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TV This Week: Nov. 11 - 17: 'Firefly: Browncoats Unite'

November 09, 2012|By Matthew Cooper
  • "Firefly: Browncoats Unite" with Adam Baldwin, left, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass.
"Firefly: Browncoats Unite" with Adam Baldwin, left, Summer… (Science Channel )

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This week's TV Movies  



Brush up that tux for the "BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2012." Daniel "007" Craig, "Lincoln's" Daniel Day-Lewis, director Quentin Tarantino and "South Park's" Trey Parker and Matt Stone are among the honorees. (BBC America, 5 and 7 p.m.)

Why highlight a reunion special for a show that didn't even last a single season and was canceled 10 years ago? Because that show was Joss Whedon's "shiny" space-western "Firefly." And that special is "Firefly: Browncoats Unite." (Science, 10 p.m.)

It's ladies nights! In new episodes airing over three consecutive evenings, "Storytellers" gets up close and personal with, respectively, country music's Taylor Swift, R&B singer Alicia Keys, and rocker Pink. (VH1, 11 p.m.; also Mon., Tue.)


Past imperfect: Filmmaker Oliver Stone surveys the "Untold History of the United States" in this new docu-series. And assorted comics seek the hysterical in the historical in "I Love the 1880s." (Showtime, 8 p.m.; History, 11:02 and 11:32 p.m.)


And if that ain't enough history for ya — personally, we love that stuffy old stuff — there's the new series "Mankind The Story of All of Us," charting the rise of human civilization from ancient Mesopotamia to the Age of Discovery. (History, 9 p.m.)


He stood out on "SNL," took stand-up comedy to the concert stage, and made big box office with "48 Hrs." and "Beverly Hills Cop." Now he's being feted by the likes of Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson in "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only." (Spike, 10 p.m.)


Aging gracefully? The Rolling Stones, still rolling after 50 years, are profiled in the rock-doc "Crossfire Hurricane." And a veteran comic shows she's still got it in the standup special "Joan Rivers: Don't Start With Me." (HBO, 9 p.m.; Showtime, 9:35 p.m.)


Gone too soon: "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" remembers the dearly departed pop-music diva, with performances by Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans. (CBS, 10 p.m.)


Denzel Washington is as bad as he wants to be in the 2012 thriller "Safe House." Milla Jovovich, below, is as bad as she wants to be in the 2011 actioner "The Three Musketeers." And the 2012 sci-fi flop "John Carter" is, well, just plain bad. (HBO, 8 p.m.; Showtime, 8 p.m.; Starz, 9 p.m.)

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