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Season 2 of Search Party is worth seeking out

Photo: Jon Pack/TBS
Photo: Jon Pack/TBS

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, November 19. All times are Eastern. 


Top picks

Search Party (TBS, 10 p.m.): Season one of Search Party was like a Nancy Drew mystery for millennials, as Dory (Alia Shawkat) led her group of twentysomething friends (John Early, John Reynolds, and Meredith Hagner) on a search for missing former classmate Chantal. The corkscrew journey led them to a cult, a rogue P.I., and a remote summer house. The search took a turn much darker than Nancy Drew ever got, as Dory’s search revealed much more about herself than the missing person in question. Season two picks up where season one left off, with the same crew on board, so we can hardly wait to see what transpires. From the trailer, it looks like Chantal is still in the mix, and the dramatic events of that season-one finale will not be quickly forgotten. Danette Chavez will be writing it all doing in her Nancy Drew decoder notebook, as Search Party drops two episodes a week for five weeks.


Regular coverage

The Punisher (Netflix)
Future Man (Hulu) 
Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 p.m.)
The Simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Outlander (Starz, 8 p.m.)
Ghosted (Fox, 8:30 p.m.)
The Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.)
Shameless (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
The Last Man On Earth (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO, 10 p.m.)


Wild card

Miracle On 34th Street (Amazon, YouTube): Sure, this movie is all about Santa, but it actually kicks off with Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day parade. So as Thanksgiving week begins, this charming tale will be an excellent way to just give up and induct yourself into the oncoming onslaught of the season. Little Natalie Wood doesn’t believe in Santa, but Macy’s new Kris Kringle (Oscar winner Edmund Gwenn) is out to change her mind, with some possible matchmaking for Maureen O’Hara and John Payne along the way. But don’t be fooled by the 1990s remake, even with Mara Wilson in the Natalie Wood part. The original is far superior. And don’t even talk to us about the colorized version, either.


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