ALSO SEE: NFL 2019 TV Schedule
All Times Eastern.
Friday, Dec. 6
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) directed this incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta star.
Magic for Humans
In this holiday episode, Justin embraces the holiday spirit by visiting Santa school and teaching kids about the magic of giving.
Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas
In this holiday special, Lucky and her friends embark on a Christmas Eve adventure into the city to find the perfect gift, but their return to Miradero for the holiday festivities is thwarted when an avalanche derails their plans.
College Football: Pac-12 Championship Game: Utah vs. Oregon
ABC, 8pm Live
The Pac-12 Conference football championship game takes place tonight at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., as No. 5 Utah takes on No. 13 Oregon.
Hawaii Five-0: “O ’Oe, a ’Owau, Nalo Ia Mea (You and Me, It Is Hidden)”
When Adam’s (Ian Anthony Dale) girlfriend, Tamiko (guest star Brittany Ishibashi), is kidnapped right in front of him, he shuts out Five-0 and breaks all the rules in order to get her back in the new episode “O ’Oe, a ’Owau, Nalo Ia Mea (You and Me, It Is Hidden).”
Frosty the Snowman/Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The animated Rankin/Bass classics, two of the most popular Christmas specials in television history, air back-to-back tonight.
A Storybook Christmas
If event planner Celeste Everett (Ali Liebert) is going to save her business and give her niece a happy Christmas season, she is going to need help. When the nanny she hires turns out to be a man (Jake Epstein), Celeste surprisingly realizes she may have also found Christmas love for herself.
The Blacklist: “Orion Relocation Services”
Red (James Spader) and Liz (Megan Boone) investigate Orion Relocation Services, an organization that surreptitiously facilitates the disappearance and relocation of criminals. Meanwhile, Katarina (Laila Robins) delves into the memories of an old friend in order to get additional information about the Townsend Directive.
Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix Final
NBCSN has coverage of figure skating’s ISU Grand Prix Final from Torino, Italy, tonight and continuing tomorrow.
Young Wonders: A CNN Heroes Special
Anderson Cooper hosts this special that shares four inspiring stories of incredible young people making a difference. Plus, catch up with several past Young Wonders to see how they and their work have grown.
UFOs: The White House Files
From Truman to Trump, there has been a legacy of presidential secrecy and controversy surrounding UFOs and extraterrestrials. Could these powerful leaders have been hiding the truth from the public? Or is it possible some presidents are kept in the dark about UFOs because they can’t be trusted with such explosive information?
In the Long Run
Idris Elba leads this semiautobiographical comedy about an immigrant family in 1980s London. In Season 2, Walter is elected union representative at the factory, but a strike makes things complicated for everyone. Bagpipes is threatened by Leon’s arrival and Agnes finds a job with the local council.
Joe Pera Talks With You
Adult Swim, 12am (late-night)
The short-form, live-action comedy series returns for Season 2. The show stars comedian Joe Pera as a fictionalized version of himself, living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and teaching choir at a middle school. Pera attempts to talk directly to the audience about mundane subject matter, like lighthouses, grocery stores, how to pack a lunch and Milwaukee men’s fashion.
Saturday, Dec. 7
Big Hero 6 The Series: “The Present”
Disney XD, 7am
When Hiro finds a wrapped present in the closet, he assumes it’s from Aunt Cass and takes it in order to figure out what it is. However, after a mix-up, the present becomes lost and Hiro enlists the Big Hero 6 team to track it down.
College Football: Conference Championships
ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2 & FOX, beginning at 12pm Live
It’s college football conference championship Saturday, featuring title games for the Big 12: Baylor vs. Oklhahoma (ABC), Sun Belt: Louisiana at Appalachian State (ESPN), MAC: Miami (Ohio) vs. Central Michigan (ESPN2), Conference USA: UAB at Florida Atlantic (CBS Sports Network), American: Cincinnati at Memphis (ABC), Mountain West: Hawaii at Boise State (ESPN), SEC: Georgia vs. LSU (CBS), ACC: Virginia vs. Clemson (ABC) and Big Ten: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (FOX).
Pearl Harbor Day Marathon
Smithsonian Channel, beginning at 2pm
Smithsonian Channel honors Pearl Harbor Day with programs devoted to World War II’s Pacific theater, including episodes of Air Warriors, America’s Hidden Stories, The Lost Tapes and The Pacific War in Color.
The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical comes to life on television! The production — filmed in front of a live studio audience — reunites original cast members from the Tony-nominated Broadway show to celebrate the cartoon’s 20th anniversary.
Give a Dog a Home Live!
Animal Planet, 8pm Live
Animal Planet’s live weekly daytime series that helps shelter animals find homes gets a primetime presentation tonight.
Office Christmas Party
What better way to land the big client who is so desperately needed than to throw an epic Christmas party with him as the guest of honor? Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Jennifer Aniston star in this 2016 holiday comedy.
A Christmas Love Story
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
A youth choir director (Kristin Chenoweth) who needs to write a big song for a Christmas Eve show is distracted when a boy with a golden voice joins her choir, which comes as a surprise to his widowed father (Scott Wolf).
When Marla’s (Vanessa Lachey) dog runs away on Christmas Eve, she must team up with her ex-boyfriend Max (Christopher Russell) to find him. As the pup leads the exes on an all-day-and-night search through their North Carolina hometown, they revisit people, places and things that remind them of the Christmases they spent together.
He’s Out to Get You
Megan (Samaire Armstrong) suffers a major tragedy when her son and husband are killed in a car crash. After four years in a mental health institution, she goes to stay with her brother in her hometown to attempt to get her life back together. But once Megan arrives, her brother disappears. And now none of the townspeople remember him ever existing. Is Megan losing her mind, or is there something more nefarious at work here?
A Homecoming for the Holidays
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Country singer Charlotte (Laura Osnes) is home for the holidays and her brother’s fellow ex-soldier Matt (Stephen Huszar) is in town. While writing her new album, Charlotte works with Matt to build a house for a friend in town.
Saturday Night Live: “Jennifer Lopez/DaBaby”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Jennifer Lopez makes her third appearance as SNL host, while recording artist DaBaby will make his first appearance as musical guest.
Sunday, Dec. 8
College Football Playoff Selection Show
ESPN, 12pm Live
The final College Football Playoff rankings of the season are revealed today on ESPN, and we’ll know which four teams will be competing in the CFP semifinal games taking place Dec. 28. Hoping for a spot in the top four are Ohio State, LSU, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oregon and Utah.
Eight-year-old Charlie finds a baby reindeer on the way home from school and is convinced it is one of Santa’s, in need of assistance to get back to the North Pole before Christmas.
2019 Miss Universe
FOX, 7pm Live
Women representing more than 90 countries compete in the Miss Universe pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Steve Harvey hosts.
Christmas in Paris
A gorgeous French multimillionaire comes to Montana to do a deal and photoshoot with a major cosmetics company and meets the woman of his dreams — the beautiful art director on his shoot. When the two jet off to Paris on a whirlwind Christmas adventure, they each think that their happiness could last forever. But in the middle of their magical Parisian getaway, she discovers a secret about him that could push them apart forever.
AFV: America, This Is You!
In celebration of AFV’s milestone 30-year anniversary, this special retrospective will take a closer look at the history of the iconic series, including how it originated, the evolution over 30 seasons and its significant influence on pop culture. Current host Alfonso Ribeiro and former hosts Bob Saget and Tom Bergeron reminisce about AFV’s legacy and their individual styles of hosting.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
CNN, 8pm Live
Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa cohost this annual celebration honoring this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes and the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year.
Supergirl: “Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 1”
The CW, 8pm
The CW’s annual crossover event among its DC Comics-inspired Arrowverse series begins tonight. The epic tale spans five shows beginning this month and concluding in January and is based on a classic DC story published in 1985-86. Notable guest stars in the event include Kevin Conroy as a future Bruce Wayne; Tom Welling reprising his Smallville role as Clark Kent; Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor; and, for the first time, Black Lightning characters making appearances in a crossover.
Kids Baking Championship: North Pole Edition
Food Network, 8pm
The bakers must think on their feet, as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge them to fill a mini fireplace mantel with “Santastic Sweets.” Special guest Casey Webb weighs in to help determine the winner of the baker’s dream prize package of top-of-the-line baking equipment worth over $10,000.
Christmas at Dollywood
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
A New York City event planner (Danica McKellar) returns to her hometown in Tennessee to plan the celebration for the 30th anniversary of Smoky Mountain Christmas at iconic Dollywood. What she doesn’t bargain for is having to work side-by-side with the park’s head of operations (Niall Matter), who thinks he can handle the party just fine on his own.
Grounded for Christmas
When a winter storm hits Cleveland and grounds flights, the nearby hotels quickly fill up with stranded travelers. Nina (Julianna Guill), a pilot, reluctantly agrees to let her arrogant but charming fellow pilot, Brady (Corey Sevier), stay at her nearby parents’ home. But when they discover her family is hosting a tree trimming party that night and that her ex will be there, Brady pretends to be her boyfriend to help her out.
Christmas Double Feature
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s lineup of back-to-back classic holiday films features It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) and The Holly and the Ivy (1952).
NFL Football: Seattle at L.A. Rams
NBC, 8:15pm Live
When the NFC West foes met in Week 5, the L.A. Rams lost a wild one to the Seattle Seahawks 30-29. Jared Goff and the Rams are out for revenge in this Sunday Night Football matchup at Los Angeles’ Memorial Coliseum.
God Friended Me: “High Anxiety”
When Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall) grows concerned that the God Account is causing a rift with Cara (Violett Beane), he decides to walk away from the account after helping one last friend suggestion in the new episode “High Anxiety.”
Time for You to Come Home for Christmas
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
After her husband passes away, Katherine (Alison Sweeney) returns home and meets a veteran (Lucas Bryant) who is on his own holiday journey. As Christmas nears, they learn of a bond that may be the miracle they need. Executive produced by Blake Shelton.
The Lost Women of NXIVM
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
On the heels of the conviction of Keith Raniere for racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes related to the NXIVM cult, this two-hour special explores what happened to four women who were members of NXIVM who either vanished or died under mysterious circumstances.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Answers”
The NCIS team members ponder their personal and professional futures while investigating the theft of a computer virus in the new episode “Answers.”
The Rookie: “The Dark Side”
Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and team are charged with escorting a notorious female serial killer to the graves of her previously unrecovered victims. However, when they arrive, they unearth even more than they expected. Meanwhile, Officer Chen (Melissa O’Neil) meets a seemingly perfect man who sparks her interest, and Officer Lopez (Alyssa Diaz) worries about Wesley (Shawn Ashmore) as symptoms of his PTSD worsen.
The L Word: Generation Q
This sequel to the groundbreaking 2004-09 drama The L Word brings back original stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig, and adds a new generation of characters played by Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni and more, as it interweaves the stories of various characters experiencing love, heartbreak, setbacks and success in Los Angeles.
Travel Channel, 10pm
Old legend meets modern-day technology as an elite team of searchers uses an advanced data algorithm, and groundbreaking science and tools, to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings and hopefully pinpoint when and where to encounter the elusive beast. This “investigative-adventure” series follows them through their harrowing experience and pioneering endeavor.
The Emmy-winning series that comedically captured the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush ends its six-season run.
In the political drama’s final episode, “Leaving the Station,” President Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) kicks off a new landmark political initiative. The series finale features guest appearances by Cicely Tyson, Tyne Daley, Peter Frampton and members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.
Kathryn Hahn brilliantly took us into the complex world of a recently divorced mother, Eve Fletcher, in HBO’s provocative character study that addressed parenthood, sexuality, love and identity.
Work in Progress
Chicago improv mainstay Abby McEnany co-created, cowrote and stars in this half-hour series described as a “funny and uniquely human comedy.” McEnany plays Abby, a 45-year-old self-identified queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix) cowrote and serves as a co-showrunner with McEnany and her fellow improv alum Tim Mason.
Lost Secrets: “The Lewis and Clark Conspiracy”
Travel Channel, 11pm
Justin Jampol sets out to investigate if an obscure 19th-century report could prove that explorer Meriwether Lewis’ death wasn’t actually a suicide.
Monday, Dec. 9
A Family Reunion Christmas
The McKellan family is back to spread Christmas joy in this holiday special about the importance of family, forgiveness and empathy.
The Neighborhood: “Welcome to the Digital Divide”
Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) reluctantly agrees to let Marty (Marcel Spears) create a website for his auto shop in the hopes of drumming up more business in the new episode “Welcome to the Digital Divide.”
Batwoman: “Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 2”
The CW, 8pm
The CW’s latest epic Arrowverse crossover event continues tonight.
Discovery Channel, 8pm
Heavy D, Diesel Dave, the Muscle and the rest of the DieselSellerz crew are back for more behind-the-scenes looks at their epic, one-of-a-kind truck builds and an event that has to be seen to be believed.
NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia
ESPN, 8pm Live
NFC East rivals meet at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field as Saquon Barkley and the N.Y. Giants face Carson Wentz and the Eagles on Monday Night Football.
Beat Shazam: “Santa Jamie”
Seasonal classics mix with music’s biggest hit songs as teams of cousins, military DJs and a father/daughter duo compete in the all-new “Santa Jamie” special holiday episode. Jamie Foxx hosts.
The Voice: “Live Semifinal Top 8 Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The top eight artists perform in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. This week’s theme is ’80s Week, with the artists performing duets of songs from the 1980s.
Bob (Hearts) Abishola: “Ice Cream for Breakfast”
Bob (Billy Gardell) must gain the confidence to fight for Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) when she goes on another date with Chukwuemeka (returning guest star Tony Tambi) in the new episode “Ice Cream for Breakfast.”
All Rise: “Dripsy”
In the new episode “Dripsy,” Lola (Simone Missick) exercises a rarely used judicial power when she fires a lawyer for failing to provide a robust defense for his client.
Dirty Mudder Truckers
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The mud is deeper, the jumps are higher, the trucks are bigger and the Dirty 7 are ready to take things back to the Pit and prove once and for all that they are the dirtiest Mudder Truckers around.
The holiday comedy miniseries starring Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins, Jay Baruchel, François Arnaud and Chelsea Frei returns tonight with Episodes 3-4. The final two episodes air Tuesday.
The penultimate episode of the gift-wrapping competition starts things off tonight, followed by the season finale and awarding of the grand prize.
Discovery Channel, 10pm
The father-and-son duo of Doug and Brad DeBerti are back to continue their family tradition of designing and fabricating some of the world’s most innovative custom cars. This season, the DeBertis push the limits on their innovation, and Brad continues working to keep his dreams of being a professional racecar driver alive.
Making It: “Work and Play”
In the Faster Craft challenge, the makers are tasked with transforming an ordinary cake from the grocery store into an extraordinary confection using candy and different cake decorating materials. And in Master Craft, Amy and Nick take the makers to the office, where they must decorate a boring cubicle to turn it into an inspirational workspace.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
College Basketball: Jimmy V Classic
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
The 2019 Jimmy V Classic at New York City’s Madison Square Garden features Texas Tech vs. Louisville and Indiana vs. UConn.
NHL Hockey: St. Louis at Buffalo
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live
Ryan O’Reilly and the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues hit the road to Buffalo to face off against Jack Eichel and the Sabres.
The Conners: “Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action”
Dan (John Goodman) is disappointed when everyone but Becky (Lecy Goranson) forgets about his birthday. Meanwhile, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Ben (Jay R. Ferguson) face an issue at work, and Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) to befriend Louise (Katey Sagal).
The Flash: “Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 3”
The CW, 8pm
The CW’s epic crossover event continues tonight. The story will then go on hiatus until Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, when its final two hours will air as episodes of Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The Masked Singer: “A Pain in the Mask”
In the first night of a two-night holiday event, the six remaining contestants compete together for the first time, with one celebrity unwrapped.
Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways
In an emotional, three-night event, deserving people will receive life-changing surprise holiday gifts from Ellen DeGeneres and her celebrity friends, who include Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Teigen, Steph and Ayesha Curry, and more. Bring your Kleenex!
NBA Basketball: Atlanta at Miami
TNT, 8pm Live
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks visit South Florida for a matchup against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat.
The Voice: “Live Semifinal Top 8 Eliminations”
NBC, 9pm Live
In the live semifinal results show, three artists will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. After these finalists are revealed, the bottom two artists will be eliminated, while the middle three artists will compete in the Instant Save for the last spot in the finale.
Emergence: “Where You Belong”
Jo (Allison Tolman) and Chris (Robert Bailey Jr.) must evade the FBI as they investigate an elusive group of cyberterrorists. Ed’s (Clancy Brown) presented with a cancer treatment that seems too good to be true, and a mysterious woman’s attempt to reach Piper (Alexa Swinton) puts the entire Evans family in danger.
Making It: “Hopes and Dreams”
The makers will create a piggy bank in the form of the very item they are saving for. Then, in the Master Craft, they’ll tap into their inner child to design a fun and unique bedroom any kid would enjoy.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
Kawhi Leonard faces his former team as he leads the L.A. Clippers against the Raptors in Toronto. ESPN’s second game tonight has the New Orleans Pelicans at the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: “Bay Breezes and Bad News”
Frank tries to get to the bottom of David’s intentions towards Dolores. Teresa reveals a surprising secret about Danielle and Marty. Finally, Joe Giudice gets a decision on his immigration appeal. On the other hand, Jennifer roasts the ladies as part of her birthday celebration.
Riverdale: “Chapter Sixty-Six: Tangerine”
The CW, 8pm
After declaring war on Hiram (Mark Consuelos), Veronica (Camila Mendes) enlists a secret weapon against her father — her Abuelita (guest star Ana Mercedes). Archie (KJ Apa) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) team up to take Dodger (guest star Juan Riedinger) down for good, while Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Charles (guest star Wyatt Nash) investigate a series of strange attacks aimed at Betty.
The Masked Singer: “Two Masks Take It Off: Holiday Semi-Finals”
The remaining masked celebrities compete for a spot in the finals and two celebrities are unwrapped in this special holiday-themed episode.
Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways
Night 2 sees Ellen DeGeneres continuing to go to great lengths to deliver heartwarming gifts to unsuspecting recipients in their homes, workplaces and her studio audience.
Pets on Sets: “Cats & Horses”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Felines and equines get their night as part of this month’s Turner Classic Movies theme. Cat films featured are Bell, Book and Candle (1958) and Harry and Tonto (1974), while the horse films include The Black Stallion (1979), Run Wild, Run Free (1969) and National Velvet (1944).
Modern Family: “The Last Christmas”
Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) is hoping to keep everyone happy for their annual Christmas dinner as he hides and prepares for his big interview for a head coaching position out of state. Meanwhile, Haley (Sarah Hyland) is excited to finally be reunited with wine, and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) is suspicious of Cam’s holiday trip to visit his family in Missouri.
SEAL Team: “Unbecoming an Officer”
Jason (David Boreanaz) leads Bravo Team on his first mission back following surgery in the new episode “Unbecoming an Officer.”
Almost Family: “Fertile AF”
Julia (Brittany Snow) inquires about her own fertility options and entrusts Dr. Isaac (Mustafa Elzein) to help her explore possibilities.
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
The director of this deeply personal memoir, Irene Taylor Brodsky, explores themes of caring for a deaf child at the same time your deaf parents are aging, juxtaposed against Beethoven’s own struggle with deafness.
In the two-hour Season 2 finale of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s crafting competition series, find out which competitor is crowned Master Maker.
Thursday, Dec. 12
The Perfect Holiday
In this 2007 film, a young girl asks a department-store Santa for help finding a new husband for her divorced mom. Stars Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut and Queen Latifah.
Lifelong friends who haven’t hung out in years decide to get their groove back and head to New Orleans for a wild trip in this 2017 comedy starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.
Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways
Tonight wraps up Ellen’s three-day event of kindness. It’s no secret that DeGeneres enjoys surprises as much as she enjoys gift-giving, and this holiday special has been one of the most heartwarming events of the year.
The Unicorn: “Anna and the Unicorn”
In the new episode “Anna and the Unicorn,” Wade (Walton Goggins) is giddy and everyone is excited when he has his first crush since becoming single. Sarayu Blue (I Feel Bad) guest-stars as Anna.
The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition: “Cake and Bread Week”
Anthony “Spice” Adams and Emma Bunton return as hosts, with Paul Hollywood and Sherry Yard continuing as judges.
Mom: “Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show”
In the new episode “Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show,” Bonnie (Allison Janney) is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy (Anna Faris) recounts tales from her childhood.
Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi) represent the Cloud 9 employees at union contract negotiations with corporate. Worried about the union’s fate, Amy (America Ferrera), Dina (Lauren Ash) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) distract themselves by looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Mateo (Nico Santos), Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Glenn (Mark McKinney) compete to see who can sell an unsellable item.
Project Runway: “Cats of the Urban Jungle”
It’s designers gone wild! In this week’s challenge, they must create a fresh take on a timeless classic: animal prints. Taking inspiration from the upcoming film Cats, the designers need to tame their prints into cool street style looks that can compete on the runway and in the Flash Sale challenge.
Carol’s Second Act: “Merry December 19th”
In the new episode “Merry December 19th,” Carol (Patricia Heaton) excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny (Ashley Tisdale). Meanwhile, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.
Perfect Harmony: “Merry Jaxmas”
When Reverend Jax (Rizwan Manji) is visited by his charismatic parents, Arthur (Bradley Whitford) helps him overcome his lifelong feelings of living in their shadow and encourages him to embrace his way of ministering in time for their Christmas performance. Meanwhile, Ginny (Anna Camp) and Wayne (Will Greenberg) decide to have a secret fling.
Evil: “7 Swans a Singin’”
The team is called in to investigate an insidiously addictive Christmas song that’s spreading among an increasing number of students in the new episode “7 Swans a Singin’.”
A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrate the season alongside their family and celebrity friends. Legend performs a selection of songs from his 2018 holiday album A Legendary Christmas.
“Friday the 13th” Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 12am (late-night)
Celebrate Friday the 13th with a 10-hour marathon of the entire original Friday the 13th series of horror films — from 1980’s Friday the 13th to 2001’s Jason X — plus the 2009 reboot of the first film.
Friday, Dec. 13
Ryan Reynolds stars in this Michael Bay action film. Six individuals form a vigilante squad after faking their own deaths in order to take down notorious criminals.
American Housewife: “The Bromance Before Christmas”
Katie (Katy Mixon) looks forward to sharing her favorite childhood Christmas tradition with Taylor (Meg Donnelly), but a surprise visit from her mom, Kathryn (guest star Wendie Malick), threatens her holiday cheer. Meanwhile, Greg (Diedrich Bader) is blindsided by Katie’s good intentions; and, to make matters worse, Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) and Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) break a family heirloom.
The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
The CW, 8pm
The largest Christmas event in America is hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams and Elizabeth Stanton with Mario Lopez and his family serving as grand marshals. The event will include performances by Jesse & Joy, Dionne Warwick, Brandon Jenner and more.
The Blacklist: “Katarina Rostova”
In the winter finale, Red (James Spader) and the task force pay a visit to a former Blacklister, as an explosive confrontation leads Liz (Megan Boone) to make a critical choice.
“Gone With the Wind” 80th Anniversary
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Eighty years after the Oscar-winning Civil War epic Gone With the Wind made its world premiere in Atlanta on Dec. 15, 1939, Turner Classic Movies will air the legendary film, followed by a 1988 documentary about the movie called The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind.
Fresh Off the Boat: “Jessica Town”
Jessica (Constance Wu) is thriving in the merriment of Christmas, the time of year she takes full control of the household and everything is perfect, until Louis (Randall Park) does the unthinkable — tries to help — turning her Christmas dream into a holiday nightmare.
Chefs Marcus and Vivian: A Taste of What’s Next
Chefs Vivian Howard and Marcus Samuelsson have been traveling around the country to better understand immigrant foodways. While in Los Angeles, the two visit Grand Central Market to meet some people active in L.A.’s food scene.
Magnum P.I.: “Day I Met the Devil”
In the new episode “Day I Met the Devil,” Magnum (Jay Hernandez) is called up from the reserves for a top-secret mission that isn’t what it’s made out to be.
Long Island Medium
The season finale brings Theresa back to Hollywood as she works with several stars. 1980s singer/actress Taylor Dayne hears from family members she never knew. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta’s Monte Durham gets an emotional reunion with his recently departed mother. The Office’s Kate Flannery continues healing from the death of her sister. Roseanne and The Conners’ Michael Fishman hears from his grandfather and a deceased crew member from Roseanne who meant the world to him as a child. Family Matters’ iconic TV dad Reginald VelJohnson is blown away when visited by multiple members of his immediate family.
Long Lost Family
The season comes to a close with some amazing stories. Patrice’s life began in a horrific way, as she was abandoned in a trash can just days after being born. However, this macabre mystery didn’t prevent her from having a happy life with her loving adoptive family. Ever since Patrice was told her birth story, she wanted to know the reasons why her birth mother would make such a drastic choice, so she enlists the help of Lisa Joyner. In a separate story, Chris Jacobs tries to answer how a woman came to be raised by the wrong family.
Saturday, Dec. 14
CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 & FOX, beginning at 12pm Live
Highlights of today’s college basketball action include Michigan State at Oakland (ESPN2), Oregon at Michigan (CBS), Syracuse at Georgetown (FOX), Memphis at Tennessee (ESPN), Georgia Tech at Kentucky (ESPN) and Gonzaga at Arizona (ESPN2).
College Football: Army vs. Navy
CBS, 3pm Live
The great football tradition continues today at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia as the Army Black Knights look to win a fourth straight game in their series against the Navy Midshipmen.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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.
2019 Heisman Trophy Ceremony
ESPN, 8pm Live
The year’s most outstanding player is awarded the Heisman Trophy in this ceremony in New York City. Top players hoping for invites include LSU QB Joe Burrow, Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts, Ohio State QB Justin Fields, Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard and Ohio State DE Chase Young.
The Fate of the Furious
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Charlize Theron star in the eighth installment of this franchise featuring fast cars and lots of explosions.
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
When Brooke’s (Brittany Bristow) boyfriend breaks up with her just before the holidays, she agrees to go home with Joel (Matt Cohen), an actor who will pose as her boyfriend. She’s built up the ex-boyfriend to be the perfect guy and “Mr. Christmas,” but discovers Joel is Jewish and has never celebrated the holiday. When his secret is revealed, the family is eager to add Joel’s Hanukkah traditions into their holiday celebration but soon becomes suspicious about his true identity.
A Christmas Winter Song
Clio (Ashanti), a Christmas shop owner, forms a special musical bond with Fred (Stan Shaw), a former jazz singer down on his luck. Having just lost her father, Clio helps Fred reconnect with his own daughter and grandchildren, just in time for the town’s annual Christmas concert.
DreamWorks Trolls Holiday
In this special based on the animated feature film, now that the Bergens’ one holiday is gone — and the Trolls don’t have to worry about being eaten by their neighbors — Poppy, the eternally optimistic Troll queen, has made it her mission to bring a new day of celebration to Bergen Town.
Frosty the Snowman
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 in Montana
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Before the holidays, Sara (Kellie Martin) goes to Montana to help Travis (Colin Ferguson) save his ranch. Can the ranch help restore her faith in Christmas in time for a miracle?
Saturday Night Live: “Scarlett Johansson/Niall Horan”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Actress Scarlett Johansson returns to SNL for her sixth appearance as host. She is joined by Niall Horan (“Nice to Meet Ya”) in his first time as musical guest.