1) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” new season, any time, Amazon Prime. Some shows are too good to stand still. Midge Maisel began as a switchboard operator, trying to crack the 1950s comedy scene. As the third season begins, she’s soaring – opening for a Johnny Mathis-type singer, first at a military base and then in Las Vegas and Miami. That lets this show crackle with great visuals and music. At the core, however, is the hallmark of this Emmy-winner – smart dialog, often bouncing around at a furious clip.
2) “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), 8 p.m., TNT. It’s a dandy weekend for TNT, with “Oz” tonight and three greats Saturday — “Oz” at 5:15, “Grinch” at 7:30 and “A Christmas Story” at 8 and 10. On either night (or both), catch this family gem, which mixes magic, whimsy and great songs.
3) “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 8 and 8:30-9:30 p.m., Freeform. These two have already been on CBS this season and will be back there on Dec. 14, Now they’re being shared with cable. That’s today, Saturday (6:15 and 6:45 p.m.) and four times during Christmas Week.
4) “Dynasty,” 9 p.m., CW. Blake Carrington (Grant Show) has lots of other problems, including an angry daughter, a scheming wife and lots of business tangles. Now comes one more complication, before the show takes a mid-season break: He’s on trial for murder.
5) “Reprisal,” any time, Hulu. Big things, ominous and nasty. are happening. We know that because the music keeps brooding loudly … and because people keep being hit. These are not fights that action fans like; in the first hour, at least, they are one-sided beatings. “Reprisal” makes little effort to explain any of this, but it has a gifted star (Abigail Spencer) and a stylish feel. If you need more, Netflix has “Marriage Story,” which has Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver and a batch of awards and nominations.