Critic’s Corner: Friday, November 9


Malibu Country 8:30 p.m., Channel 5

We do so love Reba. Last week, despite some dire reviews, her new sitcom did fairly well in the ratings. Essentially, it’s an updating of “The Beverly Hillbillies,” with Reba as Jed and Lily Tomlin as Granny. They come to the West Coast from Nashville and get freaked out by the sight of hemp. Pictured (from left): Reba McEntire, Tomlin, and Sara Rue.

The Britannia Awards Sunday at 8 p.m., BBC America


Alan Cumming is hosting this year’s ceremony, which is produced by BAFTA Los Angeles. This is the first time the show will air in primetime, because we need more awards shows to promote movies. The reason to watch: Daniel Day-Lewis will be honored with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Why? Because he’s so great, and because he has a new movie coming out.

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Home Strange Home 9 p.m., HGTV

A house made of animal bones. I hosey the ribcage.

Teenage Bank Heist 8 p.m., LMN

Baby’s gotta have her rompers.


Deadtime Stories 8 p.m., Nick

They put you to sleep with the fishes.

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