One reason for the success of “Gilmore Girls” was the casting of Lauren Graham, who perfectly channeled Rosalind Russell while tackling creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s crackerjack dialogue. Sherman-Palladino has another great partner in Rachel Brosnahan, the title character in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a buoyant new series about a 1950s housewife who turns to standup comedy in the wake of her husband’s infidelity. Alex Bornstein, as the inexperienced manager, is the salt to Brosnahan’s sugar. Their chemistry — and the fast and furious scripts — make this one of the year’s sweetest treats.
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How the West was won
TCM’s monthlong tribute to James Stewart includes many of the actor’s collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra and John Ford. But no one got more from the matinee idol than Anthony Mann in a series of two-fisted oaters that showed what could happen when Stewart traded in his good nature for grit. The best of their films, “Winchester ’73,” kicks off a four-film marathon not be missed by fans of Stewart, or westerns.
7 p.m., TCM
Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr. and Gwen Stefani help light the iconic tree in “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” Most of the “Today” show gang will help host while Megyn Kelly is relegated to selling chestnuts on 44th Street.
7 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11