Damnation, The Punisher, She’s Gotta Have It, Vikings, Search Party—the November 2017 TV premieres calendar is filled with top-notch new and returning shows.

Add “Godless,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Alias Grace,” “Future Man,” “Marvel’s Runaways” and “Happy!” to the list of watchable new series. New seasons of “Shameless,” “Life in Pieces,” “Stan Against Evil” and “Teachers” also premiere this month.

November also brings a handful of true-crime doc specials that cover such cases as the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the murder of Tupac Shakur. others examine the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer as well as the Clutter family murders that Truman Capote wrote about in his book “In Cold Blood.”

Hallmark and other networks kick off their Christmas movie season this month, too. Check the November 2017 TV premieres. I’ll keep adding more to the list.

 

November 2017 TV premieres calendar

All times Central

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Streaming

  • “George Gently,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere; final 2 feature-length mysteries of long-running British detective series; find more Acorn TV premieres here)

9 p.m.

  • “Stan Against Evil,” IFC (season 2)

 

Thursday, Nov. 2

Streaming

  • “Ten Percent (AKA Call My Agent),” Netflix (season 2; from France)

7:30 p.m.

  • “Young Sheldon,” CBS (time period premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Mom,” CBS (season 5)
  • “Flip or Flop Ft. Worth,” HGTV (series premiere; Andy and Ashley Williams redo homes)
  • “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” Bravo (series premiere; new town, same price range)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Life in Pieces,” CBS (season 3)

9 p.m.

  • “S.W.A.T.” CBS (series premiere; specialized tactical unit fights crime in Los Angeles)

 

Friday, Nov. 3

Streaming

  • “Alias Grace,” Netflix (season 1; doctor meets with convicted murderess Grace Marks 10 years after the 1843 murders of her employers in this psychological drama; more about “Alias Grace”)
  • “The Big Family Showdown,” Netflix (season 1; families compete in the kitchen)

8 p.m.

  • “Noël Coward’s Present Laughter,” PBS (“Great Performances” premiere; comedy about a self-obsessed actor having mid-life crisis)

9 p.m.

  • “Finding Escobar’s Millions,” Discovery (series premiere; following search for Pablo Escobar’s fortune)
  • “Lavell Crawford: Home for the Holidays,” Showtime (standup special)

 

Saturday, Nov. 4

7 p.m.

  • “Christmas Festival of Ice,” Hallmark (movie; woman stuck in small New England town meets ice sculptor who reignites her passion)

8 p.m.

  • “The Lost Wife of Robert Durst,” Lifetime (movie; in 1982, the wife of “The Jinx” figure Robert Durst went missing and was never found)
  • “The Perfect Christmas Present,” Hallmark M&M (movie; ace gift-giver agrees to help his friend find the perfect gift for his girl, then falls for her)
  • “Killer Women with Piers Morgan,” ID (season premiere)
  • “Murder Made Me Famous,” Reelz (season premiere)

 

Sunday, Nov. 5

7 p.m.

  • “Miss Christmas,” Hallmark (movie; woman charged with finding The National Tree butts heads with man who owns the perfect speciman)
  • “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Christmas in the Air,” Hallmark M&M (movie; widowed father of 2 seeks help of pro organizer, but soon they develop feelings for each other)
  • “Shameless,” Showtime (season 8)
  • “The Girlfriend Experience,” Starz (season 2)
  • “Ride with Norman Reedus,” AMC (season 2; part 1 of premiere)
  • “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It,” Bravo (4-part special; reunion of 90’s R&B girl group Xscape)
  • “Guy’s Big Project,” Food (series premiere; searching for Food Network’s next big culinary-travel series)
  • “Larrymania,” Universo (season 6)

9 p.m.

  • “Smilf,” Showtime (series premiere; 20-something from Southie deals with dating and single motherhood)
  • “Vegas Cakes,” Food (series premiere; Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas makes one-of-a-kind cakes)
  • “Married to Medicine,” Bravo (season 5)

 

Monday, Nov. 6

Streaming

8 p.m.

  • “Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge,” HBO (doc premiere, part 1; chronicles last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture through perspective of magazine)
  • “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone,” Showtime (doc premiere; investigative journalists expose government and corporate deception)
  • “Ride with Norman Reedus,” AMC (season 2; part 2 of premiere)
  • “Holiday Baking Championship,” Food (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Chasing Trane,” PBS (“Independent Lens” doc; explores life and music of jazz great John Coltrane)
  • “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” Food (season premiere)
  • “Max Grundy,” Discovery (special; restoring classic cars)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Streaming

  • “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” Amazon (season 1; kids show follows adventures of Mouse, Oliver, Moose, Pig, Cat and Dog)
  • “Fate/Apocrypha,” Netflix (Part 1; anime following theft of Greater Grail, a splintered timeline and Great Holy Grail War)
  • “Project MC²,” Netflix (part 6)

8 p.m.

  • “The Long Road Home,” Nat Geo (series premiere; based on Martha Raddatz’s book about the April 4, 2004, ambush of the 1st Cavalry Division in Sadr City, Baghdad)
  • “Bargain Mansions,” DIY (series premiere; renovator Tamara Day transforms Kansas City’s forgotten centuries-old properties into spacious dream homes)
  • “The Curse of Oak Island,” History (season 5)
  • “Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge,” HBO (doc premiere, part 2)

9 p.m.

  • “Damnation,” USA (series premiere; man masquerading as preacher in order to fight industrialists shares bloody past with professional strikebreaker tasked with stopping citizen uprising in 1930s Iowa)
  • “Teachers,” TV Land (season 2, semester 2)
  • “Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience,” AXS tv (doc premiere; Michelle Kath Sinclair learns more about her late father, Chicago guitarist/singer Terry Kath)

10 p.m.

  • “Trivial Takedown,” Fuse (game show premiere)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Streaming

  • “Five By Five,” BritBox (U.S. premiere; five writers tell one interconnected story across five short films featuring five characters; more BritBox premieres)

7 p.m.

  • “Hot Date,” Pop TV (series premiere; sketch comedy)
  • “Lions Unleashed,” Smithsonian (special; seven lions transported from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda in hopes they will revive local lion species)
  • “The 51st Annual CMA Awards,” ABC (special)
  • “Danica,” Epic (doc; life of NASCAR racer Danica Patrick)

8 p.m.

  • “Iron Chef Showdown,” Food (series premiere; Alton Brown hosts new take on Iron Chef competition)

9 p.m.

  • “The A Word,” SundanceTV (season 2)
  • “Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour,” A&E (season 2)
  • “The Job Interview,” CNBC (doc series premiere; real employers interview real candidates for real jobs)

 

Thursday, Nov. 9

8 p.m.

  • “Tamar & Vince,” WE tv (season 5)

9:30 p.m.

  • “The Cromarties,” USA (series premiere; former NFL player Antonio Cromartie becomes full-time dad)

 

Friday, Nov. 10

Streaming

  • “The Killer,” Netflix (movie; recluse sets out to learn fate of his gunman father, becomes feared assassin himself; from Brazil)
  • “Lady Dynamite,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Dinotrux Supercharged,” Netflix (season 1; Dinotrux face new challenges)
  • “Mea Culpa,” Netflix (standup special)
  • “Glitter Force Doki Doki,” Netflix (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “ToyMakerz,” Velocity (season 2)

9 p.m.

  • “El Hipnotizador,” HBO Latino (season 2; see more about HBO’s international shows here)
  • “Foo Fighters—Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special,” PBS (concert doc)
  • “Extreme Cake Makers,” Cooking (series premiere; bakers & sugar craft specialists dream up ever more elaborate ways to satisfy our sweet tooth)

 

Saturday, Nov. 11

Streaming

  • “Obey Giant,” Hulu (doc premiere; underground world of street art, profiling the rise of artist Shepard Faire, creator of iconic Obama “HOPE” poster)

6 a.m.

  • “Sesame Street,” HBO (season 48; moves to 8 p.m. Nov. 18)

6 p.m.

  • “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks,” Oxygen Media (2-night special; look at infamous Milwaukee cannibal serial killer through Nancy Glass’s prison interviews and new reporting)

7 p.m.

  • “The Sweetest Christmas,” Hallmark (movie; baker & high school sweetheart reconnect as she prepares for gingerbread baking competition)

8 p.m.

  • “A Song for Christmas,” Hallmark M&M (movie; rising country singer’s manager stops her flirtation with guitar player, but when tour bus leave small town without her, they end up meeting again)

 

Sunday, Nov. 12

Streaming

  • “No Activity,” CBS All Access (series premiere; two low-level cops, two criminals, two dispatch workers and two Mexican tunnelers bumble through world of major drug cartel bust)

7 p.m.

  • “Enchanted Christmas,” Hallmark (movie; interior designer and single mom reconnects with former dance partner)

8 p.m.

  • “Engaging Father Christmas,” Hallmark M&M (movie; sequel to “Finding Father Christmas”)

9 p.m.

  • “Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography,” A&E (2-part doc; looks at kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart)
  • “Make It Out Alive: USS Indianapolis,” Smithsonian (special; recounting July 30, 1945, submarine attack on the U.S. ship)
  • “Unexpected,” TLC (series premiere; ups and downs of three pregnant teen couples and their parents)

10 p.m.

  • “AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics,” AMC (series premiere, part 1; deep look into stories, people and events that have transformed world of comic books)

 

Monday, Nov. 13

Streaming

  • “Loves, Lies and Records,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere; official registrar of births, marriages and deaths juggles professional and personal lives)

7:30 p.m.

  • “Man with a Plan,” CBS (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend,” HBO (doc premiere; explores the unique bond between military working dogs and their handlers)
  • “Almost Sunrise,” PBS (“POV” doc; two combat veterans embark on 2,700-mile trek on foot across America)

9 p.m.

  • “AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics,” AMC (series premiere, part 2)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Ill Behavior,” Showtime (series premiere; comedy explores how far friends will go to protect each other)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Streaming

  • “Future Man,” Hulu (series premiere; video game-playing janitor get thrust into his favorite game)
  • “DeRay Davis: How to Act Black,” Netflix (standup special)

8 p.m.

  • “Moonshiners,” Discovery (season 7)

9 p.m.

  • “The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer,” History (doc series; team of top investigators and code-breakers working with computer programmed to think like a killer investigate the unsolved serial killings from 1960s-70s)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Streaming

  • “Porridge,” BritBox (U.S. premiere; return of the iconic prison-based comedy)
  • “Are You Being Served (2016)?” BritBox (U.S. premiere; all-star cast brings memorable 1970s characters back to life in special)
  • “Young Hyacinth,” BritBox (U.S. premiere; prequel to comedy classic “Keeping Up Appearances” written by original writer Roy Clarke)

7 p.m.

  • “Tigers on the Run,” Smithsonian (special; young tiger sets out on journey to adulthood in central India)

8 p.m.

  • “Mythbusters,” Science (series premiere; with new hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung)
  • “Homestead Rescue,” Discovery (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Bushcraft Build-Off,” Discovery (series premiere; elite builders compete in 7-day race to build using only natural materials)
  • “The Trixie & Katya Show,” Viceland (series premiere; drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova dish)
  • “Street Science,” Science (season 2)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Most Expensivest,” Viceland (series premiere; hip-hop star 2 Chainz takes viewers on tour of culture of excess)

 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Streaming

  • “Back,” Sundance Now (season 1; pub landlord eager to take over family business after father dies resents his charming foster brother, who has shown up after years away to reconnect with family)
  • “Gameface,” Hulu (season 1; UK comedy about woman navigating her 30s)

8 p.m.

  • “Hot Grease,” Discovery (doc premiere; how biodiesel industry is turning used kitchen grease into green energy source)

 

Friday, Nov. 17

Streaming

  • “Marvel’s The Punisher,” Netflix (season 1; former Marine bent on punishing those who killed his family gets entangled in military conspiracy)
  • “Shot in the Dark,” Netflix (season 1; rival freelance photogs scour streets at night to film crime scenes, fires, accidents—anything they can sell to news outlets)
  • “Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters,” Netflix (season 1; Jake Armstrong and best friends are transformed into superheroes)
  • “Longmire,” Netflix (final season)
  • “Mudbound,” Netflix (movie; two men—one black and one white—forge friendship based on shared WWII experiences in racially divided Mississippi)
  • “A Christmas Prince,” Netflix (movie; American journalist covering royal European wedding meets cute)
  • “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond—Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton,” Netflix (doc; using footage from set of “Man on the Moon,” filmmaker Chris Smith documents Jim Carrey’s transformation into Andy Kaufman)
  • “Luna Petunia,” Netflix (season 3)
  • “Spirit: Riding Free,” Netflix (season 3)

8 p.m.

  • “Indecent,” PBS (“Great Performances” premiere; Broadway play follows 1920s actors who risked their lives and careers to perform Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance”)
  • “Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul,” Showtime (concert special; Tim McGraw and Faith Hill)

10 p.m.

  • “The Legend of … with Chris Jericho,” Travel (special; WWE world champion hunts for true story behind some of history’s legends)

 

Saturday, Nov. 18

7 p.m.

  • “Coming Home for Christmas,” Hallmark (movie; woman finds herself drawn to buttoned-up brother of freewheeling man pursuing her)
  • “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs,” HBO (special; all-star autism benefit)

8 p.m.

  • “I Am Elizabeth Smart,” A&E, Lifetime (movie; authorized movie about 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, told from her perspective and with her participation)
  • “Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders,” SundanceTV (doc, part 1; fresh in-depth look at Nov. 15, 1959, murders of four members of Clutter family in Kansas chronicled in Truman Capote’s book, “In Cold Blood”)
  • “Christmas Homecoming,” Hallmark M&M (movie; military widow and injured Army captain are just what the other needs at Christmas)

9 p.m.

  • “Bean,” Fuse (doc premiere; young couple Alana Duran and Lori Interlicchio gained national media attention after Lori surprised Alana with offer of life-saving kidney donation)

 

Sunday, Nov. 19

7 p.m.

  • “A Gift to Remember,” Hallmark (movie; woman falls for man she put into coma)
  • “2017 American Music Awards,” ABC (special)

8 p.m.

  • “A Bramble House Christmas,” Hallmark M&M (movie; son of deceased man goes undercover to learn why his father left money to his former nurse & Christmas magic ensues)

8 p.m.

  • “Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders,” SundanceTV (doc, part 2)

9 p.m.

  • “Search Party,” TNT (season 2; two episodes per week through Dec. 17)
  • “The Problem with Apu,” truTV (special; creator/star Hari Kondabolu addresses his conflict with Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from “The Simpsons”)

 

Monday, Nov. 20

Streaming

  • “Best.Cover.Ever.” YouTube (season 1; established artists challenge competing YouTube musicians to perform cover for opportunity to record duet with that star on YouTube)

7 p.m.

  • “Baltimore Rising,” HBO (doc premiere; look at Baltimore in wake of 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody)

9 p.m.

  • “Elizabeth Smart: Questions Answered,” A&E (special; Dr. Drew Pinsky hosts as kidnap victim Smart answers questions)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Streaming

  • “Marvel’s Runaways,” Hulu (series premiere; six teenagers barely can stand each other but unite against a common foe—their parents)
  • “Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers,” Netflix (standup special)
  • “Saving Capitalism,” Netflix (doc)
  • “Beat Bugs: All Together Now,” Netflix (season 1)

8 p.m.

  • “Who Killed Tupac?” A&E (6-part limited series; civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump conducts investigation into death of rapper/actor)
  • “Fixer Upper,” HGTV (fifth and final season)

9 p.m.

  • “The Profit,” CNBC (season 5)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Streaming

  • “Godless,” Netflix (miniseries; Old West outlaw gang’s hunt for man leads them to quiet town of La Belle, made up entirely of women)

4 p.m.

  • “Happy Yule Log,” Hallmark M&M (24-hour special; featuring Happy the Dog and Happy the Cat)

7 p.m.

  • “With Love, Christmas,” Hallmark (movie; workplace secret Santa exchange gets complicated)
  • “Polar Bear Town,” Smithsonian (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House,” HGTV (series premiere; Scott brothers prepare for Drew and Linda’s wedding with home renovation)

 

Thursday, Nov. 23

Streaming

  • “She’s Gotta Have It,” Netflix (season 1; new series take on Spike Lee’s film about Nola Darling, who struggles to define herself)
  • “The Stinky and Dirty Show,” Amazon Prime (season 2)
  • “A Place to Call Home,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere; season 5)

8 a.m.

  • “91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” NBC (special)
  • “The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS,” CBS (special)

Noon

  • “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina,” NBC (special)

7 p.m.

  • “The Mistletoe Inn,” Hallmark (movie; woman steps out of comfort zone & discovers possible romance)
  • “Anne of Green Gables—The Good Stars,” PBS (season 2)

 

Friday, Nov. 24

Streaming

  • “Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA,” Netflix (season 1; same boys and antics, new country)
  • “The Many Faces of Ito,” Netflix (season 1; jaded rom-com screenwriter in her 30s mines four love-sick women for their stories under guise of providing them with romantic advice; from Japan)
  • “Frontier,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Cuba and the Cameraman,” Netflix (doc; follows lives of Fidel Castro and 3 Cuban families affected by his policies)

7 p.m.

  • “Finding Santa,” Hallmark (movie; woman in charge of town’s Christmas parade must find a last-minute Santa)
  • “Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie,” Nickelodeon (movie; Arnold and friends embark on quest to achieve his dream of finding his missing parents)
  • “Frosty the Snowman” & “Frosty Returns,”  CBS (specials; rebroadcast of Christmas classics)

7:30 p.m.

  • “DreamWorks Trolls Holiday,” NBC (special; animated musical about eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, who wants to restore Christmas for a group that doesn’t know what it’s missing)

8 p.m.

  • “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” PBS (“Great Performances” premiere; Broadway adaptation of classic 1942 movie musical)
  • “Savage Kingdom: Uprising,” Nat Geo Wild (4-part miniseries; warring animal clans battle for survival on African plains)
  • “Deadly Dentists,” Investigation Discovery (3-part miniseries; true stories of dentists involved in murder)
  • “Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special,” CBS (special; moments from past 59 years of Grammys)

 

Saturday, Nov. 25

7 p.m.

  • “The Christmas Train,” Hallmark (movie; journalist meets variety of characters aboard intercontinental train he must take to get home for Christmas)
  • “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week—the Touring Years,” PBS (broadcast premiere; Ron Howard’s authorized documentary about The Beatles’ early career)
  • “Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire” & “Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe,” CBS (specials; rebroadcast of 1999 and 2002 animated holiday stories)

8 p.m.

  • “The Story of Santa Claus,” CBS (special; rebroadcast of 1996 animated holiday special)

 

Sunday, Nov. 26

3 p.m.

  • “30 Years: A Celebration of the James Beard Foundation,” ABC (special; chef Marcus Samuelsson takes a culinary journey through the history of the James Beard Foundation)

6 p.m.

  • “66th Miss Universe,” Fox (special)

7 p.m.

  • “Switched for Christmas,” Hallmark (movie; dissatisfied identical twin sisters swap lives until Christmas day)
  • “A Very Merry Toy Store,” Lifetime (movie; two owners of rival small toy stores might find love when they team up to battle big box store coming to their town)

8 p.m.

  • “A Joyous Christmas,” Hallmark M&M (movie; successful woman learns true meaning of Christmas when she is rescued from a near fatal accident by a down-on-her-luck stranger)
  • “The Lost Tapes: Patty Hearst,” Smithsonian (doc premiere; rediscovered news footage, interviews allows viewers to experience confusion, fear and absurdity of heiress’s 1974 kidnapping)
  • “Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron,” Nat Geo (special; director tells story of making of his film and the ship that inspired it)

 

Monday, Nov. 27

4 p.m.

  • “Winsanity,” GSN (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “CMA Country Christmas,” ABC (special)
  • “Fashion Police: The Finale Special,” E! (series finale)

8 p.m.

  • “Angry Angel,” Freeform (movie; young woman-turned- angel gets stuck on Earth)
  • “Street Outlaws,” Discovery (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “A Very Pentatonix Christmas,” NBC (holiday special)
  • “Maine Cabin Masters,” DIY (season 2)

 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Streaming

  • “Glitch,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Good Morning Call,” Netflix (season 2; from Japan)
  • “Click Clack Moo: Christmas at the Farm,” Amazon Prime (special; farm animals race to buy Farmer Brown present of his dreams)

7 p.m.

  • “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” CBS (special; rebroadcast of  1964 animated classic)

8 p.m.

  • “Survival in the Skies,” Smithsonian (series premiere; inventions that helped man conquer skies)

9 p.m.

  • “Village of the Damned,” ID (limited series premiere; residents of Dryden, N.Y., discuss string of tragedies and murders that happened there between 1989 and 1999; interviews are mixed with dramatizations of the events)
  • “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” CBS (special; filmed in Shanghai, China)
  • “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia,” Viceland (season premiere)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Streaming

  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Prime (season 1; 1958 New York City woman’s perfect life takes an unexpected turn when she storms world of stand-up comedy)

7 p.m.

  • “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” NBC (holiday special)

8 p.m.

  • “Vikings,” History (season 5, 2-hour premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Happy!” Syfy (series premiere; imaginary, blue-winged horse changes ex cop-turned-hit man’s life)
  • “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo,” CBS (special)

Thursday, Nov. 30

8 p.m.

  • “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” ABC (holiday special)

9 p.m.

  • “The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All,” A&E (doc series; in new interviews, Erik Menedez talks about the murder of his parents, plus never-before-seen photos and new interviews with prosecutors, law enforcement, close family, friends and medical experts)

10 p.m.

  • “Nick Canon Presents Wild n Out,” MTV (season 10)