12:00pm PT by Rick Porter
This Week in TV: 'Shameless' Final Season, 'Selena: The Series,' 'Big Mouth'
One of premium cable's longest-running original series, Shameless, begins its final season in the week of Nov. 30. The week also brings the debuts of a few broadcast staples, a Netflix animated favorite and a new series about Tejano music icon Selena Quintaniila.
Here is The Hollywood Reporter's rundown of some of the coming week's highlights. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but let THR point the way to worthy options each week. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
Holiday programming isn't listed below. For a complete rundown of the more than two dozen original movies and new and classic specials airing in the next week, check out THR's holiday programming guide.
The Big Show
Shameless premiered on Showtime on Jan. 9, 2011. Not quite 10 years later, the show's 11th and final season will debut at 9 p.m. Dec. 6. It is Showtime's longest-running series in terms of both seasons and episodes (the premiere will be No. 123).
The final run will follow the Gallagher family as they deal with the pandemic and gentrification in their neighborhood, while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) adjust to married life. The series finale will air early next year.
Also on cable …
Following Shameless, Bryan Cranston stars in Showtime's limited series Your Honor (10 p.m. Dec. 6) as a New Orleans judge trying to cover up a crime within his family. National Geographic's Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Power Book II: Ghost starts the second half of its inaugural season at 8 p.m. Dec. 6. Also debuting Dec. 6 are a new season of the O.G. 90 Day Fiancé (8 p.m., TLC); the first of two special episodes of Euphoria (9 p.m., HBO) bridging the first and second seasons; and, in lieu of the actual awards being pushed to 2021, a special titled MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Greatest of All Time (8 p.m., MTV).
On streaming …
New: Music superstar Selena Quintanilla was just shy of her 24th birthday when she was fatally shot in 1995 by the president of her fan club. Jennifer Lopez played Selena in a 1997 movie; now, the artist is the subject of Selena: The Series (Friday, Netflix). Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead) plays Selena, and the series will explore the singer's childhood and rise to fame along with the choices she and her family must make along the way.
Also new: Fashion designer Jenna Lyons is at the center of unscripted show Stylish With Jenna Lyons (Thursday, HBO Max). Nature series Earth at Night in Color (Friday, Apple) brightens up the nocturnal landscape. A new spin on The Hardy Boys debuts Friday on Hulu.
Returning: The fourth season of Netflix's deeply profane but very empathetic animated series Big Mouth premieres Friday. The show's cast of middle schoolers will face more challenges and embarrassments of puberty in the season, which will also be the final one for Jenny Slate voicing the character of Missy; she ceded the role so a Black actress could take on the voice of the biracial character. Ayo Edebiri will play the part starting with the season's final two episodes.
On broadcast …
Returning: A quartet of veteran CBS dramas premiere this week. SEAL Team begins its fourth season at 9 p.m. Wednesday, and the trio of MacGyver (season five), Magnum P.I. (season three) and Blue Bloods (season 11) all premiere Friday, starting at 8 p.m.
In case you missed it …
Texas 6 belongs to a burgeoning sub-classification of docuseries: The tough coach in a small town, players with big dreams sports show. In this case, the subjects are the six-man high school football team, the coach and the people in the tiny West Texas town of Strawn. The Friday Night Lights influence is obvious (and acknowledged) as the show paints a picture of the team and its surroundings. The series streams on CBS All Access.