12:00pm PT by Rick Porter
This Week in TV: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' Batwoman's CW Debut, 'Counterpart'
The broadcast networks are winding down their fall shows for the holidays, but cable channels and streaming services care not for the traditional TV calendar. It may be December, but the premieres, from Emmy-winning Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the latest Top Chef, keep coming.
Below is The Hollywood Reporter's rundown of some of the coming week's highlights. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but THR can point the way to some worthy options. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
Crossovers: The CW's annual superhero crossover, this year titled "Elseworlds" and featuring the debut of Ruby Rose as Batwoman, begins Dec. 9 with a Sunday edition of The Flash (8 p.m.). It continues with the following week's Arrow and Supergirl, which gets The Flash's Tuesday time slot for the event. Also, look for Young Sheldon to pop up on The Big Bang Theory via an old videotape Sheldon (Jim Parsons) has of his childhood self.
Returning: After a #MeToo-shortened run in 2017, ABC brings back The Great American Baking Show (8 p.m. Thursday) with a holiday focus, a new judge in James Beard Award winner Sherry Yard and a new co-host in Spice Girl Emma Bunton.
Fall finales: The Good Doctor (10 p.m. Monday, ABC), The Gifted (8 p.m. Tuesday, Fox), Lethal Weapon (9 p.m. Tuesday, Fox), all three Chicago shows (8, 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, NBC), Empire (8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox), Star (9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox), The Good Place (8:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC). Dancing With the Stars: Juniors (8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, ABC) has its season finale.
Returning: The 16th(!) season of Top Chef (9 p.m. Thursday, Bravo) begins with 15 chefs in Kentucky and will end with five finalists in Macau, China. Vanderpump Rules (9 p.m. Monday) also returns for a new season on Bravo.
Also: Counterpart opens its second season with dueling J.K. Simmonses (9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Starz); Deal or No Deal gets a new life on CNBC (9 p.m. Wednesday); and VH1 presents the special RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular (8 p.m. Friday).
On streaming …
Returning: After winning eight Emmys, including outstanding comedy series, for its first season, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel launches season two Friday on Amazon. Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) will visit places as varied as Paris and the Catskills as she hones her comedy and strives for stardom.
New: Canadian mob drama Bad Blood, starring Anthony LaPaglia, Kim Coates, Paul Sorvino and Enrico Colantoni, makes its stateside debut Friday on Netflix. Two more imports, The Hookup Plan (France) and Pine Gap (Australia), also arrive the same day.
Also: A holiday edition of Nailed It! and the latest dispatches from The Ranch debut Friday on Netflix.
In case you missed it …
In Death by Magic, British illusionist Drummond Money-Coutts attempts to re-create famous stunts that resulted in the death of some of his forefathers in the magic community — minus, you know, the dying part. It's streaming on Netflix.