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It may be Thanksgiving week, but no worries, there is still new television to keep you occupied while you stuff your face.
Here are all the shows premiering this week.
Sunday November 22nd
Buddy vs. Christmas
Buddy Valastro goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists in a new Christmas-themed competition series from the Food Network. Buddy’s skills will be tested as he goes up against an award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, an animatronics expert and more. Comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quin will be the judges, and decide who wins the competition. The series will be four episodes airing at 10pm ET.
The new FX drama, Black Narcissus, is based on the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden. It follows young nuns of St. Faith as they attempt to establish a mission at a remote clifftop palace once known as the ‘House of Women’ that holds many dark secrets. Its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to repeat a terrible tragedy. All three episodes will be airing right after the other at 8pm ET. All the episodes will also be available Monday via FX on Hulu.
Tuesday November 24th
Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends
There are different levels to worldwide hotshot entertainer Jennifer Aniston. However the way to progress didn’t come without its difficulties. Aniston emanates a weak warmth both on and off screen that keeps her crowd faithful. All of this is explored in the new documentary about the Friends superstar. The special will air at 9pm ET on Reelz.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
The 15th season of CMT’s longest running show is here. There are some changes though, because it is 2020, the franchise conducted worldwide auditions virtually, resulting in one of the most diverse and talented casts to date. The DCC Summer Training Camp will unfold inside a “bubble,” where hopefuls lived, trained and filmed together. With more auditions and contestants than ever before, competition is stiff and drama is sure to ensue as the candidates must perfect new, technically challenging routines each week to impress longtime coaches Kelli Finglass and Judy Trammell. The season will be eight episodes, and will air Tuesdays at 10pm ET.
The Have and Have Nots
The 8th season of the hit Tyler Perry series premieres. It will focus on a number of things, starting with the aftermath of the Cryers learning of their son Wyatt’s death, Candace’s speculated pregnancy might be focused a bit more, and so will be Hanna’s budding love life with Al, and so much more! New episodes will be available every Tuesday at 8pm ET.
Wednesday November 25th
Saved By the Bell
The long awaited reboot of Saved By the Bell is finally here! Our favorite high schoolers (with the exception of Screech) are back in the all new series by NBC streaming service Peacock. The new series California governor Zack Morris who gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools. He proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids a much-needed dose of reality. The entire season will be available on Wednesday November 25th.
Thursday November 26th
12 Dates of Christmas
The newest dating show from HBO Max will Love is Blind’s Sam Dean as show-runner and Insecure’s Natasha Rothwell as narrator. The romance begins at a fairytale castle in Austria where ten magical wintery dates await – from ugly sweater parties and an intriguing masquerade ball to après-ski activities. However, there will be twists along the way, including new love interests arriving, regular elimination ceremonies, complicated blasts from the past and no shortage of conflicting emotions. After bringing someone home for the holidays, they must decide whether to commit or walk away forever by the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. The series will be eight episodes long. HBO Max will drop three episodes for the first two weeks with the last two episodes dropping on the third week. New episodes will go live Thursdays at 3AM ET.
The Flight Attendant
New mini-series The Flight Attendant is a dark comedic thriller based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.Starring Kaley Cuoco stars in the story of how your entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The series is eight episodes long with three episodes dropping the first week, two episodes the the next two weeks and the final episode dropping the fourth week. HBO Max will air the episodes at 3AM ET.
Texas 6 is the new docu-series from CBS All Access. It follows the Greyhounds, a high school six-man football team under the direction of Coach Dewaine Lee as they attempt a three-peat for the 6-Man Football State Championship. While football remains the spine of Strawn, the show ultimately depicts the spirit of a small town and a team that shows up for one another on and off the field. The series will be 8 episodes long with three episodes premiering the first week with one episode airing the following weeks. New episodes will be available at 3AM ET on CBS All Access.
Tyler Perry’s Ruthless
The second half of season two starts up. As Ruthless continues, many of the faithful followers have begun to uncover the evil that exists beneath the surface of the Rakudushis movement. Armed with this knowledge, Ruth and several new fearful cult members try to take control of their individual destinies. The attempts will prove to be almost impossible for anyone who does not have allies they think they can trust. Viewers will see more sex, lies, and murder in this cult that is living up to its fate. Three episodes will drop on Thanksgiving day with one episode a week following for the remaining nine episodes. You can catch the episodes every Thursday at 3am ET on BET+.
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration is back for it’s fifth run! The Thanksgiving tradition will continue this year with hosts Derek and Julianne Hough who will “sing and dance through a medley of holiday classics in a fantastical new show open,” according to Disney Parks. In addition to the Houghs, Trevor Jackson from Freeform’s “grown-ish” will host the program from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The special may not look that different than past years, and thats because many of the performances will be pulled from the archives. Due to the pandemic Disney will be re-airing performances from pasty years, including Ciara’s 2017 performance of the “Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock” medley, Kelly Clarkson’s 2016 performance of “Underneath The Tree”, OneRepublic’s 2016 performance of “What a Wonderful World”, Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell’s 2017 performance of “When We’re Together” from “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”, and more! The show will also include a sneak preview of Disney and Pixar’s upcoming film “Soul” as well as the “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure” ride set to debut next year at EPCOT. You can catch the special at 9pm ET on ABC.
Friday November 27th
Biggest Little Christmas Showdown
The new HGTV series will incorporate the nation’s best miniaturists as they face-off to create the merriest mini holiday houses, complete with all the festive, tiny trimmings. Each week, only one team will wow the spirited panel of judges, including designer Genevieve Gorder and miniatures experts June Clinkscales and Dave Asling, to advance to the next round of this cheerful competition. In the final round, the top contenders will craft their most extravagant mini holiday houses ever for a chance at the ultimate victory: a grand prize worth $50,000 and the surprise of a lifetime when their winning miniature is super-sized into a magical vacation home decked out for the season. The series will be hosted by James Monroe Iglehart who is best know for portraying the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway. It will be a four-part miniseries with a new episode airing every Friday at 9pm ET on HGTV.
Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special
Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special is not like his previous releases as he recorded it in front of a socially-distanced crowd wearing masks. He also headed to the stage without testing roughly 99% of his bits. You can watch the special live on November 27th at 8pm ET. The special will become immediately available on the Comedy Central app and Video On Demand after it airs. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch the special for free on the Comedy Central app from Dec. 13 until February 2021.
Jessica Chambers: An ID Murder Mystery
When firefighters are called to the scene of a vehicle blazing on a rural road in Courtland, Mississippi on December 6th, 2014, they discover severely burned 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. Despite being badly injured, the young woman manages to whisper a potential suspect’s name. After Jessica’s gruesome death, the investigation into her brutal murder begins to tear at the seams of the small town when a clear racial divide appears in and out of the courtroom. One shocking mistrial leads to another and it seems Jessica’s accused killer might walk free, until a fateful crime one state over brings hope that this tragic case might be closed. The ID special will cover the gruesome death, investigation, and murder trial. You can watch the special at 9pm ET on ID.
The Movie Show
Roger & Ebert meets Sesame Street! The Movie Show is a fictional public access movie review show hosted by two puppets Deb and Wade (voiced by Adam Dubowsky and Alex Stone) discussing the biggest sci-fi blockbusters of all time. Each week they’ll dish out hot takes on upcoming blockbusters, including “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Dune” and “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3,” as well as classic fan-favorites such as “Back to the Future,” “Jumanji” and “Apollo 13.” The show will feature exclusive deleted scenes and a star-studded line-up of interview guests, including Bruce the shark from “Jaws” and Steven King’s laptop. Deb and Wade will also catch-up with everyone’s favorite movie stars of yesteryear, such as the T-Rex from “Jurassic Park,” Splinter from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and many more. The season will be 12 episodes with the first episode airing on Friday November 27th, the second episode on Sunday November 29th, and then the rest of the episodes will air every Thursday after that. The first two episodes will at at 11:35 pm with the rest of the episodes airing at 11pm ET on Syfy.
Sugar Rush Christmas
The second season of the Netflix compition show will feature Christmas-related challenges at the cake makers over 3 rounds of baking. And, with each passing round, a team will get eliminated. In the final round, 2 teams will compete for the grand prize of $10,000 by baking elaborate cakes. The entire season will be available on Friday November 27th on Netflix.
Season 2 of the hit Netflix show is here, and fans couldn’t be happier. Netflix released a sneak peek of the new season on Thursday, October 29. The footage shows additional drama between Mel and Jack, as Charmaine’s pregnancy progresses and their relationship is tested. The season will be ten episodes with the whole season being available on Friday November 27th.
Saturday November 28th
Who Killed the Lyon Sisters?
It was March 25, 1975, when 10-year-old Katherine and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon, daughters of well-known Washington radio personality John Lyon, walked to a shopping mall near their home in Kensington, Maryland. The girls vanished and their bodies were never found. The new ID special details the details of the case and explores how the murder mystery was solved over four decades later. The special will air on Saturday November 28th at 9pm ET on ID.
What are you most excited to watch this week? Let us know in the comments.
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