Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, December 19. All times Eastern.
The Indian Detective (Netflix): Russell Peters headlines as Doug D’Mello, a flailing grunt in the Toronto Police Department whose investigative skills are put to the test while he visits his father in Mumbai. It’s a case that puts the in-over-his-head fish-out-of-water on the trail of conspiracy, romance, and William Shatner in this four-part mystery from Smita Bhide and former X-Files writer/Man In The High Castle showrunner Frank Spotnitz.
The Year: 2017 (ABC, 9 p.m.)/I Am Sam Kinison (Spike, 10 p.m.): ABC News and the future Paramount Network present: Two distinct variations on a sustained, two-hour-long scream.