‘The Curse,’ ‘The Buccaneers,’ ‘The Killer,’ ‘For All Mankind,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week



Gumbo Coalition: Marc Morial and Janet Murguía join forces to fight structural racism during the Trump years in this documentary. Max

Masters of Illusion: The CW has promoted Masters of Illusion and World’s Funniest Animals from Friday night to Monday, which says a lot about how the new The CW is going. Season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

World’s Funniest Animals: Season premiere. 8:30 p.m., The CW


Dolly Parton: From Rhinestones to Rock and Roll: Dear ABC press team: Please release a simple one-page press release on all of your specials, news programs, and documentaries. I have an idea what this hour of television will be, but need some confirmation and there is LITERALLY NOTHING on your press site or the internet in general to offer me any assistance in promoting YOUR SHOW. Seriously, get it together, Signed, Therese. 9 p.m., ABC

Stand Up and Shout: Songs from a Philly High School: This documentary follows a group of Philadelphian 10th graders as they participate in a songwriting contest following the isolation of the pandemic. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Wipeout: Season premiere. 8 p.m., TBS


The Buccaneers: Based on the Edith Wharton novel of the same name, a group of wealthy American girls seek husbands in 1870s London during debutante season. Series premiere. Apple TV+

Escaping Twin Flames: Hey, it’s another docuseries about that relationship cult, Twin Flames. Series premiere. Netflix

The 57th CMA Awards: Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning host the country music awards ceremony again. 7 p.m., ABC

NBC News Republican Presidential Debate: The clown show goes network. 7 p.m., NBC

The Santa Clauses: Season two premiere. Disney+


Rap Sh!t: Season two. Max

Colin from Accounts: In this new romantic comedy, a couple meet-cutes over a car accident and an injured dog. Series premiere. Paramount+

Sesame Street: Season premiere. Max

Big Brother: Season finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Doom Patrol: Series finale. Max

Loki: Season finale.  Disney+


The Curse: Nathan Fielder and Emma Stone star in this dark new dramedy as a couple who co-hosts a home improvement show, and have a curse placed on them by an angry child. Series premiere. (This series will also debut on Showtime on Sunday evening at 9 p.m.)  Paramount+ with Showtime

The Killer: Michael Fassbender stars in this new David Fincher film as an international assassin who turns against his bosses. And this is great and all, but isn’t it time to get back to Mindhunter, David? Premiere. Netflix

007: Road to a Million: Brian Cox hosts this new adventure competition in which nine pairs of people face James Bond-inspired challenges. Series premiere. Prime Video

For All Mankind: Season four premiere. Apple TV+

After the Blast: The Will to Survive: Bob Woodruff returns to Iraq to visit the site where a roadside bomb nearly took his life in this ABC News special. 7 p.m., ABC


Saturday Night Live: Timothee Chalamet and Boygenius 10:30 p.m., NBC

Albert Brooks: Defending My Life: A documentary about the genius comedic filmmaker Albert Brooks. He’s probably best known for Defending Your Life, but you should check out Real Life, which predicted our reality TV moment. Premiere. 7 p.m., HBO

The Silence: In this British mystery drama, a deaf teenager’s life is changed after she receives a cochlear implant and witnesses a murder. Series premiere. 6 p.m., Ovation


Beacon 23: Lena Headey and Stephan James star in this sci-fi drama about a man who lives in a 23rd-century space lighthouse. Series premiere. MGM+

The Circus: Election Day is now behind us, so it’s time for the season finale. 6 p.m., Showtime

Being There: A simpleminded gardener becomes one of the world’s most powerful men in this Peter Sellers classic. 4:45 p.m., TCM


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