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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 11/02/2020

The Price is Right at night, a quest for vengeance before the world ends, and training to leave this world.

The Channel Surfing TV picks of the week include an old familiar standby game show along with a couple new series that bring the laughs. The Price is Right comes to prime time and brings with it the cast of the CBS comedy, The Neighborhood. Maisie Williams tries to break out of her Arya Stark mold by playing a young woman on a quest to avenge her father’s death in Two Weeks to Live. Then three down on their luck astronauts look to turn their lives around as they train for a lunar mission in Moonbase 8.

Cast of The Neighborhood, Come on Down!

It was always a treat to watch The Price is Right on those weekdays off of school either due to sickness or holiday. The contestants were always so exuberant and there were enough zany games to play that it kept things fresh and interesting. Cliffhanger and Plinko were my personal favorites. Ahead of its 49th season in a few weeks, the classic game show is receiving three prime time specials.

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The second of these specials is to air today, November 2, on CBS. This time around, the cast of The Neighborhood will be contestants. For the first time, celebrities including Max Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer will play all six games as individual competitors. They will test their knowledge of product prices raising money to help benefit The Boys and Girls Club of America.

Maisie Williams Avenging Her Father Again

Everyone loved Maisie Williams’ turn as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones. The young actress is carving out her career after the popular series and one of her first projects post GoT is the comedy action drama, Two Weeks to Live. Though it aired earlier this fall in the UK, HBO Max is bringing it a wider audience via the streaming service.

Williams plays Kim Noakes, who has been raised by her survivalist mother off the grid for most of her life. When she wanders into a local pub, a practical joke convinces her that everyone on Earth has only two weeks to live because of a nuclear explosion. As a result, Kim sets out to kill the man that murdered her dad before her assumed time runs out.

Two Weeks to Live premieres on HBO Max Thursday, November 5.

The Right Stuff?

Last spring, Space Force, explored the behind the scenes of establishing a new space branch of the military and establishing a base on the moon. Now, Showtime is taking a crack at moon colonization with their new comedy, Moonbase 8.

The series stars John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen, and Tim Heidecker as three astronauts training in the Arizona desert at a NASA Moon Base Simulator. They might not be the most qualified but they do work diligently in hopes of being selected for their first lunar mission. Catch all their antics as they encounter unplanned complications and manage each other and their own shortcomings.

The series premiere of Moonbase 8 will air Sunday, November 8, on Showtime.

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