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On TV this weekend, Nov. 2-4

On TV this weekend


SEASON PREMIERE Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., ABC The second season of Home Improvement with girls instead of boys starts tonight, causing confusion everywhere among people who are still DVRing Home Improvement in syndication.

SERIES PREMIERE Malibu Country, 8:30 p.m., ABC Reba McEntire plays a country singer whose husband cheats on her, so she moves her family to California. The difference between this and Reba's real life is that here, Lily Tomlin plays her mom.

Shark Tank, 9 p.m., ABC Seth MacFarlane from Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show shepherds an inventor trying to build a new-and-improved fly trap. The first step is to market it with an animal or baby that talks.

Election 2012: What's at Stake, 9 p.m. (check local listings), PBS The election is in a mere four days, so if you're one of those people either too wishy-washy to have a basic set of principles or too much of a mouth-breather to pick up a newspaper once a month, this is a great special examining the presidential candidates' stances on the issues. No one who reads tbt* falls into either of these categories, of course.


Christmas Song, 8 p.m., Hallmark This may be the winner in the First Post-Halloween Christmas TV Movie of 2012. Natasha Henstridge stars, so that softens the blow slightly. Then she enters a Christmas carol competition, destroying all that goodwill.

The Eleventh Victim, 8 p.m., Lifetime Want to suspend reality? Sit back and try to pretend Jennie Garth is a cracker-jack district attorney and L.A. Laker Metta World Peace is a police detective.

Larry Wilmore's Race Religion and Sex in America, 10 p.m., Showtime The Daily Show staple travels the country talking about political issues with average Americans. We're thinking Borat, but with a smart guy.


Black Girls Rock!, 7 p.m., BET An aptly titled show with Missy Elliot, Keyshia Cole and Alicia Keys. Eva Longoria too, for some reason. She must be trying to get everyone to eat at Beso.

SEASON PREMIERE The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo Ex-Miss USA Kenya Moore joins the crowd, and she's competing for the crown of most hated housewife right off the bat.

SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden, 8 p.m., NatGeo Some conservatives are mad this retelling of the Pakistan raid is airing right before the election, but anyone who watches this one will realize why it went from being a theatrical release to a TV movie pretty quickly.

SEASON PREMIERE The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, 9 p.m., Food Given basic cable's adoration of the word "Wars," we're surprised this one isn't called Iron Chef Wars: The Chef-ening.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

On TV this weekend, Nov. 2-4 11/01/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:37pm]
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