Here are selected highlights for NY area primetime television viewing tonight, November 12, 2011.
8 P.M. (HBO) THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (2010) Lucy Pevensie (Georgie Henley) and her brother, Edmund (Skandar Keynes), joined by their chatterbox cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter), are lured back into Narnia by a maritime painting that turns into a Niagara Falls, sweeping the children out to sea in this franchise’s third installment, directed by Michael Apted.
8 P.M. (WCBS) A SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN DEBATE Scott Pelley, the anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News,” and Major Garrett, the congressional correspondent for National Journal, will moderate this debate focusing on national security and foreign policy, hosted by Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
9 P.M. (WLIW) Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize The 13th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor goes to . . . Tina Fey! Multiple Grammy, Golden Globe and Writers’ Guild award winner for her work as actor, writer and producer for “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live” and more, Fey is toasted/roasted by an A-list class of comedic talent, including former Twain Prize winners Steve Martin and Lorne Michaels, along with Steve Carell, and Jimmy Fallon
Sun Nov 13th at 1am on WLIW21
Sun Nov 13th at 10pm on NJTV
Tue Nov 15th at 2am on WLIW21
8 P.M. (Lifetime) WE HAVE YOUR HUSBAND (2011) In this adaptation of a real-life story, Teri Polo plays Jayne Valseca, the American-born wife of Eduardo (Esai Morales), the son of a newspaper publisher who, in the summer of 2007, was kidnapped from the couple’s ranch in Mexico and held for millions of dollars in ransom. Then Jayne started making demands of her own.
9 P.M. (Starz) BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (2011) Aaron Eckhart stars as Staff Sgt. Michael Nantz, who has just filed his retirement papers after a 20-year career, only to find himself part of a band of Marines fending off aliens that have staged a blitzkrieg from the waters off the Santa Monica beaches.
9 P.M. (BBC America) PRIMEVAL Dark secrets begin to surface in this sci-fi series’s fifth season, pushing relationships to the brink.
19 P.M. (BBC America) THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW Mr. Norton chats up Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Carey Mulligan and Ed Byrne. Snow Patrol performs.
10 P.M. (Animal Planet) PIT BULLS & PAROLEES Six paroled felons find redemption caring for 200 pit bulls at the Villalobos Rescue Center in Canyon Country, Calif., where man and dog help each other rebuild their lives. Tia Maria Torres oversees them all and, in this Season 3 premiere, a move to a new building.