‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,’ ‘Us,’ a bunch of fall finales and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week




Hometown Horror: This new series explores the origins of local horror stories and legends. YEP. YES. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Travel Channel

Blind Date: Exactly what it sounds like: a reality show that follows couples going on a blind date. As this is the series premiere, I don’t know how good it is going to be, but I will note that there is a very similar show on Netflix called Dating Around and it is surprisingly delightful and worth a looksee if this is your jam. Series premiere. 10:30 p.m., Bravo

Scream marathon: Listen, the original is a classic. The other two … well, you know.  4:30 p.m., El Rey

Watch What Happens Live: Celine Dion is going to be the guest and, y’all, she’s a wacko, so it’ll probably be pretty great. 10 p.m., Bravo


This Is Us: The Pearsons celebrate Thanksgiving in Philadelphia for the first time in the fall finale. 8 p.m., NBC

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops: A documentary about a pair of San Antonio cops who handle mental health cases. 8 p.m., HBO

The Jim Jeffries Show: Series finale. Bye, Jim. 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central


Mad About You: Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt are back for a reboot — but only if you have Spectrum for cable. Series premiere. Spectrum.com

Chicago series: Fall finales across the board. 7 p.m., NBC

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: One-hour season finale. 9 p.m., FXX

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator: The guy who created hot yoga is a total sex monster, FYI. Netflix


Grey’s Anatomy: Meredith moves forward after facing the medical board. Fall finale. 7 p.m., ABC

A Million Little Things: Deliliah, Eddie and Katherine make difficult decisions that will affect their families — OMG ARE THEY GOING TO TELL THE KIDS?? — in the fall finale. 8 p.m., ABC

How to Get Away With Murder: The FBI informant is revealed. Fall finale. 9 p.m., ABC

Superstore: RUSHED CURB-SIDE PICKUP. Fall finale. 7 p.m., NBC

Perfect Harmony: Obligatory Thanksgiving episode for the fall finale. 7:30 p.m., NBC

The Good Place: Chidi considers his past in the fall finale. 8 p.m., NBC

Will & Grace: Grief Panda. Fall finale. 8:30 p.m., NBC

Law & Order: SVU: Kat disobeys the Captain’s orders in the fall finale. 9 p.m., NBC

No Activity: Season three. CBS Activity

Mortel: High school students develop superpowers after summoning a voodoo spirit in this new series. Netflix


Brittany Runs a Marathon: Jillian Bell stars in this comedic film (loosely based on a real person) about a young woman who decides to change her unhealthy lifestyle and run a damn marathon. Amazon

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: Anthology series based on Dolly Parton’s classic songs because it’s Dolly’s world, we just live in it. Series premiere. Netflix

The Feed: A technology implanted into everyone’s brains that allows everyone to share information, emotions and memories instantly surprisingly goes wrong in this new series that should pay Black Mirror royalties. Series premiere. Amazon

Nailed It! Holiday: Season premiere. Netflix

Ready for War: The lives of three immigrants who have served in our military but who were deported upon returning home are explored in this documentary. Goddamn Trump regime. 8 p.m., Showtime


Us: Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is not quite as iconic as his first film, but it stayed with me long after I saw it. Worth your time. 7 p.m., HBO

Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell & King Princess 10:30 p.m., NBC

Turkey Drop: You know how when you come home from college for Thanksgiving your freshman year and you either dump or are dumped by your high school boyfriend/girlfriend? That’s what this made-for-TV movie is about and not, as I had hoped, a full-length film based on the classic WKRP in Cincinnati episode. 8 p.m., Freeform

Lil Rel Howrey: Live in Crenshaw: Speaking of Get Out, the breakout star of that film has his own stand-up special on HBO. 9 p.m., HBO


The Walking Dead: LOOK. I KNOW. And I hope to catch up over the hiatus, OK? Fall finale. 8 p.m., AMC

The 2019 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift is your artist of the decade. 7 p.m., ABC

Watchmen: NOSTALGIA. 8 p.m., HBO

2 thoughts on “‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,’ ‘Us,’ a bunch of fall finales and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

  1. The 2019 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift is your artist of the decade.

    My wife was catching me up on all the drama surrounding this. It’s juicy and ends with her not having the rights to sing 95% of her music maybe even at this award show.

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