‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ the DC Crossover begins, ‘Top Chef’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

MONDAY

Vanderpump Rules: These drunk dummies are back. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland: Sandra Bland was an African-American woman who was arrested in Waller County (right outside of Houston) after a contentious traffic stop, and was later found dead, hanging in her jail cell. The police claimed it was suicide, her family have long protested otherwise. This documentary explores both sides of the story. 9 p.m., HBO

Always at the Carlyle: This is a documentary about the Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and how a bunch of famous people like to stay there. 8 p.m., Starz

Deal or No Deal: Hey, remember this show where Howie Mandel was there and there were briefcases and a bunch of models and someone called “The Banker”? They’re bringing it back on CNBC, and reintroducing it on NBC tonight. Still better than Manifest9 p.m., NBC

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Trevor Noah returns to South Africa in this special episode. 10 p.m., Comedy Central

TUESDAY

Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox: Megan Fox is the unlikely host of this new series that explores ancient mysteries. You do you, Megan Fox. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Travel

A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special: Here are a bunch of SNL Christmas-themed sketches. 8 p.m., NBC

WEDNESDAY

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: The Emmy-award-sweeping series is back for a second season. Amazon

America’s Mississippi: A three-part documentary that explores our nation’s greatest river. 7 p.m., Smithsonian

Border Live: This is exactly what it sounds like: a live broadcast of law enforcement as they work on the U.S.-Mexico border. We are living in very normal times. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Discovery

A Thousand Words with Michelle Obama: COME BACK, MICHELLE. 8 p.m., BET

THURSDAY

Top Chef: The chefs compete in Kentucky this season (until they don’t and are whisked off to Montana or something for the final few episodes for no good reason). Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

The Good Place: “With Janet’s help, Michael hatches a plan” is the description we have for the winter finale. Of course, this describes the entire premise of the show, so. 7:30 p.m., NBC

Great American Baking Show: The contestants make cakes in the season premiere. How novel. 8 p.m., ABC

The Big Bang Theory: Heads up: it’s the crossover episode with Young Sheldon. 7 p.m., CBS

FRIDAY

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Holi-Slay Spectacular: Christmas comes early for your trusty blogger. 7 p.m., VH1

Nailed It! Holiday: The worst bakers in the country ruin Christmas treats. Season premiere. Netflix

Blindspot: Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

Icebox: A Honduran boy seeks asylum in the United States and finds himself trapped in our fucked-up immigration system in this original movie. 7 p.m., HBO

Dumplin’: Jennifer Anniston stars in this movie about a beauty queen and her daughter who enters a pageant despite not being traditional beauty pageant material. Netflix

Pine Gap: In this thriller, Australians and Americans spy on one another at the US/Australia joint defence facility. Series premiere. Netflix

The Hook Up Plan: A woman sets up her friend with a male prostitute to get her back into the dating world. Hijinks ensue. Netflix

The Ranch: This is back. Season premiere. Netflix

Christmas Movies

  • Christmas Lost and Found: 7 p.m., Lifetime

SATURDAY

Saturday Night Live: Jason Momoa and Mumford & Sons 10:30 p.m., NBC

Ready Player One: So much CGI! 7 p.m., HBO

Christmas Movies

  • Homegrown Christmas: 7 p.m., Hallmark
  • Santa’s Boots: 7 p.m., Lifetime
  • Memories of Christmas: 8 p.m., HMC
  • Rent-an-Elf: 8 p.m., Ion

SUNDAY

The Flash: It’s time for the annual DC Crossover episodes. The fun begins tonight with a special episode of The Flash that also somehow includes Clark Kent and Lois Lane. 7 p.m., The CW

Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones: Oprah hosts this tribute to Quincy, with musical performances by Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Patti Austin, Gloria Estefan, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Gregory Porter, Gladys Knight. 7 p.m., BET

Counterpart: Howard Prime hides in Howard’s life in the season premiere. 8 p.m., Starz

Dancing with the Stars Juniors: It’s finally time to put this nonsense out of its misery. Season finale. 7 p.m., ABC

Christmas Movies

  • Christmas with a Prince: 6 p.m., Up
  • A Christmas in Tennessee: 7 p.m., Lifetime
  • Welcome to Christmas: 7 p.m., Hallmark
  • A Snow White Christmas: 8 p.m., Ion
  • Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas: 8 p.m., HMC
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