What to Watch Today

Kominsky Method and Narcos: Mexico Debut, Real Time Finale, Five-0 Thanksgiving and More

On TV this Friday: Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin team up for The Kominsky Method, Narcos relocates to Mexico and Hawaii Five-0, Speechless and The Cool Kids celebrate Thanksgiving. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • Netflix
    The Kominsky Method

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): From executive producer Chuck Lorre comes this single-camera comedy about the friendship between a once-famous actor (Michael Douglas) and his longtime agent (Alan Arkin). (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Narcos: Mexico

    Spinoff premiere (all 10 episodes): The rise of the Mexican drug war is chronicled from the points of view of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Ant-Man‘s Michael Peña) and Guadalajara Cartel leader Félix Gallardo (Rogue One‘s Diego Luna). (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix

    Docuseries premiere (all six episodes): This globe-spanning effort chronicles the deep emotional bonds between humans and their four-legged best friends.

  • Netflix
    The Princess Switch

    Original movie premiere: In the streamer’s latest effort to steal Hallmark’s thunder, Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live!) plays both the Duchess of Montenaro and her “commoner” lookalike, who switch places with the help of a magical Santa’s helper; Sam Palladio (Nashville) and Nick Sagar (Queen of the South) co-star.

  • Amazon
    The Romanoffs

    In the penultimate Season 1 episode, a couple (Transparent‘s Kathryn Hahn and Mad Men’s Jay R. Ferguson) face destruction on a trip abroad; Annet Mahendru (The Americans) and Clea Duvall (Veep) co-stars.

  • The CW

    Fallon wants to prove that she’s put Liam behind her; Alexis attempts to derail Blake and Cristal’s holiday plans. (Another series regular out!)

  • ABC

    Maya is forced to make a truce with rival Melanie Hertzal (Sarah Chalke) to save Thanksgiving; Kenneth bonds with Jimmy’s brother Billy (Rob Corddry).

  • Fox
    The Cool Kids

    When Margaret takes Sid as her plus-one to a Thanksgiving potluck, Charlie and Hank are forced to make other plans.

  • CBS
    Hawaii Five-0

    In an episode written by Chi McBride, Grover’s parents (Louis Gossett Jr. and Gladys Knight) and brother (Black Lightning‘s Clifton Powell) arrive for Thanksgiving.

  • NBC
    Midnight, Texas

    The Midnighters try to protect a baby weretiger whose mom has died; Fiji goes to extremes to make Bobo stop loving her.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Season 16 finale: Guests include CNN’s Van Jones, political strategist Steve Schmidt, professor Nancy MacLean and author Garry Kasparov.

  • HBO
    Room 104

    Two episodes: First up, Russian political technologist (Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon) arranges a date with a veterinary nurse (Kidding‘s Judy Greer). Then at midnight, two strangers meet to fulfill a highly unusual fantasy.

  • Sundance TV
    Deutschland 86

    Season finale (two episodes; 125 minutes): Martin returns to the East, where he sees his son for the first time. He later figures out a way back to West Berlin for himself, his son and Lenora.