A pile of holiday TV is balanced by a handful of series debuts this week on November 23rd.
Thanksgiving is on, which means the premiere schedule is relatively easy. Except when it comes to holiday programming. More than a dozen original films and more than 20 new and classic promotions will be screened this week – all marked in The Hollywood reporterholiday TV guide.
As for the unfriendly things, a pair of long-awaited premieres of relatively new streamers are offered, as well as the Dancing With the Stars finale and the usual Thanksgiving buffet in NFL games.
here it is THRa review of some of the highlights next week. It would be almost impossible to watch everything, but let it be THR point the way to decent options each week. All hours are ET / PT, unless marked.
The big show
It was 2020, Zack Morris was governor of California and his disastrous education policy forced a number of schools to close, with some of these students moving to his alma mater, Bayside High.
This is the prerequisite for the revival / continuation of Peacock Preserved by the bellstarring original stars Elizabeth Berkeley Lauren and Mario Lopez in regular roles and a high school cast led by Josie Totakh, Belmont Camelli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hugh, Alicia Pascual-Pena and Haskiri Velazquez. The series created by Tacey Wigfield (30 Rock), premiered on Wednesday at Peacock. Wigfield also discussed the show THR̵
Also for streaming …
Kaylee Cuoco participates in The flight attendant (Thursday, HBO Max), “nimble mystery” THR critic Daniel Fienberg says it is “the television equivalent of beach reading.” Documents Texas 6 (Thursday, CBS All Access) tracks six men on a high school team in a small town. Second season of romantic drama Virgo River bow Friday at Netflix.
On broadcast …
Final: Four celebrities – Caitlin Bristow, Justina Machado, Nelly and Nev Shulman – and their partners made the finale of I dance with the stars’29 cycle. They will compete for the mirror ball trophy in the season finale of the show at 8pm on Monday on ABC.
Football: The NFL Games Annual List, as usual, is a trio: Houston in Detroit (11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT) leads, followed by Washington in Dallas (3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m.) ET, Fox) and Baltimore, Pittsburgh (7:20 p.m. ET / 16:20 p.m. ET, NBC).
Network debut: Four years after its Netflix premiere, four episodes Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life makes his debut on the air. The miniseries, a sequel to WB / CW’s favorite show, follows Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel) and the other regular stars of Stars Hollow over four seasons. It airs for four nights on The CW, starting at 8pm on Monday.
On the cable …
New: Based on the 1947 film (and Rumer Godden’s novel), Black Narcissus (20:00 Monday, FX) follows a group of nuns tasked with opening a monastery in the Himalayas. THR’s Daniel Fienberg says he’s “visually beautiful [and] solidly acted, “but does not necessarily replace the original.
Also new: HBO takes a new look at one of the most famous criminal cases of the 20th century in its documentary The mystery of DB Cooper (21:00 Wednesday).
Special: Jeff Dunham’s completely unrehearsed last minute pandemic vacation (8pm Friday, Comedy Central) is the network’s first special comic and ventriloquist in six years. The show, the first in three special cable deals, includes virtually all new material.
Awards: Tisha Campbell and Ticina Arnold are hosting the Soul Train 2020 Awards (21:00, November 29, BET, VH1, BET Her and MTV2). HE is the leading nominee who has received eight awards.
In case you missed it …
We are the champions has an old school, Wide world of sports vibe, as it spans the globe to bring you the constant variety of … maybe not exactly “sport” but competition. The six-episode series, narrated by Ryan Wilson, features contestants in events such as cooking cheese, eating chili peppers, jumping frogs and dancing dogs – that is, people ballroom dancing with canine partners. Broadcast on Netflix.