2021-22 TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: August 11, 2021
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This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated November 9

Premiere dates for new and returning shows and specials

New (NEW) and returning shows, TV movies, miniseries, and specials (including streaming exclusives) with announced premiere dates are listed below. All times are both ET/PT unless otherwise indicated. Items available to buy or rent through digital outlets (VOD, Prime Video, iTunes, etc.) are marked with a ($).

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TUE / November 9
  Dear Rider MOVIE Documentary/Sports HBO 9p
  The Drummer MOVIE Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman NEW Trailer Reality History, 10p
Hard Luck Love Song MOVIE Drama/Thriller ($) Buy
Hope MOVIE Foreign/Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Little People, Big World: Amy & Chris's Happily Ever After SPECIAL Reality TLC, 9p
No Time to Die MOVIE Action/Thriller ($) Rent
  Pinkfong Wonderstar Animation/Family YouTube
  Real PD NEW Reality ID, 10p
  Swap Shop NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
  Two Yellow Lines MOVIE Drama ($) Buy
Violet MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
The directorial debut for actress Justine Bateman (who also writes) stars Olivia Munn as a film executive who struggles to stop listening to the voice inside her head (Justin Theroux) and instead follow her authentic self. Some critics liked Violet when it debuted earlier this year at SXSW, but others weren't convinced that it works as a film.
  Your Life Is a Joke NEW Foreign/Comedy/Reality Netflix
WED / November 10
  55th Annual CMA Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event ABC 8p
Luke Bryan hosts.
  Animal NEW Trailer Documentary/Nature Netflix
Bryan Cranston and Rashida Jones are among the narrators for Netflix's latest nature series.
  Call the Closer NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
Clifford the Big Red Dog MOVIE Trailer Family Paramount+
The delayed family film receives a simultaneous release in theaters and on Paramount+.
Gentefied Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
  My 600-lb Life Reality TLC, 8p
Passing MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Already one of the better movies of 2021 thanks to excellent reviews out of Sundance, this directorial debut from actress Rebecca Hall is an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel. Filmed in black and white, the drama stars Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga as high school friends who happen to meet up on a hot day in 1920s New York City and explores how, even though both can “pass” as white, only one of them chooses to do so. Netflix will give the film an awards-season push by also debuting Passing in theaters beginning October 27.
THU / November 11
  The Challenge: All Stars Trailer Reality competition Paramount+
  Christmas Cookie Challenge Reality competition Food, 9p
  The Doctor Is In NEW Reality WE, 10p
The Game NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy Paramount+
A streaming reboot/continuation of the CW/BET football dramedy (a Girlfriends spinoff which ran for nine seasons in its original form from 2006-15 and can also be found now on Paramount+) finds the series relocating from San Diego to Las Vegas. The cast will blend a few returning stars such as Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, and Coby Bell (who will appear but won't be a regular) with newcomers like Adriyan Rae, Vaughn W. Hebron, Tim Daly, and Toby Sandeman.
  Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of WWII SPECIAL Reality History, 8p
  Love Never Lies NEW Foreign/Reality competition Netflix
  Madagascar: A Little Wild Animation/Family Hulu/Peacock
  My Sesame Street Friends Family HBO Max
  Paris in Love MINISERIES Trailer Reality Peacock
Ragdoll NEW Trailer Drama AMC+
  Reign of Superwomen MOVIE Documentary HBO Max
  Sesame Street Family HBO Max
  Small Time MOVIE Drama ($) Rent
  Soul Santa MOVIE Trailer Drama BET+
South Side Trailer Comedy HBO Max
The acclaimed Chicago-set comedy series moves from Comedy Central to HBO Max for its delayed second season.
  A Thousand Fangs (Mil Colmillos) NEW Foreign/Drama HBO Max
Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music YouTube
Streaming for free on YouTube a few weeks after a one-night theatrical screening, documentary filmmaker Mary Wharton’s follow-up to Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President captures Tom Petty in 1994 during the recording of Wildflowers and at a point in his life when he was breaking free of his marriage, band, and music label.
  Variety's Salute to Service 2021 SPECIAL Reality History, 9p
  The Young Leaders - One Young World Stories MOVIE Documentary Ovation, 7p ET
FRI / November 12
  90 Day: The Single Life Reality discovery+
The Accursed MOVIE Horror ($) Rent
  Always Jane NEW Trailer Reality Prime Video
Apex MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller ($) Rent
  Back to Sölöz MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  Ciao Alberto SPECIAL Trailer Animated short Disney+
  Entrelazados NEW Trailer Foreign/Comedy/Drama/Family Disney+
Home Sweet Home Alone MOVIE Trailer Family/Comedy Disney+
Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator (and Dirty Grandpa director) Dan Mazer directs this retitled reboot/remake of the hit 1990 John Hughes film Home Alone, with a new script from SNL writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell. British youngster Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit) heads a cast that also includes Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Parnell, while the original film's star Macaulay Culkin will make an appearance.
  An Ice Wine Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports Showtime 9p
Rescheduled from July 30.
  The Last Cowboy Reality CMT, 8p
  Marvel Assembled: The Making of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings SPECIAL Documentary Disney+
  Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special SPECIAL Special Disney+
Mayor Pete MOVIE Trailer Documentary Prime Video
This Amazon-exclusive documentary directed by Jesse Moss (Boys State) follows Pete Buttigieg during his 2019-20 presidential campaign.
  My Lottery Dream Home Reality HGTV, 9p
Night Raiders MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Drama/Thriller ($) Rent
  Olaf Presents NEW Trailer Animation/Family/Anthology Disney+
  Open by Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Pau Gasol: It's About the Journey MINISERIES Trailer Reality/Sports Prime Video
Red Notice MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller Netflix
At one point the most expensive movie ever produced by Netflix (though it has since been surpassed), the latest from Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber follows a heist that unites three unlikely allies: a top FBI agent (Dwayne Johnson), a notorious art thief (Gal Gadot), and a con man (Ryan Reynolds). The film will also play in some theaters beginning November 5.
  Set! MOVIE Documentary discovery+
The Shrink Next Door MINISERIES Trailer Comedy/Drama Apple TV+
A darkly comedic, eight-part miniseries based on true events as chronicled in the podcast of the same name, Shrink focuses on the increasingly odd, dysfunctional, and manipulative relationship between a celebrity psychiatrist (Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient (Will Ferrell). (How odd? At one point the doctor moves into his patient's summer home and attempts to take over his business.) Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson also star. Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Search Party) and Jesse Peretz (GLOW, Girls) direct from a script by Georgia Pritchett (Veep, Succession). Three episodes stream today followed by single episodes each Friday through 12/17.
  The Simpsons in Plusaversary SPECIAL Animated short Disney+
  Snoopy in Space Trailer Animation/Family Apple TV+
  Strike Her Dad MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Table Wars NEW Reality competition HGTV, 10p
  They Say Nothing Stays the Same MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama ($) Rent
  Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett SPECIAL Documentary Disney+
  The World According to Jeff Goldblum Trailer Reality Disney+
SAT / November 13
  Anni: The Honeymoon Murder SPECIAL Reality discovery+
Blade Runner: Black Lotus NEW Trailer Anime Adult Swim, midnight
  Carol Baskin's Cage Fight MINISERIES Trailer Reality discovery+
  Christmas Time Is Here MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  A Mother's Fury MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  My Christmas Family Tree MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  One December Night MOVIE Drama HMM, 10p
  A Picture Perfect Holiday MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
SUN / November 14
  2021 MTV EMAs SPECIAL Live event/Music MTV, 3p ET
  Adele: One Night Only SPECIAL Music CBS 8:30p
  Battle for the Bird SPECIAL Reality Food, 10p
  Foodgod NEW Reality discovery+
  The Freak Brothers NEW Animation/Comedy Tubi
Woody Harrelson, Tiffany Haddish, John Goodman, and Pete Davidson provide the voices for Tubi's first original animated series, an adult-targeted comedy adapted from The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics by Gilbert Shelton.
  A Holiday in Harlem MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  In the Dark of the Valley MOVIE Documentary MSNBC, 10p ET
  Kamikaze NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama HBO Max
  Lost Cities of the Trojans SPECIAL Reality Science, 8p
Mayor of Kingstown NEW Trailer Drama Paramount+
It's not a Mare of Easttown spinoff but a new crime drama from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. Set in a small Michigan town where the only significant employers are prisons and members of the McClusky family serve as local power brokers, Kingstown stars Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Kyle Chandler, and Emma Laird.
  Vice Newsmagazine Showtime 8p
  The World's Biggest Druglord - Tse Chi Lop SPECIAL Reality discovery+
Yellowjackets NEW Trailer Full episode (free) Drama Showtime 10p
Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, and Tawny Cypress star in a 10-episode drama about a high school girls soccer team that survives a plane crash. The series, produced in part by Animal Kingdom's Jonathan Lisco, alternates between two time periods: one immediately before and following the crash, in which the survivors are stranded in a remote wilderness and begin following the Lord of the Flies playbook, and another 25 years later, when we can see the effects of that trauma on their adult lives and relationships. Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Destroyer) directs tonight's opener.
MON / November 15
  1000-lb Sisters Reality TLC, 10p
  Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown Reality competition Food, 9p
  Lies and Deceit NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
TUE / November 16
  7 Little Johnstons Reality TLC, 9p
  Addicted to Marriage NEW Reality TLC, 10p
  The Big Holiday Food Fight NEW Trailer Reality competition OWN, 9p
  Fixer to Fabulous Reality HGTV, 9p
  The Flash Drama CW 8p
  Johnny Test's Ultimate Meatloaf Quest SPECIAL Trailer Animation/Family/Interactive Netflix
  The Lockdown Hauntings MOVIE Trailer Horror ($) Rent/Buy
  Man in the Arena: Tom Brady MINISERIES Trailer Sports ESPN+
  Michael Che: Shame the Devil SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Multiverse MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Riverdale Trailer Drama CW 9p
  Simple as Water MOVIE Documentary HBO 9p
  StoryBots: Laugh, Learn, Sing NEW Family Netflix
  Well Done With Sebastian Maniscalco Reality discovery+
Season 2 begins streaming today on discovery+, while the previously streamed first season will also make its TV debut tonight at 10p on the Food Network.
  The Wimbledon Kidnapping MOVIE Documentary Sundance Now
WED / November 17
  Christmas Flow NEW Foreign/Musical Netflix
  Flipping Showdown NEW Reality competition HGTV, 9p
  Hard Knocks in Season: The Indianapolis Colts Trailer Reality/Sports HBO 10p
  Kendra Sells Hollywood NEW Reality discovery+
Marvel's Hit-Monkey NEW Trailer Animation Hulu
Nearly two years ago many of Hulu's planned Marvel series were scrapped as Marvel instead reoriented itself around Disney+. But not Hit-Monkey. The adult animated series comes from Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory) and could be TV's only series to center on a revenge-seeking Japanese macaque who is mentored by the ghost of an assassin after his family his murdered. (At least this year.) Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn, George Takei, Ally Maki, and Fred Tatasciore head the voice cast. All 10 episodes stream today.
  The Mighty Underdogs NEW Trailer Reality competition discovery+
Prayers for the Stolen MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
A Netflix exclusive in most countries, Mexico's official Oscar submission this year follows three young girls in a rural town that has been devastated by the war on drugs.
  The Queen of Flow Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Tear Along the Dotted Line NEW Trailer Foreign/Animation/Comedy Netflix
Tiger King 2 MINISERIES Trailer Reality Netflix
THU / November 18
  Anna NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama/Sci-fi AMC+
  Carlos Ballarta: False Prophet SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Chrisley Knows Thanksgiving SPECIAL Reality Pecock
  Comedy Chingonas SPECIAL Comedy special HBO Max
  Craftopia Family/Reality competition HBO Max
  The Curse of Von Dutch MINISERIES Trailer Reality Hulu
  Dogs in Space NEW Animation/Family Netflix
Hollington Drive NEW Trailer Drama Sundance Now
Jagged MOVIE Documentary/Music HBO 8p
HBO"s next "Music Box" documentary traces the early career of Alanis Morissette (who has come out publicly against the film, though the doc does feature an in-depth interview with her). Additional music documentaries will fill out the series over each of the next four Thursdays; here's a trailer for all five films.
  Lead Me Home MOVIE Trailer Documentary short Netflix
  Madame X Presents: Madame Xtra Q&A SPECIAL Trailer Talk Paramount+
  Partners in Rhyme NEW Trailer Comedy ALLBLK
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star MOVIE Family/Comedy/Drama Netflix
  Psych 3: This Is Gus MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy Peacock
  The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip NEW Trailer Reality Peacock
The Sex Lives of College Girls NEW Trailer Comedy HBO Max
Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, HBO Max's new comedy series centers on four randomly assigned roommates (Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott) of varying backgrounds as they begin their first year at a fictitious elite New England university. The 10 episodes will arrive in batches of two or three each Thursday, beginning with the first two episodes today.
  Sort of NEW Comedy/Drama HBO Max
  Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Paramount+
  Texas 6 Trailer Reality/Sports Paramount+
  Tom and Jerry in New York Animation/Family HBO Max
FRI / November 19
  Blown Away: Christmas Trailer Reality competition Netflix
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music ($) Rent
Director Brent Wilson (Streetlight Harmonies) and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine accompany legendary songwriter, producer, and musician Brian Wilson around Los Angeles as he reflects on his troubled life and his incredible music. Also included are reflections by fans and contemporaries such as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and music producer (and director of Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times) Don Was. Reviews were positive out of its Tribeca debut earlier this year, and the film will also open in theaters today.
  Candy Coated Christmas MOVIE Drama discovery+
Cowboy Bebop NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Netflix
Delayed a year not (necessarily) due to the pandemic but because of an on-set injury to its star, Netflix's live-action series adaptation of Cowboy Bebop finally makes its 10-episode debut. The original Cowboy Bebop was a Japanese-produced, jazz-inspired anime series from the late 1990s that later earned an American fanbase through airings on Adult Swim. This remake similarly attempts to blend science fiction and noir tropes as it depicts the adventures of a group of bounty hunters operating throughout the solar system. Some of those bounty hunters are played by John Cho (as Spike Spiegel), Mustafa Shakir (as Jet Black), and Daniella Pineda (as Faye Valentine), while Alex Hassell plays Vicious, part of the evil Syndicate. Yes, that jazzy soundtrack will return: Yoko Kanno, who scored the anime series, is back to put the bebop in the new series as well.
  Dancing Through the Snow MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Dean Martin: King of Cool MOVIE Documentary TCM, 8p
  Dhamaka MOVIE Foreign/Thriller Netflix
  Dying for a Good Grade MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  El Hombre Bufalo MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Thriller ($) Virtual theaters
  Extinct MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  Everybody Loves Natti NEW Trailer Reality Prime Video
The Feast MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Horror ($) Rent
  From the Source NEW Reality discovery+ (Magnolia)
  Good With Wood NEW Reality competition discovery+
The Great Trailer Comedy Hulu
Gillian Anderson guests in season 2.
  Harriet the Spy NEW Trailer Animation/Family Apple TV+
The voices of Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch star in this animated series adaptation of the classic children's novel by Louise Fitzhugh. Five episodes stream today, though the remainder of season 1 won't arrive until spring 2022.
Hellbound NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
Created by Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho and his collaborator, illustrator Choi Kyu-seok, Hellbound is a live-action adaptation of the pair's digital comic The Hell (also released in print in English by Dark Horse as The Hellbound). The Korean horror series is set in a world where angels suddenly appear on earth to warn sinners that they are condemned to suffer a violent death.
  Home Town: Ben's Holiday Workshop SPECIAL Reality discovery+
  A House on the Bayou MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Rent
(also on Epix, 8p)
King Richard MOVIE Trailer Drama/Sports HBO Max
The latest Warner Bros. theatrical release to head to HBO Max on day one is theoretically a biopic about tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams. But, as you may have guessed from the title, the focus of the film is actually on their father/coach Richard Williams, played by Will Smith, since that is apparently more marketable. Still, the Williams sisters are producers on the film, and a November release date suggests that WB has some hope of positioning Richard for awards. Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn, and Dylan McDermott also star for director Reinaldo Marcus Green (Joe Bell).
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent
  The Line MINISERIES Trailer Reality Apple TV+
  Love Me Instead MOVIE Foreign/Family/Drama Netflix
  The Mind, Explained Trailer Reality Netflix
  My Lottery Dream Home: David's Holiday Extravaganza SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 9p
  Nantucket Noel MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The New York Times Presents: Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson SPECIAL Documentary FX/Hulu, 10p
Procession MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
  She Paradise MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent
Stath Lets Flats Comedy HBO Max
tick, tick...BOOM! MOVIE Trailer Drama/Musical Netflix
Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with this musical biography of Rent composer Jonathan Larson, adapted from Larson's own stage musical of the same name. Andrew Garfield stars as Larson, joined in the cast by Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford, Robin de Jesus, and Joshua Henry. The film, which features a screenplay by Dear Even Hansen Tony winner Steven Levenson, will also open in theaters on November 12.
The Wheel of Time NEW Trailer Drama/Fantasy Prime Video
In its quest for its own Game of Thrones, Amazon isn't putting all of its (dragon) eggs in one basket. In addition to next year's Lord of the Rings series, another epic fantasy novel adaptation is headed to Prime Video this fall. Amazon has already committed to at least two seasons of The Wheel of Time, which adapts the best-selling book series by Robert Jordan (and, after his death, Brandon Sanderson) that spans 14 individual novels plus a prequel. There have been several prior attempts to bring the books to both TV and the big screen, but the massive scope of the series made those projects ultimately untenable. Amazon's version stars Rosamund Pike and comes from former Survivor contestant (and writer on Agents of SHIELD and Chuck) Rafe Judkins and like the books is set in a world where magic exists but only a select group of women are allowed to use it. (If you are keeping score at home, that makes two shows this year created by Survivor contestants—and the other one was pretty great.) The first three episodes stream today, followed by five additional weekly installments on Fridays. Season 2 has already begun filming (albeit with a different actor, Donal Finn rather than Barney Harris, playing Mat Cauthon), and Judkins has a total of eight seasons planned out if Amazon agrees to move forward.
Zeros and Ones MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Rent
SAT / November 20
  2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony SPECIAL Music HBO 8p
  Abduction Runs in the Family MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  The Baby Killer Conspiracy NEW Reality discovery+
  Burning Rainbow Farm: Deadly Standoff SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 10p ET
  Christmas Together With You MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Five More Minutes MOVIE Drama HMM, 10p
  The Great Soul Food Cook-Off NEW Reality competition discovery+
  A Kindhearted Christmas MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  The MOVE Bombing: Deadly Standoff SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  New World NEW Foreign/Reality competition Netflix
  War of the Republic of Texas: Deadly Standoff SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  You Make It Feel Like Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
SUN / November 21
  2021 American Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event ABC 8p
Cardi B hosts.
  Baking Spirits Bright MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Caesar's Doomsday War SPECIAL Reality Science, 8p
  Kids Baking Championship: Light Up the Holidays SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 8p
  A Kiss Before Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Mating Game MINISERIES Documentary/Nature discovery+
  Power Book II: Ghost Trailer Drama Starz, 8p
  Sister Wives Reality TLC, 10p
  Undercover Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
MON / November 22
  The Beach MINISERIES Trailer Reality A24
Repeating on a continuous loop for the entire week at the A24 Screening Room (where a $6 ticket allows you to jump in and out whenever you want), Australian director Warwick Thornton's experimental, six-part slow-TV miniseries (or "sensory viewing experience") finds the director taking a break from civilization for two months by living alone on an isolated beach. The beautifully filmed result is one part adventure series and one part cooking show, and could serve as the perfect antidote to crowded Thanksgiving family gatherings this week.
  Chasing Ghislaine MINISERIES Reality discovery+
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass MOVIE Documentary Showtime 7p
  Outlaws MOVIE Foreign Netflix
  Wife Swap Australia Reality discovery+
TUE / November 23
  Black and Missing NEW Reality HBO 8p
  Black Friday MOVIE Trailer Horror ($) Rent/Buy
  Boiling Point MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
Clerk MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
Filmmaker Kevin Smith is profiled in a documentary that received decent reviews when it debuted at SXSW earlier this year.
  The Fastest NEW Trailer Foreign/Reality/Sports Netflix
  Holiday Crafters Gone Wild SPECIAL Reality OWN, 9p
  Holly Hobbie Family/Comedy Hulu
  Jonas Brothers Family Roast SPECIAL Trailer Special Netflix
  Klutch Academy NEW Trailer Reality/Sports BET, 11p
  Masters of the Universe: Revelation Trailer Animation Netflix
  Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings MINISERIES Foreign/Reality Netflix
  The Strings MOVIE Horror Shudder
  Top Gear Reality BBC America, 10p
  Waffles + Mochi's Holiday Feast SPECIAL Family Netflix
WED / November 24
8-Bit Christmas MOVIE Trailer Family/Comedy HBO Max
This HBO Max-exclusive family holiday movie is set in 1980s Chicago, where a 10-year-old boy hopes to get the ultimate Christmas gift: a Nintendo. Michael Dowse (Goon) directs the adaptation of Kevin Jakubowski's book with a cast that includes June Diane Raphael, Neil Patrick Harris, and Steve Zahn (plus Winslow Fegley as the young protagonist).
A Boy Called Christmas MOVIETrailer Drama/Fantasy/Family Netflix
Henry Lawfull, Sally Hawkins, Toby Jones, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Jim Broadbent, and Maggie Smith star in an adaptation of the 2015 holiday fantasy book by Matt Haig.
Bruised MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller/Sports Netflix
Halle Berry makes her directorial debut and stars as a disgraced MMA fighter battling for both a career revival and custody of her son. Netflix picked up the film last fall for a reported $20 million when it debuted as a work-in-progress (hence no early reviews) at TIFF and will give it an awards push by also opening Bruised in theaters beginning November 17.
  Do, Re & Mi Holiday Special: Merry Nestivus SPECIAL Animation/Family Prime Video
  Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky NEW Trailer Animation/Family Peacock
  Even More Funny Women of a Certain Age SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Showtime 10p
  Hanna Trailer Drama Prime Video
Hawkeye NEW Trailer Drama Disney+
What if ... Disney+ went several months without a new live-action Marvel series? No need to think about such a dire scenario any longer; the next one is here. Hawkeye finds Jeremy Renner reprising the title role (which he has played in half a dozen Marvel films) of Clint Barton. But he's not the only one: Joining the MCU is Hailee Steinfeld as a young fan who trains with Barton to become the next Hawkeye. The series comes from Jonathan Igla, who is new to the MCU but has written and produced for shows ranging from Mad Men to Bridgerton, and the cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Linda Cardellini, and newcomer Alaqua Cox, whose character (Maya Lopez/Echo) is being considered for a spinoff. Two episodes stream today, followed by single episodes on each of the following four Wednesdays.
The Humans MOVIE Trailer Drama/Horror Showtime 8p
The rare film to get a simultaneous theatrical and Showtime release, The Humans is also the rare holiday movie to center on Thanksgiving rather than Christmas, though heartwarming, it's not. Playwright Stephen Karam makes his film directorial debut with an adaptation of his own Tony-winning one-act play (which was also a Pulitzer finalist) about three generations of a family that gather for Thanksgiving at a run-down Manhattan apartment. The dialogue-heavy film takes a dark turn as the day progresses—so much so that in some places The Humans is listed as a horror film. (But it's not entirely grim; some places also list it as a comedy.) Even when they couldn't pinpoint its genre, many critics enthusiastically praised Humans when it debuted at TIFF in September. Jayne Houdyshell reprises her Tony-winning role from the play and is joined in the film by the excellent cast of Richard Jenkins, Steven Yeun, June Squibb, Beanie Feldstein, and Amy Schumer.
  Keep Sweet MOVIE Documentary discovery+
  Liza on Demand Comedy YouTube
The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles Trailer Reality Paramount+
Robin Robin SPECIAL Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
Netflix's new half-hour, musical, stop-motion-animated holiday special comes from Aardman Animations (of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit fame)—working with felt rather than their usual clay—and features the voices of Gillian Anderson and Richard E. Grant.
  Saved by the Bell Trailer Comedy Peacock
True Story MINISERIES Trailer Drama Netflix
It may star Kevin Hart as a comedian, but True Story is neither a comedy nor a true story. The seven-episode dramatic miniseries finds Hart playing "Kid," whose tour stop in his hometown of Philadelphia turns into a matter of life and death after an eventful evening on the town with his older brother (Wesley Snipes). The series comes from Narcos (and Narcos: Mexico) showrunner Eric Newman and also stars Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Billy Zane.
THU / November 25
12 Dates of Christmas Trailer Reality HBO Max
The Beatles: Get Back MINISERIES Sneak peek Trailer Documentary/Music Disney+
Director Peter Jackson's highly anticipated Beatles documentary, originally expected to debut in theaters over the summer, is now a Disney+ miniseries. Unlike other recent theatrical-to-streaming moves, this one wasn't triggered by fears over audience sizes but rather a wealth of material—so much that the one-time feature film is now a three-part, six-hour event. (Jackson can't resist a trilogy.) Borrowing techniques he used for his WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, the Lord of the Rings director has spent the better part of the past three years editing and restoring footage from over 60 hours of film shot by Michael Lindsay-Hogg during 1969 as the Beatles wrote and rehearsed 14 new songs that would eventually end up on the band's final albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be. (Lindsay-Hogg's 1970 film Let It Be also used a much smaller portion of the same footage.) A highlight of Jackson's miniseries is sure to be the Beatles' legendary final concert performed from the rooftop of their London headquarters, which will be shown in its entirety for the first time in history, but the expanded footage also allows the director to show how relations between the four band members at the time were not as acrimonious as widely believed. Only the first part of the series streams today; parts two and three will follow on Friday and Saturday.
  The Cut (O Grande Look) NEW   HBO Max
DMX: Don't Try to Understand MOVIE Documentary/Music HBO 8p
Next up in the Bill Simmons-curated "Music Box" series is a documentary that follows rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons as he attempts to rebuild his life and career following a stay in prison that ended in 2019.
  F Is for Family Trailer Animation/Comedy Netflix
  The Magic Maker SPECIAL Special ABC 8p
  The Nine Kittens of Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Pop Goes the Vet With Dr. Joya NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 11p
  Ruthless Trailer Drama BET+
  South Park: Post Covid MOVIE Trailer Animation/Comedy Paramount+
This is the first of 14 (!) made-for-streaming South Park features that will head to Paramount+ over the next six years. Another will follow in December.
Super Crooks NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
This 13-episode animated adaptation of the graphic novel by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu precedes a live-action take on the story that's also in the works at Netflix (though it won't debut until 2022 at the earliest). Because the original story spanned just four issues—not quite enough material to turn into a full TV series—the anime version features lots of new content written by Millar specifically for the show.
  World Pet Games SPECIAL Reality competition Fox 8p
Cats and dogs dress up in elaborate human costumes and sing covers of pop songs in Fox's latest reality competition ... is what we unfortunately cannot write, because it isn't true. (What you get instead are pets competing in athletic contests, which doesn't sound all that bad—especially since the field of competitors isn't limited to cats and dogs.)
FRI / November 26
  5 More Sleeps 'Til Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family NBC 8:30p
  Angèle MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Documentary/Music Netflix
A Castle for Christmas MOVIE Trailer Family/Comedy Netflix
  Cusp MOVIE Trailer Documentary Showtime 9p
  Demon in the White House SPECIAL Reality discovery+
  Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier MOVIE Foreign/Documentary Netflix
  Dog Years (Anni da cane) MOVIE Foreign/Rom-com Prime Video
  Green Snake MOVIE Foreign Netflix
How to With John Wilson Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
  Lady Buds MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent
  Light the Night NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  A Loud House Christmas MOVIE Trailer Family Nickelodeon, 7p
  Madagascar: A Little Wild Holiday Goose Chase SPECIAL Animation/Family Hulu/Peacock
  My Angel's Christmas List MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  Reba McEntire's Christmas in Tune MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Ruthless Drama BET+
  School of Chocolate NEW Reality competition Netflix
  Sinister Switch MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
Spoiled Brats MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Trolls Holiday in Harmony SPECIAL Trailer Animation/Family NBC 9p
'Twas the Fight Before Christmas MOVIE Trailer Documentary Apple TV+
  An Unexpected Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SAT / November 27
  Christmas at Castle Hart MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Dirty Little Deeds MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Home Town Takeover: Where Are They Now? SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 8p
  Making Spirits Bright MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 6p
  Meet Your Makers Showdown NEW Reality competition discovery+
  Merry Liddle Christmas Baby MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Nash Bridges MOVIE Drama USA, 9p
This two-hour sequel to the 1990s CBS series returns stars Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. A positive response to the film could lead to a full series revival.
  National Dog Show SPECIAL Live event NBC Noon
The 20th annual event will repeat in primetime at 8p.
  Royally Wrapped for Christmas MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  Texting Killer: The Friends Speak SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 10p
SUN / November 28
  2021 Soul Train Awards SPECIAL Music BET, 8p
  Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday Reality competition Food, 8p
  The Christmas Contest MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Christmas in Tahoe MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 6p
  Christmas Is You MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  Elves NEW Trailer Foreign/Fantasy/Drama Netflix
  The Great Chrismas Light Fight Reality competition ABC 9p
  Grim Sleeper: The Friends Speak SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses MINISERIESTrailer Game show TBS/Cartoon, 8p
Helen Mirren (!) hosts a four-part Harry Potter trivia game show (presumably because Mike Richards was unavailable).
The Hot Zone: Anthrax MINISERIESTrailer Drama Nat Geo, 9p
Though the original Hot Zone miniseries was based on a single book (and a real-life incident), Nat Geo has turned it into an ongoing anthology series that will no longer have any connection to Richard Preston's best-seller. Instead, this second season is set amidst the mail-based anthrax attacks in the United States in the months following 9/11, and recounts the FBI's search for the suspect responsible. Tony Goldwyn, Daniel Dae Kim, Harry Hamlin (playing anchorman Tom Brokaw), and Dylan Baker star in the six-hour series, which will air across three consecutive nights (with each episode also streaming the following day on Hulu).
  Miracle in Motor City MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Modern Marvels Reality History, 10p
  One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga SPECIAL Music CBS 8p
This misleadingly titled concert special (it's not the last time as far as TV goes; the pair have two more specials due this winter) was filmed during a pair of concerts at Radio City Music Hall in August.
  The Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha's Family Matters MINISERIES Reality Bravo, 9p
  Soul Train Awards SPECIAL Music BET, 8p
  The Toys That Built America NEW Trailer Reality History, 9p
  The Waltons' Homecoming MOVIE Drama CW 8p
This new made-for-TV movie stars Logan Shroyer, Ben Lawson, and Bellamy Young in a reboot of the long-running, 1930s-set CBS family drama series that aired decades before any CW viewer was born.
  The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration SPECIAL Special ABC 7p
MON / November 29
14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
Nepali climber Nirmal Purja attempts to shatter the time record for scaling the world's 14 tallest mountains (each exceeding 8,000 meters, or a bit over 26,000 feet)—hoping to do it in just seven months rather than the previous best time of seven years—in a new documentary produced by the team behind Free Solo.
  Adventures In Christmasing MOVIE Drama VH1, 9p
  The Black Pack: We Three Kings SPECIAL Variety CW 8p
  Burning MOVIE Documentary Prime Video
  CMA Country Christmas SPECIAL Music ABC 8p
  That's My Jam SPECIAL Game show NBC 10p
Special sneak preview of the Jimmy Fallon-hosted variety game show that will launch as a series in early 2022.
  Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
TUE / November 30
  Charlie's Colorforms City: Classic Tales With a Twist SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  Charlie's Colorforms City: The Lost Valentines Musical SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  Charlie's Colorforms City: Snowy Stories SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  A Chestnut Family Christmas MOVIE Trailer Drama OWN, 9p
  I Am Jazz Reality TLC, 10p
  Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  More the Merrier MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Saying Yes to Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Shipping Wars Reality A&E, 10p
The Summit of the Gods MOVIE Trailer Animation/Adventure Netflix
This French/Belgian production is a conventionally animated adaptation of the late Jiro Taniguchi's hit manga (itself based on a novel by Baku Yumemakura) about a journalist who embarks on a mountain-climbing expedition to search for a camera belonging to legendary mountaineer George Mallory—a camera that may contain evidence that Mallory was the first to summit Mount Everest. The film will also receive a limited theatrical release beginning November 24.

December premieres

WED / December 1
  Beebo Saves Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family CW 8p
  The Crown's Ancient Forest SPECIAL Reality Smithsonian, 8p
  Fruitcake Fraud MINISERIES Reality discovery+
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Comedy FXX 10p
Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight (and stream tomorrow on Hulu).
  JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Trailer Anime Netflix
  Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around SPECIAL Music/Variety NBC 10p
  Lost in Space Trailer Sci-fi/Drama/Family Netflix
  Match Made in Mistletoe MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
The Power of the Dog MOVIE Trailer Drama/Western Netflix
For her first film in 12 years, Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star) writes and directs an adaptation of the novel by Thomas Savage that chronicles a rift between two wealthy Montana rancher brothers in the 1920s after one of them sneaks off to get married. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Frances Conroy, and Keith Carradine head the strong cast, and Netflix will push the film for awards by debuting Dog in competition at Venice in September and in theaters on November 17 prior to today's streaming debut.
  Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller Reality Nat Geo, 9p
  Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas MOVIE Trailer Musical/Comedy/Drama Roku Channel
The canceled NBC series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is revived for a one-off holiday special on The Roku Channel. The special will double as a series finale, though strong viewership numbers could lead to additional Roku-exclusive episodes in the future.
THU / December 2
Annie Live! SPECIAL Musical/Live event NBC 8p
NBC's latest live musical event will star Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr., Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Nicole Scherzinger, and 12-year-old newcomer Celina Smith, who was cast in the lead role after a talent search.
Baking It NEW Reality competition Peacock
Cross The Great British Baking Show with NBC's Making It and you get this new feel-good, holiday-themed baking competition hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg. Baking It comes from the same team behind Making It (including producer Amy Poehler) and will feature amateur contestants in teams of two (who will be siblings, friends, spouses, and other combinations). And the judges? A panel of four grandmothers. All six episodes stream today.
  The Bitch Who Stole Christmas MOVIE Comedy VH1, 9p
  A Christmas Village Romance MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
Listening to Kenny G MOVIE Documentary/Music HBO 8p
Out of all of HBO's "Music Box" documentaries, you may think this is the one you'll want to skip. But you are wrong. The receipient of excellent reviews out of TIFF in September, Penny Lane's highly entertaining documentary knows that that the smooth jazz saxophonist (who participates in the film) is hated by as many (or more) music fans than those who adore him and buy his records by the millions. And her painstakingly researched, often humorous film doesn't just trace his life story but focuses a good chunk of time on the backlash while exploring the meaning of "good" and "bad" music through interviews with music critics, DJs, and scholars.
The Pact NEW Drama Sundance Now
  Queen of the Universe NEW Reality competition Paramount+
Single All the Way MOVIE Drama/Rom-com Netflix
FRI / December 3
  Alex Rider Trailer Drama IMDb TV
Benedetta MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama ($) Rent
Also opening in a few theaters in LA and NY today, the latest from director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Elle) was one of the most talked-about films at this year's Cannes, partially due to its quality (critics liked it but didn't love it) but mostly due to the fact that it's an often graphic film about a 17th century nun plagued by erotic visions who begins a steamy (and sacrilegious) affair with another nun. The adaptation of Judith C. Brown's nonfiction book Immodest Acts stars Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, and Daphne Patakia.
  Castle Falls MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller ($) Rent
  Chasing Ghislaine MINISERIES Reality ID, 8p
  Christmas Again MOVIE Family/Comedy Disney, 8p
  A Christmas Dance Reunion MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
Diary of a Wimpy Kid MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Disney+
  Funny Thing About Love MOVIE Rom-com ($) Rent
  The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Reality competition Netflix
Harlem NEW Trailer Comedy Prime Video
Megan Good, Grace Byers, Shoniqua Shandai, Jerrie Johnson, and Tyler LePley star (alongside guests like Whoopi Goldberg and Andrea Martin) in this 10-episode comedy series about four female friends in Harlem—think of it as a variation on Girlfriends and Sex and the City—created by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip).
  Home MOVIE Drama ($) Rent
  The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler MINISERIES Reality discovery+
  Money Heist Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  PEN15 Trailer Comedy Hulu
  Red Stone MOVIE Action/Thriller ($) Rent
  Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  This Game's Called Murder MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Rent
  Video Music Box MOVIE Documentary/Music Showtime 8p
SAT / December 4
  A Clüsterfünke Christmas MOVIE Comedy Comedy Central 7p
Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch write and star in a Comedy Central original holiday movie about a city dweller who moves to an almost obscenely named but quaint small town to run an inn. If you are suddenly thinking about Schitt's Creek, we're certain that's purely a coincidence.
  Holmes Family Rescue NEW Reality HGTV, 8p
  Jingle Bell Princess MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
SUN / December 5
  A Lot Like Christmas MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records MINISERIES Trailer Documentary/Music Epix, 10p
  My Favorite Christmas Melody MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Something's Coming: West Side Story SPECIAL Special ABC 7p
MON / December 6
  David and the Elves MOVIE   Netflix
  Hip Hop Family Christmas MOVIE Drama VH1, 9p
Landscapers MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 9p
Delayed both by COVID and a change in directors (from Alexander Payne to Will Sharpe) after first being announced in 2019, this four-episode crime drama is based on the true story of a seemingly ordinary British married couple, Susan Edwards (played by Olivia Colman) and Christopher Edwards (David Thewlis) who become the focus of a murder investigation when two bodies are discovered in their backyard. And they aren't the bodies of two strangers, but the decade-old corpses of Susan's parents. Series writer Ed Sinclair spent hours interviewing the real-life couple, who maintain their innocence, and other participants to create the darkly comedic, perspective-shifting series, while Sharpe (who previously collaborated with Colman in the Channel 4 series Flowers) takes a highly stylized approach to the visuals. Episodes will air weekly (and stream on HBO Max) on Mondays.
  Secretly Santa MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  A Very Boy Band Holiday SPECIAL Music ABC 8p
TUE / December 7
  2021 People's Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC 9p
Abbott Elementary NEW Comedy ABC 9:30p
Special sneak preview tonight; regular series premiere is January 4 at 9p. Quinta Brunson (A Black Lady Sketch Show) is the creator and star of this workplace comedy set in a Philadelphia public school.
  Centaurworld Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  Christmas Movie Magic MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  A Sisterly Christmas MOVIE Trailer Drama OWN, 9p
  The Wishing Tree MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
WED / December 8
  Christmas Around the World SPECIAL Reality/Variety CW 8p
  Christmas With a Crown MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Dr. Pimple Popper: A Pimple Carol SPECIAL Reality TLC, 10p
THU / December 9
  Anne Boleyn MINISERIES Drama AMC+
Jodie Turner-Smith, Paapa Essiedu, Mark Stanley, and Lola Petticrew head the diverse cast for this three-part historical thriller set at the end of the titular Queen's life. Reviews were mixed-to-decent when the series premiered in the UK earlier this year.
  A Fiancé for Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Flip or Flop Reality HGTV, 9p
  The Housewives of the North Pole MOVIE Drama Peacock
Mr. Saturday Night MOVIE Documentary/Music HBO 8p
The focus of HBO's latest "Music Box" documentary is an Australian businessman, artist manager, and producer named Robert Stigwood. He may not be a household name, but as John Maggio's film demonstrates, he is a key figure in the melding of Hollywood and the music industry. Among other achievements, he purchased the film rights to a 1976 magazine article about New York's nightclub scene and turned it into a movie called Saturday Night Fever, which spawned perhaps the most successful soundtrack album in history.
FRI / December 10
  Agnes MOVIE Horror/Thriller ($) Rent
  American Refugee MOVIE Horror/Thriller ($) Rent
  American Sicario MOVIE Trailer Action/Drama ($) Rent
  Aranyak NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
Back to the Outback MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
A group of reptiles plan an escape from the zoo where they are held captive in an animated family comedy featuring the voices of Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Jacki Weaver, Eric Bana, Keith Urban, and Guy Pearce.
  Crossing Swords Trailer Animation/Comedy Hulu
Encounter MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Thriller Prime Video
A father (Riz Ahmed) embarks on a dangerous mission to save his two sons from an alien threat in an Amazon sci-fi thriller that will also play in theaters beginning December 3rd.
The Expanse Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Prime Video
The show's final season will stream weekly on Fridays through January 14th.
  For Auld Lang Syne SPECIAL Animation/Family Apple TV+
Apple's first original Peanuts holiday special finds the gang planning a New Year's Eve celebration.
  Holiday in Santa Fe MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
Mosley MOVIE Animation/Family ($) Rent
  Play-Doh Squished SPECIAL Reality competition IMDb TV
  Ricky Powell: The Individualist MOVIE Documentary/Music Showtime 8p
The Unforgivable MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Sandra Bullock stars as a woman who encounters difficulty rejoining society after serving a prison sentence for committing a violent crime. Jon Bernthal and Vincent D'Onofrio also star for director Nora Fingscheidt (a German director making her English-language debut), and the Netflix film will also play in theaters beginning November 24.
SAT / December 11
  A Christmas Miracle for Daisy MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  The Holiday Fix Up MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Hot Mess Holiday MOVIE Comedy Comedy Central 7p
The second of two Comedy Central original holiday movies this month deals not with Christmas but Diwali. Surina Jindal, Melanie Chandra, Kal Penn, Tituss Burgess, Chris Geere, and Chris Parnell head the cast.
  The Hungry and the Hairy NEW Trailer Foreign/Reality Netflix
The Real Charlie Chaplin MOVIE Trailer Documentary Showtime 8p
SUN / December 12
  70th Miss Universe Competition SPECIAL Live event Fox 7p
  90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Reality TLC, 8p
  A Christmas Star MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2021 SPECIAL Special CW 9p
  People Presents: Blending Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  White House Christmas 2021 SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 6p
MON / December 13
American Auto NEW Comedy NBC 10p
The latest workplace sitcom from Superstore creator Justin Spitzer is set in Detroit at the headquarters of a major automotive company struggling to adapt to a changing industry. The single-camera comedy stars Ana Gasteyer, jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White and X Mayo. Two episodes air back-to-back tonight as a special sneak preview, with the series then returning for its regular run sometime in early 2022.
  Gordon Ramsay's Road Trip: European Vacation SPECIAL Reality Fox 8p
  House Hunters Ho Ho Home NEW Reality HGTV, 10p
The only House Hunters spinoff (so far) to feature a real estate agent who doubles as a "world-famous strongman and well-known Santa impersonator" airs each weeknight this week.
  Let's Get Merried MOVIE Drama VH1, 9p
  Maps and Mistletoe MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition Reality VH1, 8p
TUE / December 14
  A Christmas Stray MOVIE Trailer Drama OWN, 9p
  Fixer to Fabulous Holiday Surprise SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 9p
  The Future Diary [2021 reboot] NEW Trailer Foreign/Reality Netflix
  Ghosts of Christmas Past MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Gordon Ramsay's Road Trip: Christmas Vacation SPECIAL Reality Fox 9p
Grand Crew NEW Comedy NBC 8p
Phil Augusta Jackson, a writer on critically acclaimed comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Insecure, is the creator of this Los Angeles-set comedy about a group of friends who bond at a wine bar. (Yes, there are six of them—that TV rule cannot be broken.) Nicole Byer, Carl Tart, Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, and Grasie Mercedes star. Tonight brings a two-episode sneak peak, though the series won't have its official premiere (and additional episodes) until early next year.
  StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
WED / December 15
  The Enchanted Christmas Cake MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Foodtastic NEW Reality competition Disney+
The Hand of God MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
Also playing in theaters (beginning December 3rd), the latest Italian drama from Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, Il Divo, HBO's The Young Pope) is a coming of age tale set in 1980s Naples—where Sorrentino himself grew up—as an awkward teenage boy with an eccentric family finds his life upended after an incident involving soccer great Diego Maradona.
  iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021 SPECIAL Music CW 8p
  Kenan SPECIAL Comedy NBC 8:30p
Season 2 won't air until next year, but today brings an all-new holiday episode.
  Mr. Mayor SPECIAL Comedy NBC 9p
Season 2 won't air until next year, but today brings an all-new holiday episode.
  Young Rock SPECIAL Comedy NBC 8p
Season 2 won't air until next year, but today brings an all-new holiday episode.
THU / December 16
A California Christmas: City Lights MOVIE Drama Netflix
  Christmas by Chance MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Dogs of the Year 2021 SPECIAL Reality CW 8p
  Firebite NEW Drama/Fantasy/Horror AMC+
Streaming weekly, the eight-episode Australian vampire series stars Yael Stone and Rob Collins.
  Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss MOVIE Documentary/Music HBO 8p
The late rapper is the subject of a documentary by Tommy Oliver. Fans can look forward to previously unreleased music and footage from the Chicago artist.
Station Eleven MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO Max
Too soon? That is the big question facing this HBO Max adaptation of the award-winning 2014 novel by Emily St. John Mandel that depicts a world ravaged by a pandemic—in this case, an extremely deadly flu. The 10-episode limited series was commissoned nearly six months before the all-too-real COVID pandemic began to make headlines, and whether or not audiences are ready to treat a viral contagion as entertainment remains to be seen (though Station Eleven's far more apocalyptic scenario may make COVID seem tame and manageable by comparison). Spanning multiple timelines (but mostly focusing on the aftermath), the series comes from Patrick Somerville (Made for Love) and counts Hiro Murai (Atlanta), Helen Shaver (Vikings), and Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones) among its directors. The ensemble cast includes Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, David Wilmot, Matilda Lawler, Philippine Velge, Daniel Zovatto, Lori Petty, Nabhaan Rizwan, and Gael Garcìa Bernal.
FRI / December 17
  89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade SPECIAL Special CW 8p
  Mistletoe in Montana MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
Mother/Android MOVIE Sci-fi/Thriller Hulu
A couple (Chloë Grace Moretz, Algee Smith) journey to evade an android uprising in a thriller set in the near future.
The Novice MOVIE Drama/Thriller ($) Rent
Writer-director Lauren Hadaway based her feature debut on her own experiences as a competitive college rower. Tracking freshman Alex Dall (Orphan's Isabell Fuhrman) as she obsesses over making the top varsity boat, The Novice won multiple awards at this year's Tribeca Festival, including the top prize for best narrative feature (U.S.). It also plays in theaters beginning today.
  Rolling Like Thunder MOVIE Documentary Showtime 8p
Swan Song MOVIE Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Apple TV+
Making a simultaneous streaming and theatrical debut (and not to be confused with another 2021 movie also called Swan Song), this near-future drama from first-time feature director Benjamin Cleary stars Mahershala Ali as a husband and father who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and is given an unusual option by his doctor (Glenn Close) that will shield his family from the grief of losing him—at a price. Naomie Harris and Awkwafina also star.
The Witcher Trailer Drama/Fantasy Netflix
With Love NEW Rom-com Prime Video
Amazon's new holiday rom-com series spends a year with a pair of siblings (Emeraude Toubia and Mark Indelicato) as they search for love. The first season will feature five one-hour episodes, each set during a different holiday throughout the year.
SAT / December 18
  The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Holmes for the Holidays SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 8p
  Toying With the Holidays MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  When Hope Calls Drama GAC Family, 8p
The series formerly airing on Hallmark Movies Now moves to the channel formerly known as Great American Country.
SUN / December 19
1883 NEW Trailer Drama Paramount+
This streaming-only Yellowstone prequel series follows the Dutton family on a journey through the Great Plains in the late 19th century and stars Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill, while Billy Bob Thornton guests.
  Home Town: Ben's Holiday Workshop SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 8p
  Joy for Christmas MOVIE Drama GAC Family, 8p
  Under the Christmas Tree MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
MON / December 20
  100 Day Dream Home Reality HGTV, 8p
  Candy Cane Candidate MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Dynasty Drama CW 8p
  Miracles Across 125th Street MOVIE Drama VH1, 9p
TUE / December 21
Being the Ricardos MOVIE Trailer Drama Prime Video
Streaming on Amazon following a brief theatrical run (which begins December 10), the latest feature from writer-director Aaron Sorkin unfolds over the course of one week during the filming of the famed sitcom I Love Lucy. Nicole Kidman (rather improbably) plays Lucille Ball, while Javier Bardem portrays Desi Arnaz. As for Fred and Ethel? That would be J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda.
  The Christmas Ball MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
  Fantasy Island SPECIAL Drama Fox 8p
Special two-hour holiday episode.
  Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
WED / December 22
Emily in Paris Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
  Grumpy Christmas MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  It Takes a Christmas Village MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
The Matrix Resurrections MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Thriller/Action HBO Max
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith return for the first Matrix film since 2003. The fourth entry in the franchise finds Lana Wachowski directing solo for the first time and also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (as Morpheus, the role originated by Laurence Fishburne), Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Jessica Henwick. It will stream for one month on HBO Max beginning today, when it is also released in theaters.
THU / December 23
  Dead Man's Switch MOVIE Documentary discovery+
  Dragons: The Nine Realms NEW Trailer Animation/Family Hulu/Peacock
  Rebuilding a Dream Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
FRI / December 24
  1000 Miles From Christmas MOVIE Foreign/Family/Comedy Netflix
Don't Look Up MOVIE Trailer Clip Comedy Netflix
Adam McKay's first feature film since 2018's Vice is a comedy about two minor astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) who believe they've made a startling discovery: A comet is about to collide with Earth. But now comes the hard part: convincing the world that they are right. Does Meryl Streep play the President of the United States? Why yes, she does. The huge ensemble also features Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande, Tyler Perry, Gina Gershon, Chris Evans, Matthew Perry, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, and Kid Cudi. Don't Look Up will open in theaters on December 10 prior to today's streaming debut, just in case anyone is considering nominating Streep for an Oscar. (It never hurts to try.)
  Hot Chocolate Holiday MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
SAT / December 25
  Writing Around the Christmas Tree MOVIE Drama Lifeitme, 8p
SUN / December 26
  Claws Trailer Drama/Comedy TNT, 9p
  Holiday Wars: Champion Cake Off SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 9p
TUE / December 28
  Popstar's Best of 2021 SPECIAL Special CW 8p
WED / December 29
The Book of Boba Fett NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Disney+
Temuera Morrison (playing Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (as fellow bounty hunter Fennec Shand) star in a spinoff from the hit Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian that is set (at least in part) on Tatooine. Robert Rodriguez, who directed the Mandalorian episode that saw the return of Fett (a character that was first seen in The Empire Strikes Back—or, if you prefer, the Star Wars Holiday Special), will direct multiple episodes of the new series and serve as a producer alongside Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni (both of whom will also direct episodes, as will fellow Mandalorian director Bryce Dallas Howard).
FRI / December 31
  Cobra Kai Trailer Drama/Comedy Netflix
  Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022 SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p
  iGilbert MOVIE Drama ($) Rent
The Lost Daughter MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Also opening in theaters on December 17 following a debut on the fall festival circuit, Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut is an adaptation of the 2006 novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante (the Italian author best known for My Brilliant Friend). Olivia Colman stars as a woman whose solo summer seaside vacation turns sour when she becomes obsessed with another family whose activities trigger unhappy memories of her own past as a young mother. Gyllenhaal also wrote the script and enlisted a strong cast that also includes Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal, Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris, and Peter Sarsgaard.
  New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash SPECIAL Live event/Music CBS 8p

January premieres

SUN / January 2, 2022
Around the World in 80 Days MINISERIES Trailer Drama/Family PBS 8p
David Tennant stars as explorer Phileas Fogg in a new limited series adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel, airing on Masterpiece in the U.S.
  Home Town Reality HGTV, 8p
Next Level Chef NEW Trailer Reality competition Fox 8p ET / 5p PT
Gordon Ramsay's newest cooking competition debuts tonight immediately following football nationwide. Subsequent episodes will air Wednesdays at 9p beginning Jan. 5.
MON / January 3
  9-1-1: Lone Star Trailer Drama Fox 8p
  The Bachelor Reality ABC 8p
  The Cleaning Lady NEW Drama Fox 9p
An adaptation of an Argentinian series, The Cleaning Lady centers on a doctor (Elodie Yung) who brings her ailing son to the United States to obtain medical treatment. When the system fails her, she is forced into hiding and becomes a cleaning lady for the mob.
TUE / January 4
Abbott Elementary NEW Comedy ABC 9p
Quinta Brunson (A Black Lady Sketch Show) is the creator and star of this workplace comedy set in a Philadelphia public school.
  black-ish Comedy ABC 9:30p
  Gordon Ramsay's Road Trip: Greek Vacation SPECIAL Reality Fox 8p
  Queens Drama ABC 10p
WED / January 5
  AEW: Dynamite Sports TBS, 8p
The wrestling series moves to TBS from TNT..
  The Chase Game show ABC 10p
  The Conners Comedy ABC 9p
  Fixer Upper: Welcome Home Reality Magnolia, 9p ET
Cable television debut of the previously-streamed series marks the premiere of Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network, which replaces the DIY Network on your cable dial. (You still have a dial, right?)
  The Goldbergs Comedy ABC 8p
  Home Economics Comedy ABC 9:30p
  I Can See Your Voice Reality competition Fox 8p
  Rebelde [2022 reboot] NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  The Wonder Years Comedy ABC 8:30p
THU / January 6
  Go-Big Show Reality competition TBS, 9p
  Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer NEW Reality competition Fox 8p
A reboot of the much-maligned reality series (that last aired in 2003) finds two bachelors competiting to woo 20 single women. The catch here is that one of the bachelors is secretly a millionaire while the other is not. Tonight's premiere runs two hours.
Women of the Movement MINISERIES Trailer Drama ABC 8p
With six episodes spread across three consecutive Thursdays, this ABC limited series recounts the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley (played by Tony-winner Adrienne Warren) and her quest for justice after the lynching of her 14-year-old son Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955. Her actions helped kickstart America's civil rights movement. The cast also includes Tonya Pinkins, Cedric Joe, Ray Fisher, Glynn Turman, Chris Coy, Carter Jenkins, and Julia McDermott, while directors include Kasi Lemmons and Gina Prince-Bythewood (and producers include Jay Z and Will Smith). Devery S. Anderson's book on Emmett Till serves as the source material for the miniseries, and the plan is for Women of the Movement to eventually become an anthology series with future installments chronicling later events in the movement.
FRI / January 7
  Nancy Drew Drama CW 9p
  Penn & Teller: Fool Us Reality CW 8p
  Search Party Comedy HBO Max
The Tender Bar MOVIE Trailer Drama Prime Video
George Clooney directs an adaptation of Pulitzer-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer's memoir of the same name, with a screenplay by William Monahan (The Departed). Tye Sheridan plays the young J.R. as he escapes his chaotic, fatherless home life by frequently taking refuge in a local pub where his uncle (Ben Affleck) works as a bartender. In the process, he befriends many of the bar's regulars (and basically experiences a real-life version of the Cheers theme song). Lily Rabe and Christopher Lloyd also star. Amazon will also bring the film to theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 17 and elsewhere on December 22.
SAT / January 8
  Whose Line Is It Anyway? Comedy CW 8p
  World's Funniest Animals Comedy/Reality CW 9p
SUN / January 9
  27th Annual Critics Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event CW/TBS 7p
All Creatures Great and Small Drama PBS 9p
Call Me Kat Comedy Fox 8p ET / 5p PT
Airs immediately following football nationwide. The series will then move to Thursdays at 9p beginning Jan. 13.
Pivoting NEW Trailer Comedy Fox 8:30p ET
Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Maggie Q star as three women dealing with the death of their childhood friend. Yes, it really is a comedy, and it finds the three reacting to the loss of their friend by making a series of "impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions." Tonight's premiere will air simultaneously in all time zones (which means a 5:30p start on the West Coast), and subsequent episodes will air Thursdays at 9:30p beginning Jan. 13.
The Righeous Gemstones Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
Jason Schwartzman, Eric Andre, and Eric Roberts are among the guests for this long-delayed second season of the HBO cult hit comedy. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight.
TUE / January 11
  American Masters Documentary/Anthology PBS 9p
Naomi NEW Trailer Drama CW 9p
The CW's latest DC Comics series comes not from producer Greg Berlanti but from Ava DuVernay (with Jill Blankenship). Kaci Walfall (The Equalizer) stars as the titular Naomi, an adopted Black teenager and comic book nerd who is caught in a supernatural event that strikes her small hometown.
  Superman & Lois Drama CW 8p
  Wipeout Game show TBS, 9p
WED / January 12
  Batwoman Drama CW 9p
  DC's Legends of Tomorrow Drama CW 8p
THU / January 13
  The Journalist NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
Peacemaker NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy HBO Max
This eight-episode series spinoff from James Gunn's recent film The Suicide Squad finds John Cena reprising his role as the title character. Also returning from the film is Gunn himself, who is writing the entire series and directing multiple episodes (including tonight's opener), as well as Steve Agee, who returns to play John Economos, and Jennifer Holland (once again playing Emilia Harcourt). New cast members include Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Chukwudi Iwuji, Freddie Stroma, and Chris Conrad, while directors aside from Gunn include Jody Hill, Brad Anderson, and Rosemary Rodriguez. HBO Max is billing the series as an action-adventure-comedy that will reveal the origins of Cena's character.
FRI / January 14
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Prime Video
The fourth installment in the animated film series was sold by Sony to Amazon, which will make it a straight-to-Prime Video exclusive.
  La Patasola MOVIE Horror ($) Rent
The Tragedy of Macbeth MOVIE Trailer Drama Apple TV+
Working without his brother Ethan for the first time, Joel Coen directs a noir-ish, black-and-white take on Shakespeare's Macbeth starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as an older-than-normal Lord and Lady Macbeth. (The age change is intended to give the characters greater urgency in their actions, and the altered title of the film is also intended to reflect this new take.) Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, Brendan Gleeson, and Harry Melling also star. The film, which received excellent reviews out of its NY Film Festival debut in September, will also receive a limited theatrical run (mainly to qualify for awards) beginning on Christmas Day.
SUN / January 16
  Britannia Trailer Drama Epix, tbd
  Legends of the Hidden Temple Game show CW 8p
  Two Sentence Horror Stories Drama/Horror/Anthology CW 9p
MON / January 17
  The 4400 Sci-fi/Drama CW 9p
THU / January 20
  Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Talk/Comedy TBS, tbd
FRI / January 21
A Hero MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama Prime Video
Also opening in select theaters on January 7, the latest from Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman) returns him to Iran for another twisty moral tale centering on a man whose attempt to pay off a debt leads him down a slippery path. Critics had good things to say about the film when it debuted at Cannes last summer.
Ozark Trailer Drama Netflix
Servant Trailer Drama/Horror Apple TV+
  A Shot Through the Wall MOVIE Drama/Thriller ($) Rent
SUN / January 23
  Billions Trailer Drama Showtime
MON / January 24
  American Dad! Animation/Comedy TBS, tbd
Promised Land NEW Drama ABC 10p
ABC's new Latinx soap is set in California's Sonoma Valley and stars John Ortiz, Cecilia Suárez, Augusto Aguilera, Christina Ochoa, Mariel Molino, Tonatiuh, Andres Velez, Katya Martin, Bellamy Young, and Rolando Chusan.
Snowpiercer Drama/Sci-fi TNT, tbd
THU / January 27
  Legacies Drama CW 9p
  Walker Drama CW 8p
SUN / January 30
Monarch NEW Trailer Drama Fox 10p ET*
* Episode airs immediately following the NFC Championship game in all time zones. Fox's country music drama follows the Roman family, a multi-generational country music dynasty whose image of honesty is threatened by the revelation of secrets from their past. Michael Rauch (Royal Pains) produces the drama, which comes from Melissa London Hilfers (Instinct) and stars Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel, Trace Adkins, Beth Ditto, Joshua Sasse, and Inigo Pascual. Another episode airs Tuesday 2/1 at 9p.
MON / January 31
  64th Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music CBS 8p ET

Later 2022 premieres

TUE / February 1
  The Resident Drama Fox 8p
FRI / February 4
  The Legend of Vox Machina NEW Animation/Fantasy Prime Video
Already renewed for a 2nd season, this adult animated Amazon original is a series adaptation of Critical Role's Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, with this first season adapting their first campaign (which streamed on Twitch and YouTube from 2015-17). The original Critical Role cast members return to voice their animated fantasy selves.
  Through My Window (A Través De Mi Ventana) MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Rom-com Netflix
TUE / February 8
  The Fabulous Filipino Brothers MOVIE Rom-com ($) Rent/Buy
FRI / February 11
I Want You Back MOVIE Comedy Prime Video
SUN / February 13
  Super Bowl LVI SPECIAL Sports NBC tbd
SUN / February 20
  From NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi/Horror Epix, tbd
  The Walking Dead Trailer Drama/Horror AMC 9p
SUN / February 21
  All American Drama CW 8p
  All American: Homecoming NEW Drama CW 9p
This All American spinoff series follows a pair of elite collegiate athletes (one in tennis, the other baseball) who attend a prestigious HBCU. Geffri Maya and Peyton Alex Smith lead the cast.
SUN / February 27
  28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event TNT/TBS, 8p ET
SUN / March 6
  37th Independent Spirit Awards SPECIAL Live event network tbd, 8p ET
  Riverdale Drama CW 8p
WED / March 9
  The Flash Drama CW 8p
  Kung Fu Drama CW 9p
THU / March 10
The Orville: New Horizons Comedy/Sci-fi Hulu
Returning with new episodes for the first time in three years, Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek spoof finds the show moving from Fox to Hulu for its third season and adopting an altered title.
FRI / March 11
  Charmed Drama CW 8p
  Dynasty Drama CW 9p
SUN / March 20
Sanditon Drama PBS 9p
SUN / March 27
  94th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
A post-apocalyptic America celebrates the past year's most-promoted films.
SUN / April 3
  CMT Music Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
The awards show with a TV network in its name will no longer air on that TV network, because ... synergy?
FRI / September 2
  untitled but insanely expensive Lord of the Rings series NEW Drama/Fantasy Prime Video
What will likely be the most expensive TV series of all time—with a budget reportedly twice that for the entire LOTR film trilogy, though it does come with free two-day shipping—finally makes its debut after years of production. Filmed in New Zealand like Peter Jackson's movies, the series is not directly adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's books but instead depicts a brand new story set in the same world (but taking place in the "Second Age," several millennia prior to the events of The Hobbit.) J.A. Bayona directs the first two episodes, while the remaining S1 episodes come from Wayne Che Yip and Charlotte Brandstrom. Those episodes will stream weekly rather than all at once, and a second season has already been ordered.



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Comments (297)

  • asmanraj  

    Corrections: The MTV EMAs will air at 7 pm on Sunday 11/14, and Season 2 of 12 Dates of Christmas will premiere on Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving).

  • asmanraj  

    The 2021 Soul Train Awards will air on Sunday, Nov. 28, not Saturday, November 20th.

  • asmanraj  

    The 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards are slated to air Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. ET on MTV, and the second season of 12 Dates of Christmas will premiere on HBO Max on Thursday, December 9th.

  • paul_kolas  

    "Around the World in 80 Days," starring David Tennant, premieres on PBS Masterpiece on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

  • paul_kolas  

    "Billions" returns to Showtime on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

  • paul_kolas  

    Neill Blomkamp's "Oats Studios," a series of experimental short films that envision post apocalyptic worlds and nightmarish scenarios, premieres on Netflix this Friday, October 1.

  • patrikhilonsejo  

    Although I don't usually comment on blogs, Maasalong your article is convincing enough that I can't help but to write something. Keep up the great work, Man.

  • asmanraj  

    The 55th Annual CMA Awards will air on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 pm EST on ABC.

  • paul_kolas  

    Season 3 of "Succession" premieres on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, October 17.

  • paul_kolas  

    Season 3 of "You" premieres on Netflix Friday, October 15

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