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You’re invited to watch the worst Harry Potter movie with Karlie Kloss and friends

Jourdan Dunn (left) and Karlie Kloss, neither of whom, refreshingly, are trying to pull that “I’m such a Ravenclaw” bullshit. 10 points to Gryffindor and Slytherin. (Photo: Annalora von Pentz)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, December 28. All times are Eastern.


Movie Night With Karlie Kloss: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (Freeform, 6:30 p.m.): At any given time, on any given day, the channel formerly known as ABC Family (f.k.a. Fox Family Channel, f.k.a. The Family Channel, f.k.a. “flipping past The 700 Club to get to Nickelodeon”) is showing one of the eight entries in the Harry Potter series of films. Sometimes they’re showing out of order, sometimes it appears that another channel has secured the cable rights for one of the middle films—but always, there’s a Harry Potter movie playing. Recognizing that fantastical tales of wizards, witches, mythical beasts, and epic battles between good and evil might not be enough anymore, tonight’s presentation of the franchise’s worst installment—Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, where there’s a flying car, an origin story, a giant snake, and little else—is also the launch of Movie Night With Karlie Kloss, in which the supermodel/coder invites some famous friends to chit-chat and play games during breaks from the film. And if for some reason you miss it, don’t fret: Believe it or not, the far superior Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban is on deck for tomorrow night.


Regular coverage

Great News (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)

Wild card

Apple Music’s Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (Fox, 8 p.m.): Sean “Diddy” Combs didn’t become 2017’s highest paid musician and a prospective NFL owner by passing up on a promotional opportunity when he sees one. Case in point: This special presentation of the Bad Boy Records retrospective/reunion-tour film boasts an in-title reminder of the exclusive home for a commercial-free, streaming version of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. Though, if you watch it that way, you’re bound to miss a few promos for The Four, Fox’s new music competition whose judge’s panel includes, you guessed it, Diddy. Trying to get your hands on some Grants like Horace? There are probably some tips to be found in Can’t Stop Won’t Stop—the content, as well as the packaging.

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