Sunday TV: The World of John Belushi

An expansive biography “Belushi” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), documenting the explosive life of the founding “Saturday Night Live” cast member and movie star benefits not only from the participation of his widow Judy Belushi, but also all of his papers and letters he wrote to her, as well as tape from an unpublished oral history that helps flesh out a life captured in plentiful clips as well as stylish animation of what they don’t have. 

The beloved Dolly Parton, whose latest gift to mankind came in helping bankroll a Covid vaccine, also stars as an angel in her own holiday movie, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” (Netflix, streaming), where her task is to keep Christine Baranski from selling her father’s land for a mall. And also to sing, of course. 

Taraji P. Henson hosts the 2020 American Music Awards (ABC, 8 p.m.) before no live audience. The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead nominations with eight each.Performers include Katy Perry, BTS, Dan + Shay, Lewis Capaldi, Doja Cat, Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly. 

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Apple TV+, streaming; PBS, 7:30 p.m.) is found this year only on a streaming service and once tonight on public television. 

The “First Ladies” (CNN, 10 p.m.) series wraps up with a look at Hillary Clinton. 

The limited series “Roadkill” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) comes to an end. 

The trial begins on “The Undoing” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

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