It’s funny, but I find this to be the least engaging part of the show, the live performances and the ‘America votes’ and the ousters. I like the coaching.
New Girl, 9 p.m., Fox
“Jess invites her divorced parents to Thanksgiving dinner and schemes to get them back together; Schmidt and his visiting cousin compete to prove their manhood.” I love the Schmidt idea. Like Festivus, only better.
David Geffen: American Masters, 8 p.m., PBS
“Producer and philanthropist David Geffen launched the early successes of many celebrities, including Tom Cruise and Guns N' Roses, co-founded DreamWorks and is one of the largest contributors to the fight against AIDS.” Most importantly, dated Cher.