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Next Week in TV 12/3: Doctor Who Special #3, and Christmas Content Welcomes December

By Scott C. and DRWHO42

The month of December is all about…well, the holidays! But there are a few non-Christmas-themed things this week. 

There is the Frasier first season finale, the premiere of Archie, Mr. Monk’s Last Case debuts, and last but not least, the third Doctor Who special debuts! For more information about those shows/movies, or to see what else is airing soon, the TV listing is down below. 

For the Christmas fans, this week belongs to you! Heck, the whole month leading up to Christmas, so happy viewing using our listing below!

Quickly in some news: the first trailer for Fallout is out, the second season trailer for Halo is out, the season four trailer of The Boys is out, and the second season trailer for House of the Dragon is also out. 

Lastly, Reacher renewed for a third season on Amazon Prime Video. 

That’s all for this week! As always, do note that times / dates are subject to change anytime by any streaming services and/or cable companies. Also, don’t forget to follow the blog on Facebook, Mastodon, and X.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Doctor Who!!!!!!
On-going: Beacon 23, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, Bodies, Fall of the House of Usher, Doom Patrol, Gen V, Ahsoka, Invasion, The Winter King, Lioness, Jack Ryan, Rabbit Hole.

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Doctor Who
On-going: NFL, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.

Sunday, December 03, 2023
8:00 pm
PBS Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley On The Mystery Queen: Cat among The Pigeons [Series Premiere / Documentary]
FOX Krapopolis: Ty’s Tail Tale [New Episode on Different Time]
8:30 pm
FOX The Simpsons: Ae Bonny Romance [New Episode on Different Time]

Monday, December 04, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dew Drop Diaries [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
ESPN Midsomer Murders [24th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
HBO Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning: Roots [Documentary]
10:00 pm
NBC Barmageddon: Blake Shelton’s Holiday Bartacular Featuring Ice T [Special]

Tuesday, December 05, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON The Melodic Blue [Movie]

Baby Keem’s internal battle leads us through fragments of memory and temptation as he navigates the depths of The Melodic Blue. Click here for more information.

3:01 am
DISNEY+ Isabel Preysler, My Christmas [Special]
9:00 pm
FOX TMZ’s Merry Elfin’ Christmas [Special]

Wednesday, December 06, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Black Cake [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial [Documentary]
APPLE TV+ Messi Meets America: One Epic Summer [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Blood Coast [Series Premiere]

As a vicious drug dealer tries to overtake Marseille, a rogue police captain and his daredevil team welcome a new recruit with an agenda of her own. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Christmas As Usual [Movie]

To celebrate their engagement, Thea takes Jashan home — but his Indian roots and her family’s Norwegian traditions clash in a chaotic Christmas. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ The Santa Clauses [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Squid Game: The Challenge [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
SYFY Surrealestate: Letting Go [2nd Season Finale]

Thursday, December 07, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON Coach Prime [2nd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Analog Squad [Series Premiere]

After learning of his estranged father’s sickness, a scheming middle-aged man assembles a fake family to reunite with him for one last time. Click here for more information.

BRITBOX Archie [Series Premiere]

He was one of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures, who touched the world with his charm, wit and grace. Yet, few truly knew him. Jason Isaacs stars as Archie Leach, who would go on to become Hollywood’s greatest leading man, in this remarkable, little-known story from BAFTA-winner Jeff Pope. Click here for more information.

PARAMOUNT+ The Envoys [2nd Season Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Frasier [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Hilda [Series Finale / Animated]
NETFLIX I Hate Christmas [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Archies [Movie]

Set in 1960s India, Archie and the gang navigate romance, friendship and the future of Riverdale as developers threaten to destroy a beloved park. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
NBC Christmas At The Opry [Special]

Friday, December 08, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON Your Christmas or Mine 2 [Mine]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … but will it be for James and Hayley? James’ father has invited the Taylors to spend Christmas in a luxury ski resort in the Austrian Alps, so they can meet his new American girlfriend. However, Hayley’s dad Geoff insisted on handling his family’s side of the booking and something clearly got lost in translation. After a mix-up with transport at the airport, the two tribes end up at each other’s accommodations, on different sides of a valley and opposite ends of the Tripadvisor ratings scale. Can Hayley and James’ relationship survive another turbulent family Christmas, or has their future together gone off-piste? Click here for more information.

HULU Culprits [Series Premiere]

After a heist, the crew have gone their separate ways, but now, they are being targeted by a killer one-by-one. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Merry Little Batman [Animated Special]
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Diary of A Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever [Special / Animated]
PEACOCK Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie [Movie]

It follows Monk, a brilliant detective with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He returns to solve one last case involving his stepdaughter Molly, a journalist preparing for her wedding. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Leave The World Behind [Movie]

A family’s getaway to a luxurious rental home takes an ominous turn when a cyberattack knocks out their devices — and two strangers appear at their door. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Blood Vessel [Movie]

Brought together by chance, six people fleeing a town devastated by oil pollution stow away on a mysterious ship — not realizing the dangers that await. Click here for more information.

2:15 pm
NICK The Smurfs: A Smurfy Christmas [2nd Season Finale / Animated]
7:00 pm
NICK Monster High: The Monster Way [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW Fboy Island: I Was Just Playing The Game [3rd Season Finale]

Saturday, December 09, 2023
10:00 am
DISNEY Hamster & Gretel: Exclamation Strikes Back – Part I/Exclamation Strikes Back – Part II [1st Season Finale]
1:31 pm
DISNEY+ Doctor Who: The Giggle [Special]
8:00 pm
CBS Byron Allen Presents A Merry Soulful Christmas [Special]
DISNEY Miraculous World Paris: Tales of Shadybug And Claw Noir [Special]

Mario Wario

Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.