This Week on TV – 12/13/20-12/19/20

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Sunday

Sunday features 1 series premiere, 1 season premiere, & 4 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 The Netflix Afterparty on Netflix. This is a weekly comedy panel series hosted by David Spade, Fortune Feimster, and London Hughes featuring said trio alongside a guest comedian, as creators and cast members from shows join the show to discuss shows and films that have earned buzz on the streaming site.
 

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Overnight was a 1-hour The Walking Dead holiday special on AMC+. The special will be hosted by The Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick and will feature a number of the show’s cast members.
 
Tonight is the holiday movie A Christmas Princess on UPtv at 7/6c. Jessica, a New York chef struggling to make ends meet with her new restaurant, is hired by the handsome Prince Jack, who’s in the city for his family’s annual Christmas charity dinner and in desperate need of a last-minute chef for the royal event. As their relationship evolves and a romance blooms, will love be on the menu? It stars Erin Gray, Galyn Görg, Shein Mompremier, Stuart O’Keeffe, & Travis Burns.
 
Tonight is also the holiday movie Dashing in December on Paramount, Logo, Pop, & TV Land at 7/6c. This LGBTQ+ holiday film follows Wyatt (Peter Porte, Baby Daddy), a sophisticated, New York City financier who returns home for the holidays in an effort to convince his mother, Deb (Andie MacDowell, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day) to sell the family’s ranch and beloved magical Winter Wonderland attraction. In the midst of his mission, an unexpected romance ignites with the new ranch hand Heath (Juan Pablo Di Pace, Fuller House) reawakening the spirit of Christmas. The film also stars Caroline Harris (Westworld) and Carlos Sanz (Stronger, Crank).
 
Tonight is also the holiday movie The Christmas Sitters on ION at 7/6c. Facing holiday flight delays on a return trip from Europe, two parents double-book incompatible babysitters: the mother’s BFF lawyer friend, Nora, and the dad’s guitarist half-brother, Max, to look after their two kids and dog. After a rather stormy start, an attraction grows. It stars Chris Soules, GloZell Green, Justin Gaston, Melissa Ordway, Nathan Owens, & Tristin Mays.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour The 29th Annual Trumpet Awards special on Bounce TV at 8/7c. Honoring individuals who have risen to fight social injustice for Black Americans, including Stacey Abrams, Tommie Smith, Naomi Campbell, and Yara Shahidi.
 
Tonight is also the holiday movie Christmas Comes Twice on Hallmark at 8/7c. Emily (Tamera Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Michael Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before…giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.
 
Tonight is a 1-hour “The Covid Special” episode for Couples Therapy on Showtime at 8/7c. Couples therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik moves her therapy online as she and her patients come to grips with the realities of the COVID-19 shutdown.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down special on Reelz at 8/7c. He wasn’t especially good looking, yet he was adored by women and worshipped by men. His voice is something that wouldn’t even pass a first audition on American Idol, yet today he is recognized as one of rock’s greatest singer-songwriters.
 
Tonight is also the holiday movie A Sugar & Spice Holiday on Lifetime at 8/7c. It follows Suzie (Jacky Lai), a rising young architect, who returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese-American parents, Pete (Tzi Ma) and Mimi (Lillian Lim), run the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a legendary baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother’s footsteps by entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy (Tony Giroux), who grew up to be a catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice infused with her cultural traditions to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process.
 
Tonight is also the 2-hour special With Drawn Arms on Bounce TV at 9/8c. An intimate conversation with Tommie Smith, the gold medalist who is known for raising his fist after accepting a medal at the ’68 Olympic games in protest of racial inequality. Tommie Smith reflects on the moment that helped define a movement.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour Tom Petty: Life, Death & Money special on Reelz at 10/9c. After Tom Petty’s death in 2017, a bitter family feud erupted over control of the icon’s artistic properties and how his legacy would be preserved.
 
Tonight is also the holiday movie Unlocking Christmas on HMM at 10/9c. When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Taylor Cole) and Kevin (Steve Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget.
 
Finally, tonight is a 30-minute Desus & Mero special on Showtime at 11:05/10:05c. Desus Nice and The Kid Mero interview former President Barack Obama.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Buddy vs. Christmas (#104) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*I Love a Mama’s Boy (#108) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Pandora (#210) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Real Life Nightmare (#206) – HLN @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*The Netflix Afterparty (#101) – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Premiere*Pennyworth (#201) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *Special*A Christmas Princess – UPtv @ 7/6c
  • *Special*A Sugar & Spice Holiday – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Christmas Comes Twice – Hallmark @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Couples Therapy (#110) – Showtime @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Dashing in December – Paramount, Logo, Pop, & TV Land @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Desus & Mero – Showtime @ 11:05/10:05c (30-Minute “President Barack Obama” Special)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:20/7:20c (Pittsburg Steelers at Buffalo Bills)
  • *Special*The 29th Annual Trumpet Awards – Bounce TV @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Christmas Sitters – ION @ 7/6c
  • *Special*The Real Housewives of Potomac – Bravo @ 9:15/8:15c (1-Hour “Reunion” Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*The Walking Dead – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (1-Hour Holiday Special)
  • *Special*Tom Petty: Life, Death & Money – Reelz @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down – Reelz @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Unlocking Christmas – HMM @ 10/9c
  • *Special*White House Christmas 2020 – HGTV @ 6/5c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*With Drawn Arms – Bounce TV @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance (#802) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*A Year in Music (#310) – AXS TV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Alaska: The Last Frontier (#1008-120) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Autopsy: The Last Hours of… – Reelz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bless the Harts (#BHR-207) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-1009) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bravo’s Chat Room (#119) – Bravo @ 10:45/9:45c
  • *New*Candy Land (#105) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Card Sharks (#213) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Empires of New York (#104) – CNBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-1806) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Gemusetto Machu Picchu (#209/210) – Cartoon Network @ 2AM/1AMc & 2:15AM/1:15AMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield – Court TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Lazor Wulf (#203/204) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Music’s Greatest Mysteries (#105) – AXS TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#LA1206) – CBS @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*NCIS: New Orleans (#NO704) – CBS @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*North Woods Law (#1510) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Power Book II: Ghost (#107) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *New*Renovation, Inc. – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Secrets of the Lost (#305) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Shameless (#1102) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Snapped (#2815) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Supermarket Sweep (#108) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Outpost – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#1302-75) – Bravo @ 8/7c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-3203) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Top Ten Revealed (#326) – AXS TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*This is Life with Lisa Ling (#705) – CNN @ 10/9c
  • *New*Unearthed (#805) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17202) – Bravo @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *New*Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (#208) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Your Honor (#102) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Yum and Yummer (#211) – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c

Monday

Monday features 3 series premieres, 1 season premiere, & 5 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 complete first season premiere of Tiny Pretty Things on Netflix. When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition. It stars Lauren Holly (Motive, NCIS, Chicago Hope), Anna Maiche, Barton Cowperthwaite, Bayardo De Murguia, Brennan Clost, Casimere Jollette, Damon J. Gillespie (Rise), Daniela Norman, Jess Salgueiro, Kylie Jefferson, Michael Hsu Rosen (Monsterland), & Tory Trowbridge.
 
Tonight is the series premiere of Deliciousness on MTV at 7/6c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 7:30/6:30c. A spin-off of Ridiculousness, with an all-new food themed, Deliciousness is hosted by cookbook author of “Pull Up a Chair” and host of Dinner at Tiffani’s, Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie, Beverly Hills 90210, Saved by the Bell). Joining her on the couch will be a dais of panelists including Angela Kinsey (The Office), Kel Mitchell (All That, Kenan & Kel), and Tim Chantarangsu (Basic to Bougie). From food blunders to restaurant fails to kids in the kitchen and more, Deliciousness celebrates our greatest indulgences — food and drink. Helping to satisfy the foodie in all of us, each episode will showcase the internet’s most viral and entertaining videos.
 
Tonight is the series premiere of Haul This House on FYI at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30. The show follows the larger than life exploits of the Nickel Brothers – a Vancouver-based multigenerational family business who specialize in buying houses set for demolition, re-selling them to homeowners who want a home on the waterfront at a reasonable price, and then hauling these massive structures via truck and barge to their hard-to-reach-destinations. As picturesque as the Pacific Northwest is, these roads are also loaded with obstacles – pitch black nights, hanging power lines, massive hills, tight roads and even sinking landscapes present only a few of the challenges they’ll face.
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Overnight was the holiday feature film A California Christmas on Netflix. With his carefree lifestyle on the line, a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas. It stars Lauren Swickard, Josh Swickard, Ali Afshar, David Del Rio, Natalia Mann, Katelyn Epperly, Gunnar Anderson, Julie Lancaster, & Amanda Detmer.
 
Tonight is the holiday feature film Lonestar Christmas on Lifetime at 8/7c. When a single mom Erin (Stephanie Bennett) takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his Texas ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with local restaurateur Mateo (Marco Grazzini) while learning to forgive her father for the past. It also stars B.J. Harrison, Brent Strait, Colleen Wheeler, Emma Oliver, & Lina Renna.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour “The Shot: Race for the Vaccine” special for 20/20 on ABC at 10/9c. An inside look at how officials expect to deliver a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine; answers to the questions many people are asking regarding safety, access and timing; featuring interviews with leading experts and officials.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Bargain Mansions – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Christmas Cookie Challenge (#405) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Dark Tales with Don Wildman – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Family Chantel (#210) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Voice (#1917) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Live Finale Pt 1)
  • *Series Premiere*Deliciousness – MTV @ 7/6c & 7:30/6:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Haul This House (#102/104) – FYI @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Tiny Pretty Things – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Celebrity IOU – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *Special*20/20 – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour “The Shot: Race for the Vaccine” Special)
  • *Special*A California Christmas – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020 – The CW @ 8/7c (90-Minute Special)
  • *Special*Lonestar Christmas – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 8:15/7:15c (Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns)
  • *Special*The Bachelorette (#1610) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour “The Men Tell All” Special)
  • *New*A Teacher (#108) – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*All Rise (#AR205) – CBS @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Below Deck (#807) – Bravo @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (#902) – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bob Hearts Abishola (#BHA205) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Bull (#BUL504) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*His Dark Materials (#13/205) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Holiday Baking Championship (#708) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Industry (#06/106) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Nurses (#102) – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ – History Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 6/5c & 6:30/5:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Street Outlaws: Fastest in America (#209) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Big Bake (#110) – Food Network @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *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 Neighborhood (#NEI305) – CBS @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17203) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*WWE Raw – USA Network @ 8/7c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 2 season premieres & 2 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is a 2-hour The Dead Files special, “Anger of the Undead,” on Travel Channel at 8/7c. Steve and Amy help a mother and her eight children confront the evil entities terrorizing them in West Virginia. They then investigate an Ohio bar where a vengeful shadow man is taking his anger out on the living.
 
Tonight is a 3-part special Walking with Elephants on Animal Planet starting at 8/7c. Author and explorer Levison Wood, famous for walking the Nile, the Himalayas and Central America, embarks on a 650-mile journey on foot, following the world’s largest annual migration of elephants across Botswana.
 
Tonight is a 1-hour Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change special on CBS at 8/7c. Kevin Bacon and Eve host a benefit concert raising funds for two long-standing and vital philanthropic organizations by amplifying awareness for transformational racial, social and food justice.
 
Tonight is also a holiday movie Cooking Up Christmas on OWN at 9/8c. Meagan Holder (Pitch) stars in this family-centric holiday story as Chloe, an Atlanta-based chef at a fine dining restaurant who gets fired just weeks before Christmas and reluctantly takes a job with pro baseball player Donovan Jackson (Greenleaf star Lamman Rucker), who is a single dad of three needing a live-in-chef to get him through the holidays with the kids. Chloe only takes the job in order to save up enough capital to live out her dream of opening her own restaurant, but soon finds herself caught up in the ups and downs of the Jacksons encounter during her residency. Throughout the holiday season in the Jackson household the importance of family and Chloe’s good Southern cooking are two constants that remain. As Christmas comes to an end, Chloe discovers that her lifelong dream might finally come true… and that her heart has a mind of its own. It also stars Jen Harper and Laparee Young from Greenleaf and Lindsey Amani Blackwell from David Makes Man.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Don’t Be Tardy (#811-60) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Voice (#1918) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Live Finale Pt 2)
  • *Season Premiere*Song Exploder – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Expanse (#501-503) – Amazon @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (3 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Cooking Up Christmas – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Inside the NFL – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change – CBS @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Dead Files – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour “Anger of the Undead” Special)
  • *Special*Walking with Elephants – Animal Planet @ 8/7c (3-Hour Special)
  • *New*Beyond Oak Island (#105) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Sky (#105) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Catfish: The TV Show (#827) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Celebrity Game Face (#110) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Deliciousness – MTV @ 7/6c & 7:30/6:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (#1504) – CMT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fixer to Fabulous (#207) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Garage Squad (#710) – MotorTrend @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Life Below Zero (#1414) – NGC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Moonshiners (#1004) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*My Big Fat Fabulous Life (#806) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Next (#NEX-107) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 6/5c & 6:30/5:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Bachelorette (#1611) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Curse of Oak Island (#806) – 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 (#804) – 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 (#218) – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17204) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Welcome to Plathville (#206) – TLC @ 10/9c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 2 series premieres & 4 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 complete first season premiere of Pikes Peak: On the Edge on MotorTrend. The show documents the inside story of The 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as seen through the eyes of competitors risking their lives on America’s most dangerous race course. More than 12 miles long, Pikes Peak is a death-defying challenge for the most experienced drivers. At high speeds they must navigate blind turns with very few guardrails in a climb reaching more than two-and-a-half miles above sea level in Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb requires months of preparations and, for some, more than a year of work just to qualify.
 
Overnight was also the complete first season premiere of The Ripper on Netflix. Investigators and witnesses recall the Yorkshire Ripper murders, which cast a dark shadow over the north of England in the late 1970s.
 

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Tonight is a 90-minute The Art of Political Murder special on HBO at 9/8c. An investigation into the truth behind the murder of Guatemalan Bishop Juan Gerardi, who was killed in 1998 just days after trying to hold the country’s military accountable for the atrocities committed during its civil war.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Devils (#110) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Family Time (#812/813) – Bounce TV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Amazing Race (#3212) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The Masked Singer (#MS-413/MS-414) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Pikes Peak: On the Edge – MotorTrend @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Ripper – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Special*The Art of Political Murder – HBO @ 9/8c (90-Minute Special)
  • *New*AEW: Dynamite – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bitchin’ Rides (#708) – MotorTrend @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Court Cam (#301/304) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Dating #NoFilter (#221/222) – E! @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Deliciousness – MTV @ 7/6c & 7:30/6:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Expedition X (#206) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*For Life (#205) – ABC @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Forged in Fire (#805) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Josh Gates Tonight – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Lost Relics of the Knights Templar (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*NFL: The Grind (#214) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Property Brothers: Forever Home (#409) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rescue Cam (#110/105) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 6/5c & 6:30/5:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*SEAL Team (#ST404) – CBS @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Sistas (#211) – BET @ 9/8c
  • *New*S.W.A.T. (#SWT406) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Challenge (#3602-90) – MTV @ 8/7c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Great Christmas Light Fight (#803/804) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *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 Real Housewives of Orange County (#1510) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (#106) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (#104) – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living (#121) – BET @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#721) – BET @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17205) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*WWE NXT – USA Network @ 8/7c

Thursday

Thursday features 3 series premieres, 2 season premieres, & 6 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 premiere of seasons 1-3 of 4 Blocks on HBO Max. Drugs, money, slots, and women: these are the four pillars of Ali “Toni” Hamady’s (Kida Khodr Ramadan) criminal empire. Toni’s greatest desire, however, is to leave the world of crime behind and live an honest life with his beautiful wife and daughter – which proves impossible when a police raid lands his brother-in-law in jail and exposes weaknesses in his cartel. As he’s pulled back in, Toni is forced to contend with a quick-tempered brother, an undercover agent, rival gang wars, a traitor within his own ranks, and dogged pursuit by Berlin police. Explosive and exhilarating, 4 Blocks explores family and loyalty in the costly world of organized crime. The cast includes Kida Khodr Ramadan (Toni Hamady), Veysel Gelin (Abbas Hamady), Maryam Zaree (Kalila), Karolina Lodyga (Ewa), Almila Bagriacik (Amara), Massiv (Latif), Sami Nasser (Kemal), Hassan Akkouch (Maruf), Rauand Taleb (Zeki), Sabrina Amali (Djamila), Amira Ghazalla (Kalila’s Mother), Dunya Ramadan (Sherin Hamady), David Schütter (Matthias Keil), Jan Henrik Stahlberg (Thorsten Streck), Moussa Sullaiman (Halim Karami), Lisa-Marie Janke (Alexandra Winter).
 
Overnight was also the series premiere of The Stand on CBSAA. This is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man. Based on King’s best-selling novel of the same name, this limited series will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself. It also stars Amber Heard, Brad William Henke, Daniel Sunjata, Eion Bailey, Greg Kinnear, Hamish Linklater, Heather Graham, Henry Zaga, James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, Katherine McNamara, Nat Wolff, Natalie Martinez, Odessa Young, & Owen Teague.
 
Overnight was the series premiere of Total Control on Sundance Now. Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Lucky) is the embattled but cunning Prime Minister of Australia. Alexandra “Alex” Irving (Deborah Mailman, Jack Irish, Mystery Road) is a charismatic Indigenous woman who finds herself the center of media attention following her admirable actions in a high-risk situation. Rachel wants to use Alex to boost her popularity and further her own agenda and recruits her as a senator. Also starring Harry Richardson (Dunkirk, Poldark), Celia Ireland (Wentworth), David Roberts (Bad Mothers, The Matrix Reloaded), and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road).
 

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Overnight was the Homeschool Musical Class of 2020 special on HBO Max. The special gives a diverse group of high school students whose musicals got cancelled due to the pandemic a chance to showcase their talent to the world from the comfort of their homes.
 
Tonight is a 1-hour Dogs of the Year special on The CW at 8/7c. The special returns with an all new cast of characters to charm their way into our hearts. Hosts Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner count down the Top 10 dog stories of 2020, celebrating the dogs that go above and beyond, that leave their mark on society, and achieve the nearly impossible. Some of the exceptional dogs to be featured in the special include Narwhal, the unicorn puppy who makes therapy magical; Triado, a decorated dog who protects airports and events; Hansel, the first Pitbull to become a firefighting K9; Ariel, a service dog who can detect oncoming seizures; and Plum, a dog with disabilities who is a social media superstar and many more!
 
Tonight is also a 102-minute Beyond the Pole “Living Under Lockdown” special on WE at 10/9c. Exotic dancers, bartenders and bottle girls struggle to find income streams after Atlanta shuts down its famous nightlife scene due to a global pandemic; Ms. Dime, Angel Kake, Empress, and Lyric self-document their fight for survival.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Braxton Family Values (#706) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Injustice with Nancy Grace (#211) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Miz & Mrs (#214) – USA Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*Swamp People: Serpent Invasion (#204) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Flight Attendant (#108) – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*World’s Funniest Animals (#113) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*4 Blocks – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Three Complete Season Premieres)
  • *Series Premiere*The Stand – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Total Control (#101) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Premiere*Death in Paradise (#0601BA/0602BA/0603BA/0604BA) – Ovation @ 7/6c, 8/7c, 9/8c, & 10/9c (4 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Grand Tour (#501) – Amazon @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *Special*12 Dates of Christmas (#109) – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (1-Hour “Unwrapped” Special)
  • *Special*Beyond the Pole – WE @ 10/9c (102-Minute Special)
  • *Special*Dogs of the Year – The CW @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Homeschool Musical Class of 2020 – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Sports*Thursday Night Football – FOX @ 8:20/7:20c (Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders)
  • *New*A Million Little Things (#304) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*B Positive (#BP104) – CBS @ 8:31/7:31c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Barrett-Jackson Revved Up (#205/206) – FYI @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Battlebots (#503) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Buried in the Backyard (#316) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports (#113) – Vice @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Chrisley Knows Best (#816) – USA Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Conspiracies Decoded (#103) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deliciousness – MTV @ 7/6c & 7:30/6:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Flipping Across America – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#1706) – ABC @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party (#V208) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jersey Shore Family Vacation (#406) – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Killer Cases (#102) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Mom (#MOM805) – CBS @ 9:01/8:01c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Mysteries of the Abandoned (#803) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 6/5c & 6:30/5:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Riviera (#307) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Rocket Around the Xmas Tree (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ruthless (#118) – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Southern Charm (#707) – Bravo @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Star Trek: Discovery (#310) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Station 19 (#405) – ABC @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Texas 6 (#106) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Commons (#103) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes (#107/108) – A&E @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Holzer Files (#210) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:52AM/11:52PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Movie Show (#105) – Syfy @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*The Unicorn (#UNI204) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Top Secret Videos (#V108) – TruTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Total Bellas (#605) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17206) – Bravo @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *New*Young Sheldon (#YS405) – CBS @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)

Friday

Friday features 1 series premiere & 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 complete first season premiere of On Pointe on Disney+. This is a six-part docu-series that captures a season in the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. Featuring unprecedented access to the famous ballet institution, the series follows the lives of the students ages 8 to 18 pursuing their dreams to become ballet dancers.While older students from all over the country rigorously train for professional careers, younger students from New York City are put through their paces as they rehearse and perform in New York City Ballet’s holiday classic “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” onstage at Lincoln Center.
 

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Overnight was the premiere of the feature film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix. Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session. It stars Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman (his final film), Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Jonny Coyne, Taylour Paige, Jeremy Shamos, Dusan Brown, & Joshua Harto.
 
Tonight is the holiday movie Christmas on the Menu on Lifetime at 8/7c. Josie Jennings (Kim Shaw) a celebrated, romantic, 35-year old chef in the city heads home to spend the holidays at the quaint, magical bed and breakfast where she grew up, and where her mother Shannon (Cynthia Gibb) has just opened a new restaurant. Famous food critic Tanner Rhodes (Clayton James), who has given Josie harsh reviews in the past, comes to town to review the new restaurant and Josie’s Christmas Cuisine. As the holidays unfold, Josie and Tanner get to know each other better, and a romance soon begins to blossom but will Tanner find a way to right his wrongs, write a rave review for the bistro’s delicious cuisine, and win Josie’s heart by Christmas Eve? It also stars Jesse Kove, Michael Steger, & Shanica Knowles.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour special, Keith Richards: You Can’t Rock Me, on Reelz at 8/7c. Keith Richards crafted classic hits that have helped cement The Rolling Stones into the history books.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour You’ll Be Home for Christmas special on HGTV at 10/9c. Albie Mushaney, a real estate agent who moonlights as a Santa impersonator, helps first-time homebuyers find their forever home in time for the holidays.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Biggest Little Christmas Showdown (#104) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Deliciousness – MTV @ 7/6c & 7:30/6:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale))
  • *Season Finale*The Mandalorian (#208) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*On Pointe (#101-106) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Christmas on the Menu – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Creepshow – Shudder @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (A Creepshow Holiday Special)
  • *Special*Keith Richards: You Can’t Rock Me – Reelz @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*You’ll Be Home for Christmas – HGTV @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Ancient Aliens (#1605) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Beyond the Clouds (#103) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#BB1103) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gold Rush (#1109) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (194-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup (#323) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*MacGyver (#MAC501) – CBS @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Magnum PI (#MPI303) – CBS @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Paranormal Caught on Camera (#319) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Put a Ring on It (#109) – OWN @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ready to Love (#209) – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 6/5c & 6:30/5:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Amber Ruffin Show (#110) – Peacock @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Christmas Caroler Challenge (#203/204) – The CW @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#2810) – BBC America @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – USA Network @ 8/7c

Saturday

Saturday features 4 season finales and is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Kristen Wiig & musical guest Dua Lipa.

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Today is a 1-hour special Feasting with the Stars on Food Network at 12PM/11AMc. Geoffrey Zakarian, his family and his celebrity friends are home for the holidays making the tastiest treats as they look to spice up their holiday menus and share their most-special Christmas traditions.
 
Tonight is also the holiday movie Christmas at Rosemont on UPtv at 7/6c. Stranded by a raging blizzard after a chance meeting, Brad and the very pregnant Lisa are forced to seek shelter together at the shuttered Rosemont Lodge with its reclusive owner, Josephine, five days before Christmas. Once a vibrant year-round resort, the Rosemont has been closed for nearly 20 years following a devastating family tragedy which may uncover a connection between Lisa and Josephine. It stars Ayla Kell, Brad Dourif, Brendan Michael Coughlin, Grace Zabriskie, & Lochlyn Munro.
 
Tonight is also a holiday movie Christmas Carousel on Hallmark at 8/7c. When Lila (Rachel Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Neal Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.
 
Tonight is also a holiday movie A Christmas Exchange on Lifetime at 8/7c. The holiday season has started and Molly Cooper (Laura Vandervoort) is looking for joy. Finally living her childhood dream, Molly swaps her quaint farmhouse for London Financier Patrick Kingston’s (Rainbow Sun Francks) posh apartment. Through the ups and downs of her new life in London and searching for romance, Molly begins to look forward to all communication with Patrick. Likewise, Patrick finds Molly’s warm emails and texts charming and compelling. Sparks fly between them as they get to know each other as they live in each other’s spaces.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour Global Citizen Prize special on NBC at 8/7c. The second annual event features special musical collaborations, will celebrate individuals taking action to end extreme poverty and present notable presenter and powerful video packages telling revealing stories of action and impact.
 
Tonight is also the holiday movie Letters to Satan Claus on Syfy at 9/8c. While the weather outside is frightful, so is Letters to Satan Claus, which tells the tale of Holly. After returning to her hometown of Ornaments as a big city news reporter, she faces the demon of her past following a simple typo in her letter to Santa, a harmless mistake that summoned Satan to kill her parents.
 
Finally, tonight is the holiday movie Swept Up by Christmas on HMM at 10/9c. An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Baby Chimp Rescue (#103) – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Destination Fear (#214) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Iyanla: Fix My Life (#708-120) – OWN @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Secrets of the Zoo: North Carolina – Nat Geo Wild @ 10/9c
  • *Special*A Christmas Exchange – Lifetime @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Christmas at Rosemont – UPtv @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Christmas Carousel – Hallmark @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Feasting with the Stars – Food Network @ 12PM/11AMc (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Global Citizen Prize – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Letters to Satan Claus – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Swept Up by Christmas – HMM @ 10/9c
  • *Special*The Hollywood Christmas Parade: Greatest Moments – Reelz @ 2/1c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Thursday Night Football – NFLN @ 4:30/3:30c & 8:15/7:15c (Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos / Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers)
  • *New*Food Fantasies (#106) – OWN @ 1/12c
  • *New*History’s Greatest Mysteries (#106) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Killer Siblings (#207) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Lovely Bites (#106) – OWN @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*Most Terrifying with Jason Hawes – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#4609) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Secrets of the Zoo – Nat Geo Wild @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tanya’s Kitchen Table (#106) – OWN @ 1:30/12:30c
  • *New*Tregaye’s Way (#106) – OWN @ 12:30PM/11:30AMc

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

— Jenny

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