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Queen Gets the ABC Singalong Treatment, HBO Max Reboots Head of the Class

ALSO: JoJo Siwa finds her next opening act, Taste the Nation celebrates the holidays, and more.
  • Photos: ABC, HBO Max.
    Photos: ABC, HBO Max.

    ABC expands its popular Singalong franchise beyond the world of Disney with The Queen Family Singalong, a celebration of the legendary rock band’s 50th anniversary. Darren Criss emcees the special event, which will see Adam Lambert, Fall Out Boy, JoJo Siwa, and cast members from Broadway’s The Lion King and Aladdin take on Queen’s biggest hits.

    Also today: 1980s sitcom Head of the Class gets an HBO Max reboot on HBO, JoJo Siwa searches for tween talent in Peacock’s Siwas Dance Pop Revolution, and Padma Lakshmi’s Taste the Nation explores unique holiday traditions. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    The Queen Family Singalong: Special presentation. Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Fall Out Boy, and JoJo Siwa are among those set to fete Queen on the band's 50th anniversary in a new singalong special hosted by Darren Criss. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Head of the Class: Complete first season. Isabelle Gomez (One Day at a Time) takes over as a teacher determined to help her overachieving students let loose in HBO Max’s reboot of the '80s comedy. The new series sees Robin Givens reprise her role as Darlene, now a successful lawyer and the mother of an honors student. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Siwas Dance Pop Revolution: Series premiere. JoJo Siwa and her momager, Jessalyn Siwa, search for young talent worthy of a spot in a new group that will open for JoJo on tour in this new Making the Band-style reality competition series. Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi: Season premiere. The Top Chef host returns with a special four-part holiday edition of her Hulu series. Each episode highlights unique traditions through the lens of a different immigrant culture and city, including Korean New Year in Los Angeles and Cuban Christmas in Miami. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Catching Killers: Complete docuseries. The investigators behind the Happy Face Killer, the Green River Killer, and other infamous serial killer cases reveal the chilling details of their extraordinary efforts in Netflix’s latest true crime docuseries. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Aida Rodriguez: Fighting Words: Stand-up special. Comedian and actress Aida Rodriguez takes the stage for her first hour-long special to discuss her dual heritage, dating, and her complicated family life. The hour ends with a documentary of Rodriguez’s travels to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where she reunites with her estranged father. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    NBA Basketball: NBA TV offers two games tonight:

    • Boston Celtics at Miami Heat 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT
    • Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

    College Football: Week 10 begins as the Georgia State Panthers travel to Lafayette to face the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN

    NFL Football: It’s a battle of the under .500 teams as the Indiana Colts host the New York Jets. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on FOX

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: After a teenage sex worker disappears, Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Velasco (Octavio Pisano) find a clue in a pile of neglected missing persons reports. Followed by a new episode of Law & Order: Organized Crime. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The Queen Family Singalong, Head of the Class (HBO Max Series), Darren Criss

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