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TV highlights: ‘Alias Grace’ comes to Netflix

By Bethonie Butler

November 2, 2017 at 5:17 PM

"Jane the Virgin" (CW at 9) Rogelio stages an appropriately over-the-top photoshoot for Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and her newborn sister. (Tyler Golden/Tyler Golden/CW)

Once Upon a Time (ABC at 8) Tiana takes on the soothsayer known as Dr. Facilier.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW at 8) Josh Groban makes a (musical) cameo.

Great Performances (WETA and MPT at 9) Kevin Kline, Kate Burton and Cobie Smulders star in "Present Laughter," Noel Coward's comedy about a self-obsessed actor navigating a midlife crisis.

The Exorcist (Fox at 9) As Tomas and Marcus investigate the strange occurrence at Andy's house, the demon finally reveals itself.

20/20 (ABC at 10) Diane Sawyer reports on her year-long investigation into the Islamic State's attempts to recruit young, vulnerable Americans.

Premieres

Alias Grace (Netflix streaming) Sarah Gadon ("11.22.63") plays a housemaid who stands accused of a grisly double-murder in this six-episode miniseries adapted from Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel. Anna Paquin, Zachary Levi and Kerr Logan also star.

Related: [Two provocative dramas show how a feminist story need not always be a triumphant one]

Animal Cribs (Animal Planet at 10) Designer and animal enthusiast Antonio Ballatore (HGTV's "Design Star") transforms cramped homes into stylish, pet-friendly spaces in this new renovation series.

Finding Escobar's Millions (Discovery at 10) Two former CIA officers search for the billion-dollar fortune believed to have been buried by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Returning

Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City (Comedy Central at 11) Season 2.

Special

Lavell Crawford: Home for the Holidays (Showtime at 10) The comedian riffs on childhood holiday traditions in this stand-up special, filmed in his home town of St. Louis.

Late Night

Bill Maher (HBO at 10) Jack Jacobs, Graeme Wood, Christina Bellantoni, Jeffrey Lord, Rob Reiner.

Fallon (NBC at 11:34) Saoirse Ronan, Julian Edelman, Clive Davis, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign.

Colbert (CBS at 11:35) Walter Isaacson, Kelsea Ballerini.


Bethonie Butler writes about television for The Post.

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