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Queen's Gambit, Olaf, Borat Sequel, Big Brother and More

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On TV this Friday: Netflix makes its move with an adaptation of The Queen’s Gambit, Frozen‘s Olaf fronts a new Disney+ short and Borat returns for a Subsequent Moviefilm. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Amazon Prime
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit One Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Fourteen years after the original Oscar-nominated mockumentary, Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) returns to learn more about American culture, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election and, apparently, shirt-tucking habits.

  • Apple TV+
    Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You

    The docu captures the 20-time Grammy winner as he records his latest album, Letter to You, and features final-take performances of 10 new tracks.

  • Apple TV+
    On the Rocks

    Filmmaker Sofia Coppola presents this comedy about a young mother (Parks and Rec‘s Rashida Jones) who teams with her impulsive father (Bill Murray) to spy on her potentially cheating husband (The Wayans Bros‘ Marlon Wayans).

  • Disney+
    Once Upon a Snowman

    This Frozen short follows Olaf (again voiced by Josh Gad) as he first comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.

  • Netflix
    The Queen's Gambit

    Limited series premiere (all seven episodes): Anya Taylor-Joy (Peaky Blinders) plays a brilliant, tortured woman intent on smashing competitive chess’ glass ceiling; Thomas Brodie-Sanger (Game of Thrones) co-stars. (Watch teaser.)

  • Fox
    MLB World Series

    The Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1) are tied up with the Tampa Bay Rays as they head into Game 3 of the Fall Classic.

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Special night: Now that the Final 3 has been determined, tune in for what Julie Chen Moonves calls “a special episode you do not want to miss.” Cryptic! (Who did Cody evict?)

  • Lifetime
    Christmas on Ice

    The cabler’s slate of 30 (!) original holiday films begins with the tale of a former U.S. figure skating hopeful (Code Black‘s Abigail Klein) who teams with a retired pro hockey player (Eye Candy‘s Ryan Cooper) to save the city’s public rink.

  • Cinemax
    Warrior

    Chao presents Bill with a mutually beneficial proposal; Sophie offers Leary a new plan; Ah Sahm confides in Penny.

  • HBO
    How to With John Wilson

    Docuseries premiere: Anxious New Yorker John Wilson attempts to give everyday advice while dealing with his own personal issues.


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