The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching

Plus, Other highlights; Show of the week; Movies on TV this week; New on DVD

Nimrod Nation

In the small town of Watersmeet, Mich., two things matter most: hunting and high school basketball. This compelling four-week series follows the local team, the Nimrods (named for the biblical hunter), through a dramatic season. The documentary is a flavorful look at a community whose remoteness does not exempt it from teenage pregnancy, drug use, or ethnic tensions. Monday, Nov. 26, at 9 p.m., Sundance Channel

Great Performances: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago

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A who’s who of rock and blues—including John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, and Buddy Guy—joins Eric Clapton for this concert in Chicago. Highlights include Jeff Beck’s reinvention of the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” and B.B. King performing “The Thrill Is Gone.” Host Bill Murray ably supplies comic relief. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m., PBS; check local listings

India’s Hidden Plague

On the eve of World AIDS Day, cameras follow actress and activist Ashley Judd to India, where lack of education has fostered one of the world’s worst HIV/AIDS epidemics, infecting an estimated 2 million to 3 million people. Through affecting first-person stories, the film spotlights contributing factors such as prostitution, sexual predation, and drug use. Friday, Nov. 30,

at 10 p.m., National Geographic Channel

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Director John Landis crafted this wry but affectionate feature-length portrait of the veteran insult comic and actor. Footage of Rickles’ scathingly funny Las Vegas act and clips from his long career are interspersed with his own recollections and reflections by such peers and admirers as Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, and Chris Rock. Sunday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., HBO

Tin Man

The Wizard of Oz is reimagined as a sci-fi thriller in this three-night, six-hour miniseries: Dorothy is now a moody, artistic waitress called DG, and the titular Tin Man is a cop who’s out for vengeance against the despotic ruler of the Outer Zone (O.Z.). Top-notch production and effects plus a strong cast (including Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, and Boomtown’s Neal McDonough) make this offbeat fun. Sunday,

Dec. 2, at 9 p.m., Sci-Fi

Other highlights

Notes From the Underbelly

This appealing sitcom about a young couple expecting their first child begins its second season. Monday, Nov. 26, at 9:30 p.m., ABC


Cheshire is the setting for this above-average British soap about a wealthy family’s scandals. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m., BBC America

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Seasonal production numbers and a performance by the Rockettes make up this holiday special. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m., NBC

All listings are Eastern time.

Movies on TV this week

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Syriana (2005)

George Clooney won a Best Supporting Actor

Oscar for this topical thriller about an international oil merger. With Matt Damon and Jeffrey Wright. 9 p.m.,

HBO Signature'¯


Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961)

Albert Finney came to stardom in this classic angry-young-man drama, in which he plays a hell-raising factory worker.

10 p.m., TCM'¯


Inside Man (2006)

Denzel Washington is a determined policeman and Clive Owen an ingenious robber in this twisty heist drama directed by Spike Lee. Jodie Foster

co-stars. 8 p.m., HBO'¯


Quadrophenia (1979)

Based on a rock opera by the Who, this drama follows an alienated young man during the clashes between mods and rockers in 1960s Britain. 10:05 p.m., Flix


Sea of Love (1989)

Novelist Richard Price wrote this crime thriller, which stars Al Pacino as a cop who falls for a suspect in a serial-murder investigation. With Ellen Barkin. 8 p.m. Sundance'¯


Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Michael Moore’s controversial look at guns and violence in America raised hackles but won an Oscar for Best Documentary. 9 p.m., IFC

Show of the week

Independent Lens: Sisters in Law

A village in the African nation of Cameroon is the setting for real-life legal drama in this documentary about two no-nonsense women: Vera Ngassa, a prosecutor, and Beatrice Ntuba, a judge, fiercely protect women and children from abuse in the face of family and community resistance. With tenacity, wisdom, and humor, they dispense justice to a 6-year-old runaway, a preteen rape victim, and a woman sold into marriage by her parents. Affecting and often funny, the film won two awards at Cannes, including the prestigious Prix Art et Essai. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 p.m., PBS; check local listings

New on DVD

Waitress (2007)

The final movie by the late actress/filmmaker Adrienne Shelly is a winsome comedy-drama starring Keri Russell as a waitress and gifted baker with a domineering husband and an unplanned pregnancy. (PG-13, $30)

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