SoCal TV highlights, Dec. 17-23: ‘Archer,’ ‘Maestro,’ ‘A Home for the Holidays’ and more
Also, Dick Van Dyke and Willie Nelson are feted in separate CBS specials and “300” filmmaker Zak Snyder takes you to a galaxy far, far away
Welcome to an all-new TV or Not TV roundup of new and noteworthy programming on broadcast, cable and streaming this week. I’m Matt Cooper, former listings coordinator for the Los Angeles Times’ Calendar section.
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Sunday — Dec. 17
Friends are magically transported to a fantastical land — or maybe somebody just spiked the eggnog — in the new TV movie “12 Games of Christmas.” With Felicia Cooper. 5 p.m. GAF
“ESPN E60” follows an MMA fighter on the road to recovery from a catastrophic 2021 in-ring injury in the new episode “Chris Weidman: The Return.” 5 p.m. ESPN
“Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi voices his animated likeness on a new episode of “The Simpsons.” 8 p.m. Fox
Two women pretend to hook up for the holidays to please their meddling parents in the new TV movie “Friends & Family Christmas.” With Humberly Gonzalez and Ali Liebert. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel
A financial advisor meets her match when she pitches in to help a struggling community theatre group in the new TV movie “Merry Magic Christmas.” With Patricia Isaac. 8 p.m. Lifetime
Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones, et al., assemble to salute a living country music legend in the new concert special “Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday Celebration” filmed at the Hollywood Bowl back in April. 8:30 p.m. CBS
Everyone’s favorite animated super spy returns for one last hurrah in the feature-length finale event “Archer: Into the Cold.” With the voices of H. Jon Benjamin and Aisha Tyler. 10 p.m. FX, FXX