PopWatch Planner: 'The Simpsons' honors Marcia Wallace, 'Thor,' and MTV's European Music Awards

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What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? We begin with a tribute to a beloved Simpsons character, a rock star documentary, a post-Halloween scare, and an Arrested Development reunion. Then a Norse god makes his return to the big screen on Friday. And depending on your Miley Mania levels, you may or may not want to stay clear of social media next Sunday night/early Monday morning …

All times listed are Eastern.

SUNDAY 11/3

The Simpsons, 7:30 p.m., FOX

Actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, passed away on Oct. 25. The show and Fox network will pay tribute to her by re-airing an episode from 1992, “Bart the Lover,” which earned Wallace an Emmy award.

Below, a montage of one of her signature lines:

MONDAY 11/4

Chelsea Lately 11:00 p.m., E!

Tom Hiddleston will be a guest on Chelsea Handler’s talk show ahead of his reprisal as Loki in Thor: The Dark World. We can’t wait to see his irresistible English charm match wits with Handler’s colorful language.

TUESDAY 11/5

Jimi Hendrix: American Masters, 9 p.m., PBS

This documentary of the legendary guitarist features some never-before-seen gig footage, photographs, and family letters.

WEDNESDAY 11/6

American Horror Story: Coven, 10 p.m., FX

Pray, what eye-searing visual displeasure will we be subjected to next? In this week’s episode, Zoe’s got a new-fangled power to take on Marie Laveau. Check our our recap of last week’s horrors.

THURSDAY 11/7

Inside the Actors Studio, 8 p.m., Bravo

Creator Mitch Hurwitz and the cast of Arrested Development will reunite. Host James Lipton once guest-starred on AD as Warden Stefan Gentles, who harbored screenwriting dreams and a crush on Lucille Bluth.

FRIDAY 11/8

Thor: The Dark World, in theaters

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, Norse god of Thunder. He appeals for help from evil brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) wages war. Watch the trailer here:

SATURDAY 11/9

College Football, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Mississippi State at Texas A&M

SUNDAY 11/10

MTV European Music Awards, 7 p.m., MTV

Is Miley Cyrus going to hijack this awards show (and many family dinner conversations after that) too? The provocative pop star is scheduled to perform, along with Bruno Mars, Icona Pop, Kings of Leon, and others.


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