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Vanessa Hudgens Saves Christmas, HBO Bows Alanis Doc Jagged

ALSO: Psych 3: This is Gus, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Star Trek: Discovery, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, Peacock, HBO, HBO Max.
    Photos: Netflix, Peacock, HBO, HBO Max.

    Vanessa Hudgens will have viewers seeing triple again today with The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star, the third film in her popular Netflix holiday franchise. Also today, Alanis Morisette is the subject of a new HBO documentary, Mindy Kaling turns her eye on The Sex Lives of College Girls, and Star Trek: Discovery returns for Season 4. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star: Original film. When a priceless relic is stolen right before Christmas, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy (both Vanessa Hudgens) recruit Margaret’s look-alike cousin Fiona (also Hudgens) and a mysterious man from her past (Remy Hii) to retrieve it, rekindling the sparks of a holiday romance. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Music Box: Jagged: Original documentary. Alanis Morissette recounts her meteoric rise in this feature doc about her groundbreaking album, “Jagged Little Pill.” Ahead of the film’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Morissette slammed its “salacious agenda” and accused director Alison Klayman of “lull[ing] her into a false sense of security.” Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    The Sex Lives of College Girls: Series premiere. Four college roommates (Alyah Chanelle Scott, Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, and Renée Rapp) at New England’s prestigious Essex College get their first taste of freedom in Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble’s original comedy. Episodes drop in batches over the next four Thursdays. Read our review. Streaming on HBO Max

    Psych 3: This is Gus: Original film. In preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn (James Roday Rodriguez) and Gus (Dulé Hill) go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene’s (Jazmyn Simon) estranged husband. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Star Trek: Discovery: Season 4 premiere. When Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and crew are sent to assist a damaged space station, a seemingly routine mission that reveals the existence of a terrifying new threat. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Madame X Presents: Madame Xtra Q&A: In a follow-up special to her Madame X documentary, Madonna fields questions from a variety of celebrity guests, including Kim Kardashian, Drew Barrymore, David Letterman, Billy Eilish, and more. Hosed by RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Symone and Aquaria. Watch preview. Streaming on Paramount+ 

    The Curse of Von Dutch: Complete docuseries. Hulu relives the Y2K-era mania surrounding Von Dutch in this three-part documentary series about the backstabbing, greed, and bloodshed that propelled the fashion brand’s rise and fall. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Dogs in Space: Complete first season. In the not-so-distant future, scientists send a fleet of genetically enhanced dogs to explore the galaxy in search of a new planet to call home. The animated children’s series features voice work from Chris Parnell, Debra Wilson, Haley Joel Osment, Sarah Chalke, and William Jackson Harper. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Sort Of: Complete first season. In this Canadian sitcom acquired by HBO Max earlier this fall, Bilal Baig (who also serves as a creator alongside Fab Filippo) plays Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millenial trying to balance their various roles as a child of Pakistani immigrant parents, a bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore, and a caregiver to young children. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    College Football: The Louisville Cardinals face the Duke Blue Devils on the road in a primetime ACC matchup. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN

    Grey’s Anatomy: When Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) faces weather-related travel complications on Thanksgiving, Nick (Scott Speedman) steps in to help — in a variety of different ways. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    Thursday Night Football: The New England Patriots travel south to play the Atlanta Falcons on TNF. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on FOX

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

    TOPICS: Jagged, The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star, Vanessa Hudgens