Your TV To-Do List: A Superheroic Crossover on the CW, Lin-Manuel Gets ‘Drunk,’ and More

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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.

Supergirl: Monday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. on the CW
Quadruple your superhero pleasure as the CW’s four-night, four-series “Heroes v. Aliens” crossover event kicks off with the Girl of Steel being recruited to join a Flash-organized army to combat an invading extraterrestrial species. The battle continues on Tuesday’s installment of The Flash and Wednesday’s 100th episode of Arrow before a victor — we hope the heroes! — is declared on Thursday’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Drunk History: Tuesday Nov. 29 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
You’ve never seen Alexander Hamilton like this before — even if you’re among the lucky few who have managed to snag a ticket to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway blockbuster Hamilton. Miranda knocks back a few while recounting the story of Hamilton’s life and times. Let’s see how good his freestyling game is after a few shots of rum.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love: Wednesday Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. on NBC
The country music legend’s colorful childhood provides the inspiration for this follow-up to last year’s Coat of Many Colors, this time recounting the story of a Christmas miracle the Parton clan experience one cold Appalachian winter.

Saturday Night Live: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11:30 p.m. on NBC
Future Oscar nominee and national treasure Emma Stone raises our holiday spirits — as well as our awareness of her upcoming movie musical La La Land — by hosting SNL for the third time.

Westworld: Sunday Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. on HBO
Book your tickets now for the 90-minute season-ending visit to HBO’s robot-populated theme park. Don’t be surprised if one — and possibly more — of the show’s pricey ensemble cast doesn’t survive to see another year.