Lucy, I’m home! Ten days after it debuted in theaters, Aaron Sorkin's Being the Ricardos arrives on Amazon Prime Video in all its Oscar-buzz glory. Also today: Michelle Young awards her final rose (and accepts a proposal) in The Bachelorette's season finale, Jim Gaffigan treats fans to a new hour on Netflix, The Last O.G. wraps Season 4, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:
Being the Ricardos: Original film. Aaron Sorkin takes viewers behind-the-scenes of I Love Lucy in this biopic about Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem). The film is already earning awards buzz, particularly for Kidman, and was nominated for three Golden Globe awards last week. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
The Bachelorette: Season finale. Michelle Young chooses between her final two, Nayte and Brandon, in what ABC promises will be a "shocking conclusion you'll never expect." Followed by an After the Final Rose special hosted by Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster: Comedy special. The Emmy-winning comedian brings his trademark wit back to Netflix in his sixth special for the streamer. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
The Last O.G.: Season finale. As Tray (Tracy Morgan) prepares for his kids’ graduation, he’s interrupted by an illicit request. Meanwhile, Veesy (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) begins to see Tray in a new light, and Shahzad (Dante Hoagland) stresses about giving a graduation speech. 10:30 PM ET on TBS
NBA Basketball: TNT has a pair of back-to-back NBA matchups:
American Auto: Encore presentation. In an attempt to adapt to the changing times, the executives of Detroit-based Payne Motors bring in a new CEO (Ana Gasteyer), but her leadership and business savvy is offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. The workplace comedy hails from Justin Spitzer, the creator of Superstore, and also stars Harriet Dyer, Jon Barinholtz, Michael B. Washington, and Humphrey Ker. Originally aired December 13. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Adele One Night Only: Encore presentation. Adele previews her long-awaited fourth album in this two-hour CBS concert. The special also features an exclusive interview with Adele by Oprah Winfrey. Originally aired November 14. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on CBS
CLASSIC HOLIDAY MOVIES AND SPECIALS
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town: Fred Astaire narrates Rankin/Bass’ timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. 1:00 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. 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
A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special: NBC combines SNL’s most iconic holiday sketches in a two-hour special. The Christmas special has been updated many times over the years (most recently in 2016 and 2020) to keep the sketches fresh. 9:00 PM ET on NBC
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown: Encore presentation. Kevin Frazer and Nischelle Turner host The CW’s countdown of the 12 best holiday commercials ever — one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Originally aired December 12. 9:00 PM ET on The CW
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.