What to Watch: Bob's Burgers kids have a Thanksgiving musical
Plus: A 'Doctor Who' special
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PICK OF THE NIGHT
Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m.
Given that the Belcher kids love turkey and skipping class, Thanksgiving is their time to shine. So when the annual school pageant threatens to keep them on campus — and away from their turkey — longer than expected, they go into full scheming mode. “It’s kind of our take on The Producers,” showrunner Loren Bouchard told EW. “Louise gets this idea in her head to write, produce, and put on a pageant that’s so bad it gets shut down, so they’ll be able to get out of school early before Thanksgiving.” How bad are we talking? “Her plan involves a real turkey,” teases Bouchard. “Let’s just say she goes to great lengths.”
Ovation, Saturday, 10 p.m.
How should you watch the end of the extravagant French-aristocracy drama’s first season? With cake, obviously. (This joke is dedicated to my high school French teacher.)
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks
BBC America, Saturday, 8:25 p.m.
Here’s a special treat for hardcore Whovians: an animated re-creation of a batch of lost 1966 episodes.
American Music Awards
ABC, Sunday, 8 p.m.
The AMAs are basically an extended showcase of splashy live performances from artists trying to outdo one another. This year is no different: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Fifth Harmony, and Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj are just some of the acts slated to play. They’re even letting a rock band — Green Day — take the stage. (Younger readers, be sure to Google “rock music” at some point.) The baby boomers will also be pleased — Sting will perform and receive a career honor. Of course, there are also some actual awards, with queens Adele and Beyoncé duking it out for Artist of the Year. If neither of them wins, get ready for Twitter to rage.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
CNN, Sunday, 9 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite food explorer heads to Argentina, where my research tells me the main culinary delight is grilled soccer balls.
I, ROBOT? MAYBE!
HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.
This one’s all about the robots: Maeve tries to change her script, and Teddy must contend with strange memories. Meanwhile, the Westworld office Roomba is starting to wonder whether he, too, is conscious.