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Rescued From Cable Cancellation, The Expanse Hops To Amazon For Season Four

ALSO: The Madalorian, Marvel's Runaways, 6 Underground, Mel Brooks Unwrapped, and more
  • The space-faring crew of The Expanse return for a fourth season today, thanks to Jeff Bezos and Amazon.
    The space-faring crew of The Expanse return for a fourth season today, thanks to Jeff Bezos and Amazon.

    Who among us hasn't been heartbroken at one time or another when our favorite show was canceled? That's how Amazon's Jeff Bezos felt last year when SyFy canceled The Expanse, so he did what all of us have wished we could do: he un-canceled it. The show hops to the mega-retailer's streaming platform today for its fourth season. Oher highlights today include a highly anticipated new episode of The Mandalorian, the return of Marvel's Runaways, a new Ryan Reynolds film directed by Michael Bay, and a candid look at the life and career of a Hollywood legend. 

    SEASON PREMIERE: The fourth season of The Expanse promises plenty of cosmic action as the crew is tasked with visiting a planet inhabited by Belter refugees. Watch the preview. Streaming on Prime Video

    NEW EPISODE: Last week's episode of The Mandalorian ended with a maddening cliffhanger, leaving fans anxious to see if a beloved bounty hunter from the original trilogy will return in episode 6. Streaming on Disney+

    SEASON PREMIERE: Marvel's Runaways returns to Hulu for its third and final season. Watch the preview. Streaming on Hulu

    MOVIE PREMIERE: Michael Bay directs Ryan Reynolds in 6 Underground. The action film is about a tech billionaire determined to take out the head of a brutal regime. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: Newly nominated for three Golden Globes, The Morning Show sifts through the wreckage of last week's flashback episode, which gave viewers a look at life before Mitch Kessler's (Steve Carell) sexual transgressions were revealed to the world. Streaming on Apple TV+

    DOCUMENTARY: Actor, writer, and director Mel Brooks has been giving candid interviews to former BBC creative director Alan Yentob for more that 38 years. Mel Brooks: Unwrapped weaves those interviews together with footage of Brooks today. The result is a candid, illuminating, and funny look at a one of a kind filmmaker. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade features floats, marching bands, and some of Hollywood's biggest names. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
    • Fresh off the Boat's holiday episode finds Jessica's (Constance Wu) winter wonderland suffering at the hands of a "helpful" Louis (Randall Park). 8:30 PM ET on ABC
    • Christmas Stars follows singer Layla (Erica Durance) and industry newcomer Spence (J.T. Hodges) in a holiday romance set against the backdrop of the ever-changing music industry. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: The Expanse, Amazon, Jeff Bezos