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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: Nov. 30

A select viewing guide for Friday, November 30

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DOCUMENTARY Transvestite Wives (Slice, 8 p.m.) First broadcast on British television, this strange but compelling film examines three relationships where the husband does not always wear the pants in the family. Somewhere deep in the Scottish highlands, a woman named Sheila is surprised to discover seven years into her marriage that her husband Dennis has a penchant for women’s underthings. In Newark, New Jersey, the young wife Sam helps her life-partner Chris ease into the crossdressing lifestyle. And in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley, a fledgling transvestite named Dean finds true love with his supportive wife Robyn. Ah, l’amour!

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COMEDY Malibu Country (ABC, Citytv, 8:30 p.m.) The American viewing audience surely loves them some Reba McEntire. Since debuting last month, this sitcom casting the country-music diva as a country star two-timed by her skunk husband and relocated with her kids to a Malibu beach-house has scored impressive U.S. ratings, prompting ABC to extend the episode order into each next year. In tonight’s new show, Reba gets all fired up when her teen daughter begins spending time with the California airhead neighbor Kim (Sara Rue). The scene-stealer is comedy veteran Lily Tomlin as Reba’s pot-smoking mama.

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REALITY The Pick, the Pawn & The Polish (History, 9 p.m.) In a rare reality-TV crossover, this special brings together the personalities of Pawn Stars, American Pickers and American Restoration. Turns out Pawn Stars boss Rick Harrison wants a 1957 Chevy for his father’s birthday. American Pickers boyos Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz eventually locate one in a rundown boneyard, but the vehicle is rusted almost beyond salvation. Enter American Restoration’s Rick Dale, who has one week to restore the Chevy to showroom condition. High-fives abound.

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DRAMA Blue Bloods (CBS, CTV, 10 p.m.) The cops are the good guys and the bad guys are clearly marked in this crime drama that still pulls in solid ratings each Friday night. The clock rewinds to the Summer of Love or thereabouts tonight when grim NYPD detective Danny Reagan goes to a college campus to investigate claims of drug dealing, only to find the drug-dealer already dead. Elsewhere, Danny’s younger cop brother Jamie (Will Estes) suddenly regrets that he never went to law school. TV fixture Tom Selleck appears fleetingly as family patriarch Frank Reagan.

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MOVIE Dracula’s Daughter (TCM, 9:45 p.m. ET; 6:45 p.m. PT) Who knew Dracula had kids? This 1936 sequel to the 1931 feature Dracula stars the very scary Gloria Holden as Countess Marya Zaleska, who can’t control her thirst for human blood (but only from female victims, it seems). The Countess lures the witless scientist Jeffrey (Otto Kruger) to her Transylvania castle in hopes of making him her undead life-partner, but along comes the fearless vampire hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) with his tote-bag full of crucifixes and wooden stakes. One of the best entries in the classic Universal horror film canon.

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