‘Cobra Kai,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ New Year’s Eve specials and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week



Cops and Robbers: More than 30 individual artists illustrate Timothy Ware-Hill’s spoken-word poem about police brutality in this visually-stunning short film. Premiere. Netflix

The Wizard of Oz: There’s no place like home, but after being stuck in our houses for nine months, it sure would be nice to confirm that on our own. 7 p.m., TNT

The Brady Bunch Movie: This film adaptation of the classic sitcom is perhaps the most successful of the tv-into-movie genre and much better than it has any right to be. 8:45 p.m., Showtime Family Zone


POPSTAR’S Best of 2020: It’s that time when TV pushes out post-mortems of the year, everyone has one, but this IS NOT IT, THE CW. Is this going to be a one-minute long show? Because NUH-UH. NOPE. NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR IT. 7 p.m., The CW

The Year 2020: ABC News is closer — a deep look at the election, the virus, the protests with some pop culture nonsense to fill in the blanks. 8 p.m., ABC

Yearly Departed: But this — this is the sendoff this shit year deserves … Amazon


Equinox: In this Danish drama, a bus full of students goes missing and twenty years later, one of the victim’s sisters discovers the unsettling truth about what happened. Premiere. Netflix

The Heroes on the Front Line: A celebration of the front line workers who have given everything to keep us safe in this dreadful year. 7 p.m., The CW

Psycho: “A boy’s best friend is his mother …” You know, I recently watched Crazy, Not Insane, a very interesting HBO documentary on the criminal psychologist, Dr. Dorothy Otnow, who explored shy some people become killers, and her theories on childhood trauma and dissociative identity disorder (and her fight to have the condition taken seriously) and I have to say, Norman Bates is a textbook case. (You can watch Crazy, Not Insane on HBO Max, and on HBO on Monday night.)  9:15 p.m., TCM


Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021: Billy Porter and Lucy Hale join Ryan Seacrest in an empty Times Square to shove this asshole of a year into the dumpster once and for all. Bye.  7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., ABC

Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021: Or hang out with Ken Jeong and Joel McHale to give 2020 the finger one last time. 7 p.m. & 11 p.m., Fox

New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020: Hoda and Jenna look back on 2020 before seeing it out the door. 7 p.m., NBC

NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2021 with Carson Daly: OK, but does anyone actually choose to spend New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly? 9 p.m., 11:30 p.m., NBC

New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen: There’s never been a better year to get hammered with these two, honestly. 7 p.m., CNN

United In Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America: Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yo-Yo Ma, Anna Deavere Smith, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti LaBelle, Juanes, members of the National Symphony Orchestra, the American Pops Orchestra and more give powerful performances to celebrate our country in a difficult year. 7 p.m., PBS

The Real Housewives of Dallas: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Bravo


RuPaul’s Drag Race: The queens are FINALLY back. Season premiere. 7 p.m., VH1, The CW, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Pop

Cobra Kai: We’re going to Okinawa. Season three. Netflix

Doctor Who: With the Doctor locked away in an alien prison, Yaz, Ryan, and Graham are forced to fight the Daleks without her help. 7 p.m., BBC America

Headspace to Meditation: Because God knows we all need it right about now. Premiere. Netflix

The Minimalists: Less is More: GE AWAY FROM MY CRAP, YOU MONSTERS. Premiere. Netflix

The Rose Parade: Parade, but no parade-goers. 10 a.m., ABC & NBC


The High Note: Tracee Ellis Jones and Dakota Johnson star in this affable comedy about the music industry which was warmly received when it came out in the summer. 7 p.m., HBO

Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz: It’s a Nick Frost/Simon Pegg double feature! 6:20 p.m., HBO Comedy West

Trading Places: All this talk about whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie overlooks one of the real best Christmas movies (with some cringey blackface there at the end).  8 p.m., Starz Encore


Call Me Kat: Mayim Bialik stars as a woman who opens a cat cafe to prove to her mother that she can have a fulfilling life even though she’s single. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

The Great North: Just look at this all-star comedy cast: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullaly, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, and Dulcé Sloan voice this new comedy from the creator of Bob’s Burgers. Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., Fox

The Rookie: Nolan nears the end of his training, and faces his biggest challenge yet in the season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Last Man Standing: A time jump reveals that Mike and Vanessa have two new grandchildren and Mandy and Kyle are living with them. Season premiere. 8:30 p.m., Fox

NCIS: Los Angeles: A doctor whose neurotechnology could be turned into a weapon is abducted in the winter premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS

NCIS: New Orleans: A crucial piece of evidence in a murder case goes missing in the winter premiere. 8:30 p.m., CBS


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