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:
What to Watch Today
Kominsky Method and Narcos: Mexico Debut, Real Time Finale, Five-0 Thanksgiving and More
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.)
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.)
Docuseries premiere (all six episodes): This globe-spanning effort chronicles the deep emotional bonds between humans and their four-legged best friends.
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.
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.
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!)
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).
The Cool Kids
When Margaret takes Sid as her plus-one to a Thanksgiving potluck, Charlie and Hank are forced to make other plans.
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.
The Midnighters try to protect a baby weretiger whose mom has died; Fiji goes to extremes to make Bobo stop loving her.
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.
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.
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.