CBS, Dec. 2, 9 p.m. ET


A troubled foster child (Jodelle Ferland), reeling from her last disastrous family, is placed with an artist who initially seems endearingly absentminded but turns out to be drifting into Alzheimer’s. How’s that for holiday cheer? Sissy Spacek makes the thing work: Her delicacy brings out the tragedy of this sweet woman’s illness.

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