By Courtney Potter
We’ve officially “fallen back” with the end of Daylight Saving Time, which means cozier (read: much darker, much earlier) evenings during which we’re free to watch all sorts of goodies from around the worlds of Disney… and this weekend, the goodies are particularly good! Start getting into the holiday spirit with the continued adventures of a cherished holly-jolly family; delight in the sure-to-be-thrilling season-finale exploits of a certain God of Mischief; and so much more!
The Santa Clauses Season 2—first two episodes now streaming on Disney+
The beloved franchise returns! In the second season of The Santa Clauses, the Calvin family is back in the North Pole as Scott Calvin (Disney Legend Tim Allen) continues his role as Santa Claus after his retirement was thwarted in season one—remember that whole “failing to find a worthy successor” thing? We sure do. (Thank goodness Bernard the Elf [guest star David Krumholtz] helped talk some sense into him!) Now that Scott and clan have successfully saved Christmas, he’s turned his focus towards training son Cal (Austin Kane) to eventually take over the “family business”… However, a bit of North Pole magic brings an unexpected challenge to Scott’s plans. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Eric Stonestreet co-star in Season 2 as Kris “Kringle” Moreno and Magnus Antas/“The Mad Santa,” respectively.
Loki—season finale now streaming on Disney+
We’re probably preaching to the choir here, but just in case: Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2 picked up in the aftermath of the Season 1 finale, with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) finding himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. With Season 2 wrapping up this week, we last saw Loki surviving the Temporal Loom explosion and time slipping again—taking him to branched timelines where Mobius (Owen Wilson), Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), O.B. (Ke Huy Quan), and others were reset to their original lives. What can we expect in the season finale? No spoilers here—you’ll have to tune in and see for yourself!
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends—season finale Friday, November 10, at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
The stories in this week’s season finale episode include: “How to Train Your Doggy,” in which Gobby (voiced by JP Karliak) and Rhino (voiced by Justin Shenkarow) steal Lockjaw (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker), a teleporting pup, in hopes of making him an accomplice; and “Dome Alone,” which finds Zola (voiced by Trevor Devall) trapping The Thing (voiced by Andy Milder), Spidey (voiced by Benjamin Valic), and Ghost-Spider (voiced by Lily Sanfelippo) under a dome—forcing Miles (voiced by Jakari Fraser) to save the day.
Kiff—Saturday, November 11, at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and Disney XD
This week’s episode includes the stories “Snow More Ketchup,” where tensions rise when everyone is trapped in the Fox mansion during a snowstorm (and ketchup shortage!); and “Kiff and Barry Go to Prom,” where Kiff (voiced by Kimiko Glenn), Barry (voiced by H. Michael Croner), and Trevor (voiced by Tom Kenny) crash that high school right of passage to feed their gossip hunger. Shenanigans, as you might imagine, ensue.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back—Sunday, November 12, on ABC (check local listings)
In this 1980 Lucasfilm blockbuster, the Rebels scatter after the Empire attacks their base on the ice planet Hoth. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Disney Legend Carrie Fisher) are pursued by Imperials, while Luke (Disney Legend Mark Hamill) trains with Jedi Master Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz). But when Luke battles Darth Vader (voiced by Disney Legend James Earl Jones), he learns the shocking truth of his past.