TV This Week: Dec. 5 - 11
'INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO'
Why we fight: Pop star Katy Perry, country music's Sugarland, hard-rocking Paramore and hip-hopping Nicki Minaj will run it up that proverbial flagpole at “VH1 Divas: Salute the Troops.” Kathy Griffin hosts this new concert special. (VH1, 9 p.m.)
“The Hasselhoffs” is exactly what you think it is, which is to say it's a new reality show starring “Knight Rider,” “Baywatch” and “America's Got Talent” star David Hasselhoff and his fractious family. Because, really, what's left? (A&E, 10 and 10:30 p.m.)
If today's country stars prefer pickup trucks, it's probably just so they can haul away all of the trophies being handed out at the innumerable ceremonies celebrating that particular musical genre, such as the inaugural “American Country Awards.” (Fox, 8 p.m.)
A young thespian might give his, um, right arm for a slot on “Inside the Actors Studio.” “127 Hours” star James Franco, above, did just that — onscreen, at least — and now sits down with host James Lipton for a little career Q&A in this new episode. (Bravo, 7 p.m.)
In the beginning, Adam and Eve stitched together some fig leaves, and by all accounts they wore them well. Aspiring designers and pop music fashionistas Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani are featured in “Fashion Forward: Making It.” (KTLA, 9 p.m.)
Stop. Motion. Animated. Christmas. Episode. The creative types over at the college-themed sitcom “Community” have just such a seasonal treat in store, harkening back to the classic holiday TV specials of our collective childhood memories. (NBC, 8 p.m.)
The film producer/distributor responsible for “The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy,” “Shanty Tramp” and dozens of terror tales, fantasy films and exploitation flicks is recalled in the new doc “The Wonder World of K. Gordon Murray.” (TCM, 11 p.m.)
The holiday has been around since the 4th century, but a title like “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” conjures up at least a 19th century setting, as is the case in this new made-for-cable movie. The ageless Jacqueline Bisset, below, stars. (Hallmark, 8 and 10 p.m.)
'AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS'
Photos: 'Actors Studio' Heidi Gutman / Bravo; 'An Old-Fashioned Christmas' Hallmark