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Wonder Woman 1984, Bridgerton, Pixar's Soul and More

Wonder Woman 1984

On TV this Friday: Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton adaptation hits Netflix, Pixar’s Soul premieres on Disney+ and Wonder Woman 1984 makes a hero’s landing on HBO Max. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): Shonda Rhimes adapts Julia Quinn’s novels about a 19th Century heroine (Younger‘s Phoebe Dynevor) who seeks a husband in Regency London; Regé-Jean Page (For the People) co-stars; Julie Andrews voices Lady Whistledown. (Watch trailer.)

  • Disney+

    Film premiere: Pixar’s latest centers on a middle-school band teacher (voiced by Jamie Foxx) whose small misstep lands him in The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls form before they go to Earth. Tina Fey co-stars.

  • Netflix
    We Can Be Heroes

    Film premiere: In this Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl spinoff, a group of kids step up save the world when alien invaders kidnap their parents (aka Earth’s superheroes). Taylor Dooley reprises her role as Lavagirl; Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) co-star.

  • HBO Max
    The West Wing

    All seven seasons jump from Netflix to the WarnerMedia-owned streamer, which already houses October’s special presentation of “Hartsfield’s Landing.”

  • Freeform
    25 Days of Christmas

    The cabler’s final day of festive programming includes a Simpsons marathon, followed by the Santa Clause trilogy (starting at 10:30 am), Frosty (4:30 pm), Rudolph (5 pm), Home Alone (6 pm) and Home Alone 2 (8:30 pm).

  • ABC
    Disney Parks Magical Holiday Celebration

    Becky G, Florida A&M Gospel Choir, Jon Batiste, Keedron Bryant, Maddie & Tae, Tori Kelly and Trevor Jackson perform; Tituss Burgess, Julianne Hough host.

  • HBO Max
    Wonder Woman 1984

    Film premiere: Gal Gadot’s superhero faces off against two new foes: Max Lord (The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (SNL‘s Kristen Wiig).

  • The CW
    The Christmas Caroler Challenge

    Season 2 finale: The final two groups face off to win the competition; judges Mikalah Gordon, Brandon Rogers and Garry Gary Beers perform.

  • NBC
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    The classic cartoon follows the title character (voiced by Boris Karloff) on his mission to steal Christmas from Whoville. (Jim Carrey’s live-action Grinch follows at 8:30 pm.)

  • Lifetime
    My Sweet Holiday

    TV-movie premiere: A woman (Dynasty‘s Malone Thomas) falls for the man (The Resident‘s Jason Burkey) who acquired her family’s beloved chocolate shop.

  • Hallmark Channel
    When Calls the Heart: Home For Christmas

    Hallmark’s encore presentation of the 2019 Christmas movie includes a sneak peek at Season 8. (Get premiere date.)

  • PBS
    Call the Midwife: Holiday Special

    Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital; Trixie is gifted a subscription to a marriage bureau as a Christmas gift. Shelagh is reunited with [Spoiler]!

    On Dec. 25, 1983, CBS presented the first live telecast of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. This year, due to COVID, marks one of only two times it has not aired.