What’s on TV this week—The Crown ends, and Kevin Hart and Chris Rock team up

Imelda Staunton in The Crown; Chris Rock and Kevin Hart

Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, December 10 to Thursday, December 14. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]

The Crown joins the list of prestige dramas that concluded their run in 2023, as the acclaimed Netflix series finishes for good with the second half of its sixth season. The six new episodes follow the royal family after the death of Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). Peter Morgan’s series wraps with a look at the early romance of Prince William (Ed McVey) and Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy), Prince Charles’ (Dominic West) wedding to Camilla (Olivia Williams), and Princess Margaret’s (Lesley Manville) death, among other events. Look for The A.V. Club’s review this week.

 

Hidden gems

Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (Netflix, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m.)

Emmy winner Rebecca Gitlitz directs the sports docuseries Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup. The four episodes track the lives of players like Lindsey Horan, Alyssa Thompson, and Lynn Williams, offering an in-depth perspective on the team’s dramatic FIFA journey and its fight for equal pay.

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Born In Synanon (Paramount+, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m.)

The four-part docuseries Born In Synanon centers on Cassidy Arkin, who was born in 1974 into an abusive cult called Synanon. Founded by Chuck Dederich, it morphed from a substance-abuse treatment program into an extremely dangerous community in California that, among other things, required vasectomies and accumulated weapons.

 

Yu Yu Hakusho (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

More than 30 years after its debut, the Japanese manga series Yu Yu Hakusho gets a live-action adaptation courtesy of director Shô Tsukikawa. The show follows Yusuke Urameshi (Takumi Kitamura), who dies in a car accident but gets the chance to return to the land of the living. The catch is he’ll have to play detective and try and figure out if demons are roaming the planet (spoiler: they sure are). The A.V. Club’s review publishes this week.

Kevin Hart Surprised Chris Rock With a Goat Named Will Smith

More good stuff

A Grammy Salute To 50 Years Of Hip Hop (CBS, Sunday, 8:30 p.m.)

The Recording Academy toasts a half century of hip-hop with a star-studded two-hour concert. Filmed in November, A Grammy Salute To 50 Years Of Hip Hop features performances from the likes of Common, LL Cool J, Questlove, Queen Latifah, GloRilla, Remy Ma, Jermaine Dupri, 2 Chainz, Latto, Gunna, and De La Soul.

The Billion Dollar Goal (Paramount+, Monday, 3:01 a.m.)

Netflix’s FIFA docuseries isn’t the only soccer drama coming your way this week. The Billion Dollar Goal examines the sport’s evolution in the U.S. and its most historic games and features insiders like the late journalist Grant Wahl. (This Ted Lasso episode from earlier this year was dedicated to Wahl’s memory.)

Can’t miss recaps

The Gilded Age (HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.)

A Murder At The End Of The World (FX on Hulu, Tuesday, 12:01 a.m.)

Fargo (FX, Tuesday, 10 p.m.)

The Curse (Paramount+, Friday, 3:01 a.m.)

Arriving now

Single’s Inferno (Netflix, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m., season three premiere)

Ending soon

The Buccaneers (Apple TV+, Wednesday, 12:01 a.m., season one finale)

The Amazing Race (CBS, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., season 35 finale)

Archie (BritBox, Thursday, 3:01 a.m., season one finale)

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