A great array of comic talent is upstaged by a single musical moment on the annual “Night of Too Many Stars” (Comedy Central, 8 and 10 p.m.) fundraiser.
Jon Stewart hosts, and Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, J.B. Smoove and Ben Stiller (dressed as Derek Zoolander) are all part of the comedy. Kevin Bacon in a butter costume fights with Live Scrhreiber dressed as broccoli. And Carly Rae Jepsen sings “Call Me Maybe” with Harvey Keitel. (That isn’t the musical moment).
It’s when a young autistic girl sings “Firework” with Katy Perry, pictured. The annual fundraiser from New York’s Beacon Theatre is a benefits autism support services.
It’s a big night of classic animation on Turner Classic Movies with the 1939 “Gulliver’s Travels” (TCM, 8 p.m.) by Disney’s biggest rival, the Fleischer Studios, followed by its “Mr. Bug Goes to Town” (TCM, 9:30 p.m.) from 1941. A bunch of cartoton shorts that follow include the 1951 Oscar-winner “Gerald McBoing Boing” and “The Tell Tale Heart” with even the silent films at midnight playing its part, with 1907 works from J. Stuart Blackton, the little known father of American animation, “Lightning Sketches” and “The Haunted Hotel.”
The most popular scripted show of the season was last week’s season premiere of “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 pm.), which featured one of the ugliest amputations on TV. This week, they have to consider Herschel can survive as well. And what about those human inmates at the prison?
The game changes bigtime on “Homeland” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) as Carrie is enlisted to engage with Brody.
A cab driver donates his body to science to examine the methods of ancient Egyptians on an episode of “Curiosity” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) titled “I Was Mummified.”
It’s Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (NBC, 8 p.m.) in Sunday night football. Earlier, it’s Washington at Giants (Fox, 1 p.m.), Baltimore at Houston (CBS, 1 p.m.) and New York Jets at New England (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).
To accommodate the late afternoon game the prime time lineup officially shifts a half hour on one network, with “60 Minutes” (CBS, 7:30 p.m.), “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) and “The Good Wife” (9:30 p.m.) and “The Mentalist” (CBS, 10:30 p.m.).
A killer is caught on “Dexter” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) but not executed by Dexter, if Deb has anything to do with it.
Emily learns a secret about her mother on “Revenge” (AMC, 9 p.m.).
They were fighting terrorist attacks more than a century ago in New York City as well, as the season finale of “Copper” (BBC America, 9 p.m.). A second season of the original drama, the first from BBC America, has been ordered.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally guest star on a new “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), which was renewed this week for a fourth season.
Marge considers having another baby on a new episode of “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.).
They concentrate on a baby bigfoot on “Finding Bigfoot” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.). Which seems a contradiction of terms.
Game six of the National League Championship Series shifts back to California with St. Louis at San Francisco (Fox, 4:30 p.m.).
It’s Christmas time on “Treme” (HBO, 10 p.m.). Earlier, Owen looks into a suspicious blaze on “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 9 p.m.), and Nucky travels to D.C.
In Game 4 of the WNBA final, it’s Minnesota at Indiana (ESPN2, 8 p.m.).
ABC: Sen. Marco Rubio, Chicago Mayor Rham Emanuel. CBS: Rubio, Romney adviser Kevin Madden, Obama campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter. NBC: Rubio, Obama adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Rob Portman, Dee Dee Myers, Mike Murphy. CNN: Newt Gingrich, Bill Richardson, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rogers and Donna Edwards, ex-Rep. Tom Davis, Sen. Mark Warner. Fox News: Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham.