On TV this Sunday: The Mentalist does the cell-block tango, Steve Carell spends some out-of-Office time with The Simpsons, MythBusters and the Food Network talk Turkey Day and the American Music Awards honors Dick Clark’s memory. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Noon Thanksgiving Live (Food Network) | Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray and other Food Network hosts answer viewer questions and offer Thanksgiving remedies in this interactive holiday special.
8 pm The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards (ABC) | Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, PSY and Taylor Swift (among others) are scheduled to perform at the annual music fest, which also will feature a Stevie Wonder tribute to Dick Clark.
8 pm The Dust Bowl (PBS) | Documentarian Ken Burns (Baseball, Jazz) examines the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when the wheat boom and a decade-long drought nearly swept away America’s breadbasket. (This two-hour episode is Part 1; the conclusion airs Monday at 8.)
8 pm MythBusters (Discovery) | Alton Brown must really like Thanksgiving, because he also swings by to help Adam and Jamie figure out if a full Turkey Day meal can be cooked under the hood of a car.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | The Office‘s Steve Carrell guest-voices Homer’s bowling teammate, who’s also Fat Tony’s accountant – and who has to run the “business” when his boss gets jury duty.
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Andrea grows closer to the Governor, and Michonne makes a decision about Woodbury.
9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Dexter tries to keep Debra in the dark about his relationship with Hannah.
9:30 pm* The Good Wife (CBS) | Will suspects a judge (guest star Judd Hirsch, Numb3rs) is biased against his and Alicia’s client, so he takes steps to have someone else hear the case. Meanwhile, Kalinda becomes suspicious of Nick. (Side note: Now she becomes suspicious?) *Tonight’s CBS start times are adjusted because of a football double-header earlier in the day.
10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | To keep Brody in line, Carrie stages a risky intervention. At a, um, motel.
10:30 pm* The Mentalist (CBS) | With the help of Brett Stiles (returning guest star Malcolm McDowell), Jane orchestrates an elaborate plan to spring Lorelei out of prison so she can lead him to Red John. Simon Baker directed the episode.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit the comments with your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @kimroots