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What to Watch this Weekend: Money Heist is back for one last job with final episodes

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What to Watch this Weekend: Money Heist is back for one last job with final episodes

FRIDAY

Harlem

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Series Debut
Created by Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver, this comedy set in the titular historically Black NYC neighborhood stars Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, and Shoniqua Shandai as four friends from college helping each other through the highs and lows of being women in their 30s who are hopelessly single, and anxious about the changes happening in their professional lives. Executive produced by both Amy Poehler and Pharrell Williams, the show also boasts a supporting cast of comedy legends including Whoopi Goldberg, Andrea Martin, and Jasmine Guy. —Marcus Jones

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Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Apple TV+

Why have one Christmas special when you can have two? The Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, is returning to Apple TV+ Friday for Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues. Khalid and Kirk Franklin join the pop star for the first-ever performance of their new single, "Fall in Love at Christmas." Looking for a double dose of holiday cheer? Pregame by watching last year's Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, also on Apple TV+. —Ashley Boucher

Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues
Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues

Michael Becker/Apple TV+ Mariah Carey spreads holiday cheer in 'Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues'

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Pen15

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Hulu

Pen15 is getting ready to say goodbye (to puberty). The comedy's final episodes follow Maya and Anna as they navigate the ups and downs of middle school, from bat mitzvahs to new boyfriends. (Plus, Maya's mom gets her own episode!) —Samantha Highfill

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Money Heist

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix

Final Season Premiere
The Professor (Álvaro Morte) and his crew have their work cut out for them in the final episodes of Money Heist. They will all be grieving the loss of Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó), who died at the end of this season's first half, as they continue to fight for their survival. Creator Álex Pina describes the final episode as "well balanced" and teases that viewers will be left wondering how it's possible for the gang to get out of their dire situation when the final episode begins. Rest assured, the Netflix international megahit will end with closure for those who have followed the red jumpsuit-wearing criminal family through two thrilling and complex heists. —Alamin Yohannes

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Hear more on all of this weekend's must-see picks, plus what Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer are watching, in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

What Else to Watch

Streaming

The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler (docuseries debut) — Discovery+

Alex Rider (season premiere) — IMDb TV

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (season premiere) — Netflix

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays (season premiere) — Netflix

Movies

The Rescue (doc) — Disney+

Diary of a Wimpy KidDisney+

MixtapeNetflix

Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before ChristmasNetflix

Love and Fury (doc) — Netflix

Home — Digital

Red Stone — Digital/VOD

Deadlock — Digital/VOD

Twas the Night — VOD

7 p.m.

Disney's Holiday Magic QuestDisney Channel

8 p.m.

S.W.A.T.CBS

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (fall finale) — The CW

Christmas...Again?! (movie) — Disney Channel

A Christmas Dance Reunion (movie) — Lifetime

You're Watching Video Music Box (doc) — Showtime

9 p.m.

Magnum P.I.CBS

Nancy DrewThe CW

DatelineNBC

9:40 p.m.

Disney's Magic Bake-Off (special) — Disney Channel

10 p.m.

Blue BloodsCBS

The New York Times Presents: To Live and Die in Alabama (doc) — FX

How To With John WilsonHBO

SATURDAY

A Clüsterfünke Christmas

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 7 p.m. on Comedy Central

In the large landscape of Holiday TV Movies, this one — about a big-city real estate exec who visits the quaint town of Clüsterfünke to develop a mega-resort — playfully celebrates the clichés and tropes of the genre. SNL alums Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch wrote the script and star as the owners of the quaint Clüsterfünke Inn, where they're also baking whipping up delicious treats. "One of the things that we did kind of observe in watching a bunch of them is that you have two kinds of women in these movies," explains Gasteyer. "You have the young girl who's gonna come into town and clearly be married off, maybe... and then the old crones with Christmas wisdom and dewy-eyed mysticism. And the answer was pretty obvious [who we'd play]." And even though this was a movie set — not a live sketch show — Dratch says they still applied that shorthand to their scenes. "We tried to be earnest with the actual Hallmark movie of it all, the scenes between the couple and all that — we really wanted them to play it real and straight, not trying to be like wink, wink. But then stuff that we were in, there's definitely some sketch energy." —Gerrad Hall

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What Else to Watch

Movies

Jerry's Last Mission (doc) — Digital

8 p.m.

A Very Merry Bridesmaid (movie) — Hallmark Channel

Holmes Family Rescue (series debut) — HGTV

Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas (movie) — Lifetime

10 p.m.

48 HoursCBS

Drew Michael: Red Blue Green (special) — HBO

SUNDAY

Doctor Who

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on BBC America

Season Finale
The pace of the British time travel show has quickened in the second half of the last season to star Jodie Whittaker as the titular two-hearted alien. Last Sunday's penultimate episode alone offered an info dump about the Doctor's origins, an alternative history of the earth-protecting U.N.I.T., and a series of 19th-century adventures featuring Mandip Gill's Yaz, John Bishop's Dan, and Kevin McNally's wonderfully-monikered Professor Eustacius Jericho. Plus? Well, enough other stuff to fill a TARDIS. Whovians should definitely find the time to see how many plot strands showrunner Chris Chibnall resolves ahead of the three 2022 specials that will represent his and Whittaker's swan song. —Clark Collis

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What Else to Watch

Streaming

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (season premiere) — Funimation/Crunchyroll

A Lot Like Christmas (movie) — IMDb TV

SEAL TeamParamount+

Mayor of KingstownParamount+

7 p.m.

Something's Coming: West Side Story - A Special Edition of 20/20ABC

The Real Murders of Orange County (season premiere) — Oxygen

8 p.m.

Celebrity Wheel of FortuneABC

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Porsha's Family Matters (timeslot premiere) — Bravo

Legends of the Hidden TempleThe CW

Kids Baking Championship: Light Up the Holidays (special) — Food Network

The Christmas Thief (movie) — ION

My Favorite Christmas Melody (movie) — Lifetime

YellowstoneParamount Network

Power Book II: GhostStarz

8:30 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT

The National Christmas Tree Lighting (special) — CBS

9 p.m.

Supermarket SweepABC

Fear the Walking Dead (fall finale) — AMC

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityBravo

CondorEpix

Holiday WarsFood Network

Succession HBO

Dexter: New BloodShowtime

HightownStarz

9:30 p.m.

The 23rd Annual A Home for the Holidays at The GroveCBS

10 p.m.

The RookieABC

Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records (doc, part 1) — Epix

InsecureHBO

Yellowjackets Showtime

10:15 p.m.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (series finale) — AMC

10:30 p.m.

Curb Your EnthusiasmHBO

*times are ET and subject to change

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