By Zach Johnson
Ready for something new? This week, Hulu will debut two new original series, starting with The Mighty Ones on Monday and followed by Eater’s Guide to the World on Wednesday. ABC will broadcast The 54th Annual CMA Awards live Wednesday, while the network’s top-rated drama series Grey’s Anatomy will return Thursday. And on Thursday, tune in for the network premiere of Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin, airing on Freeform.
The Mighty Ones—Monday, November 9, on Hulu
In every backyard, a secret world exists filled with tiny creatures. Hulu’s new original series follows the adventures of a twig, a pebble, a leaf, and a strawberry—four best friends who live in an unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans whom they mistake for gods. But in spite of their diminutive statures, The Mighty Ones are determined to live large! The cast includes Jessica McKenna as the voice of Rocksy, Alex Cazeres as the voice of Berry. Josh Brenner as the voice of Twig, Jimmy Tatro as the voice of Leaf, and Fred Tatasciore as the voice of Mr. Ladybug. All 10 episodes will be available November 9.
The 54th Annual CMA Awards—Wednesday, November 11, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Yeehaw! Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ live from Nashville. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor, and Ashley McBryde will open the show with a tribute to Charlie Daniels. The hosts will also take the stage together for an emotional, groundbreaking tribute performance, and Rucker will also perform “Beers and Sunshine” with Lady A. Additional performers will include Jimmie Allen (“Best Shot”); Ingrid Andress (“More Heart Than Brains”); Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth (“I Hope”); Eric Church (“Hell of a View”); Luke Combs (“Cold as You”); Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber (“10,000 Hours); Florida Georgia Line (“Long Live”); Little Big Town (Kenny Rogers tribute); Miranda Lambert (“Settling Down”); Maren Morris (“The Bones”); Old Dominion (“Lookin’ for Love”); Jon Pardi (Joe Diffie tribute); Carly Pearce with Lee Brice (“I Hope You’re Happy Now”); Rascal Flatts (“Bless the Broken Road”); Thomas Rhett with McEntire, Hillary Scott, and Chris Tomlin (“Be a Light”); Keith Urban (“God Whispered Your Name”); and Morgan Wallen (“More Than My Hometown”). Lambert leads the nominees with seven, breaking the record for most nominations by a female artist, and Charley Pride will receive the 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Eater’s Guide to the World—Wednesday, November 11, on Hulu
Discover the most surprising culinary destinations in Hulu’s new original series. Join narrator Maya Rudolph on a quest to find the most unexpected places to score an epic meal while drinking and dining with the locals along the way. The seven episodes, all streaming November 11, will showcase the best eats in Casablanca, New York City, Tijuana, and beyond. We don’t recommend watching this delicious new show on an empty stomach!
Christopher Robin—Thursday, November 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET on Freeform
Oh, bother. In Walt Disney Pictures’ heartwarming live-action film, making its Freeform debut, the once adventurous Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) has strayed too far from the Hundred Acre Wood of his youth. Now, it’s up to Winnie the Pooh (voice of Jim Cummings) to bring him home and help him rediscover his imagination. Aided by Eeyore (voice of Brad Garrett), Kanga (voice of Sophie Okonedo), Owl (voice of Toby Jones), Piglet (voice of Nick Mohammed), Rabbit (voice of Peter Capaldi), Roo (voice of Sara Sheen), and Tigger (voice of Cummings), Pooh sets off for London to find their grown-up friend. Their timing couldn’t be better, as Christopher is in desperate need of a wakeup call.
Grey’s Anatomy—Thursday, November 12, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
The two-part season 17 premiere event begins with the episode “All Tomorrow’s Parties.” Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Grey Sloan Memorial and its surgeons’ lives have been turned upside down. Now it’s all-hands-on-deck as Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Bailey (Chandra Wilson), and the rest of the doctors find themselves on the frontlines of a new era. Meanwhile, an unintentionally started fire has first responders from Station 19 bringing patients in for treatment. Then, in “The Center Won’t Hold,” Bailey finds herself in the center of an argument with patients’ families as they await news about their children who were injured in the fire. Meanwhile, Winston (Anthony Hill) surprises Maggie (Kelly McCreary); Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Link (Chris Carmack) try to have some fun as new parents; Teddy (Kim Raver) discovers her relationship issues aren’t a secret in the workplace; and Richard (James Pickens Jr.) and Koracick (Greg Germann) get into a fight.