‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event: In this special event, Latino culture and diversity are celebrated, while also calling attention to how hard hit the community has been by COVID-19. Hosted by Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, and Ricky Martin, the special will feature musical performances, comedy bits, and docu-shorts. 8 p.m., CBS

America’s Hidden Stories: The first episode of the second season focuses on Hitler’s secret attempt to interfere in the 1940 U.S. election. NO REASON. 7 p.m., Smithsonian

Ruby Sparks: If you haven’t seen this sharp and very feminist take on the Pygmalion myth, it’s worth your time. 9:15 p.m., HBO Signature


This Is Us: The Big Three hit the big 4-0. Two-hour season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine: Sarah Cooper is the comedian who went viral lip-syncing Donald Trump. She now has her own Netflix special covering politics and race with an assist from a few famous friends, including Megan Thee Stallion, Helen Mirren, Aubrey Plaza, Ben Stiller, Connie Chung, Danielle Brooks, Eddie Pepitone, Jane Lynch, Jonathan Van Ness, Jordan Black, Marcella Arguello, Maya Rudolph, Tommy Davidson, Whoopi Goldberg, Winona Ryder, Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, and Marisa Tomei. Premiere. Netflix

The Price Is Right At Night: Nighttime Plinko! 7 p.m., CBS

Let’s Make a Deal Primetime: Also, nighttime zonks! 8 p.m., CBS

The Soul of America: A documentary based on John Meacham’s book of the same title, which explores some of America’s greatest struggles, including the suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Frontline: “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden.” I watched this same Frontline back in 2016 when it was about Trump and Clinton and came away feeling very smug and confident that everything was going to be just fine under President Clinton. I understand this makes me very superstitious, but there is no way I’m watching this year. 8 p.m., PBS


American Housewife: Katie goes through great lengths to make sure Taylor graduates high school in the season premiere. 7:30 p.m., ABC

Big Brother: Two-hour season finale. Good luck leaving your quarantine bubble, everyone! 8 p.m., CBS

Secrets of the Saqqara Tombs: A team of archeologists excavates a 4,400-year-old Egyptian tomb, one of the most remarkable discoveries in over 50 years in this documentary.  Netflix


Superstore: Amy and Jonah try to bring order to the chaos caused by COVID-19 at Cloud 9 in the season premiere.  7 p.m., NBC

Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy: Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, and Kerry Washington host this special celebrating voting. A bunch of celebrities will appear, and there will be musical performances by Alicia Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset, and Shawn Mendes. 8 p.m., CBS

Ghost Adventures: Zak Bagans and his band of idiots investigate Joe Exotic’s old zoo. Perfect. 8 p.m., Travel

Southern Charm: Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

Sesame Street: The Monster At the End of This Story: They’ve made a special out of my very favorite book when I was a little. Premiere. HBO Max


The Mandalorian: BABY YODA IS BACK, BITCHES. Season premiere. Disney+

Truth Seekers: It’s a supernatural comedy series from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg — what more could you possibly need to know? Series premiere. Amazon

Halloween: A little on the nose, I know, but whaddya gonna do? 7 p.m., Syfy


Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney & The Strokes 10:30 p.m., NBC

Black Christmas: In this movie I’ve never heard of, a bunch of sorority girls is hunted down by a psychotic killer but they fight back or something. It received a 33% from critics and a 31% from viewers on Rotten Tomatoes, so proceed accordingly. 7 p.m., HBO

Ghost Nation: Spooooky two-hour Halloween episode. 7 p.m., Travel



Race in America: A Movement Not a Moment: Bravo celebrities share their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement in this new special. 9 p.m., Bravo

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie and Helen McCrory star in this new British political thriller. Series premiere. 8 p.m., PBS

The Simpsons: The Treehouse of Horror episode, one day after Halloween 7 p.m., Fox

The Christmas Aunt: It’s a typical Lifetime holiday movie but the hook this time is the heroine is an aunt? LOL OK. 7 p.m., Lifetime

One thought on “‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

  1. So the new Black Christmas (bad) is a remake of the 1974 version (good) which was initially called “Silent Night, Evil Night” which is an infinitely cooler title.

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