November 2016 TV premieres, movies, specials, more
The November 2016 TV premieres calendar has something for everyone, but viewers of a certain sex rabidly await the Gilmore Girls reunion episodes.
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will debut Nov. 25 on Netflix, which currently is streaming all episodes of the 2000-07 series. Lorelei Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel) return, along with their friends and Rory’s past boyfriends. (Watch my chat with Milo Ventimiglia.)
Netflix has another big premiere this Friday. Anyone who visits my site regularly knows I’m a sucker for a good historical drama. “The Crown” certainly fits that bill. The new drama follows 10 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign beginning when she was 25.
If you’re not quite over Halloween, IFC’s horror comedy “Stan Against Evil” and Season 3 of WGN America’s with drama “Salem” debuts Nov. 2.
More new shows to watch: “Close to the Enemy” on Acorn TV; “Incorporated” on Syfy; “Good Behavior” on TNT; “Mars” on Nat Geo, and Ali Wentworth’s new comedy “Nightcap” on Pop. Other returning shows include Season 4B of “Vikings” on History and “Red Oaks” Season 2 on Amazon.
And don’t forget the onslaught of Christmas movies. I’ll continue adding to the November 2016 TV premieres calendar.
November 2016 TV premieres
Tuesday, Nov. 1
“Project Dad,” Discovery Life (series premiere; 3 celebrity dads play “mom” for 48 hours)
“The Battle of Chosin,” PBS (“American Experience” premiere; epic Korean War battle told through the heroic stories of the men who fought it)
“Your Brain on Drugs,” Science (special; explores effects of video games on human psyche)
“Rabia,” Azteca America (series premiere; rabies outbreak has government quarantining civilians who don’t like it)
“Last Squad Standing,” Oxygen (series premiere; 3 groups of friends live together, compete and ultimately vote each other off show for $100,000 prize)
Wednesday, Nov. 2
“Thunderbirds Are Go,” Amazon (season 2)
“The 5th Quarter,” go90 (mockumentary series premiere; greatest untold/untrue stories of sports)
“The Story of Cats,”PBS (“Nature” premiere; a look at felines from their roots in ancient rainforests to today’s house cats; Part 2 airs Nov. 9)
“Salem,” WGN America (season 3)
“Expedition Unknown,” Travel (season 3)
“Stan Against Evil,” IFC (comedy premiere, 2 episodes; disgruntled former sheriff and his replacement team to fight plague of unleashed demons in small New England town)
“Years of Living Dangerously,” Nat Geo (time period S2 premiere; accounts of effects of climate change from across the planet)
“Little Women: Dallas,” Lifetime (series premiere; two of the Atlanta gals move to Dallas)
“Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack,” truTV (midseason premiere)
Thursday, Nov. 3
“Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular,” truTV (season 5 finale; broadcast live from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ)
Friday, Nov. 4
“The Crown,” Netflix (series premiere; a look at Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from age 25 over 10 years)
“One and Done,” Showtime (doc; look at life of 2016 No. 1 NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons)