What's on NOW TV Entertainment | December 2019
Check out our top picks from NOW TV's excellent Entertainment selection.
Madam Secretary season 6
The smart political drama, which critics have praised for being more grounded than the enjoyably trashy Scandal or Netflix’s once-great House of Cards, will air its final season on NOW TV this month as Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) becomes President of the United States.
Plotlines set to be explored include a sly investigation into her past which threatens to derail her first major piece of legislation and the embarrassing consequences of husband Henry’s (Tim Daly) late night TV interview.
Magnum P.I season 2
If you’re after a bit of light, sunny entertainment this December look no further than Magnum P.I. Set against the lush, tropical backdrop of Hawaii, this slick reboot of the 1980s classic sees Jay Hernandez taking on the role made famous by Tom Selleck and his moustache.
That winning procedural formula is on top form here with intriguing mystery, explosive action-packed set pieces, a likeable lead in the naturally charismatic Hernandez and plenty of flirty banter between him and former MI6 agent Juliet (Perdita Weeks).
In The Long Run Christmas special
Idris Elba’s In The Long Run is warm, witty sitcom that’s loosely based on his own experiences growing up in East London during the 1980s. Ahead of the third season’s premiere sometime in summer 2020, fans can enjoy this joyful festive episode from 20th December on NOW TV.
Although he’s known for tough, gritty roles like Luther and The Wire’s Stringer Bell, Elba shines as the Christmas-obsessed Walter who, along with his best friend Bagpipes (a reliably excellent Bill Bailey), has to deal with his whole extended family unexpectedly arriving from Sierra Leone.
The Killing of Jessica Chambers
The launch of Sky Crime back in October means that a steady slew of brilliant documentaries have been making their way onto NOW TV over the last two months. One of the best new additions is this gripping seven-part series about the horrific murder of nineteen-year-old Jessica Chambers.
As with all true crime documentaries, it’s best to go in knowing as little as possible about the case. In December 2014, Chambers succumbed to the devastating injuries she sustained after somebody set her on fire and then left her by the side of the road in Courtland, Mississippi.
The Reluctant Landlord Christmas special
The second sharply funny semi-autobiographical sitcom and Sky original on this list to receive a Christmas special, The Reluctant Landlord follows comedian Romesh Ranganathan’s unsuccessful attempts to run his late father’s pub in small-town Sussex.
The regulars are in uproar when Romesh announces the pub will be closed over Christmas so he can shirk his responsibilities and play video games, but his plans for a quiet festive season are scuppered when his wife Natasha’s (Car Share’s Sian Gibson) unstable sister (Jo Joyner) suddenly arrives.
What is NOW TV?
NOW TV is a streaming service that allows you to watch a huge range of both live TV and on-demand content. There's four different passes for you to choose from, either the Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Kids or Sky Sports, each of which will allow you to watch a specific type of content.
How much is NOW TV?
The Entertainment Pass is £8.99 a month and will allow you to enjoy over 250 different box sets and 11 live TV channels including Sky Atlantic, while the Kids Pass is just £3.99 a month and provides you with access to great kid channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
The Sky Cinema Pass is £11.99 a month and provides you with access to over 1,000 brilliant films on-demand. For £3.99 a month, the Hayu Pass allows you to stream over 5000 episodes of the best US reality shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The Sky Sports Pass works a little differently, having three payment options to choose from. You can either go for the Day Pass at £9.99 which will allow you to enjoy the best Sky Sports action for 24 hours, the Week Pass at £14.99, the Month Pass for payment of £33.99.
There's also the Mobile Month Pass for £5.99 which gives you the ability to stream five Sky Sports channels on-the-go straight to your smartphone.
How do I watch NOW TV?
Now TV is available through a NOW TV set top box or the NOW TV app which can be downloaded for free onto games consoles, tablets, smartphones (both iOS and Android) and standard desktop computers or laptops.
There's two NOW TV boxes to choose from, the NOW TV box or the NOW TV Smart Box. The NOW TV box starts from £14.99 and obviously depending on which pass you purchase will offer you access to all kinds of entertainment, the ability to watch catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and to download different apps.
The NOW TV Smart Box allows you to do all of this and more by granting you access to over 60 Freeview and 15 HD channels as well as the ability to pause and rewind live TV