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NCIS: LA and NOLA Return, Moonbase 8 Launch and More

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On TV this Sunday: The Circus recaps one crazy week, Fred Armisen’s Moonbase 8 prepares for takeoff, and NCIS‘ Los Angeles and New Orleans teams are back in action. Here are 17 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Showtime
    The Circus

    Season 5 finale (one hour; special time): John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner reflect on the 2020 election and how it ultimately played out.

  • Lifetime
    A Very Charming Christmas Town

    TV-movie premiere: A blogger (All My Children‘s Natalie Hall) visits a quaint town after it’s voted the “Most Christmassy Town in the USA.”

  • Hallmark Channel
    Christmas With the Darlings

    TV-movie premiere: A woman (Arrow‘s Katrina Law) helps a charming man look after his orphaned nieces and nephew during the holidays.

  • The CW

    Jax is recruited for a secret mission, while Xander, Ralen and Jett defend a mining colony that’s under constant siege from pirates.

  • CBS
    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Season 12 premiere: Callen and Sam track down a Russian bomber that went missing over U.S. soil. (Read Season 12 preview, get recasting news.)

  • Showtime
    Our Cartoon President

    Season 3 finale: The media, the candidates and their supporters (including Putin!) anxiously await the results of the election.

  • AMC
    Fear the Walking Dead

    Morgan stands in Dwight and Sherry’s way as they attempt to take down Ginny. (Fall behind? Read Episode 4 recap.)

  • Showtime
    The Good Lord Bird

    A mistake by Onion threatens the plan to take over the Harper’s Ferry armory; John Brown’s army lands in the crosshairs of an angry mob and a local militia.

  • Starz
    Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult

    Docuseries finale: Catherine fights to rescue her daughter and expose the cult once and for all. (Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison!)

  • HBO
    The Undoing

    When Jonathan resurfaces, Grace learns about his troubles at work; Grace is followed by someone close to Elena. (Who was the Performer of the Week?)

  • Fox
    Bob's Burgers

    Tina makes an enemy after rejecting Tammy’s submission for the school time capsule; Bob teases Linda about her inability to whistle. (Watch sneak peek.)

  • CBS
    NCIS: New Orleans

    Season 7 premiere: Tammy and Carter investigate a death on a humanitarian ship, as the city struggles to navigate the effects of COVID-19. (Watch trailer.)

  • EPIX
    By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem

    Godfather of Harlem‘s Forest Whitaker and Giancarlo Esposito pop up in this docuseries chronicling Harlem and its musical landscape throughout the ’60s.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    The Christmas Bow

    TV-movie premiere: When a gifted violinist’s (Treme‘s Lucia Micarelli) career is put on hold, she reconnects with an old friend (Greek‘s Michael Rady).

  • PBS

    Season 1 finale: The prime minister and Anna fight for their political lives; Fraser and his team feel the heat, as the crisis reaches its boiling point.

  • FX

    Oraetta makes a surprising discovery, as Deafy closes in on Zelmare and Swanee. (Who earned a Performer of the Week honorable mention?)

  • Showtime
    Moonbase 8

    Series premiere: Eight astronauts attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission, until a series of unfortunate events forces them to question whether they’re cut out for it; Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric) and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) star.