TakePart Tune In: Manny's 'Modern Family' Crisis and Brain Pudding for Dinner

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

Welcome to TakePart Tune In, our weekly selection of shows that will make you laugh, cry and become a better person.


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On &39;Modern Family,&39; Manny contemplates growing older as his family plans his birthday. (Photo: WireImage/Getty)

Monday, November 15

The Big C: You're diagnosed with terminal cancer. What happens next? For Laura Linney's character, Cathy, you let your freak flag fly and grab life by the balls. The Showtime hit is wrapping its first season, and the finale will not disappoint. (Showtime 10:30pm)


Tuesday, November 16

Frontline: Several questionable police shootings in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are investigated in this week's powerful Frontline episode: "Law and Disorder." (PBS 9pm)


Wednesday, November 17

Modern Family: A midlife crisis can cause depression, anxiety and the uncontrollable urge to buy a motorcycle and pierce your ears. This isn't necessarily the case for Manny, but as he hits puberty, he has a mini aging crisis. (ABC 9/8c)


Thursday, November 18

The Colbert Report: Staff Sgt. Salvadore Giunta is the first living soldier from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor. Thursday, he will grace The Colbert Report soundstage. Expect the normal satire and laughs from the comedic host—with an added salute to one of our nation's heroes. (Comedy Central 11:30pm)


Friday, November 19

Outrageous Food: Tom Pizzica is on a mission to discover the country's most eye-popping, jaw-dropping and occasionally heart-stopping food. This week he's in Houston. Let's just say there's some brain pudding and pig face involved. (Food Network 10pm/9c)


Saturday, November 20

Great Migrations: National Geographic television has captured nature's most awesome annual event in a beautiful film called Rhythm of Life. Don't expect narration on this one. Sit back, relax to the music and, as Nat Geo says, take a "breathtaking ride on the tailwinds of billions of creatures marching, swimming and flying across the planet on death-defying journeys." (National Geographic 8pm)


Sunday, November 21

American Music Awards: The vote-by-the-people award may not be a Grammy, but the AMAs have attracted performances from the likes of Rihanna, Justin Beiber and wait for it... New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys. It's never too late to achieve your dream... (ABC 8/7c)


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