What to watch on TV: “Dexter”, country music, Dwayne Johnson


“Santa Claus is back” and just in time, in this 2021 holiday comedy. Starring Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese and Kelsey Grammer. At any time, Netflix

“Succession’s” Brian Cox lends his rugged voice and seriousness to a new two-part episode of “The simpsons.” 8 p.m. Fox

Aspiring Writer (“American Idol’s” Jordin Sparks) Meets Chef in New TV Movie “A Christmas treasure.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Kevin Costner in the saddle for a fourth season of “Yellow stone.” 8 p.m. Paramount Network

“Condor,” the spy drama based on Robert Redford’s 1975 film “Three Days of the Condor”, returns for season 2. 9 and 10 pm Epix

Chopped judge Maneet Chauhan presides over new season of seasonal baking competition “Holiday Wars”. 9 p.m. Food network

Michael C. Hall returns as your friendly neighborhood serial killer in “Dexter: new blood” a reboot of the 2006-13 drama. 9 p.m. Show time


Hoping to turn his father’s body into a rad body, Will Smith goes to the gym in his new reality series “Best shape of my life. “ Anytime, YouTube

The documentary “Ferguson Rises” on “Independent objective” looks at life in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. by a white cop in 2014. 10 p.m. KOCE

Real estate expert helps potential buyers close the deal in new series “Call the nearest one.” 10 p.m. HGTV


“Supergirl,” we hardly knew you. Melissa Benoist hangs up her cape in the action drama series finale. 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. The CW

Spirited widow (Ellen Burstyn) struggles to fit into a retirement community in 2021 comedy “Queens of the bees”. With Anne-Margret. 8:00 p.m. Show time

Actor, activist and Vietnam veteran Wes Studi presents new episode of docuseries “American Veteran”. 9 p.m. KOCE

A pivotal figure in snowboarding history is mentioned in the 2021 documentary “Dear Rider: The Story of Jake Burton. “ 9 p.m. HBO

Show me the money! ” First line “ discloses tax havens, offshore accounts, etc. where the rich and powerful hide their assets in the new “Pandora Papers” talk. 10:00 p.m. KOCE

‘Shawshank’ actor recounts real-life prison breaks in his warm and reassuring baritone in new series “Big escapes with Morgan Freeman.” 10 p.m. History Channel


Go where the wild things are in the new immersive nature series “Animal” narrated by Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, Rashida Jones and Pedro Pascal. At any time, Netflix

Oversized dog from children’s books returns in 2021 live-action / animated tale “Clifford the big red dog. At any time, Paramount +

It’s back to Boyle Heights for a second season of the Latinx-themed comedy “Gentified. “ At any time, Netflix

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson play two black friends in 1920s Harlem, one of whom has a secret, in Rebecca Hall’s complex 2021 drama “Who passed.” At any time, Netflix

The best of country music is celebrated at “The 55th Annual CMA Awards. “ Luke Bryan brings the festivities to life from Nashville. 8 p.m. ABC

Cougars, lynx and bears, oh my god! You’ll meet them and other “Born in the Rockies” creatures in this new two-part installment of “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

And home phone! Astronomers’ efforts to find alien planets are mapped on a new “Nova Universe revealed. “ 9 p.m. KOCE

Oh humanity! The “Hindenburg Fatal Flaws” are revealed in an investigation into the infamous 1937 air disaster on this new episode of “Secrets of the dead.” 10:00 p.m. KOCE


Get into “The game” with a second reboot of this professional football comedy drama from 2006-09 and 2011-15. At any time, Paramount +

Social media influencer OG Paris Hilton prepares to walk down the aisle in new reality series “Paris in love. “ At any time, peacock

“Pretty Little Liars'” Lucy Hale Joins Search for Serial Killer in Mysterious New Drama “Ragdoll.” At any time, AMC +

The new documentary “3212 unredacted” questions the official Pentagon report on the deaths of four US special forces soldiers ambushed in Niger in 2017. Anytime, Hulu

The new documentary “Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of World War II” honors the thousands of Americans of Japanese descent who have joined the fight despite discrimination suffered here at home. 8 p.m. History Channel

Stars come out to honor our country’s veterans in new special “The tribute of variety to service. “ With Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise et al. 9 p.m. History Channel

Pour a glass of milk, it’s time for a new season of “Christmas Cookie Challenge”. 9 p.m. Food network


Transgender teen from united New Jersey family shares struggles and triumphs in new docuseries “Always Jeanne.” At any time, Amazon Prime

Bruce Willis is being hunted for sports by some people who have apparently never seen a Bruce Willis movie in the 2021 thriller “Mountain peak.” At any time, AMC +

‘Jojo Rabbit’ stage thief Archie Yates is forced to fend for himself in comedy franchise entry in 2021 “Home Sweet Home Alone.” At any time, Disney +

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg featured in 2021 documentary “Mayor Pete.” At any time, Amazon Prime

The new docuseries “Pau Gasol: it’s a question of travel” gets closer to the former Lakers star. At any time, Amazon Prime

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot share screen – they’re gonna need a bigger screen – in 2021 global action comedy “Red notice”. At any time, Netflix

Paul Rudd is “The Shrinkage Next Door” and Will Ferrell is the longtime patient he enjoys in this new dark comedy. With Catherine Hahn. At any time, Apple TV +

“Days of Our Lives” “Alison Sweeney tries to track down secret admirer in new TV movie “Open by Christmas.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

‘Fantasy Island’ Roselyn Sánchez Finds A Guy She Can Relax With In New TV Movie “A Christmas of ice wine.” 20h for life

The new special “Murdered and missing in Montana” investigates the mysterious deaths of three young Aboriginal women. 20h Oxygen

Another NBA greats featured in 2021 documentary “Kevin Garnett: anything is possible.” 8:00 p.m. Show time

“Star Wars” composer John Williams conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a selection of his classic pieces on a new “Great performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE


It’s all relative in the new vacation romance “My Christmas family tree. With Aimée Teegarden. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

A young Asian American b-baller nicknamed “Candles” pursues his own hoop dreams in writer-director Eddie Huang’s 2021 drama. With Taylor Takahashi. 8 p.m. HBO

Romance develops between two very different photographers in new TV movie “Perfect vacation. “ With Tatiana Ali. 20h for life

Marcus Allen – Trojan, Raider, Heisman Trophy winner, Super Bowl MVP, Hall of Famer, etc. – is presented on a new “NFL Icons”. 10 p.m. Epix

“Running on Empty” singer-songwriter Jackson Browne holds court on new episode of “Austin city limits.” 11:30 p.m. KOCE

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