1) “The Prom” (shown here), any time, Netflix. This reached Broadway two years ago, drawing seven Tony nominations, including best musical. It tells of a bunch of stars who head to a small town to create a party for a teen who wasn’t allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. Now Ryan Murphy (“Glee”) has turned it into a movie with, appropriately, a bunch of stars – Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden(shown here in a previous show), Tracey Ullman, Kerry Washington and Andrew Rannells.
2) “MacGyver,” 8 p.m., CBS. It’s the second week of new episodes for CBS’ Friday line-up, including “Magnum” at 9 and “Blue Bloods” at 10. That starts with the team trying to locate a bio-weapon, so Desi can pull off the ultimate heist before it’s sold to terrorists.
3) “Magnum P.I.,” 9 p.m., CBS. Two things complicate Higgins’ life: One is her first date with Dr. Ethan Shah. The other is the fact that the plane she’s supposed to repossess is owned by a drug cartel, which promptly shoots it down. Also, there’s a fugitive stowing away.
4) “The Christmas Caroler Challenge” season-opener, 8-10 p.m., CW. We meet 10 groups that bring varying styles of caroling; after two-hour episodes on three Fridays, we’ll have a winner. The concept may seem iffy, but two similar shows on NBC produced stars: “Clash of the Choirs” only ran one season, but established Blake Shelton as the perfect reality-show guy. “The Sing-Off” had five seasons; its third winner, Pentatonix, has gone on to get three Grammys and some No. 1 albums.
5) Christmas shows: Disney gives us two doses of cheer: “Holiday House Party” (8 p.m., Disney Channel) has the channel’s stars doing sketches from home; a concert (any time, Disney+) has performances by the cast of the “High School Musical” series. AMC has the animated “The Year Without a Santa Claus” at 6:50 p.m. and “Polar Express” (2004) at 8. Also at 8, there’s a new movie (“Inn Love By Christmas”) on Lifetime and an old classic (“It’s a Wonderful Life,” 1946) on USA.