Sunday, Dec. 10: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince Reunite for ‘A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop’

Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop
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Sunday, Dec. 10

A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop
CBS, 8:30pm

The yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of America’s most popular music genre winds down with this star-studded concert special recorded last month at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles. The event showcases hip-hop’s monumental cultural impact and brings together influential artists from the past and present, including an onstage reunion of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (Will Smith). Performers include Arrested Development, Common, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Jermaine Dupri, MC Lyte, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Questlove, Spinderella, Three 6 Mafia, T.I., Too $hort, 2 Chainz and more.

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A Very Merry MeTV
MeTV, beginning at 1pm

Unwrap several hours of holiday-themed classic TV. The afternoon features episodes of The Brady Bunch, Full House and The Waltons, leading into the 1988 TV movie A Very Brady Christmas in the early evening. Following that in primetime are episodes of All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix Final
NBC, 4pm

NBC airs tape-delayed coverage of the ISU Grand Prix figure skating final. Expect four-time Skate America ice-dancing champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates to lead the U.S. contingent in Beijing.

Christmas in Connecticut
TCM, 6pm
Catch a Classic!

This beloved 1945 holiday farce stars Barbara Stanwyck as single New Yorker Elizabeth Lane, who in her job as a food writer has been pretending to live the life of a perfect farmer’s wife and mother, earning the admiration of real housewives nationwide under false pretenses. But when Elizabeth’s editor (Sydney Greenstreet), who is unaware she is lying, insists that she host a Christmas dinner for returning war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan), a big fan of Elizabeth’s recipes (which she has been getting from someone else), she needs to scramble and cobble together both a farm and a “family” to pull off the dinner. Things get even more complicated when she meets Jones and it’s love at first sight. TCM will also air Christmas in Connecticut on Dec. 20, during its weeklong Christmas Marathon.

Christmas at the Amish Bakery
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

After leaving her Amish community in her youth, New York book editor Sarah (Alexandra Harris) finds herself in desperate need of a new cookbook to save her job. With Christmas on the horizon, Sarah heads back to her family farm to reconnect, and there she meets a handsome local (Sean Koetting) — an outsider, but one who is friendly with the Amish community. He and Sarah sense a chemistry and work together to save her family’s Amish bakery, developing an Amish Christmas cookbook in the process.

The Chosen: “Intensity in Tent City”
The CW, 8pm

Two disciples of John the Baptist come to Capernaum with a question for Jesus (Jonathan Roumie).

MasterChef Junior: Home for the Holidays
FOX, 8pm

In this two-night event concluding Monday, Gordon Ramsay welcomes nine young culinary contestants to cook up seasonal delights themed to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and more. The winner takes home a $25,000 grand prize, a Viking Kitchen package and a one-of-a-kind MasterChef snow globe trophy.

Peppermint & Postcards
Great American Family, 8pm
Original Film!

When a Christmas letter concerning her love life goes viral, a mom (Ella Cannon) discovers that romance might be right at her door.

Round and Round
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Rachel (Vic Michaelis) is stuck in a time loop, reliving the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party. Can the “nice boy” her grandma is trying to set her up with help her make it to tomorrow?

Yes, Chef! Christmas
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, shows up in this original alongside Tia Mowry, who stars as a culinary school instructor who has put both her career aspirations and personal life on hold until she is invited to compete in the city’s annual Kringle Cook Off. A family secret could be the big break she needs to become a respected chef like her former boss Bobby (Valastro), but will she be accepted by her new mentor (Luke Humphrey) if she shares the truth?

Science Fair: The Series
Nat Geo, beginning at 8pm
New Series!

This inspiring, character-driven coming-of-age series is based on the 2018 Sundance Film Festival favorite and SXSW Award-winning documentary Science Fair. It showcases students working to solve the world’s most complex and pressing issues using science while competing for a coveted spot at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the most competitive science fair on the planet. The series follows not only the competing students but also the families and teachers — including Science Fair fan-favorite Dr. Serena McCalla — who support and push them along the way. All three episodes air tonight.

Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: “Destination Unknown”
PBS, 8pm

On the evening of Dec. 3, 1926, Agatha Christie left her home. The next morning, her car was found abandoned on the edge of a quarry. Her coat, suitcase and driver’s license were all inside, but the author herself was gone. After 10 days and the most extensive manhunt in Britain to that time, Christie was discovered in a hotel, claiming to have lost her memory. Was it a publicity stunt? A hoax? Or was she a victim of foul play? Lucy Worsley digs into the mystery, visiting the site where Christie crashed her car and the grand house where she took refuge.

NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas
NBC, 8:15pm Live

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys look to avenge a 28-23 Week 9 loss to Jalen Hurts and the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.

Monday, Dec. 11

Candice Renoir
Acorn TV
Season Premiere!

In Season 8 of this French crime drama, Candice Renoir (Cécile Bois), police major in the Mediterranean seaside resort suburb of Montpellier, cracks more bizarre murder cases. But this time, she also becomes the victim of crime when she is abducted by a man determined to build a perfect family for himself, no matter what the cost. There is also more heartache for Candice as Antoine (Raphaël Lenglet) hasn’t been quite the same since his brain surgery, and the couple must start their relationship over from scratch. All 10 episodes are available today.

The Billion Dollar Goal
Paramount+
New Series!

This three-part docuseries (all available today) traces the evolution of soccer in the United States, from its beginnings as an immigrant’s game to the historic moment in 1989 when Paul Caligiuri’s unforgettable goal ended a 40-year World Cup qualification drought for the U.S. The series unveils the untold story of the sport’s struggle for recognition in a soccer-skeptical nation as told by prominent voices in American soccer.

NFL Football
ABC & ESPN, 8pm Live

A Monday Night Football twin bill has the Tennessee Titans in South Florida to face Tyreek Hill and the Miami Dolphins on ESPN, while Jordan Love’s Green Bay Packers visit the N.Y. Giants on ABC.

Big Brother Reindeer Games
CBS, 8pm Live

In this six-episode, two-week special event, nine iconic former Big Brother players, including someone from the most recent season, are guided through the most holiday-riffic, challenging and unpredictable battles. Each episode features three competitions culminating in “Santa’s Showdown,” which determines who goes home at the end of that episode. Only four Big Brother legends make it to the finale, and one player with festive fortitude will walk away with the $100,000 grand prize and, of course, save the holidays.

The Voice: “Live Semifinal Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live

The top nine artists perform solo and in trios in front of coaches Niall Horan, John Legend, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani for their chance at a spot in the live finale. Viewers will have the chance to vote for their favorite artist overnight.

’60s Title Songs
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Six 1960s films whose titles are also the titles of famous tunes featured or introduced in the films are spotlighted tonight on Turner Classic Movies, beginning with the Sidney Poitier-led 1967 British drama To Sir, With Love, whose song was a No. 1 hit in the U.S. for singer Lulu. Next is the Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1966 British comedy/drama Alfie, starring Best Actor nominee Michael Caine in the title role; its title song “Alfie,” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, also received an Oscar nod and was a hit for performer Cilla Black. Following that, the Beatles star in the frenetic 1964 comedy A Hard Day’s Night, which features several of the Fab Four’s classic tunes, including the title one. Tom Jones belted out the title song for the next film, the comedy What’s New Pussycat? (1965), which earned Bacharach and David another Oscar nod. Finishing things up early tomorrow are the comedy Where the Boys Are (1960), whose title song by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield became Connie Francis’ signature tune; and Days of Wine and Roses (1962), the drama led by Oscar nominees Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick with an Oscar-winning title tune by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.

The Wizard of Oz
TNT, 8pm

Remember when this 1939 classic was only shown once a year? Well, it’s still a rarity to see it on the lineup but worth gathering the family. Enjoy rewatching the pigtailed Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her faithful pooch Toto along with all of the pals she meets in the merry old land of Oz.

30 Coins
HBO, 10pm
Season Finale!

The drama series following a priest (Eduard Fernández) whose possession of a special coin — one of the 30 paid to Judas for his betrayal of Jesus — and the dark conspiracy behind it concludes Season 2.

Barry Manilow’s A Very Barry Christmas
NBC, 10pm

Barry Manilow is one of the biggest artists of all time, selling more than 85 million albums over his seven-decade career. The singer, composer and songwriter will perform his classic hits as well as several holiday favorites including “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Feliz Navidad” and “White Christmas” in this holiday special. “I think what we’ve got is the best of some of my hits and the best of these Christmas songs,” Manilow shares. “It’s very entertaining. It’s a real feel-good music show, something that I think we all need right now.”

The Family Chantel
TLC, 10pm
Series Finale!

In “Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow,” Nicole and Lidia’s prank on Chantel’s family backfires. Instead of backing down, Chantel and River feel that it’s time to confront Pedro and his family.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only
Netflix

From back in the day to the top of their game, comedians/actors Kevin Hart and Chris Rock offer an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look at their friendship and careers.

Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team
Netflix
New Series!

This all-access sports series allows audiences to intimately follow and get an inside look at the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s players and coaches. Viewers will get a firsthand look at the pressure, the euphoria, the joy and the hardships that these world-class athletes experience as they strive to capture their third World Cup title in a row.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 7:30pm Live

A twin bill of Western Conference clashes on TNT has the L.A. Lakers at the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the Phoenix Suns.

NCIS: Sydney: “Doggiecino Day Afternoon”
CBS, 8pm

The team races to save one of their own when Doc Roy (William McInnes) and his dog are involved in a hostage situation at their local dog café in the new episode “Doggiecino Day Afternoon.”

The Masked Singer: Holiday Sing-Along
FOX, 8pm

Celebrate the holidays with a look back at the best moments from the milestone 10th season, featuring all-new surprise performances from the contestants. The special also includes sing-along fun from The Masked Singer alumni and carolers Nick Cannon, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger.

Season of Light: Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir
PBS, 8pm

This annual favorite features Disney and Broadway legend Lea Salonga (Mulan, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin) and actor Sir David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) joining the award-winning Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, along with the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Bells at Temple Square, for a magical evening in Salt Lake City’s 21,000-seat Conference Center at Temple Square.

TCM Spotlight: Cool in the Movies: “The Feminine Mystique”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Tonight, TCM is all about powerful, alluring women. The iconic Marilyn Monroe tempts a married New Yorker (Tom Ewell) in the Golden Globe Award winner The Seven Year Itch (1955), Mae West is a seductive nightclub singer contending with several suitors in She Done Him Wrong (1933), Greta Garbo destroys a lifelong friendship in the love triangle drama Flesh and the Devil (1926), Veronica Lake gets wrapped up in a murder mystery in the film noir The Blue Dahlia (1946), and Rita Hayworth complicates an old friendship in Gilda (1946).

The Voice: “Live Semifinal Results”
NBC, 9pm Live

Following a recap of last night’s top nine live performances that begins an hour earlier, this episode will reveal the voting results from those performances. Four artists are voted through, and five will perform for the Instant Save. Five will make it to next Tuesday’s live finale to compete for the title. John Legend and Niall Horan perform.

1000-Lb. Sisters
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

As Tammy heads home after 14 months in rehab, she’s forced to make the most difficult decision of her life. Fed up with not having help, Amy feels her marriage is starting to unravel. Amanda and Misty reveal they’re getting bariatric surgery.

FBI True: “Waco”
CBS, 10pm

This true-crime series from Paramount+ continues on CBS with “Waco.” In 1993, federal agents surrounded the Mount Carmel Center outside of Waco, Texas, where cult leader David Koresh and his followers held back authorities in a 51-day armed standoff. Former officers and agents recall the events that ultimately resulted in a fire and a tragic loss of life.

Found: “Missing While Interracial”
NBC, 10pm

When a Black man goes missing, his family turns to M&A, but suspicions begin to swirl when he’s implicated in the disappearance of a white woman. Meanwhile, Gabi (Shanola Hampton) digs in on her search for “Annie,” the girl she saw at the cabin, and Sir (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) reveals why he kidnapped Gabi.

Frontline: “The Discord Leaks”
PBS, 10pm

This Frontline/Washington Post investigation looks into how young National Guardsman Jack Teixeira allegedly leaked classified documents, including national security secrets, onto the Discord chat platform, and why he wasn’t stopped.

sMothered
TLC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Catherine and Gabriella take a celery bath together to release stress and stay youthful, and while bathing discuss strategy for the upcoming Miss Connecticut pageant. Kathy and Cristina throw an over-the-top foam birthday party for Cristina’s daughter, but Kathy is already thinking about her own upcoming 65th birthday party, and she has her mind set on it being funeral-themed. Mary and her daughter, Brittani, hobby horse together in their backyard for exercise.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Car Masters: Rust to Riches
Netflix
Season Premiere!

In Season 5, new faces join the Gotham Garage gang as they prepare to bring their business to the next level, but it will take a lot of hard work and creativity.

NHL Hockey
TNT, beginning at 7pm Live

A Wednesday night NHL doubleheader on TNT has the Boston Bruins facing off against the Devils in New Jersey and the Buffalo Sabres in Denver to take on the Avalanche.

30 for 30: The Minister of Defense
ESPN, 9pm

Generational football talent, bigger-than-life personality, forever devoted to his faith: Reggie White was a man of conviction. From his younger days in Tennessee to his standout NFL career in Philadelphia and Green Bay, he lived with his beliefs in a public and unflinching way. And this conviction impacted the lives of all those who passed through his orbit, leaving a complex legacy along the way. This 30 for 30 documentary chronicles White’s life in all its glory and humanity, from the highs of football stardom and stirring sermons to the lows of discrimination and heartbreak. It details the contradictory ways White embraced his teammates and tried to steer them onto a better path, even as he lashes out at the gay community and declares their actions sinful. He wreaks havoc on the field but preaches peace, and while he’s compelling in his certainty, it is when he becomes less certain that his true humanity is on display. As his football career ends, he devotes his time to a deeper spiritual journey, questioning all he’s been told and seeking a deeper understanding of his faith. Even as his life is cut tragically short by sleep apnea and a heart attack at age 43, the way he lived that life — big-hearted, flawed, searching, human — remains as crucial to his legacy as his legendary exploits on the gridiron.

Sullivan’s Crossing
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!

Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan (Morgan Kohan) returns to Boston to face the consequences of her past, while Cal (Chad Michael Murray) searches for his own closure, in the final episode of the first season.

Quantum Leap: “Nomads”
NBC, 8pm

When Ben (Raymond Lee) leaps as far as Egypt into an undercover CIA agent caught in a dangerous game of international espionage, he must move quickly to save a woman’s life.

Network
TCM, 8pm
Catch a Classic!

In Sidney Lumet’s scathing 1976 satire of the business of television that continues to seem ever more prescient each year, over-the-hill newsman Howard Beale’s (Peter Finch) televised rant (which spawned the iconic quote, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”) after being summarily dismissed from the anchor desk because of his age immediately transforms him into a prophet-like media figure and the focus of a new sensationalized broadcast concocted by the cynical programmers at his network. Nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, and Best Director for Lumet, the film won four: Best Actor for Finch, who became the first posthumous winner in an acting category, having passed away a few months before the ceremony; Best Actress for Faye Dunaway; Best Supporting Actress for Beatrice Straight; and Best Original Screenplay for Paddy Chayefsky. Best Actor Oscar nominee William Holden, Best Supporting Actor nominee Ned Beatty and Robert Duvall costar.

The Spencer Sisters
The CW, 9pm
Season Finale!

In the last episode of the inaugural season, Victoria (Lea Thompson) and Darby (Stacey Farber) must set aside their differences when Billy (Paul Popowich) is kidnapped.

Snake Oil
FOX, 9pm
Season Finale!

David Spade hosts the Season 1 finale of this game show in which entrepreneurs pitch products to contestants who must determine which ventures are the real deal and which are fake. Darius Rucker and Adam DeVine serve as celebrity guest advisers.

Magnum P.I.: “Extracurricular Activities”
NBC, 9pm

Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) are hired by a dean at the University of Oahu to quietly investigate a professor who has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female grad student. Meanwhile, TC (Stephen Hill) and Katsumoto (Tim Kang) take Cade (Martin Martinez) and Dennis (Lance Lim) on a father-son camping trip.

The Amazing Race
CBS, 9:30pm
Season Finale!

Find out which team meets host Phil Keoghan at the finish line first and claims the $1 million prize in the globetrotting competition series’ Season 35 finale.

Thursday, Dec. 14

The Crown
Netflix
Series Finale!

In the final six episodes of this acclaimed drama about the British royal family during Queen Elizabeth II’s (Imelda Staunton) reign, Elizabeth reflects on her time as queen and looks ahead to a time when her successors will take the throne. There will also be royal wedding bells for Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Camilla (Olivia Williams), as well as a budding university romance between Prince William (Ed McVey) and Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy).

Yu Yu Hakusho
Netflix
New Series!

The beloved 1990s Japanese manga gets a live-action adaptation in this series, which Netflix says breathes new life into the story and allows fans old and new to encounter their favorite characters in ways that have never been seen before.

The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip
Peacock
Season Premiere!

This fourth installment of Ultimate Girls Trip reunites Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Kristen Taekman over a decade after they first appeared on The Real Housewives of New York City. The women jet off to St. Barts for an epic adventure, returning to the infamous house on Saline Beach — aka the Pirate House — featured in Season 5 of RHONY. The first three episodes are available today; new episodes drop Thursdays.

Captain Blood
TCM, 4pm
Catch a Classic!

Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland were relative unknowns when Warner Bros. took a chance on casting them to lead this 1935 swashbuckler that finds Flynn portraying a 17th century doctor who, with other prisoners, escapes his cruel island imprisonment in the West Indies and becomes a pirate. The studio’s gamble paid off — Captain Blood became a hit and established Flynn as a dashing screen hero; he and de Havilland’s pairing was so effective and popular that they went on to costar in seven more films; and the film received two official Oscar nominations. Director Michael Curtiz was not officially nominated for an Oscar but received the second-greatest number of votes solely as a write-in candidate. Likewise, composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold — who somehow was not officially nominated by the Academy for his rousing, romantic and iconic musical score — was third on the final ballot due to a write-in campaign, as was screenwriter Casey Robinson in his category. The film did not win any Oscars but remains an action classic.

CMA Country Christmas
ABC, 8pm

Filmed in Nashville in front of a live audience, this 14th annual event will feature one-of-a-kind musical performances of festive classics from country music’s biggest stars.

Son of a Critch: “Spirit Week”
The CW, 8pm

The kids are allowed to wear jeans at school for Spirit Week, but Mark (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) doesn’t own a pair.

Heaven Down Here
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 8pm
Original Film!

Four people — Imami (Krystal Joy Brown), a widowed mother of two with financial troubles; her irritable boss, Dan (Richard Harmon); Felix (Juan Riedinger), a local pastor; and Clara (Tina Lifford), a hospice nurse — become stranded in a local diner on Christmas Eve after a snowstorm and form an unexpected bond.

That Clip Show: Holiday Edition
NBC, 8pm

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila lend their commentary to a variety of viral holiday videos.

Children Ruin Everything: “Arguments”
The CW, 8:30pm

James (Aaron Abrams) and Astrid (Meaghan Rath) find themselves at a boiling point with a growing list of frustrations.

Ghosts UK
CBS, 9pm

The BBC comedy that inspired the CBS series Ghosts continues with two episodes tonight. In “Redding Weddy,” Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) grapple with the latest obstacle to booking an event at the house. Then in “The Thomas Thorne Affair,” a discovery in the house leads Thomas (Mathew Baynton) to go down memory lane.

LEGO Masters
FOX, 9pm
Season Finale!

Find out which team is crowned the LEGO Masters for Season 4 of the brick-building competition series. FOX has renewed LEGO Masters for Season 5.

A “Saturday Night Live” Christmas Special
NBC, 9pm

Enjoy two hours of the most memorable Christmas-themed sketches from SNL’s long history.

SEAL Team: “What’s Past Is Prologue”
CBS, 10pm

The Paramount+ military drama series continues on CBS with “What’s Past Is Prologue.” As Bravo returns to Afghanistan to continue the fight against the Taliban, the team members think about America’s involvement in the long War on Terror.

A Christmas Carol
TNT, 10pm

TNT’s 1999 A Christmas Carol is an original adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale of heartless Ebenezer Scrooge and the haunting Christmas Eve that sets him on a path to redemption. The film features state-of-the-art special effects and a stellar cast that includes Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit, Joel Grey as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Patrick Stewart as the incomparable Scrooge.

Friday, Dec. 15

The Family Plan
Apple TV+
Original Film!

Mark Wahlberg stars as a quiet suburban car salesman who was once an elite government assassin in this new comedy costarring Michelle Monaghan. After enemies from his past track him down, the father of three takes his family on the run under the guise of a spontaneous vacation, a road trip to Las Vegas during which he must use his dormant skills without revealing his true identity.

Carol & the End of the World
Netflix
New Series!

In this limited adult animated series, a mysterious planet hurtles toward Earth and spells extinction for humanity. While most feel liberated to pursue their wildest dreams, one quiet and always uncomfortable woman named Carol (voice of Martha Kelly) stands alone, lost among the hedonistic masses.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
Netflix
Feature Film Exclusive!

This film is a sequel to 2000’s Chicken Run, the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time. Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger (voice of Thandiwe Newton) has finally found her dream — a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk — this time, they’re breaking in.

Face to Face With ETA: Conversations With a Terrorist
Netflix

This documentary presents an exclusive interview with one of the key figures in ETA, a former Basque separatist group in Spain: Josu Urrutikoetxea, also known as Josu Ternera. Hosted by Jordi Évole, the film looks at the terrorist group and some of its more significant moments prior its dissolution in 2018.

Finestkind
Paramount+
Feature Film Exclusive!

This crime thriller from writer/director Brian Helgeland, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, is set in New Bedford, Massachusetts, America’s biggest commercial fishing port. It tells the story of two brothers (Ben Foster and Toby Wallace) from opposite sides of the tracks who are reunited as adults over one fateful summer. When desperate circumstances force them to strike a deal with a dangerous Boston crime syndicate, a young woman (Jenna Ortega) finds herself caught in the middle. Along the way, sacrifices must be made, and bonds between brothers, friends, and a father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his son are put to the test.

Reacher
Prime Video
Season Premiere!

Alan Ritchson returns as veteran military police investigator Jack Reacher in this action series’ eight-episode second season, which is based on Lee Child’s 11th Reacher novel, Bad Luck and Trouble. The story finds Reacher being pulled from his drifter lifestyle when he receives a coded message that the members of his former U.S. Army unit, the 110th MP Special Investigations, are being mysteriously and brutally murdered one by one. To investigate, he reunites with three of his former teammates turned chosen family: Frances Neagley (Maria Sten); Karla Dixon (Serinda Swan), a forensic accountant for whom Reacher has long had a soft spot; and fast-talking, switchblade-wielding family man David O’Donnell (Shaun Sipos). Together, they begin to connect the dots in a mystery where the stakes get higher at every turn, and that brings about questions of who has betrayed them — and who will die next. The first three episodes are available today; new episodes drop Fridays.

Star of the Month: Cary Grant
TCM, beginning at 3:30pm
Catch a Classic!

Today’s lineup in Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Friday salute to Hollywood legend Cary Grant includes seven films: The Pride and the Passion (1957), a drama set during the Napoleonic Wars, costarring Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren; the action classic Gunga Din (1939), also featuring Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; screwball comedy favorites The Awful Truth (1937), with Irene Dunne, and His Girl Friday (1940), costarring Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy; the ghostly comedy Topper (1937), also led by Constance Bennett; and a couple of Grant’s notable collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock: Suspicion (1941), costarring Best Actress Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, and North by Northwest (1959), which also features Eva Marie Saint and James Mason.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live

LeBron James leads the L.A. Lakers against Victor Wembanyama and the Spurs in San Antonio. ESPN’s second game has the N.Y. Knicks in Phoenix to face the Suns.

National Christmas Tree Lighting
CBS, 8pm

Light up the holidays with this beloved American tradition presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. Tune in to celebrate the official tree lighting on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., and experience an all-star lineup of musical performances.

The 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
The CW, 8pm

The annual Christmas parade will feature bands, character balloons, floats and performers.

The Secret Gift of Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

A personal shopper (Meghan Ory) helps a widowed client (Christopher Russell) reconnect with his young daughter while Christmas shopping.

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors
NBC, 8pm

This 2015 film based on Dolly Parton’s tender tune of a family’s love and resilience is introduced and narrated by the music legend, and stars Ricky Schroder and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles as Parton’s parents Robert Lee and Avie Lee, with sparkling 8-year-old Alyvia Alyn Lind as the young Dolly.

50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
CBS, 9pm Live

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner host the Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles. Susan Lucci will receive her Lifetime Achievement Honors at the gala awards ceremony.

Filthiest Flips
HGTV, 9pm

From gross hoarder houses and vandalized nightmares to homes infested with roaches, rats and every insect known to man, David Bromstad reveals the most disgustingly dirty digs in HGTV’s history that turned into total stunners!

Lookingglass Alice
PBS, 9pm

Created and performed by Chicago’s Tony-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company, this exhilarating and acrobatic theatrical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland takes audiences down the rabbit hole to a circus-infused playground for a thrilling adventure.

Joe Bob’s Creepy Christmas
Shudder & AMC+, 9pm Live

Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy deck the bloody halls with a double-helping of Yuletide horror while raising money for the less fortunate. This year, they even get a little help from Old Saint Nick himself.

Saturday, Dec. 16

“Friends” Holiday-Themed Episodes Marathon
TBS, beginning at 8:30am

From “The One With Phoebe’s Dad” (Season 2) and “The One With the Inappropriate Sister” (Season 5) to “The One With All the Candy” (Season 7), “The One With the Holiday Armadillo” (Season 7) and more, it’s a nonstop Friends holiday marathon that is bittersweet with the recent passing of Matthew Perry.

College Football
ESPN & ABC, beginning at 11am Live

College football’s postseason bowl games kick off today with the Myrtle Beach Bowl (ESPN), the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (ESPN), the Avocados From Mexico Cure Bowl (ABC), the New Mexico Bowl (ESPN), the LA Bowl Hosted by Gronk (ABC) and the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl (ESPN).

Musical Matinee: “Meet Me in St. Louis”
TCM, 12pm
Catch a Classic!

Early 1900s St. Louis and its World’s Fair is the setting for director Vincente Minnelli’s beloved 1944 musical adaptation of Sally Benson’s short stories. Judy Garland stars as Esther Smith, a young woman whose romance with the boy next door (Tom Drake) is endangered when her father announces the family is moving to New York. Margaret O’Brien and Mary Astor also star in this film that was nominated for four Oscars, including one for “The Trolley Song” — one of the enduring Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane musical standards introduced by Garland in the film, along with “The Boy Next Door” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” She also memorably performs the film’s title tune.

College Basketball: CBS Sports Classic
CBS, beginning at 3pm Live

Legendary hoops programs are in Atlanta for this showcase pitting Ohio State vs. UCLA and preseason No. 19 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Kentucky.

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.

Designing Christmas With You
Great American Family, 8pm
Original Film!

With her career on the line, a decorator (Susie Abromeit) must work with an unexpected partner (Liam McIntyre) to showcase a house for an upcoming Christmas gala.

Sealed With a List
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

During the holiday season, Carley (Katie Findlay) sets out to conquer her list of abandoned resolutions, aided by a dreamy coworker (Evan Roderick).

The Holiday Proposal Plan
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Travel columnist Sonny Kravitz (Tatyana Ali) and her ex-boyfriend Kip (Jesse Kove) are forced to team up to help their best friends Bree (Whitney Able) and Jarod (Geovanni Gopradi) get engaged. To set the backdrop, the four return to Sonny’s parents’ snowy chalet and set up 12 holiday traditions that are celebrated around the world to nudge a proposal.

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.

A Christmas Intern
Lifetime, 10pm
Original Film!

With the holidays approaching, Cecilia (Jackée Harry) discovers that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, so she decides to make a surprise visit to her daughter Alexis (Ciarra Carter), who created and runs “Cyber Santa,” an online gift-giving business, where she takes on an internship. Also stars Vivica A. Fox.

Saturday Night Live: “Kate McKinnon/Billie Eilish”
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock

Former SNL cast member Kate McKinnon returns to make her hosting debut tonight, joined by Billie Eilish in her third appearance as musical guest.

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