On TV this Friday: Daniel Craig reprises Detective Benoit Blanc, Kevin Hart and Kenan Thompson host a year-end retrospective and Jake Gyllenhaal embarks upon a Strange World. Here are 16 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
What to Watch Today
Glass Onion on Netflix, Strange World on Disney+ and More
Prince and Bambi negotiate the hard way; Violetta probes the government’s possible involvement.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Streaming premiere: Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a new mystery; rounding out the ensemble are Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
The Mosquito Coast
Charlie and Allie embark on a trek through the jungle to uncover Guillermo’s secret; Margot discovers Richard’s true intentions.
Ian’s and Poppy find themselves at odds; Jo and Brad work together to get rid of a pest in David’s office. (Spinoff ordered!)
Lamb orders the Slow Horses to walk into traps; River fears something alarming is heading toward London.
Streaming premiere: Walt Disney Animation’s latest movie centers on a family of explorers voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid and Gabrielle Union.
Season 1 finale: The Alfred Molina crime drama wraps with a two-parter titled “The Hangman.”
2022 Back That Year Up
Kevin Hart and Kenan Thompson host a clip-driven retrospective, with appearances by Quinta Brunson, Nick Cannon, Terry Crews, Rob Gronkowski, Lauren Lapkus, Amber Ruffin and Roy Wood Jr.
A Home for the Holidays at the Grove
If you’re feeling a bit Scroogey, these stories of families who’ve adopted from foster care may ease you into the holiday spirit; Gloria Estefan, Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Little Big Town, and David Foster and Kat McPhee perform. (The 2021 TV-movie Christmas Takes Flight, starring Scandal‘s Katie Lowes, follows at 9 pm.)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Encore presentation: The classic cartoon follows the title character (voiced by Boris Karloff) on his mission to steal Christmas from the people of Whoville. (5 More Sleeps Till Christmas follows at 8:30 pm.)
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All!
Encore presentation: Filmed at Madison Square Garden, the two-hour CBS concert special features such holiday classics as “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
Mickey Saves Christmas
Encore presentation: Mickey, Minnie and pals try to save Christmas after Pluto causes Santa to lose all the presents. (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure airs at 8:30.)
A Football Life
The latest installment chronicles the life of Franco Harris, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer who died on Dec. 21, and marks the 50th anniversary of the “Immaculate Reception.”
The Show: California Love - Behind the Scenes of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show
The documentary goes behind the scenes of the 2022 Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.
Taking On Taylor Swift
The documentary examines the recently dismissed copyright suit brought by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler against Swift for her song “Shake It Off.”
Night 5 of 10: Contestants include Tom Bergeron, Shawn Johnson East, Captain Lee Rosbach, Kyla Pratt, Victor Cruz and Debbie Gibson.