What to Watch Today

Mrs. Maisel's Debut, Vikings, Tree Lighting and More

  • Amazon
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): A 1950s housewife (House of Cards‘ Rachel Brosnahan) discovers a previously unknown knack for stand-up comedy; Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Alex Borstein (Getting On) co-star. (Read “A-” review; listen to TVLine Podcast with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.)

  • Hulu

    Season 2 finale: Chance and D return to San Francisco to take care of unfinished business. (Not yet renewed.)

  • NBC
    Christmas in Rockefeller Center

    60 minutes: Brett Eldredge, Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani and The Tenors perform; Today‘s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker host.

  • Fox

    Cookie tries to come up with a solution after Calvin and Portia go on strike; Lucious wants to prove himself by coordinating a deal on Hakeem’s behalf.

  • The CW

    The town’s residents are on edge after the Black Hood Killer sends a chilling letter challenging everyone to remain sinless for 48 hours.

  • History

    Season 5 premiere (two hours): Tensions escalate between the sons of Ragnar; Heahmund rallies the Saxons to defend the Realm. (Season 4 recap airs at 8 pm.)

  • CBS
    Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo

    Mars brings the Uptown Funk to Harlem, kicking off his first-ever primetime special with a performance on the Apollo’s landmark marquee. (Back-to-back episodes of Survivor precede at 8 pm.)

  • NBC
    Chicago P.D.

    Intelligence investigates after a congressman is found passed out in a hotel room with a dead Ukrainian girl. (Did this lead to Sophia Bush’s exit?)

  • ABC
    Designated Survivor

    A top-secret mission in Afghanistan finds Kirkman meeting with a pair of infamous warlords; Seth has a run-in with D.C. police.

  • USA Network
    Mr. Robot

    Elliot attempts to get ghosted on “the day of all days.” (Who received TVLine accolades?)