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What to Watch This Week | November 6–12’s timely viewing recommendations for shows, movies, sports, and more on TV this week.

Daylight Saving Time has come to an end for 2023, and we all got an extra hour of rest this weekend. So adjust your microwave clock and take advantage of your newfound restfulness. It’s about to get dark much earlier, which is the perfect excuse to get cozy on the couch and watch the latest TV premieres.

This week’s What to Watch picks include new season premieres of two classic Food Network favorites, the premiere of Apple TV+’s The Buccaneers and SHOWTIME’s The Curse, and the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League Championship. Stream on.

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What’s premiering this week

The Santa Clauses | Disney+ | Family, comedy

Season 2 premiere, Wednesday, November 8: Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is looking to turn Santa-ing into a family business—but a vengeful former Santa might dethrone him before he can. Eric Stonestreet (Cam from Modern Family) plays Magnus Antas, “The Mad Santa,” in this continued spinoff of the beloved Santa Clause films.

NWSL Championship | CBS, Paramount+ | Sports, soccer

Coverage begins Saturday, November 11, 8 p.m. ET: The OL Reign and Gotham FC face off this week in San Diego for the National Women’s Soccer League Championship. If you don’t have Paramount+, you can also catch the game on CBS with any cable plan or an over-the-air (OTA) antenna.

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What to watch on Apple TV+ this week

The Buccaneers | Apple TV+ | Drama

Series premiere, Wednesday, November 8: Ever wish Bridgerton was a bit more American? In the vein of Ted Lasso, The Buccaneers follows a group of American women from “new money” families who try to acquire husbands during the London Season of the 1870s.

For All Mankind | Apple TV+ | Drama, sci-fi

Season 4 premiere, Friday, November 10: Jump back to the Cold War with this alternate history series about the Space Race in a world where the Russians beat Americans to the moon. Would it drive America to reach Mars faster? For All Mankind says yes.

What to watch on Discovery+ this week

Holiday Baking Championship | Food Network, Discovery+ | Reality, cooking

New season, Monday, November 6: This festive favorite celebrates its 10th season in 2023. Twelve bakers enter the kitchen, but only one will win the grand prize of $25,000. So this holiday season, join legions of other reality TV fans in (incorrectly) thinking, “I could do that.”

Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown | Food Network, Discovery+ | Reality, cooking

New season, Tuesday, November 7: Do you like your cozy baking shows to err a little more on the competitive side? Much like the year-round event, which just finished up its 33rd season, Holiday Throwdown contestants must outcook celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a blind taste test. Spoiler alert: Wikipedia says that Flay wins about 62% of the time.

What to watch on Paramount+ this week

Colin from Accounts | Paramount+ | Comedy

New series, Thursday, November 9: Paramount+ is moving into Australian television with this romantic comedy about a couple whose meet-cute involves an embarrassing car accident and a hefty veterinary bill.

The Curse | SHOWTIME, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME | Comedy

New series, Sunday, November 12: A24’s new comedy series follows a couple of newlyweds (Nathan Fielder and Emma Stone) producing an ethically dubious home-flipping show in New Mexico. Also, something tells us the production might just be cursed. Just a feeling.

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W2W wildcards of the week

Akuma Kun | Netflix | Anime

New series, Thursday, November 9: Netflix’s latest anime acquisition is Akuma Kun, a story about a child prodigy who solves paranormal murder mysteries. You might recognize this title (sometimes spelled Akuma-kun) from the ‘90s anime series; it seems to have gotten a darker visual refresh for this reboot.

Beacon 23 | MGM+ | Drama, sci-fi

New series, Sunday, November 12: Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Stephan James (Homecoming) star in this atmospheric space drama about the 23rd-century equivalent of a lighthouse, something mysteriously called “The Artifact,” and a lot of secrets.

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