What’s Worth Watching: Stephen Colbert, election coverage, more election coverage, Norman Lloyd on Turner Classic Movies and more for Tuesday, November 8
Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? (11/10c, Showtime): All eyes will be on your network of choice during the most contentious Election Night in recent history—this year, I’ve gravitated to the relative peace, quiet and journalistic sobriety of PBS for conventions, debates and the like. And with all traditional networks going wall-to-wall well into the night with news coverage, Late Show host Stephen Colbert takes his act to CBS’s pay-cable cousin Showtime for one night only to deliver a no-holds-barred round of comic commentary from the Ed Sullivan Theatre, for those who’ve grown weary of the usual talking heads. (And who hasn’t?) Colbert has assembled an admirably eclectic guest list for the occasion, including Katy Perry, Jeff Goldblum, Patton Oswalt and Nick Offerman. Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will also conduct a Democalypse 2016 Live broadcast in the same hour. And we’ll see who gets the last laugh when the dust settles. If it ever does.
The View Live Election Special (9/8c, 6 PT, Lifetime): And here’s one I didn’t see coming. The regulars of ABC’s outspoken daytime squawk show make a rare prime-time appearance on Lifetime to discuss hot topics relating to the election, with Joy Behar, Jedediah Blia, Candace Cameron Bure, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin in studio. Raven-Symoné will report from Canada, where she’s threatened to move depending on the results. Special correspondent SuChin Pak will be in a potentially festive Times Square, with ABC News’s Juju Chang providing election results. Guests in the two-and-a-half-hour broadcast include Miss Universe Alicia Machado (a hot topic in and of herself), Kathy Najimy, Vivica A. Fox, D.J. Hughley, Marion Cantone and Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik.
Norman Lloyd’s 102nd Birthday: Not a lot of options out there if you’re trying to avoid political news. But consider the life and career of Norman Lloyd, said to be the oldest working Hollywood actor whose resumé includes producing and directing and reaches back 90 years. Perhaps best known for his long association with Alfred Hitchcock and a late-career boost in the 1980s as Dr. Auschlander on NBC’s revered hospital drama St. Elsewhere, Lloyd gets the full Turner Classic Movies treatment with a tribute Live From TCM Classic Film Festival (8/7c), followed by a screening of the 1942 Hitchcock classic Saboteur (9:15/8:15c).
Whatever you end up watching, do your civic duty first and vote!