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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for Dec. 17-23

DON'T MISS: "A Christmas Story Live!" – Break out the leg lamp and guzzle some Ovaltine. Not to be confused with the 1983 film that annually airs in 24-hour marathons, this is a live version of the Broadway musical adaptation of the Yuletide classic about Ralphie Parker and his dysfunctional clan. Ralphie, oh so desperate for a Red Ryder BB gun, is played by 11-year-old Andy Walken, who beat out 350 other boys in a nationwide talent hunt. The cast also includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos and David Alan Grier. 7 p.m. Sunday, Fox.

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'Gunpowder' not that big of a blast

"Gunpowder," the HBO miniseries originally produced for BBC One, is a history lesson presented in the tone of "Game of Thrones." It looks at the events leading up to the 1605 Gunpowder Plot in London that has become the British national holiday Guy Fawkes Day, despite the assassination attempt being a failure. The production has the attention to detail that has made projects from "The Tudors" to "The Vikings" so appealing. And, what has caused the most stir is no punches are pulled when it comes to showing the viciousness of this unholy war.

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