On TV this Friday: Big Mouth heads to summer camp, HBO Max is feeling a new Euphoria, Mariah Carey rings in the holiday season and three more CBS procedurals are back. Here are 16 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Big Mouth and CBS Dramas Return, New Euphoria Episode, Mariah Carey Xmas Special and More
Season 4 premiere (all 10 episodes): The gang heads to summer camp, where they contend with Tito the Anxiety Mosquito; Ayo Edebiri makes her debut as the new voice of Missy in Episode 9. (Watch trailer.)
Earth at Night in Color
Tom Hiddleston narrates this six-part docuseries that uses cutting-edge technology to capture animals’ nocturnal lives.
The first of two standalone episodes in the lead-up to Season 2 follows Rue as she celebrates Christmas after her relapse. (Airs Sunday on HBO; watch trailer.)
Film premiere: A fairy godmother-in-training (Idiotsitter‘s Jillian Bell) answers a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, who is now a 40-year-old single mom (Arrested Development‘s Isla Fisher). (Watch trailer.)
The Hardy Boys
Stateside premiere (all 13 episodes): Brothers Frank and Joe Hardy (played by Virgin River‘s Rohan Campbell and Locke & Key‘s Alexander Elliot) get sleuthing in an attempt to uncover a family secret; James Tupper (Big Little Lies) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)
Film premiere: Alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) races to finish Citizen Kane; Amanda Seyfried (Twin Peaks) and Lily Collins (Emily in Paris) co-star.
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
The North Pole calls on the “All I Want for Christmas” singer to help combat a “holiday cheer crisis”; Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris appear. (Watch trailer.)
Sound of Metal
Film premiere: A punk-metal percussionist (The Night Of‘s Riz Ahmed) faces permanent hearing loss; Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) co-stars.
Kid of the Year
Trevor Noah hosts this hour-long special honoring extraordinary young leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities; Kristen Bell, Simone Biles, Billie Eilish, Chris Hemsworth, Angelina Jolie, Brie Larson and more appear.
Season 5 premiere: The Phoenix team’s search for a woman with intel on Codex is complicated by her new secret identity — and completely new face.
Too Close for Christmas
TV-movie premiere: Hayley (90210‘s Jessica Lowndes) accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her married sister, where she bonds with an in-law (One Tree Hill‘s Chad Michael Murray). (Get Lifetime movie schedule.)
Season 3 premiere: Magnum and Higgins’ latest case leads to [Spoiler] being shot and another friend being abducted. (Watch sneak peek.)
Season 11 premiere: Frank goes toe to toe with City Council Speaker Regina Thomas (guest star Whoopi Goldberg) over protests against police brutality.
Season 2 finale: Young Jun has a difficult decision; Mai Ling plays her hand against Hop Wei. (Not yet renewed, and Cinemax is out of the scripted game.)
♦ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY ♦
On Dec. 4, 2018, “#AdamSucks” was the mantra of many Voice fans when Adam Levine urged people to vote for Reagan Strange, who’d been too ill to sing, over teammate DeAndre Nico. (Levine left the series six months later.)