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Tim Allen's The Santa Clause Gets the Series Treatment, Finale Time for AHS: NYC

ALSO: Leverage: Redemption Season 2, Limitless With Chris Hemsworth, the Documentary Now! finale, and more.
  • Photos: Disney,Pari Dukovic/FX
    Photos: Disney,Pari Dukovic/FX

    Nearly 30 years after Scott Calvin first brought holiday cheer to the big screen, Tim Allen reprises the iconic role in a sequel series for Disney+, The Santa Clauses. Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd, and David Krumholtz will reprise their roles from the film series alongside newcomers Kal Penn and Laura San Giacomo.

    Also today: American Horror Story: NYC reaches its dramatic conclusion, Leverage: Redemption returns for Season 2, Chris Hemsworth works to understand the limits of the human body, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    The Santa Clauses: Series premiere. After being Santa Claus for nearly 30 years, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is as jolly as ever, but when his magic begins to falter, he considers stepping down as Santa Claus and finding a worthy successor so he can become a better father and husband. In addition to Allen, the sequel stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Carol Calvin, Eric Lloyd, Austin Kane, and Elizabeth Allen-Dick as their children, and even Peyton Manning as a potential Santa replacement. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    American Horror Story: NYC: Season finale. In a two-part finale, grief and peril dominate Gino (Joe Mantello), while the discovery of a tragedy becomes a revelation for Adam (Charlie Carver). Ryan Murphy’s FX series has already been renewed for Seasons 12 and 13, though the creator has not yet announced their respective themes or casts. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    Leverage: Redemption: Season 2 premiere. The Leverage team’s skills are put to the test by everything from a husband-and-wife team running a multi-level marketing scam, to a music producer who abuses his power over vulnerable women. Meanwhile, an old friend of Sophie’s (Gina Bellman) resurfaces, prompting her to question everything. Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Freevee

    Limitless With Chris Hemsworth: Complete Season 1. Thor star Chris Hemsworth takes viewers on a personal journey as he explores how to combat aging and discover the full potential of the human body. The six-episode docuseries is created by Darren Aronofsky, the acclaimed filmmaker behind Black Swan and Mother!. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Documentary Now!: Season 4 finale. The comedy pays homage to Agnès Varda with an episode that tells the story of a French filmmaker and her search for “frisson,” the thrills that fuel her creativity. 10:00 PM ET on IFC

    Mind Your Manners: Complete Season 1. International etiquette teacher Sara Jane Ho helps people become their best selves through good manners in Netflix’s latest makeover series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    In Her Hands: Original documentary. Directors Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen follow Zarifa Ghafari, one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest person to hold the position, as she fights to survive in the months leading up to the Taliban takeover in 2021. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Chicago Med: New episode. Will (Nick Gehlfuss), Crockett (Dominic Rains), and first-year resident Justin Lieu (Ivan Shaw) try to facilitate a trans-organ exchange. Followed by new episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Abbott Elementary: New episode. When the eighth-grade science class participates in an egg drop activity, Janine (Quinta Brunson) insists her second-grade class joins in. Even when the science teacher and Gregory (Tyler James Williams) tell her that her students aren’t ready for physics lessons, Janine is determined to prove them wrong. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

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

    TOPICS: The Santa Clauses, Disney+, FX, American Horror Story: NYC, Documentary Now!, Leverage: Redemption, Limitless With Chris Hemsworth, Tim Allen