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What to Watch this Weekend: ‘The Crown’ welcomes Margaret Thatcher and Lady Diana for season 4.

We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Facebook Watch, and others. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Check out our recommendations below, and click here to learn how you can stream our picks via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home) or podcast app (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play).
FRIDAY
Inside Pixar
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Disney+
Docuseries Debut”There is no typical day at Pixar,” an employee says in the trailer for the new Disney+ docuseries. Inside Pixar explores the inner workings of the beloved animation studio across four collections, each centered around a central theme and featuring five short-form episodes. The first collection, premiering Friday, focuses on inspiration and the journey from idea to execution — a journey that isn’t always a straight line. “I know it’s in there! I just don’t know exactly what it is yet,” one artist discussing an idea says in the trailer, a moment any creative will likely relate to. It’s OK; everyone has to walk before they can fall with style. —Tyler Aquilina
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I Am Greta
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Hulu
Of all the reasons to skip school, Greta Thunberg may have found the best. The Swedish teenager staged a strike — solo — outside her country’s parliament to bring attention to the need for climate change. She probably never expected to get the attention that followed, starting in Sweden and then around the world. Director Nathan Grossman’s documentary uses never-before-seen footage to give viewers an inside look into Thunberg’s global impact, as well as her trip — wind-powered, by the way — across the Atlantic to speak in New York City at the UN Climate Action Summit. We’re guessing she was named Most Likely to win a Nobel Prize at her high school. —Gerrad Hall
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (not to be confused with the Riverdale party drug or Trader Joe’s tasty snack mix) offers viewers a holiday feast for the eyes and ears via its sumptuous musical storytelling. Starring Forest Whitaker, it follows toymaker Jeronicus Jangle, who must find the joy in life again after losing everything when his young apprentice steals his ideas to become the most renowned toymaker in the land. When his granddaughter Journey (Madalen Mills) comes to visit, it just might spark him (and his toy shop) back to life. “It was actually a quite joyous experience. It was one of my favorite times I’ve worked on a film,” Whitaker tells EW. “[Director David E. Talbert] is so filled with joy and excited, and I felt so emotional. It was really magical.” —Maureen Lee Lenker
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Fatman
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Available to rent/buy on Digital/VOD
If you thought Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa had problems, those pale in comparison to Mel Gibson’s version of Chris Cringle, who’s starting to lose his sense of purpose. So when the U.S. military calls upon him to help with a mission, which could save his “business,” he agrees, but just this one time. To complicate matters, he’s also trying to fend off an assassin (Walton Goggins), sent by a naughty 12-year-old who received a lump of coal for Christmas. Remember when “one foggy Christmas Eve” was Santa’s biggest worry? —GH
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The Blacklist
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on NBC
Season PremiereSeason 8 of The Blacklist picks up right where 7 left off: Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) has chosen her mother, Russian spy Katarina Rostova (Laila Robins), over Raymond Reddington (James Spader). Because of COVID, the NBC drama was cut short earlier this year, so the first couple of the episodes this season were originally designed to wrap things up, which means while Agent Keen is aligned with her mom, her allies on the task force and Reddington have no idea. “I don’t think we can emphasize enough how great the conflict will be because of Liz’s choice,” executive producer John Eisendrath shares. The impact of her choice will affect everyone else. “This will put her more at odds with Red than we’ve ever seen, and it will put the task force between the two of them,” Eisendrath adds. “Everyone is going to be forced to make decisions that have to do with this growing conflict.” —Alamin Yohannes
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What Else to Watch
Streaming
Doug Unplugs (series debut) — Apple TV+
Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds (doc) — Apple TV+
The Oprah Conversation (with Dolly Parton) — Apple TV+
Becoming You (docuseries debut) — Apple TV+
The Mandalorian — Disney+
Alex Rider (series debut) — IMDb TV
The Life Ahead (movie) — Netflix
Dating Amber (movie) — Digital/VOD
Echo Boomers (movie) — Digital/VOD
Chick Fight (movie) — Digital/VOD
Dead Reckoning (movie) — Digital/VOD
All Joking Aside (movie) — VOD
Come Away (movie) — VOD
Last Three Days (movie) — VOD
7 p.m.
The Astronauts (series debut) — Nickelodeon
8 p.m.
Shark Tank — ABC
Christmas on the Vine — Lifetime
9 p.m.
20/20 — ABC
Undercover Boss — CBS
Dateline — NBC
Love After Lockup (season finale) — WEtv
11:15 p.m.
De Lo Mio (movie) — HBO Latino/HBO Max
SATURDAY
8:30 a.m.
Nightly News Kids Edition — NBC
10 a.m.
The Pioneer Woman: Home Sweet Home (Thanksgiving special) — Food Network
11 a.m.
The Kitchen (Thanksgiving special) — Food Network
12 p.m.
Delicious Miss Brown (Thanksgiving special) — Food Network
Lovely Bites (series debut) — OWN
12:30 p.m.
Turkey Day Sunny’s Way — Food Network
1 p.m.
Food Fantasies (series debut) — OWN
1:30 p.m.
Tanya’s Kitchen Table (series debut) — OWN
7 p.m.
The Fall (season premiere/U.S. debut) — Ovation
8 p.m.
Christmas in Vienna — Hallmark
Christmas on Wheels — Lifetime
9 p.m.
History’s Greatest Mysteries (series debut) — History
SUNDAY
The Crown
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix
Season PremiereThe fourth season of showrunner Peter Morgan’s decades-spanning British royal family drama finds X-Files star Gillian Anderson and newcomer Emma Corrin joining season 3 veterans Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Tobias Menzies, Charles Dance, and the Prince Charles-playing Josh O’Connor, among others. Anderson portrays Margaret Thatcher, who clashed with Queen Elizabeth II during her long stint as Prime Minister, while Corrin is style icon Lady Diana Spencer. Well, style icon-in-the-making anyway. “She did not start off as a clothes horse,” says Corrin. “That was something I loved about it. Basically, I loved young Diana. You can’t understand old Diana — older Diana — without understanding a 19-year-old living with her flatmates, going on her first date with Charles. You need to understand the trajectory that she underwent, but her style was awful. The second time she meets Charles, when she’s in yellow dungarees, I just wanted to cry. I was like, ‘Are you joking?’” —Clark Collis
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Murder on Middle Beach
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 10 p.m. on HBO
Docuseries DebutMadison Hamburg is desperately searching for his mom’s killer, but a decade after her murder the case remains unsolved. Here, Hamburg dives headfirst into the case, and there are more possible suspects than answers. The true-crime documentary breaks down possible scenarios with members of the family who may have played a role in Barbara Hamburg’s death. The first time director also investigates issues with the local police, who have skeletons of their own and faulty DNA tests to account for. Madison tells EW his hope is that viewers see the documentary less as a whodunit and more as a journey to self-discovery. “This story is about identity and me finding what I’m most passionate about which is documentary filmmaking. But it also helped me find empathy for family and understanding who my mom really was.” —Rosy Cordero
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What Else to Watch
11 a.m.
Girl Meets Farm (Thanksgiving special) — Food Network
12:30 p.m.
Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out (Thanksgiving special) — Food Network
8 p.m.
Supermarket Sweep — ABC
The Real Housewives of Potomac (special time) — Bravo
NCIS: Los Angeles — CBS
Holiday Wars — Food Network
The Simpsons — Fox
The Reagans (four-part doc debut) — Showtime
The Spanish Princess — Starz
8:30 p.m.
Bless the Harts — Fox
9 p.m.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire — ABC
Fear the Walking Dead — AMC
NCIS: New Orleans — CBS
E! People’s Choice Awards — E!
Candy Land (series debut) — Food Network
Bob’s Burgers (200th episode) — Fox
The Undoing — HBO
The Good Lord Bird (season finale) — Showtime
9:30 p.m.
Family Guy — Fox
10 p.m.
Card Sharks — ABC
The Walking Dead: World Beyond — AMC
Fargo — FX
Desus & Mero (one-hour special) — Showtime
*times are ET and subject to change