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Ana Gasteyer Headlines NBC's American Auto, HBO Goes Inside Sesame Street

ALSO: Final five time on The Voice, new doc The Rise and Fall of Lularoe, The Larkins, and more.
  • Photos: NBC, HBO
    Photos: NBC, HBO

    Nearly 20 years after she left Saturday Night Live, actress and comedian Ana Gasteyer returns to her old stomping grounds in NBC's American Auto. Two episodes of the new workplace comedy air back-to-back tonight. Also today: The feature-length doc Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street bows on HBO, The Voice’s Top 5 perform in Part 1 of the finale, and VH1 blends the holidays and wedding season in Let’s Get Merried. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:

    American Auto: Series premiere. The executives of Detroit-based Payne Motors bring in a new CEO (Ana Gasteyer), but her leadership skills and business savvy are offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. The new sitcom hails from Justin Spitzer, the creator of Superstore, and also stars Harriet Dyer, Jon Barinholtz, Michael B. Washington, and Humphrey Ker. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street: Original documentary. Director Marilyn Agrelo takes viewers behind-the-scenes with Sesame Street’s creators, artists, and educators in this documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and more than 20 original interviews. The well-reviewed HBO original debuted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, and enjoyed a limited theatrical run before making its on-air debut tonight. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    The Voice: Season finale. The Top 5 artists perform a ballad and an up-tempo song in their last chance to earn America’s votes. Coach Kelly Clarkson is also set to perform a new single from her holiday album. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Let’s Get Merried: TV movie. A bachelorette weekend at a Christmas-themed adventure park gets all kinds of jolly when a hard-partying, holiday-hater decides to get married — that day, to a man she has yet to meet. Stars Mishel Prada, Tahj Mowry, and Xosha Roquemore. 9:00 PM ET on VH1

    The Rise and Fall of Lularoe: Original documentary. Discovery+ gets in on the Lularoe action in this special about the scandalous multi-level marketing company. Produced in partnership with BuzzFeed Studios and journalist Stephanie McNeal. Watch trailer. Streaming on Discovery+

    The Larkins: Series premiere. Golden-hearted wheeler dealer Pop Karkin (Bradley Walsh), his wife Ma (Joanna Scanlan), and their six children navigate family drama and village politics in late 1950s Kent in this popular British drama. The series debuted across the pond earlier this fall before Acorn TV picked up U.S. broadcast rights. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Acorn TV

    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition: Season premiere. VH1 brings together fan-favorites from all four cities of Love & Hip Hop in a new season of its special reunion series. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on VH1

    Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation: Special presentation. Gordon Ramsay and friends Gino D’Acampo and Fred Siriex vacation through Italy, France, and Scotland to sample the best food and fun in their home countries. Followed by a second special, Christmas Vacation, tomorrow night. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    Monday Night Football: The first-place Arizona Cardinals host the Los Angeles Rams in an NFC West matchup. 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on ABC and ESPN

    Landscapers: New episode. Shortly after turning themselves over to the Nottinghamshire Police, Susan (Olivia Colman) and Christopher (David Thewlis) are thrown into separate holding cells, where their statements are picked apart by detectives. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    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. Followed by the 2002 and 2006 sequels. Watch trailer. 11:30 AM 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. 6:00 PM ET on Freeform

    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 find himself on his own in the big city. Watch trailer. 8:30 PM ET on Freeform

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) decides to play it safe and celebrate the holidays at home, only to have Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid), an out of control dog, and a series of inevitable mishaps threaten to blow up his holiday cheer faster than a match tossed in a backed-up sewer line. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on AMC

    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 TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: American Auto, HBO, NBC, Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street, The Voice, Ana Gasteyer