This Week on TV – 11/29/20-12/5/20

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s great to be back! I picked a good week for it, because it’s a lot busier than I had anticipated! Eesh! Make sure you check it out so you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday features 1 series premiere, 1 season premiere, 7 season finales, & 2 series finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of Empires of New York on CNBC at 8/7c. Narrated by Paul Giamatti and set amid the grit, greed, and glory of 1980s New York, Empires of New York chronicles the meteoric rise of five icons who not only reshaped the city but contributed mightily to the world we live in today: “arbitrage king” of Wall Street Ivan Boesky; queen of New York real estate Leona Helmsley; audacious U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani; powerful organized crime boss John Gotti; and media-savvy business tycoon and future President of the United States Donald Trump. Drawing on exclusive interviews, never-before-told stories, and secret tapes, the six-episode series follows five titans of the era who shared a singular trait: the insatiable need to win at all costs. Seizing opportunity in an era jolted by one cultural upheaval after another — MTV and 24-hour news, hip hop, drugs, the onset of AIDS — they broke rules, flaunted their wealth, and delighted in the destruction of their enemies. And oddly, at times America came to love them for it.

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Tonight is the holiday movie A Royal Christmas Engagement on ION at 7/6c. A Manhattan ad agency boss, John Holiday, entrusts Lauren to deliver the big pre-holiday client pitch, but only winds up annoying her when she’s teamed up with a European consultant. To Lauren’s surprise, this consultant turns out to be the handsome Prince Edward of Candashire, masquerading as his consultant pal to escape his royal duties for an incognito American Christmas. It stars James Nitti, John Schneider (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Smallville), & Paige Bach.
Tonight is also the holiday movie If I Only Had Christmas on Hallmark at 8/7c. At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Candace Cameron Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Warren Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.
Tonight is also the holiday movie Once Upon a Main Street on Lifetime at 8/7c. Amelia Lewis (Vanessa Lachey) is super excited when she buys an available storefront, planning to open a year-round Christmas shop. But her celebration comes to a screeching halt when she discovers that Vic Manning (Ryan McPartlin) has also bid on the property. Amelia and Vic have the same idea, get to the seller — Elder Dubois (Patrick Duffy) in the next town — and convince him to sell his space to them. Despite the holidays, Elder is down in the dumps. It’s the first Christmas without his wife, and he’s in no mood to chair the decoration committee for the “Battle of the Main Street” yearly holiday competition with the neighboring town. Hoping to win favor with Elder, Amelia and Vic volunteer to take over his duties. After continually bickering and trying to one-up each other, the two combatants learn to work together and even get the merchants on Main Street to put aside their differences for the greater good. Everyone, including Amelia and Vic, realize that compromise is the key that leads to a happy — and romantic — ending.
Tonight is a 30-minute special for DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic, “BET Soul Train Edition,” on BET at 10/9c. DJ Cassidy has transformed the way we experience music. This show transports us all back in time to a carefree place where we danced hard, sang loud, and smiled big.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*The Spanish Princess (#208) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *Series Finale*The Undoing (#06/106) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*90 Day Fiance: The Other Way (#222-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem (#104) – Epix @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Dying to be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery (#106) – Bounce TV @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Fargo (#410) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Malory Towers (#113) – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The Real Murders of Orange County (#107/108) – Oxygen @ 7/6c & 8/7c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Walking Dead: World Beyond (#109/110) – AMC @ 9/8c (144-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Empires of New York (#101/102) – CNBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*This is Life with Lisa Ling (#701/702) – CNN @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*2020 Soul Train Awards – BET @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*2020 Soul Train Awards Pre-Show – BET @ 7/6c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*A Royal Christmas Engagement – ION @ 7/6c
  • *Special*DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic – BET @ 10/9c (30-Minute “BET Soul Train Edition” Special)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Special*If I Only Had Christmas – Hallmark @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Once Upon a Main Street – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:20/7:20c (Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers)
  • *New*A Year in Music (#308) – AXS TV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Alaska: The Last Frontier (#1006-120) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-1007) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bravo’s Chat Room (#117) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Britannia (#209) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *New*Buddy vs. Christmas (#103) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Candy Land (#103) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Card Sharks (#211) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Heartland Docs, DVM – Nat Geo Wild @ 9/8c
  • *New*Holiday Wars (#206) – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*I Love a Mama’s Boy (#106) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Moonbase 8 (#104) – Showtime @ 10:45/9:45c
  • *New*Murder on Middle Beach (#03/103) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Music’s Greatest Mysteries (#103) – AXS TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*North Woods Law (#1508) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pandora (#208) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Real Life Nightmare (#204) – HLN @ 10/9c
  • *New*Renovation, Inc. – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rock Legends (#318) – AXS TV @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Secrets of the Lost (#303) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Snapped (#2813) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Supermarket Sweep (#106) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Incredible Dr. Pol – Nat Geo Wild @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Movie Show (#102) – Syfy @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Outpost – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Reagans (#103) – Showtime @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Potomac (#518) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-3120) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Top Ten Revealed (#324) – AXS TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Unearthed (#803) – Science Channel @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#206) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Yum and Yummer (#208) – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c


Monday features 1 series premiere, 1 season premiere, 1 series finale, & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Dark Tales with Don Wildman on Travel Channel at 10/9c. Don Wildman uncovers dark and twisted tales of the paranormal from all around the world. Using his thirst for adventure and his love of storytelling, Wildman reveals the supernatural is all around us – if you know who to talk to and where to look.

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Tonight is a 1-hour The Disney Holiday Singalong special on ABC at 8/7c. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the festive special includes celebrity performances and appearances by Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Michael Bublé, Ciara, Chloe x Halle, Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, Julianne Hough, Adam Lambert, Leslie Odom Jr., Katy Perry, P!NK, and Kerry Washington. Plus, grab a box of tissues as Disney on Broadway makes its heartwarming return to the New Amsterdam Theatre for the first time since March, with a sensational performance by the members from the Broadway casts of The Lion King and Aladdin, and North American Touring companies of Frozen. Disney Music Group’s acclaimed seven-member a cappella group DCappella also joins in for some seasonal sounds as they will carol throughout the show encouraging viewers at home to sing along. The jolly one-hour musical event will once again include animated on-screen lyrics to allow viewers at home to sing along to the beloved Disney melodies and classic holiday carols.
Tonight is also the holiday movie The Christmas Listing on Lifetime at 8/7c. Julia Rogers (Lexi Giovagnoli) is an uptight, hardworking realty owner who has lost her Christmas spirit. She will have to spend five days at a Christmas Inn with her business competitor, Chad Everest (Travis Burns), in order to win over the badly needed listing of the Erickson Farmstead. While competing to win the listing, Julia and Chad discover that they have more in common than they thought. It also star Greg Evigan, Rachel O’Connell, & Susan Chambers.
Tonight is a 3-hour Street Outlaws “Fastest in America” special on Discovery Channel at 8/7c. A new team from South Carolina has formed under Chris Block and they’re ready to battle with Brent Self and his Black Sheep Mafia; after Block’s team suffers an internal struggle, the score is settled in a night of grudge racing.
Tonight is a 1-hour CMA Country Christmas special on ABC at 9/8c. With Christmas just around the corner, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling will take the stage for a spirited night of festive classics. Husband and wife team Thomas Rhett, country music sensation, and Lauren Akins, a New York Times bestselling author, will make their TV hosting debut together.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Filthy Rich (#FIL-110) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (#824) – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Dark Tales with Don Wildman – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *Special*CMA Country Christmas – ABC @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 8:15/7:15c (Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles)
  • *Special*Street Outlaws – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (3-Hour “Fastest in America” Special)
  • *Special*The Christmas Listing – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *Special*The Disney Holiday Singalong – ABC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance: HEA Strikes Back! (#109) – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*A Teacher (#106) – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*All Rise (#AR203) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bargain Mansions – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Below Deck (#805) – Bravo @ 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Bob Hearts Abishola (#BHA203) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Bull (#BUL503) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Christmas Cookie Challenge (#405) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*His Dark Materials (#11/203) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Holiday Baking Championship (#706) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Industry (#04/104) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer – Reelz @ 10AM/9AMc, 11AM/10AMc, 12PM/11AMc, & 1/12c (4 New Episodes)
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 12:05AM/11:05PMc
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ – History Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Save My Reno (#207/208) – FYI @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Studio C (#1209) – BYUtv @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Family Chantel (#208) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Good Doctor (#405) – ABC @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Neighborhood (#NEI303) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*The Voice (#1912) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17193) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Weakest Link (#110) – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*WWE Raw – USA Network @ 8/7c


Tuesday features 2 series premieres. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete first season premiere of The Holiday Movies That Made Us on Netflix. Unwrap the real story behind iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to interviews with the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage.
Today is the complete first season premiere of The Great Gift Exchange on YouTube at 12PM/11AMc. Hosted by the World’s Most Famous Gift Wrap Artist, Alton DuLaney, this 12-part series highlighting the art of giving mirrors a Secret Santa format, where 12 YouTube creators participate in a giving chain benefiting a charity of their choosing, then paying that kindness forward to the next creator in the chain. All episodes of the bingeable holiday series will release for free on December 1 on each featured creator’s personal YouTube channels in celebration of GivingTuesday, honoring the power of kindness, compassion and giving back to those in need in an effort to spread cheer across the globe after this difficult year.

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Tonight is a 1-hour Queen and Adam Lambert: The Show Must Go On special on Reelz at 8/7c. A documentary on the iconic band Queen and their new regular front man Adam Lambert, featuring rare concert footage and exclusive, revealing portraits of the band members offstage.
Tonight is also a 1-hour Our OWN Christmas on OWN at 9/8c. Uplifting holiday moments, surprise acts of giving as well as festive performances from iconic singers.
Tonight is also a 2-hour The Dead Files “The Business of Horror” special on Travel Channel at 8/7c. Steve and Amy investigate reports of ghostly apparitions at a dental office in West Virginia. They then travel to upstate New York, where violent paranormal activity is scaring customers away from a 160-year-old restaurant.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*The Great Gift Exchange – YouTube @ 12PM/11AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Holiday Movies That Made Us – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Sports*Inside the NFL – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Let’s Make a Deal Primetime – CBS @ 9:01/8:01c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Our OWN Christmas – OWN @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Queen and Adam Lambert: The Show Must Go On – Reelz @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8/7c (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • *Special*The Dead Files – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour “The Business of Horror” Special)
  • *New*All-Round Champion (#210) – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *New*Beyond Oak Island (#103) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Sky (#103) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Catfish: The TV Show (#825) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Celebrity Game Face (#107) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (#1502) – CMT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Don’t Be Tardy (#809) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fixer to Fabulous (#206) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Garage Squad (#708) – MotorTrend @ 9/8c
  • *New*I Was a Teenage Felon (#109) – Vice @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Life Below Zero (#1412) – NGC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Moonshiners (#1002) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*My Big Fat Fabulous Life (#717) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*NEXT (#NEX-106) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Bachelorette (#1608) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Curse of Oak Island (#804) – History Channel @ 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Haves and the Have Nots (#802) – OWN @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Misery Index (#216) – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:05AM/11:05PMc
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17194) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Welcome to Plathville (#204) – TLC @ 10/9c


Wednesday features 3 series premieres, 2 season premieres, 1 series finale, & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Alien Worlds on Netflix. Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, this series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller on NGC at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10/9c. Armed with National Geographic’s trademark inside access, Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller takes viewers on a journey inside the most dangerous black markets on the planet. Each investigation in the eight-part series embeds with Peabody and duPont Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller as she explores the complex and often violent inner workings of a smuggling network. While she dives deeper and deeper into these underworlds, Mariana reveals – with characteristic boldness and empathy – that the people operating these trafficking rings are often a lot more like us than we realize. The show offers viewers a mission-driven adventure to places rarely seen, providing an intimate peek behind the criminal curtain. Mariana spends time with major players from a host of underground economies – from tiger traffickers and international scammers to counterfeiters, gunrunners and fentanyl suppliers. Along the way, she also meets with law enforcement, ex-cons, fellow journalists and locals caught in the crossfire, all in an attempt to provide a 360-degree view of these poorly understood trafficking networks that contribute to the world’s multi-trillion-dollar shadow economy.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Rescue Cam on A&E at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. Hosted by Matt Iseman, this is an incredible, no holds barred look at some of the most shocking and intense life or death rescues, standoffs, animal saves, and close calls from across the country and beyond. The series highlights human and animal rescues carried out by both professional and citizen heroes, with stories told through footage captured on cell phones, bodycams, dashcams, and security cameras that showcase the outrageous, at times comical, and often unimaginable rescues.

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Tonight is the 2-hour 88th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special on NBC at 8/7c. The annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York features performances from Dolly Parton, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Tori Kelly, Goo Goo Dolls, Leslie Odom Jr., Dan & Shay, the cast of Ain’t Too Proud and the Radio City Rockettes.
Tonight is also a 1-hour Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – At Home Holiday Special on NBC at 10/9c. The world-famous Rockettes perform in their celebrated show that has become a staple of the holiday season at the iconic Rockefeller Center venue.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Baroness Von Sketch Show (#508) – IFC @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *Season Finale*Coroner (#208) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Alien Worlds – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Rescue Cam (#101/102) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (#101/102) – NGC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Court Cam (#305/302) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*SEAL Team (#ST401/ST402) – CBS @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*88th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – At Home Holiday Special – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*AEW: Dynamite – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Housewife (#504) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*Bitchin’ Rides (#707) – MotorTrend @ 9/8c
  • *New*black-ish (#707) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*Dating #NoFilter (#217/218) – E! @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Deadly Engineering (#204) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Devils (#108) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Expedition X (#204) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Family Time (#809) – Bounce TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*For Life (#203) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Forged in Fire (#803) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Impossible Engineering (#904) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Josh Gates Tonight – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Lost Relics of the Knights Templar (#104) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*NFL: The Grind (#212) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Property Brothers: Forever Home (#405) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Random Acts (#604) – BYUtv @ 7/6c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Sistas (#209) – BET @ 9/8c
  • *New*The A Word (#305) – Sundance Channel @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*The Amazing Race (#3210) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Conners (#306) – ABC @ 9/8c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Goldbergs (#806) – ABC @ 8/7c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Masked Singer (#MS-410/411) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County (#1508) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (#104) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living (#119) – BET @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#719) – BET @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17195) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*WWE NXT – USA Network @ 8/7c


Thursday features 8 series premieres, 7 season premieres, & 2 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the (US & Canadian) series premiere of The Commons on Sundance Now. Set in a gripping vision of the near future, gifted neuropsychologist Eadie Boulay (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey, Liar) is desperate to conceive a child. Faced with next level climate change, the question of bringing a child into the world is a whole lot more complicated than it used to be. Also starring Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears), David Lyons (ER, Eat Pray Love, Revolution), and Dominic Ona-Ariki (One Lane Bridge).
Overnight was the limited series premiere of Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults on HBO Max. The docuseries is a thorough examination of the infamous UFO cult through the eyes of its former members and loved ones. What started in 1975 with the disappearance of 20 people from a small town in Oregon, ended in 1997 with the largest suicide on US soil and changed the face of modern New Age religion forever. This four-part docuseries uses never-before-seen footage and first-person accounts to explore the infamous UFO cult that shocked the nation with their out-of-this-world beliefs.
Overnight was also the complete first season premiere of Stylish with Jenna Lyons on HBO Max. As president of J. Crew, Jenna Lyons became “the woman who dresses America” – a formidable business and style icon. Now, Jenna is experiencing a rebirth, and her reputation is on the line. Like many others in 2020, her lofty plans required some adapting and rethinking. From this emerged her very first beauty line, LoveSeen, a ground-up build of a boutique hotel in the Abaco Islands, and several soon-to-be-revealed creative surprises. In a refreshing mix of elevated documentary and formatted competition, the show follows Jenna as she tackles design projects that will help define her future business. These include renovating her friend’s Brooklyn townhouse, hosting mobile fashion makeovers, designing her new office, and launching LoveSeen – her fresh take on false lashes. Along the way, she’ll test a diverse group of creative associates, all vying for a life-changing spot in Jenna’s growing team. Jenna’s staff, including her Chief-of-Staff, Kyle DeFord, and Stylist, Sarah Clary, join her in this ambitious new venture, delivering a masterclass in taste, design, and fashion with every episode.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Conspiracies Decoded on Science Channel at 10/9c. Was the Titanic doomed before it set sail? Does the Turin Shroud really show Jesus Christ? Has Amelia Earhart’s body finally been found? Today, cutting edge forensic science may hold the key to solving these questions and more. Experts travel across the globe and back in time as they seek to solve history’s greatest mysteries using state-of-the-art CGI and ground-breaking forensic science.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Killer Cases on A&E at 10/9c. The show brings all the emotion, drama, and suspense from chilling murder trials. It’s a journey through the criminal justice process that gives viewers an inside look at real cases as never before.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Rocket Around the Xmas Tree on Discovery Channel at 10/9c. Get your mistletoe missiles, catapulting candy canes and sky-rocketing snowmen ready… Discovery is set to kick off the holidays in tree-mendous style with an all new limited series. In an epic and explosive holiday themed rocket competition, teams of deck-the-hall daredevils put their rocketry skills to the test each week as they compete in a series of explosive contests to determine who can take their holiday cheer to new heights and walk away with the coveted “Golden Rocket-Tree Topper” trophy. Nick Uhas hosts.
Tonight is the complete first half of the first season premiere of Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV+ at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. A landmark natural history series narrated by Tom Hiddleston, the show uses next-generation cameras to reveal the nocturnal lives of animals, in color, for the first time ever. Filmed across six continents, from the Arctic Circle to the African grasslands, this pioneering series follows the moonlit dramas of animals at night, revealing new insights and never-before-seen behaviors.
Tonight is also the complete first season premiere of The Hardy Boys on Hulu at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. After a family tragedy strikes, Frank Hardy (Rohan Campbell), 16, and his brother Joe (Alexander Elliot), 12, are forced to move from the big city to their parent’s hometown of Bridgeport for the summer. Staying with their Aunt Trudy (Bea Santos), Frank and Joe’s quiet summer quickly comes to a halt when they discover their dad, detective Fenton Hardy (James Tupper, Big Little Lies, Men in Trees) has taken on a secret investigation. Realizing that their Dad may be onto something the boys take it upon themselves to start an investigation of their own, and suddenly everyone in town is a suspect. It also stars Adam Swain, Alexander Elliot, Atticus Mitchell, Bea Santos, Cristian Perri, Keana Lyn Bastidas, Linda Thorson (The Hoop Life), Rachel Drance (Salvation), Riley O’Donnell, & Stephen R. Hart.

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Overnight was a holiday special, My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood, on HBO Max. Carrie performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of the holiday, as well as new original material from her first-ever full-length Christmas album My Gift. On the special, she is accompanied by her band, as well as a live orchestra and choir, conducted by Carrie’s longtime friend, Emmy® Award-winning musical director Rickey Minor. The special features many heartfelt moments and performances, including a duet with John Legend, singing “Hallelujah,” an original song he co-wrote with Toby Gad, which appears on My Gift. Viewers will also get an inside look behind the scenes of Underwood recording “Little Drummer Boy” with her five-year-old son Isaiah.
Tonight is also the Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+ at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. Faced with a holiday cheer crisis, the North Pole knows there’s only one person who can save the day: Santa’s great friend Mariah Carey. The Queen of Christmas creates a fabulous and star-studded spectacular to make the whole world merry!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Bridezillas (#1310) – WE @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Full Bloom (#107/108) – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Conspiracies Decoded (#101) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Earth at Night in Color – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (First Half First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Killer Cases (#104) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Rocket Around the Xmas Tree (#101) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Stylish with Jenna Lyons – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Commons (#101) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*The Hardy Boys – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Brassic – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Barrett-Jackson Revved Up (#201/202) – FYI @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Battlebots (#501) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Death in Paradise (#0501BA/0502BA/0503BA/0504BA) – Ovation @ 7/6c, 8/7c, 9/8c, & 10/9c (4 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Flipping Across America – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Mysteries of the Abandoned (#801) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Swamp People: Serpent Invasion (#201/202) – History Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Greatest Moments – The CW @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *Special*My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Sports*Thursday Night Football – FOX @ 8:20/7:20c (Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens)
  • *New*12 Dates of Christmas (#104-106) – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (3 New Episodes)
  • *New*A Million Little Things (#302) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*B Positive (#BPO105) – CBS @ 8:31/7:31c
  • *New*Braxton Family Values (#704) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Buried in the Backyard (#314) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports (#111) – Vice @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Chrisley Knows Best (#814) – USA Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#1704) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party (#V206) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Injustice with Nancy Grace (#209) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jersey Shore Family Vacation (#404) – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order: SVU (#2203) – NBC @ 9/8c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*Mom (#MOM804) – CBS @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Miz & Mrs (#210) – USA Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Riviera (#305) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Ruthless (#116) – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Southern Charm (#705) – Bravo @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Star Trek: Discovery (#308) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Station 19 (#403) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Texas 6 (#104) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The First 48 (#434) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes (#109) – A&E @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Flight Attendant (#104/105) – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Holzer Files (#204) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:52AM/11:52PMc
  • *New*The Movie Show (#103) – Syfy @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Unicorn (#UNI203) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Voice (#1913) – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Top Secret Videos (#V106) – TruTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Total Bellas (#603) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Transplant (#111) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Valley of Tears (#107/108) – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*When Skin Goes Wrong (#103) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*World’s Funniest Animals (#112) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Young Sheldon (#YS404) – CBS @ 8/7c


Friday features 2 series premieres, 4 season premieres, & 3 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the series premiere of Beyond the Clouds on Disney+. Beyond the Clouds takes an exclusive look inside the production and inspiration behind the Disney+ original movie. The short form docuseries can be found under extras for Clouds. A total of nine episodes will premiere weekly with the final episode streaming on January 29. In the first episode, director Justin Baldoni stumbles upon Zach Sobiech’s story and sets out to find him. From their very first meeting, Justin realizes this young musician’s story is special and that Zach’s desire to make an impact before he leaves this world can inspire people everywhere.
Overnight was the premiere of the first half of season one of Selena on Netflix. As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music. It stars Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead, The Twilight Saga), Gabriel Chavarria (The Purge, Behind Enemy Lines), Ricardo Chavira (Welcome to the Family, Mission Control), Madison Taylor Baez, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez, Carlos Alfredo Jr., Daniela Estrada, Hunter Reese Pena, Jesse Posey, Juan Martinez, Julio Macias, & Paul Rodriguez Jr.

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Overnight was the feature film Godmothered on Disney+. Set at Christmas time, Godmothered is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell), who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “happily ever after,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.
Tonight is also the holiday movie Too Close for Christmas on Lifetime at 8/7c. When Hayley (Jessica Lowndes) accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her sister’s new in-laws, her seemingly perfect holiday takes a turn when Luke (Chad Michael Murray), Hayley’s brother-in-law’s brother, unexpectedly shows up. Still harboring a grudge against Luke for ending her last relationship, Hayley reluctantly spends time with Luke and slowly realizes she may have been too quick a judge on Luke.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Amber Ruffin Show (#109) – Peacock @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Warrior (#210) – Cinemax @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Wilmore (#111) – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Beyond the Clouds (#101) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Selena – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (First Half First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*MacGyver (#MAC415) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Magnum PI (#MPI301) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Blue Bloods (#BB1101) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The Great British Baking Show: Holidays – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Godmothered – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Mulan – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments – The CW @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Too Close for Christmas – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ancient Aliens (#1516) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Biggest Little Christmas Showdown (#101) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gold Rush (#1107) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (194-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup (#321) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Martha Knows Best – HGTV @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Paranormal Caught on Camera (#317) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Put a Ring on It (#107) – OWN @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ready to Love (#207) – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Shark Tank (#1207) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#2808) – BBC America @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Mandalorian (#206) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17196) – Bravo @ 3:30AM/2:30AMc
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – USA Network @ 8/7c


Saturday is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Jason Bateman & musical guest Morgan Wallen.

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Tonight is the series premiere of Baby Chimp Rescue on BBC America at 8/7c. The three-part series narrated by Gillian Burke follows an American couple, Jenny and Jim Desmond, as they teach their 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own. A house full of baby chimps, and a heart full of love. Husband and wife Jenny and Jim Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family – 21 orphaned baby chimpanzees. But their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rambunctious troop of animals. Stretched to their limits, the Desmonds are building a sanctuary in the forest so their unconventional family can live as natural a life as possible. But before they can move out, these orphans need to learn how to live like wild chimps. Welcome to baby chimp school, where lessons are taught by Jim, Jenny, a team of local caregivers and chimp expert Ben Garrod. Star pupils include Max, the cheeky future alpha male who is easily distracted from lessons. Ella, the youngest, is a very fast learner. And Lucy, the cleverest, helps teach the others what to do. The series also highlights the work the Desmonds are doing with the wildlife authorities to rescue endangered chimps and teach the public that chimps are neither pets nor food. With the wild chimp population in free-fall, they’re in a race against time to change the way people see chimpanzees – before they disappear forever.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Most Terrifying with Jason Hawes on Travel Channel at 9/8c. World-renowned paranormal investigator Jason Hawes uncovers the world’s most horrifying haunts. He reveals the gravest of locations through spine-chilling firsthand accounts, eerie re-enactments and eye-opening interviews with locals and historians.

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Tonight is a 1-hour Kid of the Year special on CBS at 8/7c. Introducing the top five honorees ahead of the ultimate Kid of the Year being named; guest stars from entertainment, sports and pop culture help surprise them and celebrate their work.
Tonight is also a holiday movie Christmas in Evergreen on Hallmark at 8/7c. As Michelle’s (Holly Robinson Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Rukiya Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Antonio Cayonne).
Tonight is also a holiday movie Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve on Lifetime at 8/7c. When college sweethearts, Corinne (Kyla Pratt) and Rob (Brooks Darnell), get opportunities on opposite sides of the world, they decide to part ways and meet again in two years on Christmas Eve to see if they are really meant to be. However, when one shows up and the other doesn’t, the fate of their romance seems to have reached the end. Many years later the two end up bumping into one another when they are both hired to help bring together a Christmas Eve wedding. With many questions left unanswered, they are about to embark on a journey filled with romance and magic, just in time for Christmas Eve.
Tonight is also the holiday movie Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas on HMC at 10/9c. Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Stephen Huszar), Sarah (Lacey Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Behind Every Man (#105) – OWN @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Baby Chimp Rescue (#101) – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Most Terrifying with Jason Hawes – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Christmas in Evergreen – Hallmark @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Kid of the Year – CBS @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas – HMM @ 10/9c
  • *New*Destination Fear (#212) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (#711) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Food Fantasies (#104) – OWN @ 1/12c
  • *New*Hell Den (#205) – Syfy @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*History’s Greatest Mysteries (#104) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Iyanla: Fix My Life (#706) – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *New*Killer Siblings (#205) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Lovely Bites (#104) – OWN @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*Mega Zoo (#110) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure (#106) – MotorTrend @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#4607) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Secrets of the Zoo – Nat Geo Wild @ 9/8c
  • *New*Secrets of the Zoo: North Carolina – Nat Geo Wild @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tanya’s Kitchen Table (#104) – OWN @ 1:30/12:30c
  • *New*Tregaye’s Way (#104) – OWN @ 12:30PM/11:30AMc

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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