Barbra Streisand in "Great Performances" on PBS.

Barbra Streisand goes "Back to Brooklyn" Friday on PBS's "Great Performances." (Russell James / PBS / November 20, 2013)

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This week's TV Movies  



Sarah Lancaster can't see Christmas for the trees in the TV movie "Fir Crazy," and Dean Cain throws Kris Kringle in the clink in "Defending Santa." 8 p.m. Hallmark; 9 p.m. Ion

We're so glad they had that time together: "Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize" has the funny lady being feted by Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and others. 8 p.m. KOCE

Will she twerk, or will she toke? All eyes will be on Miley Cyrus when pop's reigning wild child takes the stage at the "2013 American Music Awards." 8 p.m. ABC

As the bow-tied Matt Smith bows out, his tenure as the 11th Time Lord is saluted on "Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited." 8 and 10:30 p.m. BBC America

No way "Boardwalk Empire" could match the body count of last year's finale, but we're sure they'll give it the old college try in this year's season-ender. 9 p.m. HBO

Patrick Jane, meet Red John. Our hero (Simon Baker) finally catches up with the serial killer who murdered his wife and daughter on "The Mentalist." 10 p.m. CBS

Laughter is the best medicine not covered by Medicare Part D when Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash star in the new hospital-set satire "Getting On." 10 p.m. HBO


What's in your furniture? The health risks posed by chemical flame retardants found in everyday household items are explored in the exposé "Toxic Hot Seat." 9 p.m. HBO

LAPD Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is back on the case when "Major Crimes" returns with new episodes. 9 p.m. TNT

Issues surrounding teen pregnancy, abortion, religion and tribal politics converge in the documentary "Young Lakota" on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE


James Ellroy and Joseph Wambaugh explain why crime pays, for novelists and screenwriters at least, on a new edition of "A Night at the Movies." 5 and 8 p.m. TCM