Legions of fans can now breathe a sigh of relief: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are back. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return to face new challenges, the biggest of which might be parenthood for the Watsons. 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, on KCTS.



While it was never as popular as “Downton Abbey,” this touching little series (based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth) has many ardent fans and can really tug at your heartstrings. In this preview to the new season, the staff at Nonnatus House travel to South Africa to help save a clinic facing closure. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, on KCTS.

Just this. Over and over. Merry Christmas everyone!

‘Drunk History’

e5788cca-b1bf-11e6-920e-4efbb93c567c-1020x430This is the episode of this comedy we’ve been waiting for. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” tips a few and tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, his nemesis Aaron Burr and their duel to the death. 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, on Comedy Central.

“Because, It’s Fun!”


23094e22-a6c0-11e6-a332-8dea80877534-1020x692Now in its fourth season, this is another network comedy that continues to fire on all cylinders. The bulk of the credit goes to the show’s two leads (Allison Janney and Anna Faris) who play a mother-and-daughter pair coping with life as recovering alcoholics. 9:01 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, on CBS.


1tvblackish_tzrThis great sitcom is topical and funny in its third season, due in no small part to the writing and top-notch cast. Tonight, test results show that Jack (Miles Brown) may have a blue-collar career in his future, while Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) believes Diane (Marsai Martin) is possessed. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are standouts as the heads of this particular modern American TV family. 9:31 p.m. on ABC.