‘1923,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,’ the World Cup final and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

 

MONDAY

Baking It!: Comedy queens Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph host this baking competition that you will find over on Peacock. They are just giving you this first taste for free on NBC on this one night. Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC & Peacock

The Cleaning Lady: Thony decides to take matters into her own hands in the two-hour fall finale. 7 p.m., Fox

The Good Doctor: Dr. Murphy creates competition between the doctors with a new rating system. Fall finale. 9 p.m., ABC

The Dogs of the Year 2022: I KEEP TELLING YOU, THEY’RE ALL GOOD DOGS, BRENT. 7 p.m., The CW

Midsomer Murders: Season premiere. Acorn

Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge: It’s exactly what it sounds like. Tamera Mowry-Housley hosts. Series premiere. Prime Video

Kindred: A young Black woman who is trying to establish her own life finds herself being pulled back and forth through time to a nineteenth-century plantation with deep ties to her family in this new limited series. Series premiere. Hulu

TUESDAY

Pelosi in the House: Filmed over three decades by Nancy Pelosi’s documentarian daughter, Alexandra, this tells the extraordinary story of the first woman Speaker of the House. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

The Battle for Justina Pelletier: When a 14-year-old girl came to the hospital with mysterious symptoms, the hospital turned her over to the state, convinced that her parents were abusing her. This documentary series explores this case which eventually became a national debate about parental rights and child protections. Premiere. Peacock

The Voice: Three-hour season finale. 7 p.m., NBC

FBI: A teen shows up at FBI headquarters seeking protection from the men who killed his father in the fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS

FBI: International: The team investigates the mysterious death of an American model in Milan. Fall finale. 8 p.m., CBS

FBI: Most Wanted: The team investigates the murder of three prosecutors in rural Arkansas in the fall finale. 9 p.m., CBS

Gudetama: The lazy egg reluctantly joins Shakipiyo, a newly hatched chick on an adventure to find their mother. The Japanese, y’all. Premiere. Netflix

WEDNESDAY

National Treasure: Edge of History: In this new series based on the popular National Treasure movies, a young DREAMer embarks on an adventure in search of answers about her family. Series premiere. Disney+

Don’t Pick Up the Phone: This docuseries looks into the horrific true crime case in which a hoax caller convinced managers at fast-food establishments to strip search their innocent employees. Premiere. Netflix

Survivor: Three-hour season finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Finding Harmony: Chorus director David Brown goes to Springfield, Ohio to try to bring a fractured community together through song. Premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

LEGO Masters: Two-hour season finale. 7 p.m., Fox

The Hunt for the Versailles Killer: A look into the Andrew Cunanan manhunt. Premiere. Hulu

THURSDAY

Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration: This animated and live-action special celebrates the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with all-new musical performances. Premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Call Me Miss Cleo: The rise, fall, and reinvention of TV psychic, Miss Cleo. Premiere. HBO Max

Love for the Ages: For one month, middle-aged couples swap out their spouses for much-younger partners in this reality trainwreck “social experiment.” Peacock

The Simpsons Meet the Bocellis: Homer surprises Marge with the ultimate gift: an unforgettable performance from Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli, his son Matteo, and daughter Virginia, in this new special. Premiere. Disney+

The Game: Season two. Paramount+

Ghosts: Sam tries to spark a romance between Jay’s sister and her male friend in the one-hour special. Fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS

So Help Me Todd: Todd helps Margaret in an investigation into a dating app in the fall finale. 8 p.m., CBS

CSI: Vegas: The team discovers a connection between the murders of two Regency Romantic Festival attendees and some of their previous cases. Fall finale. 9 p.m., CBS

The Parent Test: Twelve families participate in this challenge to find the most effective parenting techniques to raise happy, healthy kids. Premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Christmas Around the USA: A look at how Christmas is celebrated in communities across this country.  7 p.m., The CW

FRIDAY

The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari: In December 2019, a cruise ship off of New Zealand sent 50 passengers on an excursion to a live volcano. (I should note here that the excursion was run by  a third-party vendor, and not by the cruise ship itself.) While those 50 people were on the volcano, the volcano erupted, killing 22 of those passengers, the remaining survivors suffered horrible burns and other injuries. And I bet you never heard about any of it because COVID happened and then there was no other news. This documentary explores the harrowing event with first-hand footage. Netflix

Dance Monsters: Folks in this dance competition become monsters through VFX for reasons that I do not understand. Series premiere. Netflix

The Recruit: Noah Centineo stars in this new CIA thriller as a rookie lawyer who finds himself in danger when a former asset threatens to expose secrets. Series premiere. Netflix

The Apology: Anna Gunn stars in this horror/thriller as a woman whose family’s Christmas celebration turns into a violent game of revenge. Premiere. Shudder, AMC+

SATURDAY

The Banshees of Inisherin: Collin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson reunite in this film as two Irish friends whose relationship is fractured and one of them will do anything to fix it. 7 p.m., HBO

Jamie vs. Britney: The Father Daughter Trials: This docuseries claims to look at the controversial conservatorship from both sides, both Britney’s and her father, Jamie’s. But do we really need to hear his side of things? Really? Discovery+

Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation: Gordon Ramsay takes friends Gino D’Acampo and Fred Siriex on a road trip in search of good food and Santa himself. Premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

SUNDAY

1923: Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren star in this newest installment of the Yellowstone story. It will explore the early 20th century in the West, and the pandemics, the end of Prohibition, the Great Depression, and historic droughts that disrupted the region. Series premiere. Paramount+ & 8 p.m., Paramount

World Cup Final: Don’t know who will be in it as of this writing, but don’t be shocked if it ends up with Morocco vs. Croatia in this crazy competition. 9 a.m., Fox

The Sound of Music: It’s time once again to spin around in the Alps. 6 p.m., ABC

Yellowstone: Winter finale. 7 p.m., Paramount

 

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