Macbeth (December 4th)
Michael Fassbender stars in a Shakespeare adaptation by way of Black Sabbath album covers. We’d watch Fassbender melt down in any situation, but we’re throwing up devil horns in anticipation of his work as the Bard’s paranoid king.
Krampus (December 4th)
The director of the cult horror-comedy Trick ‘r Treat defiantly stuffs our stockings full of coal, then lights them aflame. Krampus will be the only holiday movie where "wicked" describes both its sense of humor and the monstrous kills.
Superstore (November 30th, NBC)
Sitcom-dom turns its cute, awkward eye towards the 21st-century workplace in a new series from Justin Spitzer, a veteran of The Office and the short-lived Mulaney. Expect kooky characters, a dash of romance, and oversized bags of bran flakes that your mother swears were on sale.
Santas in the Barn (December 2nd, truTV)
This new reality competition, in which, “ten Santas from across the country are brought to live in a barn,” raises many questions. Why a barn? Will they be forced to live among reindeer? Are they remaking Hands on a Hard Body with a sleigh? Or is it more of a mill barn, where they'll be grinding their own cocoa beans? We’ll be tuning in just to understand.
The Wiz LIVE! (December 3rd, NBC)
Following successful renditions of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, NBC mounts the popular soul-singing musical with Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch, Queen Latifah as the Wizard, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, and Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba as Glinda the Good Witch. But can anyone match the “EEEE-YAAAAH”s and “OOOOO-WEEEEEEE”s made by Michael Jackson in the 1978 movie version? NBC will dare to find out.