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Broadcast-network series are starting to wind down for the calendar year, with just a couple episodes of shows remaining before they take a holiday break. In their place in the week of Nov. 26 rise a big batch of cable premieres and several streaming debuts.
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.
On cable …
New: Nightflyers, based on a novella by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), takes off at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, on Syfy. The series follows the crew of a spaceship seeking first contact with extraterrestrials, and the bloody, creepy things that happen on board. New episodes will air on consecutive nights, Sunday to Thursday, over two weeks.
Also new: Conan O’Brien’s latest globetrotting special, Conan in Japan (10 p.m., Wednesday, TBS); true-crime series The Devil Next Door (10 p.m., Tuesday, A&E); House Hunters: Home for the Holidays (9 p.m., Tuesday, HGTV) follows buyers who want to deck the halls of a new abode.
Returning: New seasons of Love & Hip Hop: New York (8 p.m., Monday, VH1), Adam Ruins Everything (10 p.m., Tuesday, truTV), Vikings (9 p.m., Wednesday, History), Catfish: The TV Show (9 p.m., Wednesday, MTV) and Berlin Station (9 p.m., Sunday, Epix).
On broadcast …
Returning: The sixth season of ABC’s ode to holiday cheer and high electric bills, The Christmas Light Fight, begins at 8 p.m. on Monday. In each episode, families compete for a $50,000 prize awarded to the best, brightest display.
Specials: NBC gets lit for its annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special (8 p.m., Wednesday), followed by A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy — that would be celeb couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. ABC is the home of this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special (10 p.m., Sunday).
On streaming …
New: Last year’s much discussed/derided/secretly loved movie A Christmas Prince gets a sequel, the self-explanatory A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. It debuts Friday on Netflix.
Also new: Stand-up comics try to land a spot in the Just for Laughs Festival on Inside Jokes (Friday, Amazon); dark drama Baby (Friday, Netflix) reveals the underbelly of posh teenagers in Rome.
Returning: Season three of F Is for Family and a holiday edition of The Great British Baking Show both arrive Friday on Netflix.
In case you missed it …
Rupert Grint stars in Sick Note as a guy who is misdiagnosed with terminal cancer but decides to play along when he notices how much better everyone treats him. Two seasons of the British comedy are now streaming on Netflix.
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