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Jenna Ortega Transforms Into Wednesday Addams, Echo 3 Delivers the Thrills

ALSO: Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, the Andor finale, Netflix's Blood, Sex & Royalty, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, Apple TV+, Peacock
    Photos: Netflix, Apple TV+, Peacock

    With just one day to go before Thanksgiving, streaming offers up a cornucopia of options, as Netflix’s Wednesday makes its long-awaited debut, Echo 3 brings fresh thrills to Apple TV+, and Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin expands the beloved film franchise. Plus, Andor wraps its acclaimed first season, Netflix probes history’s deadliest and sexiest royals, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    Wednesday: Complete Season 1. The young Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) adjusts to life at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago. The Addams Family series also features guest appearances from Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, and Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    Echo 3: Series premiere. When Amber Chesborough (Jessica Ann Collins) goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother Bambi (Luke Evans) and her husband Prince (Michael Huisman), two men with deep military experience, join forces to find her. The thriller is created by Oscar winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty). Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin: Complete Season 1. Several years after fans last saw him in Pitch Perfect, Bumper Allen (Adam Devine) moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. The comedy also stars Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, and Jameela Jamil. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Andor: Season 1 finale. Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) returns to Ferrix for a major showdown with Meero (Denise Gough) and the Imperial forces. The Star Wars spinoff has already been renewed for a 12-episode second season, which will dramatize the events directly leading up to 2016 film Rogue One. Watch preview. Streaming on Disney+

    Blood, Sex & Royalty: Complete Season 1. Netflix builds on The Crown buzz with this steamy series that aims to offer a window into the lives of history’s deadliest, sexiest, and most iconic monarchs. Streaming on Netflix

    Countdown to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Special presentation. NBC offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade in an hour-long special highlighting the incredible stories behind the floats, balloons, and bands participating in the iconic event. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Shaq: Docuseries premiere. Director Robert Alexander tells the story of basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, whose larger-than-life personality transcended the sport and transformed him into a cultural icon. The four-part series features revealing interview with O’Neal, teammates Dwayne Wade and Penny Hardaway, and former Lakers General Manager Jerry West. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Chucky: Season 2 finale. Back in Hackensack for the holidays, Jake (Zackary Arthur), Devon (Björgvin Arnarson), and Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind) receive a special gift. Meanwhile, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) plots her escape. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Syfy and USA

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

    TOPICS: Wednesday, Apple TV+, Netflix, Blood, Sex & Royalty, Echo 3, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, Star Wars: Andor, Jenna Ortega