TV tonight: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' 'Charlie Brown,' 'Gotham'

November 30, 2015 8:00 AM

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TV tonight: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' 'Charlie Brown,' 'Gotham'

Broadway great Tovah Feldshuh guests as Rebecca's controlling mother, who descends upon her for the holidays. (Feldshuh has starred in Gypsy, so she should be set for the role and any singing it may require.) Nor is Rebecca the only one with mother issues in West Covina: Greg is getting a visit from his mom, played by thirtysomething's Mel Harris. Expect references to both Christmas and, as Rebecca is Jewish, Hanukkah — because Crazy is one of those rare shows that doesn't shy away from its characters' ethnic backgrounds. Then again, it's just a rare show, period, which is why it might be nice if a few more people watched. Think of it as your holiday gift to the show's fans.

Crazy, however, does have considerable musical competition over on ABC from this Charlie Brown Christmas retrospective, hosted by Kristen Bell and featuring Kristin Chenoweth, who is set to sing Happiness from the Peanuts musical. (Along with, one hopes, her own Peanuts show-stopper, My New Philosop...

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