Bills at New York Jets. From New Meadowlands Stadi- ●NFL Football New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles. From Lincoln Fi- 60 Minutes J WIAT Sunday Nation (N) Church Å um in East Rutherford, N.J. (N) (Live) Å nancial Field in Philadelphia. (N) (Live) Å ’Å “Holiday Heist” (2011, Comedy) Lacey Chabert. “Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas” (2011) ›› “A Golden Christmas” (2009, Comedy) ’ Christmas L WPXH Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Inspiration Ministry Campmeeting ’ Faith NewHope Paid Prog. MagicJack Cars.TV Whacked Paid Prog. Raymond Sunny ›››› “Stand by Me” (1986) Wil Wheaton. ›› “Beauty Shop” (2005) Queen Latifah. The Unit ¥ WABM Church CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming News High Q (EI) Culture Health Mile Lights Festival Local Programming Chan. 2 Action News Local Prog ^ TV-2 Chan. 2 Action News The Sopranos ’ Å The Sopranos ’ Å Beyond Scared Beyond Scared Beyond Scared Beyond Scared Criminal Minds Å Criminal Minds Å Criminal A&E The Sopranos ’ Å ››› “Blazing Saddles” (1974, Comedy) Cleavon ››› “No Country for Old Men” (2007) Tommy Lee Jones. A The Walking Dead Rick leads the The Walking Dead The Walking Dead “Save The Walking Dead The WalkAMC Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn. Å ruthless killer hunts a man who took a briefcase of cash. group out of Atlanta. Å “Bloodletting” Å the Last One” “Cherokee Rose” Å ing Dead River Monsters River Monsters Å River Monsters River Monsters Ned Bruha Ned Bruha Ned Bruha Ned Bruha Wildman Wildman Wildman Wildman Wildman ANPL River Monsters BBC Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie ›› “Not Easily Broken” (2009) Morris Chestnut. Å ›› “Why Did I Get Married?” (2007) Å BET Bernie Biography Å Biography “Brat Pack” Inside Story: Ferris Buehller’s Day Off Å Charlie Sheen Crime Stories Å Crime 360 Å American Gangster I Survived Å I Survived BIO Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Atlanta BRAVO Housewives/Atl. CMT Insdr Top 20 Countdown ’ Å Red Carpet CMA Awards 2011 ’ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition CMTV CMT Crossroads Å ›› “Fanboys” (2008) Å Scrubs ’ Scrubs ’ Scrubs ’ Scrubs ’ Scrubs ’ ››› “Bad Santa” (2003) Billy Bob Thornton. ›› “Just Friends” COMEDY Futurama ›› “Revenge of the Nerds” (1984, Comedy) Planet Earth ’ Å Planet Earth ’ Å Planet Earth ’ Å Planet Earth “Deserts” Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost DISC Flying Wild Alaska ’ Gold Rush ’ Å A.N.T. Farm “america A.N.T. Farm So RanWizardsWizardsGood Luck Good Luck Shake It Shake It Jessie ’ Fish Hooks Phineas Phineas Good Luck Good Luck So RanShake It Good Luck DISN needs talANT” Å Å dom! Å Place Place Charlie ’ Charlie ’ Up! Å Up! Å Å ’ and Ferb and Ferb Charlie ’ Charlie ’ dom! Å Up! Å Charlie ’ ›› “Jersey Girl” (2004) Liv Tyler ››› “Knocked Up” (2007) Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl. Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Kourtney Sex & City E! ●College Football Final Women’s College Basketball Billiards Billiards Billiards SportsCtr ESPN ●Sunday NFL Countdown (N) (Live) Å ●College Football Final Roll Tide/War Eagle Reporters SportsCtr Fantasy Football Now ATP Tennis Barclays World Tour Finals, Final. College Basketball College Basketball ESPN2 Outside ››› “Snow 2 Brain Freeze” (2008, Comedy) ›››› “Titanic” (1997, Drama) Leonardo DiCaprio. A woman falls for an artist aboard the ill-fated ship. “Christmas Cupid” (2010, Comedy) FAM ›› “Snow” (2004) Guy’s, Bite Paula Be.- Made Chopped Restaurant: Impossible Unwrapped Unwrapped Unwrapped Sweet Genius Diners Diners Iron Chef FOOD Hungry ●The I7 ●College Football Duke at North Carolina. Motorhead Kentucky: Behind Women’s College Basketball Football World FOXSS Golf Life Horse. ››› “Adventureland” (2009) Kristen Stewart › “Bride Wars” (2009) Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway. ›› “Spider-Man 3” (2007, Action) Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. ›› “Twilight” (2008) Kristen Stewart. FX ›› “Alaska Passage” (1959) ››› “River of No Return” (1954) Å ›› “The River’s Edge” (1957) ››› “Call Northside 777” (1948) Å ›› “Word of Honor” (1980) Å FXM “In Old Chicago” Å Power of 10 ’ Å Deal-Deal Lingo Whammy! Chain Rctn Fam. Feud Newlywed Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Are You Smarter? Smarter GSN Chain Rctn Fam. Feud Newlywed Newlywed 1 vs. 100 ’ Å “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (2008, ››› “Moonlight and Mistletoe” (2008) Candace “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” (2011) “The Christmas Card” (2006, Romance) Ed Asner, “The Most Wonderful Time of the HALL Drama) Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns. Å Cameron Bure, Tom Arnold. Å Tom Cavanagh, Faith Ford. Å John Newton, Alice Evans. Å Year” (2008) Henry Winkler. Å 24/7 Cotto Face Off ›› “Ramona and Beezus” (2010) Inception ›› “The Dilemma” (2011) Vince Vaughn. Å ››› “Inception” (2010) Leonardo DiCaprio. ‘PG-13’ Å Unknown HBO Boxing House Hunters First Place Renovatn Property Property Property Property House Hunters For Rent For Rent House Hunters Junk H&G Disaster Disaster Weekends Yard American Pickers “Fair- American Pickers “Big American Pickers “Mole American Pickers The American Pickers “Art of American Pickers “Invisi- American Pickers Mike American Pickers “Frank American Pickers Å American HIST lane Fever” Å Bear” Å Man” Å spooky collector. Å the Deal” Å ble Pump” Å suffers a back injury. 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Kung Fu NICK Sponge. Sponge. The Fairly OddParents Kung Fu Kung Fu Kung Fu Kung Fu Victorious Victorious iCarly ’ iCarly ’ “Fred: The Movie” (2010) ’ Å Flying Anvils 2011 ’ Punkin Chunkin 2010 Competitive event. Å Rocket SCIENCE How/Made How/Made How/Made How/Made How/Made How/Made How/Made How/Made How/Made How/Made Killer Robots ›› “Everybody’s Fine” (2009) “Sympathy for Delicious” (2010) iTV. ‘R’ ›› “Peep World” (2010) ‘R’ Å The Love We Make (iTV) ’ Å “The Last Play at Shea” (2010) Dexter ’ SHOW “Saint Misbehavin’” Gilmore Girls “Pilot” Gilmore Girls ’ Å ››› “Tuck Everlasting” (2002) Alexis Bledel. One Tree Hill ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å Tuck SOAP Beverly Hills, 90210 ’ Beverly Hills, 90210 ’ Gilmore Girls ’ Å Formula One Racing Brazilian Grand Prix. (N) (Live) Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride SPEED Hot Rod ›››› “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) Mark Hamill. ››› “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. ’ “Star Wars IV” SPIKE ›››› “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977) ●At Home Derek Dooley Showcase Spurrier Derek Dooley Women’s College Basketball Big Ten Big Ten Big Ten Big Ten Und. Dan Mul SPSO Outdoors Future ›› “Powder” (1995, Drama) Mary Steenburgen. › “The Invisible” (2007) Justin Chatwin. ›› “My Bloody Valentine” (2009, Horror) Å American SYFY ››› “The Rocketeer” (1991, Fantasy) Bill Campbell. Redempt. Love In Touch PowerPnt. Is Written B. Conley From Heart King Is J. Franklin John Hagee Today R. Parsley Dickow T.D. Jakes J. Meyer Youssef TBN K. Hagin Win Walk Miracle ›› “Runaway Bride” (1999) Julia Roberts. Å ›› “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous” (2005) ›› “Miss Congeniality” (2000, Comedy) Å ››› “Pretty Woman” (1990) Richard Gere. TBS Friends ›› “Inside Daisy Clover” (1965, Drama) Natalie ›››› “Some Like It Hot” (1959) Tony Curtis. Two gangland ›››› “Gandhi” (1982, Biography) Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox. A portrait ›››› “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) TCM Wood, Robert Redford. murder witnesses disguise themselves as women. Å of the man who led India to independence. Å Humphrey Bogart. Four Weddings Å Four Weddings Å Brides Brides Sister Wives ’ Å Sister Wives ’ Å Sister Sister Sister Sister Sister Wives ’ Å Sister TLC Four Weddings Å Law & Order “Good Law & Order “Second ›› “Poseidon” (2006) Josh Lucas. A luxury liner ››› “Twister” (1996, Action) Helen Hunt, Bill Pax- ›› “Men in Black II” (2002, Action) Tommy Lee ››› “Transformers” (2007) Shia TNT Faith” ’ Å (DVS) Opinion” Å (DVS) capsizes in the North Atlantic. Å ton, Cary Elwes. Å Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn. Å LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson. Å “Scooby Doo-Phantosaur” ›› “Flubber” (1997, Comedy) Robin Williams. › “Inspector Gadget” (1999) “Level Up” Grandma Got Run Over “Open Season 3” (2010, Comedy) TOON Tom Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland TVLND Cleveland Hot in Cleveland NCIS ’ Å NCIS “Under Covers” NCIS “Bait” ’ Å NCIS “Shalom” Å NCIS “Once a Hero” NCIS “In the Dark” ’ NCIS “Requiem” Å NCIS “Capitol Offense” NCIS Å USA NCIS ’ Å Pop Up Pop Up Pop Up Celeb Rehab Excused Excused Why Am I Still Single? Tough Love: Miami ’ Basketball Wives LA Basketball Wives LA Love & Hip Hop ’ Hip Hop VH1 Pop Up CABLE NEWS Sexy Now Ninja Plse Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. 3x Faster FREE Bras Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Meals! Paid Prog. WEN Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Diabetes CNBC Hair Reliable Sources (N) State of the Union Fareed Zakaria GPS Next List Newsroom Your Money (N) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) Newsroom CNN Fareed Zakaria GPS Washington This Week Washington This Week News Washington This Week CSPAN News Book TV Book TV: After Words Book TV Book TV Book TV Book TV Book TV Book TV: After Words Book TV CSPAN2 Book TV America’s News Headquarters (N) Fox News Sunday America’s News HQ America’s News Headquarters (N) Fox News Sunday Report FNC America’s News Headquarters (N) To Hell and Back Deadly Secret Meet the Press Å Lethal Beauty Witness: The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst Caught on Camera Caught MSNBC Weekends With Alex Witt Live news coverage.


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Gospel Truth Lighthouse “Prodigal” (2011, Drama) Andrew McDermott. 1st Baptist Church Saks Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS Can-U-Relate Show America’s Funniest Once Upon a Time “That Still Small Voice” Sheriff Gra- “Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” (2011, Docudrama) Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni ABC 33/40 News at 10PM The Zone H WJSU Home Videos (N) Å ham makes Emma a deputy. (N) ’ Å Rose. Premiere. A cleric and a rabbi profoundly affect the life of writer Mitch Albom. ’ Å (N) ●Nick Saban Show 60 Minutes ’ Å The Amazing Race “Release the Brake! (Brussels, Person of Interest “Pilot” Investigating a young prose- Person of Interest “The Fix” A beautiful woman capti- Inside Sports ’ J WIAT Belgium)” A test drive; making Belgian waffles. (N) cutor. ’ Å vates Reese. ’ Å “12 Wishes of Christmas” (2011, Comedy) Elisa Donovan, Gabrielle Carteris. Premiere. ’ ›› “Christmas Town” (2008) Nicole de Boer. ’ L WPXH ›› “The Christmas Clause” (2008) Lea Thompson, Andrew Airlie. ’ ›› “Love Story” (1970, Romance) Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal, Ray Milland. Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris Hollyscoop (N) ’ Å Paid Program ¥ WABM The Unit ’ Å CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Action News Nightbeat ●Sports Zone Sunday ^ TV-2 Local Programming Criminal Minds “Mayhem” Terrorist bombing. Å Criminal Minds A serial killer stages car accidents. Criminal Minds Dr. Reid investigates an old murder. Criminal Minds Deadly virus is released. ’ Å A&E Criminal Minds ’ Å The Walking Dead “Chu- The Walking Dead “Secrets” Glenn thinks he knows The Walking Dead “Pretty Much Dead Already” SeHell on Wheels “Jamais Je Ne T’oublierai” Cullen clos- The Walking Dead “Pretty Much Dead Already” SeAMC pacabra” Å too much. Å crets are told and revealed. (N) Å es in on the sergeant. (N) Å crets are told and revealed. Å Skunk Whisperer Swamp Wars “Killer Bees Attack” (N) ’ Call of the Wildman (N) Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ ANPL Call of the Wildman ’ Skunk Whisperer Kitchen Nightmares A failing Italian restaurant. ’ Kitchen Nightmares Reviving a French restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares “Anna Vincenzo’s” ’ Å BBC Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares “Sushi Ko” ’ Å Centric Presents: 2011 Soul Train Awards Host Cedric “The Entertainer.” (N) Å Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines BET Why Did I Get Married? 2011 Soul Train Award Pre-Show (N) Å I Survived Å I Survived At the hands of captors. Å I Survived A young man has both his arms torn off. I Survived...Beyond & Back A man meets Moses. I Survived...Beyond & Back “Ashlee; Ray; Lisa” BIO The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta (N) The Real Housewives of Atlanta What Happens Housewives/Atl. BRAVO Housewives/Atl. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Huber Family” Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Huber Family” Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team Cowboys Cheerleaders CMTV Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Huber Family” South Park Å South Park Å South Park Å South Park Å South Park “1 Percent” South Park Å COMEDY ›› Just Friends (2005) Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special How Evil Are You? ’ Å Killing bin Laden ’ Å Secrets of SEAL Team 6 ’ Å Killing bin Laden ’ Å DISC Almost, Away So Random! Cheer squad Good Luck Charlie “Teddy Shake It Up! “Camp It Up” A.N.T. Farm “america needs talANT” Chyna may not Good Luck Charlie “Ditch Good Luck Charlie “Meet Good Luck Charlie “Teddy So Random! Cheer squad DISN tryouts. (N) Å on Ice” (N) Å (N) ’ Å make it to Los Angeles. ’ Å Day” ’ Å the Parents” Å on Ice” ’ Å tryouts. ’ Å ››› “Sex and the City” (2008) Sarah Jessica Parker. Premiere. Time brings many changes for Carrie and her gal pals. Kourtney and Kim Take New York After Lately Chelsea Lately E! ●BCS Countdown (N) (Live) ●Baseball: The 2011 World Series Film (N) ●SEC Storied (N) ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN ●SportsCenter (N) Å ●College Basketball 76 Classic, Final: Teams TBA. From Anaheim, Calif. (N) (Live) 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event. Å ESPN2 College Basketball Old Spice Classic, Final: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) “Desperately Seeking Santa” (2011, Romance-Comedy) Laura Vandervoort, Nick Zano. FAM Christmas Cupid (2010) “Desperately Seeking Santa” (2011, Romance-Comedy) Laura Vandervoort, Nick Zano. Premiere. Challenge Christmas tales and carols; cakes. (N) The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs (N) Iron Chef America “Flay vs Knibb” (N) Chef Hunter “Wilshire” Three chefs interview. FOOD Next Iron Chef ●Tennis Champions Series: Minneapolis. Martin vs. Chang. (Taped) FOXSS World Poker Tour: Sea ●Boxing Top Rank: Teon Kennedy vs. Alejandro Lopez. From Atlantic City, N.J. ›› Twilight (2008) ›› “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox. Sam Witwicky holds the key to defeating an ancient Decepticon. ›› “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) FX ››› “Blood and Wine” (1996, Suspense) Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez. Å ›› “Grand Canyon” (1991) Danny Glover. A white lawyer befriends a black tow-truck driver. Å FXM ›› Word of Honor Å Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Å Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Å Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Are You Smarter? “The Most Wonderful “A Holiday Engagement” (2011, Comedy) Jordan Bridges, Bonnie Somerville, Shelley Long. A man is hired to “A Holiday Engagement” (2011, Comedy) Jordan Bridges, Bonnie Somerville, Shelley Long. A man is hired to HALL Time of the Year” (2008) pose as a woman’s fiance. Å pose as a woman’s fiance. Å Boardwalk Empire Nucky gets a new lawyer. (N) ’ Hung (N) ’ Å Enlightened ’ Å Boardwalk Empire Nucky gets a new lawyer. Å HBO ›› “Unknown” (2011, Suspense) Liam Neeson. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Holmes on Homes Window installation contractor. Holmes Inspection “Through the Roof” (N) Å House Hunters (N) Å Hunters Int’l House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l H&G Cash & Cari Å American Pickers “Frank American Pickers “Keep Out!” An amazing “mantique” Real Deal 1960’s Mark II; Real Deal “Superhero IRT Deadliest Roads “Dead Man’s Canyon” Hugh Around the World in 80 Ways “From Buffalo to HIST Bears All” Å collection. Å U.S. Army projector. Showdown” (N) Å takes on an old donkey trail. (N) Å Bangkok” Long tail boats; floating markets. (N) “Dear Santa” (2011, Drama) Amy Acker. A party girl has to change her ways or get cut off. Å LIFE The Road to Christmas ›› “Comfort and Joy” (2003, Comedy-Drama) Nancy McKeon, Dixie Carter, Steve Eckholdt. Å › “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” (2011, Comedy) Martin Lawrence. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ››› “Coming to America” (1988, Comedy) Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, John Amos. ’ ‘R’ Å MAX ››› Face/Off (1997) Weaponology Battlefield traps cause damage. Å Weaponology Rifles that kill from 2,000 yards. ’ Weaponology Russia’s elite fighting force. ’ Å Weaponology Battlefield traps cause damage. Å MILIT Weaponology ’ Å Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Wild ’n Out Kanye West. Wild ’n Out ’ ›› “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” (2005) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. ’ MTV True Life ’ Locked Up Abroad “Saudi Bootlegger” To Catch a Smuggler (N) Border Wars “River Standoff” (N) Locked Up Abroad “Saudi Bootlegger” NGEO Locked Up Abroad Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends Å Friends Å Friends ’ Å NICK Kung Fu Panda Punkin Chunkin 2011 ’ Punkin Chunkin 2011 ’ Punkin Chunkin 2011 “Punkin Chunkin 2011” Competition to launch a pumpkin. ’ Å Punkin Chunkin 2011 ’ Punkin Chunkin 2011 ’ SCIENCE Large, Dangerous Dexter “Get Gellar” (iTV) Dexter gets help. (N) Å Homeland “Crossfire” Brody relives his captivity. Dexter “Get Gellar” (iTV) Dexter gets help. ’ Å SHOW Dexter “Sin of Omission” Homeland Carrie and Saul get surprising news. ’ General Hospital Sonny brings Kate a gift. ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å General Hospital Jason reaches his breaking point. SOAP ››› “Tuck Everlasting” (2002, Fantasy) Alexis Bledel, William Hurt. Pimp My Ride ’ Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride ’ Pimp My Ride ’ Pimp My Ride ’ Pimp My Ride ’ SPEED Pimp My Ride ’ ›››› “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980, Science Fiction) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. ’ SPIKE ›››› “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977, Science Fiction) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. ’ ●College Football Tennessee at Kentucky. (Taped) SPSO The Steve Spurrier Show ●College Football Clemson at South Carolina. (Taped) ››› “Drag Me to Hell” (2009, Horror) Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver. Premiere. ››› “An American Werewolf in London” (1981) SYFY ››› “An American Werewolf in London” (1981) David Naughton. Premiere. Joel Osteen Å Kerry Shook Ministries Kenneth Copeland Å Changing Your World ››› “King of Kings” (1961) Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Ryan. Orson Welles narrates the story of Jesus. TBN Jack Hayford Å ›› “The Wedding Date” (2005) Debra Messing. A woman brings a male escort to her sister’s wedding. ›› “Four Christmases” (2008) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon. ›› Miss Congeniality TBS ››› Pretty Woman ›››› “The Maltese Fal- ››› “There’s No Business Like Show Business” (1954, Musical Comedy) Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Mari- ›› “Strike Me Pink” (1936, Musical Comedy) Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, Sally Eilers. Premiere. Meek TCM con” (1941) lyn Monroe. Premiere. A benefit reunites a priest with his vaudeville family. amusement-park manager fights crooks. 19 Kids and Counting (N) ’ (Part 3 of 3) Å Sister Wives Robyn’s first contractions kick in. (N) All-American Muslim (N) ’ Å Sister Wives Robyn’s first contractions kick in. ’ TLC Sister Wives ’ Å ››› “Transformers” (2007, Action) Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel. Leverage “The Experimental Job” The team infiltrates ››› “Double Jeopardy” (1999, Suspense) Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood. Jailed for her TNT Two races of robots wage war on Earth. Å secret societies. (N) Å husband’s murder, a woman learns he lives. Å World of Gumball The Looney Tunes Show Robot Chicken Aqua Teen Hunger King of the Hill ’ Å Family Guy Evening at James Woods’ mansion. ’ Robot Chicken TOON Open Season 3 (2010) Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland “Unseparated at Birthdates” Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland Hot in Cleveland The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND Hot in Cleveland NCIS Vance investigates a boxer’s death. ’ Å NCIS “Reunion” The death of a Marine. ’ Å NCIS “Faith” Gibbs’ father visits for the holidays. NCIS A suicide may be a murder. ’ Å USA NCIS “Deliverance” Å Tough Love: Miami “Attack of the Exes” (N) ’ Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew Revisited (N) ’ Tough Love: Miami “Attack of the Exes” ’ Why Am I Still Single? (N) ’ VH1 Love & Hip Hop ’ CABLE NEWS CNBC Titans Steve Jobs launches a revolution. Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage 60 Minutes on CNBC CNBC Wall Street Journal Rpt. BMW: A Driving Obsession Common Dreams Actor Common goes to Haiti. Piers Morgan Tonight CNN Newsroom (N) Common Dreams Actor Common goes to Haiti. CNN CNN Newsroom (N) British House/Commons Road to the White House Q&A CSPAN Washington This Week Q & A Book TV Book TV: After Words Book TV Book TV CSPAN2 Book TV Huckabee (N) FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace ’ Å Geraldo at Large (N) ’ Å Huckabee FNC FOX Report (N) Caught on Camera Stories of courage under fire. Sex Slaves: Texas A sex industry’s dirty secret. Sex Slaves: Oakland (N) Sex Slaves: Motor City Teens MSNBC Caught on Camera


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Dad Earl Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Friends Friends Friends Friends King King Seinfeld TBS Browns M “Walk Softly, Stranger” ››› “Crisis” (1950) Cary Grant. ›› “To Please a Lady” (1950) Clark Gable. Å ›› “The Next Voice You Hear” ›› “Stage Fright” (1950) Jane Wyman. Å ›› “A Life of Her Own” (1950) Å T Gold 1935 › “Bright Lights” (1935) Å ›› “I Live for Love” (1935) ›› “Stage Struck” (1936) Å ›› “The Go-Getter” (1937) George Brent. Å “Men Are Such Fools” ›› “Garden of the Moon” (1938) ›› “The Girl From Jones Beach” ›› “Always Leave Them Laughing” (1949) Å “Painting the Clouds With Sunshine” ›› “She’s Back on Broadway” (1953, Musical) “She’s Working Her Way Through” TCM W ›› “Flaxy Martin” TH ›› “Kisses for My President” (1964, Comedy) ››› “Dear Heart” (1965) Glenn Ford. Å ››› “Never Too Late” (1965) Paul Ford. ››› “Not With My Wife, You Don’t!” (1966) ››› “Promise Her Anything” F ›› “Sherlock Holmes” (1922) › “Expensive Women” ›› “Beauty and the Boss” (1932) ›› “The Dark Horse” › “Under Eighteen” (1932, Drama) › “The Woman From Monte Carlo” ›› “Skyscraper Souls” (1932) Say Yes Say Yes What Not to Wear Baby Story Baby Story Multiples Baby’s Not Wear Varied Say Yes Say Yes Varied Programs Toddler Varied Programs TLC Pregnant Varied Supernatural Smallville Las Vegas Las Vegas The Closer Law & Order Law & Order Varied Programs TNT Supernatural Squirrel Looney Tunes Jerry Varied Tom Jerry Almost Looney Johnny T Johnny T Adventure Regular MAD Gumball Johnny T Johnny T TOON Codename Codename Almost Griffith GoodTime Jeffersons Sanford Bonanza Bonanza Bonanza Bonanza M*A*S*H Varied M*A*S*H TVLND Van Dyke Bewitched Griffith NCIS NCIS Varied USA Varied Programs Varied Programs Pop Up Pop Up Varied Programs Excused Excused Bsk. Wives VH1 Jump Start CABLE NEWS Fast Money Halftime Power Lunch Street Signs Closing Bell Closing Bell-Bartiromo Fast Mny Varied Mad Money Report CNBC Squawk on the Street CNN Newsroom CNN Newsroom CNN Newsroom The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer John King, USA OutFront CNN CNN Newsroom America Live Studio/Shepard Smith Your World W/ Cavuto The Five Special Report News FNC America’s Newsroom Happening Now MSNBC Live Alex Wagner Andrea Mitchell News Nation Martin Bashir Dylan Ratigan Hardball Matthews PoliticsNation Hardball MSNBC Jansing and Co.


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Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2011 MONDAY EVENING

11/28/11

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7 PM

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8 PM

www.bamaescapes.com 8:30

BROADCAST CHANNELS Terra Nova Jim closes in on the mole. (N) ’ Å House Wilson thinks House is hiding something. (N) & WBRC Inside Edition (N) Å PBS NewsHour (N) ’ Å Rock, Pop and Doo Wop (My Music) Popular songs from the 1950s and 1960s. _ WCIQ ` WVTM

Access Hollywood ’ Å The Sing-Off “Top 3 Finalists” (Season Finale) The final three teams perform. (N) ’ (Live) Å

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FOX6 News at 9:00 PM FOX6 News at 9:30 PM FOX6 News at 10:00 PM America Now ’ Å 3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Joel Fuhrman’s health plan. ’ Å Rock Center With Brian Williams (N) ’ Å

Alabama’s 13 News at 10:00pm (N) Å The Andy Griffith Show Rick & Bubba Å ABC 33/40 News at 10PM (N) CBS 42 News at 10 (N)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (N) ’ Å The Andy Griffith Show

Hart of Dixie George receives a job offer. (N) Å Seinfeld “The Implant” 30 Rock “Apollo, Apollo” 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ Gossip Girl Blair reaches out for help. (N) ’ Å What a Deal Cheers ’ Å Cheers ’ Å TV24 News at Nine 8 WJXS The Lucy Show Å Wheel of Fortune “Alpine Dr. Seuss’ How the Shrek the Halls ’ Å You Deserve It Competing for a nonprofit organization. Castle “Heroes & Villains” A vigilante is suspected of Nightline (N) Å H WJSU Adventures” (N) Grinch Stole Christmas (N) ’ Å murder. ’ Å Entertainment Tonight (N) How I Met Your Mother 2 Broke Girls A street Two and a Half Men ’ Å Mike & Molly “Opening Hawaii Five-0 “Powa Maka Moana” Pirates take Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å “Blitzgiving” ’ Å artist flirts with Max. ’ Day” ’ Å hostages on a cruise. ’ Å Letterman (N) ’ Å › “Bulletproof” (1996) Damon Wayans. Assassins dog a cop and a fugitive witness en route to L.A. ’ Criminal Minds Suspected serial killer awakes. ’ Criminal Minds “Lo-Fi” People are killed at random. L WPXH ›› Lethal Weapon 4 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Nocturne” ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Slaves” Å Excused (N) ’ Å American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld ’ Å CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Hoarders A house is filled with home recordings. Hoarders Mike’s contracted a virus from hoarding. Intervention A woman struggles with an addiction. Intervention “Penny Lee” Å A&E Hoarders Å ››› “The Italian Job” ››› “Scrooged” (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe. TV-network bigshot meets Christ- ››› “Scrooged” (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe. TV-network bigshot meets ChristAMC (2003) Mark Wahlberg. mas ghosts. Å mas ghosts. Å Wrong Turn: The Kati Kim Story A family Thanksgiving vacation. ’ Å Saved A girl suffers from seizures. ’ ANPL I Shouldn’t Be Alive ’ Saved A girl suffers from seizures. (N) ’ Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 40-36. (N) Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 35-31. (N) Å Top Gear Highlights from the season. (N) Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 40-36. Å BBC Top Gear Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live ››› “Ray” (2004, Biography) Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King. Ray Charles overcomes hardships to become a legend. Å Psychic Kids Celebrity Nightmares Decoded Å Paranormal State Å Paranormal State Å Paranormal State West Virginia State Penitentiary. My Ghost Story An evil spirit; a sinister apparition. BIO The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (N) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills What Happens Housewives/Atl. BRAVO Housewives/Atl. Trick My What? Trick anything with an engine in it. ’ Å › “Beer for My Horses” (2008) Toby Keith. A deputy and his partner go after a drug lord. ’ Å CMTV Trick My What? Trick anything with an engine in it. Workaholics Å It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock “The Aftermath” South Park “TSST!” American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior ’ Å American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (N) ’ Å American Guns (N) ’ Å American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior ’ Å DISC American Chopper Good Luck Charlie “The So Random! Cheer squad ›› “Hannah Montana: The Movie” (2009, Musical) Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment. Soaring pop- Good Luck Charlie “Ter- So Random! Cheer squad Good Luck Charlie “DunDISN Break Up” ’ Å tryouts. ’ Å ularity threatens to take over the teen phenomenon’s life. ’ ‘G’ Å mite Queen” ’ Å tryouts. ’ Å can vs. Duncan” Å E! News (N) Kendra Hank’s high school reunion. Kourtney and Kim Take New York Scouted (Series Premiere) (N) Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●NFL Football New York Giants at New Orleans Saints. From the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) Å ●College Football Live World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN2 ●College Basketball Xavier at Vanderbilt. (N) (Live) ››› “A Bug’s Life” (1998) Voices of Dave Foley. Animated. Insects help an ant fend off grasshoppers. The 700 Club Boyfriend’s salvation; addictions. (N) FAM ››› “Happy Feet” (2006) Voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams. Wintertime Treats Unwrapped Yule logs; popcorn. Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive FOOD Diners, Drive ●The Game 365 World Poker Tour: Season 9 After Party Jay Glazer FOXSS ●College Football Iowa State at Oklahoma. (Taped) Two and a Half Men ’ ›› “Step Brothers” (2008, Comedy) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly. Two spoiled men become rivals when their parents marry. ›› “Step Brothers” (2008, Comedy) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly. FX ›› “Emperor of the North” (1973, Adventure) Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine. Å ›› “Emperor of the North” (1973, Adventure) Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine. Å FXM St. Valentine’s 1 vs. 100 ’ Å Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Million Dollar Password Power of 10 ’ Å ›› “Silver Bells” (2005) › “Eve’s Christmas” (2004, Comedy-Drama) Elisa Donovan, Cheryl Ladd, Sebastian Spence. A woman gets “The Night Before the Night Before Christmas” (2010, Fantasy) Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts. A family must HALL Anne Heche. Å a second chance to rethink a fateful decision. Å help Santa Claus when he loses his magic bundle. Å Bored to Death ’ Å Enlightened (N) ’ Å Boardwalk Empire Nucky gets a new lawyer. Å Enlightened ’ Å Bored to Death ’ Å HBO ›› “Due Date” (2010, Comedy) Robert Downey Jr. ’ ‘R’ Å Love It or List It “The Shaver Family” (N) Å House Hunters Å House Hunters Å House Hunters Å House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l House Hunters Å H&G House Hunters Å Pawn Stars “Houdini’s Pawn Stars John Wesley Pawn Stars “Security” Å American Pickers “Jurassic Pick” Mike and Frank find Pawn Stars “Mile High Pawn Stars A 2004 Super Real Deal Pirate cannon; Real Deal 1960’s Mark II; HIST Handcuffs” Å Hardin’s business card. a dinosaur bone. (N) Å Club” Å Bowl ring. (N) Å Springfield rifle. (N) Å U.S. Army projector. “On Strike for Christmas” (2010, Drama) Daphne Zuniga, David Sutcliffe, Julia Duffy. Premiere. Å “A Diva’s Christmas Carol” (2000, Fantasy) Vanessa L. Williams, Kathy Griffin, Chilli. Å LIFE Unsolved Mysteries › “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” (2011, Comedy) Martin Lawrence. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX ››› “Avatar” (2009) Sam Worthington. A former Marine falls in love with a native of a lush alien world. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “633 Squadron” (1964) Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris. An American squadron must take out a Nazi fuel factory. ’ Å Heroes of World War II ›› “633 Squadron” (1964) Cliff Robertson. ’ MILIT Unsolved History Å Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ A Tribute to Ryan Dunn ’ Jackass 3.5 (2011) ’ MTV Friendzone ’ The Last Days of Osama bin Laden Stopping the Second 9/11 Biggest terror plot since Sept. 11, ’01. The Last Days of Osama bin Laden NGEO Alaska State Troopers That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants That ’70s Show ’ Å Human Nature Exploring the science of killing. Å Your Body on Drugs ’ Å Meteorite Men Investigation of the Morasko craters. Human Nature Exploring the science of killing. Å SCIENCE Ancient Secrets Dexter “Get Gellar” (iTV) Dexter gets help. ’ Å Homeland “Crossfire” Brody relives his captivity. Dexter “Get Gellar” (iTV) Dexter gets help. ’ Å SHOW ››› “Four Lions” (2009, Comedy-Drama) Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali. ‘R’ Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Monster Jam Pass Time Pass Time Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride Monster Jam SPEED Pass Time 1,000 Ways to Die Couple on a safari; Amish man. 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ SPIKE 1,000 Ways to Die ’ ●College Basketball Georgia at Colorado. (N) (Live) ●College Basketball Georgia at Colorado. Big Ten Basketball SPSO ●FIGHTZONE Presents › “Resident Evil” (2002, Horror) Milla Jovovich. A deadly virus turns the living into zombies. Å Urban Legends (N) Urban Legends (N) SYFY › “Friday the 13th” (2009, Horror) Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker. Å Behind the Scenes Å Mark Chironna Å Kingdom Connection Jesse Duplantis Å Praise the Lord Å TBN The Potter’s Touch Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Conan (N) TBS Seinfeld “The Library” ›› “A Life of Her Own” ››› “Doctor Zhivago” (1965, Historical Drama) Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin. A Russian doctor experiences the Bolshevik Revolution. Å (DVS) ››› “Billy Liar” (1963) TCM (1950, Drama) Å Tom Courtenay. Cake Boss: Family Secrets (N) ’ Å Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “It’s Go Time!” A 4-foot tall theme cake. Å Cake Boss ’ Å Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “It’s Go Time!” Å TLC Cake Boss ’ Å Law & Order An Hispanic Law & Order “Thinking Makes It So” Bank executive The Closer “Necessary Evil” Brenda and Fritz argue. Rizzoli & Isles “Can I Get a Witness?” A community The Closer “Necessary Evil” Brenda and Fritz argue. TNT student is strangled. ’ must assist in robbery. ’ Å (DVS) (N) Å activist is gunned down. (N) Å Å Adventure Time MAD (N) King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON World of Gumball Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H “Payday” Å ●WWE Monday Night RAW (N) ’ (Live) Å NCIS A military family comes under suspicion. Å ›› “The Pacifier” (2005) Vin Diesel. Å USA NCIS “Bounce” ’ Å Basketball Wives LA (N) ’ (Part 2 of 2) Love & Hip Hop An industry event. (N) ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ (Part 2 of 2) Love & Hip Hop An industry event. ’ VH1 Basketball Wives LA CABLE NEWS 60 Minutes on CNBC “Science & Money” American Greed “Danny Pang and The Bling Ring” Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) Biography on CNBC Entrepreneur Sam Walton. Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Politics & Public Policy Today CSPAN House of Reps. The Communicators Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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www.bamaescapes.com TUESDAY EVENING

11/29/11

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7 PM

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8 PM

BROADCAST CHANNELS Glee The student council president election. (N) ’ New Girl “Bells” (N) ’ & WBRC Inside Edition (N) Å PBS NewsHour (N) ’ Å Country Pop Legends (My Music) Country and pop charts. ’ Å _ WCIQ ` WVTM

Access Hollywood ’ Å The Biggest Loser Makeovers; another elimination. (N) ’ Å

Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2011 8:30

Raising Hope “Bro-gurt”

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FOX6 News at 9:00 PM FOX6 News at 9:30 PM FOX6 News at 10:00 PM America Now ’ Å The Road to Perfect Health With Brenda Watson Imbalance in the digestive system. ’ Å Parenthood “Missing” Kristina and Adam are overwhelmed. (N) ’ Å Seinfeld Å 30 Rock Budget cuts. ’ TV24 News at Nine Body of Proof “Gross Anatomy” A body is found at a medical school. (N) ’ Å The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Women model lingerie in New York. (N) ’ Å Flashpoint Team One is lured into a violent plan. (N) Excused (N) ’ Å American Dad ’ Å

Alabama’s 13 News at 10:00pm (N) Å The Andy Griffith Show Rick & Bubba Å ABC 33/40 News at 10PM (N) CBS 42 News at 10 (N)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (N) ’ Å The Andy Griffith Show

Ringer Juliet develops an obsession. (N) ’ Å 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ 90210 “Project Runaway” Dixon faces temptation. In. Gamecock Most Wanted The Andy Griffith Show Cheers ’ Å 8 WJXS The Lucy Show Å Wheel of Fortune “Alpine Last Man Standing (N) ’ Man Up! The family goes The Middle “Forced Family Fun” The family goes on Nightline (N) Å H WJSU Adventures” (N) Å on a gluten-free diet. (N) vacation together. ’ Å Entertainment Tonight (N) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Burl Ives narrates NCIS “Recruited” A murder at a college fair. ’ Å Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å an animated tale. ’ Å Letterman (N) ’ Å Criminal Minds “Our Darkest Hour” ’ Å Criminal Minds The team closes in on a serial killer. Flashpoint “The Farm” ’ Å (DVS) L WPXH Criminal Minds ’ Cold Case Prison murder case is reopened. Å Cold Case Rush revisits her first crime scene. Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld “The Slicer” ’ CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars (N) Å Storage Wars (N) Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å A&E Storage Wars Å ››› “A League of Their ››› “Scrooged” (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe. TV-network bigshot meets Christ- ››› “Scrooged” (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe. TV-network bigshot meets ChristAMC Own” (1992) Å mas ghosts. Å mas ghosts. Å Planet Earth “Jungles” Jungle animals. ’ Å Planet Earth “Deserts” Rarely seen desert life. ’ Planet Earth A humpback whale and her calf. Å Planet Earth “Jungles” Jungle animals. ’ Å ANPL I, Predator ’ Å 24 Hours in the ER A diabetic is admitted. (N) Å Brothels: The Ins and Outs Å Kitchen Nightmares “Secret Garden” ’ Å BBC Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares “Mama Rita’s” ’ Å Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live Centric Presents: 2011 Soul Train Awards Host Cedric “The Entertainer.” Å I Survived Å Biography The controversial sitcom. Å Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy Making ventriloquism hip again. Å Biography Chelsea Handler, comedian. Å BIO The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti is her own client. The Millionaire Matchmaker “Reunion Part 1” (N) Mad Fashion (N) Fashion Hunters (N) The Millionaire Matchmaker “Reunion Part 1” ’ BRAVO Real Housewives ›› “The Bodyguard” (1992, Drama) Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston. ’ CMTV Nanny 911 Extortionist. ›› “The Bodyguard” (1992, Drama) Kevin Costner. Premiere. A bodyguard falls for the singer-actress he must protect. ’ South Park Å Futurama “Benderama” Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Workaholics “Dry Guys” Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock ’ Å Auction Kings (N) Å Auction Kings ’ Å Auction Kings (N) Å Auction Kings ’ Å Auction Kings ’ Å Auction Kings ’ Å Auction Kings ’ Å Auction Kings ’ Å DISC Dirty Jobs ’ Å Good Luck Charlie “Teddy A.N.T. Farm “america needs talANT” Chyna may not Shake It Up! “Camp It Up” Phineas and Ferb “Ferb Good Luck Charlie “The Good Luck Charlie “Teddy Shake It Up! “Reunion It Good Luck Charlie Travel DISN on Ice” ’ Å make it to Los Angeles. ’ Å ’Å Latin” ’ Å Bob Duncan Experience” on Ice” ’ Å Up” ’ Å to Chicago. Å E! News (N) ›› “Serendipity” (2001) John Cusack. Two destined lovers tempt fate and lose each other. Kourtney and Kim Take New York Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●College Basketball Duke at Ohio State. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN ●College Basketball Illinois at Maryland. (N) (Live) ●College Basketball Miami at Purdue. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) Å ●NFL Live (N) Å ESPN2 ●College Basketball Michigan at Virginia. (N) (Live) ››› “Ratatouille” (2007) Voices of Patton Oswalt. Animated. A French rat enjoys good food and longs to become a chef. The 700 Club “Rachael Lampa; Kevin Ramsby” (N) FAM ››› “A Bug’s Life” (1998) Voices of Dave Foley. Cupcake Wars “Rose Parade” Chopped “Quahog Quandaries & Pickle Puzzles” Chopped Sardines, rice cakes and unusual fruit. (N) Chopped The finalists make fantastic desserts. FOOD Cupcake Wars ●Sonic Generations of Skate After Party Jay Glazer FOXSS ●College Football Duke at North Carolina. ›› “I, Robot” (2004, Science Fiction) Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan. A homicide detective tracks a dangerous robot in 2035. Sons of Anarchy A challenge threatens Jax’s family. Sons of Anarchy A challenge threatens Jax’s family. FX › “Only the Strong” (1993) Mark Dacascos. Martial-arts master teaches tough kids “capoeira.” Å ›› “The Chase” (1994) Charlie Sheen. An escaped con and his obliging hostage head for Mexico. Å FXM ›› The Fury (1978) The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game GSN The Newlywed Game “Mistletoe Over Manhat- Movie “A Carol Christmas” (2003, Comedy-Drama) Tori Spelling, William Shatner, Gary Coleman. An egomaniacal HALL tan” (2011) Tricia Helfer. talk-show host has a chance to change. Å ›› “Unknown” (2011) Liam Neeson. An accident victim finds a man using his identity. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å 24/7 Cotto/Margarito ’ Enlightened ’ Å Bored to Death ’ Å Boardwalk Empire Å HBO Independence Day Å My First Place (N) Å My House, Your Money Property Virgins Å Property Virgins Å House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l Hunters Int’l Property Virgins Å H&G House Hunters Å Modern Marvels Gadgets American Restoration American Restoration The Epic History of Everyday Things A man interacts with everyday objects. (N) Å Modern Marvels “Built by Hand” Jet-powered glider; HIST of the 1980s. Å “Smoking Hot” Å “Milking It” Å canoes; knives. Å One Born Every Minute Å America’s Supernanny (Series Premiere) (N) Å One Born Every Minute “Knockout Delivery” Å America’s Supernanny Å LIFE Unsolved Mysteries ›› “Life as We Know It” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ››› “Twelve Monkeys” (1995) Bruce Willis. A prisoner goes back in time to avert a deadly plague. ‘R’ MAX Nightmare-Elm Nazi UFO Conspiracy UFO sightings and the Nazis. Nazi London London and the Nazi regime. ’ Å Nazi Collaborators “God or Evil” ’ Nazi UFO Conspiracy UFO sightings and the Nazis. MILIT Conspiracy Test Å Baby High Teenage mothers. ’ Teen Mom 2 Catch Up Special (N) ’ I Used to Be Fat (N) ’ Chelsea Settles (N) ’ Chelsea Settles (N) ’ MTV Friendzone ’ Knights of Mayhem “Big Money, Big Pain” Knights of Mayhem “Threat to the Throne” (N) Rock Stars “Deathtrap” (N) Knights of Mayhem “Big Money, Big Pain” NGEO Alaska State Troopers That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants That ’70s Show ’ Å MythBusters Mixing diet cola and Mentos candy. ’ MythBusters Inflicting bodily harm. ’ Å MythBusters Dropping a penny from a skyscraper. MythBusters Mixing diet cola and Mentos candy. ’ SCIENCE MythBusters ’ Å Shameless (iTV) Fiona turns her attentions to a cop. Shameless (iTV) Debbie steals a little boy. ’ Å Dexter “Get Gellar” (iTV) Dexter gets help. ’ Å Homeland “Crossfire” Brody relives his captivity. SHOW ›› Faster (2010) ‘R’ Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Stuntbusters (N) Stuntbusters Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Wrecked “All Nighter” Wrecked Stuntbusters Stuntbusters SPEED Pass Time Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters (N) ’ Flip Men “Suicide” (N) Flip Men “Meth House” Flip Men “Gang House” SPIKE Auction Hunters ’ ●C-USA No-Huddle Women’s College Basketball SPSO ●Women’s College Basketball Middle Tennessee State at Tennessee. (N) (Live) In My Own Words Sanctuary “Chimera” (N) ’ Å › “Red Planet” (2000) Val Kilmer. Å SYFY › Resident Evil (2002) WWE Super SmackDown! (N) ’ Å Behind the Scenes Å Joyce Meyer John Hagee Today Å Breakthrough W/Parsley Praise the Lord Å TBN The Potter’s Touch TBS Seinfeld “The Wait Out” The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan (N) ›› “Garden of the ››› “Mother Wore Tights” (1947, Musical) Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman. The daughter of vaude- ››› “The Matchmaker” (1958, Comedy) Shirley Booth, Anthony Perkins, Shirley MacLaine. A matchmaker TCM Moon” (1938, Musical) villians recalls her parents. Å has secret plans to wed her latest client. Å What Not to Wear Maggie’s “I give up” style. Å What Not to Wear “Jodi” ’ Å What Not to Wear “Rebecca” (N) ’ Å What Not to Wear Maggie’s “I give up” style. Å TLC What Not to Wear Å Bones A corpse is found Bones “The Prince in the Plastic” Brennan worries “Scott Turow’s Innocent” (2011, Mystery) Bill Pullman, Marcia Gay Harden, Alfred Molina. Premiere. An affair Rizzoli & Isles “Can I Get a Witness?” A community TNT hanging from a tree. ’ about motherhood. ’ Å from a judge’s past threatens his murder defense. Å activist is gunned down. Å King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON The Looney Tunes Show The Looney Tunes Show World of Gumball Roseanne Å Roseanne Å Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H Å Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Reparations” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Bang” Å Covert Affairs “What’s the Frequency Kenneth” (N) Psych Gus, Shawn and Woody are suspects. 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Sherlock Holmes, Clinton, Gates on PBS next year By David Bauder Associated Press

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Rapper Common, center, portrays Elam Ferguson, in the AMC original series ‘Hell On Wheels.’

Common plays freed slave on AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ By Mesfin Fekadu

shoulders are up strong,” says Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid Associated Press Lynn Jr. NEW YORK — The history of At first, Common says he wasn’t slavery in America is a history of resis- interested in a TV role, but then his tance, rebellion. Yet, movies and TV do agent suggested he read the script for not always showcase those themes. Hell on Wheels. Common says it’s the That’s one reason why the rapper first time he has played a character so Common is excited about AMC’s new complex. series, Hell on Wheels, a Western that The Grammy-winning entertainer chronicles the building of the transresearched by reading about African continental railroad. slaves of the 19th century and visiting Common plays mixed-raced former plantations in South. He calls former slave Elam Ferguson, who his journey “deep” and “heavy.” works on the rail system. Portraying “I feel blessed that I’m able to repa slave, he says, is a big deal, particuresent what a black man, what a black larly because his character defies the person was at that time,” he says, “but stereotypes often seen in films and it definitely was some weight and television. some pain.” “A lot of times we’ve seen slaves One experience in filming the obviously going through so much show, though, was really difficult for pain and trouble, they were oppressed Common: when white cast members and downtrodden, so it was more used the N-word. of a lower position. (My character) “Even if you try to think that they’re has been through a lot of things, but acting, it still just doesn’t feel right,” he is holding his head up high and his says. “You get that feeling like, ‘Man,

this is not good.’” The series, which airs Sundays at 9 p.m., was filmed in Canada. It centers on Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier and slaveholder who is avenging the death of his wife. Bonhannon set his slaves free a year before the Civil War. He takes a job overseeing the workers on the transcontinental railroad, which includes Elam Ferguson (Common). Common, who appeared in Smokin’ Aces, American Gangster and Terminator Salvation and does a voice in Happy Feet Two, says the show focuses on issues that still exist in today’s world. “Things that we try to hide and put under the table, things that we act like, ‘Oh no, that’s not how I feel’ — some of that is still there from hundreds of years back. It’s still in us and we’ve got to remove it,” he says. “Along with it just being entertaining and being fresh — it’s an important show.”

NEW YORK — There’s good news for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Downton Abbey: They’re both coming back to PBS next year. A two-part examination of Bill Clinton’s presidency, a look at some celebrity family trees by Louis Gates and a series on American infrastructure hosted by a former Survivor contestant are all part of PBS’ new spring schedule, the public broadcasting service said Nov. 16. An abrupt season ending to Downton Abbey with several unanswered questions — including whether the show was even going to return — led to angry phone calls from many fans, said Paula Kerger, PBS president. The first season was only four episodes. The second season, set during World War I, contains seven episodes and starts Jan. 8. The Masterplace Mystery! presentation of Sherlock, Series 2 is set in 21st century London and will air in three episodes in May, PBS said. The American Experience documentary on Clinton premieres on President’s Day and features fresh interviews with many in the administration and some of the president’s adversaries. It does not include a new interview with Clinton, Kerger said. The positive side of profiling such a recent president is that many people within the administration are still alive. The negative side is losing the perspective of history, she said. Harvard professor Gates is host of Finding Your Roots, a 10-part series that begins March 25. The series will have celebrity juice — Kevin Bacon, Barbara Walters, Tyra Banks and Martha Stewart are among those who have their family roots explored — and Gates tries to tie those family stories to historical trends.

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Whatever became of ‘Little Ricky’? By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal

Q: Can you please let me know if you can find out the name of a movie Peter Strauss did? He came from Europe and worked in a hotel in New York. Then it ended with him owning that hotel and more. A: Most likely you are remembering Kane & Abel, a 1985 miniseries starring Strauss and Sam Neill. Q: I was watching a rerun of I Love Lucy. Can you tell me please who played little Ricky Jr.? Is he still alive and, if so, how old is he? A: “Little Ricky” Ricardo was played by Keith Thibodeaux, billed as Richard Keith on I Love Lucy, reportedly because the show’s makers thought Thibodeaux was too hard for viewers to pronounce. Originally from Louisiana, and a drumming prodigy, Thibodeaux did some acting after Lucy ended and later worked with the band David and the Giants. In a 2008 interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he said that personal problems, including with drugs, ultimately led to his conversion to Christianity and his leaving the band. When

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Keith Thibodeaux, right, and his wife Kathy, principal dancer and founder of Ballet Magnificat! talk in their Jackson, Miss., school Sept. 6, 2007. As a child, Thibodeaux played Little Ricky on ‘I Love Lucy.’ the other band members Michael Landon and not happened yet. Accordalso converted, the group inspired the song “Tom ing to the Internet Movie re-formed. But these days, Dooley” by the Kingston Database, he was in Rome Thibodeaux is executive Trio. I am now 66 and have & Jewel, a little-seen 2008 director of Ballet Magnifibeen in the U.S. for 34 movie based on Romeo & cat, which he founded with years and have never seen Juliet, and guest-starred his wife, Kathy. that movie aired on TV. on Dirty Sexy Money. The The organization, in Can you tell me how I can site also says he is in two Jackson, Miss., aims “to acquire a copy, whether movies being completed, present the gospel of Jesus on DVD or VHS? Red Tails and The Boys of Christ to the widest posA: I do not know of an Abu Ghraib. Besides Hairsible audience through the authorized release of the spray, his music is on the medium of dance, dance/ 1959 film on DVD. I have soundtracks Semi-Pro and drama, and personal witseen old VHS copies sold Sex and the City Volume 2, ness.” on Amazon.com. The and on Disneymania 6. Q: When I was a teenmovie, by the way, was Q: You answered a ager in high school in inspired by the Kingston question about Chrismy home country, I saw Trio song, not the other way topher Meloni leaving the movie The Legend of around. Law & Order: SVU. But Tom Dooley that starred Q: The young actor how was it handled on Elijah Kelley, who played the show that he left? I in the 2007 missed the first couple of IEDMONT EALTH ARE ENTER Seaweed remake of Hairspray episodes. — where is he and are A: According to the there any new projects episode synopsis on NBC. of Piedmont he’s working on? When com, Meloni’s character, 30 Roundtree Drive • Piedmont, AL 36272 I first saw the movie, I Stabler, was cleared in a Phone: 256-447-8258 • Fax: 256-447-8230 thought he would be the recent shooting. But his Email: info@piedmonthc.com perfect guy to play a young police career was in doubt Sammy Davis Jr. I would because this was the sixth 91 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility love to see him on the big shooting in which he was Piedmont Health Care Center Offers Professional screen again. involved, and Capt. 24 Hour Skilled Nursing Service, including: A: There were reports Cragen (Dann Florek) • I.V. Management • Pain Management • Diabetic Care a few years ago that Kelsaid Stabler would have • Wound Care Harris-McKay • Restorative Program • Hospice Care Realty ley was going to play Davis to fight to get back on the • Therapeutic Dietetics 123 So. Quintard Avenue • Anniston, AL 36201 in a film biography of the SVU team. Instead, viewers Other Specialty Services: singer-actor. But, as far as were told, Stabler put in his www.harrismckay.com Vision, Dental and Podiatry Services I can tell, that movie has papers. Emergency Call System in Each Room Each Office Is Independently Owned 180254

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(N) ’ Å 10:00pm (N) Å Jay Leno (N) ’ Å America’s Next Top Model “Tyson Beckford” (N) ISF: SEC Championship 30 Rock ’ Å The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa ’ Å Racket Squad The Lucy Show Å Cheers ’ Å Cheers ’ Å TV24 News at Nine Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS Wretched Wheel of Fortune “Alpine The Middle Axl plays a Suburgatory “Don’t Call Modern Family Phil takes Happy Endings Brad’s fa- Revenge “Duplicity” Emily targets a psychiatrist. ’ Å ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å H WJSU Adventures” (N) trick on Sue. ’ Å Me Shirley” ’ Å Haley on a college tour. ther visits. ’ Å (N) Entertainment Tonight (N) Survivor: South Pacific (N) ’ Å Criminal Minds “Reflection of Desire” The body of a The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!: Count- CBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å kidnapped woman is found. ’ Å down to Music’s Biggest Night (N) ’ (Live) Å Letterman (N) ’ Å ›››› “Stand by Me” (1986) Wil Wheaton. Boy and buddies go on hike to find dead body in 1959. ’ Criminal Minds Solving a murder in reverse. Å Criminal Minds “52 Pickup” ’ Å L WPXH Ghost Whisperer Å Burn Notice Brennan vows to release valuable data. Burn Notice A tactical assault team to pursues. ’ Excused (N) ’ Å American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld “The Betrayal” CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Lady Hoggers (N) Å Lady Hoggers (N) Å Lady Hoggers Å Lady Hoggers Å A&E Storage Wars Å ›› “Nutty Professor II: ››› “Scrooged” (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe. TV-network bigshot meets Christ- ››› “Scrooged” (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe. TV-network bigshot meets ChristAMC The Klumps” (2000) Å mas ghosts. Å mas ghosts. Å Rattlesnake Republic ’ Å Country Justice Sheriffs of West Virginia. ’ Å Alaska Wildlife Troopers ’ Å ANPL I Shouldn’t Be Alive ’ Alaska Wildlife Troopers ’ Å Top Gear Richard tests the new Ford Focus. Å The Tudors “Dissension and Punishment” ’ Å Whitechapel The team resumes the investigation. The Tudors The Pilgrimage of Grace. ’ Å BBC Top Gear Å The Game ’ Å The Game ’ Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live ››› “American Gangster” (2007, Crime Drama) Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe. A chauffeur becomes Harlem’s most-powerful crime boss. Å I Survived Å Mobsters Irish mobster Danny Greene. Å Mobsters Two cops working for the Mafia. Å Mobsters “Albert Anastasia” Leader of Murder Inc. American Gangster “Chaz Williams” Å BIO Top Chef: Texas The chefs turn up the heat. Work of Art: The Next Great Artist “La Dolce Arte” Top Chef: Texas (N) Top Chef: Texas BRAVO Housewives/Atl. Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad ’ Å Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad ’ Å Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad ’ Å CMTV Trick My What? Å Chappelle’s Show Å Chappelle’s Show Å South Park Å South Park Å South Park Å South Park Å Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock ’ Å MythBusters Winners of the viewer request lottery. MythBusters “Toilet Bomb” (N) ’ Å MythBusters “Wet and Wild” ’ Å MythBusters “Toilet Bomb” ’ Å DISC MythBusters ’ Å Good Luck Charlie Shake It Up! A fundraiser ›› “Sky High” (2005, Comedy) Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell. Two superheroes Fish Hooks Bea auditions Good Luck Charlie Shake It Up! A fundraiser Good Luck Charlie “CharDISN “Something’s Fishy” ’ helps Ms. Nancy. Å send their reluctant son to a training school. ’ ‘PG’ Å for a commercial. “Something’s Fishy” ’ helps Ms. Nancy. Å lie is 2!” ’ Å E! News (N) The E! True Hollywood Story “Casey Anthony” ’ Scouted The Soup (N) After Lately Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●College Basketball Wisconsin at North Carolina. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN ●College Basketball Florida State at Michigan State. (N) (Live) ●College Basketball Virginia Tech at Minnesota. (N) (Live) ●College Basketball Notre Dame at Gonzaga. (N) ESPN2 ●College Basketball Indiana at North Carolina State. (N) (Live) ›› “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992) Macaulay Culkin. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. The 700 Club (N) Å FAM ››› “Ratatouille” (2007, Comedy) Ian Holm Restaurant: Impossible “St. James Soup Kitchen” Restaurant: Impossible “Mamma D’s” The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible “Snooty Fox” ●Tennis Champions Series: Minneapolis. Martin vs. Chang. ●SEC Gridiron Live (N) College Football Preview After Party Jay Glazer FOXSS Celebrity Sports Two and a Half Men ’ ››› “Zombieland” (2009) Woody Harrelson. Survivors of an apocalypse join forces against zombies. American Horror Story “Spooky Little Girl” (N) American Horror Story “Spooky Little Girl” FX ››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994, Fantasy) Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. Å ››› “Dunston Checks In” (1996) Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway. Å Miracle on 34th Street FXM Trapped in Paradise Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å GSN Baggage Å “All I Want for Christ››› “Moonlight and Mistletoe” (2008, Drama) Candace Cameron Bure, Tom Arnold, Christopher Wiehl. Nick “Our First Christmas” (2008, Drama) John Ratzenberger, Julie Warner, Dixie Carter. Two widowed people and HALL mas” (2007) Å and his daughter fight to keep their theme park open. Å their children gather for Christmas. Å ›› “The Dilemma” (2011) Vince Vaughn. A man sees his best friend’s wife out with another guy. Å Boardwalk Empire Nucky gets a new lawyer. Å Enlightened ’ Å Bored to Death ’ Å HBO Face Off, Max House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l Income Property (N) ’ Kitchen Cousins (N) Property Brothers (N) Å Hunters Int’l Property Brothers Å H&G House Hunters Å Secret Access: UFOs on Ancient Aliens “Underwater Worlds” Underwater cities Ancient Aliens “Underground Aliens” Evidence of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded “UFO” The government’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded “Billy the Kid” New theories HIST the Record Å around the globe. Å aliens in Earth’s caverns. Å knowledge of aliens. (N) Å on Billy the Kid’s death. Å ›› “Noel” (2004) Penélope Cruz. Troubled people find unexpected happiness on the holidays. Å ›› “Home by Christmas” (2006, Drama) Linda Hamilton. Å LIFE Unsolved Mysteries › “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” (2011, Comedy) Martin Lawrence. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX ››› “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003) Jack Nicholson. A music exec falls for the mother of his young girlfriend. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Ultimate Weapons “Close Quarter Battle” ’ Å Ultimate Weapons The power of sniper rifles. ’ Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World ’ Ultimate Weapons “Close Quarter Battle” ’ Å MILIT Ultimate Weapons Å Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ The Real World Alex performs in public. ’ Å The Real World “San Diego: All the Wrong Moves” Real World Aftershow The Real World ’ Å MTV Friendzone ’ Mad Scientists Rocket City Rednecks Rocket City Rednecks Rocket City Rednecks Knights of Mayhem “First Blood” Mad Scientists Rocket City Rednecks NGEO Alaska State Troopers That ’70s Show Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants That ’70s Show ’ Å Trek Nation The legacy of Gene Roddenberry. (N) ’ Å Prophets of Science Fiction “Arthur C. Clarke” (N) Trek Nation The legacy of Gene Roddenberry. Å SCIENCE Science Fiction ●Inside the NFL (iTV) (N) ’ Å ●Inside the NFL (iTV) ’ Å Homeland “Crossfire” Brody relives his captivity. Fight Camp 360: Boxing Penn & Teller: Bulls...! SHOW Twil: Eclipse Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride My Ride Rules My Ride Rules Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff SPEED Pass Time ●UFC Unleashed (N) ’ UFC Unleashed ’ The Ultimate Fighter (N) ’ Blue Mountain State BMS lose key players. (N) SPIKE UFC Unleashed ’ ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●FIGHTZONE Presents ●XTERRA Adventures ●Spotlight ●College Football Clemson at South Carolina. SPSO Brawl Call Presents Ghost Hunters “Ghosts in the Attic” ’ Å Ghost Hunters The team heads to Elks Lodge. (N) Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (N) Ghost Hunters The team heads to Elks Lodge. ’ SYFY Ghost Hunters ’ Å Behind the Scenes Å Dr. David Jeremiah Å Joseph Prince End of the Age Praise the Lord Å TBN Billy Graham Crusade Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan (N) TBS Seinfeld “The Pen” ’ “She’s Working Her Way ››› “To Catch a Thief” (1955, Romance-Comedy) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. A former ››› “Dial M for Murder” (1954, Mystery) Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings. A money-hungry man’s TCM Through College” (1952) thief is suspected when crime plagues the Riviera. Å plot to kill his wife goes awry. Å Cake Boss ’ Å Secretly Pregnant “Krystal & Danie” ’ Å Sister Wives Robyn’s first contractions kick in. ’ Secretly Pregnant “Krystal & Danie” ’ Å TLC Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “It’s Go Time!” Å The Mentalist “Red Hot” A The Mentalist “Ball of Fire” Jane is kidnapped. ’ Å “Ricochet” (2011, Crime Drama) John Corbett, Julie Benz, Kelly Overton. Premiere. A detective finds romance Leverage “The Experimental Job” The team infiltrates TNT building explodes. ’ with the wife of a corrupt judge. Å secret societies. Å NinjaGo: Masters Regular Show King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON NinjaGo: Masters Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Hot in Cleveland The Exes “Pilot” Hot in Cleveland The Exes “Pilot” TVLND M*A*S*H “The Bus” NCIS Joke-loving Marine is found dead. ’ Å NCIS A murder is caught on tape. ’ Å (DVS) Psych Juliet’s con man father visits. (N) Å Burn Notice Michael must perform a desperate act. USA NCIS: Los Angeles Å Baseball Wives (Series Premiere) (N) ’ Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew Revisited ’ Baseball Wives ’ VH1 40 Funniest Fails 2 Internet and television clips. (N) ’ CABLE NEWS 60 Minutes on CNBC American Greed “Sholom Rubashkin” Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) The Race to Rebuild: America’s Infrastructure Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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(N) Entertainment Tonight (N) The Big Bang Theory ’ Rules of Engagement Au- Person of Interest “Cura Te Ipsum” A promising young The Mentalist “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” A man’s CBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å Å drey gets a raise. (N) doctor is threatened. ’ Å body is found in the marina. ’ Å Letterman (N) ’ Å Criminal Minds A serial killer targets police officers. Criminal Minds Freeway killer targets luxury cars. Criminal Minds A young woman is abducted. Å Criminal Minds A family abducts young women. ’ L WPXH Monk ’ Å Without a Trace Child is abducted from a mall. ’ Without a Trace “Live to Regret” ’ Å Excused (N) ’ Å American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld “The Apology” CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight The First 48 “Stolen Lives; Family Bonds” Å The First 48 “Caught in the Middle” Å I Love You to Death (N) Å The First 48 Update to the shooting death of child. A&E The First 48 Å ››› “No Country for Old ››› “The Fugitive” (1993, Suspense) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward. An innocent man must evade the law as he pursues a killer. Å ››› “The Fugitive” (1993, Suspense) Harrison Ford, AMC Men” (2007) Å Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward. Å Skunk Whisperer Skunk Whisperer Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Swamp Wars “Killer Bees Attack” ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ ANPL River Monsters Top Gear Actress Fay Ripley. Å Top Gear Making train travel cheaper. Å Top Gear Demolishing houses; Jensen Interceptor. Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 40-36. Å BBC Top Gear Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines ›› “Double Platinum” (1999) Diana Ross. A rising young singer’s mother steps back into her life. Å I Survived Å Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge Å Biography The profile of the wild daredevil. Å My Viral Video (N) Å My Viral Video Å The Tragic Side of Fame 2 Å BIO The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti is her own client. The Millionaire Matchmaker “Reunion Part 1” ’ The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills BRAVO Top Chef: Texas Trick My What? Trick anything with an engine in it. Top Secret Recipe (N) ’ Å Trick My What? Trick anything with an engine in it. Trick My What? Trick anything with an engine in it. CMTV Trick My What? ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Ron White: Behavioral Problems Å Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock “The Break-Up” Futurama ’ Å American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior “Old Rivals” Gold Rush Permafrost is a barrier to the gold. Å Weed Wars Hit with a 1.2 million dollar tax bill. ’ Gold Rush Permafrost is a barrier to the gold. Å DISC American Chopper Good Luck Charlie “Ted- Wizards of Waverly Place “Santa Buddies” (2009, Comedy) George Wendt, Christopher Lloyd, Danny Wood- Good Luck Charlie “Battle Good Luck Charlie “Ted- Wizards of Waverly Place Good Luck Charlie Teddy DISN dy’s Bear” ’ Å “Harperella” Å burn. Talking puppies band together to save Christmas. ’ ‘G’ Å of the Bands” Å dy’s Bear” ’ Å “Harperella” Å uses a self-tanner. E! News (N) Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Kendra Hank’s high school reunion. Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●College Football West Virginia at South Florida. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN Audibles (N) (Live) ●College Basketball Georgetown at Alabama. (N) (Live) 2011 CrossFit Games ESPN2 ●College Basketball St. John’s at Kentucky. (N) (Live) ››› “The Santa Clause” (1994) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. The 700 Club Emmitt Smith; holiday leftovers. (N) FAM ››› “The Santa Clause” (1994, Comedy) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. Chopped Catfish and marshmallows. Chopped Four school cafeteria chefs compete. Chef Hunter Two chefs face off in Hawaiian cuisine. Chef Hunter “Wilshire” Three chefs interview. FOOD Chopped ●SEC Gridiron Live ●The New College Football Show ●Boxing Hugo Centeno vs. David Lopez. (N) (Live) College Football Preview ●ACC All-Access FOXSS Cllege Football How I Met Your Mother Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ It’s Always Sunny The League (N) It’s Always Sunny The League FX ››› “Soul Food” (1997, Comedy-Drama) Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long. Å ›› “Valley of the Dolls” (1967, Drama) Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate. Å FXM Truth Abt Cats Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Deal or No Deal ’ Å “The Town Christmas “A Holiday Engagement” (2011, Comedy) Jordan Bridges, Bonnie Somerville, Shelley Long. A man is hired to ›› “Finding John Christmas” (2003, Drama) Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Falk, David Cubitt. A nurse searches for HALL Forgot” (2010) Å pose as a woman’s fiance. Å a man who may be her brother. Å Face Off, Max Bored to Death ’ Å Hung ’ Å Frisky Business Katie Morgan’s Porn 101 HBO 24/7 Cotto/Margarito ’ ›› “Predators” (2010, Science Fiction) Adrien Brody. ’ ‘R’ Å My First Place Å My First Place Å House Hunters (N) Å Hunters Int’l Selling L.A. (N) Å Selling New York (N) Hunters Int’l Hunters Int’l H&G House Hunters Å Only in America With Lar- Big Shrimpin’ “Shrimpin’ ’Round the Clock” Bullfrog Swamp People “Deadly Skies” A severe storm apBig Shrimpin’ “Rising Storm” Roundhead hits saltwa- Hairy Bikers Recognizing Hairy Bikers “Pigging Out” HIST ry the Cable Guy hits the jackpot. Å proaches. Å ter gold. (N) Å edible road kill. Å Å Project Accessory Eva surprises the designers. Project Accessory “It’s in the Bag” Å Project Accessory “Beach Blanket Blingo” (N) Will & Grace Å Will & Grace Å LIFE Unsolved Mysteries ›› “Date Night” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Steve Carell. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› Machete (2010) ‘R’ MAX ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003, Action) Martin Lawrence, Will Smith. Two detectives battle a drug kingpin in Miami. ’ ‘R’ Å Weaponology Battlefield traps cause damage. Å Weaponology Rifles that kill from 2,000 yards. ’ Weaponology Russia’s elite fighting force. ’ Å Weaponology Battlefield traps cause damage. Å MILIT Weaponology ’ Å The Real World “San Diego: All the Wrong Moves” Ridiculousness ’ Beavis and Butt-head ’ Beavis and Butt-head (N) Beavis and Butt-head (N) Good Vibes (N) ’ Good Vibes (N) ’ MTV Friendzone ’ Drain the Great Lakes (N) Finding the Next Earth (N) The Truth Behind... “UFOs” (N) Drain the Great Lakes NGEO Alaska State Troopers That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants That ’70s Show ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made (N) Å How It’s Made ’ Å How Do They Do It? (N) How Do They Do It? ’ How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å SCIENCE How It’s Made ’ Å Keep a Child Alive With Alicia Keys (iTV) (N) ››› “Sex in an Epidemic” (2010) ‘NR’ Å Gigolos “Giggle-O’s” ’ Dave’s Old Porn (iTV) (N) SHOW “Tapestries of Hope” (2009) The rape and abuse of children in Africa. ‘NR’ Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride Pumped (N) Pumped American Trucker American Trucker Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride SPEED Pass Time Jail ’ Å Jail ’ Å iMPACT Wrestling (N) ’ Å MANswers ’ Å MANswers ’ Å SPIKE Jail ’ Å ●College Football Tennessee at Kentucky. ●ACC All-Access (N) ●C-USA No-Huddle Future Phenoms SPSO Big Ten Basketball ›› “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (2007) Nicolas Cage. Ben Gates sets out to establish an ancestor’s innocence. Å ››› The Rocketeer SYFY ››› “Troy” (2004) Brad Pitt. Achilles leads Greek forces in the Trojan War. Behind the Scenes Å Joel Osteen Å Joseph Prince Å Houston at Hillsong TV Praise the Lord Å TBN The Potter’s Touch Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan (N) Å TBS Seinfeld ’ Å ››› “Promise Her Any- ›› “Jewel Robbery” (1932, Comedy) William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson. ›› “The Kennel Murder Case” (1933, Mystery) William Powell, Mary Astor. ››› “The Ex-Mrs. Bradford” (1936, Suspense) TCM thing” (1966) A bored baroness falls for a debonair burglar at work. Doberman fancier Philo Vance solves clubby murders on Long Island. Å William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason. Å Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up ’ Å D.U.I. Jessie; Justin. ’ D.U.I. Cierra; Jimmy. (N) Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up A safe haven in jail. D.U.I. Jessie; Justin. ’ D.U.I. Cierra; Jimmy. ’ TLC Cellblock 6 Bones “A Boy in a Bush” CSI: NY “Zoo York” A tiger kills a man at an animal CSI: NY “Scared Stiff” A female seems to have died of CSI: NY “Tanglewood” A man is bludgeoned to death. CSI: NY “Forbidden Fruit” A murder suspect is impaled. TNT Suspects. Å refuge. ’ Å fright. ’ Å ’Å ’Å Regular Show “Cruisin”’ MAD King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON Adventure Time Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H Å Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Disabled” Å Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Bedtime” Å Burn Notice A financial errand for Anson. (N) Å Covert Affairs “What’s the Frequency Kenneth” USA Law & Order: SVU Basketball Wives LA ’ (Part 2 of 2) Love & Hip Hop An industry event. ’ Behind the Music “T.I.” T.I. ’ Å VH1 Basketball Wives LA ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ (Part 1 of 2) CABLE NEWS The Facebook Obsession The rise of Facebook. American Greed The $10 million king of counterfeit. Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) Best Jobs Ever Victoria’s Secret photographer. Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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