'Life Stories', 'Money Heist', Superman & Lois': The best things on TV this weekend, 3 - 5 December

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The best TV this weekend. (Warner Bros/ITV/Netflix)
The best TV this weekend. (Warner Bros/ITV/Netflix)

The weekend kicks off with the final episodes of Money Heist launching on Netflix, while Graham Norton welcomes another star line-up to the studio for BBC One.

A superhero classic gets a reboot on Saturday with Superman & Lois, and the Strictly couples are taking to the dancefloor as quarter-finalists this weekend.

Read more: Everything new on Netflix this December

Sunday rounds out the weekend with some must-see viewing - Piers Morgan's last ever ITV Life Stories featuring Kate Garraway, and new BBC drama with You Don't Know Me.

The best things to watch on TV this weekend, 3 - 5 December, 2021

Friday

Money Heist - Netflix

The Spanish crime drama wraps up its story. (Netflix)
The Spanish crime drama wraps up its story. (Netflix)

It's a cult hit for Netflix, and now Money Heist is returning for season five, volume two which will be the final instalment.

The end of the Spanish crime drama will see the Professor and his gang try to pull off their biggest coup yet at the Bank of Spain, leaving with as much cash and as many survivors as possible.

The Graham Norton Show - BBC One - 10.35pm

Programme Name: The Graham Norton Show  - TX: n/a - Episode: The Graham Norton Show 2020 - Generics (No. Generics) - Picture Shows:  Graham Norton - (C) So Television - Photographer: Christopher Baines
Graham Norton welcomes celebrity guests. (So Television/Christopher Baines)

The star-studded line-up tonight features Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland and Zendaya, as well as Gugu Mbatha-Raw on her new BBC drama and Henry Cavill talking about The Witcher.

Look out for a performance from Little Mix, too, who have recently confirmed they're taking a break.

Saturday

Superman & Lois - BBC One - 5.40pm

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Superman and Lois are back in Smallville. (DC, Warner Bros Entertainment)

Fans of the 90s series will remember it used to air on a Saturday teatime too, and now the reboot is launching with hopes of similar success.

It sees Clark Kent and Lois Lane move back to Smallville with their twin sons Jonathan and Jordan, where they must balance saving the world with parenting two hugely different children.

Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One - 6.40pm

Here come the quarter-finalists. (BBC)
Here come the quarter-finalists. (BBC)

The couples have reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 competition and now all eyes are on the Glitterball Trophy.

Read more: All the songs and dances for Strictly's quarter-final

Rhys Stephenson has spent the last two weeks in the dance off, while Dan Walker avoiding the judges' vote has been controversial for some viewers - but at this late stage in the contest, anyone could end up in the bottom two.

Sunday

Piers Morgan's Life Stories - ITV - 8pm

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Piers Morgan passes the baton to Kate Garraway. (ITV)

It's a landmark moment at ITV as Piers Morgan presents his final ever Life Stories, which fittingly sees him sit down with friend and former colleague Kate Garraway, due to take over the show's reigns from him.

However, before she takes up the interviewer's seat, Garraway gets to tell her own story and that of her husband Derek Draper, the UK's worst-affected surviving COVID patient.

As she details the devastating effects on her family, it's sure to be a particularly emotional episode.

You Don't Know Me - BBC One - 9pm

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New Sunday night drama. (Snowed-In Productions/Sophie Mutevelian)

New Sunday night drama for BBC One sees an adaptation of Imran Mahmood's novel fill the schedule hole left by Showtrial.

A man standing trial for murder decides to fire his barrister during the case and represent himself, telling his truth rather than the version of events he was advised would play out best for him in court.

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