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What's on TV this week—Frasier's finale and My Life With The Walter Boys

Plus, a new HBO true-crime docuseries, Britbox's Cary Grant show, and more

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Kelsey Grammar in Frasier; Sarah Rafferty and Mark Blucas in My Life With The Walter Boys
Kelsey Grammar in Frasier; Sarah Rafferty and Mark Blucas in My Life With The Walter Boys
Photo: Chris Haston/Paramount+; Chris Large/Netflix

Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, December 3 to Thursday, December 7. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]

The biggies

Frasier (Paramount+, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

Frasier (2023) | Official Trailer | Paramount+

And just like that, Frasier’s reboot ends—at least for now. The surprisingly good Paramount+ comedy wraps up with its first season finale, “Reindeer Games.” In its new iteration, the series follows Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammar) after he returns to Boston to connect with his adult son, Frederick (Jack Cutmore-Scott). He starts a new chapter in life with help from his family and new friends at work. (Oh yeah, he’s a Harvard professor now.) The show brought back several favorites from Grammer’s original series, including Roz Doyle (Peri Gilpin) and Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth).


My Life With The Walter Boys (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

My Life With the Walter Boys | Official Trailer | Netflix

Based on Ali Novak’s 2014 YA novel, My Life With The Walter Boys follows orphaned teen Jackie Howard (Nikki Rodriguez), who has to move from her elite Manhattan home to a Colorado farm to live with her guardians, Katherine (Sarah Rafferty) and George Walter (Mark Blucas). The real twist? They have 10 kids, and, as the title suggests, they’re all boys. The season chronicles Jackie’s struggle to adapt and the love triangle that could blow up everything.


Hidden gems

Murder In Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning (HBO, Monday, 9 p.m.) 

Murder In Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning | Official Trailer | HBO

Directed by The Last Dance’s Jason Hehir, Murder In Boston is a three-part docuseries that uses an infamous case to trace the city’s racial politics. In 1989, Charles Stuart claimed a Black man shot him and his pregnant wife. The ensuing investigation and the reporting on the incident helped shed light on decades of police abuse.


Archie (Britbox, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

Archie I BritBox Original I Exclusive Trailer

In Archie, Britbox’s latest drama, British actor Jason Isaacs portrays Archibald Leach, better known as film icon Cary Grant. The series explores the actor’s life, from his pre-stardom days through to his time as one of Hollywood’s most revered leading men. The cast includes Harriet Walter, Kara Tointon, Oaklee Pendergast, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Laura Aikman, and Jason Watkins.


More good stuff

World War II: From The Frontlines (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

John Boyega
John Boyega
Photo: Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images)

John Boyega narrates World War II: From The Frontlines, a six-part docuseries directed by Rob Coldstream. It features archival footage, news clips, and first-person accounts from veterans to give in-depth insights into the war.

The Archies (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)

The Archies | Official Trailer | Netflix

Not to be confused with Britbox’s series above, Netflix has a very different kind of Archie tribute. (Think Riverdale, not Cary Grant.) Indian film The Archies takes inspiration from the comics for a musical that captures Archie (Agastya Nanda), Betty (Khushi Kapoor), Jughead (Mihir Ahuja), and Veronica (Suhana Khan) in retro-Bollywood style. Set in the ‘60s, it follows the gang navigating their friendships and romances as developers threaten to ruin the town.


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

The Midsomer Murders (Acorn TV, Monday, 3:01 a.m., season 24 premiere)

Ending soon

Dancing With The Stars (ABC/Disney+, Tuesday, 8 p.m., season 32 finale)

Black Cake (Hulu, Wednesday, 12:01 a.m., season one finale)

The Santa Clauses (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m., season two finale)

Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m.)