‘His Dark Materials,’ ‘The End of the Fucking World,’ ‘Shameless,’ ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.

MONDAY

His Dark Materials: The beloved Philip Pullman fantasy series is brought to life (again) in this new show starring Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Series premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

The Devil Next Door: A five-part documentary about John Demjanjuk, who was either a modest Ukrainian immigrant who made a new life in Cleveland or Ivan the Terrible, an infamous Nazi guard. Netflix

Vice Presents: Cults and Extreme Belief: Well, I am not sure how this series passed my notice when it debuted, but it’s on my radar now. This episode explores the FLDS who are nutjobs. 7 p.m., Viceland

TUESDAY

The End of the Fucking World: I NEED TO KNOW IF JAMES IS ALIVE. Season premiere. Netflix

Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby: True fact: Seth Meyers’ wife gave birth to their second son in the lobby of their apartment building and this story is EXACTLY why my husband and I didn’t move back to New York City after he got his law degree: because I was terrified of giving birth in an apartment lobby or the back of a taxi cab or on the subway. Anyway, this is Meyers’ stand-up special. Netflix

The Little Mermaid Live!: It’s The Little Mermaid but with 100% more John Stamos in a bad mustache. 7 p.m., ABC

Famously Afraid: Howie Mandel and other minor celebrities talk about the times they were terrorized by ghosts and aliens and I AM HERE FOR IT. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Travel Channel

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season premiere. Netflix

WEDNESDAY

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: These goombahs are back. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Bravo

The Apollo: A look at the classic Harlem theater’s storied history. 8 p.m., HBO

The Masked Singer: Back-to-back episodes. 7 p.m., Fox

THURSDAY

Conan Without Borders: Conan goes to Ghana. 9 p.m., TBS

The Impeachment Show: If my daily impeachment updates aren’t enough for you … 9 p.m., Viceland

Urban Cowboy: Required viewing. 6:30 p.m., CMT

FRIDAY

High School Musical: The Series: Disney is giving you a free taste before they put it behind the Disney+ paywall next week. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Greatest Events in World War II in Colour: Pearl Harbor and D-Day among others are colorized in this new series. Series premiere.  Netflix

Was I Really Kidnapped?: I DON’T KNOW, WERE YOU? 7 p.m., Lifetime

SATURDAY

Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: MY CHILDHOOD. 6 p.m., HBO

Adaptation: Of the crazy Nick Cage movies, of which there are many, this is one of the top five craziest. 9:45 p.m., FLIX

SUNDAY

Shameless: Oh, so now Debbie is in charge? This should go well. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

Back to Life: A woman returns home after spending 18 years in prison in this ~checks notes~ comedy? Ok. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Showtime

Rick & Morty: Season four is here. 10:30 p.m., Adult Swim

Patriot Act with Hasan Manhaj: Season premiere. Netflix

Dublin Murders: It’s an Irish crime drama. I mean, I think it’s all right there in the title. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Starz

 

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