This week we have a lot of episodes of the Amy Poehler / Nick Offerman crafting competition, Making It. There’s also the season premiere of Joe Pera Talks with You and the final episode of Silicon Valley. It’s a pretty good week as we get closer and closer to holiday break.
Also, if you’d like to see a movie, you should see Knives Out. It’s very good.
Here’s what to watch on TV this week!
10-11 Making It – SEASON PREMIERE! The fun crafting competition hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman returns for a new season – this one is holiday-themed and airing almost every night. Which seems like a lot but, man, there is not a lot on this week and you’ll be grateful for it.
10-11 Making It – See what I mean? Also, the episode listing does not sound particularly holiday-themed, so maybe I was wrong above. We’ll all find out together.
8-9 Survivor – No information available! CBS just not gonna play ball, apparently.
8-9 The Masked Singer – Four more people in masks sing! There is so little I can say about new episodes, except that they seemingly change the format every week. It feels like they can’t remember how the rules worked last week.
9-10 The Moodys – SERIES PREMIERE! Hey, it’s a limited-run Christmas series starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins. It’s about a dysfunctional family getting together for the holidays and it could be fun. I’m happy to maybe have a Denis Leary Christmas project to replace The Ref, which holds up pretty well but you have to deal with Kevin Spacey.
10-11 Making It – I’m glad to have this show to watch this week but I’m not glad to have four episodes to write up before the first one airs.
10-11 Stumptown – Dex investigates a case with an ex’s widow, which seems like a lot to process. Also, Grey’s relationship with Liz strains his relationship with Dex. We all agree Liz is up to something, right? Also, she’s the perfect casting for this role because she’s very attractive but I can’t remember what she looks like when she’s not on camera.
12-1 am Toast of London – In case you haven’t seen this insane comedy from our friends in England, it’s finally airing in America. I mean, it’s also on Netflix already but now you can see it with commercial breaks. It’s a truly bonkers show starring Matt Berry from The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, and What We Do in the Shadows as a struggling actor and it’s nuts. I can’t even tell you how weird a show this is.
8-9 A Charlie Brown Christmas – You know how much I love Peanuts, and this is a favorite. And this time, to fill out the hour, there’s a new series of animated vignettes based on the comic strips, and those are always fun.
8-10 A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special – It’s a new collection of holiday sketches! I mean, the sketches aren’t new, but it’s reportedly a different collection than they ran for last Christmas. That’s pretty cool!
10-11 Making It – Last episode for the week! Let them pile up on the DVR and watch them over the weekend!
8:30-9 The Unicorn – Wade pretends to be in a relationship to avoid being set up on blind dates. Weird how his friends keep setting him up and my friends don’t even try because they know I’m going to die alone and they have better ways to spend their time.
10-11 Evil – David questions his future as a priest after being accused of inflicting severe harm during an exorcism. This show is better than it sounds, I promise.
12-12:30 am Joe Pera Talks with You – SEASON PREMIERE! One of my favorite shows returns! Joe just wants to have a pleasant conversation with you about the things that interest him and it’s brilliant and hilarious and sometimes beautiful. Tonight, he shares his knowledge about beans and takes us on a hike.
Fuller House – The final season of a show that I am never going to watch hits today. Please insert your own Aunt Becky joke.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – The new season of a show that is very good and that I am very far behind on! I don’t know that I can ever catch up. Also, I have this weird thing where I think Rachel Brosnahan is standing in the way of Alison Brie winning awards and I’ve created this presumably nonexistent rivalry based on nothing. Of course, now they’re both chasing Phoebe Waller-Bridge. This is like how I imagined Jon Hamm resented Bryan Cranston, which definitely wasn’t true. I’m more invested in their careers than they are!
Reprisal – SERIES PREMIERE! I don’t know much about this show about a woman seeking revenge, but it stars Abigail Spencer and she’s like a human Nintendo Seal of Quality.
Happy Tom Waits Day! Tom hits 70 today and I’d like you all to join me in a bourbon shot in his honor.
11:30-1 am Saturday Night Live – Jennifer Lopez hosts! It’s been so long since she’s been in a thing that I watched that I might not recognize her. She’s doing well, but you can’t stay on my radar with romcoms and talent shows!
8-9 Supergirl – I don’t usually cover the DC CW shows because I don’t think they’re very good. But this is the beginning of the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” event which is going to bring in alternate versions of characters from all over the DC multiverse, and I can’t pass that up. I’m especially looking forward to Batman: The Animated Series star Kevin Conroy playing the Kingdom Come version of Bruce Wayne. No fooling, I might cry when that happens.
9-10:05 Watchmen – Angela’s mysterious past in Vietnam is revealed. Also, the episode title is “A God Walks into a Bar”, which makes me think maybe we’re going to see Dr. Manhattan this week.
10:05-10:55 Silicon Valley – SERIES FINALE! The Pied Piper guys try to pull off a spectacular feat on the day of a big launch. As much as this show tends to meander plotwise, I’m really going to miss these guys.
10:55-11:30 Mrs. Fletcher – SERIES FINALE! The miniseries wraps up tonight and, confession time, this show might be too sexy for me. I’ve aged into an era where a middle-aged woman rediscovering her sexuality gets me too flustered.
11:30-12 am Rick and Morty – No information available! Let’s close this out on a high note!
“I never realized you had so much neck. I mean that in a good way. Necks are neat.” — Ben Caffrey
“The last thing the voices told me was to leave. To go to Australia. Pretty big country you’ve got here. A little specificity would have been nice.” — Kevin Garvey, Sr.