TV best bets with 'Marvel's Jessica Jones,' 'Man in the High Castle,' 2015 American Music Awards

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Saturday November 14, 2015

Two well anticipated dramas are joining the streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime, respectively.

First up: Amazon's "Man in the High Castle," which re-imagines life in what used to be the United States in the late 1950s if the Nazis and Japanese were victorious in 1945. The pilot aired last year and reaction was so positive, it received nine more episodes. It is available Friday morning just after midnight for Amazon Prime customers. (Reviews here.)

Over on Netflix three hours later, the newest Marvel series focuses on character Jessica Jones, the second one on Netflix following "Daredevil." It shares continuity with films of the Marvel franchise and will lead to a Defenders crossover miniseries. Reviews of this series have also been largely positive.

And if you need your live award show fix, the American Music Awards on ABC returns Sunday with Jennifer Lopez as host.

But if you need a live music show without the awards, there's a concert for racial progress on A&E and History and several other networks on Friday. Zac Brown Band, Sting, Sia, John Legend and Miguel are among the performers.

A couple of series swapped out original episodes ("Supergirl" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" Monday) after the Paris terrrorist attacks Friday because they were terrorism related. And a Paris-based episode of TNT's 'Legends" was postponed as well.

This covers Monday November 16 through Sunday, November 22.

MONDAY

"Dancing With the Stars" 8 p.m. ABC — Tamar Braxton, with blood clots in her lungs, had to withdraw last week.

"Gotham " 8 p.m. Fox — Gordon comes face-to-face with a dangerous hit man.

"Supergirl " 8 p.m. CBS — Kara's Thanksgiving may be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers (Helen Slater), who is coming to town, disapproves of her new role as a superhero.

"The Voice " 8 p.m. CBS — Zach Seabaugh of Marietta is the lone metro Atlantan who made the top 12.

"Nostradamus: 21st Century Prophecies Revealed " 9 p.m. History — Talk about staying power! This man has kept his name out there for centuries!

"Scorpion " 9 p.m. CBS — The team is blackmailed to break into the United Nations to assist in the assassination of a dangerous arms dealer.

"Major Crimes " 9 p.m. TNT —A murder during the taping of a reality show is investigated by the team.

"NCIS: Los Angeles " 9:59 p.m. CBS — An original episode related to terrorism was subbed out at the last second after the Paris terrorist acts for one titled "The Long Goodbye."

"Fargo " 10 p.m. FX — Lou and Hank try to prevent an altercation.

"Castle " 10:01 p.m. ABC — A seductive con man is killed, and the investigation has Castle and Beckett questioning New York City's upper crust.

TUESDAY

"NCIS" 8 p.m. CBS — A petty officer tries to clear his name after his murder case is dismissed due to mishandled evidence.

" The Voice" 8 p.m. NBC Four more are cut.  

"Fresh Off the Boat" 8:30 p.m. ABC — The Huangs host Thanksgiving dinner. Jessica wants to out-do her sister, who's hosted it in years past, but mishaps and unexpected events threaten to make the feast a flop.

"The Grinder" 8:30 p.m. Fox — Stewart has a change of heart about Dean's fame when they wind up in trouble and Dean's celebrity may be their only way out.

" NCIS: New Orleans " 9 p.m. CBS — The fiancé of Pride's daughter's friend goes missing.

" Chicago Med " 9 p.m. NBC— An elevated train crash brings Chicago to its knees.

"Chrisley Knows Best " 10 p.m. USA — Todd and family visit the English countryside; and Todd tries to prove that he has royal lineage.

"Chicago Fire " 10 p.m. NBC — Boden's new neighbor asks him for a favor that could have serious repercussions.

"The Bastard Executioner " 10 p.m. FX (first season finale) — Wilkin and Milus lead an unlikely band of brothers on a life-threatening rescue mission.

WEDNESDAY

"Survivor Cambodia" 8 p.m. CBS — Wentworth's immunity idol kept her alive an etxra week. Can she now change the dynamics in her favor?

"The Middle " 8 p.m. ABC — The Hecks decide to forgo Thanksgiving.

"Rosewood " 8 p.m. Fox — Frankie's excitement about homecoming dwindles when her mother decides that she's going to attend the event.

"Criminal Minds " 9 p.m. CBS — Victims are kidnapped in Phoenix.

"Empire " 9 p.m. Fox — Lucious considers partnering with Jago as he tries to turn Empire into a global music monolith.

"Law & Order: SVU " 9 p.m. NBC — A child abductor's trial gets complicated.

"Modern Family " 9 p.m. ABC — Jay and Gloria plan a surprise getaway to Miami for the entire Pritchett clan.

"American Horror Story " 10 p.m. FX — Ramona and Donovan enact their revenge plan.

"Code Black " 10 p.m. CBS — Christa experiences her busiest shift yet when she is responsible for all emergencies at Angels Memorial that occur outside of the E.R.

"Chicago PD " 10 p.m. NBC  — A decapitated body found in Lake Michigan is linked to Voight's social circle

"Nashville " 10 p.m . ABC — Maddie gets a contract offer to work as a solo artist.

THURSDAY

"Bones" 8 p.m. Fox — A political journalist is found dead after writing an article exposing corruption at the NSA.

"The Big Bang Theory" 8 p.m. CBS — Now just friends, Sheldon and Amy spend Thanksgiving at the aquarium.

"Grey's Anatomy" 8 p.m. ABC — Injured firefighters arrive at the hospital after battling a wildfire.

"The Blacklist" 9 p.m. NBC — Samar makes a risky decision to help Liz.

"Scandal" 9 p.m. ABC — Olivia has new duties at the White House.

"Sleepy Hollow" 9 p.m. Fox — Abbie's in trouble with Reynolds following Jenny and Joe's encounter with Sophie.

"Mom" 9:01 p.m. CBS — Christy and Bonnie get into helping others.

"2 Broke Girls" 9:01 p.m. CBS — The shower at Max and Caroline's apartment breaks.

"How To Get Away With Murder" 10 p.m. ABC — Sinclair gets a big break in the Hapstall case.

"Elementary" 10 p.m. CBS — Sherlock offers to help his father resolve a work issue in exchange for his prompt departure from New York City

FRIDAY

"Marvel's Jessica Jones" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City.

"Man in the High Castle" 12:01 a.m. Amazon (new series) What America might look like if the Nazis and Japanese had won World War II.

"Last Man Standing" 8 p.m. ABC A downsized Thanksgiving is celebrated by the Baxters because Kristin and Mandy can't be there.

"Masterchef: Junior Edition" 8 p.m. Fox Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson is a guest.

"Shining a Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America" 8 p.m. A&E, History, fyi, H2, Lifetime, LMN — Performers include Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Sia, Ed Sheeran and Bruce Springsteen.

"Dr. Ken" 8:31 p.m. ABC — Molly gets a Japanese tattoo.

"Hawaii Five-O" 9 p.m. CBS Five-0 goes back to school when a college professor is killed and Danny goes undercover as his replacement.

"Shark Tank" 9 p.m. ABC — The Sharks try out a new recreational sport.

"Blue Bloods" 10 p.m. CBS — A homicide case is reassigned to Erin.

"The Knick" 10 p.m. Cinemax— Barrow checks out a new home for Junia.

WEEKEND

"Ash v. Evil Dead" 8 p.m. Saturday Starz — An unlikely alliance develops as Ash and the team uncover a new clue, but Kelly pays a price.

" Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow" 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime Ron, a recently divorced father, and his children spend Thanksgiving at his eccentric Aunt Cly's house in the town of Turkey Hollow.

"Saturday Night Live" 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC Matthew McConaughey is host.

"Flesh and Bone " 8 p.m. Sunday Starz Despite financial woes, the show goes on as the new choreographer inpires the troupe.

"2015 American Music Awards " 8 p.m. Sunday ABC Perfomers include Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, One Direction, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Walk the Moon and host Jennifer Lopez

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta " 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo Will Kandi and Phaedra be able to kiss and make up?

"The Librarians " 8 p.m. Sunday TNT —  Flynn is kidnapped by an enigmatic stranger with both amnesia and a collection of all the Library's missing artifacts

"Agent X" 9 p.m. Sunday TNT John tracks the cabal, leading him to a lawless Mexican town.

"The Leftovers" 9 p.m. Sunday HBO Kevin hopes to conquer Patti once and for all.

"The Good Wife" 9 p.m. Sunday CBS  — Diane becomes conflicted when she is forced to argue a heated case between pro-choice and pro-life advocates.

"Homeland" 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Carrie needs Allison's help; Quinn's plans change.

"Saints & Strangers" 9 p.m. Sunday NGC (part one of a two-part miniseries) — A chronicle of the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower.

"The Walking Dead" 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Alexandria is finally able to start pulling itself back together.

"Into the Badlands" 10 p.m. AMC M.K. finds refuge in an unlikely and dangerous place

"The Affair" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Helen is bewildered by Whitney's future plans.

"CSI: Cyber" 10:30 p.m. Sunday CBS — Avery risks her life to capture FBI Cyber's most wanted criminal, after he murders her friend, an Interpol agent.