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What’s on TV This Week: ‘The Witcher,’ BTS, holiday movies and more

A brawny, long-haired gent clad in medieval attire wields a large sword with both hands
Henry Cavill returns in Season 2 of the fantasy drama “The Witcher” on Netflix.
(Jay Maidment / Netflix)

SUNDAY

Do-gooders collect their due at “The 15th Annual CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute” co-hosted by Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa. 5 p.m. CNN

Decorators deck the halls at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in the new special “White House Christmas 2021.” 6 p.m. HGTV

There she is, “Miss Universe.” Steve Harvey emcees the 70th edition of the annual pageant from Eilat, Israel. 7 p.m. Fox

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A chef and an attorney pretend to be a couple for the holidays in the TV movie “A Christmas Proposal.” 8 p.m. CBS

Siblings Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams return in the TV movie sequel “Sister Swap: Christmas in the City.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

A couple try to stop their families from fussin’ and feudin’ in the TV movie “Blending Christmas.” With Haylie Duff. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The franchise entry “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” returns with new episodes. 8 p.m. TLC

It pays to advertise in the new special “Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2021.” 9 p.m. The CW

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown as “Succession” ends its third season. With Brian Cox. 9 p.m. HBO

In Season 2, HBO’s Emmy-winning drama walked a tightrope of savage comedy and Shakespearean drama. In Season 3, it’s lost its balance.

MONDAY

One contestant will sing their way to victory on the two-night season finale of “The Voice.” 8 p.m. NBC; also 9 p.m. Tuesday

A cartographer gives an explorer a latitude adjustment in the TV movie “Maps and Mistletoe.” 8 p.m. Lifetime

Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald and Angela Lansbury grace the stage in the retrospective “20 Years of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir.” 9 p.m. KOCE

A bachelorette outing takes an unexpected turn in TV movie “Let’s Get Merried.” With Tahj Mowry. 9 p.m. VH1

Detroit is the setting for the new workplace sitcom “American Auto.” With “SNL’s” Ana Gasteyer. 10 and 10:30 p.m. NBC

The 2021 documentary “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street” recalls the origins of the beloved children’s program. 10 p.m. HBO; also HBO Max

TUESDAY

A close-knit group of Black yuppies chill at their favorite wine bar in the new L.A.-set sitcom “Grand Crew.” 8 and 8:30 p.m. NBC

Have toque, will travel: Chef Lidia Bastianich returns in new episodes of “Lidia Celebrates America.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The docuseries “Murders at Starved Rock” reopens the case of an Illinois man convicted of a shocking triple homicide in 1960. 8 and 9 p.m. HBO; also 8 p.m. Wednesday

A beloved holiday tale is revisited in the special “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” Alan Cumming narrates. 9 p.m. KOCE

A big-city executive falls for a small-town veterinarian in the TV movie “A Christmas Stray.” 9 p.m. OWN

A celebrity chef takes on all comers in the new series “Throwdown With Michael Symon.” 9:30 p.m. Food Network

WEDNESDAY

“Don’t play with your food” is not an option in the new series “Foodtastic.” Keke Palmer hosts. Anytime, Disney+

The new docuseries “Selling Tampa” follows the action at a Black-owned, female-led real estate agency. Anytime, Netflix

See who outwitted, outplayed and outlasted whom on the season finale of “Survivor.” 8 p.m. CBS

BTS — pause for screaming — Dua Lipa and Lil Nas X take the stage at the “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021.” 8 p.m. The CW

At the annual radio conglom’s parade of pop stars, BTS got the most shrieks, while Doja Cat and Lil Nas X proved ready to headline arenas on their own.

It’s time to face the music as the winner is revealed on the season finale of “The Masked Singer.” 8 p.m. Fox

THURSDAY

An amnesiac woman wonders what they aren’t telling her in the new mystery drama “Close to Me.” With Connie Nielsen. Anytime, Sundance Now

A long-running daytime drama gets in on the holiday movie game with “Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas.” Anytime, Peacock

The true-crime series “Dead Asleep” recalls the case of a Florida man who allegedly committed a brutal 2017 murder while sleepwalking. Anytime, Hulu

Men dance sans pants in the new competition series “Finding Magic Mike” inspired by Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 male-stripper melodrama. Anytime, HBO Max

Get me “MacGruber.” Will Forte reprises his dim-witted MacGyver-like character from “SNL” in this new comedy. Anytime, Peacock

The special “Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers” recalls Queen Elizabeth’s dearly departed husband, who died in April. Anytime, Discovery+

Where ya been? “The Real Housewives of Miami” returns as a streaming series for a long-delayed fourth season. Anytime, Peacock

Survivors keep calm and carry on in the aftermath of a global pandemic in the new drama “Station Eleven.” With Mackenzie Davis and Gael García Bernal. Anytime, HBO Max

Female do-gooders also collect their due in the star-studded special “L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth.” 8 p.m. NBC

Who’s a good boy? They all are in the new special “Dogs of the Year 2021.” Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight co-host. 8 p.m. The CW

The new documentary “Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss” remembers the chart-topping Chicago rapper who died in 2019. 8 p.m. HBO

FRIDAY

An expectant woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) wasn’t expecting to get caught up in a robot apocalypse in the 2021 sci-fi thriller “Mother/Android.” Anytime, Hulu

A terminally-ill family man (Mahershala Ali) wasn’t expecting to have himself cloned in the 2021 sci-fi drama “Swan Song.” With Glenn Close. Anytime, Apple TV+

Toss a coin to “The Witcher.” Henry Cavill returns as monster-slayer Geralt of Rivia in Season 2 of this fantasy drama. Anytime, Netflix

Henry Cavill and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich discuss Netflix’s spin on the fantasy book series “The Witcher,” which has also spawned a video game franchise.

Two siblings share life’s ups and down in the new Latinx-themed comedy “With Love.” With “Ugly Betty’s” Mark Indelicato. Anytime, Amazon Prime

The tinsel’s up in Tinseltown for “The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.” 8 p.m. The CW

Costa Mesa-based Pacific Chorale gets Bach to basics in the new concert special “The Wayfaring Project.” 8 p.m. KOCE

An aspiring ballerina gets her “Nutcracker” on in the new TV movie “Sugar Plum Twist.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

A ranch owner hooks up with a hunky single dad in the new TV movie “Mistletoe in Montana.” With Melissa Joan Hart. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The 2021 documentary “Rolling Like Thunder” rides along with graffiti artists who ply their trade down in the New York subway. 8 p.m. Showtime

SATURDAY

You can’t always get what you want, as detailed in the docu-special “Out of Stock: Supply Chain Crisis.” 8 p.m. Discovery Channel

All is fair in love and holiday decorating in the new TV movie sequel “The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

A single mom hooks up with a hunky model-train enthusiast in the new TV movie “Toying With the Holidays.” 8 p.m. Lifetime

Paul Rudd hosts and Charli XCX performs on a new “Saturday Night Live.” 8:29 and 11:29 p.m. NBC

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” resists the rising tide of gentrification in Joe Talbot’s 2019 drama. With Jimmie Fails. 9 p.m. Showtime
The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print. You can find more TV coverage at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.

Movies on TV this week: December 12: ‘In the Heat of the Night’ on Cinemax; ‘Schindler’s List’ on TMC and Showtime; ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on USA

TV Grids for the entire week of Dec. 12 - 18 in PDF format for easy downloading and printing

Movies on TV for the entire week, Dec. 12 - 18 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

We surveyed The Times TV team to come up with a list of the 75 best TV shows you can watch on Netflix. As in, tonight.

Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are television highlights from the Los Angeles Times.


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