Look for Adele, left, to win big on the “2011 American Music Awards” (ABC, 8 p.m.) from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. She’s got the most nominations for what has been by far the biggest selling record of the year and in this arena, winners are selected by the fans.

Performances tend to be as important as the prizes, and plenty of them this time are collaborations: Ludacris with Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull with Marc Anthony and Lil Jon, will.i.am. with Jennifer Lopez, Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine, Nicki Minaj with David Guetta, and Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera. Also performing: Katy Perry, Drake, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber and Mary J. Blige.

A “Countdown to the American Music Awards” (ABC, 7 p.m.) will presumably be all about the red carpet.

A new “Homeland” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) finds the action going in a completely different direction, thanks to the action in last week’s episode, which is conveniently rerun at 8.

Nucky flees Atlantic City for Belfast to meet with the IRA and find a new supplier on “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 9 p.m.)

What are all those zombies doing locked in the barn on “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.)?

“Dexter” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) is back from Nebraska.

Alton Brown and a panel of experts that includes Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay and Ted Allen take your questions on “Thanksgiving Live!” (Food Network, noon). Brown returns later for more help on “Alton’s Countdown to T-Day” (Food Network, 8 p.m.).

For the 48th anniversary of the assassination that comes on Tuesday, the documentary “JFK:  The Lost Bullet” (National Geographic Channel, 9 p.m.) concentrates on a longstanding mystery. It comes after the replay of “The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.).

Kristy Swanson stars as a single mother who is suddenly homeless before the holidays in the new seasonal movie “A Christmas Wish” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.). Tess Harper and Edward Herrmann are among the kind-hearted people in a new town who help.

The remaining teams on “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.) move from Denmark to Belgium.

Ben is still trying to make his clothing line as the season ends for “How to Make It in American” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

It’s Homer vs. “teen lit” on a new episode of “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Kim has a baby shower on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Amy Sedaris and Anika Noni Rose guest star on “The Good Wife” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

It’s Eagles at Giants in Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8:15 p.m.).

Tough to get enough hydration when football practice comes during Ramadan on “All American Muslim” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

It’s a triple bill of actor Leo Genn on Turner Classic Movies, with “Plymouth Adventure” (8 p.m.), “Moby Dick” (10 p.m.) and “What Price Glory” (midnight).

Later, it’s more Natalie Wood with “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” (TCM, 4 a.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sens. Marco Rubio and Chris Coons. CBS: Sens. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin, Rep. Ron Paul. NBC: Sens. John Kerry and Jon Kyl. CNN: Sen. Patty Murray, Condoleezza Rice. Fox News: Reps. Jeb Hansarling and Xavier Becerra.