Nov. 19: Dennis Miller: The Big Speech is a new stand-up special that has the quick-witted comedian cracking jokes about politics, celebrities and "idiotic foibles." 10 p.m., HBO.
Nov. 20: Kentucky Life gets a tiny American history lesson, savors some of Uniontown's best barbecue, appreciates the artists in Somerset and more. 8 p.m., KET.
Nov. 20: In the new TV film The Night Before Christmas, Santa accidentally crashes his sleigh into the home of a disconnected family led by workaholic parents (Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts). You know what's coming: Their priorities have to change. 8 p.m., Hallmark.
Nov. 21: Partly homegrown talent the Backstreet Boys (Lexington native Brian Littrell is in the group) share the stage with their boy-band ancestors, New Kids on the Block, at the American Music Awards. Performances by Rihanna, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera are on the bill. 8 p.m., ABC.