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TV This Week: AMC brings back 'The Prisoner'

November 13, 2009 |  7:39 pm
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Prime choices for the week of Nov. 15 - 22

SUNDAY

Long before "Lost," there was "The Prisoner," about a group of strangers held captive in a remote seaside village by a sinister organization. Jim Caviezel and Sir Ian McKellen star in a new miniseries based on that 1960s cult classic. (AMC, 8 p.m. through Tue.)

MONDAY

"Gossip Girl" goes gaga . . . Lady Gaga, that is. The brassy dance-pop diva (below) -- she of the outrageous costumes and infinite wig collection -- performs her hit single "Bad Romance" on a new episode of the teen-themed drama. (KTLA, 9 p.m.)

TUESDAY

The documentary series "Frontline" presents "A Death in Tehran," which explores the recent electoral upheaval in the Islamic Republic of Iran through a profile of pro-democracy protester turned martyr Neda Soltani. (KCET, 9 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

Few actresses bring the funny and the sexy like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin's" Elizabeth Banks, who guest stars on a new "Modern Family" as the gal pal of the comedy series' resident gay couple (Jesse Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet). (ABC, 9 p.m.)

THURSDAY

It is said that he appears somewhere in the background of every episode, but tonight, the otherworldly figure known as "The Observer" (Michael Cerveris) is once again front and center on a new installment of the sci-fi drama "Fringe." (Fox, 9 p.m.)

FRIDAY

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas . . . unless, of course, you get married there. The new reality series "Happily Ever Faster" documents the "I do's" at a family-owned wedding chapel deep in the heart of Sin City. (TLC, 10 and 10:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY

Oscar nominee Meryl Streep proves a hard habit to break as an imperious nun in writer-director John Patrick Shanley's 2008 adaptation of his Broadway hit "Doubt." Philip Seymour Hoffman (below with Streep), Amy Adams and Viola Davis also star. (Starz, 9 p.m.)

A WOMAN'S 'PLACE'

While the recently axed Ashley Simpson will soon be headed back from Wentz she came, the new "Melrose Place" is bringing back original series star Heather Locklear -- as the ruthless Amanda -- to show these kids how it's done. (KTLA, 9 p.m. Tue.)

HO, HO, HUH?

The wisecracking CGI critters from the hit film franchise "Madagascar" are called upon to save Christmas in the new holiday special "Merry Madagascar." One way to save Christmas: No Christmas specials until after Thanksgiving. (NBC, 8 p.m. Tue.)
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