What to watch: News 3’s primetime programming

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A look at every show on News 3 and CBS’s Primetime hours:

The Neighborhood 

“Welcome to the Dinner Guest” – When Calvin and Tina learn Marty has a new girlfriend, Chloe (Alexandra Chando), they insist he invite her over for dinner, with surprising results, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Dec. 3(8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Happy Together

“The Power of Yes…Men” – When Cooper helps Jake prepare for a big work presentation, they both realize that everyone always agrees with Cooper only because he is famous. Jake asks Claire for the same kind of encouragement, while Cooper decides to seek out more honest opinions of his work, on HAPPY TOGETHER, Monday, Dec. 3 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood make a special appearance when Cooper goes on THE TALK.

Blue Bloods 

“Authority Figures” – When a video surfaces of officers partaking in a clear case of entrapment, Frank focuses on finding the cop who leaked the video. Also, Eddie retaliates against a co-worker who is pranking Jamie; Danny and Baez investigate the murder of a tabloid writer who worked in the hip-hop scene; and Erin gives a high-profile case to a young ADA under her tutelage, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Dec. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Magnum PI

“Sudden Death” – TC asks Magnum to take on a case to help acquit the father of one of his young football players who is accused of murder, on a rebroadcast of MAGNUM P.I., Monday, Nov. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Cyndi Lauper guest stars as Vanessa Nero, a lawyer with questionable ethics. (Originally broadcast 10/22/18.)

Murphy Brown 

“The Wheels on the Dog Go Round and Round” – During Corky’s live “National Adopt a Pet Day” segment, she guilts Murphy into adopting a dog. Also, Avery’s show is moved to the Wolf Network’s plum 10:00 PM timeslot, and Phyllis and Miguel get a surprise visit from Fred Noonan (Peter Scolari), an intimidating health inspector, on MURPHY BROWN, Thursday, Dec. 6 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.



“Tailing Angie” – When the lead suspect of an unsolved and high-profile robbery case is released from prison, the NCIS team resumes their investigation with an undercover stakeout, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

NCIS Los Angeles 

“Warrior of Peace” – Callen pursues every alternative when the Diplomatic Security Service apprehends his father, Nikita Aleksandr Reznikov (Daniel J. Travanti), as part of an exchange for two American photographers being held hostage in Iran, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Dec. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/25/18.)

NCIS New Orleans 

“Risk Assessment” – The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy contractor who, unbeknownst to anyone, lived two lives for decades, with two wives, families and careers, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Dec. 4(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

God Friended Me 

“King’s Gambit” – The team reunites with private detective Ray Nicolette (Brent Sexton) when Miles is sent a friend suggestion for a chess star who vanished after losing a huge match to his rival 10 years ago, on GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Nov. 25 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.


“Separation” – Danny enlists her colleagues to help when her boyfriend, Gabriel (E.J. Bonilla), is arrested for being in the country illegally and threatened with deportation. Also, Bull represents a German national who is being sued by a museum over possession of a valuable painting, on BULL, Monday, Dec. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


“Matty + Ethan + Fidelity” – Matty reveals a shocking secret to the team: she has a husband who’s been undercover in a criminal organization called D-Company for eight years. When his status as a CIA agent comes out, Matty needs MacGyver to find and extract her husband before it’s too late, on MACGYVER, Friday, Dec. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Hawaii Five-0 

“Pio ke kukui, p?‘ele ka hale” – After fighting off an assassin in his own home, McGarrett and Joe White (guest star Terry O’Quinn) flee to Montana to prepare for a battle against those exacting revenge for a past SEAL mission, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

(“Pio ke kukui, p?‘ele ka hale” is Hawaiian for “When the Light Goes Out, the House Is Dark”)

Madam Secretary 

The Courage to Continue” – When Haiti’s democracy is threatened by a president who refuses to step down after losing the election, Elizabeth tries to solve the problem without resorting to military action. Also, Blake has one week to find a new job before Elizabeth fires him as her assistant, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Nov. 25 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.


“1000 Joules” – The SWAT team sets out to recover dozens of DNA evidence kits stolen from an LAPD crime lab and bring in the crew responsible, after a close friend of Captain Hicks is harmed during the theft. Also, financial strain at home makes it difficult for Deacon to focus on his role as leader of the SWAT division’s annual holiday toy drive, on S.W.A.T., Thursday, Dec. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Young Sheldon 

“A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts” – When Sheldon learns that people with stunted childhoods can turn into social outcasts, he tries to act like a kid. Also, Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis’ (Wallace Shawn) relationship is tested when she teaches him how to drive, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Dec. 6 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mckenna Grace returns as Paige.

Big Bang Theory 

“The Matrimonial Metric” – To discover who would be most qualified to be best man and maid of honor at their wedding, Sheldon and Amy subject their friends to a series of secret experiments. Also, Penny reveals her true feelings about Amy, on a rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Dec. 3 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/4/18.)


“Compromised” – After a key witness and a U.S. marshal are ambushed and killed, Maggie and OA must track down a man who leaked the information that led to their murders, on FBI, Tuesday, Dec. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


 “So Smart They’re Dumb” – Emotions are sparked when loved ones visit the castaways. Also, a tribal blindside could create a crack in the Mason-Dixon alliance, and one castaway could break the game wide open by targeting their #1 ally, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Dec. 5 (8:00-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


“Flamingos and a Dance-Based Exercise Class” – Bonnie and the ladies help Tammy prepare for her first date since getting out of prison. Also, in order to take the edge off, Christy revisits one of her old vices, on MOM, Thursday, Dec. 6 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. French Stewart returns as Chef Rudy.

Criminal Minds

“Broken Wing” – A professor from Lewis’ past tips off the BAU to an alarming number of overdose deaths of patients who just completed rehab, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Dec. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series star Aisha Tyler directed the episode.

Seal Team 

“Santa Muerte” – Following an ambush, the SEAL team suspects someone on the inside is leaking information to the cartel, on SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, Dec. 5 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.