ALMOST CHRISTMAS (2016) 7:45 p.m. on FXM. 88TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER 8 p.m. on NBC. AMERICAN MASTERS– KEITH HARING: STREET ART BOY (2020) 9 p.m. on PBS (check regional listings). A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS 8:30 p.m. on CBS.
It will be followed at 9 p.m. by CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, a special with acts consisting of Tim McGraw, Lady A, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town and Darius Rucker.
In between streaming, cable television and network, the contemporary television landscape is a large one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV today, Nov. 30– Dec. 6. Times and information are subject to alter.
THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG 8 p.m. on ABC. The New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway has actually been closed since mid-March, when, thanks to the pandemic, the “Aladdin” musical rubbed its last lamp of 2020 and beyond. If all goes according to strategy, spotlights at the theater will be cranked back up on Monday and pointed at cast members of “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and the North American touring companies of “Frozen,” who are slated to perform from the theater as part of this special. The hour also consists of performances by a variety of celeb entertainers, including Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Katy Perry and Leslie Odom Jr. It will be followed at 9 p.m. by CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, an unique with acts consisting of Tim McGraw, Lady A, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town and Darius Rucker.
A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS 8:30 p.m. on CBS. This year, Dolly Parton contributed $1 million to help fund research study for a coronavirus vaccine, in a philanthropic shot heard around the internet. Those who desire to reveal their appreciation (or simply desire to hear Parton sing holiday classics) can tune in to this unique, which comes on the heels of Partons recently-released Christmas album of the same name.
YOUR HONOR 10 p.m. on Showtime. Bryan Cranston stars in this legal-drama mini-series. Adapted from the Israeli TV program “Kvodo” by the British film writer and playwright Peter Moffat, “Your Honor” casts Cranston as Michael Desiato, a New Orleans criminal-court judge who gets thrust into an unsafe, ethically murky circumstance when his kid (Hunter Doohan) kills the child of a powerful mobster (Michael Stuhlbarg) in a hit-and-run. Desiato races to shield his boy from justice of both the rough and legal ranges. “This character really was having a pretty great day before all of this came crashing down on him,” Cranston said in a current interview with The Times. “Thats what makes great drama.”
ALMOST CHRISTMAS (2016) 7:45 p.m. on FXM. David E. Talbert, the writer-director accountable for the current, jubilant Netflix vacation movie “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” cut his Christmas sweet tooth with this comedy-drama for grown-ups. The film casts Danny Glover as Walter, a widowed patriarch who hosts his adult kids for the very first household Christmas celebration since their mom died. Its cast includes Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, JB Smoove and MoNique. “Marital infidelity, drug dependence and offering out are among the subjects of the significant threads, and for the majority of the movie the comical product outpaces the major things,” Glenn Kenny composed in his evaluation for The New York Times. “The most affecting subplot has Walter attempting to replicate his recently deceased better halfs sweet potato pie.”
AMERICAN MASTERS– KEITH HARING: STREET ART BOY (2020) 9 p.m. on PBS (examine local listings). When Keith Haring died in 1991, at 31, his obituary in The Times offered a succinct description of his profession: “short but meteoric.” This new documentary chronicles that profession, which began in the stubborn belly of the New York City subway system and rapidly started to shape the art scene of the 1980s and beyond.
THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) 8 p.m. on TCM. John Huston was, as the critic Bosley Crowther put it in his evaluation for The Times in 1941, however “a fledgling whose previous efforts have actually been dedicated to composing scripts” when he brought out this movie noir, his very first movie as a writer-director. Humphrey Bogart stars as a private detective, opposite Mary Astor as a strange female who hires him. The majority of viewers are most likely already acquainted with the plot of this classic– but stating anything more would be a spoiler for those who arent.
SE7EN (1995) 6:04 p.m. on Syfy. David Finchers latest film, “Mank,” strikes Netflix this weekend, simply over 25 years after Fincher launched this grisly secret thriller.
88TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER 8 p.m. on NBC. Crowds of people usually turn out to see the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center. With the ceremony closed to the public, the event assures to be more of a quiet night this year, but the live broadcast will go on.
CHILD GOD (2020) 9 p.m. on HBO. This documentary from the filmmaker Hannah Olson takes a look at the case of a Las Vegas fertility doctor who for years used his own sperm to fertilize patients. Olson examines the fallout by following a number of individuals who have found out that the medical professional, now deceased, is their father.
THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) 9:50 p.m. on Showtime. That musical-comedy stars Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as 2 criminal-musicians, Jake and Elwood Blues, who careen through a plot that includes a lot of R&B and more than one long cars and truck chase.