Must-See LGBTQ TV: 'Doom Patrol' returns, and 'His Dark Materials' third and final season premieres

Grab the remote, set your DVR, or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the LGBTQ highlights on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBTQ-inclusive programming on TV.

Doom Patrol returns to HBO Max this week for its fourth season. The DC comic adaptation follows the adventures of an idealistic mad scientist and his field team of superpowered outcasts as they become unlikely heroes. With the season’s introduction of major Doom Patrol villain General Immortus and the team traveling to the future, the everlasting question remains: which is more important, their own happiness or the fate of the world? The show features a number of queer characters, including Larry Trainor, played by gay actor Matt Bomer, and Clara Steele. Doom Patrol, Thursdays on HBO Max

His Dark Materials, HBO’s adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s wildly popular book trilogy of the same name, returns for its third and final season Monday. The series follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world, whose search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. Season three will introduce gay angels Balthamos (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith) and Baruch (Simon Harrison), who play an important role in the final book and should see that same importance in the series. Additionally, one of the animal characters, known in the story as “familiars,” is voiced by bisexual star Kit Connor. His Dark Materials, Mondays at 9pm on HBO

Sunday, December 4: The White Lotus (9pm, HBO and HBO Max); Step Up (10pm, Starz); The Equalizer (8:30pm, CBS)

Monday: All American (8pm, The CW); All American: Homecoming (9pm, The CW); 9-1-1 (8pm, Fox); His Dark Materials (9pm, HBO)

Tuesday: Young Royals (Netflix); Monarch (8pm, FOX); Welcome to Chippendales (Hulu)

Wednesday: The Conners (8pm, ABC); Abbott Elementary (9pm, ABC or Hulu); Chicago Fire (9pm, NBC)

Thursday: Gossip Girl (HBO Max); Sort Of (HBO Max); The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max); Dead to Me (Netflix); Station 19 (8pm, ABC); Ghosts (8:30pm, CBS); Grey’s Anatomy (9pm, ABC); Call Me Kat (9:30pm, Fox or Hulu); The Big Brunch (HBO Max); Doom Patrol (HBO Max) 

Friday: Elite (Netflix); Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. The World (9pm, WOW Presents Plus); Mythic Quest (Apple TV+); The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime); We’re Here (10pm, HBO)

Saturday: The Owl House (9pm, Disney Channel); Saturday Night Live (11:30pm, NBC)