Source: The New York Times
Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Nov. 16-22. Details and times are subject to change.
ALL RISE 9 p.m. on CBS. Judge Lola Carmichael, played by Simone Missick, is back for a new season of this legal drama. The two-part premiere centers on a protest, at which Lola tries to defend a teenage girl, resulting in an escalating encounter with the police.
HIS DARK MATERIALS 9 p.m. on HBO. This fantasy series, based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy, embarks on a second season, picking up after Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) through a bridge to a new world. The second season will feature return performances by Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as conspiring witches, steampunk-style hot-air balloons and a special knife that can slice between worlds.
BIG SKY 10 p.m. on ABC. This new drama, from the “Big Little Lies” creator David E. Kelley, chronicles the events following the disappearance of two sisters, Danielle and Grace Sullivan (Natalie Alyn Lind and Jade Pettyjohn), who are kidnapped by a truck driver in rural Montana. In an effort to locate the teenagers, the private detectives Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe) and Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) team up with Cody’s estranged wife, the former cop Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick). But soon they discover that the Sullivans are not the only girls who have gone missing in the area.
FORGED IN FIRE 9 p.m. on History. The season premiere of this reality competition series finds four new talented bladesmiths recreating some of history’s most iconic weapons for a chance to win a $10,000 prize. Season 8 has a new host, Grady Powell, a former Green Beret. And David Baker, Doug Marcaida, J. Neilson and Ben Abbott return as judges.
CRAZY, NOT INSANE (2020) 9 p.m. on HBO. Fans of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” or the podcast “My Favorite Murder” will not want to miss this documentary, chronicling the life and work of Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, a psychiatrist who has dedicated her life to understanding why human beings kill. The film, directed by Alex Gibney, includes taped interviews between Lewis and the infamous killers Arthur Shawcross and Ted Bundy, in which she examines their formative experiences and neurological dysfunction, proposing that killers are made, not born.
SMOKE: MARIJUANA + BLACK AMERICA (2020) 10 p.m. on BET. While the winner of the presidential race took days to determine, one clear winner of the 2020 election was marijuana, which became legal for recreational use in four more states, bringing the nationwide total to 15. But how will these new legalization and decriminalization measures impact communities that have been disproportionately affected by marijuana-related arrests and convictions? This documentary, narrated by the rapper Nas, explores the drug’s social, economic and legal impact on the Black community, and shares stories of Black entrepreneurs across the country who are fighting for a piece of the legal cannabis industry.