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LESLIE JONES: TIME MACHINE (2020) Transmit on Netflix. Leslie Jones left “Saturday Night Live” last fall. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t keep busy. The 52-year-old comedian has just announced that she will organize a restart of the “Supermarket Sweep” game show on ABC. And he has this new stand-up special, directed by the creators of “Game of Thrones” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss In this presentation, Jones lists the ups and downs of aging and argues that today’s 20-year-olds don’t know how to have fun. To prove his point, he roasts a young member of the audience for his discreet choice of dress, calling him a “Little House on the Prairie” sweater.
Black stallion (1979) Transmit on Criterion; rent in Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Voodoo or Youtube. This touching adventure film, based on the classic children’s novel of the same name by Walter Farley, begins with a journey that went terribly wrong. Alec (Kelly Reno) and his father are aboard a burning ship. In the middle of the chaos, they separate, and a wild stallion saves Alec. They end up stranded on a desert island together and, after building trust, forge a connection. Their bond is only strengthened after being rescued, thanks to a retired horse trainer (Mickey Rooney) who helps enter Alec and the stallion in a competitive race. The film is a visual delight, with a score by Carmine Coppola.
KIPO AND THE AGE OF THE WONDERS Transmit on Netflix. Radford Sechrist, the creator of this new animated series, has included “Game of Thrones”, “The Walking Dead” and “The Wizard of Oz” as its influences. The cartoon, produced by DreamWorks Animation, focuses on Kipo (voiced by Karen Fukuhara), a teenage girl who separated from her family after the destruction of her underground city. She ends up on the surface, in a post-apocalyptic Earth full of adorable but deadly mutant animals. Humans are not exactly welcome there, but new friends help Kipo navigate his new world and reunite with his family.
WE ARE 9 p.m. on NBC Grab those scarves: the fourth season of this intergenerational drama series has returned. The last time we saw the Pearson family, they had gathered for Thanksgiving at Randall’s house. In this new episode, Kevin (Justin Hartley) is in search of love, while Randall (Sterling K. Brown) heads to Los Angeles to see Rebecca.
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 9 p.m. in CNN. The group of 2020 Democratic candidates continues to decline. In the last two weeks Marianne Williamson, the self-help author, Julian Castro, the former secretary of housing, and Cory Booker, the senator from New Jersey, have retired from the race. Six remaining contestants have qualified to participate in Tuesday night’s debate at Des Moines: former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, billionaire businessman Tom Steyer and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.