The TVLine-Up: What’s New, Returning and Leaving the Week of Dec. 3

This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings, our monthly breakdown of What’s on Streaming and our Holiday Movie Guide.

With nearly 600 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable and streaming, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the VCR… however it is you roll.

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This week, you’ll find nearly two dozen premieres (including the return of Tony Shalhoub in Mr. Monk’s Last Case), 10 finales (including Dancing With the Stars, Frasier and The Santa Clauses) and a smattering of holiday specials (including Christmas at the Opry and Demi Lovato’s A Very Demi Holiday Special).

8 pm Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen docuseries premiere (PBS)

8 pm Kitchen Nightmares Season 1 finale (Fox; two hours)
9 pm Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage and Reckoning docuseries premiere (HBO)
10 pm Barmageddon: Blake Shelton’s Holiday Bartacular Featuring Ice T special (NBC)

3 am Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? series premiere (Paramount+; all four episodes)
8 pm Dancing With the Stars Season 32 finale (ABC, Disney+)
9 pm TMZ’s Merry Elfin’ Christmas special (Fox)
10 pm Great Photo, Lovely Life: Facing a Family’s Secrets documentary premiere (HBO)

3 am Black Cake Season 1 finale (Hulu)
3 am Hollywood Houselift With Jeff Lewis Season 2 premiere (Freevee; first two episodes)
3 am John Lennon: Murder Without a Trial docuseries premiere (Apple TV+; all three episodes)
3 am Messi Meets America Season 1 finale (Apple TV+)
3 am The Santa Clauses Season 2 finale (Disney+)
3 am We Live Here: The Midwest documentary premiere (Hulu)
8 pm GOP Debate No. 4 (The CW, NewsNation)
9 pm Squid Game: The Challenge Season 1 finale (Netflix)
10 pm SurrealEstate Season 2 finale (Syfy)

3 am Archie limited series premiere (BritBox; first two episodes)
3 am The Archies movie premiere (Netflix)
3 am Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons Season 2 premiere (BET+)
3 am Elmo and Tango: Holiday Helpers special (Max)
3 am Frasier Season 1 finale (Paramount+)
3 am My Life With the Walter Boys series premiere (Netflix; all 10 episodes)
8 pm Bachelor in Paradise Season 9 finale (ABC; three hours)
8 pm Christmas at the Opry special (NBC)
9 pm Southern Hospitality Season 2 premiere (Bravo)

3 am Culprits series premiere (Hulu; all eight episodes)
3 am Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever movie premiere (Disney+)
3 am The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 6 premiere (Netflix)
3 am Merry Little Batman movie premiere (Prime Video)
3 am Mr. Monk’s Last Case TV-movie premiere (Peacock)
3 am Leave the World Behind movie premiere (Netflix)
3 am A Very Demi Holiday Special (The Roku Channel)
3 am Your Christmas or Mine 2 movie premiere (Prime Video)
9 pm FBoy Island Season 3 finale (The CW)

1:30 pm Doctor Who: The Giggle special (Disney+)
8 pm Byron Allen Presents A Merry Soulful Christmas special (CBS)

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