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What to watch on TV this week:A Bachelor preview and much more

December 10, 2017 Updated: December 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm
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Academy Award winner JK Simmons stars in "Counterpart." Photo courtesy of Starz.

Sunday 
“Outlander” (6 p.m., Starz, Season Finale) - Claire is forced to play a game of cat and mouse with an old adversary as she searches for Young Ian.

“Counterpart” (7 p.m., Starz, Sneak Peek) - A man working at a Berlin-based spy agency learns the organization safeguards a parallel dimension. Academy Award winner JK Simmons stars. 

“The Walking Dead” (7 p.m., AMC Mid-Season Finale) - Every story and battle comes crashing together. 

Monday 
“The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie” (9 p.m., ABC, Sneak Peek) - A preview of season 22 features a look at Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s life, his family and love of racing including journey to find love with one of America’s favorite Bachelorettes.  

“The Gifted” (8 p.m., Fox) - At a moral crossroads, Jace is forced to hand over something valuable to Dr. Campbell. 

Tuesday
“Judd Apatow: The Return” (Netflix, Comedy Special) - Filmed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival earlier this year, Apatow dives into the challenges of raising teenage daughters, the trials of binge watching, trying to make former President Obama laugh and more.   

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8 p.m., Fox, Mid-Season Finale) - In the season five fall finale Rosa begs Jake to help her break some big news to her parents, but her plan is thrown off when they wrongly assume the two are dating. 

Wednesday 
“Empire” (7 p.m., Fox, Mid-season Finale) - In the season four fall finale, Cookie and Lucious devise an elaborate plan to take down Diana Dubois and her family once and for all. 

“Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special” (8 p.m., NBC, Special Event) - Eric McCormack and Debra Messing host this look at memorable moments from the Golden Globes. 

Thursday 
“Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas” (7 p.m., Fox, Holiday Special) - The nation’s top musical acts perform Christmas songs, including Snoop Dogg and Boyz II Men. 

“The Wonderful World of Disney Holiday Special” (7 p.m., ABC, Holiday Special) - Christmas is celebrated in Arendelle when Anna and Elsa open the gates for the first time in years. 

“Top Chef Colorado” (8 p.m., Bravo) - In one of the show’s Quickfires, the chefs battle against each other in a fierce mise en place relay.  

Friday 
“Wormwood” (Netflix, Series Premiere) - Directed by filmmaker Errol Morris, “Wormwood” explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth through the story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death.

“Jean-Claude Van Johnson” (Amazon, Series Premiere) - “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” stars global martial arts and film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme as “Jean-Claude Van Damme,” a global martial arts and film sensation and, operating under the simple alias of ‘Johnson,” the most dangerous undercover operative in the world. Unhappily retired, he’s now whiling away his days in superficial Hollywood until a chance encounter with a lost love lures him back into the game, eventually forcing him to confront the greatest enemy he’s ever faced: a Bulgarian drug cartel.  

Saturday 
“Going in Style” (6 p.m., HBO) - Three elderly friends and retired steelworkers (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin) are outraged to learn that their pension fund has been raided by a shady corporation. Soon they decide to rob one of the corporation’s banks to get their money back. 

“I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” (7 p.m., ABC, Holiday Special) - Linus and Lucy’s little brother, ReRun, tries to avoid the Van Pelt family’s holiday nuttiness by hanging with Snoopy and his own sibling, the desert dwelling Spike. 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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