Wednesday, Nov. 23: Tim Burton's Creepy, Kooky 'Wednesday' Comes to Netflix – Channel Guide Magazine

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Wednesday
Netflix
New Series!

Director/executive producer Tim Burton puts his own dark and quirky spin on the Addams Family, who are already well known for their dark quirkiness. Specifically, this series’ primary focus is on daughter Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) and her efforts to solve a supernatural mystery at her school. The cast also features Catherine Zeta-Jones as Wednesday’s mother, Morticia; Luis Guzmán as dad Gomez; and Isaac Ordonez as brother Pugsley.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Apple TV+ (streams free for everyone today through Nov. 27)

Although the beloved Peanuts holiday specials are now exclusively available on the Apple TV+ streaming service, they had been given one-time broadcasts on PBS the last few years. PBS has confirmed, however, that this year they do not have the rights to air these programs. Apple TV+ subscribers can view the specials all year long, but even if you don’t subscribe, you can watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for free on the streamer beginning today through Sunday. A Charlie Brown Christmas will similarly be available next month.
Echo 3
Apple TV+
New Series!

This action thriller created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) is set in South America and follows Amber Chesborough (Jessica Ann Collins), a brilliant young scientist who is the emotional heart of a small American family. When Amber goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother, Bambi (Luke Evans), and her husband, Prince (Michiel Huisman) — two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts — struggle to find her. Filmed in Colombia with English and Spanish dialogue, the series presents a layered personal drama set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war. The first three episodes premiere today on a special day; subsequent new episodes will air Fridays beginning Dec. 2.
The Swimmers
Netflix
Feature Film Exclusive!

Based on a true story, this drama follows the journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Two young sisters, Yusra and Sara Mardini (Nathalie Issa and Manal Issa), embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and their champion swimming skills to heroic use.
Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
Peacock
New Series!

Bumper Allen, Adam Devine’s character from the Pitch Perfect musical comedy feature films, takes center stage in this half-hour comedy. It picks up several years after Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and finds Bumper moving to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova and Jameela Jamil also star. All six episodes are available today.
Good Night Oppy
Prime Video
Feature Film Exclusive!

This documentary that debuted at September’s Telluride Film Festival tells the inspirational story of Opportunity, the rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. The film follows Oppy’s groundbreaking journey and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and its humans millions of miles away.
The Waltons: “The Thanksgiving Story (Part 1)”
MeTV, 12pm

This is the first part of a special 1973 episode of The Waltons that originally aired as a two-hour installment (Part 2 airs tomorrow at this time on MeTV). Thanksgiving time on Walton’s Mountain means a turkey shoot, a school play about early settlers and the big meal. But there is also a rekindled love affair and a life-threatening incident.
Surviving Ian: Life After Landfall
FOX Weather, 5pm

This special FOX Weather Reports looks back at the impact and recovery process of Hurricane Ian. Featuring FOX Weather correspondents Robert Ray, Nicole Valdes, Brandy Campbell and Will Nunley, the special will explore the devastation left behind the category 4 storm and how the greater Fort Myers, Florida, area is recovering seven weeks later. Throughout the hour, the program will also spotlight business owners, residents and first responders to provide an in-depth look at how the community has come together to persevere after the historic storm.
NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live

ESPN’s NBA doubleheader has Luka Dončić’s Dallas Mavericks at Jayson Tatum’s Boston Celtics and the L.A. Clippers at Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors.
NHL Hockey
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live

An NHL twin bill on TNT has the Philadelphia Flyers at the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators at the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Every Episode Thanksgiving Marathon Soaptacular
Antenna TV, beginning at 8pm

Beginning tonight and continuing mostly until this Friday evening, Nov. 25 (with a break tonight and tomorrow night when episodes of Johnny Carson air in their usual slots), Antenna TV is airing all 93 episodes of the 1977-81 sitcom Soap in order. A parody of soap operas, and featuring the dysfunctional Tate and Campbell families, the series is led by Emmy winners Richard Mulligan, Robert Guillaume and Cathryn Damon, and Emmy nominee Katherine Helmond.
Countdown to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
NBC, 8pm

On the eve of the iconic Thanksgiving Day parade (airing tomorrow morning on NBC), viewers get a behind-the-scenes peek at the incredible stories behind the floats, balloons and bands on their journey to the streets of New York.
Tutankhamun: Allies and Enemies
PBS, 8pm

This two-hour documentary airing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb will explore the life of the famed boy king, taking a closer look at his burial and sharing his story from his point of view. Produced and shot on location by an all-Egyptian crew, the film follows lead archaeologist Dr. Yasmin El Shazly and photographer Mahmoud Rashad as they seek answers to some of the historical inconsistencies surrounding King Tut, his family and his legacy.
Rooted: “The Last Stand”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

Spend a year in central Chile and meet the host of creatures helping to keep the endangered monkey puzzle trees thriving. Witness the long-distance relationship between a male and female monkey puzzle tree up in the coastal mountains of Chile.
TCM Spotlight: Royal Treatments: Royalty Around the World
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Whether you’re a history buff, a film fan or both, prepare to travel the globe, immersing yourself in the lives, loves and legends of some of antiquity’s most iconic rulers. First up is the beloved, award-winning 1956 film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Tony-winning Broadway musical The King and I. Yul Brynner — who also starred in the stage production — plays the dour but dashing King Mongkut of Siam, who brings spirited British widow Anna (Deborah Kerr) and her young son to his country to educate his wives and children, and realizes he may be the recipient of the most important lessons of all. Next up, Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor (1987) won all nine Oscars for which it was nominated. The sweeping epic follows the journey of child emperor Pu Yi from ruler to political prisoner to ordinary citizen, and is culled from Pu Yi’s own 1964 memoir. Then, Claudette Colbert wows as the glamorous title character in Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra (1934). Though the film debuted just as the wildly restrictive Hays Code was ramping up, DeMille delighted in portraying his Egyptian queen in full sexual, political and intellectual power. Finally, Richard Burton plays the legendary Macedonian ruler in Robert Rossen’s historical epic Alexander the Great (1956), which won Rossen an Outstanding Directorial Achievement nomination from the Director’s Guild of America.
A “Saturday Night Live” Thanksgiving
NBC, 9pm

Enjoy two hours of the most memorable Thanksgiving-themed sketches from over Saturday Night Live’s long history.
First Love
Netflix
New Series!

This Japanese series tells a cross-generational love story spanning more than 20 years inspired by two songs written and composed by J-pop sensation Hikaru Utada: “First Love” (1999) and “Hatsukoi” (2018). The tale starts in the late 1990s, when two teenagers fall in love for the first time. Two decades later, one is about to get engaged, while the other is divorced and with a teenage son who himself is falling in love for the first time.
The Noel Diary
Netflix
Original Film!

Justin Hartley stars in this holiday romantic comedy/drama as Jacob Turner, a bestselling author who returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate. There, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and that of Rachel (Barrett Doss) — a beautiful young woman on a mysterious journey of her own. Together, they embark on an adventure to confront their pasts and discover a future that’s totally unexpected.
Criminal Minds: Evolution
Paramount+; first episode also airs on CBS at 10pm
New Series!

The long-running drama Criminal Minds (2005-20) returns in this continuation and expansion of the franchise. In the 10-episode first season, the members of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit come up against their greatest threat yet: an unsub (unknown subject) who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As this network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time. Original cast members reprising their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford joins as a recurring guest star in a season-long story arc. The first two episodes are available today, and new installments drop Thursdays through Dec. 15. After a hiatus, the series will return with new weekly episodes beginning Jan. 12.
Good Rivals
Prime Video
New Series!

This three-part docuseries explores one of the most unique and intense competitions in international sports: the rivalry between the Mexican and American men’s national soccer teams. All episodes are available today.
Thanksgiving Day Classics
MOVIES!, beginning at 6am
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

If you’re looking for something to tune in to on today’s Thanksgiving holiday, but you’re not much into watching football or parades, MOVIES! and TCM are offering nice servings of classic movies that you can dip in and out of, in between your second or third helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie. Beginning early in the morning, MOVIES! presents several titles that are mostly comedies and/or musicals, with one notable classic holiday drama. The featured films are: Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), You Can’t Take It With You (1938), Auntie Mame (1958), Move Over, Darling (1963), My Favorite Wife (1940), A Christmas Carol (1951), How to Steal a Million (1966), The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), It’s a Wonderful World (1939), Nothing Sacred (1937) and March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934). TCM’s day also starts bright and early, and is divided into two parts. The first 14 hours feature seven family classics: The Jungle Book (1942), The Secret Garden (1949), Little Women (1949), The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), National Velvet (1944), Lassie Come Home (1943) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). Starting in primetime, the network shifts to the concluding night of its monthlong Thursday salute to actor James Mason, with five of his memorable movies: Hitchcock’s fun spy thriller North by Northwest (1959), featuring the actor at his charmingly villainous best as he pursues Cary Grant across the country; A Star Is Born (1954), which earned Mason a Best Actor Oscar nomination alongside Best Actress nominee Judy Garland; Odd Man Out (1947), a film noir that was one of his last British films before he began working in Hollywood; The Prisoner of Zenda (1952); and Julius Caesar (1953), the Best Picture Oscar-nominated adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy/history play that also features Best Actor nominee Marlon Brando and John Gielgud.
The 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
NBC, 9am Live

The beloved event that kicks off the holiday season returns to the streets of New York City with more floats, giant character balloons, marching bands, musical stars, a visit from Santa Claus and more. Tied with Detroit’s as the country’s second-oldest Thanksgiving Day parade, the event has been held nearly continuously since 1924 (it was suspended between 1942-44 because of World War II), and this year marks NBC’s 70th airing of the parade as its official national broadcaster. Specifics of the event were not available at presstime.
The Waltons: “The Thanksgiving Story (Part 2)”
MeTV, 12pm

In the conclusion of a special 1973 episode of The Waltons, the gravity of John-Boy’s situation hits home when he must undergo a life-threatening operation.
The National Dog Show
NBC, 12pm

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s popular and long-running dog show returned Nov. 19, and it once again was taped for this two-hour Thanksgiving Day telecast on NBC, which has been broadcasting the event since 2002. John O’Hurley is back as host, with cohost Mary Carillo and expert commentary by David Frei, the “dean of dog show commentators.” Further specifics, including any new breeds added to this year’s competition, were not available at presstime.
NFL Football
CBS, FOX & NBC, beginning at 12:30pm Live

The NFL’s Thanksgiving tradition continues with the Buffalo Bills at the Detroit Lions (CBS), the N.Y. Giants at the Dallas Cowboys (FOX) and the primetime matchup of the New England Patriots at the Minnesota Vikings (NBC).
College Football: Mississippi State at Ole Miss
ESPN, 7pm Live

The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels battle for the Golden Egg trophy in their college football rivalry game tonight at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.
My Southern Family Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Hallmark Channel’s “Merry Thanksgiving Weekend” kicks off with this heartwarming tale of family and forgiveness. Grey’s Anatomy’s Jaicy Elliot stars as Campbell, who poses as a journalist to get to know her biological dad (Bruce Campbell, Ash vs Evil Dead) without him discovering who she really is. Will she reveal her true identity in time for Christmas, or keep her secret to herself? Also stars Ryan Rottman (90210), Moira Kelly (One Tree Hill) and Brian McNamara (Army Wives).
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Disney+

James Gunn, who wrote (or cowrote) and directed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies, also wrote and directed this special based on the franchise. It finds the Guardians on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill (Chris Pratt), and heading to Earth in search of the perfect present. Also reprising their film roles are Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, and Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as the respective voices of Groot and Rocket. Kevin Bacon and the Old 97’s guest-star.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Disney+

Run-DMC’s Rev Run narrates this hip-hop reimagining of the Nutcracker ballet set in New York City, staged by world-class choreographers including Nappytabs, Jennifer Weber and more. Some of the most talented B-boys, poppers, lockers, bone-breakers and voguers will be featured alongside legendary dancers from the world of classical ballet, including Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Fantasy Football
Paramount+
Original Film!

Marsai Martin (who is also a producer), Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland and Rome Flynn star in this family sports comedy/fantasy. In the film, Callie (Martin) discovers she can magically control her father Bobby’s (Hardwick) performance on the football field as a running back for the Atlanta Falcons. When Callie plays as her dad in the Madden NFL 23 video game, Bobby is transformed from a fumble-plagued journeyman into a gridiron star.
College Football
ABC, BTN, CBS, FOX & FS1, beginning at 12pm Live

Black Friday college football action features Utah State at Boise State (CBS), Arizona State at Arizona (FS1), Arkansas at Missouri (CBS), Nebraska at Iowa (BTN), UCLA at California (FOX), Florida at Florida State (ABC) and Wyoming at Fresno State (FS1).
2022 FIFA World Cup: England vs. USA
FOX, 2pm Live

The USA takes on old rival England in this highly anticipated FIFA World Cup Group B match in Qatar.
NHL Thanksgiving Showdown
TNT, beginning at 5:30pm Live

The NHL’s Black Friday tradition continues with two games on TNT featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Philadelphia Flyers and the St. Louis Blues at the Tampa Bay Lightning.
#Xmas
Hallmark Channel, 6pm
Original Film!

Hallmark Channel’s “Merry Thanksgiving Weekend” continues with this story of Jen, a young woman who enlists her best pal, Max, and her baby nephew to pose as the perfect family on social media in order to win a contest. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen must decide whether to continue the ruse or reveal the truth. Clare Bowen (Nashville) and Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars) star.
Frosty the Snowman
CBS, 8pm

The classic animated musical special returns, narrated by Jimmy Durante. Jackie Vernon provides the voice of the “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic brings him to life. The special is followed by the 1992 sequel, Frosty Returns.
Christmas at the Drive-In
Great American Family, 8pm
Original Film!

A property lawyer (Danica McKellar) works to ensure that her town’s drive-in theater, a local institution, is not closed down at the holidays, and finds romance with the very person who is trying to sell the property (Neal Bledsoe).
A Royal Corgi Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

The late Queen Elizabeth’s famously favorite critter takes center stage in this tale of wayward Crown Prince Edmond, who hopes to cement his spot as future king with a special, slobbery Christmas gift for his mother, the queen. But when adorable but rambunctious corgi Mistletoe displays less than royal behavior, Edmond enlists pretty American canine behavior expert Cecily for help — and it may be not just the pup who is tamed. Jordan Renzo (Class) and Hunter King (The Young and the Restless) star.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
NBC, 8pm

In this original 1966 animated TV special based on Dr. Seuss’ classic story, Boris Karloff narrates and voices the title Grinch, who schemes to steal every material vestige of Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. But the Grinch ultimately discovers he can’t remove the spirit of Christmas from the Whos’ hearts.
Cinerama 70th Anniversary
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Tonight, Turner Classic Movies marks the 70th anniversary of Cinerama, the widescreen process that used three projectors to cast motion pictures onto a giant, deeply curved screen. Cinerama was among the novel techniques developed by the movie industry at the time to keep audiences coming to theaters in the face of increasing competition from television. Starting with its initial title, This Is Cinerama, which debuted Sept. 30, 1952, Cinerama’s first decade of usage produced travelogues and documentaries. Only two films with stories were produced using the original, three-strip Cinerama process, and both of those will be airing on TCM this evening. While even the best of modern TVs cannot replicate the full Cinerama experience, it is easy to see why these epic productions were chosen to be presented in that immersive manner. Up first is The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962), producer/codirector George Pal’s film that combines biography and fantasy to tell the story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm (Laurence Harvey and Karlheinz Böhm) interspersed with fanciful presentations of some of the classic fairy tales the siblings collected. Following this is the TCM premiere of the 2021 documentary short Rescuing a Fantasy Classic, which details the daunting technical effort that went into restoring Brothers Grimm in its original Cinerama format. After that is the second and last story-based feature to have been produced in the three-strip Cinerama format, also from 1962 — How the West Was Won. Boasting three directors — Henry Hathaway, John Ford and George Marshall — and a large cast including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, Karl Malden, Spencer Tracy and more, this Best Picture Oscar-nominated film tells the story of America’s westward expansion through five stories set between 1839 and 1889.
Trolls Holiday in Harmony
NBC, 8:30pm

This half-hour animated special from 2021 is based on the hit Trolls feature-film franchise and includes four original songs. As the holidays near, Queen Poppy (voice of Anna Kendrick) plans the first annual Trolls Kingdom Secret Holiday Gift Swap. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she and Branch (Justin Timberlake) draw each other’s name. Meanwhile, Tiny Diamond (Kenan Thompson) comes down with a bad case of writers block trying to think of a special holiday rap for his dad. The voice cast also includes Rachel Bloom, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayyar.
My Lottery Dream Home: “New Money, New York City!”
HGTV, 9pm

After winning a whopping $1,000 dollars a day for life, Texas-born Stephen generously bought his family a dream home in Houston with David Bromstad’s help, but that was just the beginning. Stephen promised he’d be back and this time he wants David to help buy his own home: a luxurious apartment in New York City. It’s house shopping like no other in some of the most exclusive real estate in the world. David finds the perfect gem fit for a lottery winner in the middle of bustling Manhattan — but not without a hefty price tag!
Great Performances: “Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show”
PBS, 9pm

World-renowned baritone Josh Groban returns to New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall to perform songs from many musical genres alongside special guest stars including Cyndi Lauper, Denée Benton and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck.
How Do They Do It?
Science Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The series returns for Season 16, again offering an insider’s look and interviews to show the engineering and scientific miracles behind the things that form the modern world.
Destination Fear
Travel Channel, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
Season Premiere!

The paranormal investigation series begins its fourth season with the first installment of a two-part investigation (concluding next Friday) into the massive and decaying Cresson Sanatorium in rural Pennsylvania. Here, the team of Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman and Alex Schroeder face a trifecta of terror: If a ghostly mimic and child spirits aren’t enough to shake them up, Dakota has a dark and twisted experiment up his sleeve to amp up the fear at this foreboding facility.
We’re Here
HBO, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 3 of the reality series, Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela continue their journey across small-town America, spreading love and connection through the art of drag.
A Very Merry Bugs Bunny Christmas
MeTV, 8am

MeTV celebrates the season with Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Daffy and more with the three original shorts featured in the 1979 television special Bugs Bunny’s Looney Christmas Tales, along with three extra holiday cartoons.
College Football: Michigan at Ohio State
FOX, 12pm Live

The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines and No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes renew their old rivalry at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. Both teams are undefeated, and this game has huge College Football Playoff implications. Last year, the Wolverines upset the Buckeyes and snapped an eight-game losing streak in the series.
King Solomon’s Mines
TCM, 4:15pm
Catch a Classic!

Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger headline this 1950 old-school adventure classic based on H. Rider Haggard’s novel. The plot finds Elizabeth Curtis (Kerr) hiring thrill-seeking explorer Allan Quatermain (Granger) when her husband goes missing in Africa during a diamond expedition. Enticed by the hefty payday, Quatermain accepts the ill-fated assignment, and the pair embark on a grueling journey, despite the fact that no other expeditions have ever returned from the uncharted territory. Fighting off wild beasts and tribal natives, the two begin falling in love. Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, the film won two, for its cinematography and its editing.
A Tale of Two Christmases
Hallmark Channel, 6pm
Original Film!

Ever wish you could be two places at once for the holidays? Thanks to some Christmas magic, city dweller Emma gets that wish. In one, she stays in the city and celebrates with her new crush and his pals. In the other, she heads home for the warmth of a traditional Christmas with family and a longtime friend. Which option will gift her true happiness in life and in love? Kat Barrell (Wynonna Earp), Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives) and Evan Roderick (Arrow) star.
Soul Train Music Awards 2022
BET/BET Her/Logo/MTV2/VH1, 8pm; preshow 7pm

Deon Cole hosts this installment of the annual celebration that recognizes the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige lead the field with seven nominations each, followed by Ari Lennox with six, and Lizzo and Chris Brown with five nods each. Iconic 1980s funk band Morris Day & the Time will receive the Legend award, while R&B supergroup Xscape will receive the Lady of Soul honor. Announced performers include Lennox, J. Valentine, Chanté Moore, Muni Long, SiR, Tank, Coco Jones and Q.
Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper
Bounce, 8pm
Original Film!

In this sequel to the 2021 comedy Faith Heist, it’s Christmas Eve, and Pastor Benjamin (Jonathan Langdon) and his motley crew of congregants find themselves locked in the local mall just as a team of armed thieves break in to rob the place and steal all the money raised by the church for a Christmas charity. Unable to flee or signal for help, the pastor and his friends realize it’s up to them to battle the crooks and save the mall, all before Christmas morning.
I’m Glad It’s Christmas
Great American Family, 8pm
Original Film!

An aspiring Broadway singer (Jessica Lowndes) is convinced to participate in a small-scale production for her local Christmas celebration. Along the way, she finds hope and unexpected mentorship toward her dream career. But will her professional success come at the cost of her chance at love? Paul Greene and Gladys Knight also star.
Haul Out the Holly
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Hoping for a cozy family Christmas, Emily (Lacey Chabert, The Crossword Mysteries) heads home only to discover that her parents have also packed their bags for the holiday. Can her mom and dad’s Christmas-happy neighbors convince Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s festivities?
The 12 Days of Christmas Eve
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Brian Conway (Kelsey Grammer), a driven businessman, has long prioritized hard work and material success over his relationships, especially his relationship with his surgeon daughter, Michelle (Spencer Grammer), and his 8-year-old granddaughter. When Brian gets into a car accident on Christmas Eve and faces certain death, Santa gives him 12 chances to redo the day and find the true meaning of Christmas (and life).
Renovation Face-Off: “Best Creative Open Concepts”
HGTV, 9pm

Page Turner (Fix My Flip) and Jasmine Roth (Help! I Wrecked My House) go head-to-head in the ultimate competition for the best creative open concept. Page helps to reimagine the layout of a desert mountain farmhouse, while Jasmine rescues a couple from their numerous incomplete DIY projects.
Written in the Stars
discovery+
New Series!

This dating reality series puts contestants’ love lives in the hands of the world’s top astrologers. Twelve single strangers, all desperate to find love and each representing one of the 12 signs of the zodiac, arrive at a mysterious villa in Greece and learn that astrologers Colin Bedell, Michele Knight and Francesca Oddie have matched them with someone else in the group using just their birth charts. Will they find love as they get to know each other?
Grand Hotel
TCM, 6am
Catch a Classic!

“People come. People go. Nothing ever happens,” one world-weary patron (Lewis Stone) of Berlin’s finest hotel comments in this legendary 1932 drama. But movie audiences knew (and still know) better. In what is indeed a grand showcase for the allure and style of classic filmmaking, and a production that set the stage for all “star-studded” big-screen teamings of popular actors to come, filmgoers were witnessing the glorious comings, goings and intersecting stories of a blindingly bright array of stars that was billed not entirely hyperbolically as “the greatest cast ever assembled.” Ruined aristocrat John Barrymore. Terminally ill clerk Lionel Barrymore. Ruthless tycoon Wallace Beery. Scheming stenographer Joan Crawford. And disillusioned ballerina Greta Garbo, who made film history when she uttered, “I want to be alone.” Putting them all together was a masterstroke whose success fostered similar star-packed extravaganzas and helped net the film a Best Picture Oscar.
Classic TV Holiday Episodes Marathon
MeTV, beginning at 12pm

Enjoy eight hours of Christmas episodes from beloved sitcoms: The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, Gilligan’s Island, Mama’s Family, Full House, The Andy Griffith Show and M*A*S*H.
A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
Hallmark Channel, 6pm
Original Film!

Taking over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company, Annie must also turn amateur sleuth when Grandma’s prized secret recipe is stolen. As she searches for the culprit, Annie enlists local baker Sam to help her re-create the tasty treat and save the family business. Could they also be stirring up love? Rachel Boston (SEAL Team) and Victor Webster (Chesapeake Shores) star.
The Equalizer: “Paradise Lost”
CBS, 8pm

All hail the queens. See two Grammy winners in one hour when Kelly Rowland guest-stars as a superstar singer who receives a fan letter so terrifying she decides to retire. Her security head (Sullivan Jones) hires Robyn (Queen Latifah) and crew to find the offender.
’Tis the Season: The Holidays on Screen
CNN, 8pm

Tom Hanks is an executive producer of this two-hour celebration of beloved holiday films and television specials. Featuring decades of rich archival footage and lively interviews with notable celebrities, directors, producers, film critics, historians and pop culture experts, the program unwraps the most memorable and festive moments onscreen, and explores why these projects continue to delight audiences, no matter what age.
Welcome to Flatch: “Flatchural Disaster”
FOX, 8pm

In the new episode “Flatchural Disaster” airing on a special night, Flatch spins out of control when a tornado makes its way through the town.
Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas … Present
Great American Family, 8pm
Original Film!

Maggie (Candace Cameron Bure) and Eric (Marc Blucas) are busy parents of teenagers who embark on a trip to the home of Maggie’s widowed brother to celebrate Christmas. Everyone has different expectations of the perfect holiday, and through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the season.
A Holiday Spectacular
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Set in 1958 Philadelphia, this music-filled original film also features the Radio City Rockettes. Broadway’s Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked) stars as beautiful heiress Maggie, whose lifelong wish to dance in Radio City Music Hall’s famed Christmas Spectacular leads her to ditch her high-society wedding plans and make her dream come true. Also stars Derek Klena (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch) and Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie, The Kominsky Method).
Home Town Christmas in Laurel
HGTV, 8pm

Ben and Erin open their home for a Christmas celebration in Laurel! They’re decorating the tree, cooking up favorite Southern holiday traditions and looking back at some of the most memorable projects they’ve completed with family.
Dognapped: Hound for the Holidays
ION, 8pm
Original Film!

When an egotistical social media influencer’s dog is kidnapped overnight, her long-suffering assistant teams up with a charming local vet to find the puppy before Christmas. As the two investigate suspects including a rival influencer, a crazed fan and the father of a spoiled little rich girl, they form a romantic bond along the way … until she suspects the charming vet isn’t all he seems to be.
A Christmas Spark
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Jane Seymour and Joe Lando (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) reunite in this holiday original film executive produced by Toni Braxton. Seymour stars as the recently widowed Molly, who has lost her zest for life and given up on ever finding love again. As a former drama teacher, Molly reluctantly takes on the job of directing the town’s Christmas pageant and soon finds herself falling for her leading man, Hank (Lando), the town’s most eligible bachelor.
Snoopy Come Home
MeTV, 8pm

In this 1972 Peanuts feature film written by creator Charles M. Schulz, Snoopy and Woodstock (both voiced by the movie’s director, Bill Melendez) set off on a journey to visit a little girl who was Snoopy’s owner before Charlie Brown (Chad Webber). But will he end up staying with her?
NFL Football: Green Bay at Philadelphia
NBC, 8:15pm Live

Two teams with contrasting starts to the season meet tonight at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia as Aaron Rodgers and the disappointing Green Bay Packers (4-7) face Jalen Hurts and the high-flying Eagles (9-1).
The Simpsons: “When Nelson Met Lisa”
FOX, 8:30pm

The new episode “When Nelson Met Lisa” is a future tale of Springfield’s most unlikely couple. Simu Liu and Natasha Lyonne provide guest voices.
East New York: “When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth”
CBS, 9pm

In the midseason finale, Deputy Inspector Haywood (Amanda Warren) second-guesses a retired policeman’s “suicide” after learning he wanted to reveal a list of crooked cops. Also: Bentley (Lavel Schley) and Quinlan (Olivia Luccardi), who both elected to live in a housing project near the precinct, strengthen their bond.
Bob’s Burgers: “Show Mama From the Grave”
FOX, 9pm

In the new episode “Show Mama From the Grave,” Bob (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) takes the family to visit the cemetery, but finding his mother’s headstone is harder than he expected.
Homicide Hunter: Devil in the Mountains
Investigation Discovery, 9pm

Lt. Joe Kenda’s first serial killer case: In this special, learn how he nabbed Colorado’s Ronald Lee White in 1988. White confessed to shooting a roommate who wanted to change the channel from Star Trek!
The Great North: “Bee’s All That Adventure”
FOX, 9:30pm

Kima (voice of returning guest star Ariel Tweto) and her family host a very surprising visitor during Lone Moose’s “Lower 48” exchange student week in the new episode “Bee’s All That Adventure.”
Mood: “Get That Schmoneyyy”
BBC America, 10pm

In the new episode “Get That Schmoneyyy,” Sasha (Nicôle Lecky) has an awkward reunion with her family. Things get even more awkward when Sasha’s past and her new online identity collide.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Let It Burn”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Let It Burn,” NCIS investigates an arson attack at a naval defense contractor.
This Is Life With Lisa Ling
CNN, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling is back for a ninth and final season of her series that ventures into the far corners of America, exploring communities that are often unknown or misunderstood. The season premiere, “Sex, Love and Technology,” shows how, during one of the loneliest times in human history, technology has provided new ways to connect. Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and even sex dolls have become the answer for many people trying to assuage their loneliness; is this a beautiful solution or a dangerous trend?
The Howard Stern Interview: Bruce Springsteen
HBO, 10pm; also streams on HBO Max

HBO, in association with SiriusXM, presents this interview that features over two hours of intimate, in-depth conversation between Howard Stern and Bruce Springsteen, which originally aired live Oct. 31 on SiriusXM’s Howard 100 channel. The interview offers a candid look at Springsteen’s professional and personal journey, and features several in-studio performances on acoustic guitar and piano as the music legend explains the genesis behind many of his most beloved hits, including “Thunder Road,” “Born to Run” and many more.
Whitstable Pearl
Acorn TV
Season Premiere!

In Season 1 of this crime drama, Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman) juggled her commitments to the seaside town restaurant — the eponymous Whitstable Pearl — with her “side hustle” as a private investigator. In the new season, Pearl will prioritize her detective work and transition from being a chef who solves crimes to a full-time investigator who just happens to own a restaurant. Her cases overlap with DCI Mike McGuire’s (Howard Charles) police investigations, and their relationship is charged by a determination to outdo each other as well as a fiery mutual attraction. Two new episodes are available Mondays beginning today.
College Basketball: ACC/Big Ten Challenge
ESPN2, beginning at 7pm Live

The three-day basketball showdown between the ACC and the Big Ten tips off tonight on ESPN2 with Minnesota at Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh at Northwestern.
The Great Christmas Light Fight
ABC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The most wonderful time of the year is here as ABC’s hit decorating competition series returns for its 10th season with back-to-back episodes across the first three weeks of the Christmas season. The series showcases America’s brightest houses with the help of celebrity judges and Christmas decor aficionados — lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. In each merry and bright episode, the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation as viewers will once again see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight Trophy.
All American: “Hate It or Love It”
The CW, 8pm

Hustling to manage the fallout after some shocking news, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) reaches out to Billy (Taye Diggs) for help while Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) contemplates where his priorities are. Olivia (Samantha Logan) feels conflicted about how to balance work and family. Layla (Greta Onieogou) helps Patience (Chelsea Tavares) with a professional crisis.
NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Indianapolis
ESPN, 8pm Live

Monday Night Football’s Week 12 game takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as the Pittsburgh Steelers battle the Colts.
9-1-1: “Red Flag”
FOX, 8pm

L.A.’s Santa Ana winds stir up a storm of strange cases in the fall finale, including a dog that fetches something bone-chilling and a woman who pays the station a visit mid-nap. But hey, at least Chimney (Kenneth Choi) has some exciting news for Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt)!
The Voice: “Live Top 10 Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live

It’s Fan Week, and the Top 10 artists perform songs selected by the fans in front of coaches Camila Cabello, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani for their chance at a spot in the Top 8.
Southern Hospitality
Bravo, 9pm
New Series!

Like a Vanderpump Rules for the Cackalacky crowd, this Southern Charm spinoff follows club maven Leva Bonaparte as she tries to wrangle the rowdy staff of her Charleston hot spot, Republic Garden & Lounge. Note: tries.
All American: Homecoming: “Integrity”
The CW, 9pm

Simone (Geffri Maya) is trying to break her long-running tennis curse by acing her presentation, but a blast from her past brings drama. Damon (Peyton Alex Smith) and Thea (Camille Hyde) are all set for a weekend away until the pressure of the high-stakes game and interview messes with their plans. Marcus (Cory Hardrict) learns some disappointing news and turns to Amara (Kelly Jenrette) for support.
The Good Doctor: “Boys Don’t Cry”
ABC, 10pm

When a woman pregnant with sextuplets arrives at the hospital, Dr. Marcus Andrews must split the doctors into teams to ensure their health and safety following their high-risk delivery. Meanwhile, Shaun and Lea must face their own hurdles as they discuss starting a family.
Avenue 5
HBO, 10pm
Season Finale!

The sci-fi comedy about a luxury spacecraft voyage that was thrown disastrously off course wraps up its second season. Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad and Rebecca Front star.
Birdman of Alcatraz
TCM, 10pm
Catch a Classic!

Best Actor Oscar nominee Burt Lancaster is mesmerizing in this highly fictionalized 1962 biographical portrait of Robert Stroud, the hardcase federal inmate who, in 1920, took up bird care as a hobby while he was sentenced to solitary confinement at Leavenworth Prison, where he was allowed to keep birds (when Stroud was later moved to Alcatraz, he was not allowed to keep them). Whether with or without birds at hand, Stroud spent a life sentence in prison becoming a self-taught — and eminent — ornithologist. John Frankenheimer directed this remarkable study, which costars Karl Malden, Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Thelma Ritter, Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Telly Savalas, Neville Brand and Edmond O’Brien. Birdman of Alcatraz is the centerpiece of this evening’s lineup of Lancaster classics; preceding it is Trapeze (1956), a drama set under the big top costarring Gina Lollobrigida, and in which the actor put his skills as a former circus acrobat to use. Following Birdman are Brute Force (1947), a film noir that was Lancaster’s second movie, and which also features Hume Cronyn; Seven Days in May (1964), John Frankenheimer’s political thriller costarring Kirk Douglas, Fredric March and Ava Gardner; and The Crimson Pirate (1952), a comedy/adventure swashbuckler.
Piano y Mujer II
HBO Max

Following the success of the concert special and album Piano y Mujer, acclaimed pianist Arthur Hanlon returns alongside some of Latin music’s most prominent female vocalists in this follow-up special. The roster of singers — featuring Ivy Queen, Ha*Ash, Catalina García, Debi Nova and Lupita Infante — joins Hanlon to perform acoustic renditions of their most successful songs alongside timeless Latin hits. The Piano y Mujer II album dropped Nov. 25.
Planet Sex With Cara Delevingne
Hulu
New Series!

In this docuseries, actress/model Cara Delevingne embarks upon an immersive journey in which she puts her mind and body on the line seeking answers about human sexuality: its joys, mysteries and constantly changing nature. In each episode, she shares her own personal experiences to offer a uniquely unfiltered and authentic experience. All six episodes are available today.
Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields
Netflix
Season Premiere!

Acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger is back to executive produce a third season of his true-crime docuseries. This three-episode installment, directed by Emmy winner Jessica Dimmock, investigates the “Texas Killing Fields,” a region amid the marshes and oil refineries alongside the interstate corridor connecting Houston and Galveston that has a dark pattern of girls who have disappeared and turned up dead.
Behind the Music
Paramount+
New Episodes!

This reboot of the music docuseries returns with new episodes that spotlight Jennifer Lopez, Boy George, Jason Aldean and Remy Ma. Also available are seven remastered episodes from the original series that focus on Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Hootie & the Blowfish, Mötley Crüe, Pink and TLC.
TCM Morning & Afternoon Movies: Ladies on Horseback
TCM, beginning at 6:30am
Catch a Classic!

The ladies take the reins this morning and afternoon on Turner Classic Movies, with an eight-film lineup of Westerns and memorable movies of other types featuring women on horses: Montana Belle (1952), led by Jane Russell as outlaw Belle Starr; Westward the Women (1951), with Denise Darcel and Hope Emerson; Gypsy Colt (1954), a Lassie-like story of a girl and her horse starring Donna Corcoran; Wine, Women and Horses (1937), with Ann Sheridan; The Story of Seabiscuit (1949), a dramatization of the legendary racehorse’s life starring Shirley Temple; Annie Oakley (1935), headlined by Barbara Stanwyck as the famous titular sharpshooter; Blood on the Moon (1948), a Western film noir costarring Barbara Bel Geddes; and Annie Get Your Gun (1950), another movie loosely based on Oakley’s life, with Golden Globe nominee Betty Hutton portraying her in this famed musical comedy.
2022 FIFA World Cup: IR Iran vs. USA
FOX, 2pm Live

The USA plays its final Group B match against IR Iran at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The top two teams from Group B advance to the Round of 16.
College Basketball: ACC/Big Ten Challenge
ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU, beginning at 7pm Live

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge continues tonight with six games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Highlights include Syracuse at Illinois (ESPN or ESPN2), Maryland at Louisville (ESPN or ESPN2) and Virginia at Michigan (ESPN).
NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live

TNT’s NBA doubleheader features Western Conference contenders as the Golden State Warriors are at the Dallas Mavericks and the L.A. Clippers are at the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later — A Diane Sawyer Special
ABC, 8pm

ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer hosts this primetime special to mark the 20th anniversary of the making of the holiday classic Love Actually.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CBS, 8pm

The longest-running holiday special in television history returns as Rudolph and his friends — Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius and others — save Christmas in this classic Rankin/Bass special featuring the voice of legendary performer Burl Ives.
The Resident: “No Pressure No Diamonds”
FOX, 8pm

Devon (Manish Dayal) is approached by a documentary producer just as he prepares to perform the first titanium rib cage implant surgery in the country in the new episode “No Pressure No Diamonds.”
The Story of Home
Magnolia Network, 8pm; also streams on discovery+
New Series!

This series follows Jersey Ice Cream Co. founders Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, who are interior designers with a passion for old homes. After years of designing for others, they bought an old house in upstate New York and are creating a dream home of their own. Living in a house they’re renovating has its challenges, but the results are beautiful. The series kicks off with back-to-back half-hour episodes tonight.
The Voice: “Live Top 10 Eliminations”
NBC, 8pm Live

The Top 7 artists are revealed as safe by America’s votes while the bottom three compete in the Instant Save. Coaches Gwen Stefani and John Legend each perform with their teams for the first time.
Queen Sugar
OWN, 8pm
Series Finale!

Tonight marks the end of the Bordelons’ story, a family who has endured much and loved much, and ultimately worked to honor the legacy of their father and preserve their land and community. For seven seasons and 88 episodes, the award-winning drama has been directed by women filmmakers, an initiative set forth by creator Ava DuVernay at the outset of production in 2016. With more than three dozen making their scripted television directing debuts on Queen Sugar, the series marks a shift in industry hiring standards for women and people of color behind the camera.
Reindeer in Here
CBS, 9pm

In this one-hour animated holiday special, a young reindeer and a lonely 10-year-old boy team up to save Christmas by retrieving a magical snow globe that was stolen by a mysterious villain.
Professionals: “The Hunted”
The CW, 9pm

A newly rescued Grace (Elena Anaya) wants to turn the helicopter back into harm’s way to save the others. Peter (Brendan Fraser) and Vincent (Tom Welling) have to put all their issues aside to rely on each other more than ever before.
Monarch: “Mergers and Propositions”
FOX, 9pm

Luke (Joshua Sasse) proposes a plan to the family for the future of Monarch in the new episode “Mergers and Propositions.”
Life Below Zero: Next Generation
Nat Geo, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The reality series returns for Season 5, continuing to follow the next generation of Alaskans as they face brutal winter elements, with their lives hanging in the balance.
The Rookie: Feds: “Flashback”
ABC, 10pm

When Garza’s character comes into question, Simone and team develop their own covert operation to support their boss.
Drain the Oceans
Nat Geo, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The series begins Season 5 with “The Secrets of Pompeii’s Dead.” New discoveries at Pompeii and Herculaneum reveal the identities and last moments of those trapped during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.
Michael Bublé’s Christmas in the City
NBC, 10pm

Grammy-winning artist Michael Bublé’s eighth NBC holiday special (which originally premiered in 2021) offers a mix of comedy and music that also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the singer’s bestselling album Christmas.
Willow
Disney+
New Series!

This epic sword-and-sorcery fantasy adventure is set in the world of the 1988 Lucasfilm production of the same name, with Warwick Davis and Joanne Whalley reprising their respective movie roles as Willow Ufgood and Sorsha alongside a new cast of heroes and villains. Original director Ron Howard is an executive producer. Episodes are available Wednesdays beginning today.
Snack vs. Chef
Netflix
New Series!

Hosted by comedians Megan Stalter and Hari Kondabolu, this new food competition sees 12 chefs go head-to-head in the ultimate snack showdown. Not only must they re-create some of the world’s most iconic snacks, but they will also be challenged to invent their own original snacks inspired by beloved classics. Only one will prevail and claim the $50,000 prize.
Irreverent
Peacock
New Series!

Peacock and Netflix Australia are coproducing this fish-out-of-water drama that takes place and is filmed Down Under. It follows a criminal mediator (Colin Donnell) who flees the U.S. after a mediation gone wrong. He ends up in a small, remote and eccentric Australian town, where he assumes the identity of a reverend, trying to keep the locals fooled while desperately seeking an exit strategy before his past catches up to him. The cast also includes P.J. Byrne, Kylie Bracknell, Briallen Clarke and Tegan Stimson.

NHL Hockey
TNT, beginning at 7pm Live

The NHL closes out November with the Buffalo Sabres at the Detroit Red Wings and the Edmonton Oilers at the Chicago Blackhawks on TNT.
College Basketball: ACC/Big Ten Challenge
ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU, beginning at 7:15pm Live

The final six games of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge air today on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Highlights include Ohio State at Duke (ESPN), North Carolina at Indiana (ESPN) and Michigan State at Notre Dame (ESPN2).
The Conners: “Crumbs and Couch Surfers”
ABC, 8pm

Darlene, Ben, Becky and Beverly Rose move into the new house, where Darlene implements a new set of rules. Meanwhile, Harris welcomes a guest at Dan and Louise’s.
DC’s Stargirl: “Frenemies — Chapter Twelve: The Last Will and Testament of Sylvester Pemberton”
The CW, 8pm

As the team devise a plan to deal with their latest threat, Sylvester (Joel McHale) takes matters into his own hands and leaves Courtney (Brec Bassinger), Pat (Luke Wilson) and the JSA fearing for what comes next.
The Masked Singer
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!

Season 8 comes to a close in a two-hour finale with a look back at the best performances and moments from the season, followed by a final performance and the presentation of the Golden Mask Trophy to the winner.
90th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center
NBC, 8pm Live

As it has for the past 25 years, NBC will again herald the arrival of the holiday season with this two-hour broadcast featuring the lighting of the famed Christmas tree at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will deliver a rare nationally televised duet of their holiday single “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” Other performers include Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, Alicia Keys, the Radio City Rockettes, The Muppets of Sesame Street and more. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Mario Lopez host the festivities.
TCM Spotlight: Royal Treatments: Fictional Royals
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

The fictional lovestruck aristocrats in these swoony films may not run a real country, but they sure are royally entertaining. First up, Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar — and the hearts of American audiences — as restless European princess Ann, who escapes her stifling duties for a bit of adventure in Roman Holiday (1953). When a comic mishap lands Ann in the company of American reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), excitement and romance await. Peck himself was so taken with Hepburn’s performance that he insisted her name join his above the title in the film’s PR materials. Next, just before she became the real-life princess of Monaco, The Swan (1956) saw Grace Kelly play exiled Princess Alexandra, whose domineering mother presses her to marry Prince Albert (Sir Alec Guinness) and restore their noble status. But Alexandra’s heart may already be claimed. Pre-Code musical The Love Parade (1929) stars Jeanette MacDonald in her film debut as Queen Louise of Sylvania and Maurice Chevalier as rapscallion Count Alfred, who by turns charms and challenges his queen. Adapted from the 1924 operetta of the same name, The Student Prince (1954) sees stodgy Prince Karl (Edmund Purdom) of the small German kingdom Karlsburg shipped off to university to learn a more charming — and wife-winning — manner. But the plan backfires when young Karl discovers he enjoys student life over royal life and becomes smitten with winsome barmaid Kathie (Ann Blyth). Next up, Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) stars Hedy Lamarr as lovelorn widow Princess Veronica who travels to New York City to track down Paul MacMillan (Warner Anderson), the handsome American writer who captured her heart years before. Will a series of madcap events involving the hotel’s goodhearted if misguided bellboy lead to royal heartbreak — or a pair of storybook romances? And finally, past meets present (you, Harry and Meghan!) with Princess O’Rourke (1943), which sees Olivia de Havilland as another disenchanted royal who finds love American-style and must choose between her sovereign duties and the charismatic Californian she hopes to marry.
The Goldbergs: “Million Dollar Reward”
ABC, 8:30pm

Adam forgoes his weekly Mama-Schmoo dinner date to hang out with his new colleagues, including a new special lady. Beverly, worried sick that Adam is running in too fast a crowd, pulls out the ultimate stop to end it all. Meanwhile, Barry faces the harsh reality that medical school is tougher than anticipated.
Abbott Elementary: “Sick Day”
ABC, 9pm

Miss Teagues (Quinta Brunson) is out sick — and with no substitutes available, her second-graders get saddled with the worst authority figure ever: flighty principal Ava (Janelle James). Janine’s absence also means the teachers’ lounge is a quiet refuge, which doesn’t go unnoticed by other faculty!
Love Without Borders
Bravo, 9pm
New Series!

With the help of a relationship expert, five single Americans fly to an undisclosed location on the other side of the globe to be matched up with partners who they’ve never seen or met.
Kung Fu: “Betrayal”
The CW, 9pm

Following an incident involving her parents, Nicky (Olivia Liang) stumbles upon a devastating secret. Elsewhere, Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) gets creative at the restaurant, and Bo (guest star Ben Levin) faces demons from his past.
Property Brothers: Forever Home: “The Next Multigeneration”
HGTV, 9pm

With a new set of twins and a small condo, Nick and Nina were bursting at the seams, so they’re moving into Nina’s spacious childhood home with her mom. Nina and her mother have their own great memories of the home, but to better set it up for multigenerational living, Jonathan and Drew Scott revamp the main living areas. The brothers create open sightlines and better functionality and make sure there’s plenty of wall space for the couple’s art collection. The result is a spectacular design that will make all three generations happy for years to come.
Home Economics: “Sunday New York Times, $6”
ABC, 9:30pm

The success of Tom’s book sparks a change in the financial tides, and Marina encourages him to spend some money on himself. Meanwhile, Denise’s parents shake things up during their visit to town. With their reveal of some surprising news, an unexpected Hayworth comes to her rescue.
Money Court
CNBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In each hourlong episode of this series, returning for its second season, business experts Kevin O’Leary and Bethenny Frankel weigh in on and resolve a wide range of high-stakes financial disputes commonly faced by many small and expanding business, and help chart a path forward.
Kelly Clarkson Presents When Christmas Comes Around
NBC, 10pm

In this special that originally premiered in 2021, the pop star and daytime talk show host helps ring in the festive season with music performances, exciting duets and special guests while sharing her traditions and giving back to those in need.
Sherman’s Showcase
IFC, 10:30pm
Season Finale!

Season 2 of the comedy concludes with “Murder at the Shrind,” an episode set back in the ’90s, when Sherman (Bashir Salahuddin) rebranded his show as The Shrind, and featuring old-school hip-hop, R&B … and murder.
Hush
ALLBLK
New Series!

Dr. Draya Logan (Joyful Drake) has built a successful practice discreetly catering to the between-the-sheets lives of her rich and famous clientele and publishing the definitive works on modern relationships and sexuality. With an A-list rolodex, this “relationship fixer” juggles midnight house calls for trysts gone wrong, destroys salacious content before it hits the gossip columns and hosts therapeutic couples’ retreats for those in dire straits. Dr. Logan is the gatekeeper of everyone’s secrets, but after she launches her “Penthouse Project,” the deadly secrets of three women threaten her career and her life when a dead body is found, and the police identify her as the primary suspect.
Wicked City
ALLBLK
New Series!

This series follows five Atlanta witches who push their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden. Between their complicated personal lives, unearthed secrets of the past and attempting to defeat a powerful wraith, this coven is in for the most dangerous ride of their lives. Vanessa Bell Calloway, Taylor Polidore, Shaquita Smith, Mercedez McDowell, Chantal Maurice and Chanel Mack star.
Gossip Girl
HBO Max
Season Premiere!

In Season 2 of the reboot, it’s the second semester of junior year, and Gossip Girl is leaving no stone unturned in her effort to control the scandalous lives and spin the scandalous lies of Manhattan’s elite. She’s learned a thing or two from her first go-round — namely, what her audience wants, they shall get. It’s time for her to turn the heat up on what’s been simmering, as well as look at her own impact and how she can make it more catastrophic than it was before.
Troll
Netflix
Original Film!

In this Norwegian action/adventure film, something gigantic awakens deep inside the mountain of Dovre after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching Oslo. But how can one stop something thought to only have existed in folklore?
Frozen II
ABC, 8pm

In the broadcast premiere of the popular Disney sequel, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) must leave Arendelle and travel into the great unknown to discover truths about their past.
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
The CW, 8pm

The documentary about the Queen frontman’s last years and 1992 tribute concert encores on World AIDS Day.
Hell’s Kitchen: “Game On!”
FOX, 8pm

The chefs step up to compete in an ingredient game show, in which the winners can either chose the fate of that ingredient or sabotage the other team in the new episode “Game On!”
Flip or Flop: The Final Flip
HGTV, 8pm

For nearly a decade, real estate experts Tarek El Moussa and Christina Hall have captivated fans on social media and television, with their HGTV megahit series. Now, in the hourlong special Flip or Flop: The Final Flip, Tarek and Christina will take on one last project, a large duplex in Sunset Beach that proves to be one of their most expensive and challenging flips ever. Simultaneously, they’ll take a fun look back at the important house-flipping lessons learned, the craziest issues encountered and the stunning Southern California renovations completed together over 10 uber-successful seasons.
Serving Up the Holidays
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Scarlett (Britt Irvin) is an incredible chef, but her holiday dishes sell poorly due to their over-sophistication. After an investor threatens to sell his stake in her restaurant, which she co-owns with her best friend (Bethany Brown), Scarlett is sent on a holiday cooking getaway in order to improve the dwindling Christmastime business. At the beautiful villa, Scarlett attempts to revitalize her menu — and her life — by relearning how to cook the simple, popular holiday dishes customers prefer; along the way, she may even find love with a handsome rival chef (Zach Roerig).
Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas
NBC, 8pm
Original Film!

Dolly Parton leads this modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special. It showcases the frenetic backstage story and delightful onstage results of her desire to share the unique mountain magic she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmastime. Throughout the production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Dolly finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by her personal Three Wise Mountain Men. The film includes Dolly’s hits “9 to 5” and “I Will Always Love You,” as well as a new holiday melody and more. Among the musical guests are Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus.
Star of the Month: Ava Gardner: “Late ’40s Breakout Roles” & “Early ’40s Supporting Roles”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Legendary actress/bombshell Ava Lavinia Gardner would have turned 100 this Christmas Eve (she was born Dec. 24, 1922, and passed away Jan. 25, 1990, at age 67). To celebrate the centennial of this icon, Turner Classic Movies has made her its December Star of the Month. Each Thursday night (except Dec. 22, which falls during TCM’s weeklong marathon of Christmas movies), the network will feature several of Gardner’s films, ranging from her early appearances and breakout roles in the 1940s to her heyday as a box office star in the ’50s and more. Tonight’s initial lineup, which continues well into tomorrow morning, fittingly begins with The Killers (1946). This film noir finally gained Gardner notice after years of bit parts. She gives a memorably sultry performance as femme fatale Kitty Collins, who draws an ex-boxer (Burt Lancaster in his film debut) into the criminal underworld. Following that are three other late 1940s films that continued to propel the actress to stardom: The Hucksters (1947), a drama led by Clark Gable and Deborah Kerr in her American film debut; The Bribe (1949), a film noir also starring Robert Taylor, Charles Laughton and Vincent Price; and East Side, West Side (1949), director Mervyn LeRoy’s crime drama that also features Barbara Stanwyck and James Mason. The remaining five films are from the early to mid ’40s, with Gardner in pre-fame bit parts: We Were Dancing (1942), a Norma Shearer-led romantic comedy that included one of Gardner’s earliest appearances in a feature film, an uncredited walk-on; Ghosts on the Loose (1943), a comedy/horror entry in the East Side Kids franchise that finally gave Gardner her first screen billing; Maisie Goes to Reno (1944), the eighth film in the Maisie Ravier series of comedy/dramas with Ann Sothern as the title character; Three Men in White, a 1944 entry in the Dr. Kildare series; and the comedy She Went to the Races (1945).
Luxe for Less
HGTV, 9pm
New Series!

People are always looking for ways to have high-end design, all while protecting their pocketbooks. Designer Michel Smith Boyd and his creative team help maximize his clients’ cash by repurposing furniture, purchasing easily repairable “scratch and dent” appliances, and employing savvy shopping techniques to bring upscale design within reach and deliver beautifully overhauled spaces.
Ghost Adventures: House Calls
Travel Channel, 9pm
New Series!

In this Ghost Adventures spinoff that is making its linear cable premiere (all episodes can currently be streamed on discovery+), the team from that series — Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley — help frightened families who believe they are under paranormal attack. In the premiere, “Crisis in Long Beach,” Zak sends the crew to Southern California to help a young couple in a paranormal crisis. Reports are that a dark, oppressive force inside their home has attached itself to the husband.
Call Me Kat: “Call Me Fancy Puffenstuff”
FOX, 9:30pm

Kat’s murder-mystery themed Friendsgiving dinner doesn’t go over well with her guests in the new episode “Call Me Fancy Puffenstuff.”
Branson
HBO, 10pm
New Series!

Chris Smith (100 Foot Wave) directs this expansive and intimate four-part documentary about billionaire entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson. The series explores how a dyslexic teenager started by creating a magazine and went on to build empires in the music, retail, airline and aerospace industries.
The Territory
Nat Geo, 10pm

This Nat Geo production offers an immersive, on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth. The film will also stream on Disney+ beginning tomorrow.
The Wall: “Deck the Wall: A Holiday Spectacular”
NBC, 10pm

Check out a special holiday-themed episode of this game show from executive producer and NBA superstar LeBron James, and hosted by fellow executive producer Chris Hardwick.
True Crime Story: Indefensible: “Concrete Ceiling”
SundanceTV, 10pm

Comedian Jena Friedman explores the subject of incarcerated women who fought back against their abusers. You’ll find her interview with a California DA squirmy in a good way or a bad way, depending on your perspective.
The Haunted Museum
Travel Channel, 10pm
New Series!

The creepy collection of haunted artifacts housed inside Zak Bagans’ (Ghost Adventures) Haunted Museum in Las Vegas is getting the spotlight in this horror anthology series that is produced in collaboration with horror film master Eli Roth and is making its linear cable premiere (all episodes currently stream on discovery+). In the series, Bagans shares the secrets and stories behind a curated selection of his most prized haunted items by way of scripted shorts produced by Roth, with featured commentary from Bagans himself.
Hotel for the Holidays
Amazon Freevee
Original Film!

Freevee’s first original holiday movie is this rom-com led by Madelaine Petsch and Mena Massoud. Petsch plays Georgia, the manager of New York City’s high-end Hotel Fontaine, which attracts an eclectic array of guests and their stories. Georgia’s own story gets complicated when her work and personal lives become entangled when she is caught between the hotel’s chef, Luke (Massoud), and Raymond (Max-Lloyd Jones), the sophisticated ex-prince staying at the hotel during the holidays.
Christmas With the Campbells
AMC+
Feature Film Exclusive!

Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley are producers of this film that brings more of a real-life edge to the traditional holiday rom-com. When Jesse (Brittany Snow) gets dumped right before the holidays by her boyfriend, Shawn (Alex Moffat), his parents convince her to still spend Christmas with them and Shawn’s handsome cousin David (Justin Long) while Shawn is away. JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Julia Duffy and George Wendt costar. The film was directed by Clare Niederpruem, who helmed Hallmark original movies like A Royal Corgi Christmas, and written by Hallmark alum Barbara Kymlicka (You Light Up My Christmas), Vaughn and Dan Lagana.
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales
Apple TV+

Originally premiering in 2002, this Peanuts holiday special finds Snoopy (voice of Bill Melendez), Charlie Brown (Wesley Singerman), Linus (Corey Padnos), Lucy (Serena Berman) and Sally (Megan Taylor Harvey) starring in a collection of Christmastime stories based on Charles M. Schulz’s original comic strips.
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
Apple TV+

In this 2003 Peanuts holiday special, all Rerun (voice of Jimmy Bennett) wants from Santa is a dog, but his mother won’t let him have one. Spending time with Snoopy (Bill Melendez) provides the perfect pick-me-up, but when Snoopy gets too busy to play with Rerun, they call in a substitute — Snoopy’s brother, Spike (Melendez).
Interrupting Chicken: “A Chicken Carol”
Apple TV+

In this special installment of the animated preschool series, Ebenezer Wolf decides to cancel the holidays, so Piper (voice of Juliet Donenfeld) teams up with the Three Little Pigs and some ghostly friends to change his mind.
Pretzel and the Puppies: “Merry Muttgomery!”
Apple TV+

When a heavy snowfall jeopardizes the annual holiday festival, the pups find unique ways to celebrate with all the snowed-in dogs in the city.
Slow Horses
Apple TV+
Season Premiere!

In the six-episode second season of this darkly humorous espionage drama, long-buried Cold War secrets emerge that threaten to bring carnage to the streets of London. When a liaison with Russian villains takes a fatal turn, the hapless heroes must overcome their individual failings and raise their spy game in a race to prevent a catastrophic incident. Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas lead the cast. The first two episodes are available today; new episodes drop Fridays. The series has also been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4.
The Snoopy Show: “Happiness Is the Gift of Giving”
Apple TV+

In this holiday collection from The Snoopy Show, Snoopy adapts a Christmas poem to help Sally sleep, Charlie Brown makes gifts for his pals, and Snoopy finds waiting to open his presents to be a challenge.
Rolling Into Christmas
BET+
Original Film!

Two childhood sweethearts (Rhyon Nicole Brown and Donny Carrington) who shared a passion for roller skating are reunited 15 years later during the holidays, forcing them to question their love and life choices.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Disney+
Original Film!

This animated film is based on the second entry in Jeff Kinney’s book series. The riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley (voice of Brady Noon) continue, focusing this time on his complicated relationship with his older brother, lazy and undisciplined high school student Rodrick (Hunter Dillon). But while Rodrick loves to torment Greg, he ultimately has a deep affection for his younger sibling. The voice cast also features Ed Asner in one of his final roles, as an undisclosed character.
Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
Disney+

Superstar a cappella group Pentatonix is struggling to find inspiration for their annual holiday album, and the clock is ticking. To make matters worse, their well-intentioned but misguided manager (played by Nico Santos) mistakenly locks them in a mailroom. But with the help of some Disney magic, they are soon on a whirlwind tour across the globe, discovering holiday traditions and inspiration from Pentatonix fans everywhere.
Zoë Bakes
Magnolia Network on discovery+

In this holiday episode, Hanukkah is extra special for Zoë this year because her mom is in town. Exploring new twists on Jewish holiday classics, Zoë makes cake doughnuts topped with a saffron glaze, crushed pistachios and rose petals, along with latkes and an array of toppings.
Firefly Lane
Netflix
Season Premiere!

Waiting since February 2021 to find out what unthinkable betrayal broke up a 30-year friendship has been hard. We’ll finally get the answer this season, but first we return to find Kate (Sarah Chalke) grappling with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s (Ben Lawson) ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully (Katherine Heigl) faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, and Tully’s career rise as she spars (and flirts!) with a cocky sportscaster. While in the ’70s, teenage Kate and Tully struggle to keep their friendship together. All nine episodes of Season 2 Part 1 will be available today; the final seven episodes (Part 2) will premiere in 2023.
Hot Skull
Netflix
New Series!

This dystopian drama from Turkey is set in a world shaken by an epidemic of madness that spreads through language and speech. Reclusive former linguist Murat Siyavus (Osman Sonant), having taken refuge at his mother’s home, is the only person mysteriously unaffected by this disease. Hunted by the ruthless Anti-Epidemic Institution, Murat is forced to leave the safe zone and flee within the flames and ruins of the streets of Istanbul, where he searches for the secret of his “hot skull” — a lasting mark of the disease.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Netflix
Original Film!

Emma Corrin leads this adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s classic 1932 novel as Lady Constance Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege. Her marriage to Sir Clifford Chatterley (Matthew Duckett) gradually becomes an incarceration when he returns from war with injuries that have left him unable to walk. When Connie meets and falls for Oliver Mellors (Jack O’Connell), the gamekeeper on the Chatterley estate, their secret trysts lead her to a sensual, sexual awakening, and she must decide whether to follow her heart or return to her husband and endure what Edwardian society expects of her.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Netflix
Original Film!

Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic A Christmas Carol is reborn in this animated feature that includes reimagined songs from Oscar-winning composer Leslie Bricusse. Luke Evans leads the voice cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Olivia Colman as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Jonathan Pryce as Jacob Marley, Johnny Flynn as Bob Cratchit and more.
Sr.
Netflix

Chris Smith’s documentary looks at the life, career and last days of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., whose rebellious spirit infused decades of counterculture movie-making. The film widens the lens from Downey’s art to the life with which it was deeply intertwined, including an intimate examination of his relationship with son Robert Downey Jr. (who is also a producer of the documentary).
Riches
Prime Video
New Series!

Black excellence, beauty and entrepreneurship are the focus of this high-stakes family drama from Abby Ajayi (How to Get Away With Murder). It follows the exploits of the stylish, privileged and super-successful Richards family. When Stephen Richards (Hugh Quarshie) dies suddenly, the family’s world comes crashing down. As his business hangs in the balance, his different sets of children are about to collide as they vie for control. Deborah Ayorinde and Sarah Niles also lead the cast. All six episodes are available today.
Three Pines
Prime Video
New Series!

Louise Penny’s bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series of mystery novels is adapted in this eight-episode drama starring Alfred Molina (also an executive producer) as empathetic and astute Armand Gamache. Gamache and his team are tasked with solving a number of mysterious and perplexing murders in the strange-but-beguiling Quebec village of Three Pines. Despite a cool welcome from the villagers, the inspector can’t help but find himself oddly drawn to the unusual place and its eccentric residents. Two episodes are available Fridays beginning today.
The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday
The Roku Channel

Six celebrity bakers — Chloe Fineman, Nat Faxon, D’Arcy Carden, Liza Koshy, Marshawn Lynch and Joel Kim Booster — try to come up with tasty holiday treats to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry host.
Judy Garland Icon-a-thon
MOVIES!, beginning at 8:15am
Catch a Classic!

This morning and afternoon, enjoy a five-film lineup of Judy Garland at her musical best in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), a musical comedy also featuring many of MGM’s other legendary talents of the era, including Fred Astaire, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly and Esther Williams; The Harvey Girls (1946), in which Garland is one of the singers of the Oscar-winning tune “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe”; Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), which finds the star memorably introducing “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”; Easter Parade (1948), also featuring Astaire and several classic Irving Berlin tunes; and Summer Stock (1950), Garland’s last film for MGM and her last film appearance with Kelly.
Christmas in the Wilds
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

Buck (Victor Zinck Jr.) and Jessica’s (Kaitlyn Leeb) merry little Christmas together takes a dangerous turn when their journey through the wild becomes a battle for survival.
Shark Tank
ABC, 8pm

Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND and cofounder of SOMOS Foods, returns to the Tank. First into the Tank is a husband and wife from Loveland, Colorado, who present an exciting way to attract hummingbirds with their feeding tool. An entrepreneur from Burbank, California, oozes with excitement after sharing how he helps others ease anxiety and reduce stress with his entertaining product; while an entrepreneur from El Dorado Hills, California, empowers homeowners to own a fire-defense system in case of emergency with her tool. Last into the Tank is an athlete from Lynn, Massachusetts, who introduces his wearable and eco-friendly fitness design making it easier and faster to sweat.
A Big Fat Family Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Liv (Shannon Chan-Kent), an ambitious photojournalist, gets her dream assignment, shooting the annual Chang family holiday party for a cover story, along with an attractive coworker (Shannon Kook). The trouble is that the family she is documenting is her own. Should she confide in her dreamy coworker, at the expense of her big break?
Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Bridget (Valery Ortiz), a prominent national weather forecaster, has been sent to the magical, old-fashioned town of Leavenworth, Washington, to announce a special “snow-cast” at their annual Christmas Eve festival. Tensions begin to rise when a rival talk show host (Brandon Quinn) from her network arrives to cohost the broadcast, and the two find themselves falling for each other.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder
LMN, 8pm
Original Film!

When Diana learns she inherited an old house from her beloved aunt, she engages the help of Matt, the estate attorney and her former flame. Matt insists she stick around and sort out the details over Christmas break, as he tries to rekindle their old romance. But the longer Diana stays, the more she finds clues that suggest her aunt was murdered. Stars Cristine Prosperi, Elaine Partnow, Angelie Simone, Travis Burns and Erin Gray.
Lopez vs. Lopez: “Lopez vs. Birthdays”
NBC, 8pm

On Chance’s (Brice Gonzalez) birthday, George (George Lopez) throws a party, and Rosie’s (Selenis Leyva) sisters throw shade.
Young Rock: “Night of the Chi-Chi’s”
NBC, 8:30pm

Dwayne Johnson’s semiautobiographical comedy gives fans the bonding father-son moment they’ve been waiting for in this emotional half hour, inspired by a real night teenage Dewey (Bradley Constant) and his dad Rocky (Joseph Lee Anderson) spent locked inside a Chi-Chi’s in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1988, as Rocky’s once-splashy wrestling career is flopping, he’s offered a job — that ends up being to clean the restaurant. The showman, prone to stretching the truth, finally gets real with his son and opens up about his past. “Dewey faces that universal experience of realizing your parents aren’t superheroes — they’re real human beings with their own hopes and dreams and flaws and disappointments,” says exec producer Jeff Chiang. EP Nahnatchka Khan adds the night’s outcome is “miraculous.”
Fire Country: “Happy to Help”
CBS, 9pm

In the new episode “Happy to Help,” Bode’s (Max Thieriot) crew is accused of stealing a designer watch from a fire mop up, and the crew responds to a high-stakes call about an extremely dangerous gas leak.
My Lottery Dream Home
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Corn Dog,” a Bosnian couple has been living the American dream for over 20 years, and their luck continues after scratching up a $100,000 win! Now, David Bromstad helps the couple upgrade their home by assisting with the search for a larger home for their multigenerational family in Grimes, Iowa.
Blue Bloods: “Heroes”
CBS, 10pm

Frank’s (Tom Selleck) desire to discipline an off-duty cop for inaction during an armed robbery proves divisive. Also, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Anthony (Steve Schirripa) quarrel over a fatal shooting witnessed by his daughter.
The Last Cowboy: “Do You Have the Horse?”
CMT, 10pm

Sixteen riders who’ve qualified for “The Run for a Million” tune up at the National Reining Breeders Cup as the docuseries from Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan continues its third round.
Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?
Showtime, 10pm

Matt Rogers (I Love That for You) is on a mission to become the next Pop Prince of Christmas in the musical/comedy stage show filmed in front of a live audience in New York City. Special guests Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) and the comedy duo of Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson help spread the holiday cheer.
Zombie House Flipping
A&E, 11am
Season Premiere!

A new season promises to be bigger than ever with the franchise expanding into three new cities and now featuring new house flippers in Tampa, Dallas and Fort Worth. The original Orlando team welcomes back Peter Duke. Each episode shows the inner workings of this high-stakes world full of unexpected disasters, hidden costs and quirky personalities.
A Very Merry MeTV Marathon
MeTV, beginning at 11am

Classic television network MeTV continues its holiday celebration, which began a few weeks ago, with another marathon of Christmas episodes from beloved TV shows. Today’s six-hour lineup features holiday installments of classic Westerns: Wagon Train, The Big Valley, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Rawhide, Have Gun — Will Travel and Wanted: Dead or Alive.
Triple Digit Flip
A&E, 12pm
Season Premiere!

Some people make money flipping houses, but Jamil Damji, Pace Morby and their team have one goal: make a six-digit profit on every project. Each one-hour episode follows the team as they flip houses all over the Phoenix area.
Guy’s Ranch Kitchen: “International Christmas”
Food Network, 12pm

Holiday eats from around the world include Japanese fried chicken, Taiwanese dumplings and a Mumbai Manhattan!
The Music Man
TCM, 12pm
Catch a Classic!

In this delightful Academy Award-winning 1962 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, airing as part of TCM’s recently launched Musical Matinee series, a charismatic con man (Robert Preston) masquerades as a band instructor to swindle the locals into paying him to create a boys’ marching band. Shirley Jones costars as the town librarian and piano instructor who wins his heart and eventually convinces the townspeople to forgive him, after he is outed by a disgruntled salesman from an earlier con. Additional costars include Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and Ron Howard.
Christmas on the Slopes
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

After a disappointing restaurant opening and an embarrassing breakup, a celebrity chef (Soma Chhaya) takes her first real Christmas vacation. When she wanders into the kitchen at a luxury resort and is mistaken for the sous chef by the handsome but grouchy head chef (Olivier Renaud), their chemistry sparks a holiday romance. But will everything blow up when he learns the truth about her?
Robbie the Reindeer
CBS, 8pm

CBS airs two Robbie the Reindeer animated holiday specials tonight, beginning with “Hooves of Fire,” in which Robbie (voice of Ben Stiller) competes against Blitzen (voice of Hugh Grant) in the Reindeer Races for a position on Santa’s sleigh team. Then in “Legend of the Lost Tribe,” Robbie must stop Blitzen from creating a Reindeer World theme park.
Christmas on Candy Cane Lane
Great American Family, 8pm
Original Film!

Ivy (Andrea Barber) struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the darling of Icicle Falls, who was head of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus and a TV star known adoringly as the “Christmas Maven.” This Christmas, a series of comical and mysterious events bring the town together in a masterstroke of perfection that only the Christmas Maven herself could appreciate. Dan Payne also stars in this film that features Barber’s former Full House costar Candace Cameron Bure as an executive producer.
A Fabled Holiday
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Talia (Brooke D’Orsay) and her childhood best friend (Ryan Paevey) unexpectedly reunite in a familiar-looking town full of restorative Christmas spirit.
A New Orleans Noel
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Fiercely independent Grace (Keshia Knight Pulliam) and handsome bachelor Anthony (Brad James), alums of the same college, are both hired as architects by a New Orleans praline icon (Patti LaBelle). The two quickly find themselves butting heads over more than just the home they must collaborate on. When Anthony’s family learns Grace intends to spend Christmas alone, they invite her to spend the holiday with them. Sparks fly as Grace learns the importance of community and Anthony embraces the magic of Christmas.
The Story of Santa Claus
CBS, 9pm

This animated musical holiday special features the voices of Ed Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry, and revolves around a gentle toymaker whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas.
Renovation Face-Off: “Best Retro Reno”
HGTV, 9pm

It’s Farmhouse Fixer vs. Unsellable Houses as Jonathan Knight goes head-to-head against twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis in the ultimate renovation face-off. They’re competing for the best retro reno as Lyndsay and Leslie work on an old cottage, and Jonathan brings new life to a historical 1800s home.
The Great Holiday Bake War
OWN, 9pm
Original Film!

You may want to eat before you watch this delectable film that sees two former pastry school rivals — Julian (Finesse Mitchell) and Brianna (LeToya Luckett) — meet up years later in a TV baking competition.
The Holiday Stocking
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10pm
Original Film!

RJ (Mykelti Williamson) is a new angel who is given the chance to address his one major regret — that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile when he was still alive — in this Hallmark Mahogany production. Returning to Earth as a stranger, he convinces his sisters to revive an old family tradition encouraging charity at Christmas. Also starring Tamala Jones, B.J. Britt, Karon Riley and Nadine Ellis.
“Sventoonie” Christmas Special: “It’s a Wonderful Loss of Life”
MeTV, 10pm

Following Svengoolie’s presentation of the 1935 Poe-inspired Bela Lugosi/Boris Karloff classic The Raven, which starts in the show’s usual time slot two hours earlier, this follow-up special holiday installment of spinoff series Sventoonie features the 1950 comedy film The Great Rupert, which stars Jimmy Durante alongside the titular animated squirrel.
Saturday Night Live: “Keke Palmer/SZA”
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock

Actress Keke Palmer makes her SNL hosting debut, joined by R&B singer SZA, making her second appearance as musical guest.
Mark Boal’s Small-Screen Debut ‘Echo 3’ Ups the Ante for TV Thrillers
Kelsey Grammer Is a Modern-Day Scrooge in Lifetime’s ‘The 12 Days of Christmas Eve’


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