Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of Dec. 1

Casey Affleck and Christian Bale in a scene from ‘Out of the Furnace.’
Casey Affleck and Christian Bale in a scene from ‘Out of the Furnace.’

Big screen

Opening Friday

Out of the Furnace (R): Writer-director Scott Cooper follows up his Oscar-winning Crazy Heart with this dark drama about a factory mill worker (Christian Bale) trying to keep his Iraq veteran brother (Casey Affleck) out of trouble. Woody Harrelson co-stars as the murderous leader of an underground fight ring.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Treme (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO): Executive producer David Simon’s tale of survival in post-Katrina New Orleans returns for its fourth and final season.

Mob City (9 p.m. Wednesday, TNT): This three-week miniseries is set in 1940s Los Angeles, when mobsters like Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen were running amok, aided and abetted by a wildly corrupt police force. But that’s about to change.

Kirstie (10 p.m. Wednesday, TV Land): It’s hard to say whether the point of this sitcom about a burned-out Broadway diva, starring Kirstie Alley ( Cheers), Michael Richards ( Seinfeld) and Rhea Perlman ( Cheers), is really to entertain viewers, or just to torture NBC executives about all the comedies they used to have. If somebody from the cast of Friends drops in as a guest star, I guess we’ll have our answer.

Killer Contact (10 p.m. Wednesday, Syfy): A “reality” show in which psychics try to reach into the Great Beyond to chat with Jack the Ripper and Vlad the Impaler. Because Hitler and Stalin are too busy to come to the Ouija board, I guess.

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (9 p.m. Thursday, CNN): Call it a documentary or call it a nightmare: In 1986, Michael Morton was convicted of murdering his wife in front of their 3-year-old child. After 25 years of prison and the loss of any relationship with his son, the truth emerged — he didn’t do it.

Glenn Garvin

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