In recognition of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, "Justice League" cartoon expands to two hours in a special episode called "Savage Time" (airing 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, on Cartoon Network).
The Justice League returns from an outer space adventure to find Earth is a different place altogether. The Nazis won World War II, and the world is enslaved.
The oppressive dictator who turned the tide for the Nazis was a time-traveling immortal named Vandal Savage. He used futuristic technology to defeat the Allied Forces.
To correct the time stream, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the gang go into the past to confront Savage.
While in the 1940s, the League finds help. The Blackhawks, an aerial team of heroes, and Steve Trevor lend a hand. For Wonder Woman, she finds a man who is more than a match for her in Trevor.
"Savage Time" is a sprawling, colorful and rollicking adventure. The animation is bright, rich and expressive. Younger viewers will get a kick out of the action.
It will also plant a small seed in their minds as to what Veterans Day is about.
More highlights for the week of Nov. 4-10:
MONDAY, Nov. 4
"Dynasty" (10 a.m., SoapNet). Repeats of the campy 1980s soap about a wealthy Denver family air again, starting with the introduction of Krystal (Linda Evans).
"Carrie" (8 p.m., NBC). Angela Bettis has the title role as the troubled teen, who uses her powers to get revenge on taunting high school students.
"The Pact" (9 p.m., Lifetime). "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally has a change of pace role in this made-for-TV movie as the mother of a teenage girl who kills herself.
"24" (9 p.m., Fox). Last week's season opener gets an encore presentation, hoping to attract an audience outside the 13 million who have already seen it.
TUESDAY, Nov. 5
"American Undercover" (9:30 p.m., HBO). This documentary series followed George W. Bush's life on the campaign trail prior his 2000 election, promising an "unplugged" and "unprecedented" look at our current president.
"Indecision 2002" (11 p.m., Comedy Central). The "Daily Show" does its spoof of national election coverage.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6
"Country Music Association Awards" (8 p.m., CBS). Alison Krauss, keith urban and Kenny Chesney are on the slate for this show, live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
"Bond Girls Are Forever" (8 p.m., AMC). In anticipation of the latest James Bond flick, this special examines the colorful women of the movie franchise, from Ursula Andress to Halle Berry.
"South Park" (10 p.m., Comedy Central). The animated series marks its fifth year on the air as a new season begins.
THURSDAY, Nov. 7
"Will & Grace" (8:30 p.m., NBC). Gene Wilder stars as an eccentric member of Will's firm who comes out of hiding to stir up trouble in this hour-long episode.
FRIDAY, Nov. 8
"The Drew Carey Show" (9:30 p.m. ABC). The Goo Goo Dolls make a guest appearance as a lonely Drew continues his plan to find a wife.
SUNDAY, Nov. 10
"The Simpsons" (8 p.m., Fox). Homer attends a rock 'n' roll fantasy camp and learns a lesson from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
"The Outsider" (8 p.m., Showtime). Tim Daly, Naomi Watts and Keith Carradine star in this western about a widow who aids a wounded gunslinger and then falls in love with him.
"Malcolm in the Middle" (9 p.m., Fox). Malcolm starts high school and gets an unfortunate nickname right off the bat.
"Inside TV Land: TV's Top 40 Theme Songs" (9 p.m., TV Land). This Top 40 countdown replays the biggest hits from the small tube, including the catchy "Gilligan's Island" theme.
(Terry Morrow is the TV critic for the Knoxville News-Sentinel in Tennessee. He can be reached at Morrow2@knews.com.)
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