If a series following a group of students as they attend an elite dance school brings to mind visions of the classic movie/TV series Fame, Netflix's new teen thriller Tiny Pretty Things will quickly disabuse you of that notion. The show's ten-episode first season drops today.
Also today: the final five take to the stage on The Voice, Tiffani Thiessen hosts MTV's new food-themed Ridiculousness spin-off, and the men of this season's Bachelorette tell all. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:
COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: After a star ballet student is mysteriously killed in Tiny Pretty Things, her elite dance school recruits another student who soon discovers a web of dark secrets that could bring down the academy. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
NEW EPISODE: The top five performers take to The Voice stage for their final performances. Your vote will determine the winner. Plus: Blake and Gwen perform a special new duet. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
SPECIAL NIGHT: Bennett returns while Tayshia agonizes over which of the men’s families to meet for hometown dates in a special Monday night episode of The Bachelorette. Then, some of this season's most unforgettable men sit down with Chris Harrison to tell all. The show returns with another new episode Tuesday night. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Featuring new interviews with Anthony Fauci, FDA Commisioner Stephen Hahn and Bill Gates, the ABC news special The Shot: Race For the Vaccine is set to explore the questions Americans are asking on safety, access and timing as the first FDA-approved vaccine begins making its way to hospitals and pharmacies across the US. 10:00 PM on ABC
NEW EPISODE: Will (Amir Wilson) and Lyra (Dafne Keen) set out to retrieve what's been lost on His Dark Materials. Meanwhile, Mary (Simone Kirby) takes a leap of faith. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd are among the artists who performed at last week's virtual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020, which gets its annual rebroadcast on The CW tonight. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
ORIGINAL MOVIE: With his carefree lifestyle on the line, a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a farmer to sell her family’s land in A California Christmas. Lauren Swickard (Roped) stars with real-life husband Josh Swickard (General Hospital) in this original movie which she wrote and produced. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
SERIES PREMIERE: Tiffani Thiessen hosts the Ridiculousness spin-off Deliciousness as it begins its week-long debut with an assortment of food fails sure to whet our appetite for more. 10:00 PM ET on MTV
HOLIDAY MOVIE: After making his family "disappear," young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is Home Alone, forced to do battle with the Wet Bandits while holding down the homestead in this holiday favorite. 3:30 PM ET on Freeform
Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.
TOPICS: Tiny Pretty Things, Netflix