Weekend Preview: Netflix Gives Us A Sci-Fi Mystery With ‘The O.A.’ And ‘The Exorcist’ Ends

The O.A. (Netflix) – Netflix pulled a Beyonce and dropped a surprise show on us at midnight. Not much was known about The O.A. before it was released but it sounds like it’s shaping up to be our December surprise. The sci-fi mystery follows a young blind girl named Prairie who returns to her hometown seven years after her disappearance with the ability to see again. From there, things gets even weirder and more vague.

The Exorcist (Fox, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – Season one ends with Marcus and Tomas trying to save Angela Rance and her family from the demon hell-bent on destroying them and the church preparing to defend itself from enemies within.

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – The chefs adjust to their newly formed teams as they prepare a dinner service for some special celebrity guests including Crystal Hefner, Melissa Rivers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, and Ashley Greene. Unfortunately for them, things don’t go too well and one cook gets sent home.

Last Man Standing (ABC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Eve brings her new boyfriend home for Christmas and Mike does not approve. Meanwhile, Mandy enlists Kristin to help Kyle with a Christmas gift for his wife.

MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Riley goes missing after hacking into the NSA so MacGyver and Jack search for her using a microwave and a power strip.

The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (CW, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Olivia Newton-John is grand marshaling this year’s 85th annual celebration with a few celebrity guests.

Dr. Ken (ABC, Friday 8:30 p.m.) – Allison really wants to throw a holiday party at Welltopia but Ken is just not into it.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – The team races to Mexico where Chin risks his life to save his niece from her kidnappers.

Z Nation (Syfy, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – A reunion takes place before the group must face their biggest battle yet.

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:30 p.m.) – Casey Affleck is hosting this week’s SNL, the final show of the year. A bit of an odd choice since no one would accuse Affleck of being funny but hey, they’ve had Donald Trump on before so any choice after that makes sense.

The Librarians (TNT, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – The team tries to help a magician in a traveling carnival who has been corrupted by the use of real magic.

Sunday Night Football: Buccaneers at Cowboys (NBC, Sunday 8:20 p.m.) — Tampa Bay at Dallas. A steadier Jameis Winston and an improved defense have the Buccaneers on a roll, while the Cowboys look to bounce back from last week’s loss at the Giants.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:30 p.m.) – A Navy lieutenant commander who was working with the NSA on foreign cyber threats goes missing so before the team can play dirty Santa, they have to go find the guy.

Shameless (Showtime, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – A loss in the family forces the Gallaghers to band together to move past their grief. Meanwhile, Frank enlists Debbie, Carl and Liam in his new scheme and Kev and V get revenge on Svetlana.

Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:30 p.m.) – Elizabeth mediates between Israel and Iran in order to prevent a war and allow the U.S. presidential election to move forward.

The Affair (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Alison and Noah retreat to Block Island for a memorable day together which results in the two sharing a profound connection, but when they return to the real world, Noah must face all of the problems he was trying to escape.

Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions labels Watson a suspect forcing Holmes to search for the person who may have stolen her identity.


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