‘Making It,’ ‘Man vs. Bear,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ a TON of Christmas specials and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


Making It: The best competitive crafting show is back! Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

The Great Christmas Light Fight: Honestly? I wish they had this show but for Halloween decorating. But, whatever, I get it. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

9-1-1: A holiday shopper is pushed over the edge. Girl, I’ve been there. Fall finale. 7 p.m., Fox

All American: Jordan receives unexpected news in the fall finale. 7 p.m., The CW

Prodigal Son: Malcolm continues to pursue the Junkyard Killer in the fall finale.  8 p.m. Fox


One Day at Disney: A documentary series about what it’s like to work at the Walt Disney company.  Disney+

Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special: Brad Paisley gets his own variety special, because why not. Celebrity Guests Include Kelsea Ballerini, Hootie & The Blowfish, Jonas Brothers, Chris Harrison, Peyton Manning, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood. 7 p.m., ABC

How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming: “Hiccup and Toothless share stories of their special relationship with their respective families as they prepare for the Snoggletog Festival.” I’m sure that means something to those of you more familiar with the How to Tame Your Dragon universe. 7:30 p.m., NBC

CMA Country Christmas: Trisha Yearwood hosts. Performers include Kristin Chenoweth, for KING & COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young, and Chris Young. 8 p.m., ABC

Tiffany Haddish:  Black Mitzvah: Premiere of the comedy special. Netflix

Arrow: The Crisis looms in the fall finale.  8 p.m., The CW

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: This is for my Houston readers — but our local superstar chef, Chris Shepherd, will be on the show tonight. He’ll be making his Korean goat dumplings. Related: If you’ve never had his Korean goat dumplings, get thee to Hay Merchant immediately and order some. Thank me later. 10:30 p.m., ABC


87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center: TURN ON THE TREE! 7 p.m., NBC

The Moodys: This three-part Christmas movie (?) miniseries (?) series (?) stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins. 8 p.m., Fox

Man vs. Bear: Three dudes compete with grizzly bears in speed, strength, and strategy. So, pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Discovery

Vikings: The sixth season premiere follows a one-hour special, “The Saga of Floki.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., History


Project Runway: Hey, Houston: the new season will feature an HSPVA graduate. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

Same Time, Next Christmas: Lea Michele stars in this romantic Christmas movie set in Hawaii. 8 p.m., ABC

V Wars: Ian Somerhalder‘s new vampire series, because he just can’t stay away from vampire series apparently. Series premiere. Netflix

Tell Me A Story: Season premiere. Netflix

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The only animated Christmas special that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. But for real though. 7 p.m., ABC


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season three premiere. Amazon

Fuller House: Say goodbye to the girls — final season. Netflix

Reprisal: Abigail Spencer stars as a woman bent on revenge in this new series. Series premiere. Hulu

Truth Be Told: Olivia Spencer stars in this new series about a podcaster who may have implicated an innocent person in a murder case. Series premiere. Apple TV+

Charmed: Maggie makes a life-changing decision in the fall finale. 7 p.m., The CW

Dynasty: Blake’s trial begins in the fall finale. 8 p.m., The CW

Confession Killer: A documentary about the notorious serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas, and his possible false confessions. Netflix


Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez & DaBaby 10:30 p.m., NBC

The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage!: A live performance of the Broadway show. 6 p.m., Nickelodeon


Silicon Valley: Pied Piper tries to pull off a “spectacular feat” on launch day. Series finale. 9 p.m., HBO

Madam Secretary: The President kicks off a new initiative with help from the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in the series finale. 9:30 p.m., CBS

The L Word: Generation Q: The premiere of the revival of the genre-changing drama series. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Showtime

Miss Universe 2019: You know. 7 p.m., Fox

Crisis on Infinite Earths: The DC crossover event begins on Supergirl. The episode will be followed by a special hosted by Kevin Smith.  7 p.m., The CW

Mrs. Fletcher: Eve celebrates a life-changing decision in the series finale. 9:30 p.m., HBO

Work in Progress: A depressed queer woman has an existential crisis after her therapist dies during one of her sessions, in this new ~checks notes~ comedy? (It actually looks very funny.) Series premiere. 10 p.m., Showtime

The Rookie: Nolan and his team work with a female serial killer to unearth her victims in the fall finale. 9 p.m., ABC


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