It’s (American) Thanksgiving this week, which means you might watch a lot of TV, but it might not be strictly new releases. But that doesn’t mean television stops; amid all the Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathons and parade fare there’s plenty of new offerings to catch up on. That might be from the year writ large — is it finally time to catch up on Silo or make space for Fionna and Cake in full? Or maybe you’re looking to keep the autumnal season alive with a classic like Over the Garden Wallor a gone-too-soon hit like Marianne.
Or you can check out some of the new offerings below. Here’s all the new TV premieres and finales this week.
Genre: Dystopic reality show
Release date: Nov. 22
Based on the original show by: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Cast: 456 contestants trying to win a bunch of money in an IP-based reality competition
You remember Squid Game, the show about a bunch of poor and disenfranchised people who get brought into a competition where they could win millions of dollars but if they lose they die? Well Netflix made a real reality show based on that. The results are much more subdued: Less death, more standard reality fare.
Genre: Sci-fi anniversary bonanza
Release date: Nov. 25
Showrunner/creator: Russell T. Davies
Cast: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Neil Patrick Harris, and more
The logline of this major 60th anniversary special of Doctor Who is that The Doctor — now in his Fourteenth incarnation — regenerated with an old face, specifically that of David Tennant (who played the Tenth Doctor). All that and Donna (Catherine Tate) can recognize him despite having her memory wiped.
But more importantly: Tennant and Tate are back together! Sex Education and Barbie’s Ncuti Gatwa is stepping into the role as theRead more on polygon.com