Miley Cyrus on the AMAs, The Walking Dead and Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor tonight on PBS Photo: Carol Burnett (wikimedia)

WASHINGTONNov 24, 2013 —From the high brow to the low brow and all points in between, tonight’s TV schedule has something for everyone. At 8:20 p.m. on NBC the battle of the quarterbacks will commence when the New England Patriots play host to the Denver Broncos on “Sunday Night Football.” The Broncos have the best record with only one loss this season, but the Patriots are unbeaten at home, making tonight’s showdown one that is sure to attract a large audience.

If football isn’t your cup of tea, there is always the 2013 American Music Awards. Before making this your viewing choice, be warned that Miley Cyrus is slated as the closing act. So watch the show until she takes the stage or make sure you have a good supply of eye bleach on hand. It is hard to imagine Cyrus topping her tacky VMA performance, but never underestimate the power of bad taste in pop culture.

On the other end of the tacky spectrum (meaning not tacky, and filled with class) is tonight’s presentation of the “16th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” to Carol Burnett on PBS. On hand to pay tribute to the ear tugging Burnett will be Julie Andrews, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, just to name a few.

These days Carol Burnett does an occasional guest appearance on TV, but her most enduring legacy will always be “The Carol Burnett Show.” For eleven seasons we welcomed Carol and company into our living rooms to entertain us. In these eleven seasons the show received 25 Emmys and is ranked #16 on the TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

On “Homeland” at 9 p.m. on Showtime, Carrie is reunited with a drug addicted Brody while Brody’s angst ridden daughter Dana adjusts to her new life away from home. Last week Carrie finally went to the doctor to confirm her pregnancy, but will she tell Brody he is the father or will Carrie continue to keep it to herself?

At 9 p.m. on AMC, “The Walking Dead” is just two episodes from its mid-season finale. If past seasons are any indication, this means we can expect a buildup to a cliff hanger that will stay unresolved till the show returns in February of 2014.

Join us for our weekly online chat and discuss possible scenarios with fans from across the globe.


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