Your TV To-Do List: Joy to the World, ‘Sherlock’ Is Back

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. (Photo: PBS)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. (Photo: PBS)

With so much to watch on TV, it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five shows you won’t want to miss this week.

Every Brilliant Thing: Monday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. on HBO
Looking for something to feel happy about this holiday season? Jonny Donahoe rattles off a whole list of happy things in this filmed version of his acclaimed one-man show, which recounts the story of a boy who keeps track of life’s many joys as a way to try to cure his mother’s depression.


The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 9 p.m. on CBS
As the president’s Oval Office residency winds down, the Obamas make their last trip to the Kennedy Center, this time honoring artists including Mavis Staples, Al Pacino, James Taylor, and the Eagles.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Saturday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. on ABC
Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve Revolution: Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. on Fox
NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly: Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11:30 p.m. on NBC
So many ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, so little time! While Ryan Seacrest hosts Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, and Thomas Rhett in New York, Pitbull welcomes Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc, and Naughty by Nature to his Miami home base. Last but not least, Carson Daly calls on his Voice colleagues, Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton, to join his Times Square party.

The Mick: Sunday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. on Fox
Kaitlin Olson trades always-sunny Philadelphia for super-wealthy Greenwich, Conn., in her new series, playing a grifter who becomes the unlikely guardian of her fugitive sister’s children.

Related: ‘The Mick’ Is Bringing an FXX Edge to Fox

Sherlock: Sunday, Jan. 1, at 9 p.m. on PBS
A new round of Sherlock is the best belated Christmas present we could ask for. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman start 2017 on a high note by reuniting for three fresh adventures as the premier crime-solving duo, Holmes and Watson.