‘The White Lotus’ finale, Trevor Noah’s last ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Emancipation’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


His Dark Materials: Will tries to help Lyra get to safety in the season premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

The Neighborhood: Calvin weighs a major life decision in the fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Bob ♥ Abishola: Bob is stressed about making the sock factory successful. Fall finale. 7:30 p.m., CBS

NCIS: NCIS investigates the death of a college student. Fall finale. 8 p.m., CBS

NCIS: Hawai’i: Commander Chase is abducted from her home in the fall finale. 9 p.m., CBS

That’s My Jam: It’s an SNL reunion holiday special, with Fred Armisen and Ana Gasteyer vs. Rachel Dratch and Melissa Villaseñor. 9 p.m., NBC


Unveiled: Surviving La Luz Del Mundo: Houstonians: Have you ever noticed the La Luz Del Mundo temple on 50 North just past the Loop, and wondered what that was all about? Turns out it was a Mexican Christian sect that turned cult, whose leader was brought down by the young women he sexually abused. The whole story is explored in this documentary. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

The Resident: Nic’s father comes to the hospital in the fall finale. 7 p.m., Fox

The Winchesters: Mary and John find trails that lead to their fathers. Fall finale.  7 p.m., The CW

Monarch: An arrest is made in the murder. Fall finale. 8 p.m., Fox

People’s Choice Awards: They’re still doing these! Huh! 8 p.m., NBC


Too Hot to Handle: Season four of this hot garbage. (Not that I, fan of Love is Blind, am in any position to judge.) Netflix

DC’s Stargirl: Courtney and the JSA  find themselves in the fight of their lives. Series finale. 7 p.m., The CW

The Masked Singer: Sing-Along Special: Never-before-seen holiday performances, behind-the-scenes, and bloopers. 7 p.m., Fox

Chicago Med: Will relies on the newly donated OR 2.0 to save a patient. Fall finale. 7 p.m., NBC

The Conners: Dan meets his mother-in-law for the first time (the wonderful Jane Curtin guest stars). Fall finale. 7 p.m., ABC

The Goldbergs: Beverly turns grinch in the fall finale. 7:30 p.m., ABC

Abbott Elementary: Jacob crashes Barbara and Melissa’s Christmas dinner. Fall finale. 8 p.m., ABC

The Amazing Race: The final three teams race through Nashville for the $1 million prize. Season finale. 8 p.m., CBS

Chicago Fire: A familiar face makes a shocking return. Fall finale. 8 p.m., NBC

Home Economics: One member of the family experiences unexpected financial troubles. Fall finale. 8:30 p.m., ABC

Big Sky: Cassie begins to unravel the secrets of Sunny Day Excursions. Fall finale. 9 p.m., ABC

Chicago P.D.: The team closes in on Sean O’Neal in the fall finale. 9 p.m., NBC


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: It’s Trevor Noah’s last show. Bye, Trevor! You did a good job, kid! 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Emancipation: Will Smith stars in this film about “Whipped Peter,” a man who escaped slavery, whose wounds were photographed and appeared in Harper’s Weekly, helping to galvanize the opposition to slavery. Premiere. Apple TV

Doom Patrol: DC’s unlikeliest heroes are back. Season four. HBO Max

Little America: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s heartwarming anthology series about immigrants in America returns for a second season. Premiere Apple TV+

The Real Housewives of Miami: Season five. Peacock

It’s a Wonderful Binge: In this parody of The Purge, drinking and drugs are all outlawed except on one day of the year: The Binge. This year, The Binge happens to fall on Christmas as a group of friends grapples with the responsibilities of adulthood. Hulu

CMA Country Christmas: Carly Pearce hosts, with performances by Steven Curtis Chapman, Dan + Shay, Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Pearce, Molly Tuttle, and The War And Treaty. 8 p.m., ABC

Superstar: Reba McEntire: A look at the life of Fancy herself. Premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Hell’s Kitchen: The final ten chefs compete in the fall finale. 7 p.m., Fox

Law & Order: A murder suspect escapes police custody. Fall finale. 7 p.m., NBC

Young Sheldon: Shelton’s database gets him in trouble with the university. Fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Law & Order: SVU: Benson tries to make Noah’s Christmas wish come true in the fall finale. 8 p.m., NBC

Welcome to Flatch: Barb holds auditions for her own “Barbieshop” quartet for the holidays. Fall finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Call Me Kat: Kat joins Max at his rock climbing gym in the fall finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Law & Order: Organized Crime: Bell and Stabler make some creative decisions to keep their team safe in the fall finale. 9 p.m., NBC


Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?: This documentary follows Tony-award-winning Broadway actress Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel as she tours the country in preparation for a concert at Madison Square Garden. Premiere. Disney+

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part 2: Season two. Netflix

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio: Guillermo del Toro reimagines the classic puppet-come-to-lief story in this new film. Premiere. Netflix

S.W.A.T.: Violence erupts at a food truck festival in the fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Fire Country: Vince’s judgment is compromised by a dangerous rescue. Fall finale. 8 p.m., CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Fall finale. 8 p.m., The CW

Blue Bloods: Frank and the mayor butt heads over an off-duty cop. Fall finale. 9 p.m., CBS


Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin and Martin Short with musical guest Brandi Carlisle 10:30 p.m., NBC

Serial Killer Capital: Baton Rouge: This new series examines the 12-year period between 1992 and 2004 when more than three dozen women were brutally murdered in the Baton Rouge area, and law enforcement grappled with the mystery of whether or not they had multiple serial killers. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Oxygen

Amsterdam: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington star in this David O. Russell film as three friends who find themselves in the center of a murder mystery in the 1930s. The supporting cast is bonkers: Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek, and Robert De Niro. 7 p.m., HBO


The White Lotus: Not sure what is going to happen except that SOMEONE is going to die. Maybe multiple SOMEONE’S. Season finale. 8 p.m., HBO

National Tree Lighting: The National Parks Service lights up the Christmas tree in the 100th celebration of the annual tradition. 7 p.m., CBS

Family Law: Nina discovers she is not her father’s biological daughter in the fall finale. PLOT TWIST. 7 p.m., The CW

The Simpsons: Coach Moe teaches Nelson the art of hockey goonery. Fall finale. 7 p.m., Fox

The Great North: Moon rescues a reindeer. Fall finale. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Bob’s Burgers: Bob and Linda try to attend all three kids’ Christmas performances. Fall finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Family Guy: Stewie and Doug compete for snack captain in the fall finale. 8:30 p.m., Fox

Must Love Christmas: A romance novelist finds herself in a love triangle with her childhood crush and a reporter in this new holiday rom-com. Premiere. 8 p.m., CBS



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