Day: December 7, 2020

Best-bets for Dec. 9: Bright lights, grim Grinch

1) “The Grinch Musical,” 8 p.m., NBC. This has lingered on the fringe of the theater world. It was on Broadway (2006, 2007) and on tour (four times), but always confined to two-month, holiday spurts. Now it’s been done in London for NBC, with Matthew Morrison (shown here) starring, amid a “Grinch” overload. FX has the animated movie (2018) at 8 and 10 today and Saturday, then 9 and 11 p.m. Sunday. Freeform has the Jim Carrey film, at 8:20 p.m. Thursday; TBS has the cartoon classic at 8 p.m. Sunday. Read more…

Yes, the missing shows are on the way

Some of the final pieces of the fall TV season are on the way now – albeit in the winter.
The most recent steps – see separate story – involve three shows (“Equalizer,” “Call Me Kat,” “The Masked Dancer”) that will be launched after football games. That followed several other moves: CBS has just returned four of its dramas … NBC set Ted Danson’s new “Mr. Mayor” comedy (shown here) for Jan. 7 … ABC and Fox set January dates for returning shows and for some mid-season game shows.
Here’s an updated, alphabetical list of what’s scheduled on the five broadcast commercial networks. Others – cable, streaming and PBS – tend to have shorter runs throughout the year. Read more…