TV picks: Wednesday, Nov. 28

From left: Dominic West, Romola Garaia and Ben Whishaw star in "The Hour."

“The Hour”
DRAMA. The period sets and costumes of “The Hour” will satiate your “Mad Men” cravings, while the drama and intrigue of the late-1950s that unravel in front of the camera — and behind-the-scenes — at the BBC news program are everything you wished “The Newsroom” had been. Dominic West leads the cast of newscasters as Season 2 picks up with the threat of nuclear war gripping the journalists.
Season premiere, 9 p.m., BBC America

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
SPECIAL. Take a break from all that Christmas commercialism as Linus schools the Peanuts gang on the true meaning of the holiday and Charlie Brown’s sad little tree gets decorated with a whole lot of love.
8 p.m., ABC

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center”
SPECIAL. The world’s most famous Christmas tree is lit with the help of musical guests Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, CeeLo Green and more.
 8 p.m., NBC

“Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings”
TALK. Comedian Whitney Cummings debuts a new talk show focused on sex and relationships — just in case that sitcom she has about sex and relationships doesn’t work out.
Series premiere, 10:30 p.m., E!


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