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NOVA

PBS | 9:00 pm
Engineers race to rebuild the roof of the Notre Dame cathedral and secure the medieval structure within five years. […]

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

AMC | 9:00 pm
Writer-director John Hughes teamed John Candy and Steve Martin in this 1987 comedy about a stuffy businessman (Martin) trying to get home for Thanksgiving. A stroke of bad luck forces him to suffer through a series of mishaps with a good-natured but overly friendly stranger (Candy). Certain lines and scenes from the movie endure as classics. Dylan Baker ("The Good Wife"), Michael McKean and an uncredited Kevin Bacon and William Windom also appear. […]

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The Goldbergs

ABC | 8:00 pm
An ambitious Adam (Sean Giambrone) sets out to make a film about the problem of racism, but quickly realizes he's in way over his head because of his sheltered upbringing in the new episode "Eracism." Elsewhere, Geoff (Sam Lerner) is determined to teach Erica and Barry (Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile) how to be better people. Tim Meadows, Cedric Yarbrough, Rob Huebel and Kenny Ridwan guest star; Wendi McLendon-Covey also stars. […]

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Nature

PBS | 8:00 pm
The new (and seasonally appropriate) episode "Santa's Wild Home" explores the resilient wildlife living in Lapland, that region of northern Finland that is the home of Santa Claus, according to stories, and the real-life environment of reindeer, great gray owls, eagles, wolverines, musk oxen, brown bears and more. All are able to adapt in one way or another to live in a land of extremes, such as winter darkness for weeks on end as temperatures plunge below zero. […]

Movies

The Lion King

| 9:00 pm
This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the heir of his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones). Simba's wicked uncle, Scar (Jeremy Irons), plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult (Matthew Broderick) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella). […]

Movies

Bad Moms

| 9:00 pm
Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms. […]

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National Treasure

| 8:00 pm
Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague. […]

Movies

Gladiator

| 8:00 pm
Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas. […]

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado

| 7:35 pm
FBI agent Matt Graver calls on mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the U.S. border. The war escalates even further when Alejandro kidnaps a top kingpin's daughter to deliberately increase the tensions. When the young girl is seen as collateral damage, the two men will determine her fate as they question everything that they are fighting for. […]

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Monsters, Inc.

| 7:00 pm
Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before. […]