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Welcome to the world of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, November 29. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime, 3:01 a.m.): The pilot for Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new series has been available for most of the year, teasing a delightful narrative about a smart and sassy woman (an Amy Sherman-Palladino protagonist, in other words) entering the male-centric world of stand-up comedy in late-’50s New York City. Today Amazon drops the complete first season, so there’s no need to wait to find out whether Midge continues in her journey to stage-bound glory. Here’s our review of the pilot; reviews by Arielle Bernstein will run every other day beginning December 1.


Regular coverage

The Punisher (Netflix)
Godless (Netflix)
Survivor (CBS, 8 p.m.) (back-to-back new episodes)
Riverdale (The CW, 8 p.m.)
Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m.) 
Vikings (History, 9 p.m.) (season premiere)
Designated Survivor (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Mr. Robot (USA, 10 p.m.)
South Park (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)
Broad City (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.)


Wild card

Christmas In Rockefeller Center (NBC, 8 p.m.): It’s the annual lighting of the giant tree in the middle of midtown, accompanied by performances from Brett Eldredge, Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani, and The Tenors. Sure, most of that sounds like it sucks, but hey—a big Christmas tree lights up!


Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.

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