"Elizabeth: the Golden Age" starring Cate Blanchett as the virgin queen who finds her rule challenged by Spain. As she leads her nation to war, she is aware of the changing political tides in England.
PBS' "The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus" is adapted from the 1991 series "Columbus and the Age of Discovery." It recounts Columbus' first Atlantic crossing, while a modern-day crew retraces the voyage in replicas of his fleet. It airs Monday at 9 p.m. EDT.
Veteran newsman Ted Koppel explores the prison system in his new documentary, "Breaking Point." This latest "Koppel on Discovery" edition premieres 9 p.m. Sunday on Discovery Channel.
It began with "Seven Up!" -- a 1964 documentary about a diverse group of British 7-year-olds. Six films and 42 years later, "49 Up" is the latest chapter in the social portrait by director Michael Apted. It airs 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.
After his wife disappears, Michael Foster has nothing to go on but cryptic visions that came to him the night his wife vanished. Peter Gallagher of "The O.C." stars in "The Gathering," a Lifetime miniseries that chronicles his desperate search. The first half of the four-hour miniseries premieres 9 p.m. Saturday, concluding at the same time the next night.
Gifted singer Josh Groban releases "Noel," which features classic Christmas songs like "Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful."
After making an all-Spanish album, Jennifer Lopez returns to pop with "Brave" featuring her new single "Do It Well."
He's well known for his ability to write music, but now rock legend Eric Clapton is writing his life story with "Clapton: The Autobiography."
"The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible" by A.J. Jacobs is the author's attempt to do exactly what the Bible tells us to do, no matter how odd it may seem.
The penguin craze is not yet over as the animated movie "Surf's Up" featuring the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges and Zooey Deschanel, comes to DVD. It's the tale of a surfing penguin.
"Evan Almighty" starring Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman, contains deleted scenes and outtakes from the movie about a vain newscaster who is compelled by God to build an ark.
"None of the Above" opens Oct. 10 at the Off Broadway Theatre Row -- Lion Theatre. It is a comedy about a high priced SAT tutor hired to coach a spoiled Manhattan teenager into Princeton.