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The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching

The best programs on TV this week

Scott Turow’s Innocent
A strong cast, including Marcia Gay Harden, Alfred Molina, and Richard Schiff, bolsters this sequel to Presumed Innocent, the film made from Scott Turow’s ingenious 1987 whodunit. Here, Bill Pullman plays Judge Rusty Sabich, who in this story has been charged with murdering his mentally unstable wife. The allegations set the stage for a rematch with the prosecutor who failed 20 years earlier to convict Sabich in the murder of his mistress. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 9 p.m., TNT

Trek Nation
Though the original Star Trek ran only three seasons, its influence on technology and culture continues to this day. Forty-five years after the show’s debut, the son of creator Gene Roddenberry explores the origins of the series and its legacy, aided in his quest by home movies, exclusive footage of the first-ever Trek convention, and insights offered by various Star Trek alumni. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m., Science

Weed Wars
This colorful new docuseries goes behind the scenes at Oakland, Calif.’s Harborside Health Center—a family business that happens to be the largest retailer of legal cannabis on the planet, serving more than 94,000 patients. In the premiere episode, the center’s staff members contend with demanding clients, family tensions, and the threat of a stiff new city tax on their product. Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health

The Take
Based on a British best seller by crime writer Martina Cole, this gritty miniseries follows a London hoodlum from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, as his criminal ambitions infect his family. The saga borrows too much from previous Mob epics, but the period atmosphere is vivid and the cast is excellent—particularly Tom Hardy as the explosive protagonist. Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 p.m., Encore

Neverland
This two-part fantasy proposes that Peter Pan was a pickpocket in Dickens-era London and that Captain Hook was his mentor before they tumbled through a dimensional portal to a planet where time stands still. The miniseries boasts superior production values and an able cast, including Rhys Ifans, Bob Hoskins (reprising his role in the 1991 film Hook), and Charlie Rowe as Peter. Sunday–Monday, Dec. 4–5, at 9 p.m., Syfy

Other highlights

Pink Saris
This documentary follows the Pink Gang: women in northern India who fight domestic abuse and the caste traditions that foster it. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m., HBO2

Christmas in Rockefeller Center
Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, and Carole King are among the performers scheduled to celebrate the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m., NBC

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park
Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, the Italian tenor sings both pop and opera standards in a performance recorded in September. Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 p.m., PBS; check local listings

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