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.
What to Watch Today
Queen's Gambit, Olaf, Borat Sequel, Big Brother and More
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.)
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?)
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.
Chao presents Bill with a mutually beneficial proposal; Sophie offers Leary a new plan; Ah Sahm confides in Penny.
How to With John Wilson
Docuseries premiere: Anxious New Yorker John Wilson attempts to give everyday advice while dealing with his own personal issues.
♦ ON THIS DATE IN TV HISTORY ♦
On Oct. 23, 2016, The Walking Dead‘s Season 7 premiere
revealed the first victims of Negan’s bat “Lucille.”