“The Commons” (Sundance Now streaming) Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) stars in this near-future sci-fi thriller about a neuropsychologist who tries to have a child via IVF with her biologist husband while the world around them descends into chaos thanks to global warming and parasitic disease.
“Bugs Bunny’s 24-Carrot Holiday Special” (HBO Max streaming) HBO offers up a collection of brand-new, holiday-themed Looney Tunes shorts featuring Bugs, Porky, Daffy, Sylvester and the rest of the gang.
“Pinkfong Wonderstar” (YouTube Premium streaming) The popular South Korean kiddie cartoon about a magical fox and a brainy hedgehog comes to America, prepping your preschoolers for their tween-age K-pop obsession to come.
“Rocket Around the Xmas Tree” (Discovery 8pm) Three teams of “merry masterminds” attempt to save the holiday in this explosive, science-themed competition by launching Christmas trees like missiles.
“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” (Apple TV+ streaming) I wonder if she’ll sing “All I Want for Christmas Is You”?
“The Hardy Boys” (Hulu streaming) If Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Nancy Drew can score mildly gritty teen-themed remakes these days, why not this pair of squeaky clean crime-solving bros?
“Stillwater” (Apple TV+ streaming) “Mindfulness” is the watchword for this animated series based on the Scholastic book series Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth, about three young siblings who have a wise panda for a neighbor.
Mulan (Disney+ streaming) Disney’s live-action reboot of Mulan comes to Disney+. (Yeah, it was available earlier this year, but you had to pay for it.)
“Selena: The Series” (Netflix streaming) Short-lived Tejano icon Selena got the biopic treatment back in 1997 (with Jennifer Lopez, no less). Now she gets the dramatic TV series treatment.
“The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments” (KWBQ-19 7pm) There’s no actual parade this year. So instead, we look back at “greatest moments” from past years—pretty all of which should involve perennial host Erik Estrada.
“Detention” (Netflix streaming) This eight-episode supernatural horror series out of Taiwan about a haunted high school is based on the 2017 video game of the same name. Be sure to save often.
“Kid of the Year” (KRQE-13 7pm) Trevor Noah, Kristen Bell and other celebrities get together to salute the greatest, smartest, most selfless young people in the world. … But yeah, your kid is OK too.
“MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time” (MTV 6pm) Yeah, I’m thinking this is all Erik Estrada as well.
“A Holly Dolly Christmas” (KRQE-13 7pm) It’s a damn good thing that Dolly Parton is so beloved—otherwise we’d be a little sick of her by now.
“Nurses” (KOB-4 9:01pm) From the makers of Candian cop drama “Rookie Blue” comes this Candadian medical drama. It’s a lot like American medical dramas, except the care is all government funded and the patients are very polite.
“Lovestruck In the City” (Netflix streaming) Netflix sucks up this K-romance about an architect (Ji Chang-wook) who falls in love with the thief (Kim Ji-won) who stole his camera … and his heart. Aw.
“30 Days With” (YouTube Premium streaming) YouTube Originals launches a new documentary franchise with this series presenting “30 day” snapshots of artists, musicians, athletes and other public figures. It starts out with a profile of the members of the boy band Why Don’t We, which is evidently something your teenage daughter listens to.
“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!” (KOB-4 7pm) Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) stars as the Christmas-hating Grinch in this thoroughly unnecessary musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ seasonal classic.“Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2020” (KWBQ-19 7pm) Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight from “Entertainment Tonight” countdown the 12 best holiday commercials from around the world. I mean, it’s 2020. What else are we gonna do? [ ]