Friday, Oct. 28: Astros vs. Phillies in 2022 World Series on FOX – Channel Guide Magazine

Friday, Oct. 28: Astros vs. Phillies in 2022 World Series on FOX – Channel Guide Magazine

All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.
2022 World Series: Game 1
FOX, 8pm Live

The American League champion Houston Astros and the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies begin the best-of-seven-game World Series, with Game 1 tonight at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. FOX has exclusive coverage of the series, which would end on Nov. 5 if a seventh game is needed.
The 2022 World Series is officially set. 🏆 #Postseason
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 24, 2022

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Apple TV+ (streams free for everyone today through Oct. 31)

Although the beloved Peanuts holiday specials are now exclusively available on the Apple TV+ streaming service, they had been given one-time broadcasts on PBS the last few years. PBS has confirmed, however, that this year they do not have the rights to air these programs. Apple TV+ subscribers can view the specials all year long, but even if you don’t subscribe, you can watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for free on the streamer beginning today through Monday (Halloween). A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas will similarly be available in November and December, respectively.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Feature Film Exclusive!

Erich Maria Remarque’s famed 1928 anti-war novel gets its latest adaptation in this German production that has been announced as that country’s submission in the Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards. The story follows Paul (Felix Kammerer), a young German soldier on the front lines of World War I, where he and his comrades experience firsthand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and for each other. Daniel Brühl also stars.
Big Mouth
Season Premiere!

Season 6 of the adult animated comedy about the glorious nightmare that is puberty focuses on the theme of family as the beloved characters continue each of their journeys, discovering that while you can’t always pick your family, you can surround yourself with those who love you for who you are. Cocreator Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph and Jordan Peele lead the voice cast. The series has been renewed for Season 7.
Drink Masters
New Series!

Tone Bell hosts this competition series in which 12 of the world’s most innovative mixologists infuse, stir and blend their way through a series of high-stakes cocktail challenges to win a life-changing prize and the title of the Ultimate Drink Master.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Season Finale!

The first season of creator/executive producer Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology concludes as two new episodes drop today: “The Outside,” an adaptation of Emily Carroll’s short story written by Haley Z. Boston, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), and starring Kate Micucci and Martin Starr; and “Graveyard Rats,” with David Hewlett leading writer/director Vincenzo Natali’s (Splice) adaptation of Henry Kuttner’s pulp horror tale.
Wendell & Wild
Feature Film Exclusive!

Jordan Peele is a cowriter (with director Henry Selick) and producer, and lends his voice to, this stop-motion animated fantasy about scheming demon brothers Wendell (voice of Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele), who enlist the aid of Kat Elliot (Lyric Ross) — a tough teen with a load of guilt — to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a bizarre and comedic adventure.
The Devil’s Hour
Prime Video
New Series!

A woman (Jessica Raine) who is awakened by terrifying visions every night at 3:33am finds herself inexplicably connected to a string of brutal murders, which may give her the answers to this nightly trauma that have evaded her for years. Peter Capaldi costars in the six-episode thriller.
My Nightmare Office Affair
LMN, 8pm

This world television movie premiere finds Nick, a successful executive with a picture-perfect family, including a loving wife and adorable daughter, seduced by a colleague who desperately wants children of her own. When Nick tries to break things off, he finds himself in a dangerous game with her that threatens his job, his family and his life. Stars Laurie Fortier, Marc Herrmann, Kristi Murdock and Matthew Pohlkamp.
Capital One College Bowl: “Semifinals/Championship”
NBC, beginning at 8pm
Season Finale!

Season 2 concludes with back-to-back hourlong episodes, beginning with the semifinals and concluding with the championship. Entering the evening, four teams are left to compete for the two championship spots: BYU vs. returning champ Columbia, and Georgia vs. Penn State. The two semifinals winners will then clash in the championship to take home the Capital One College Bowl trophy and the majority of $1 million in scholarship money.
Paranormal Pictures
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies gets a few days’ head start on Halloween with tonight’s triple feature of famous cinematic supernatural tales. The evening begins with Poltergeist (1982), coproducer/-writer Steven Spielberg and director Tobe Hooper’s dazzling collaboration that was one of the first major productions to update the haunted-house film from a creepy old country manor to a tract home in modern suburbia. Next, Deborah Kerr gives a fantastic performance in The Innocents (1961), a ghost story/psychological thriller that adapts Henry James’ novella The Turn of the Screw. She plays a governess watching over two children in a large estate who comes to fear that her charges are being possessed by the spirits of the home’s former servants; but is she actually losing her mind? Finally, Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie lead director Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 thriller Don’t Look Now, an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s short story that is making its TCM premiere. They play a married couple who travel to Venice while grieving the recent accidental death of their young daughter. There they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and tells the parents their daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger.
Shock Doc: Ghosts of Flight 401
Travel Channel, 8pm; also streams on discovery+

This two-hour Shock Doc special investigates one of the greatest supernatural mysteries in U.S. history, which began on Dec. 29, 1972, when Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing over 100 people. Soon after, ghosts from the flight reportedly began haunting the land and other planes. Paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and psychic medium Cindy Kaza will attempt to make contact with these spirits to find out the horrifying truth about what really happened that fateful night.
Fire Country: “Work, Don’t Worry”
CBS, 9pm

The crew engages in a search and rescue mission after a building collapses in the new episode “Work, Don’t Worry.”
Dia de los Muertos
PBS, 9pm

Celebrate the popular tradition observed by people of Mexican heritage everywhere with this hourlong musical and cultural fiesta featuring rock greats Los Lobos, salsa-rap-reggae-funk band Ozomatli and all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache.
Urban Legend
Travel Channel, 10pm; also streams on discovery+
New Series!

Horror filmmaker Eli Roth is a creative guide behind this nightmarish anthology series that showcases classic urban legends as you’ve never seen them before. Based on widely shared “true” stories that happened to a friend of a friend … of a friend, each episode is a mini horror film cinematically crafted to deliver a tension-fueled experience through disturbing tales of lurking psychopaths, murderous mysteries, creepy creatures and more.
College Football: Florida vs. Georgia
CBS, 3:30pm Live

The football rivalry between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs is renewed today at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Georgia has won four of the last five matchups.
Women’s Soccer: NWSL Championship: Portland vs. Kansas City
CBS, 8pm Live

The National Women’s Soccer League concludes its 2022 season with the championship match between the Portland Thorns and the Kansas City Current at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
An Amish Sin
Lifetime, 8pm

This world television film premiere is inspired by true stories. The film follows Rachel, an Amish teen who refuses to obey her parent’s command that she marry the man who abused her as a child. When Rachel attempts to run away, she is caught and sent to a “rehab” for Amish girls who don’t follow the rules. Managing to escape from the facility, she makes her way to a neighboring city, where she has to learn to live — and find her place — in the world. Stars Dylan Ratzlaff, Kellie Martin and Rukiya Bernard.
Star of the Month: Robots
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Saturday night salute to cinematic cyborgs, robots and the like concludes with tonight’s double feature, which begins with Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), featuring the King of the Monsters going up against a robotic version of himself unleashed on Earth by aliens. Along with Mechagodzilla, the movie also introduced the giant monster King Caesar to Toho Studio’s original stable of kaiju creations. Next is director Wes Craven’s sci-fi/horror film Deadly Friend (1986), about a teenage computer prodigy (Matthew Laborteaux) who implants a robot’s microprocessor into the brain of his teenage neighbor (Kristy Swanson) to save her after she is pronounced brain dead. It works, but unfortunately, the rejuvenated girl soon begins a killing spree in their neighborhood.
Help! I Wrecked My House: “You Don’t Complete Me”
HGTV, 9pm

It’s been 10 years since Audrey and Darin moved into their functionally challenged home where Audrey has taken matters into her own hands with projects that are impossible to finish. Armed with a budget of $120,000, Jasmine Roth reconfigures their awkward layout to create a warm California coastal vibe and double the size of their small, tired kitchen.
NFL Icons
EPIX, 10pm
Season Finale!

Season 2 of this docuseries from NFL Films features Tony Dungy, the first Black head coach to win a Super Bowl, reflecting on his unconventional path to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also featured are stories of his groundbreaking coaching career and mentorship, and his relationships with other coaches and players ranging from Chuck Noll to Michael Vick.
Christmas Bedtime Stories
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10pm
Original Film

Danielle (Erin Cahill) is left to raise her daughter Audrey when her husband, Colby (Chelie Weber), goes MIA and is presumed dead during a military deployment overseas. Three years later, she has made great progress with moving on and has recently become engaged to an old friend, Pierce Baker (Steve Lund). Danielle begins to tell Audrey bedtime stories of her father, which becomes a ritual. As Danielle tells Audrey these stories, she starts to see signs that leave her feeling unsettled about Colby. On Christmas Eve, Danielle and Audrey go to the dance together, all while Danielle continues to question why her love for Pierce doesn’t feel the same as her love for Colby — if only there was a sign.
Happy Halloween-a-Thon Begins
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

Starting early this morning and continuing into primetime tomorrow evening (Halloween night), Turner Classic Movies airs a nonstop lineup of classic horror movies. Today’s lineup, in order, features: Two on a Guillotine (1965), It! (1967), El Vampiro Negro (1953, part of Noir Alley), Cat People (1942), I Walked With a Zombie (1943), The Seventh Victim (1943), Return to Glennascaul (1953), Eye of the Devil (1966), Curse of the Demon (1958, aka Night of the Demon), Peeping Tom (1960), The Tenant (1976), Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, Silent Sunday Night), Cronos (1993, TCM Imports) and Eyes Without a Face (1960, TCM Imports).
NFL Football
ESPN+ & NBC, beginning at 9:30am Live

The Denver Broncos face the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium this morning, streaming exclusively on ESPN+. NBC’s Sunday Night Football has Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers visiting Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.
Spooky Classic TV Episodes Marathon
MeTV, beginning at 1pm

Plenty of spooky classic TV episodes are available on MeTV this afternoon and evening. Things begin on a more straight-up horror note with four hourlong episodes from the 1974-75 series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, starring Darren McGavin as reporter Carl Kolchak, who regularly finds himself investigating mysteries involving monsters and the supernatural. Later in the afternoon and evening there will be episodes of Full House, The Andy Griffith Show, Carol Burnett and Friends, and more.
Everyday Cooking
Magnolia Network, 2pm
New Series!

In this series, Samantha Seneviratne shares easy, flavorful recipes that anyone can make. In the premiere episode, Seneviratne talks pasta with Chef Allison Arevalo, owner of Pasta Louise in Brooklyn. She then shows pesto’s versatility with her simple and tasty version featuring broccoli, with roasted root vegetables over hearty greens rounding out the meal.
NASCAR Cup Series: Xfinity 500
NBC, 2pm Live

NASCAR Cup Series drivers compete for 500 laps around the short track at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. After today’s race, four drivers will be eliminated from championship contention and four will move on to next week’s season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
Squeaky Clean Mysteries: Hazardous Duty
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

When finances prevent her from completing her degree in forensic science, Gabby (Jessica Blackmore) drops out of school to become a crime scene cleaner. After a routine cleaning job uncovers a murder weapon the police overlooked, Gabby realizes that the wrong person is in jail. With the help of her neighbor, Riley (Jamie Roy), Gabby plays detective to hopefully stop another murder.
The Simpsons: “Treehouse of Horror XXXIII”
FOX, 8pm

In the new Halloween special “Treehouse of Horror XXXIII,” Marge’s (voice of Julie Kavner) resentment takes monstrous form, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) tries to save the planet through murder, and Homer (Dan Castellaneta) learns he’s not the man he thought he was.
Miss Scarlet and the Duke: “A Pauper’s Grave”
PBS, 8pm

Eliza (Kate Phillips) is forced into hiding when she is the prime suspect in a series of break-ins at city morgues. While the Duke (Stuart Martin) tries to find other suspects, Eliza turns to Moses (Ansu Kabia) and her other associates for help.
The Serpent Queen
Starz, 8pm
Season Finale!

Season 1 of the edgy historical drama about Catherine de Medici (Samantha Morton), an Italian noblewoman who rose to power to become the queen of France, concludes.
The Great North: “Blood Actually Adventure”
FOX, 8:30pm

When Honeybee’s (voice of Dulcé Sloan) plans to fly home to Fresno for Halloween get ruined by a storm, she decides to bring her family traditions to Lone Moose in the new episode “Blood Actually Adventure.”
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
CNN, 9pm
Season Finale!

“Liguria,” the Season 2 finale of this food and travel series, finds host Stanley Tucci visiting one of the most famous and frequented regions of Italy, the Italian Riviera.
War of the Worlds
EPIX, 9pm
Season Finale!

The apocalyptic alien drama pulls out all the stops in wrap­ping up Season 3. Hardened scientist Bill (Gabriel Byrne) must quash baddie Adina’s (Ania Sowinski) latest scheme. His goal? Close a black hole and save Earth … yet again!
Bob’s Burgers: “Apple Gore-chard! (But Not Gory)”
FOX, 9pm

In the new episode “Apple Gore-chard! (But Not Gory),” Louise (voice of Kristen Schaal) suspects there’s something sinister afoot during a Halloween field trip to an apple orchard.
The White Lotus
HBO, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Fresh off the series’ multiple Emmy wins, writer, director and creator Mike White brings us another addictive season he describes as “a bedroom farce with teeth.” The series follows a group of wealthy travelers (more people behaving badly) and the staff that serves them at the prestigious White Lotus resort in Sicily. Some of the stars this season include Jennifer Coolidge, Aubrey Plaza, Meghann Fahy, Will Sharpe and Theo James.
Magpie Murders: “Episode 3”
PBS, 9pm

Angling to sell his publishing firm and retire, Charles (Michael Maloney) leans on Susan (Lesley Manville) to take over as CEO. In a parallel story, the detective plot in Alan’s (Conleth Hill) last novel unfolds.
American Gigolo
Showtime, 9pm
Season Finale!

The drama series about Julian Kaye (Jon Bernthal), a former escort who was wrongfully convicted and served 15 years in prison, finishes its first season with “East of Eden.”
Family Guy: “Happy Holo-ween”
FOX, 9:30pm

Peter (voice of Seth MacFarlane) makes a hologram of himself in order to get out of menial household duties in the new episode “Happy Holo-ween.”
The Rookie: “The Reckoning”
ABC, 10pm

LAPD officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and trainee Celina Juarez (Lisseth Chavez) — operating on too little sleep! — look into a cash deposit linked to a DEA case from the past.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Dead Stick”
CBS, 10pm

In tonight’s opening sequence, a thrilling Top Gun-style F­35 Navy training exercise turns into a nail biter as a plane gets in trouble and the pilot ejects. Turns out it’s Special Agent Sam Hanna’s (LL Cool J) son! Aiden (Tye White) survives, much to the relief of his dad and grandfather, Raymond (Richard Gant). With the NCIS team put in the awk­ward position of investigating the inci­dent, Sam is barred from participating. Meanwhile, the trio of tough military Hannas grapple with what happened. Aiden’s fuzzy recollection of events, plus Raymond’s ongoing memory loss (possi­bly the result of traumatic brain injury during his stint in the Marines), gets Sam reflecting on the long­-term damage caused by their careers.
Annika: “Episode 3”
PBS, 10pm

Annika (Nicola Walker) sees one of playwright Henrik Ibsen’s plots play out in a homicide. Meanwhile, she takes more than a parental interest in Morgan’s (Silvie Furneaux) therapist, Jake (Paul McGann).
Happy Halloween-a-Thon Continued and TCM Spotlight: Creepy Cinema Night 5 — “Universal Horror”
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies’ Halloween marathon of classic spooky movies, which began early yesterday morning, continues today into primetime with The Bat (1959), House on Haunted Hill (1959), Horror Hotel (1960, aka City of the Dead), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958), The Mummy (1959), The Devil Rides Out (1968), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and The Plague of the Zombies (1966). This leads into TCM’s final Monday evening “Creepy Cinema” spotlight, which features a lineup of seven legendary horror productions from Universal Pictures: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein (1939), Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), The Wolf Man (1941), Dracula’s Daughter (1936) and The Black Cat (1934).
“Ghost Adventures” Halloween Marathon
Travel Channel, beginning at 8am

Celebrate today’s spooky holiday with a 13-hour marathon of episodes from the paranormal investigation series Ghost Adventures.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch-O-Ween Marathon
Rewind TV, beginning at 9am

Rewind TV airs an 18-hour marathon of episodes from the 1996-2003 sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, led by Melissa Joan Hart. All six of the show’s Halloween episodes will play in primetime. Visit for more info and availability.
NFL Football: Cincinnati at Cleveland
ESPN, 8pm Live

Ohio’s AFC North rivals collide at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium as Joe Burrow’s Cincinnati Bengals take on Nick Chubb and the Browns on a Halloween edition of Monday Night Football.
The Voice: “The Knockouts Premiere”
NBC, 8pm

In the first three-way Knockout in Voice history, the coaches group three of their artists to perform individually against each other, then select a winner to move on to the live playoffs. The pressure is on as each coach will only have one steal in the Knockouts. In lieu of enlisting a mega mentor, coaches will work with their artists directly to prepare them as best as possible for this new challenge.
Antiques Roadshow: “Vintage San Antonio, Hour 1”
PBS, 8pm

Roadshow goes back to Texas for updated Season 12 appraisals including Chinese carved walnut shells (circa 1910), a Polyphon music box and poster (circa 1895), and a Tang Dynasty ceramic horse. Which find has nearly doubled in value to $120,000?
Antiques Roadshow: “Vintage Bismarck”
PBS, 9pm

Travel back to Bismarck for updates on Season 10 appraisals like a University of North Dakota School of Mines collection, a Korean court screen and Native American pictograph drawings. Which one has a jaw-dropping value jump from $30,000-$50,000 to $400,000-$600,000?
The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno
Travel Channel, 9pm; also streams on discovery+

This two-hour special is based on The Haunted Museum, a horror film anthology series produced by Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans and filmmaker Eli Roth that presents frightening tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Bagans’ Las Vegas museum. 3 Ring Inferno features the terrifying story of a boy and his father who steal an old suitcase from an antique market and soon discover a weathered tent inside that opens a portal to a cursed circus world from the past. There, they encounter a terrifying entity that seeks to capture their souls.
The Good Doctor: “Growth Opportunities”
ABC, 10pm

While Shaun (Freddie Highmore,) struggles to determine how a young patient inherited her rare hereditary condition, Park (Will Yun Lee) discovers the caretaker of a disabled man with a broken arm has his own medical issue.
Quantum Leap: “O Ye of Little Faith”
NBC, 10pm

Ben (Raymond Lee) leaps into a priest who has been called to assist a family in crisis on Halloween night. As he delves into mysterious and inexplicable events, he’s forced to muster all his resources as a scientist before time runs out.
Mary McCartney Serves It Up
New Episodes!

British photographer and cookbook author Mary McCartney is back with four new episodes (all available today) filled with celebrity guests and more delicious recipes.
NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live

TNT’s NBA doubleheader features the Chicago Bulls at the Brooklyn Nets, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Phoenix Suns.
NHL Hockey
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live

The Boston Bruins butt heads with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Troy Terry’s Anaheim Ducks go swimming with Timo Meier and the San Jose Sharks.
World Series: Game 4
FOX, 8pm Live

FOX presents Game 4 of the 2022 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. Unless there’s a series sweep, Game 5 will be Wednesday night.
Buried in Barstow
LMN, 8pm

This Lifetime original movie debuted earlier this summer and stars Angie Harmon as a single mother and former hitwoman who is trying to shield her daughter, Joy (Lauren Richards), from the life she once had while protecting and defending those who can’t protect themselves.
The Voice: “The Knockouts, Part 2”
NBC, 8pm

The all-new three-way Knockouts continue as the coaches group three of their artists to perform individually against each other, then select a winner to move on to the live playoffs. The pressure is on as each coach will only have one steal in the Knockouts.
TCM Memorial Tribute: James Caan
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Bronx born, with leading man looks and surprising depth, James Caan doggedly plied his craft on the stage and screen until a series of pithy roles turned the bit player into a rising star and then an icon. Audiences first took notice as the newcomer ably held his own alongside Hollywood heroes John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in the 1966 Howard Hawks Western El Dorado. But Caan’s star power became evident when viewers and critics alike were moved to tears as the once-aspiring pro footballer put in an Emmy-nominated performance as cancer-stricken Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo in 1971’s Emmy-winning made-for-TV film Brian’s Song. Director Francis Ford Coppola cemented Caan’s star status when he cast him as the eldest Corleone offspring, hotheaded Sonny, in the masterpiece mob drama The Godfather. TCM honors the late actor with a quintet of films that display Caan’s wide-ranging talents, beginning with Coppola’s 1969 road movie, The Rain People, costarring Shirley Knight and Robert Duvall. Next, Caan plays a professional jewel snatcher tiring of his trade in Thief (1981) and then a sailor with a heart of gold in the Oscar-nominated Cinderella Liberty (1973). The buddy-cop action dramedy Freebie and the Bean (1974) paired Caan with Alan Arkin to surprising comic effect, while the crime caper Slither (1973) returns him to the wrong side of the law as a car thief bent on recovering a murdered pal’s cash.
The Very VERY Best of the 80s: “Rad Rides”
AXS TV, 8:30pm

Rev up the most “Rad Rides” of the decade, including Magnum, P.I.’s slick red Ferrari.
Below Deck Adventure
Bravo, 9pm
New Series!

Bravo takes viewers beyond the deck and off the yacht in the latest iteration of the Emmy Award-nominated franchise as passengers paraglide, explore caves and take extreme helicopter rides along the Norwegian fjords. The series features a new crew along with thrill-seeking charter guests looking to push their limits for an unforgettable experience along the picturesque landscapes rich in Viking history.
Man v. Food: “Hudson Valley, New York”
Cooking Channel, 9pm

Epicurean adventurer Casey Webb hits New York’s Hudson Valley for an Atomic Ghost Wings Challenge.
La Brea: “Lazarus”
NBC, 9pm

When their plan to infiltrate the building goes awry, Gavin (Eoin Macken) finds himself face-to-face with its enigmatic leader. Meanwhile, Eve (Natalie Zea), Levi (Nicholas Gonzalez), Sam (Jon Seda) and Izzy (Zyra Gorecki) are forced to rely on a former adversary to lead a rescue attempt, and in 1988, Josh (Jack Martin) and Riley (Veronica St. Clair) enjoy some fun before a startling turn of events.
Little People, Big World
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The Roloff family faces uncertain times. Many hurt feelings remain over Matt’s decision to sell the north side of the farm, and the waiting game begins on whether he can find a buyer. Matt puts his dream house into overdrive because his plan is still to marry Caryn and move in and enjoy his retirement. Zach and Tori are settling nicely into their new house in Washington. Amy and Chris are loving their first year of married life but find themselves caught in the middle of a cold war between Matt and Zach’s family. Will Matt and Zach’s rift heal so that the Roloff clan can come together?
The Rookie: Feds: “The Reaper”
ABC, 10pm

Training a wild card probationary agent like Simone Clark (Niecy Nash-Betts) was not an assignment by-the-book Carter Hope (James Lesure) asked for when he joined the L.A. bureau’s new fast-response Special Investigative Unit. Tonight, the unit’s hunt for an international assassin called “The Reaper” sends the pair undercover in a women’s prison in search of answers: her as an inmate, him as a guard.
New Amsterdam: “Maybe Tomorrow”
NBC, 10pm

The New Amsterdam staff grapples with the aftermath of the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion rights; Wilder (Sandra Mae Frank) counsels a woman whose pregnancy puts her life in danger; at Brantley’s (Debra Monk) urging, Max (Ryan Eggold) endeavors to find a healthcare solution for out-of-state patients; and Bloom (Janet Montgomery) reveals monumental news to Reynolds (Jocko Sims).
I Am Shauna Rae
TLC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Shauna stands just 3 feet 10 inches tall, her growth stunted after a childhood battle with brain cancer. But Shauna is more determined than ever to live life like every other 22-year-old and is continuing her journey for independence as she starts driving lessons and looks for a new job and love.
Black Friday
Starz, 10:30pm

Bruce Campbell costars in this 2021 horror comedy, which increases the madness of the craziest shopping day of the year with a parasitic organism that turns toy store patrons into flesh-eating monsters.
Donna Hay Christmas
New Series!

In this four-part series, Australian food stylist and celebrated author Donna Hay guides viewers on how to perfect the elements required for a magical holiday celebration.
NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live

ESPN’s NBA doubleheader has the Boston Celtics at the Cleveland Cavaliers, followed by a matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Trail Blazers at Portland’s Moda Center.
NHL Hockey: Pittsburgh at Buffalo
TNT, 7:30pm Live

The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the road to skate against the Buffalo Sabres.
The Conners: “Take This Job and Shove It Twice”
ABC, 8pm

Darlene receives a promotion at her company, but she quickly learns the fancy title is not all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, when Louise loses her job at Casita Bonita, an opportunity arises to work with Jackie at the Lunch Box.
Inspired Interiors With Sarah Sherman Samuel
Magnolia Network, 8pm; also streams on discovery+
New Series!

This series follows interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel as she helps clients after moving back to Michigan from Los Angeles. For her first client project, she brings a sense of old-world charm to a modern new build.
Chicago Med: “Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This”
NBC, 8pm

Crockett (Dominic Rains) adjusts to his newfound fame when he helps Will (Nick Gehlfuss) treat a local restaurant owner; Ethan (Brian Tee), Charles (Oliver Platt) and Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) aid a new mother worried about hurting her baby; and Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) and Vanessa (Asjha Cooper) clash with a patient eager to get back to work.
Nature: “Woodpeckers: The Hole Story”
PBS, 8pm

Over 240 species of woodpeckers have been identified, and this episode offers an intimate look at what makes these birds so special. Explore their evolutionary journey and the powerful role that they play in every ecosystem except Antarctica and Australia. Paul Giamatti narrates.
Hudson River Wild
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

Embark on a breathtaking journey through one of the most magnificent and ecologically important waterways in North America. Discover the Hudson River’s many secrets as we explore its transforming waters and habitats with each changing season.
TCM Spotlight: Royal Treatments, British Royalty Part 1
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

The British monarchy has long been a source of American fascination and filmmakers’ inspiration. With the royal family once again making headlines as it ushers in a modern new chapter, TCM celebrates those who came before them with a back-to-back slate of aristocratic entertainment. The regal lineup begins with the Oscar-winning The Lion in Winter (1968), starring Peter O’Toole as King Henry II and Katharine Hepburn as his queen, a royal couple at odds about which of their three sons should be heir to the throne. Next, Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) stars a fiery Richard Burton as King Henry VIII, elegant Irene Papas as the beleaguered Queen Catherine and a luminous Genevieve Bujold as savvy, spirited and doomed Anne Boleyn in the familiar tale of the Tudor’s volatile clash of politics, romance and religion as the Church of England took tumultuous shape. Then, Lady Jane (1986) examines the life of a woman who spent even less time on the throne than did Anne. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Lady Jane Grey, who, forced into a marriage of convenience and others’ ambitions, finds true love and her own powerful nature in the transaction. Cary Elwes and Patrick Stewart costar. King Henry VIII’s prolific, sometimes murderous love life is also front and center in The Private Life of Henry the VIII (1933), which chronicles his relationship with each of his six wives. Mary of Scotland (1936), directed by John Ford and starring Katharine Hepburn as the title character, spotlights the dangerous and divisive power struggle between Scotland’s dethroned Queen Mary and England’s jealous Queen Elizabeth Tudor (Florence Eldridge). Eldridge’s husband, Fredric March, costars. The tribute ends on a musical note with Stanley Donen’s beloved and irresistible Royal Wedding (1951). Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star as singing and dancing siblings sent to ply their craft in the U.K. at the height of Queen Elizabeth’s 1947 wedding celebration, where romance awaits them, too.
The Goldbergs: “Rhinestones and Roses”
ABC, 8:30pm

The country music craze has made its way to Jenkintown, and everyone is line dancing! In fear of becoming an old grandmother, Beverly takes to a country western bar to reclaim her youth. Meanwhile, Adam scores a new job, but his lack of time to spend with Pop-Pop results in some comically disastrous outcomes.
Abbott Elementary: “Attack Ad”
ABC, 9pm

The teachers are appalled after seeing a commercial in support of charter schools criticizing Abbott Elementary. When students begin to transfer schools, Jacob, Ava and Melissa invite the leader of the charter school organization to Abbott and ask him to take down the ad. Elsewhere, Janine and Gregory talk about Janine’s relationship with Tariq.
Chicago Fire: “All-Out Mystery”
NBC, 9pm

Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) investigate an explosion at a jewelry store; Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Chloe (Kristen Gutoskie) take steps to make Javi (Carlos S. Sanchez) a permanent part of their family; and Gallo (Alberto Rosende), Ritter (Daniel Kyri) and Mouch (Christian Stolte) try to bond with Carver (Jake Lockett).
NOVA: “Nazca Desert Mystery”
PBS, 9pm

Who created the Nazca lines — one of archaeology’s greatest enigmas — and why? Recent finds of long-hidden lines and figures etched into the Peruvian desert offer new clues to the origins and purpose behind these giant symbols.
Home Economics: “Model Train Set, $150”
ABC, 9:30pm

After the shocking discovery of a new-half sibling, Tom, Sarah and Connor are tasked with breaking the unexpected news to their parents. Meanwhile, Marina and Denise team up to confront Denise’s stubborn landlord.
Big Sky: Deadly Trails: “Come Get Me”
ABC, 10pm

In her accomplished 32-year acting career, country music icon Reba McEntire had never played a villain until Big Sky. “That’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while,” she says. “I’m really loving it.” And it shows. On the Montana-set crime drama’s third season, she beams as perfectionist Sunny Barnes, who runs Sunny Day Excursions with her slightly cowed husband, Buck (McEntire’s real-life beau, Rex Linn). Her tightly controlled life is rocked when a hiker and then a Sunny Day camper named Paige (Madalyn Horcher) go missing. Fearing the involvement of her disturbed secret son Walter (Seth Gabel), who is hidden in a nearby cabin, the mama bear shows her claws. As private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) closes in — and fellow country singers Lyle Lovett and Darius Rucker pop up as trackers this week — Sunny and Buck are increasingly desperate to misdirect her.
Chicago P.D.: “Sympathetic Reflex”
NBC, 10pm

When Atwater’s (LaRoyce Hawkins) reactions during a tense arrest are called into question, the team must dig in to uncover key evidence that could aid in the ongoing investigation and clear his name.
Secrets of the Dead: “Decoding Hieroglyphics”
PBS, 10pm

This episode looks into how ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were first translated 200 years ago and the archaeological work being done in Egypt right now to understand one of the most important scribes.
Reno 911!: “Jackie’s Birthday”
Comedy Central, 10:30pm

The Reno Sheriff’s Department returned to duty in 2020, and now, new episodes of the outrageous Cops-style mockumentary are home on Comedy Central. While it’s hard to imagine topping last week’s concealed-carry fashion show, tonight Lieutenant Dangle (Thomas Lennon) and the squad decide to invest their retirement fund in a Christian water park, separate the donations after someone adds the word sex to their annual toy drive box, design a gloriously offensive cake with a baker and her protester, and have Jackie the Hooker (Kerri Kenney-Silver) guess the charges against her in a game of charades. So … mission accomplished!
A Wesley Christmas
Original Film!

BET+ offers a slate of 10 new holiday films this season beginning today with this release, which finds adult siblings Chris, Todd and Cydney Wesley (Kevin Savage, Terayle Hill and Loren Lott) traveling to their childhood home in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Christmas with their entire family. With everyone — and their physical and emotional baggage — on hand, the gathering promises to be filled with drama and have life-changing impacts. Dorien Wilson and Jasmine Guy also star.
Marvel Studios Assembled: “The Making of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Join cast members and creators of Marvel’s most recent live-action series as they explain how She-Hulk: Attorney at Law pulled off its tricky, fourth-wall-breaking tone.
Season Premiere!

The DC Comics series begins the first part of its fourth season with two episodes today. Having saved Gotham, the Titans hit the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before. New episodes are available Thursdays.
The Capture
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of this British thriller again questions whether we can really believe what we see. Entrenched in the U.K.’s own “Correction” unit, DCI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) finds herself in the middle of a new conspiracy — with a new target. But how can she solve this case when she can’t even trust her closest colleagues? Escalating from the CCTV thriller of the first season, this six-episode installment (all available today) features “invisible” assassins, the terrifying rise of deep-fake technology, the ever-growing tension between government and Big Tech, and corruption at the heart of the British media.
The Suspect
Sundance Now
New Series!

When a young woman is found in a shallow grave in a West London cemetery, veteran police officer DI Vincent Ruiz (Shaun Parkes) and his young partner, DS Riya Devi (Anjli Mohindra), are assigned to the investigation. As a successful author, clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin’s (Aidan Turner) opinion and expertise are much sought after, and when he meets Devi, he is only too willing to offer help with profiling the killer. But does Joe have a secret life? And has his work allowed him to develop a criminal mindset … or worse? All five episodes are available today.
New Series!

In this workplace comedy, Randall Park plays Timmy Yoon, an analog dreamer living in a 5G world. After learning that he is operating the last Blockbuster Video in America, Timmy and his staff, including his longtime crush, Eliza (Melissa Fumero), fight to stay relevant. The only way to succeed is to remind their community that they provide something big corporations can’t: human connection.
The First 48
A&E, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Season 23 of the docuseries, about the most crucial hours of any investigation, opens with Mobile, Alabama, homicide detectives searching for suspects after two murders occur hours apart in the same complex in 2020.
Station 19: “Pick Up the Pieces”
ABC, 8pm

The Station 19 crew works against the clock to rescue a group of employees trapped inside of a malfunctioning battery recycling plant. Carina plans a special surprise in an attempt to reconnect with Maya; Travis gets caught in the crosshairs of dirty politics, and Jack turns up at clinic day only to be confronted with new details about his past.
Hell’s Kitchen: “Til Chef Do Us Part”
FOX, 8pm

The contestants are challenged to create a wedding dinner menu in the new episode “Til Chef Do Us Part.”
The Bad Seed Returns
LMN, 8pm

This Lifetime original movie debuted earlier this fall and sees Mckenna Grace (The Handmaid’s Tale) returning to her role as Emma Grossman, a psychopathic teenager who solves problems by any means necessary — including murder. This sequel to the 2018 film was written by Grace herself and her father during the quarantine and follows Emma as she now lives with her aunt (Michelle Morgan) and attempts to navigate the social norms of high school.
Law & Order: “Vicious Cycle”
NBC, 8pm

When a fashion designer is killed on the night of his boutique opening, Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) and Shaw (Mehcad Brooks) must track down a suspect with very little evidence and no witnesses. Meanwhile, Maroun (Odelya Halevi) is shocked to find her own name on the defense’s witness list.
Star of the Month: James Mason
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Each Thursday night in November, the distinctive classy appearance and smooth voice of English actor James Mason will be on display in multiple films as Turner Classic Movies honors him as its Star of the Month. The initial lineup, beginning tonight and continuing well into tomorrow morning, features titles drawn from Mason’s days as a top box office star in Britain during the 1940s, as well as some of his early work in Hollywood from the late ’40s and early ’50s. It starts with the British melodrama The Seventh Veil (1945), followed by The Desert Fox (1951), a biopic featuring Mason’s portrayal of World War II German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel; The Man in Grey (1943), the first in the series of period costume dramas from Britain’s Gainsborough Pictures that helped make Mason popular across the pond; East Side, West Side, one of four films the star made in 1949, his first year working in Hollywood, a crime drama costarring Barbara Stanwyck and Ava Gardner in an early role; Madame Bovary, another of Mason’s 1949 Hollywood films, this one an adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel, with the actor portraying the author; The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937), one of Mason’s earlier British movies; The Wicked Lady (1945), another Gainsborough melodrama; and Hotel Reserve (1944), a British spy film.
Welcome to Flatch: “Glowing Up Is Hard to Do”
FOX, 9pm

Kelly (Holmes) gets annoyed that Shrub (Sam Straley) is dating her boss, Barb (Jaime Pressly), and takes measures to break them up in “Glowing Up Is Hard to Do.”
Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue
HGTV, 9pm
New Series!

Nicole Curtis, the home renovation star best known for her hands-on restoration of crumbling old houses in Rehab Addict and Rehab Addict Rescue, returns to her Lake Orion, Michigan, hometown to finish the massive renovation of a historic waterfront cottage. Nicole revisits the charming 1904 property that she loved at first sight and saved from impending demolition. Now seven years later, she will complete the project — the most difficult, expensive and complicated of her career — to create a stunning lakeside retreat for her family.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Controlled Burn”
NBC, 9pm

Rollins (Kelli Giddish) investigates an assault by a masked man at an underground party, and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) uncovers a suspect who may be valuable as a witness.
Hip Hop Homicides
WE tv, 9pm
New Series!

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is an executive producer of this investigative true-crime docuseries hosted by Van Lathan that examines the staggering number of murders in the hip-hop community, with the hope of providing loved ones and fans with the closure they seek. The premiere episode looks at the case of Pop Smoke (Bashar Barakah Jackson), who was gunned down in the Hollywood Hills. His murder was first labeled a “robbery gone wrong,” but was it actually a targeted hit?
Call Me Kat: “Call Me the Hot Chick Two”
FOX, 9:30pm

In the new episode “Call Me the Hot Chick Two,” Kat and Max (Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson) finally go on a first date, but they can’t seem to act like themselves.
Mountain Men: Ultimate Marksman
History, 9:30pm
New Series!

Hosted by trained welder, outdoor enthusiast and three-time Survivor contestant Colby Donaldson and world champion shooter Mark Romano, this eight-part series tests some of the world’s top marksmen and markswomen by using centuries-old historical weapons like primitive knives, bows and firearms. Competitors will navigate several distance, precision and obstacle challenges, each designed and based off of the history of the American frontier. It’s a showdown that will put their weapons knowledge, accuracy skills and unique techniques to the ultimate test as they vie to earn the title of Ultimate Marksman and win $10,000.
Alaska Daily: “I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About, Eileen”
ABC, 10pm

Reporter Eileen Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) ignores a directive to steer clear when someone she knows from her New York City days comes to Alaska. Meanwhile, Eileen and Roz gain a new lead on Gloria’s case.
CSI: Vegas: “There’s the Rub”
CBS, 10pm

Max (Paula Newsome) leads her team to investigate the death of a prestigious chef found hanging in his restaurant’s walk-in freezer in the new episode “There’s the Rub.”
True Crime Story: Indefensible: “The Casey Anthony Episode”
SundanceTV, 10pm

Sharp-witted comedian Jena Friedman examines the acquittal of Casey Anthony in the 2008 death of her toddler, Caylee, and uncovers a fascinating case of “he said, he said.” A trial consultant says CBS funded his mock jury in exchange for being able to air the footage on 48 Hours. One of Anthony’s defense attorneys denies knowing him or that the focus group sparked her accidental drowning defense.
Race for the Championship
USA Network, 10pm
Season Finale!

The high-speed fight is on to decide the final four drivers eligible to be crowned NASCAR Cup Series champ. As the reality series concludes, expect the off-track head games to only get more intense.
Apple TV+
Original Film!

Starring and produced by Jennifer Lawrence, this drama offers an intimate portrait of a soldier (Lawrence) struggling to adjust to her life after returning home to New Orleans. Brian Tyree Henry costars.
The Mosquito Coast
Apple TV+
Season Premiere!

In Season 2 of this drama based on Paul Theroux’s novel, after barely escaping Mexico with their lives, the Foxes venture deep into the Guatemalan jungle to meet up with an old friend and her community of refugees. This new refuge creates trouble for the family, though, when they become entangled in a conflict between a local drug lord and his family. At odds about whether to settle down or keep moving, Allie (Justin Theroux) and Margot (Melissa George) pursue different paths to secure their family’s future, the outcome of which will either unite the family or tear it apart forever. New episodes of the 10-episode season drop Fridays.
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
Apple TV+

After years in the limelight, actress/singer Selena Gomez achieved unimaginable stardom, but just as she reached a new peak, an unexpected turn pulled her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans Gomez’s six-year journey into a new light.
Apple TV+
New Series!

This mixed-media puppet/2D animation preschool series from The Jim Henson Company also features original music from Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, who is the executive music producer. Based on the leading children’s emotional learning brand Slumberkins, the series brings to life the characters from the books — Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak and Fox — while empowering children’s emotional wellness through supportive storytelling.
Director by Night

Acclaimed film composer Michael Giacchino made his directorial debut with October’s stand-alone Disney+ Marvel special Werewolf by Night. This program explores Giacchino’s vision, style and approach to bringing the chilling story to life, and offers an insider’s look at the making of Werewolf.
Marvel Studios Legends: “King T’Challa”/“Princess Shuri”/“The Dora Milaje”

Ahead of next Friday’s theatrical release of the Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, three new installments of Marvel Studios Legends releasing today on Disney+ will get you up to speed on notable characters from the Black Panther universe.
Enola Holmes 2
Original Film!

Millie Bobby Brown returns as Enola Holmes, younger sister of famed detective Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill, also reprising his role). Enola is now a detective-for-hire like her sibling, and when she takes on her first official case, finding a missing girl, the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel. David Thewlis and Helena Bonham Carter (also reprising her role from the original) costar.
Season Premiere!

Following its cancellation by NBC after three seasons last year, this supernatural drama was picked up by Netflix for a 20-episode fourth and final season, which drops its first 10 episodes this month. Two years after Grace’s murder turned their lives upside down, the Stone family is in shambles as a devastated Ben (Josh Dallas) continues to mourn his wife and search for his kidnapped daughter, Eden. He has stepped down from his role as co-captain of the lifeboat, leaving Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) to captain it alone, as the Death Date draws closer.
Buying Beverly Hills
New Series!

This new real estate “occu-soap” follows agents and clients at a high-end Beverly Hills agency.
My Policeman
Prime Video
Feature Film Exclusive!

Bethan Roberts’ novel is adapted into this romantic drama set in 1950s Britain. It follows Tom (Harry Styles), a gay policeman, who marries schoolteacher Marion (Emma Corrin) while also being in a relationship with museum curator Patrick (David Dawson). The secret they share threatens to ruin them all. Gina McKee, Linus Roache and Rupert Everett also star.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
The Roku Channel
Original Film!

Daniel Radcliffe stars as singer-songwriter “Weird Al” Yankovic, famed for his song parodies, in this very loose biographical film that itself is a parody of traditional musical biopics and their tropes, as it intentionally exaggerates or outright fabricates key moments from Yankovic’s life for comedic effect. Coproduced by Funny or Die, the film began in 2010 as a fake trailer on their website, ultimately becoming this comedy feature that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and was cowritten and coproduced by Yankovic. Other notable cast members include Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, Conan O’Brien as Andy Warhol and Jack Black as Wolfman Jack.
Unperfect Christmas Wish
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

UPtv’s seasonal celebration of holiday programming kicks off today, continuing through Christmas Day and featuring more than 600 hours of holiday cheer, including 17 premiere movies, beginning tonight with Unperfect Christmas Wish. In the film, Madison O’Hara (Alys Crocker) performs as a singing elf for Christmas parties with her best friend, Cooper (David Pinard), but her real dream is to be a singer-songwriter and to find the perfect man.
A Magical Christmas Village
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Days of Our Lives vet Alison Sweeney stars as Summer, a single mom whose life is upended when her own mother, Vivian (Marlo Thomas), moves in during the holidays. When Vivian sets up a vintage Christmas village made to look just like their town, Summer’s daughter Chloe is enchanted — especially when her grandmother tells the young girl that the decoration grants wishes. Is it the magic of the season or the magic of love and family when real life begins to imitate the scenes Chloe creates with the miniature town? Also stars Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters).
Secrets in the Family
LMN, 8pm
Original Film!

Ana (Maia Alvina) is a nurse struggling to pay for school who takes a job caring for Joan (Ann MacDonald), a woman with dementia. When Joan tells Ana she thinks someone is trying to kill her, Ana dismisses her claim as paranoia. As strange things begin to happen and lead to Joan’s sudden death, all signs point to Ana as making one too many careless mistakes.
Lopez vs. Lopez
NBC, 8pm
New Series!

Comedian/actor George Lopez returns to star in his first sitcom in five years, in which he plays a fictional version of “George Lopez” alongside his real-life daughter, Mayan Lopez, as George’s adult daughter, “Mayan Lopez.” George has been estranged from Mayan until recently, and is now homeless after squandering all of his money on gambling, women and booze. But he is trying his best to reconnect with his daughter and her family — even if he isn’t honest at first about his situation, and ends up staying with them under the guise of remodeling their home.
The Lincoln Project
Showtime, 8pm
Season Finale!

The docuseries following a veteran group of former Republican operatives and strategists as they take on the task of “saving democracy” and defeating their own party’s sitting president finishes its first season.
Adventures in Egypt
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

He’s arguably history’s most famous pharaoh, made a king at age 9, dead 10 years later and buried in a solid gold coffin in 1324 B.C., surrounded by priceless riches. And though most royal tombs were discovered and stripped of their treasures, the whereabouts of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber remained a mystery until Egyptologist Howard Carter and his team stumbled upon it on Nov. 4, 1922. Since then, “King Tut” and decades of explorers’ Egyptian adventures have been the stuff of legend — and plenty of attention from Hollywood. TCM celebrates the centennial of Carter’s monumental discovery with five cinematic offerings set among the myths, mysteries and monuments of the African locale. Up first is the Robert Taylor-Eleanor Parker starrer Valley of the Kings (1954), which filmed in Egypt and follows the danger-filled adventures of archaeologist Mark Brandon (Taylor), who teams up with brave and beautiful Ann Mercedes (Parker) to fulfill her father’s mission to find Pharaoh Rahotep’s tomb. Next, the MGM short film Ancient Egypt (1938) — part of documentary filmmaker James FitzPatrick’s “Traveltalks” series — sweeps across the Valley of the Kings to Tut’s tomb, the ancient city of Thebes and other historical sites, revealing their significance to modern times. Then, no name is more synonymous with horror than Boris Karloff, and his turn as the lovelorn title character in The Mummy (1932) keeps the film a creepy classic nearly a century later. Next up, come to Howard Hawks’ Land of the Pharaohs (1955) for Joan Collins as nubile Princess Nellifer and stay for the William Faulkner-penned epic tale centered on how ancient King Khufu’s obsession with his death led to the creation of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Then wrap up your Egyptian adventures with another of FitzPatrick’s travelogues, Cairo: City of Contrast (1938).
Young Rock
NBC, 8:30pm
Season Premiere!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s semiautobiographical sitcom returns for its third season and moves to a new night as part of NBC’s Friday evening comedy block, with new comedy Lopez vs. Lopez as its lead-in.
Fire Country: “Get Some, Be Safe”
CBS, 9pm

A vegetation fire gets complicated for the crew when a panicked horse refuses to evacuate a burning barn in the new episode “Get Some, Be Safe.”
Great Performances: “NY Phil Reopening of David Geffen Hall”
PBS, 9pm

The New York Philharmonic celebrates the reopening of its fully renovated home at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall with a triumphant performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, conducted by the Phil’s music director, Jaap van Zweden. The opening of the state-of-the-art facility reaffirms the essential role of New York City’s cultural life, as well as marks a historic comeback following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musical Matinee
TCM, 12pm
New Series!

Turner Classic Movies launches its new Musical Matinee franchise today. Each Saturday at this time, TCM host Dave Karger will introduce a beloved movie musical. “I have a song in my head from the moment I wake up until I go to bed at night,” Karger says. “Movies and music are my two passions, and they have always been intertwined to me. If we can give everyone a dose of music to start off their weekend, that’s a good thing!” Kicking off Musical Matinee today is An American in Paris (1951), the Best Picture Oscar winner starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.
Christmas in the Pines
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

UPtv’s Merry Movie Christmas Weekend continues with this premiere film in which an up-and-coming magazine writer and a successful architect battle over ownership of an idyllic Christmas cottage. But they soon discover that their cozy holiday getaway may not be the only thing they love. Stars Jillian Murray and Dean Geyer.
College Football: Clemson at Notre Dame
NBC, 7:30pm Live

Two legendary college football programs square off at Notre Dame Stadium as the Clemson Tigers visit the Fighting Irish in primetime on NBC.
A Royal Christmas on Ice
Great American Family, 8pm
Original Film!

Looking to escape his royal life, a dashing prince (Jonathan Stoddard) comes to the United States to start a business in a small town in upstate New York and winds up falling for a former Olympic ice skater (Anna Marie Dobbins).
Lights, Camera, Christmas!
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

When local boutique owner Kerry (Kimberley Sustad) subs in as costume designer for a holiday movie shooting in her town, she doesn’t just open her mind to a new a career — she opens her heart to the film’s A-list leading man (Fuller House’s John Brotherton).
Merry Swissmas
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Jodie Sweetin stars in this heartwarming holiday movie as Alex, a Chicago architect who travels to Switzerland to spend the holidays with family and friends at her mother’s new inn. While there, Alex gets introduced to Swiss Christmas customs, learns to let go of old grudges and meets a handsome single dad (Tim Rozon).
Help! I Wrecked My House: “Empty Nesters Woes”
HGTV, 9pm

Once Cori and Paul’s nest became empty, their feathers ruffled when they saw how the past 27 years weathered their house. Their four boys may have flown the coop, but the place is busier than ever when they bring their spouses and grandchildren home to visit. Jasmine Roth will take their sizable $110,000 budget and use it to fix years of wear and tear, updating their mid-century modern classic with a timeless, Spanish/Moroccan flare.
A Maple Valley Christmas
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10pm
Original Film!

Andrew Walker alert! In his first of two holiday movies this year, he’s in a battle for farmland.
The French Connection
MOVIES!, 10:25pm
Catch a Classic!

Five Oscars, including Best Picture, went to Best Director Oscar winner William Friedkin’s highly acclaimed and realistic 1971 crime drama, which is based on the true story of New York City narcotics detective Eddie Egan, dramatized here as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (portrayed by Best Actor Oscar winner Gene Hackman). The adapted screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, which also won an Oscar, sparkles under Friedkin’s direction as it follows Doyle and fellow detective Buddy “Cloudy” Russo (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Roy Scheider) as they use sharp instincts and unconventional methods to thwart the international suppliers of New York’s heroin trade. The film’s cinematography and sound were also nominated for Oscars, and their excellence is particularly on display during the movie’s legendary car chase, often cited as one of the greatest ever filmed, with Doyle commandeering a civilian’s car for a frantic pursuit of an elevated train on which a hitman is trying to escape and creative camerawork enhancing the thrills and sensation of speeding through the streets of a densely crowded big-city borough.
Thursday, Oct. 27: A Halloween Party Conjures Up a Spirit from Hetty’s Past on ‘Ghosts’
When So You Think You Can Dance returns on Memorial Day, look for a SYTYCD superfan next to Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo at the judges’ table. Thirteen-year-old Dance Moms standout Maddie Ziegler joins the long-running FOX hit as it welcomes its first season of ultra-talented child dancers. • RELATED: When to catch Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler’s final Dance Moms appearances Dubbed “The Next Generation,” Season 13 features kids between the ages of 8-13 displaying their chops in a variety of dance styles while hoping to score a spot at “The Academy.” There, the field will narrow to […]
So is Christian Slater just a glutton for punishment, or does he just really want to work in TV? For the third time in as many seasons, the ’90s heartthrob is headlining a network series, this time starring as the owner of a personal security company in Breaking In, which premieres Wednesday night on FOX following American Idol. In a recent chat with reporters, Slater compared his thus-far quixotic quest for regular TV work to that of Goldilocks, saying that while NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy and ABC’s the forgotten didn’t fit, “this bed here at FOX feels just right.” […]
If Seth MacFarlane guest-voicing on The Simpsons this past season didn’t do it, perhaps any last remnants of rumors of a creative feud between the creators of The Simpsons and the creators of Family Guy that have swirled since the latter show debuted will be finally put to rest with FOX’s announcement yesterday that the famed animated Simpsons family — complete with their voice actors — will guest-star on an episode of Family Guy in Fall 2014.   The Family Guy episode, titled “The Simpsons Guy,” finds Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the rest of the Griffin family ending up in […]

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