Today’s Top TV Picks – Monday November 16

Today’s Top Picks


The Neighborhood

8 p.m. on CBS – Season Premiere

Like so many other TV shows this season — both comedies and dramas — this hit sitcom opens Season 3 with a storyline that explores the current hot-button topic of racial inequality in America, as the Butlers and the Johnsons find themselves forming a united front after a member of their community is the victim of injustice in “Welcome to the Movement.” Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Tichina Arnold and Beth Behrs star; Tim Powell guest stars.


Bob Hearts Abishola

8:30 p.m. on CBS – Season Premiere

In the Season 2 premiere, “On a Dead Guy’s Bench,” Bob (Billy Gardell) recruits Tunde (Barry Shabaka Henley) as an accomplice in his quest to find the perfect engagement ring for Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). His carefully thought-out plan for popping the question to his beloved is turned upside-down, however, when he discovers Abishola believes a traditional marriage in these complicated times is just more trouble than it’s worth. Susan Ruttan and Ryan Cartwright guest star; Christine Ebersole and Matt Jones also star.


His Dark Materials

9 p.m. ET on HBO – Season Premiere

Season 2 of this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy finds Lyra (Dafne Keen), still distraught over the death of her best friend, exploring a mysterious abandoned city, where she encounters Will (Amir Wilson), a boy from her world who is fleeing a troubled past. In the season premiere, “The City of Magpies,” the pair explore this strange new world while the Magisterium takes action in the wake of recent events. Meanwhile, adventurer Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) embarks on a mission.


Pawn Stars

9 p.m. ET on HISTORY – Season Premiere

This hit reality series is back for Season 17, which opens with a double-barreled two-hour premiere called “Close Encounters of the Pawn Kind; Rick’s Gone With the Wind.” In the first hour, Chumlee may have an out-of-this-world find on his hands when a seller brings in a signed copy of the book “The Coming of the Saucers” by aviator Kenneth Arnold, whose 1947 sighting of strange flying objects near Mount Rainier in Washington state helped kick off the UFO phenomenon. Later, Rick checks out a vintage windmill.

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