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On TV this Friday: Animaniacs and Big Mouth are back, Narcos: Mexico comes to an end, and Tom Hanks, Benedict Cumberbatch and Nina Dobrev headline new streaming movies. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Hulu

    Season 2 premiere (all 13 episodes): Yakko, Wakko and Dot, along with Pinky and the Brain, return with more pop culture parodies and musical showstoppers.

  • Netflix
    Big Mouth

    Season 5 premiere (10 episodes): Pamela Adlon (Better Things) voices love bug Sonya, while Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) is hate worm Rochelle. (Watch trailer.)

  • Apple TV+

    Final season premiere (first three episodes): The Dickinsons mourn one of their own, as a civil war arises at home. (Watch trailer.)

  • Prime Video
    The Electric Life of Louis Wain

    Film premiere: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the eponymous British artist whose playful/psychedelic pictures helped transform the public’s perception of cats; Claire Foy (The Crown) co-stars. (November Streaming Guide!)

  • Apple TV+

    Film premiere: Tom Hanks stars in this dystopian sci-fi pic about a man, a robot and a dog who form an unlikely family. (Watch Hanks’ Peter Scolari tribute.)

  • Apple TV+
    Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) teaches preschoolers that a little act of kindness can change the world. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Love Hard

    Film premiere: An L.A. journalist (Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev) swipes right on a dreamy guy out East, only to discover that she’s been catfished by his childhood friend (Silicon Valley‘s Jimmy O. Yang). (Guide to 135+ Christmas Movies!)

  • Netflix
    Narcos: Mexico

    Final season premiere (all 10 episodes): A new generation of cartel leaders compete for power. (Watch trailer; will this be your next Netflix obsession?)

  • Hallmark Channel
    Gingerbread Miracle

    Film premiere: High school friends Maya and Alex (The Royals‘ Merritt Patterson and Queen of the South‘s Jon Ecker) work to sell Alex’s uncle’s Mexican bakery, which is famous for its magical, wish-granting gingerbread cookies. Yes, really.

  • CBS
    Magnum P.I.

    A case of cold feet culminates in a life-or-death situation for Higgins when she and Magnum are hired by an anxious groom (PLL‘s Ian Harding).

  • The CW
    Nancy Drew

    Nancy turns to Temperance for help getting answers from a murder suspect, while George has a confrontation with someone from her past.

  • History
    The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek

    Docuseries premiere: Narrated and exec-produced by Gates McFadden (Star Trek: TNG), the 10-part program offers insight into how the franchise began, where it’s been, and where it’s (boldly?) going.

  • AMC
    Eli Roth's History of Horror

    Season 3 finale: For the last installment on mad scientists, interviewees include Margaret Cho, Geena Davis, Joe Hill, Vanessa Hudgens, Meat Loaf, Greg Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino and Rob Zombie.

    On Nov. 5, 1999, Boy Meets World’s Cory and Topanga got married.