On TV this Friday: Zoe Saldaña headlines the romantic drama From Scratch, Chloë Grace Moretz enters The Peripheral and The Mole reboot reaches the end of its inaugural cycle. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
What to Watch Today
Zoe Saldaña Starts From Scratch, Chloë Grace Moretz in The Peripheral, Mole Revealed and More
Season 2 premiere (first two episodes): Determined to start the new year with a clean slate, Maximo seizes an opportunity to wait on rival tennis stars.
Limited series premiere (all eight episodes): An artist (played by Avatar‘s Zoe Saldaña) finds romance with an Italian chef (Eugenio Mastrandrea) and embarks on a life-changing journey; Keith David (Greenleaf) co-stars.
Season 1 finale (last two episodes): After the final four travel to Australia’s Snowy Mountains for their most physically demanding mission yet, the winner and the Mole are revealed.
Series premiere: Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy adapt the bestselling novel by sci-fi pioneer William Gibson; Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) stars. (Read review.)
Raymond & Ray
Movie premiere: The death of their no-good father offers half-brothers Raymond (played by Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Ewan McGregor) and Ray (Moon Knight‘s Ethan Hawke) the chance to reinvent themselves.
Also streaming Friday: New seasons of Ghostwriter (Apple TV+), Pokémon (Netflix) and Chrissy’s Court (Roku); and fresh episodes of Central Park and Shantaram (Apple TV+), High School (Freevee) and The Great British Baking Show (Netflix).
Noel Next Door
The first of more than 140 (!) original Christmas movies airing this year pairs a hard-working single mom (played by Charmed‘s Natalie Hall) and her Grinch of a neighbor (Cedar Cove‘s Corey Sevier).
Pitches include a napping product designed to reduce anxiety, and a line of cozy accessories for the great outdoors; Emma Grede returns as a guest-Shark.
S.W.A.T. teams with FBI Agent Vasquez (All Rise‘s Jessica Camacho) to stop a stolen armored vehicle from being used in a terrorist attack.
Danny and Baez investigate after a vicious attack leaves psychic Maggie (recurring guest star Callie Thorne) hospitalized.
Season 2 finale: Los Espookys stage an eclipse during Mayor Teresa’s last speech before the election; Renaldo inches closer to the truth about Karina’s onstage death.
🐊 ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY 🐊
10 years ago today, Colin O’Donoghue made his debut as Once Upon a Time‘s Killian Jones aka Captain Hook.