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Chadwick Boseman's Final Film, Mandalorian Finale, CBS Dramas Head Into Break and More

Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis

On TV this Friday: MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods break (yes, already) for the holidays, Netflix releases Chadwick Boseman’s last film, and The Mandalorian‘s Season 2 journey comes to an end. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Shudder
    A Creepshow Holiday Special

    Fearing he might be a murderer, an anxious man (Happy Endings‘ Adam Pally) turns to an unusual support group for answers; Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) co-stars.

  • Amazon Prime
    The Grand Tour: A Massive Hunt

    Richard, James and Jeremy arrive on the exotic island of Reunion and race on the world’s most expensive piece of tarmac.

  • Netflix
    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Film premiere: The late Chadwick Boseman stars opposite Viola Davis in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play, which chronicles rising tensions when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927; Glynn Turman (Fargo), Michael Potts (The Wire) and recent Performer of the Week Colman Domingo co-star. (Watch trailer.)

  • Disney+
    The Mandalorian

    Season 2 finale: It is (hopefully!) time for “The Rescue,” as in the title of the Season 2 finale. (Renewed… a long time ago… for Season 3.)

  • Disney+
    On Pointe

    The six-part docuseries chronicles a season at the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York City, as its students rehearse and perform the holiday classic The Nutcracker. (Watch trailer.)

  • Fox
    College Football: PAC-12 Championship

    USC hosts Oregon, live from the Los Angeles Coliseum. (Get First Look at 9-1-1 Season 4!)

  • The CW
    The Christmas Caroler Challenge

    The final four groups vie for two spots in the finals airing Dec. 25. (Get CW midseason dates; watch Walker trailer.)

  • CBS
    MacGyver

    Fall finale: The team must break a murderous psychopath out of prison; Mac and Desi confront their relationship issues. (View exclusive photos.)

  • CBS
    Magnum P.I.

    Fall finale: Armed gunmen storm the federal building where Higgins is attempting to get her green card. (Watch first Clarice promo!)

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Fall finale: Joe Hill’s lineage is revealed; Erin and Anthony debate whether to take down a Mafia boss or stifle an up-and-comer. (When does The Equalizer debut?)


    ♦ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY ♦
    On Dec. 18, 1997, Seinfeld‘s Frank Costanza schooled us on Festivus, a holiday involving an aluminum pole, “Feats of Strength” and the airing of grievances.