TV highlights for the week of Dec. 1-7 – Detroit Free Press

Chuck Barney, East Bay Times Published 9:54 p.m. ET Nov. 29, 2019 | Updated 9:59 p.m. ET Nov. 29, 2019

SUNDAY

In the milestone 250th episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, a former black ops agent (Carl Beukes) originally recruited and trained by Hetty Lange returns to seek revenge on Hetty for the life she introduced him to. (9:30 p.m., CBS).

MONDAY

Laugh and call him names all you want, but theres no denying that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer continues to be a major prime-time attraction. The beloved 1964 animated special gets another holly-jolly airing tonight. (8 p.m., CBS).

Garth Brooks: The Road Im On is a two-night Biography special that promises an intimate look into the life and career of the best-selling solo artist of all time. Included: interviews with Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, George Strait, James Taylor and many more. (9 p.m., A&E).

Alex Borstein, left, and Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Amazon Prime is releasing the shows third season Friday.(Photo: Amazon)

TUESDAY

Brad Paisley Thinks Hes Special is the title of, well, his new special. The country music star showcases his hits and his humor during a performance at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. (8 p.m., ABC).

Residents of Whoville, beware: The green ol grouch with a heart thats two sizes too small returns in the latest airing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (8 p.m., NBC).

Country music star Trisha Yearwood hosts and performs on the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas special. Shell be joined by, among others, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, CeCe Winans and Brett Young. (9 p.m., ABC).

WEDNESDAY

Move over, Griswolds, and meet The Moodys. Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins headline this holiday comedy series about a dysfunctional family that attempts to have the perfect Christmas and fails miserably. (9 p.m., Fox).

As the sixth and final season of Vikings begins, Ivar the Boneless has left Kattegat on a journey to parts unknown. Meanwhile, Bjorn Ironside has some struggles in his new role as king of Kattegat. (9 p.m., History).

THURSDAY

A Charlie Brown Christmas returns to remind us of the true meaning of the holiday and that scrawny little tree needs our love, too. (8 p.m., ABC).

Project Runway apparently is poised to blast off into a new season. Challenge No. 1: Create an innovative look inspired by space exploration. (9:30 p.m., Bravo).

FRIDAY

Rachel Brosnahan returns as the title character in Season 3 of acclaimed period comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. As the new episodes drop, Midge is taking her stand-up comedy to the next level by embarking on her first national tour and opening for popular singer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). However, she and her manager, Susie, will soon discover that life on tour can be just as humbling as it is glamorous. (Amazon Prime).

Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul headline the new series Truth Be Told. Set in San Francisco, it follows a true-crime podcaster who is compelled to reopen a murder case that made her a national sensation. (Apple TV Plus).

SATURDAY

In the feel-good holiday film A Christmas Love Story, Kristin Chenoweth plays a youth choir director who is struggling to write a big song for a Christmas Eve show. Sparks fly (of course) after the arrival of a golden-voiced boy and his widowed father (Scott Wolf). (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel).

Chuck Barney, East Bay Times

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