Nearly 20 years after they sauntered off HBO in their Manolos, Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York Goldenblatt are back on the small screen in revival series And Just Like That. The Sex and the City revival, two episodes of which drop today, tracks the women as they navigate life, love, and friendship in their 50s — although this time they’ll be without Samantha Jones, played by the inimitable Kim Cattrall in the original series and subsequent films.
Also today: Kyle Richards headlines Peacock film The Housewives of the North Pole, Jodie Turner-Smith’s Anne Boleyn debuts on this side of the pond, and Mindy Kaling’s The Sex Lives of College Girls ends its freshman year. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:
And Just Like That: Series premiere. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) embrace their 50s in HBO Max’s long-awaited Sex and the City revival. The trio will be joined by a supporting cast of newcomers, including Sara Ramírez, Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury, and Karen Pittman. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
The Housewives of the North Pole: Original film. Trish (Kyle Richards) and Diana (Betsy Brandt) are widely considered the Christmas Queens of North Pole, Vermont, but when they have a friendship-ending argument just days before Christmas, it sparks a town-wide feud that draws the attention of a magazine writer looking to make a name for herself with a scintillating exposé. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock
Anne Boleyn: Limited series premiere. Jodie Turner-Smith’s three-part psychological thriller explores the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life from the eponymous Queen’s perspective, as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her. AMC+ acquired the drama after its successful debut in the U.K. earlier this year. Watch trailer. Streaming on AMC+
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Season finale. Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet) continues to cope with Nico’s (Gavin Leatherwood) deception, Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott) deals with the fallout from her affair with her soccer coach, Leighton (Reneé Rapp) struggles with sharing her true identity, and Bela (Amrit Kaur) takes on the Catullan in the final two episodes of Mindy Kaling’s college-set comedy. Streaming on HBO Max
Guilty Party: Season finale. When multiple publications decline to run her story, Beth (Kate Beckinsale) makes a desperate last move. Streaming on Paramount+
Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution: Season finale. The newest members of XOMG POP are revealed in the final episode of JoJo and Jessalynn Siwa’s reality competition. Streaming on Peacock
Mr. Saturday Night: Original documentary. HBO’s Music Box series continues with a feature doc about Robert Stigwood, the Australian impresario behind Grease and Saturday Night Fever. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO
Thursday Night Football: The AFC meets NFC as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Minnesota Vikings on the road. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on FOX
Grey’s Anatomy: When Dr. Hamilton (guest star Peter Gallagher) takes his frustrations out on Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Nick (Scott Speedman) gives her a chance to blow off steam by scrubbing in on a surgery. Back in Seattle, Link (Chris Carmack) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) take their kids to a fairytale theater performance that goes terribly wrong, and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Dr. Lin (Lynn Chen) attend a recruitment fair in hopes of attracting more doctors to Grey Sloan. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Fall finale. As Carisi (Peter Scanavino) tries Richard Wheatley for the murder of Kathy Stabler (Isabel Gillies), Benson (Mariska Hargitay) finds herself at odds with a friend. Followed by the fall finale of Law & Order: Organized Crime; the Dick Wolf dramas continue their seasons in early 2022. 9:00 PM ET on NBC
CLASSIC HOLIDAY MOVIES AND SPECIALS
The Santa Clause: Tim Allen signs on with Team Santa, but he fails to read the fine print before donning the classic red suit. Watch trailer. 11:30 AM ET on Freeform
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: The Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a plan to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas, and silence Whoville’s holiday cheer in this 2018 animated comedy. Watch trailer. 3:50 PM ET on Freeform
Home Alone: Eight-year-old troublemaker Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he’s accidentally left by his family before their Christmas vacation in this 1990 classic. Watch trailer. 5:50 PM ET on Freeform
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: When Anna and Elsa realize they have no family holiday traditions of their own, Olaf sets out on a merry adventure to bring home the best traditions and save Christmas in this animated featurette. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: History repeats itself when nine-year old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally separated from his family and finds himself on his own in the big city. Watch trailer. 8:20 PM ET on Freeform
Toy Story That Time Forgot: During one of Bonnie’s post-Christmas play dates, the Toy Story crew finds themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures turn out to be dangerously delusional. Watch trailer. 8:30 PM ET on ABC
Visit our Holiday Viewing Guide for a complete listing of where to watch classic holiday specials and movies throughout the month of December.
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.
TOPICS: And Just Like That, HBO Max, Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker