TV to Relieve Pre-Christmas Blues: Making It, The Great American Baking Show, Mrs. Maisel, All in the Family and Good Times!

Holiday Blues? Well, cozy up to some TV distractions new for you this week.
Making It

“Making It”: It started last night, my bad, but you can probably catch it with your streaming service. Hosted by Parks and Rec’s Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, there are eight episodes airing this week and next week, with the two-part grand finale on December 11th. If you haven’t heard of it, this is the second season for the craft competition show, probably the closest in tone to “The Great British Bake-Off” with a gentle supportive atmosphere instead of one where the competitors are trying to psych-out and destroy one another.

“Project Runway”: A new season with the new host/judges Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano begins Thursday, December 5th, on Bravo.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season 3: Okay, you know, but have to mention it anyhow. All episodes drop on Amazon on Friday, December 6th.

“A Christmas Love Story”: Alright, I’m not a huge fan of these Lifetime or Hallmark Christmas movies, but occasionally they get a cast that’s worth watching. Here they’ve got Kristin Chenoweth whom I’ll watch anywhere, even QVC (but don’t, please). A Saturday night Hallmark premiere, on December 7th.

“The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition”: It’s back with Paul Hollywood and Sherry Yard as judges, and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Anthony Adams as the cheerleaders for a two-episode run, starting Thursday, Dec. 12 on ABC. It looks to be back for another two episodes around the New Year.

“All in the Family” and “Good Times” Live: As a follow-up to the live recreation of two classic Normal Lear sitcoms, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience”, that aired last May, a new edition with “All in the Family” paired with “Good Times” is back on December 18th on ABC. No word on casting yet, but hopefully it’ll be as talent-packed as the previous outing, which boasted Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Will Ferrell, Wanda Sykes, Sean Hayes and even the Jefferson’s original cast member, Marla Gibbs.

This should be enough to keep you busy, I hope!

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