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Many Minnesotans have made the road trip to "America's Badlands," but even frequent visitors will learn a few things in this documentary that provides a 75-million-year history lesson, as well as some footage of wildlife you probably didn't catch from your car window.

7 p.m., Smithsonian Channel

Capturing Kirk

Russell Peters, one of the world's most popular comics, hasn't quite caught fire in America, an oversight that may be corrected with the series "The Indian Detective," which originally aired in Canada. Peters plays a Toronto investigator who returns to his parents' homeland to uncover a conspiracy, with none other than William Shatner in the middle of the web.

Now streaming on Netflix

Bah, humbug!

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has inspired many interpretations, but few are as devilishly clever as 1988's "Scrooged" with Bill Murray at his utmost grumpiest. The cameos range from Buster Poindexter to Robert Mitchum, but Murray is the runaway star here, confirming once and for all that he was more than a Ghostbuster.

7 p.m., AMC

Neal Justin