PTC Picks of the Week



Friday, November 21, 2014

Angel in the House, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A married couple is trying to bridge a growing gap in their marriage at the holiday season. Suddenly a 7 year old foster child shows up on their doorstep who seems to possess wisdom beyond his years and offers them hope for their family’s future.

Girl Meets World, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Lucas, Riley and Farkle run against each other for 7th grade class president.

Last Man Standing, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Mike and Chuck search for rare incandescent light bulbs after Vanessa gives away Mike's last ones. Meanwhile, Mandy reveals her plans to move into an apartment, but she leaves out an important piece of information.

The Wishing Tree, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries A young professor supervises several "orphan" students who have nowhere to go for the holidays. He brings them together through The Wishing Tree--a Christmas tree decorated with handwritten wishes.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior In this animated series, Jake and a group of children Pirates live in Peter Pan’s home of Neverland and learn and explore together.

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Guy eats his way through restaurants in the country that cook and serve specialty foods.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Town, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Southern California realtor and single mother Liz McCann is a workaholic, much like her banker father Jack Travers. Her work leaves her little time to spend with her ten year old son, Mason, even during the Christmas holidays, much to Mason's dismay. Liz sees Christmas as a nuisance with which to deal, except for being able to use the holiday spirit of others to her business advantage. Despite Liz's feelings about Christmas, Mason is able to talk her into visiting Jack for Christmas, he who has just moved to a little town called Hollyville, which isn't located on any map.

Bubble Guppies, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nick Junior The Bubble Guppies live in a colorful animated world where they learn about numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and basic principles of science.

A Season for Miracles, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries In this Hallmark Hall of Fame production, two children experience a miracle at Christmastime.

Austin City Limits, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne and Taj Mahal perform at the 2014 Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

Dear America, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Qubo In this series about teenage girls experiencing important events in U.S. history, a character’s diary gives insight into the eras depicted.

Hook, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney XD This 1991 fantasy finds that Peter Pan finally left Neverland and has married Wendy’s granddaughter. Peter has lost all sense of his childlike ways, but is forced to return to Neverland to rescue his children who have been kidnapped by Peter’s long-time foe, Captain Hook.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, 1:00-8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP This marathon of the family drama about a pioneer female doctor in Colorado Springs in the late 1800s features seven Thanksgiving episodes.

Guy’s Grocery Games, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Guy gives the chefs a grocery list for a panini lunch. Later, they play Meals From the Middle when making their favorite rice dish; and Bag Swap ultimately determines the winner.

Christmas Shepherd, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A woman loses her dog during a storm and it winds up getting adopted by a teenager and her single dad, who are struggling to move on after the loss of her mom. The owner searches for her dog, and then she forms a connection with its new adoptive family.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Oliver, Shane, Norman and Rita work together in the dead letter office to solve the mystery behind an undeliverable Christmas card from years past.

Christmas in Palm Springs, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A brother and sister go to Palm Springs to team up to get their parents back together and save their marriage in time for the holiday season.

Jessie, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Mrs. Chesterfield hires Bertram to find dirt on Jessie that would lead Brooks to break up with her.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas with Tucker, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Thirteen-year-old George struggles to deal with the death of his father and is helped through this trying time by his friendship with a dog named Tucker. When he finds he may lose Tucker, he does something in secret to hold onto his companion, only to find himself riddled with guilt for a bad choice and harmful repercussions.

A Dog’s Life, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Turner Classic Movies In Charlie Chaplin's first three-reeler for First National Studios, his out-of-work Tramp character, with his pup in tow, looks for a job and gets hooked up with a bar singer (Edna Purviance).

Silver Bells, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A widower in New York City with two children finds love over the holidays.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV Mary Richards works at a Minneapolis TV station for her boss, Lou Grant, and a colorful group of co-workers while living in an apartment house with her friends Phyllis and Rhoda.

Doc McStuffins, 10 :00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior A little girl has a pretend veterinary clinic for the neighborhood stuffed animals.

House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV Two women from Louisville make the move to Panama.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Full House, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nickelodeon Danny Tanner raises his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and old friend after his wife dies.

Gilligan’s Island, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Me TV Seven castaways are stranded on a deserted island after a three hour boat tour goes awry. Gilligan and his Skipper try to accommodate the needs of their boat passengers: a professor, a movie star, a millionaire and his wife, and a woman from a farm.

The Christmas Gift, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP John Denver stars in this classic made-for-TV holiday movie about a man who helps a town in the Colorado Rockies stand against developers.

The Secret of Giving, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries In The Secret of Giving, Reba McIntyre stars as a recent widow trying to keep her ranch in 1903 Oregon while caring for her ailing son.

19 Kids and Counting, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC The Duggars’ cousin Amy continues to follow her dream of a career as a singer in Nashville.

Chopped, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network 4 chefs are given mystery baskets and short cooking times to create gourmet food for a panel of judges. Each round a chef is cut until the last chef standing wins $10,000.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday in Your Heart, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries LeAnn Rimes stars in this film based on her early career.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Charlie and his friends share a Thanksgiving meal.

Angels and Ornaments, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A woman gets romantic help from a mysterious new coworker who is on orders from a higher power to guide her toward true love by Christmas Eve, and his mission includes getting her to see her longtime childhood pal in a new light.

The Making of Peter Pan Live, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC The holiday production of the live musical Peter Pan is shown during the audition process and behind the scenes.

A Christmas Tree Miracle, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A warm-hearted Christmas tale to remind us that in the holiday season, the best gifts in life are the simple ones, and that miracles do happen, if you believe.

The Bob Newhart Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV In this classic sitcom, comedian Bob Newhart plays Bob Hartley, a Chicago psychologist. At work, Bob shares his office with a dentist and their receptionist and at home, he is married to Emily, a school teacher, and they are frequently visited by Howard, their neighbor who is a flight navigator.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC Two North Carolina men want to rent out their goats for landscaping needs; a Los Angeles woman pitches a solution for painful bikini waxes; and an update on two entrepreneurs from Florida who had to overcome a family tragedy after Barbara invested in their organic skincare line. Also: a line of children's accessories; and frozen treats made from fruits and vegetables.

Northpole, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Santa's hometown faces a crisis when folks around the world forget the importance of togetherness, so an optimistic young elf sets out to fix things, and the spirited son of a skeptical journalist agrees to help her.

Christmas in Connecticut, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Barbara Stanwyck stars as a writer must pose as the perfect housewife and host a sailor for the Christmas holidays.

Christmas for a Dollar, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP This film, set in the Great Depression, tells the story of a family who struggles to provide a merry Christmas for each other on a skin tight budget. This leads them to really think of their loved ones and give them gifts with greater value than anything monetary.

Small Town, Big Deal, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) RFDTV Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl travel to small towns in America where they highlight attractions and places of interests off the beaten trail of the East and West Coast centric media. Each episode features the hosts visiting two places of interest, including festivals, museums, and historical re-enactments.

Beat Bobby Flay, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Up-and-comer Brooke Mallory takes on the more experienced Andrew Evans for a chance to beat Bobby Flay. Judging their dishes are Scott Conant and Katie Lee.