“Shining a Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America,” 8
p.m., A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI and Lifetime Movie Network.
In a year shattered
by racial issues, music greats converge. The concert is expected to
include Bruce Springsteen, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Sia, Jamie
Foxx, Sting, Pink, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Smokey Robinson, Big Sean,
Miguel, Jill Scott, Tori Kelly, Rhiannon Giddens, Andrea Day, Tom
Morello, Eric Church and the Zac Brown Band.
At 10 p.m. on A&E,
Williams and Legend will join Alicia Keys and reporters Soledad
O'Brien, Michele Norris and Byron Pitts, talking with people in
Charleston, Baltimore and Ferguson.
“Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
best known at Bobby Baccalieri on “The Sopranos,” moves to the
other side of the law, as an investigator for the district attorney.
Erin (Bridget Moynahan) needs him after she takes over a case that
had a hung jurry.
Also, there's a
tricky role for Will Estes and Vanessa Ray: They're 37 and 34, but
their characters (Jamie and Eddie) go undercover as an elderly
couple, in a neighborhood troubled by gangs.
ALTERNATIVE: “First You Dream – the Music of Kander & Ebb,”
9 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
For decades, John
Kander and Fred Ebb filled Broadway with great music. A couple shows
were big hits (“Cabaret,” “Chicago”); some were modest
successes, some flopped, but the songs soared.
This concert mostly
skips the familiar songs (except for including “New York, New York”
and “Cabaret”) and finds other gems. “All About Us” didn't
reach New York, but “At the Rialto” and “Military Man” are
amazing songs. Norm Lewis tops a great cast, alongside Kate Baldwin,
Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Julia Murney and Matthew Scott.
Junior,” 8 p.m., Fox. The 20 survivors face a mystery box
challenge, then must come up with a spectacular fish dish. Two of
them will be ousted.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. The big Thanksgiving dinner has shrunk;
only Eve, the youngest daughter, will be there ... and she resists a
family custom. Meanwhile, Kristin learns that Mandy lied about where
she and Kyle will be for the holiday.
Movies, 8 p.m.,
cable. Here are the starting points in two series of action epics --
“Lord of the Rings” (2001) on TNT and “The Hunger Games”
(2012) on ABC Family. For family fun, “Despicable Me 2” (2013) is
8 and 10 p.m. on FX.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. Thanksgiving dinner becomes a culture clash of sorts.
Ken's wife insists she's more Japanese than he is Korean; soon, each
is pushing traditional food for the guests.
9 p.m., CBS. When a professor is killed, Danny goes undercover as his
“Grimm,” 9 p.m.,
NBC. This seemed like a good idea in the kings-and-castles days: A
mobster sends three guys on a quest, to win his daughter's hand;
things soon turn lethal. Meanwhile, Nick has trouble settling into
home life with his ex-nemesis Adalind and their baby.
“Z Nation,” 10
p.m., Syfy. After taking refuge in a hotel run by white-collar
survivors, Murphy – whose zombie-resistant body is crucial – is
shot at. The next job is to figure out who did it.