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The Crown retains its throne for another season

Photo: Deswillie/DLW/Netfix
Photo: Deswillie/DLW/Netfix

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

The Crown (Netflix): After a strong first year, Claire Foy returns for her second and final go-round as the young queen, full of mysterious silences and unexpected reveals. We’ve already said that the deeper dive into Elizabeth and Phillip’s marriage depicted in season two is “a groundbreaking, intimate look at a legendary union far beyond their many official portraits,” and now Caroline Siede will be here to see if that keeps up throughout the season. New reviews will go up every other day starting today.


Regular coverage

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix) 
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Friday, The CW, 8 p.m.), midseason finale
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Friday, ABC, 9:01 p.m.)
Jane The Virgin (Friday, The CW, 9 p.m.), midseason finale
Z Nation (Friday, Syfy, 9 p.m.)
Saturday Night Live (Saturday, NBC, 11:30 p.m.)


Wild card

Animal Cribs (Friday, Animal Planet, 10 p.m.): I mean, the episode is called “Senior Dog’s Decked-Out Dorm.” Come on, now.


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