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Sunday's TV Highlights: 'The Prisoner' premieres on AMC

November 14, 2009 |  9:00 pm
CAPTIVITY: A man (Jim Caviezel) awakens in an isolated place called the Village on the premiere of "The Prisoner," at 8 p.m. on AMC.


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: David Duchovny ("Californication") helps Ty Pennington and his team rebuild the Illinois home of a leukemia survivor and her family. The home was badly damaged in an electrical fire last spring, and the fire department has warned it could happen again unless the faulty wiring is replaced (8 p.m. ABC).

The Simpsons: To raise money for charity, Marge and the some of the town's women, dubbed the "Philanthro-Chicks" pose for a pinup calendar (8 p.m. Fox).

Nature: In the new episode, "Fellowship of the Whales," a young humpback learns lessons from her mother during her first year of life (8 p.m. KCET).

The Prisoner: A man awakes in an isolated town in the premiere of this remake of the 1960s series (8 p.m. AMC).

Three Rivers: Andy (Alex O'Loughlin) treats a car crash victim (Mandy Patinkin) dying of Lou Gehrig's disease who refuses medical treatment so his organs can be used to help others. Daniel Henney, Katherine Moennig, Christopher J. Hanke and Alfre Woodard also star in the new episode (9 p.m. CBS).

Desperate Housewives: Susan discovers a surprising connection between Mike (James Denton) and Katherine (Dana Delaney), and Angie (Drea de Matteo) learns the truth about Bree's (Marcia Cross) marriage in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC).

Masterpiece Contemporary: A Friday afternoon traffic pileup on a highway tangles the lives of 10 strangers into a confounding puzzle for Detective Inspector John Tolin (Douglas Henshall) and Senior Investigating Officer Ann Stallwood (Kate Ashfield), who happens to be his estranged lover, in this two-part drama concluding next Sunday (9 p.m. KCET).

The Next Iron Chef: The final three chefs are tested to see if they can honor personal integrity and the integrity of the ingredients (9 p.m. Food).

WWII in HD: Gary Sinise narrates this 10-hour, five-night miniseries that presents the story of World War II as experienced by 12 Americans who fought in it or contributed to the war effort (9 p.m. History).

Tough Love: Eight new recruits arrive at Boot Camp as the unscripted series returns for a new season (9 p.m. VH1).

Secrets of the Dead: The season premiere documents a U.S. bomber crew shot down over the jungles of Japanese-occupied Borneo during World War II that was rescued by Dayak tribesmen (11 p.m. KCET).


Jack the Ripper in America: This new special tries to link a series of murders that take place in the U.S. in the 1890s to London's most notorious serial killer (9 p.m. Discovery).


Serenity: This 2005 sci-fi drama features the original cast of the series "Firefly" in a continuation of the stories started in the series. Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk and Jewel Staite star (6:30 p.m. SyFy).

Flower Girl: A doctor and a mysterious man catch the attention of a florist who wants to find Mr. Right in this 2009 TV movie (9 p.m. Hallmark).


Soccer: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (9:45 a.m. ESPN2).

Football: The Cincinnati Bengals visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (10 a.m. CBS); Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers or Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings or New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams or Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins (10 a.m. Fox); the Dallas Cowboys visit the Green Bay Packers (1 p.m. Fox). The New England Patriots visit the Indianapolis Colts (5:15 p.m. NBC).

Figure skating: ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Skate America (11 a.m. NBC).

Basketball: The Clippers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (4 p.m. FS Prime); the Houston Rockets visit the Lakers (6:30 p.m. FSN). 

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