On TV this Thursday: Mackenzie Davis headlines post-pandemic saga Station Eleven, the South Park gang tries to prevent COVID, and Will Forte reprises his role as über patriot MacGruber. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Station Eleven Debuts, MacGruber and Miami Housewives Return, Finding Magic Mike and More
Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas
TV-movie premiere: Faced with a Christmas Eve deadline, Will Horton chips away at his screenplay, borrowing feel-good holiday movie tropes in a tale based on his family and friends in Salem. (Read preview.)
Finding Magic Mike
Series premiere (all seven episodes): Ten guys are put through the paces of a Magic Mike Live bootcamp; Adam Rodriguez serves as mentor. (Watch trailer.)
Series premiere: The drama follows two Indigenous hunters on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the South Australian desert; Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black), Rob Collins (Extraction), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Indigenous Australian actor Shantae Barnes-Cowan star.
Series premiere (all eight episodes): Will Forte’s alter ego goes after Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth (played by Billy Zane); Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe reprise their film roles; Laurence Fishburne and Sam Elliott also star. (Watch trailer.)
The Real Housewives of Miami
Season 4 premiere (first three episodes): Eight years after it was last seen on Bravo, the offshoot resurfaces with returning Housewives Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein and Larsa Pippen alongside newcomers Guerdy Abraira, Dr. Nicole Martin and Julia Lemigova, the first LGBTQIA+ housewife.
South Park: Post COVID - The Return of COVID
Stan, Kyle and Cartman journey back in time to make sure COVID never happened. (Read Post COVID recap.)
Limited series premiere (first three episodes): Based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel (and not a Station 19 spinoff), this drama follows the survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild society; Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) stars. (Watch trailer.)
The 70th annual competition is being held at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum of Puerto Rico; Peter Andre, Fernando Allende and Stephanie Del Valle host.
Christmas by Chance
TV-movie premiere: Struggling gift shop owner Chance Charleswood (best fake name ever?) is hired by a wealthy entrepreneur to help him organize the perfect proposal for his girlfriend. (Christmas Movie Guide!)
Dogs of the Year
The annual special celebrates dogs that go above and beyond to leave their mark on society; Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight host.
L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth
Celebrity ambassadors include Camila Cabello, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Kate Winslet, Gemma Chan, Katherine Langford, Andie MacDowell and Aja Naomi King honor non-profit leaders.
Fall finale: The firefighters come together to try and achieve a Christmas miracle. (Get ABC winter premiere dates.)
Fall finale: Meredith and Hamilton anticipate a project milestone; Link is determined to spend the holidays with Amelia and Scout as a family.
Fall finale: Hope gets entangled in a game of cat and mouse; Alaric, Landon and Ted’s quest culminates in a surprising result.
MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Bennett and Gaga reunite — one last, last time? — for an intimate performance of their favorite duets.
Fall finale: Jenny and Cassie trade stories about recent run-ins with Tonya; Ronald revels in his newfound freedom; Cassie gets devastating news.