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Tuesday, Dec. 4

Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox
Travel Channel, 8pm
New Series!

Actress Megan Fox hosts this series in which she investigates myths and stories left behind by our ancient ancestors. Meeting with experts and archaeologists while perusing priceless texts and fascinating artifacts, Fox attempts to uncover answers about the age-old mysteries that still perplex scientists and archaeologists to this day. In the series premiere, Fox journeys to Scandinavia and England to investigate a bold new hypothesis that powerful female warriors played a role in helping the Viking hordes become the most feared army of the time.

NHL Hockey: Toronto at Buffalo
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live

John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs head to Buffalo to face off against Jeff Skinner and the Sabres on NBCSN.

NCIS: “Tailing Angie”
CBS, 8pm

When the lead suspect of an unsolved and high-profile robbery case is released from prison, the NCIS team resumes their investigation with an undercover stakeout in the new episode “Tailing Angie.”

The Flash: “What’s Past Is Prologue”
The CW, 8pm

In this special 100th episode of the show, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada (Chris Klein), which calls for Barry and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) to travel back in time to gather some key necessities. However, Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life.

The Voice: “Live Top 10 Eliminations”
NBC, 8pm Live

Seven of the artists who performed last night will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. The bottom three artists will then compete for the Instant Save, and two will be eliminated.

black-ish: “Friends Without Benefits”
ABC, 9pm

Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) makes a new friend at work and Dre (Anthony Anderson) thinks she has broken bird syndrome. Meanwhile, Junior (Marcus Scribner) transforms his shared room with Jack (Miles Brown) into a frat house and Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) and Diane (Marsai Martin) gang up against them.

FBI: “Compromised”
CBS, 9pm

In the new episode “Compromised,” a key witness and a U.S. marshal are ambushed and killed, and Maggie (Missy Peregrym) and OA (Zeeko Zaki) must track down a man who leaked the information that led to their murders.

Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas
NBC, 9pm

Nobody makes us laugh at Christmastime quite like SNL — catch some of your favorite holiday skits tonight.

The Rookie: “The Ride Along”
ABC, 10pm

Sgt. Grey (Richard T. Jones) informs Officers Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and Bishop (Afton Williamson) that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol after a fun afternoon granting the wish of a Make-A-Wish kid as honorary police officer. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford (Eric Winter) is tested once again after he learns that his wife has been arrested for drug possession.

NCIS: New Orleans: “Risk Assessment”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Risk Assessment,” the NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy contractor who secretly lived two separate lives for decades.

The Profit
CNBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis is back for Season 6 of the series that finds him putting his own money on the line to help small-business owners save and grow their companies. Among the 12 new episodes this season will be a “sequel” of sorts to one of the show’s most explosive episodes — “The Casery,” from Season 5.

Real Country: “Country Loving”
USA Network, 10pm

Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt welcome special guest Hunter Hayes.

The Guest Book: “Let Me Put You on a Brief Hold”
TBS, 10:30pm

Logan is on vacation at the Bare Feet Retreat, but his phone is broken. In India, customer service representative Vali helps Logan although he’s in the midst of a crisis of his own. Guest stars include Adhir Kalyan, Jon Bass, and Meera Rohit Kumbhani.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

President George H.W. Bush Memorial Service
Various Networks, beginning at 11am Live

Broadcast and cable TV news networks will carry coverage of the state funeral for George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, who passed away Friday at age 94. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., for a memorial service. President Donald Trump designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning. A second memorial service for Bush will be held 11am ET Thursday in Houston, followed by a ceremony and internment at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station beginning at 4:15pm ET.

The Goldbergs: “Bachelor Party”
ABC, 8pm

Barry (Troy Gentile) thinks he wants a wild, adult bachelor party, but he ultimately realizes Adam’s (Sean Giambrone) idea of a party to celebrate his brother is more his speed. Meanwhile, Murray (Jeff Garlin) never spends money on himself, so Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) surprises him with an expensive sports car. Dan Fogler (the Fantastic Beasts movies) returns as Uncle Marvin.

Deal or No Deal
CNBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The hit game show that ran on NBC from 2005-09 is back as Howie Mandel returns to host 30 new episodes on CNBC. The new Deal or No Deal will continue to offer up a high-pressure, high-stakes game of risk and reward, in which contestants face a series of potentially life-altering decisions. With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash — ranging from a penny to $1 million — contestants have to decide whether to accept an offer of cash from the mysterious entity known only as the Banker, in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant’s chosen briefcase.

Riverdale: “Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black”
The CW, 8pm

Fearful that he will be caught, Archie (KJ Apa) hits the road and ends up at a farm outside Riverdale, where he meets Laurie Lake (guest star Riley Keough). Meanwhile, after Alice (Mädchen Amick) takes extreme measures to ensure Betty’s (Lili Reinhart) safety from the Gargoyle King, Betty finds herself up against a formidable foe from her past.

Empire: “Had It From My Father”
FOX, 8pm

The financial security of the Lyon family is on the line as their LFM showcase approaches.

Chicago Med: “Death Do Us Part”
NBC, 8pm

Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) and Will (Nick Gehlfuss) prepare for their big day, but an unsuspecting Will soon finds himself sidetracked. Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) disagree on how to best handle a patient’s treatment, and Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and April (Yaya DaCosta) are on their own when a pregnant woman delivers.

America’s Mississippi
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
New Miniseries!

This new three-part series explores the Mississippi River as it twists and turns through America’s midsection, and how wildlife and humans take advantage of the great waterway. The premiere episode, “The Headwaters,” looks at the source of the river in Minnesota’s Lake Itasca.

Modern Family: “The Tree of Strife”
ABC, 9pm

Dede’s husband, Jerry (guest star Ed Begley Jr.), comes to town to bequeath her possessions to the family. Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Claire (Julie Bowen) receive a little more of Dede than they really know what to do with, and Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) invite Jerry to stay with them while he is in town.

SEAL Team: “Santa Muerte”
CBS, 9pm

Following an ambush, the SEAL team suspects someone on the inside is leaking information to the cartel in the new episode “Santa Muerte.”

All American: “California Love”
The CW, 9pm

At an explosive homecoming dance, friendships in both Crenshaw and Beverly Hills will be put to the test when decisions made by Spencer (Daniel Ezra) trigger an avalanche that drastically changes the course of several lives. Meanwhile, Billy (Taye Diggs) finds himself forced to spend some quality time with Grace (Karimah Westbrook).

Border Live
Discovery Channel, 9pm Live
New Series!

This six-part multiplatform series documents the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as the real lives and stories of those who live and work along its remote stretches. Each week, Discovery will broadcast live from its New York-based studio as host Bill Weir touches base with journalist Lilia Luciano, who will be in the field tracking action unfolding along the border. Experts will also weigh in on a range of border issues, offering insight and perspective on events as they occur.

Star: “Zion”
FOX, 9pm

Carlotta (Queen Latifah) tries to make the Rhythm and Bells Festival a success, but challenges arise. Star (Jude Demorest) ends up in a legal bind, Alex (Ryan Destiny) makes a major career move, Simone (Brittany O’Grady) hides a secret and Cassie (Brandy Norwood) gets out of jail and seeks revenge. Then, tempers flare as Carlotta and Cassie’s father (guest star Ben Vereen), shows up unexpectedly.

Chicago Fire: “Always a Catch”
NBC, 9pm

The stakes are high when a huge freeway pileup impacts someone dear to the firehouse family. Brett (Kara Killmer) and Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) encounter a harrowing call. Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Severide’s (Taylor Kinney) relationship is tested.

Single Parents: “Ronald Reagan’s White House Collectable Pen”
ABC, 9:30pm

Will (Taran Killam) is thrilled to throw the first-grade parent social so that he can use this event to springboard his anti-smartphone platform to get parents to wait to buy their kids cellphones until eighth grade. He ropes his new love interest, Dr. Dewan (Hannah Simone), into helping him, but his plan doesn’t work out quite like he had hoped.

A Million Little Things: “perspective”
ABC, 10pm

Gary (James Roday) has trouble dealing with Maggie’s (Allison Miller) life-changing decision, which takes him back to when Jon (Ron Livingston) was there for him during his chemo treatments. Rome (Romany Malco) finally opens up to his dad about his internal struggles, and Katherine (Grace Park) battles balancing being a working mother without Eddie (David Giuntoli).

Criminal Minds: “Broken Wing”
CBS, 10pm

Series star Aisha Tyler directed the new episode “Broken Wing,” in which the BAU investigates the mysterious overdose deaths of patients who just completed rehab.

Chicago P.D.: “Descent”
NBC, 10pm

When Antonio (Jon Seda) tries to save someone close to him, he crosses a line and puts the entire team at risk.

Real Country: “Inspiration and Faith”
USA Network, 10pm

Singer-songwriter Kane Brown is tonight’s special guest.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Superstore: “Managers’ Conference”
NBC, 8pm

When Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Amy (America Ferrera) take Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) tickets to a managers’ conference in Chicago so they can enjoy a free night on the town, their plan hits a few bumps.

The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition
ABC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Bakers from around the country compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations each week, with hopes of being named America’s Best Amateur Baker. Spice Girl and television personality Emma Bunton joins returning host Anthony “Spice” Adams, while the judges are three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard and bestselling cookbook author Paul Hollywood from sister show The Great British Bake Off.

Top Chef
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The 16th season of the popular culinary competition launches in Kentucky, home to fried chicken and barbecue. Host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judges Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot return to critique 15 new contestants vying for the title.

Mom: “Flamingos and a Dance-Based Exercise Class”
CBS, 9pm

The ladies help Tammy (Kristen Johnston) prepare for her first date since getting out of prison in the new episode “Flamingos and a Dance-Based Exercise Class.”

Legacies: “Mombie Dearest”
The CW, 9pm

As Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie (Kaylee Bryant) prepare for their long awaited sweet-sixteen party, Alaric (Matthew Davis) finds himself preoccupied with the latest supernatural arrival — one that hits a little too close to home. Elsewhere, Penelope’s (guest star Lulu Antariksa) latest plan gives MG (Quincy Fouse) one last shot at impressing Lizzie on her big day.

Cold Valley, Part 2
Investigation Discovery, 9pm

The conclusion of ID’s world-premiere true-crime documentary special continues to follow Detective Jackie Nichols and Gloria Bobertz as they try to unravel the mysterious disappearances that tormented the Lewis Clark Valley between 1979 and 1982. Can they prove their “person of interest” in the case is guilty and hunt down the man who has evaded justice for nearly four decades?

Will & Grace: “Anchor Away”
NBC, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!

Matt Bomer guest-stars as a handsome, gay TV news anchor with a penchant for dim, frothy men — leading Jack (Sean Hayes) to convince Will (Eric McCormack) to dumb himself down. Minnie Driver also returns as a guest star, and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon makes a cameo appearance.

I Feel Bad: “My Kids Barely Know Their Culture”
NBC, 9:30pm

When David’s (Paul Adelstein) parents visit for Hanukkah, he and Emet (Sarayu Blue) pretend to be more observant than they actually are. Meanwhile at GamePunch, Chewey (James Buckley) fakes an American persona to win over a girl.

E!, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Famed plastic surgeons Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow return for even bigger challenges, including an oversized butt, different-sized breasts and facial deformities, and some pretty moving life-changing moments.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Zero Tolerance”
NBC, 10pm

Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stone (Philip Winchester) must take drastic measures to reunite a mother with her young daughter who was rescued from a sex trafficker.

Friday, Dec. 7

Dogs of Berlin
New Series!

Netflix’s second German-produced original series tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will to solve the murder of a popular soccer star. The list of potential suspects is long, and their investigation leads the two men deep into the Berlin underworld.

Original Film!

In this comedic drama, Danielle Macdonald stars as Willowdean, the teenage daughter of a former Texas beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston). As a form of protest, plus-size Will enters a local pageant, and as others follow her example, she winds up discovering the meaning of true beauty and friendship along the way. Based on the bestselling novel by Julie Murphy, the film will also debut in select theaters the same day as its Netflix launch.

The Hookup Plan
New Series!

In this French romantic comedy series (known in its native tongue as Plan Coeur) set in Paris, a perpetually single woman’s friends — in a misguided attempt to build up her confidence — secretly hire a male escort for her.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Original Film!

Andy Serkis directs this reinvention of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The story follows the boy Mowgli (Rohan Chand), who must navigate the inherent dangers of the wilds of the jungle and the world of man on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Among the voice/motion-capture cast are Serkis as Baloo the Bear, Christian Bale as Bagheera the Panther, Cate Blanchett as Kaa the Python, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan the Tiger and Naomie Harris as Nisha the Wolf.

Fresh Off the Boat: “Where Have All the Cattlemen Gone?”
ABC, 8pm

When Eddie (Hudson Yang) passes on an offer to work with Louis (Randall Park) again at the steakhouse, he’s less than pleased when Louis hires his friend Trent (Trevor Larcom). Meanwhile, when Jessica (Constance Wu) finds out that the PTA president position is open — a job she desperately wants so she can be the teacher boss — she does everything she can to secure it.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You
AMC, 8pm

AMC presents the world television premiere of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, an animated tale that follows a young girl who dreams of getting a dog for Christmas. The family-friendly flick not only gets its name from Carey’s hit holiday song and features her voice as its narrator, but it also features three of her classic Christmas songs in addition to an original song.

MacGyver: “Matty + Ethan + Fidelity”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Matty + Ethan + Fidelity,” Matty (Meredith Eaton) reveals that she has a husband who’s a CIA agent working undercover in a criminal organization.

HBO, 8pm
Original Film!

Writer-director Daniel Sawka’s feature debut tells the story of Óscar (Anthony Gonzalez, Coco), a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system. Omar Leyva, Johnny Ortiz, Matthew Moreno, Jessica Juarez and Genesis Rodriguez also star in the film.

Christmas Lost and Found
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

New York City event planner Whitney Kennison (Tiya Sircar) heads to Chicago to spend Christmas with Grandma Frances (Diane Ladd), who has decided to bestow Whitney with precious family Christmas ornaments. But when Whitney mistakenly throws them out, Grandma Frances stealthily devises a scavenger hunt to remind Whitney what Christmas is all about.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Holi-Slay Spectacular
VH1, 8pm

This holiday event reunites eight fan-favorite queens: Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique and Trixie Mattel, who are ready to battle it out for the honor of being America’s first Drag Race Christmas Queen. The special also promises a first look at RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4, premiering on Friday, Dec. 14.

Hawaii Five-0: “Pio Ke Kukui, Pō‘ele Ka Hale (When the Light Goes Out, the House Is Dark)”
CBS, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!

Recurring guest star Terry O’Quinn is back as Joe White in the new episode “Pio Ke Kukui, Pō‘ele Ka Hale (When the Light Goes Out, the House Is Dark),” which finds Joe and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) in Montana to prepare for a battle against those seeking revenge for a past SEAL mission.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “I’m Not the Person I Used to Be”
The CW, 9pm

Greg (Skylar Astin) returns to West Covina, which forces Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) to question things she thought she knew about people she has loved in her life. Meanwhile, Valencia (Gabrielle Ruiz) and Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) make some shocking discoveries while at their high school reunion.

Midnight, Texas: “No More Mr. Nice Kai”
NBC, 9pm

Manfred’s (François Arnaud) suspicion towards Kai (Nestor Carbonell) intensifies, and Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) embraces Dark Magic to save Bobo (Dylan Bruce) once and for all. An unknown force threatens to reveal all of the Midnighters’ secrets.

Z Nation: “State of Mine”
Syfy, 9pm

Talkers are forced to mine for the secret ingredient to bizkits — in a hazardous-waste landfill.

Love After Lockup
WE tv, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 follows six couples who fell in love while one partner was incarcerated. Viewers meet each couple just prior to the jailed partner’s release and will follow them on their journey — potentially — to the altar. The series continues to explore the motivations behind each couple’s decision to be together.

Blue Bloods: “Authority Figures”
CBS, 10pm

Frank (Tom Selleck) tries to identify the cop who leaked a video of officers engaging in entrapment in the new episode “Authority Figures.”

Van Helsing: “Outside World”
Syfy, 10pm

Trapped in an abandoned slaughterhouse, Vanessa (Kelly Overton) wrestles between the light and dark sides of herself before she can move forward on her path to find the Final Elder.

Saturday, Dec. 8

College Football: Navy vs. Army
CBS, 3pm Live

The great football tradition continues today at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia as the Army Black Knights look to win a third straight game in their series against the Navy Midshipmen.

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.

2018 Heisman Trophy Presentation
ESPN, 8pm Live

College football’s most outstanding player of the year is awarded the Heisman Trophy in this ceremony in New York City. Three quarterbacks were announced as finalists for the honor: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins.

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic
Freeform, 8pm

Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker host another installment of stunning and romantic weddings at Walt Disney World Resort including one with a Mary Poppins Returns theme and a special performance by country music superstar Martina McBride.

Homegrown Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

After stepping down from her dream job as a CEO, Maddie (Lori Loughlin) heads home for the holidays to gain perspective. When she runs into her high school sweetheart Carter (Victor Webster), old tensions arise. But when the pair is forced to put together a Christmas dance for the local high school, they set aside their differences and rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago.

Santa’s Boots
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

When Holly (Megan Hilty) returns home for Christmas, she learns her family’s department store is on the brink of foreclosure. She fills in as Santa’s helper and discovers undeniable chemistry with Nick (Noah Mills), the store’s young and handsome Santa. Their charisma draws in big crowds until Nick suddenly disappears, and Holly must scramble to find her Cinderfella with only one clue ­— his misplaced black boot. June Squibb also stars.

Frosty the Snowman
CBS, 9pm

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.

Memories of Christmas
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!

Singer/actress Christina Milian stars as Noelle, who was raised by the queen of Christmas. After her mother’s death, Noelle returns to her hometown to sell her mother’s home and begins to understand what a deep and unending impact her mother has had on the community. Milian muses, “I think the fact that so many people had so many great memories of her mom is a great peace for her, and her heart kind of warms up again.”

The Alec Baldwin Show: “Sarah Jessica Parker”
ABC, 10pm

In this new time slot, Alec Baldwin sits down with actress Sarah Jessica Parker to discuss her roles from the cult favorite Sex and the City to her current series, Divorce. She chats about how she transitioned her passion to publishing, and the exciting choices she is able to make at this point in her career. She also delves into her marriage to actor Matthew Broderick, their support of each other and her excitement over their future together.