What's on TV this week: 'Tenet' and 'The Expanse'

Also new this week: 'The Mandalorian' season two finale, and 'The Stand.'

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This week Christopher Nolan’s Tenet makes its debut at home, via video on-demand at midnight ET, as well as on Ultra HD Blu-ray. On Amazon Prime, season five of The Expanse starts streaming, while CBS Access premieres its suddenly-relevant series The Stand, based on Stephen King’s book.

Sports fans can check out college football championships, while gamers gave new DLC for Gears 5 to look forward to. Netflix has Ma Rainey's Black Bottom starring Chadwick Boseman and a new comedy special from Vir Das.

Look below to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).

Blu-ray, video on-demand & Games

  • Tenet (4K)

  • Spirited Away (Steelbook)

  • Tremors (4K)

  • Ip Man: The Complete Collection (4K)

  • Vigilante (4K)

  • The Expanse (S4)

  • MXGP 2020 (Xbox One, PC, PS4)

  • Gears 5: Hivebusters DLC (12/15 - PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

  • Synthetik: Ultimate (Xbox One, PS4)

  • Cattch (Xbox One)

  • Double Dragon Neon (Switch)

Tuesday

  • Song Exploder (Vol. 2), Netflix, 3 AM

  • A Teacher, Hulu, 3 AM

  • 30 for 30: The Infinite Race, ESPN, 8 PM

  • Moonshiners, Discovery, 8 PM

  • Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change, CBS, 8 PM

  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9 PM

  • The Voice (season finale), NBC, 9 PM

  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO, 10 PM

  • Big Sky (season finale), ABC, 10 PM

Wednesday

  • The Expanse (season premiere), Amazon Prime,

  • How to Ruin Christmas (S1), Netflix, 3 AM

  • Vir Das: Outside In, Netflix, 3 AM

  • The Ripper, Netflix, 3 AM

  • Run On (series premiere), Netflix, 3 AM

  • Break it All: The History of Rock in Latin America, Netflix, 3 AM

  • The Amazing Race (season finale), CBS, 8 PM

  • House of Payne, BET, 8 PM

  • The Great Christmas Light Fight, ABC, 8 PM

  • WWE NXT, USA, 8 PM

  • Devils (season finale), CW, 8 PM

  • The Masked Singer (season finale), Fox, 8 PM

  • Assisted Living, BET, 8:30 PM

  • The Art of Political Murder, HBO, 9 PM

  • Sistas, BET, 9 PM

  • Seal Team (fall finale), CBS, 9 PM

  • S.W.A.T. (fall finale), CBS, 10 PM

  • For Life (fall finale), ABC, 10 PM

Thursday

  • Star Trek: Discovery, CBS All Access, 3 AM

  • The Stand (series premiere), CBS All Access, 3 AM

  • 12 Dates of Christmas: Unwrapped, HBO Max, 3 AM

  • The Flight Attendant (season finale), HBO Max, 3 AM

  • Homeschool Musical Class of 2020, HBO Max, 3 AM

  • An Unremarkable Christmas, Netflix, 3 AM

  • 4 Blocks (series premiere), HBO Max, 3 AM

  • Texas 6, CBS All Access, 3 AM

  • Chargers/Raiders, Fox, 8:20 PM

  • Dogs of the Year, CW, 8 PM

  • Battlebots, Discovery, 8 PM

  • Station 19 (fall finale), ABC, 8 PM

  • Grey's Anatomy (fall finale), ABC, 9 PM

  • Mom (fall finale), CBS, 9 PM

  • The Unicorn (fall finale), CBS, 9:30 PM

  • Time Person of the Year, NBC, 10 PM

  • A Million Little Things (fall finale), ABC, 10 PM

  • The Movie Show, Syfy, 11 PM

  • Cari & Jemele Won't Stick to Sports, Vice, 11:30 PM

Friday

  • The Mandalorian (season finale), Disney+, 3 AM

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Netflix, 3 AM

  • The Grand Tour (season premiere), Amazon Prime, 3 AM

  • Sweet Home (S1), Netflix, 3 AM

  • On Pointe (S1), Disney+, 3 AM

  • El Cid (S1), Amazon Prime, 3 AM

  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, Disney+, 3 AM

  • MAC CFB Championship: Ball State vs. Buffalo, ESPN, 7:30 PM

  • PAC-12 CFB Championship: Oregon vs. USC, Fox, 8 PM

  • Christmas on the Menu, Lifetime, 8 PM

  • MacGyver (fall finale), CBS, 8 PM

  • WWE Smackdown, Fox, 8 PM

  • Magnum P.I. (fall finale), CBS, 9 PM

  • ELeague, TBS, 12 AM

Saturday

  • Uncanny Counter, Netflix, 3 AM

  • Michigan/Iowa college football, ESPN, 7 PM

  • SEC CFB Championship: Alabama vs. Florida, CBS, 8 PM

  • Baby Chimp Rescue, BBC America, 8 PM

  • A Christmas Exchange, Lifetime, 8 PM

  • Stolen in Plain Sight, Lifetime Movie Network, 8 PM

  • Global Citizen Prize, NBC, 8 PM

  • Panthers/Packers, NFL Network, 8:15 PM

  • Letters to Santa Claus, Syfy, 10 PM

  • Stanford/UCLA college football, ESPN2, 8 PM

  • Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig / Dua Lipa, NBC, 11:30 PM

Sunday

  • Supermarket Sweep, ABC, 8 PM

  • A Christmas Break, Lifetime, 8 PM

  • Power Book II, Starz, 8 PM

  • 49ers/Cowboys, NBC, 8:20 PM

  • Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event, CBS, 8:30 PM

  • The Outpost, CW, 9 PM

  • Pennyworth, Epix, 9 PM

  • 22nd Annual A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 9:30 PM

  • Card Sharks, ABC, 10 PM

All times listed are ET.

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