‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ ‘Being the Ricardos,’ ‘Letterkenny’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


Being the Ricardos: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem seem horribly miscast as Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo, but what do I know. I hear the writing is sharp? Premiere. Amazon

Dynasty: Two-hour season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Reopening Night: This documentary follows the struggles of the Public Theater as they prepare to perform Shakespeare’s Merry Wives, marking the return of live theater in New York following the COVID crisis. The timing of the release of this as Broadway is shutting back down again feels … not ideal. Premiere.  9 p.m., HBO


The Bachelorette: Michelle has to choose between Nayte and Brandon in the season finale. 7 p.m., ABC

A Saturday Night Live Christmas: Two hours of SNL‘s funniest Christmas bits. 7 p.m., NBC

Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster: Jim Gaffigan is back with a new comedy special. Netflix


The Matrix Resurrections: Neo is forced to confront the Matrix again in this fourth installment of the ground-breaking series. I know the sequels were disappointing, but I don’t care, I am ALL IN. Premiere. HBO Max

The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: Operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz; Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy; Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels; stage and screen icon Bette Midler; and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell are celebrated this year and the President of the United States even attended! (Unlike the previous four years when that asshole couldn’t be bothered since he wasn’t the focus of attention.) 8 p.m., CBS

Emily in Paris: Season two of this. Netflix

The Masked Singer Christmas Singalong: Not just Christmas songs, but bloopers, too. 7 p.m., Fox

Yearly Departed: Insecure‘s Yvonne Orji hosts, with eulogies delivered by Jane Fonda, X Mayo, Aparna Nancherla, Chelsea Peretti, Dulcé Sloan, and Megan Stalter, and a musical performance by Alessia Cara. Premiere. Amazon



Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon: The ding dongs from Reno 911 go on a QAnon cruise to try to uncover the identity of the mysterious Q. Paramount+

Vigil: Scottish detectives have to investigate a mysterious death on a nuclear submarine, while the submarine is at sea in this new limited series. Peacock

Dickinson: Series finale. Apple TV+

The Wheel of Time: First season finale. (How’s everyone enjoying this? I watched and liked the first episode but haven’t had the time to watch the rest …) Amazon

Beforeigners: Season two of the time travel refugees series that everyone seems to love. HBO Max


Don’t Look Up: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lawrence star in this doomsday comedy. Premiere. Netflix

A Christmas Story: YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT.  7 p.m., TBS

Christmas Eve Mass: Watch midnight mass from the comfort of your couch. 11:30 p.m., NBC


Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade: Genuine question: do families watch this on Christmas morning? Aren’t they busy opening presents and/or playing with new presents? 9 a.m., ABC

Letterkenny: Nothing says “Christmas” like a bunch of creatively cursing Canadians. Season premiere. Hulu

Downton Abbey: The movie version of the beloved drama series. 6 p.m., PBS

The Wizard of Oz: Release the flying monkeys! 7 p.m., TBS



Insecure: Will Issa pull it together? Series finale. 9 p.m., HBO

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Oh, lord, Larry is dragging the Mormons into it. Season finale. 9:40 p.m., HBO

Insecure: The End: This documentary explores the making of Insecure, and the cultural impact the series had. Premiere. HBO Max


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