1) “American Music Awards,” 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC. Taylor Swift (shown here), who already has 23 AMA’s, will be crowned “artist of the decade” and will perform. She’s up for artist of the year, against Post Malone (who leads with seven nominations), Ariana Grande, Halsey and Drake. Ciara hosts, Selena Gomez has her first TV performance in two years and Shania Twain has her first AMA one in 16 years. Also performing: Thomas Rhett, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Dua Luppo, Lizzo, Kesha and Big Freedia.
2) “The Voice.” 8-10.pm. today, NBC. Last week, this started its live shows and lopped off seven of its 20 acts. Each judge kept three and the Hello Sunday duo got the 13th spot. Things are gentler now – two ousters this week, one next week, easing toward the finale on Dec. 16-17. But “Dancing With the Stars” (8-10 p.m. today, ABC) is just a week from its finish. It has two actors (James Van Der Beek and Kel Mitchell), two singers (Lauren Alaina and Ally Brook) and “bachelorette” Hannah Brown.
3) “Frontline: For Sama,” 10-11:30 p.m. Tuesday, PBS. As bombings shattered the Syrian city of Aleppo, a young journalist sent reports over the internet. She married the young doctor who led a makeshift hospital; later, they pondered taking their baby to safety. Eventually, Waad Al-Khateeb took her films and linked with a British director, weaving a five-year story that has it all – love, death, youthful idealism, war-weary pain, lifesaving and lives lost. The result is both painful and bracing
4) The Unicorn,” 8:30 p.m. Thursday, CBS. Thanksgiving has been a situation-comedy favorite. The holiday throws lots of people together, raises expectations … and sometimes shatters them. This one could be a prime example: Wade – who was widowed a little more than a year ago – makes a bold decision: With his daughters, he’ll host the event for his friends and his opinionated, passive-aggressive sister-in-law. His friend Ben will try to make a fried turkey for the first time. What could go wrong?
5) More Thanksgiving comedy, ABC. Last week, Dan insisted that his daughters resolve their feud before the holiday; instead, “The Conners” (8 p.m. Tuesday) find Thanksgiving chaos. On Wednesday, there’s more trouble” “The Goldbergs” (8 p.m.) find Pop Pop and Uncle Marvin (Judd Hirsch and Dan Fogler) causing trouble. “Schooled” (8:30) has a cooking incident at CB’s house.And “Single Parents” (9:30) has dinner at Douglas’ home, with Will cooking; Miggy brings the kids’ teacher as his date.
6) “Modern Family,” 9 p.m. Wednesday, ABC. And here’s one more, with a nostalgic touch. “Modern Family” has had a spectacular run, including five Emmys for best comedy season. This season, its 11th, is its last, so it has a farewell tour of the holidays. One episode was “The Last Halloween” … coming on Dec. 11 is “The Last Christmas” … and here’s “The Last Thanksgiving.” Haley is making the dinner for her parents. And with a rumor that Cam and Mitchell are breaking up, friends start to take sides.
7) “Dynasty,” 9 p.m. Friday, CW. Yes, dramas have Thanksgiving episodes, too. On “Hawaii Five-0” (8 p.m. Friday, CBS), cops spend the day probing murder, theft and the disappearance of a prized tree. On “Dynasty,” Blake – facing criminal charges – realizes this could be his last chance for a family Thanksgiving. First, he wants Cristal and Adam to quit bickering. Also, Dominique is being pushed to disclose important information … and she’s pushing Monica to work with her new singer, Vanessa.
8) “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday, TBS. We’re still in pre-Thanksgiving mode, but cable delivers a Christmas classic. This has it all – Dr. Seuss’ brilliant book, Chuck Jones’ superb animation … and Thurl Ravenscroft singing about a mean one, Mr. Grinch. TBS also has “A Christmas Story” (1983) at 7 and 11 p.m. Sunday. Lifetime overdoses on Christmas movies; so does Hallmark, which has its third Graceland movie (this time, without Kellie Pickler) at 8 p.m. Saturday.
9) “Masterpiece: The Chaperone,” 9 p.m. Sunday, PBS. After their soaring success with “Downton Abbey,” writer Julian Fellowes and actress Elizabeth McGovern were able to make a movie they’d planned six years ago. It’s based on a novel about a Wichita woman, taking the teen-aged Louise Brooks to dance school in 1922. The chaperone character is one-note and we see little of the magic that would make Brooks a star. Still, Fellowes does have a sharp eye for the restrained life, a century ago.
10) A no-Garth Sunday, cable. A&E had scheduled its two-night Garth Brooks profile for Sunday, then switched; it will be Dec. 2-3. Cable has plenty of alternatives Sunday, from a new “Walking Dead” at 9 p.m. on AMC to “Roman Holiday” (1953) — winner of Oscars for Audrey Hepburn, its script and its costumes – at 5 p.m. PT on Turner Classic Movies. And at 10 and 10:30 p.m., Showtime concludes its terrific “Back to Life.” In a hectic finish, we learn what led to Miri’s murder conviction, 18 years ago.