Critic’s corner: Nov. 8


Elementary 10 p.m., Channel 4

CBS has chosen this series for the plum spot after the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. The show, in which Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu (pictured) are Sherlock Holmes and Watson living in contemporary New York, has been doing nicely in the ratings, with some 14.5 million viewers. The Super Bowl slot could boost it to another level, though, as it did earlier this year for “The Voice.” Is “Elementary” any good? It’s just OK, a diverting “Mentalist”-like procedural with another one of TV’s quirky-obsessive leads.

American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 8 p.m., Hallmark


Cutest. Red. Carpet. Ever. This annual competition honors those dogs who perform extraordinary acts. The categories include Law Enforcement & Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, and Hearing Dogs. Here’s hoping the statues are made of marrow bones.

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Glee 9 p.m., Channel 25

“Glee” doing “Grease.” Redundant.

The X Factor 8 p.m., Channel 25

The weekly buh-bye.


Top Hat 9:45 p.m., TCM

Fred and Ginger. Holla.

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