An ambitious Adam (Sean Giambrone) sets out to make a film about the problem of racism, but quickly realizes he’s in way over his head because of his sheltered upbringing in the new episode “Eracism.” Elsewhere, Geoff (Sam Lerner) is determined to teach Erica and Barry (Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile) how to be better people. Tim Meadows, Cedric Yarbrough, Rob Huebel and Kenny Ridwan guest star; Wendi McLendon-Covey also stars.
Two bitterly competitive TV hosts (Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas) are dispatched to a festive small town over the Christmas season to cover the community’s holiday festivities. They’re both professional enough to act chummy while on camera, although that’s strictly for the sake of appearances. As their assignment continues, however, they begin to discover there’s far more to each other than they ever imagined. Jillian Walchuck, Ian Collins and Nicole Oliver also star in this 2020 holiday romance.
The new (and seasonally appropriate) episode “Santa’s Wild Home” explores the resilient wildlife living in Lapland, that region of northern Finland that is the home of Santa Claus, according to stories, and the real-life environment of reindeer, great gray owls, eagles, wolverines, musk oxen, brown bears and more. All are able to adapt in one way or another to live in a land of extremes, such as winter darkness for weeks on end as temperatures plunge below zero.
Filmmaker John Dower’s new documentary explores the only still-unsolved airplane hijacking in U.S. history, a saga that continues to inspire wild speculation about the identity of the figure at its center nearly 50 years after the incident occurred. Dower’s film explores four different theories of the case, talking to people like Jo Weber, who suspects her late husband may have been “D.B. Cooper,” who hijacked a passenger plane and parachuted over Washington State with $200,000 in stolen cash, never to be seen again.