TV best bets for Dec. 2-8

Miami Herald (Sunday) - - People - BY CHUCK BAR­NEY East Bay Times Email Chuck Bar­ney at cbar­[email protected]­yare­anews­group .com.

DON’T MISS: “The Mar­velous Mrs. Maisel” – All this 1950s-era dram­edy did in its sen­sa­tional first sea­son was cap­ture eight Em­mys, two Golden Globes and a Pe­abody Award. Now comes the Sea­son 2 en­core. Af­ter Midge’s (the vi­va­cious Rachel Bros­na­han) tri­umph at the Gaslight, our bud­ding standup co­me­dian ap­peared to be get­ting her act – and life – to­gether. Of course, new ob­sta­cles will arise, mak­ing her climb up the com­edy lad­der more chal­leng­ing than ever. (Wed­nes­day, Ama­zon Prime).

Other bets:

SUN­DAY: Are you ready to rock out? In “Garth: Live at Notre Dame,” coun­try mu­sic su­per­star Garth Brooks hits the stage for the firstever con­cert at the home sta­dium of the Fight­ing Ir­ish. (8 p.m., CBS).

SUN­DAY: “Night­fly­ers” is a trippy new drama se­ries based on Ge­orge R.R. Martin’s novella of the same name. It fol­lows eight mav­er­ick sci­en­tists and a pow­er­ful telepath as they em­bark on a jour­ney to the edge of the so­lar sys­tem with hopes of mak­ing con­tact with alien life. (10 p.m., Syfy).

MON­DAY: Will the new re­al­ity se­ries “Unan­chored” leave you feel­ing sea­sick? It fol­lows eight friends who set sail through the Ba­hamas on a “life-chang­ing jour­ney filled with wan­der­lust and self-dis­cov­ery.” (9 p.m., Bravo).

TUES­DAY: In “Le­gends of the Lost with Me­gan Fox,” the “Trans­form­ers” star trav­els the globe to re-ex­am­ine age-old mys­ter­ies. The opener has her look­ing into a bold new the­ory that pow­er­ful fe­male war­riors played a role in help­ing the Vik­ings be­come the most feared army of their time. (8 p.m., Travel Chan­nel).

TUES­DAY: “Lethal Weapon” of­fers up a hol­i­day episode called “Bad San­tas.” It finds Mur­taugh and Cole pur­su­ing a group of di­a­mond thieves dressed up as – you guessed it – Kris Kringle. (9 p.m., Fox).

WED­NES­DAY: Break out the cash-filled brief­cases. Nearly a decade af­ter “Deal or No Deal” left the air, the high-stakes game show re­turns with host and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Howie Man­del pre­sid­ing over all the nail-bit­ing ten­sion. (8 p.m., CNBC).

WED­NES­DAY: With im­mi­gra­tion de­bates in the na­tional con­ver­sa­tion, “Bor­der Live” ar­rives. It’s a six­part se­ries that will doc­u­ment the work of law en­force­ment on the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der as well as the

“real lives, real mo­ments and real sto­ries” of those who live and work along its re­mote stretches. (9 p.m., Dis­cov­ery).

THURS­DAY: Good grief, we can’t over­look this one: “A Char­lie Brown Christ­mas,” the beloved hol­i­day spe­cial that taught us that it’s per­fectly OK to bond with a scrawny lit­tle tree, re­turns for an­other air­ing. (8 p.m., ABC).

THURS­DAY: For its 16th sea­son, “Top Chef” heads to Ken­tucky, where 15 new con­tes­tants will en­gage in culi­nary bat­tles that re­flect the fla­vors of the Blue­grass State. The fi­nale, how­ever, will be held in Ma­cau, China. (9 p.m., Bravo).

FRI­DAY: Brace your­self for “Ru­Paul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spec­tac­u­lar.” The spe­cial has eight fan fa­vorite fe­male im­per­son­ators from past sea­sons of “Ru­Paul’s Drag Race” com­pet­ing in hol­i­day-themed chal­lenges. (8 p.m., VH1).

SAT­UR­DAY: Ex­pect a few fish jokes as “Aqua­man” star Ja­son Mo­moa hosts “Sat­ur­day Night Live” for the first time. The mu­si­cal guest is Mum­ford & Sons. (11:30 p.m., NBC).

CHARLES M. SCHULTZ United Fea­ture Syn­di­cate

Char­lie Brown and Li­nus in a scene from “A Char­lie Brown Christ­mas,” which airs Thurs­day on ABC.

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