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Friday's Highlights: 'Give Me the Banjo' on KOCE

November 3, 2011 |  8:05 pm

TV listings for the week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 in PDF format (from

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This week's TV Movies

Give Me the Banjo

‘GIVE ME THE BANJO’: Steve Martin narrates this new special about the history of the banjo at 9 p.m. on KOCE.


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition:  In two new episodes, an Iraq war veteran who has a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by, among other things, loud noises, lives near a rock quarry and a train yard. With help from Glenn Close, Ty and the team build a brand-new home in a quieter neighborhood (8 and 9 p.m. ABC).

Kitchen Nightmares: Chef Ramsay attempts to make over a Burger Kitchen in Los Angeles (8 p.m. Fox).

In this new episode Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki) investigate when residents in a town full of mediums start dying in gruesome ways and they soon discover that the killer is an angry ghost (9 p.m. KTLA).

Austin City Limits:  
In this new episode Steve Miller Band performs classic blues tunes and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band presents classic New Orleans jazz with the Del McCoury Band and Jim James (9 p.m. KLCS).

Boss:  Kane (Kelsey Grammer) finds his control slipping on both the personal and political fronts as his supporters begin to lose confidence in him in this new episode (11 p.m. Starz).


The Invisible Man:
 Claude Rains made his U.S. screen debut in this 1933 horror classic as a scientist who discovers a formula that makes him disappear, but also turns him into a crazed killer. Gloria Stuart also stars (5 p.m. TCM).

Writer-director James Cameron’s Oscar-winning, visually dazzling and ecologically responsible saga uses extensive “motion-capture” animation as a paraplegic Marine (Sam Worthington) is brought to a planet called Pandora. Where his scientifically engineered alter ego, or “avatar,” is enlisted to help mine the planet for a valuable substance (7:15 p.m. Cinemax).


Horse racing:
Breeders’ Cup World Championships (1 p.m. ESPN2).

College football: Central Michigan at Kent State (5 p.m. ESPN2); USC at Colorado (6 p.m. ESPN).

High school football:
Servite vs. Mater Dei (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Photo: Courtesy of Steve Martin