November 24, 2017

Today’s Best Bets

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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

NBC | 8:00 pm
Since its first airing in 1966, this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children’s book has evolved into an annual holiday viewing tradition. Legendary animator Chuck Jones directed the story about a green-skinned grouch who sets out to spoil Christmas for the citizens of Whoville. Boris Karloff provides narration, with additional voices by Thurl Ravenscroft and June Foray. "Fame" co-star Albert Hague was the co-composer of the theme music. […]

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Z Nation

SYFY | 9:00 pm
Apparently it’s possible to have post-traumatic stress disorder even when you’re still in the middle of the trauma. In a new episode called "We Interrupt This Program," the band of heroes explores an abandoned TV news station that isn’t as abandoned as it first appeared. In fact, it’s "staffed" by news-crew Zombies, a situation that triggers terrifying mental flashbacks to the very first day of the zombie apocalypse for some survivors. […]

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Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm
With the most festive season of the year getting under way, it’s an ideal time for "Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn," the stage-musical version of the story and songs that inspired a classic movie (and actually a second one, too, since certain elements also were used in "White Christmas"). A site open to guests on holidays is the setting. Stars include Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence and Corbin Bleu. Included in the score are "Easter Parade," "Blue Skies" and "Cheek to Cheek." […]

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Frosty Returns

CBS | 8:30 pm
This animated sequel features John Goodman as the voice of Frosty the Snowman, who arrives in the town of Beansborough following the first snowstorm. His visit may have to be cut short when a new invention — a snow-removal spray called Summer Wheeze — is introduced. The special also features the voices of Jonathan Winters, Jan Hooks and Andrea Martin. […]

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Frosty the Snowman

CBS | 8:00 pm
In this animated classic, Jackie Vernon provides the voice of Frosty, the legendary snowman with a corncob pipe and a button nose. Frosty comes to life when a magician’s hat lands on his head. With the help of children, he heads for the North Pole before he melts — but he’s pursued by the magician, who wants his hat back. Billy De Wolfe supplies the voice of the magician, and Jimmy Durante narrates the tale. […]

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