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Around the remote: ‘Mrs. Maisel’ takes new season on tour

Tony Shaloub and Alex Borstein stand with their Emmy Awards for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the press room at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP)
Tony Shaloub and Alex Borstein stand with their Emmy Awards for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the press room at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan returns as the title character in Season 3 of the acclaimed period comedy. As the new episodes drop, Midge is taking her standup comedy to the next level – embarking on her first national tour and opening for popular singer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). However, she and her manager, Susie, will soon discover that life on tour can be just as humbling as it is glamorous. (Friday, Amazon Prime).

Other bets

SUNDAY: In the milestone 250th episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” a former black ops agent (Carl Beukes) originally recruited and trained by Hetty Lange returns to seek revenge on Hetty for the life she introduced to him. (9 p.m., CBS).

MONDAY: Laugh and call him names all you want, but there’s no denying that “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” continues to be a major primetime attraction. The beloved 1964 animated special gets another holly-jolly airing tonight. (8 p.m., CBS).

MONDAY: “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” is a two-night “Biography” special that promises an intimate look into the life and career of the bestselling solo artist of all time. Included: Interviews with wife Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, George Strait, James Taylor and many more. (9 p.m., A&E).

TUESDAY: “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special” is the title of, well, his new special. The country music star showcases his hits – and humor – during a performance at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. (8 p.m., ABC).

TUESDAY: Residents of Whoville beware: The green ol’ grouch with a heart that’s two sizes too small returns in the latest airing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” (8 p.m., NBC).

TUESDAY: Country music star Trisha Yearwood hosts and performs on the 10th annual “CMA Country Christmas” special. She’ll be joined by, among others, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, CeCe Winans and Brett Young. (9 p.m., ABC).

WEDNESDAY: Move over, Griswolds, and meet “The Moodys.” Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins headline this holiday comedy series about a dysfunctional family that attempts to have the perfect Christmas – and fails miserably. (9 p.m., Fox).

WEDNESDAY: As the sixth and final season of “Vikings” begins, Ivar the Boneless has left Kattegat on a journey to parts unknown. Meanwhile, Bjorn Ironside has some struggles in his new role as king of Kattegat. (9 p.m., History).

THURSDAY: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” returns to remind us of the true meaning of the holiday – and that scrawny little trees need our love, too. (8 p.m., ABC).

THURSDAY: “Project Runway” apparently is poised to blast off into a new season. Challenge No. 1: Create an innovative look inspired by space exploration. (9:30 p.m., Bravo).

FRIDAY: Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul headline the new series “Truth Be Told.” Set in San Francisco, it follows a true-crime podcaster who is compelled to reopen a murder case that made her a national sensation. (Apple TV+).

SATURDAY: In the feel-good holiday film “A Christmas Love Story,” Kristin Chenoweth plays a youth choir director who is struggling to write a big song for a Christmas Eve show. Enter a golden-voiced boy and his widowed father (Scott Wolf), and watch the sparks fly. (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel).

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