Sunday: ‘Downton’ Echoes in ‘Chaperone’

ChaperoneHaley Lu Richardson plays a fictionalized version of 1920s flapper Louise Brooks, coming to New York from Kansas to study dance with a stern chaperone played by Elizabeth McGovern in the full-length “Masterpiece” feature “The Chaperone” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). McGovern is not the only talent from “Downton Abbey”; the piece is also written by its Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler. It also stars Blythe Danner Campbell Scott and Geza Rohrig.

Ciara hosts the 47th annual American Music Awards (ABC, 8 p.m.) from Los Angeles. Performers include Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Billie Ellish, Selena Gomez, Green Day, Jonas Brothers Kesha with Big Freedia, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Post Malone with Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott, Thomas Rhett and Shania Twain, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes and Halsey. Taylor Seift will be on hand to be named Artist of the Decade.

Sunday Night Football has Green Bay at San Francisco (NBC, 8:20 p.m.). Earlier games include Detroit at Washington (Fox, 1 p.m.), Seattle at Philadelphia (Fox, 1 p.m.), Jacksonville at Tennessee (CBS, 4 p.m.) and Dallas at New England (Fox, 4:25 p.m.).

There was too much horror for 30 seasons of Halloween, so “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.) do their first “Thanksgiving of Horror” episode.

On the final two episodes of the very short first season of “Back to Life” (Showtime, 10 and 10:30 p.m.), a terrible coincidence makes Miri a suspect in another crime.

With that drugs that allows her the memory of her grandmother, Angela gets to see the Tulsa massacre firsthand on “Watchmen” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Liam meets his newfound family members on “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

On “Dublin Murders” (Starz, 8 p.m.), there are still no arrests as the victim is buried.

Miles finds Cara’s stepfather might be involved with an insider trading scheme on “God Friended Me” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

“Ray Donovan” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) tries to get Det. Perry off his back.

There might be a fight on a parade float among “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

“Bless the Harts” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) is more interested in Black Friday than Thanksgiving dinner.

But Bob is cooking turkey on “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.) has a mission in San Francisco.

Toya has a meltdown on “Married to Medicine” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

A fight causes tensions on a longish “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) then they talk about it on the last “Talking Dead” (AMC, 10:20 p.m.) until next year.

“Madam Secretary” (CBS, 10 p.m.) works with her diplomatic team to return a missing tech CEO.

Janice wants information on “Mr. Robot” (USA, 10 p.m.).

On “Silicon Valley” (HBO, 10 p.m.), Richard won’t bite on Gavin’s new ethical codes.

Every Hallmark Christmas movie is a sequel to the last one. They may all be the same movie actually. But “Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) is an actual sequel about the woman (Ali Liebert) who ran over a a guy (Peter Porte) with her bicycle, and he got amnesia. Action picks up a year later — at Christmastime!

“Christmas 9 to 5” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) sounds like an almost modest plan, compared to the 24-hours-a-day holiday movie scheduling of more than a couple of cable networks. This one is about a reporter signed to covering the holiday.

In yet another holiday romances, Alicia Witt stars as a country star accused of plagiarizing her Yuletide single in “Our Christmas Love Song” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 8 p.m.). Her solution: going home, running into an old flame (Brendan Hines) and finding out what’s important in life.

Not much time left for the “Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge” (Food, 9 p.m.).

“Mrs. Fletcher” (HBO, 10:35 p.m.) goes to a party in Brooklyn.

The Hindenburg crash gets some hues on “America in Color” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.);

Princesses incognito are on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “Roman Holiday” (8 p.m.) and “Princess O’Rourke” (10:15 p.m.). It’s followed by Carl Dreyer’s classic “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (midnight) and two from French director Jean-Pierre Melville, “Le Silence de la Mer” (2 a.m.) and “Les Enfants Terribles” (3:45 a.m.).

Hockey has Edmonton at Arizona (NHL, 8 p.m.).

In Canadian football, it’s Hamilton at Winnipeg (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.) for the Grey Cup.

Men’s college basketball includes Tulane vs. Utah (ESPNU, 10:30 p.m.), North Carolina AT&T vs. Eastern Michigan (CBS Sports, noon), Virginia vs. Arizona State (ESPN, 1 p.m.), Miami vs. Connecticut (ESPN2, 1 p.m.), Mississippi State vs. Coastal Carolina (ESPNews, 1 p.m.), North Florida vs. Creighton (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.), LSU vs. Rhode Island (CBS Sports, 2:30 p.m.), Massachusetts vs. St. John’s (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.), Missouri State vs. Buffalo (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.), Villanova vs. Baylor (ESPN, 5 p.m.), Saint Joseph’s vs. Towson (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), Utah State vs. North Texas (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.), Middle Tennessee vs. Ohio (ESPNews, 7:30 p.m.),  Nicholls State vs. UMBC (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.) and Clemson vs. TCU (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.).

Women’s games include Connecticut at Ohio State (ESPN, 3 p.m.).

In golf, final rounds are played in the Tour Championship (NBC, 1 p.m.; Golf, 4 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Amy Klobuchar. CBS: Reps. Jim Himes and Kelly Armstrong, Kellynne Conway. NBC: Rep. Adam Schiff, Sen. Roger Wicker. CNN: Schiff, Rep. Lee Zeldin. Fox News: Rep. Eric Swalwell, Sen. John Kennedy.

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