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Winter TV Preview: The Best Shows, Miniseries and Specials Coming Your Way

Something for everyone, from comedies to thrillers

Golda Rosheuvel in the Netflix show Bridgerton and Whoopi Goldberg in the CBS All Access series The Stand

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Golda Rosheuvel (left) as Queen Charlotte in "Bridgerton" and Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abigail in "The Stand."

En español | Let it snow, let it snow, and leave the TV on, because this winter includes a sleighful of great new TV shows, miniseries and specials. From a brand-new Nutcracker from Debbie Allen and a reboot of To Tell the Truth to a Stephen King thriller and a new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small, the viewing inside's delightful in the months to come. Mark your calendar and get the hot chocolate warming!

The Flight Attendant (Nov. 26)

A flight attendant (Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco) wakes up after a Bangkok bender in bed with a corpse and wonders if she's the killer. Costarring Rosie Perez as her friend and boss.

Coming to: HBO Max

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (Nov. 27)

A documentary about Debbie Allen's production of the Christmas classic, with a real rat pack of wisecracking New York mice and excursions to Egypt, Bollywood, Russia, Jazzland and the Land of the Kimono Dolls.

Coming to: Netflix

Actor Anthony Anderson hosts the classic game show To Tell the Truth

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Anthony Anderson

To Tell the Truth (Nov. 17)

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson hosts a reboot of the TV classic game show, bantering with his mama, Doris, and challenging panelists Mike Tyson, Patti LaBelle and Rita Moreno to guess who are the two impostors among three people who claim to be the same person.

Coming to: ABC

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Between the World and Me (Nov. 21)

Superstar author Ta-Nehisi Coates presents a documentary-with-a-stage show adapted from his best-selling memoir about growing up Black and in peril in Baltimore, featuring Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Angela Davis and Oprah Winfrey.

Coming to: HBO

The Prom (Dec. 4)

Out-of-luck Broadway stars (Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman) invade an Indiana high school to help a student take her girlfriend to the prom.

Coming to: Netflix

The Stand (Dec. 17)

Whoopi Goldberg plays a 108-year-old prophet trying to save humanity after a world-smashing pandemic in Stephen King's blockbuster miniseries.

Coming to: CBS

Bridgerton (Dec. 25)

Shonda Rhimes (ScandalGrey's Anatomy) presents her scandalous drama series about cutthroat courtship maneuvers in London's glittering elite in Jane Austen's day, with a Hamilton-like multiracial cast and Julie Andrews as the wicked, gossipy narrator.

Coming to: Netflix

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Last Man Standing, Season 9 (Jan. 3)

The ninth and last season of Tim Allen's conservative-friendly family comedy debuts.

Coming to: Fox

Elizabeth Is Missing (Jan. 3)

Glenda Jackson returns to TV after 27 years in a whodunit about a woman with early-stage Alzheimer's searching for her lost friend before she loses her ability to solve the mystery.

Coming to: PBS

Actor Craig Ferguson

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Craig Ferguson

The Hustler (Jan. 7)

The gently subversive former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson turns game show host in a competition wherein one contestant — the Hustler — knows the answers but wins only if the others don't guess his or her identity.

Coming to: ABC

Finding Your Roots, Season 7 (Jan. 19)

Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals the ancestors of Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Jane Lynch, Audra MacDonald, Christopher Meloni, Tony Shalhoub, Rosanne Cash, Pharrell Williams, John Waters, Erin Burnett, Nina Totenberg, Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan.

Coming to: PBS

Cobra Kai, Season 3 (Jan. 8)

Netflix's unexpected smash-hit TV series sequel to The Karate Kid, set 34 years after the original movie, returns.

Coming to: Netflix

All Creatures Great and Small (Jan. 10)

A new adaptation of James Herriot's tales of a country veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire. Want to escape our cold, grim world to a place of warmth and humor? So do we.

Coming to: PBS

The Long Song (Jan. 31)

An epic three-part miniseries about the end of slavery in Jamaica.

Coming to: PBS