TV best bets: Mariah Carey, George Michael, Kelly Clarkson, 'Lost in Space,' 'Annie Live!'

Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

Published in Entertainment News

The first full week after Thanksgiving features no shortage of holiday programming.

AppleTV+ on Friday brings another Mariah Carey Christmas special as she again embraces her holiday bona fides.

NBC debuts a new Kelly Clarkson Christmas special on Wednesday while bringing back the live musical on Thursday with “Annie Live!” The network also concludes “La Brea” Tuesday, the same day USA and Syfy wrap season one of “Chucky.”

ABC airs its annual “CMA Country Christmas” Monday followed by a special about the late Georgia Michael Tuesday.

The longest-running scripted non-animated comedy of all time, FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” returns for its 15th season on Wednesday. Also, “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” which launched many spinoffs, returns on Bravo the same night for its 16th season.

Over on Netflix, the third and final season of “Lost in Space” drops Wednesday, the same day as Roku brings back NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” as a Christmas movie after NBC canceled the show. Netflix also concludes its popular series “Money Heist” Friday.


HBO Max’s biggest offering is an animated adult series called “Santa Inc.” in which Sarah Silverman’s character vies to become the first female Santa. The series starts Thursday.

This covers Monday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 5. All times Eastern.


“The Housewife and the Shah Shocker” 12:01 a.m. Hulu — Sifting through “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah’s alleged involvement in a telemarketing scheme that preys on the elderly and the criminal charges that she faces.


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