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Sunday's TV Highlights: The 'Cranford' saga continues

December 26, 2009 |  8:00 pm
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This week's TV Movies

A QUIET VILLAGE: In advance of the highly anticipated sequel, Judi Dench and Michael Gambon star in a repeat of 'Masterpiece Classic: Cranford' at 9 p.m. on KCET.


Everest: Beyond the Limit: In the third-season premiere of the unscripted adventure series, an avalanche buries a team of climbers (8 p.m. Discovery). In a second new episode, at 9, a storm front closes in on Mt. Everest as climber John Golden presses on to reach the summit on a surgically reconstructed knee, and in a third new episode, at 10, astronaut Scott Parazynski and senior citizen Dawes Eddy attempt a history-making summit bid.

Emergency Level One: In the premiere of this unscripted series, two pregnant women are involved in a car crash and a police shooting puts a patient's life in the hands of the trauma team (8 p.m. TLC).

Keeping Up With the Kardashians: Khloé gets excited when she thinks she's pregnant in this new episode (10 p.m. E!).

Cupcake Wars: Four cupcake makers vie to have their treats presented at the Alma Awards in this new unscripted cooking competition series (10 p.m. Food).


Imagination: It Starts With You: Carrie Ann Inaba host this new special that examines the effect of volunteerism on communities across the country (noon ABC).

Nick News Special Edition: Children and celebrities find a way to help homeless animals (8 p.m. Nickelodeon).


Here Comes Mr. Jordan: This 1941 comedy-fantasy stars Robert Montgomery as a prizefighter sent back to Earth in another man's body after a celestial screw-up ends his life 50 years too soon. Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Edward Everett Horton and James Gleason costar (6:30 p.m. TCM).

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay: John Cho and Kal Penn play hapless stoners mistaken for terrorists during a commercial flight. With Neil Patrick Harris (6:45 p.m. Cinemax).

The Sound of Music: Julie Andrews' voice fills the hills in this Academy Award-winning musical based on the true story of Austria's singing Von Trapp family. Her character, Maria, governess to a wealthy naval officer's (Christopher Plummer) children, captures all their hearts, brings music into their lives and helps them flee the Nazis. The songs -- "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "The Sound of Music," "Edelweiss" and more -- have become standards (7 p.m. ABC).

3:10 to Yuma: An impoverished rancher Dan Evans (Christian Bale) is hired to take a brutal outlaw (Russell Crowe) on a dangerous journey to catch a train in director James Mangold's atmospheric and action-packed remake of the 1957 western adapted from an Elmore Leonard short story. Peter Fonda, Logan Lerman and Ben Foster also star (9:35 p.m. Showtime).


Pro football: The Baltimore Ravens visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (10 a.m. CBS). Regional Coverage Carolina Panthers at New York Giants or Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (10 a.m. Fox). The Denver Broncos visit the Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. CBS); the Dallas Cowboys visit the Washington Redskins (5:15 p.m. NBC).

Pro basketball: The Boston Celtics visit the Clippers (6:30 p.m. FS Prime).

Photo: Nick Briggs / BBC