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TV highlights: The 51st Annual CMA Awards on ABC

November 7, 2017 at 3:09 PM

The A Word (Sundance TV at 10) Morven Christie (“Grantchester”) and Christopher Eccleston (“Doctor Who”) star in Season 2 of this drama about a young autistic boy and his family. (Sundance TV/Sundance TV)

Nature (WETA at 8) The docu-series follows a female cheetah and her five newborn cubs.

Queen Sugar (OWN at 10) Darla faces the consequences of her lie.

Mr. Robot (USA at 10) E Corp descends into chaos.


Hot Date (Pop at 8) Husband-and-wife duo Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy play heightened versions of themselves in this comedy about relationships and dating, based on their online CollegeHumor series. Expect occasional guest appearances from executive producer Will Arnett.

Danica (Epix at 8) NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is profiled in this documentary, directed by ESPN's Hannah Storm.

Iron Chef Showdown (Food at 9) The Iron Chefs head back to Kitchen Stadium in this spinoff, hosted by Alton Brown.

The Job Interview (CNBC at 10) Employers interview actual candidates in this new series, which premieres with back-to-back episodes.


Storage Wars (A&E; at 9) Season 11.

Ozzy & Jack's World Detour (A&E; at 10) Season 2.

Awards Show

The 51st Annual CMA Awards (ABC at 8) Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return to host this year's ceremony, featuring performances by Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Pink, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker.

Late Night

Full Frontal (TBS at 10:30) Samantha Bee returns.

Conan (TBS at 11) Bill Clinton, Jack Whitehall.

Daily Show (Comedy Central at 11) Kenneth Branagh.

Colbert (CBS at 11:35) Norman Reedus, Sean Astin, Pat McGann.

Kimmel (ABC at 11:35) Jesse Williams, Luke Combs.

Corden (CBS at 12:37) Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Saoirse Ronan, Billy Corgan.

Meyers (NBC at 12:37) Hillary Clinton, Will Ferrell.

Bethonie Butler writes about television and pop culture for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2010 as a member of the social media team.

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