What’s On Tonight: Transparent returns just in time to make you reevaluate your 2015 best-of list

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Transparent (Amazon, 3:01 a.m., Friday): Maura and the Pfefferman clan return for a second season of this pretty-universally loved Amazon series about Jeffrey Tambor’s former Mort Pfefferman continuing to find herself in her true identity as Maura Pfefferman. The uniformly pitch-perfect cast, including Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, and Jay Duplass continue to support Tambor as ably as their variously confused but loving characters support Maura. We here at the A.V. Club are throwing not one, but two—count ’em, two—reviewers at the show to see how it explores Maura’s new life. Eric Thurm’s twice-weekly episodic reviews are joined by Shelby Fero’s all-new, patented A.V. Club binge-watching diary duty, taking on the whole season in one …

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