Weekend TV: Kristin Chenoweth to host Hero Dog Awards on Thursday
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Thursday, November 08, 2012
11/08/12 at 4:54 AM
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Music, movies and the stars (human and canine) come out this weekend on TV.
Welcome to 'Daylight'
Coach Adam Levine and Maroon 5 will perform in the first live playoffs results show Thursday on NBC's "The Voice." The reality singing competition airs at 7 p.m. on channel 2, cable 9. The band will perform its newest single "Daylight."
Also on stage will be season two "The Voice" champion Jermaine Paul singing his debut single "I Believe in This Life."
In the first elimination of this season, two artists from each team will be sent home. The artists with the most votes on each team from the previous night's playoffs will be saved, guaranteeing them a spot on Monday's live show. Each coach - Oklahoma's Blake Shelton, Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green - will have to choose one more artist to move forward in the competition. The other three artists will be eliminated.
Broken Arrow's Tony- and Emmy-winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee Kristin Chenoweth will serve as host for the "2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards," airing at 7 p.m. Thursday on Hallmark Channel, cable 165.
The second annual awards honors four-legged heroes for their service to mankind, paying tribute in categories including Service Dogs, Military Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, and Search and Rescue Dogs. It's all part of Hallmark's "Dog Nights of Autumn" programming with dog-friendly films airing through Friday.
Sherlock tries to prove that one of the people whose body was found in the wreckage of a small plane crash was killed before the plane went down on a new episode of "Elementary," airing at 9 p.m. Thursday on CBS, channel 6.
Through the Looking Glass
Walter looks through the looking glass and finds a key piece in the battle against the Observers on "Fringe," airing at 8 p.m. Friday on Fox, channel 23 cable 5.
Oh Christmas movie ...
Hallmark channel and Lifetime get in the holiday spirit with several Christmas-themed films this Saturday.
Hallmark debuts "The Wishing Tree" with Jason Gedrick as a widowed professor who agrees to stay at his boarding school over the holidays to watch over students left behind by their vacationing parents. One student takes his anger out on the town's Wishing Tree, and his teacher helps him learn from his mistakes. The film airs at 7 p.m. on cable 165.
On the same channel at 9 p.m., the owner of a diner helps a homeless woman and her children in "A Christmas Wish."
Over on Lifetime, David Hasselhoff is "The Christmas Consultant" at 7 p.m. Saturday on cable 36. He's hired by a family to help them host a Christmas Eve party for the wife's company to impress a client she invited to stay. Only problem is she's too busy to get in the holiday spirit.
Thank you, veterans
Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and Gary Sinise ("CSI: New York") host the inaugural broadcast of the "National Salute to Veterans," celebrating all American heroes who have served our country. The celebration, airing at 7 p.m. Sunday on KOED, channel 11, will include new footage shot at the U.S. Capitol with Mantegna and Sinise, as well as the "best of the best" moments from past National Memorial Day Concerts. The all-star lineup includes retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, Forest Whitaker, Pia Toscano, Javier Colon, Kris Allen, A.J. Cook, Jason Ritter and Yolanda Adams, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.
Also on Sunday, VH1, cable 54, kicks off a new season of "VH1 Storytellers" with Taylor Swift at 10 p.m.
And, BBC America has the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday on cable 176. The awards honor individuals and companies that advance entertainment arts. Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Quentin Tarantino, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Will Wright will be honored this year.
Coach Adam Levine and his band, Maroon Five, will perform on "The Voice" live results show at 7 p.m. Thursday on NBC, channel 2, cable 9. TYLER GOLDEN / NBC