TV tonight: Chucky the killer doll returns for more Child’s Play

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<span>Photograph: Universal</span>
Photograph: Universal

Chucky

9pm, Sky Max

Another reboot that nobody remembers asking for, Chucky is Don Mancini’s modern retelling of the killer doll from his Child’s Play franchise. Episode one sees teenager Jake finding the cursed toy at a yard sale. It’s not long until the town descends into bloody chaos, and we learn Chucky’s backstory. Wait a minute, could this ridiculous gorefest actually be … “fun”? Hollie Richardson

Griff’s Great New Zealand Adventure

8pm, ITV

The epic journey continues. In tonight’s episode, Rhys Jones takes a ferry to the South Island, where he visits an old whaling station, the Kahurangi national park, and the Old Ghost Road mountainside bike track. He also finds out what it means to have a “Number 8 Wire” mentality. Ali Catterall

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

8pm, Channel 4

It’s beginning to look a lot like the extended run-up to Christmas, and who better to spend it with than crafter extraordinaire (and sometime keyboard warrior) Kirstie Allsopp. “TV husband” Phil Spencer is on hand to show off his wrapping skills, while MasterChef’s Shelina Permalloo serves up festive fare. Hannah J Davies

Gogglebox

9pm, Channel 4

It is time to unwind from the week with some familiar, friendly faces. Will we see their shock reactions to I’m a Celeb’s bushtucker trials? Or perhaps they’ll have a pop at the government’s latest blunders? Comforting Friday night telly at its best. HR

Have I Got News For You

9.30pm, BBC One

Clive Myrie takes the guest host reins on the never-ending panel show, with journalist Camilla Long and comic actor Miles Jupp joining team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop to poke fun at the week’s headlines. HR

The Graham Norton Show

10.35pm, BBC One

Tom Holland and Zendaya – stars of the new Spider-Man film – join Norton in the studio tonight. Henry Cavill also drops by to talk about the return of his Netflix series The Witcher, while Gugu Mbatha-Raw discusses her upcoming BBC drama The Girl Before. Little Mix provide the music. HR

Film choice

Godzilla vs Kong (Adam Wingard, 2021), 10.15am, 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere
The fourth film in the recently minted “MonsterVerse” pits the two big beasts against each other for more tsunami-inducing, skyscraper-dismantling action. Alexander Skarsgård, Rebecca Hall and Bryan Tyree Henry join the returning Millie Bobby Brown as concerned bystanders, while Adam Wingard orchestrates the B-movie action. The real baddies are, of course, the Earth-despoiling humans, and the dino and ape are just there to make the military-industrial complex see sense … mostly by smashing things up. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Premiership rugby union: Gloucester v Bristol Bears 7pm, BT Sport 1. From Kingsholm Stadium.

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