What in the Weekend with Nikki Woods

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  • If you ate too good and too much at Thanksgiving dinner and you can’t even summon up the energy for the Black Friday sales, then you’ll be happy to know there are plenty of coach-potato options this weekend. “Sunday Night Football” is a battle between the last two Super Bowl champs and the 25th annual Soul Train Awards are on Sunday as well. (Let’s hope you have two TV’s in the house so no one fights over the remote.) If you do summon up the energy to leave the house, there are plenty of musical options as R. Kelly and Trey Songz continue their cross-country tours. Whatever your choice this weekend, we hope you had a happy start to the holiday season.

    ON TV
    All Times Eastern

    Friday, November 23

    “Person to Person” on CBS at 10 p.m.
    CBS brings back a historic interview show with interviews with Alicia Keys, Gabrielle Douglas and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees

    Saturday, November 24

    “Gridiron Gang” at 8:30 p.m. on MTV
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Xzibit star in a movie about a probation officer who turns juvenile delinquents into football stars

    Sunday, November 25

    ‘’Sunday Night Football: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants”
    These two teams won the last two Super Bowls. They’ve won the last two meetings, Green Bay during the regular season and the Giants in the playoffs.

    “2012 Soul Train Awards” at 8 p.m. on BET
    The Soul Train roars along for the 25th year; New Edition receives a Lifetime Achievement Award
     
    ONSCREEN

    TJMS PICK

    “Rise of the Guardians”
    Helmed by African-American director Peter Ramsey, the first to direct a major animation film, this movie gathers the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Sandman to protect the children of the world. Ramsey is a Los Angeles native who grew up loving to draw, something he eventually parlayed into an animation career. The Dreamworks film was spearheaded by head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg, who selected Ramsey to helm the film.

    Watch the trailer here.
    PG

    “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence prove even flawed people can find love in one of the best reviewed movies of the holiday season thus far.
    R

    “The Central Park Five”
    In 1989, when five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and convicted for the attack on the Central Park jogger, the city felt justice had been done. Years later, another man confessed to the crime and DNA proved he was the real culprit. This documentary explores how such a miscarriage of justice could happen.
    Ken Burns co-directs with his daughter, Sara.

    ON SHELVES

    “Last Temptation”
    By Michelle Stimpson
    Patricia “Peaches” Miller is torn between her son’s father who’s committed to someone else, and the man who wants to marry her
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-temptation-michelle-stimpson/1100260022?ean=9780758279460

    Friday, November 23

    WASHINGTON, DC
    Faith Evans
    Howard Theater
    8 p.m.

    DETROIT, MI
    Brian McKnight, Mint Condition and Avant
    Masonic Temple
    7 p.m.

    NEW YORK, N.Y.
    R. Kelly with Tamia
    The Theater at Madison Square Garden
    8 p.m.

    MOBILE, AL
    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
    Mobile Civic Center Arena
    8 p.m.

    OAKLAND, CA
    Trey Songz
    Oracle Arena
    8 p.m.

    Saturday, November 24

    NEW YORK, NY
    Faith Evans with Tank
    Apollo Theater

    WASHINGTON, DC
    R. Kelly with Tamia
    DAR Constitution Hall
    8 p.m.

    Sunday, November 25

    LOS ANGELES, CA
    Trey Songz
    Nokia Theater L.A. Live
    7:30 p.m.
     

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