The 'Dancing' stops when the turkeys emerge

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By Kevin McDonough

What are we watching as we begin to think about defrosting the big bird? As it has for some years now, "Dancing With the Stars" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) crowns its winner during Thanksgiving week. With scant days left, several series still shoehorn holiday-themed stories into their plots.

Turkey plans are put on hold as the "NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14) team tracks down a sneaky international arms dealer.

Over on "Bull" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14), the jury-analyzing expert finds himself working alone over the holiday after he agrees to help a boxer facing a murder rap. Meanwhile, Marissa's big dinner plans are put on hold after Kyle (Gary Wilmes) is mugged. Holt goes into crisis mode when his Thanksgiving pie is stolen on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

"Chicago Med" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14) enters its third season with the staff still recovering from the shooting of Dr. Charles.

• A&E returns to its "Biography" franchise roots with "Who Killed Tupac?" (9 p.m., TV-14). It presents a profile of the rapper and actor as well as a survey of theories about his 1996 murder. Interviews include Tupac's brother Mopreme Shakur, his childhood associate E.D.I. Mean, Al Sharpton, Christopher Darden and members of Shakur's group Outlawz.

• Teens from different families and backgrounds unite against a common foe — their parents — in the new 10-episode series "Marvel's Runaways" streaming beginning today on Hulu.

Also streaming beginning today, Netflix's "Saving Capitalism" is based on a 2015 book by former Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich. He contends that an economic system that once propelled American prosperity has been corrupted by collusion between Washington and Wall Street, rigging a system to perpetuate income inequality that would be considered unthinkable and unacceptable just a few years back.

Over on the Wall Street-cheerleading network, Marcus Lemonis, host of "The Profit" (10 p.m., CNBC, TV-PG), reviews the deals that made him the most money as well as those that cost him a fortune.

The new business docu-series "Checked Inn" (10 p.m., OWN) follows an entrepreneur who runs a bed-and-breakfast in Pennsylvania's Poconos resort area.

TONIGHT'S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

• The top 10 emerge on "The Voice" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).

• Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann discover new relatives on "Finding Your Roots" (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings).

• The host answers viewers' questions on the season finale of "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" (8 p.m., A&E, TV-14).

• Rebecca encourages Kate to find her voice on "This Is Us" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

• Pride takes a new look at accusations against homeless teens on "NCIS: New Orleans" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).

SERIES NOTES

You'll never hear surf music the same way again on "Lethal Weapon" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Axl finds his pal a changed man on "The Middle" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Barry meets Devoe on "The Flash" (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG) * Eddie buys a CD carousel capable of playing his entire collection on "Fresh Off the Boat" (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * A sentimental journey on "The Mick" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Better run through the jungle on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).

CULT CHOICE

Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins star in the 1956 drama "Friendly Persuasion" (8 p.m., TCM), about pacifist Quakers upset that their son wants to fight in the Civil War. Written by the blacklisted Michael Wilson, who would not receive screen credit for the movie until 1996, nearly 20 years after his death.

LATE NIGHT

Jeff Ross is booked on "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" (11 p.m., Comedy Central, r) * Jim Jefferies, Katy Tur and Taylor Tomlinson appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS) * Jimmy Fallon welcomes Gwen Stefani, Justin Hartley and Johnny Bananas on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Jeff Daniels, Danielle Brooks and Daniel Caesar visit "Late Night With Seth Meyers" (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Chris Hardwick, Camila Mendes and Rag'n'Bone Man appear on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" (12:35 a.m., CBS).

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