November 2022 Television Preview | Women and Hollywood


If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to spooky season, you may find solace in the fact that “Wednesday” is launching on Netflix this month (November 23). Jenna Ortega is following up roles in “Scream” and “X” with a fresh take on the beloved Addams family character. The supernatural mystery sees Wednesday working to master her psychic ability and investigating her school’s many secrets. For those seeking more nostalgia-fueled entertainment, November will also mark the premiere of “Blockbuster” (November 3). Created by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” alumna Vanessa Ramos, the comedy is set in the last Blockbuster Video store in America.

Documentaries debuting this month include Alexis Aggrey’s “Afrofuturism: The Origin Story” (November 10) and Rosa Ruth Boesten’s “Master of Light” (November 16). The former highlights the work of Afrofuturist musicians, writers, performers, and theorists, and the latter is a portrait of George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who returns to his hometown after spending 10 years in federal prison.

It’s time to reunite — and then say farewell — to “Dead To Me.” The dark comedy, led by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, is returning for its third and final season November 17. The second season of “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” Mindy Kaling’s campus-set coming-of-age series, debuts November 17.

Here are November’s premiering and returning women-driven and women-created TV projects. All descriptions are from press materials unless otherwise noted.

TV and Episodic Premieres:

“Kold x Windy (Premieres November 3 on WE)

Malika (Sh’Kia), a hip-hop and drill star, is working to create a better life for her and her son in the south side of Chicago.

“Blockbuster” – Created by Vanessa Ramos (Premieres November 3 on Netflix)

“Blockbuster”

Set in the last Blockbuster Video store in America, “Blockbuster” explores what it takes and who it takes for a small business to succeed.

“Killer Sally” (Docuseries) (Premieres November 3 Netflix)

Interviews with friends, family and Sally McNeil herself chart a bodybuilding couple’s rocky marriage — and its shocking end in a Valentine’s Day murder.

“The Fabulous” – Created by Kim Ji-hee, Im Jin-sun, and Kim Jeong-hyeon (Premieres November 4 on Netflix)

Four best friends chase their dreams in the competitive world of fashion while juggling demanding jobs, romantic dilemmas, and wild nights on the town.

“Mood” (Miniseries) – Created by Nicôle Lecky (Premieres November 6 on BBC America and AMC+)

“Mood”

Twenty-something Sasha’s (Nicôle Lecky) desire to be a singer leads her to the world of online influencers and a more dangerous path in this adaptation of Nicôle Lecky’s 2019 stage monologue “Superhoe.”

“Spector” (Docuseries) – Directed by Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott (Premieres November 6 on Showtime)

A chance encounter between charismatic actress Lana Clarkson and legendary music producer Phil Spector ended in a fatal shooting that forever warped his legacy. This four-part docuseries peels back the layers of one of Hollywood’s most tragic crimes to paint a more human portrait of Clarkson and the deeply disturbed man convicted of her murder.

“Dangerous Liaisons” – Created by Harriet Warner (Premieres November 6 on Starz)

“Dangerous Liaisons”

Camille (Alice Englert) is being mentored by the current Marquise de Merteuil (Lesley Manville) when she meets Pascal Valmont (Nicholas Denton) in Paris before the French Revolution.

“Afrofuturism: The Origin Story” (Documentary) – Directed by Alexis Aggrey (Premieres November 10 on Smithsonian Channel)

Using archival footage, performances, and discussions, “Afrofuturism: The Origin Story” invites the audience to explore multi-disciplined expressions of Black creativity. This film opens a door to a full spectrum of characters that charm with their authenticity and individual perspectives including Kevin Strait, curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Voices from Afrofuturist musicians, writers, performers, and theorists weave together a world hiding in plain sight.

“From the Top of My Lungs” (“A Grito Herido”) – Created by Juliana Barrera (Premieres November 11 on Prime Video)

“From the Top of My Lungs” (“A Grito Herido”)

Four school friends and their singing teacher make up a fun and very promising romantic music cover band until a big fight breaks them up. Seven years later, thanks to the marriage of one of them, they meet again. An improvised and emotional bar performance opens up the possibility for these five women to re-form the cover group they had as teenagers, but first they will have to solve their complicated and chaotic lives and the marked differences that led them to separate. 

“Circuit Breakers” – Created by Melody Fox (Premieres November 11 on Apple TV+)

“Circuit Breakers” follows the futuristic anthology as it tackles children’s issues through a sci-fi lens. But not everything is what it seems and their curiosity leads to chaos.

“Johanna Nordström: Call the Police” (Comedy Special) (Premieres November 15 on Netflix)

The comedian and podcast host sounds off on sexual escapades, TikTok police, and how she became Sweden’s pandemic poster girl. 

“Master of Light” (Documentary) – Directed by Rosa Ruth Boesten (Premieres November 16 on HBO)

George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who spent ten years in federal prison travels to his hometown to paint his family members. Going back forces George to face his past in his quest to rewrite the script of his life.

“Mind Your Manners” (Premieres November 16 on Netflix)

“Mind Your Manners” follows world-renowned etiquette teacher Sara Jane Ho as she helps her students become their best selves and put others at ease, using the language of manners and etiquette. Get ready to laugh, cry, and learn a thing or two as Sara transforms her students’ lives and helps them acquire the confidence to shine in any situation — starting with a sensible spot of afternoon tea. Pinkies in or out?

“1899” – Created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar (Premieres November 17 on Netflix)

“1899”

Multinational immigrants traveling from the old continent to the new encounter a nightmarish riddle aboard a second ship adrift on the open sea.

“Leopard Skin” (Premieres November 17 on Peacock)

A criminal gang fleeing a botched jewelry heist is forced to hide out in a beach side estate where two women live in seclusion. Their world turns into a tension filled hothouse of secrets, betrayal and desire.

“Fleishman Is in Trouble” – Created by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Premieres November 17 on Hulu)

Forty-one-year-old Dr. Toby Fleishman (Jesse Eisenberg) is recently divorced and finding great success on the dating apps when his ex-wife, Rachel (Claire Danes), disappears, leaving him in charge of their two young children in this series based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s book of the same name.

“Reign Supreme” – Created by Katell Quillévéré, Hélier Cisterne, Vincent Poymiro, and David Elkaïm (Premieres November 18 on Netflix)

From the projects to the largest venues in Paris, this series follows two teenage friends for life as they forge the birth and rise of French hip-hop.

“Somebody” (Premieres November 18 on Netflix)

“Somebody”

A software developer (Kang Hae-Lim) and her friends get caught in a web of murder and crime involving the dating app she built and a mysterious man lurking nearby.

“Wednesday” (Premieres November 23 on Netflix)

“Wednesday”

While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.

“Blood, Sex & Royalty” (Docuseries) – Created by Yero Timi-Biu (Premieres November 23 on Netflix)

A modern take on the British royal drama, this steamy series offers a window into the lives of history’s deadliest, sexiest, and most iconic monarchs.

“The Unbroken Voice” (Premieres November 23 on Netflix)

Against all odds, a young Arelys Henao (Mariana Gómez) pursues her dream of a singing career in this music-packed drama inspired by the Colombian icon’s early life.

“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” – Created by Megan Amram (Premieres November 23 on Peacock)

Bumper (Adam Devine) moves to Germany to revive his music career after one of his songs becomes big in Berlin.

“Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne” (Docuseries) (Premieres November 29 on Hulu)

Cara Delevingne explore big questions about human sexuality, examining issues including relationships, sex appeal, and the popularity of pornography.

Returning Series

“The Sex Lives of College Girls”

“Young Royals” – Created by Lisa Ambjörn, Camilla Holter, and Lars Beckung (Netflix, November 1)
“Warrior Nun” (Netflix, November 10)
“Mythic Quest” – Created by Megan Ganz, Charlie Day, and Rob McElhenney (Apple TV+, November 11)
“Dead to Me” – Created by Liz Feldman (Netflix, November 17)
“First Wives Club” – Created by Tracy Oliver (BET+, November 17)
“The Sex Lives of College Girls” – Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble (HBO Max, November 17)
“Ziwe” — Created by Ziwe Fumudoh (Showtime, November 18)
“The L Word: Generation Q” – Created by Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg, and Marja-Lewis Ryan (Showtime, November 20)
“Whitstable Pearl” – Created by Julie Wassmer (Acorn TV, November 28)

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