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- ABC Big Sky: A Good Day to Die (12/15) Show More
- WINTER FINALE
THE CLOCK IS TICKING AS JENNY AND CASSIE ARE HOT ON LEGARSKI’S TAIL ON THE WINTER FINALE OF ‘BIG SKY,’ AIRING TUESDAY, DEC. 15
“A Good Day to Die” – Jenny and Cassie feel as if they’re closing in on Legarski, but they are racing against the clock as he and Ronald are preparing to move the girls. Jerrie makes one last attempt to convince Ronald to let them go. Elsewhere, Cassie visits Merilee to question her about her husband and Ronald aggressively confronts his mother on the winter finale of “Big Sky,” TUESDAY, DEC. 15 (10:00-11:01 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Guest starring is Brooke Smith as Merilee Legarski, Jeffrey Joseph as Joseph Dewell and Gabriel Jacob-Cross as Kai Dewell.
“A Good Day to Die” was written by Jonathan Shapiro and directed by Jennifer Lynch. Promo
- ABC For Life: Collars for Dollars (12/16) Show More
- WINTER FINALE
WHILE WORKING ON THEIR NEXT CASE, AARON AND ROSWELL DISCOVER AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY OF POLICE MISCONDUCT ON AN ALL-NEW ABC’S ‘FOR LIFE,’ AIRING WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16
“Collars for Dollars” – After Aaron and Roswell agree to help a young woman facing deportation for a minor crime, they realize her case could be a key to exposing a broad pattern of police corruption. Meanwhile, Jasmine begins to spend more time at Ronnie’s house and Marie grapples with the first signs of an empty nest on the winter finale of ABC’s “For Life” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, L)
“Collars for Dollars” is written by Terri Kopp and directed by Jono Oliver. Promo
- ABC Station 19: Out of Control (12/17) Show More
- WINTER FINALE
THE CREW JUMPS INTO ACTION TO HELP A MOTHER IN DISTRESS ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘STATION 19,’ THURSDAY, DEC. 17
‘Grey’s Anatomy”s James Pickens Jr. Guest Stars
“Out of Control” – Andy and Sullivan find a way to stay connected; Ben confronts a tough loss, and Jack and Inara grow closer. Meanwhile, while off duty, the crew jumps into action to help a mother in distress, but their heroic efforts spark conflict with police officers who are less than eager to offer support on a new episode of “Station 19,” airing THURSDAY, DEC. 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Guest starring is James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber, BJ Tanner as Tuck, Noah Gerry as Joey, V. Vieux as Rosalind, Colleen Foy as Inara, Carlos Miranda as Theo Ruiz, Sophina Brown as Joyce, Michael Patrick McGill as Bob, Dionne Audain as Sharon, Scott Williams Winters as Schneider, Chris Coy as Wicklund, Yindra Zayas as Shanice and Makayla Lysiak as Jada.
“Out of Control” was written by Tyrone Finch and directed by Michael Medico. Promo
- WINTER FINALE
TENSIONS ARE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH AT GREY SLOAN MEMORIAL ON A NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘GREY’S ANATOMY,’ THURSDAY, DEC. 17
‘Station 19”s Jay Hayden and Stefania Spampinato Guest Star
“No Time for Despair” – Grey Sloan Memorial faces new pressures as Seattle Pres is overloaded, and Grey Sloan Memorial is now on surge capacity protocol. Meanwhile, Owen and Amelia are faced with one of the most controversial surgeries of their careers on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, DEC. 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Guest starring are Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery and Stefania Spampinato as Dr. Carina Deluca.
“No Time for Despair” was written by Felicia Pride and directed by Pete Chatmon. Promo
- ABC A Million Little Things: the talk (12/17) Show More
- WINTER FINALE
EDDIE’S INJURIES TAKE A TOLL ON HIS MARRIAGE AS HE STRUGGLES WITH MAINTAINING HIS SOBRIETY ON THE WINTER FINALE OF ABC’S ‘A MILLION LITTLE THINGS,’ THURSDAY, DEC. 17
“the talk” – Eddie’s injuries put a strain on his marriage as he secretly continues to manage the pain from the accident. Meanwhile, Rome struggles with his movie and finds an ally in Shanice; and Maggie continues her journey in England as she and Jamie grow closer than ever on the winter finale of ABC’s “A Million Little Things,” airing THURSDAY, DEC. 17 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, D)
Guest stars include Chris Geere as Jamie, Nikiva Dionne as Shanice Williamson, Andrew Leeds as Peter Benoit and Erin Karpluk as Anna Benoit.
The episode “the talk” was written by Christopher Luccy & Nikita T. Hamilton and directed by Tessa Blake. Promo
- Acorn TV RÉUNIONS – Monday, December 14 Show More
- In this heartwarming, contemporary French drama, two half-brothers who learn about each other’s existence after the death of their father inherit a hotel on the paradise island of Réunion. Since the hotel is on the verge of bankruptcy, Jérémy (Loup-Denis Elion) and Antoine (Nicolas Bridet) and their respective families make huge sacrifices in working together to turn things around. Chloe (Laëtitia Milot), Jeremy’s companion, is immensely excited by the prospect of moving to the island with its stunning white sandy beaches and sees it as the ideal opportunity to start a new life, where the couple can leave behind their massive debts. She plunges herself enthusiastically into management with Jérémy and Antoine, who are from different races and economic classes. But things are not as rosy as they seem. This series explores the importance of family, parenthood and the class divide. (6 EPS, 2020, with English subtitles) Promo
- BET Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living – Wednesday, December 16, 8:30PM Show More
- BEING A GOOD CITIZEN (SEASON 1/EPISODE 21)
Mr. Brown tells Leah what Cora thinks about her cooking. Leah and Cora become concerned about Lindor’s behavior and think they should speak to his father. Cora tries to convince Mr. Brown the facility will need a nurse. Promo
- BET Tyler Perry’s Sistas – Wednesday, December 16, 9:00PM Show More
- THE HOT STOVE (SEASON 2/EPISODE 10)
Gary forces a conversation with Andi. Zac is pursued by a new love interest. Later, Gary gets drunk and his anger boils over. Promo
- BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HETTY ASSIGNS CALLEN THE CASE OF HIS FORMER FOSTER BROTHER AND HIS WIFE WHO, UPON REENTRY INTO THE U.S., ARE FRAMED FOR SMUGGLING DRUGS ACROSS THE BORDER IN HER OXYGEN TANKS, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, DEC. 13
“If the Fates Allow” – Before Christmas, Hetty assigns Callen the case of his former foster brother and his wife who, upon reentry into the U.S., are framed for smuggling drugs across the border in her oxygen tanks. Also, Deeks is struggling with losing his job at NCIS, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Andrew Bartels
DIRECTED BY: Dan Liu Promo
- AS THE NCIS TEAM CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF AN OFFICER WHO WAS ABOUT TO WHISTLE BLOW ON POLICE MISCONDUCT WITHIN NOPD, PRIDE MUST GET CREATIVE IN ORDER TO FINALLY GET RID OF THE DIRTY COPS, ON “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” SUNDAY, DEC. 13
“We All Fall… ” – As the NCIS team continue to investigate the murder of an officer who was about to whistle blow on police misconduct within NOPD, Pride must get creative in order to finally get rid of the dirty cops. Also, the Mayor asks Pride to join her new task force to address systemic issues plaguing their city and, as Covid continues to overwhelm the system, Wade finally addresses the toll it’s taken on her, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Sunday, Dec. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Talicia Raggs
DIRECTED BY: Hart Bochner Promo
- CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, December 14 Show More
- CALVIN AND DAVE EMBARK ON THEIR FIRST ROAD TRIP TOGETHER, ONLY TO HIT AN UNEXPECTED ROADBLOCK THAT TESTS THEIR FRIENDSHIP, ON “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MONDAY, DEC. 14
“Welcome to the Road Trip” – Calvin and Dave embark on their first road trip together to a classic car show, only to hit an unexpected roadblock that tests their friendship. Also, while their husbands are away, Tina and Gemma decide to take home repairs at the Butlers’ into their own hands, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Dec. 14 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Alyson Fouse
DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski Promo
- CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, December 14 Show More
- ABISHOLA WORRIES THAT BOB’S PRIVILEGED LIFESTYLE IS STARTING TO RUB OFF ON DELE, AND A NEW ROBOT VACUUM BRINGS TUNDE JOY BUT BEGINS TO MAKE OLU FEEL INSECURE, ON “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” MONDAY, DEC. 14
“Sleeping Next to an Old Boat” – Abishola worries that Bob’s privileged lifestyle is starting to rub off on Dele. Also, a new robot vacuum brings Tunde joy but begins to make Olu feel insecure, on BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, Dec. 14 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
STORY BY: Al Higgins, Gina Yashere and Carla Filisha
TELEPLAY BY: Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty and Ibet Inyang
DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller Promo
- CBS ALL RISE – Monday, December 14 Show More
- WHEN IT APPEARS THAT THE JURY MIGHT CONVICT EMILY’S CLIENT, LOLA INTERVENES WITH A BOLD MANEUVER TO ENSURE JUSTICE, ON “ALL RISE,” MONDAY, DEC. 14
“The Peril of the Plea” – As the holidays descend upon the Hall of Justice, Lola begins her first jury trial in the COVID era. Also, Mark digs deeper into his case against a police officer, on ALL RISE, Monday, Dec. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Briana Belser
DIRECTED BY: Stacey K. Black Promo
- CBS BULL – Monday, December 14 Show More
- TAC BRACES FOR AN UN-JOLLY CHRISTMAS WHEN BULL AND BENNY REPRESENT MARISSA AND HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND IN FEDERAL COURT WHEN THEY’RE CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING AND FRAUD, ON “BULL,” MONDAY, DEC. 14
“The Ex Factor” – TAC braces for an un-jolly Christmas when Bull and Benny represent Marissa and her estranged husband, Greg (David Furr), in federal court after they’re charged with money laundering and fraud connected to Greg’s restaurant. As Bull and Benny defend the divorcing couple together so the prosecution can’t use them against each other, they search for jurors who will believe Marissa had no knowledge of Greg’s business dealings. Also, as Bull and Izzy prepare to baptize Astrid before the Christmas holiday, they reach an impasse regarding what they want from their renewed relationship, on BULL, Monday, Dec. 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Marissa Matteo and Glenn Gordon Caron
DIRECTED BY: Dan Lerner Promo
- CBS SEAL TEAM – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- WARRANT OFFICER RAY PERRY GOES MISSING FOLLOWING AN EXPLOSION IN TUNISIA, ON “SEAL TEAM,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16
“Shockwave” – When Warrant Officer Ray Perry goes missing following an explosion in Tunisia, his former teammates wrestle with how to help their brother and his family while Bravo Team is sidelined, on SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, Dec. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Tom Mularz
DIRECTED BY: Ruben Garcia Promo
- CBS S.W.A.T. – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- CHRIS BRINGS THE SWAT TEAM INTO HER PERSONAL MISSION TO SAVE A TEENAGE GIRL FROM A CHARISMATIC, PREDATORY RELIGIOUS LEADER WHO IS USING HIS CHURCH FOR ILLICIT GAIN, ON S.W.A.T., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16
“Hopeless Sinners” – Chris brings the SWAT team into her personal mission to save a teenage girl from a charismatic, predatory religious leader (Sean Patrick Thomas) using his church for illicit gain. Also, Hondo receives troubling news about Darryl related to Leroy, Darryl’s father, being released from prison, and Tan’s wedding planning hits a snag, on S.W.A.T., Wednesday, Dec. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Alison Cross
DIRECTED BY: Cheri Dvorak Promo
- CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- SHELDON PLAYS DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS WITH MEEMAW, MISSY AND DALE, ON “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, DEC. 17
“A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On” – Dale and Meemaw work out relationship issues while playing Dungeons and Dragons with Sheldon and Missy. Also, Mary and George take a trip with Coach Wilkins (Doc Farrow) and his wife, and Georgie freaks out when his girlfriend thinks she’s pregnant, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Dec. 17 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
STORY BY: Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid Promo
- CBS B POSITIVE – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- DREW DOWNLOADS A TRACKING APP TO KEEP AN EYE ON GINA AFTER HE BEGINS GETTING CONCERNED ABOUT HER RECKLESS BEHAVIOR, ON “B POSITIVE,” THURSDAY, DEC. 17
“High Risk Factor” – Drew downloads a tracking app to keep an eye on Gina after he begins getting concerned about her reckless behavior, on B POSITIVE, Thursday, Dec. 17 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
STORY BY: Carol Liefer
TELEPLAY BY: Michelle Nader and Marco Pennette
DIRECTED BY: Richie Keen
- CBS MOM – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- BONNIE IS CONCERNED ABOUT ADAM’S SAFETY WHEN HE DECIDES TO GO SKIING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS ACCIDENT, AND TAMMY WORRIES THAT JILL IS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE TO THE YOUNG GIRLS THEY’RE MENTORING, ON “MOM,” THURSDAY, DEC. 17
Kevin Pollack Returns as Alvin, Bonnie’s Ex
“Sober Wizard and a Woodshop Workshop” – Bonnie is concerned about Adam’s safety when he decides to go skiing for the first time since his accident. Also, Tammy worries that Jill is sending the wrong message to the young girls they’re mentoring, on MOM, Thursday, Dec. 17 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Kevin Pollack returns as Bonnie’s ex, Alvin.
STORY BY: Warren Bell, Ilana Wernick and Anne Flett-Giordano
TELEPLAY BY: Gemma Baker, Alissa Neubauer and Adam Chase
DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes Promo
- CBS THE UNICORN – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- AFTER BEN RECOMMENDS WADE FOR A JOB ON THE SAME WORK SITE HE’S ON, THEY’RE SURPRISED BY THEIR WILDLY DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL STYLES, ON “THE UNICORN,” THURSDAY, DEC. 17
Rob Riggle Guest Stars as Trey, a Slick Hotel Developer
“Work It” – After Ben recommends Wade for a job on the same work site he’s on, they are surprised by their wildly different professional styles. Also, Delia is struggling to not be so judgmental about how Michelle is raising her kids, on THE UNICORN, Thursday, Dec. 17 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Rob Riggle guest stars as Trey, a slick hotel developer who tests Wade’s patience after hiring him for a lucrative project.
WRITTEN BY: Jason Belleville
DIRECTED BY: Matt Sohn
- CBS MACGYVER – Friday, December 18 Show More
- WHEN RUSS IS KIDNAPPED, MAC AND THE TEAM MUST BREAK OUT A PREVIOUSLY MURDEROUS PSYCHOPATH, NOW A PACIFIST, FROM PRISON TO HELP FIND HIM, ON “MACGYVER,” FRIDAY, DEC. 18
Joe Pantoliano Guest Stars as Eric Andrews, a Murderous Psychopath
“Eclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + Ma” – When Russ is kidnapped, Mac and the team must break out a previously murderous psychopath, now pacifist, from prison to help find him. Also, while on the run, Mac and Desi are forced to confront their relationship issues, on MACGYVER, Friday, Dec. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Joe Pantoliano guest stars as Eric Andrews, a murderous psychopath who has found peace and changed his ways.
WRITTEN BY: Jim Adler and Stephanie Hicks
DIRECTED BY: David Straiton Promo
- CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, December 18 Show More
- AS MAGNUM, HIGGINS AND TC TRY TO PULL ONE OVER ON A CUSTOMS AGENT TO GET HIGGINS A GREEN CARD, ARMED GUNMEN SUDDENLY STORM THE FEDERAL BUILDING AND START TAKING HOSTAGES, ON “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, DEC. 18
“No Way Out” – As Magnum, Higgins and TC try to pull one over on a customs agent to get Higgins a green card, armed gunmen suddenly storm the federal building and start taking hostages, on MAGNUM P.I., Friday, Dec. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Barbie Kligman
DIRECTED BY: Eagle Egilsson Promo
- CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, December 18 Show More
- FRANK STRUGGLES TO LET HIS GRANDSON, JOE HILL, FIGHT HIS OWN BATTLES WHEN JOE’S LINEAGE AS A MEMBER OF THE REAGAN FAMILY IS REVEALED, ON BLUE BLOODS, FRIDAY, DEC. 18
“Atonement” – When Joe Hill’s lineage as a Reagan is revealed, Frank struggles from a distance when his grandson wants to fight his own battles. Also, when Erin and Anthony receive gift-wrapped evidence, they carefully weigh their options to either take down a long-time mafia leader, or stifle an ambitious mob up-and-comer. Also, Danny’s opposition to authority clashes with Jamie’s adherence to the rules, as both brothers work to solve a murder, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Dec. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
WRITTEN BY: Kevin Riley
DIRECTED BY: David Barrett
- “Terra Firma Part 2” (SEASON 3/ EPISODE 10)
- CBSAA THE STAND – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- THE STAND is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man. Based on King’s best-selling novel of the same name, CBS All Access’ THE STAND will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself. Promo
- The CW Pandora – Sunday, December 13 Show More
- “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
SEASON FINALE – Jax (Priscilla Quintana) races against time to save the Universe from complete destruction before the Ancients can render their final judgment, as Xander (Oliver Dench) covertly pursues his own plans for redemption. Ben Radcliffe, Noah Huntley, Akshay Kumar, Tina Casciani, Nicole Mavromatis and Vikash Bhai also star. Buddy Giovianzzo directed the episode written Mark A. Altman (#210). Original airdate 12/13/2020. Promo
- The CW The Outpost – Sunday, December 13 Show More
- “From Paradise to Hell and Back” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
UNITY – Yavalla’s (Jaye Griffiths) strength is tested as Wren (Izuka Hoyle), her own daughter, confronts her as Janzo (Anand Desai-Barochia), Talon (Jessica Green) and Zed (Reece Ritchie) attempt an assassination. Meanwhile, Tobin’s (Aaron Fontaine) loyalty is questioned. Jake Stormoen, Adam Johnson and Georgia May Foote also star. The episode was written by Justin Patridge and directed by Kurt Knight (#3A10). Original airdate 12/13/2020. Promo
- The CW Swamp Thing – Tuesday, December 15 Show More
- “The Anatomy Lesson” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
THE PRICE YOU PAY – After being captured and taken to a Conclave facility, Swamp Thing (Derek Mears) is experimented upon by Jason Woodrue (guest star Kevin Durand), who makes an incredible discovery. Meanwhile, Abby (Crystal Reed) and Liz (Maria Sten) track down the secret facility to free Swamp Thing. Meanwhile, Daniel Cassidy (Ian Ziering) makes a fateful decision based on a possible future that the Phantom Stranger (guest star Macon Blair) shows him. The episode was directed by Michael Goi and written by Noah Griffith & Daniel Stewart with teleplay by Mark Verheiden (#109). The CW broadcast date airdate 12/15/2020. Every episode of SWAMP THING will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.COM the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log in or authentication required. Promo
- The CW Tell Me A Story – Tuesday, December 15 Show More
- “Sweet Dreams” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
PLAYING ALONG – Both heartbrokern, Jackson (Matt Lauria) and Maddie (Odette Annable) find solace and clarity with each other. Ashley (Natalie Alyn Lind) is determined to return to the stage but Rebecca (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Beau (Eka Darville) are worred about potential risks. Simone (Ashley Madekwe) and Veronica (guest star Garcelle Beauvais) reconcile and make and effort at being a family. Meanwhile, Olivia’s (guest start Danielle Campbell) scheming continues and Tucker (Paul Wesley) has some troubling dreams (#208). The episode was written by Brian Milliken and directed by Kevin Tancharoen. Original airdate 12/15/2020. Every episode of TELL ME A STORY will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
- The CW Devils – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- “Episode 10” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
SEASON FINALE – Using the dossier, Massimo (Alessandro Borghi) finally stops Dominic (Patrick Dempsey), and he also finds out who the killer is. While Dominic is sent back to the US, Massimo accepts the CEO position. Sofia (Laia Costa), disgusted by Massimo’s choice and learning of his involvement in her brother’s death, vows to destroy him by revealing the scandal behind the dossier. A decision that will cost her and Massimo terrible consequences. Kasia Smutniak, Lars Mikkelsen, Malachi Kirby, Paul Chowdhry, Pia Mechler, Harry Michell and Sallie Harmsen. Jan Maria Michelini directed the story by Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera, Tommaso DeLorenzis, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker and screenplay by Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Guido Maria Brera, Tommaso DeLorenzis (#110). Original airdate 12/16/2020. Promo
- Disney Raven’s Home – Friday, December 18, 8:00PM Show More
- MAD ABOUT YULETIDE
- Disney+ ON POINTE – Friday, December 18 Show More
- “On Pointe” is a six-part docu-series that captures a season in the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. Featuring unprecedented access to the famous ballet institution, the series follows the lives of the students ages 8 to 18 pursuing their dreams to become ballet dancers.While older students from all over the country rigorously train for professional careers, younger students from New York City are put through their paces as they rehearse and perform in New York City Ballet’s holiday classic “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” onstage at Lincoln Center. Promo
- FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, December 13 Show More
- “THE SIMPSONS” – (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
A CHRISTMAS MOVIE COMES TO SPRINGFIELD ON AN ALL-NEW “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, ON FOX
Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Richard Kind (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) Guest-Voice
First of Three All-New Holiday-Themed Episodes Airing Tonight on FOX!
A cable channel films a Christmas movie in Springfield and Skinner falls in love in the all-new “A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas” holiday-themed episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Dec. 13 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3203) (TV-PG L, V)
Guest Cast: Ellie Kemper as Mary; Richard Kind as Director
- FOX BLESS THE HARTS – Sunday, December 13 Show More
- “BLESS THE HARTS” – (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
JENNY WANTS A RAISE AND BETTY WANTS HER OLD TEACHER ON AN ALL-NEW “BLESS THE HARTS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, ON FOX
Jenny goes to great lengths to show Louise that she deserves a raise without ever asking for one. Meanwhile, Betty takes Violet to her school conference and runs into a teacher she had a crush on in the all-new “Invasion of the Potty Snatcher” episode of BLESS THE HARTS airing Sunday, Dec. 13 (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BHR-207) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Voice Cast: Emily Spivey as Louise/Bethany/Darlene Sims/Stall Lady; Oscar Montoya as David/Fish Monger; Drew Tarver as Randy; Andy Bobrow as Bud; Phil LaMarr as Mr. Erikson; Christy Stratton as Principal Barnes; David Herman as Benny the Cook; Jeremy Rowley as Announcer; Daiske Suzuki as Hiroki Kakatan
- FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, December 13 Show More
- “BOB’S BURGERS” – (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
CHRISTMAS BRINGS THE BELCHERS A SPECIAL JOB ON AN ALL-NEW “BOB’S BURGERS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, ON FOX
Second of Three All-New Holiday-Themed Episodes Airing Tonight on FOX!
When the Belchers get an unexpected invitation to cater the Glencrest Yacht Club’s holiday boat parade, Bob wonders if there’s a catch. Meanwhile, Louise has her eye on the present-loaded Santa Schooner in the all-new “Yachty or Nice” holiday-themed episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Dec. 13 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1009) (TV-PG D, L)
Guest Voice Cast: David Herman as Trev; Jay Johnston as Jimmy Pesto; John Michael Higgins as Glencrest President
- “FAMILY GUY” – (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
THE GRIFFINS MUST SAVE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT LOIS ON AN ALL-NEW “FAMILY GUY” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, ON FOX
Third and Final All-New Holiday-Themed Episode Airing Tonight on FOX!
When the family fails to help Lois with the Christmas shopping, she walks out on the family and the Griffins must try to save Christmas on their own in the all-new “The First No L” holiday-themed episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Dec. 13 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1806) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
- FOX NEXT – Tuesday, December 15 Show More
- “NEXT” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
LEBLANC AND SHEA INTERCEPT NEXT’S TRANSPORT ON AN ALL-NEW “NEXT” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, ON FOX
LeBlanc and Shea discover Ted’s plan for the NEXT server and race to intervene before it is too late. Meanwhile, Ben and Gina investigate NEXT’s latest victims, Congresswoman Elenor Beatty (guest star Karin Anglin) and reporter Harrison Cole (guest star Carl Clemons-Hopkins), after a freak accident occurs, and Shea reaches her breaking point in the all-new “FILE #7” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Dec. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-107) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: Ali Ahn as Sarina Ono, Peter Francis James as Terrence Wilson, Chaon Cross as Deborah LeBlanc, Karin Anglin as Congresswoman Beatty, and Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Harrison Cole
- Hallmark CHRISTMAS COMES TWICE – Sunday, December 13, 8:00PM Show More
- Emily is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before…giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present. Promo
- Hallmark UNLOCKING CHRISTMAS – Sunday, December 13, 10:00PM Show More
- When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate and Kevin embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget. Promo
- Hallmark CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL – Saturday, December 19, 8:00PM Show More
- When Lila is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince to complete it by Christmas. Promo
- Hallmark SWEPT UP BY CHRISTMAS – Saturday, December 19, 10:00PM Show More
- An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past. Promo
- HBO His Dark Materials – Monday, December 14, 9:00PM Show More
- THE SCHOLAR (SEASON 2/EPISODE 5)
Will and Lyra set out to retrieve what’s been lost; Mary takes a leap of faith. Promo
- HBO Industry – Monday, December 14, 10:00PM Show More
- NUTCRACKER (SEASON 1/EPISODE 6)
Sex, drugs and secrets light up Pierpoint’s annual holiday party, where Maxim’s unexpected arrival aggravates tensions between Yasmin and Kenny, and Greg finds himself in a painful predicament after partying a little too hard with Robert and Usman. After confiding in Daria, Harper is blindsided by a meeting with Sara, the president of the London office.
- HBO Max 4 BLOCKS – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- 4 BLOCKS explores family and loyalty in the costly world of organized crime. The cast includes Kida Khodr Ramadan (Toni Hamady), Veysel Gelin (Abbas Hamady), Maryam Zaree (Kalila), Karolina Lodyga (Ewa), Almila Bagriacik (Amara), Massiv (Latif), Sami Nasser (Kemal), Hassan Akkouch (Maruf), Rauand Taleb (Zeki), Sabrina Amali (Djamila), Amira Ghazalla (Kalila’s Mother), Dunya Ramadan (Sherin Hamady), David Schütter (Matthias Keil), Jan Henrik Stahlberg (Thorsten Streck), Moussa Sullaiman (Halim Karami), Lisa-Marie Janke (Alexandra Winter).Promo
- ION THE CHRISTMAS SITTERS – Sunday, December 13, 7:00PM Show More
- Facing holiday flight delays on a return trip from Europe, two parents double-book incompatible babysitters: the mother’s BFF lawyer friend, Nora, and the dad’s guitarist half-brother, Max, to look after their two kids and dog. After a rather stormy start, an attraction grows.
- Lifetime A SUGAR & SPICE HOLIDAY – Sunday, December 13, 8:00PM Show More
- The movie A Sugar & Spice Holiday follows Suzie (Jacky Lai), a rising young architect, who returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese-American parents, Pete (Tzi Ma) and Mimi (Lillian Lim), run the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a legendary baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother’s footsteps by entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy (Tony Giroux), who grew up to be a catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice infused with her cultural traditions to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process. A Sugar & Spice Holiday also stars renowned Asian American actor Tzi Ma. The film is produced by Lighthouse Pictures and executive produced by Nancy Bennett, Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring. The creatives behind the movie also include a trio of Asian women – director Jennifer Liao, writer Eirene Donohue and casting director Judy JK Lee – in creating the authentic vision of the movie. Promo Check out our interview with star Jacky Lai!
- Lifetime LONESTAR CHRISTMAS – Monday, December 14, 8:00PM Show More
- When a single mom Erin (Stephanie Bennett) takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his Texas ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with local restaurateur Mateo (Marco Grazzini) while learning to forgive her father for the past. Lonestar Christmas is produced by BRB Pictures and distributed by Nicely Entertainment. Kristofer McNeeley and Vanessa Shapiro executive produce. Lucie Guest directs from a script by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck. Promo
- NBC “NURSES””UNDISCLOSED CONDITIONS” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/14/2020 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : When a guest of honor at a St. Mary’s fundraiser collapses, Grace grapples with the patient’s refusal to tell her family her secret. Ashley confronts Grace about her own secret. Wolf’s patient needs a life-saving lung transplant. Keon runs into a former football friend. Naz is assigned to be Sinead’s assistant. TV-14 Promo
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE””KRISTEN WIIG / DUA LIPA” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/19/20 (11:29 PM) Kristen Wiig will make her fourth appearance as host on Dec. 19. Wiig stars in “Wonder Woman 1984,” in theaters and streaming on HBO Max Dec. 25. Dua Lipa will perform for the second time as “SNL” musical guest. Yesterday she received six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year, for her newest release, “Future Nostalgia.”
- Netflix TINY PRETTY THINGS – Monday, December 14 Show More
- When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition. Promo
- Netflix HOW TO RUIN CHRISTMAS – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- Prodigal daughter Tumi tries to make things right after completely ruining what should have been her sister’s picture-perfect Christmas wedding. Promo
- Netflix RUN ON – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. Promo
- Netflix SWEET HOME – Friday, December 18 Show More
- As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive — and to hold on to their humanity. Promo
- Own COOKING UP CHRISTMAS – Tuesday, December 15, 9:00PM Show More
- Meagan Holder (“Pitch”) stars in this family-centric holiday story as Chloe, an Atlanta-based chef at a fine dining restaurant who gets fired just weeks before Christmas and reluctantly takes a job with pro baseball player Donovan Jackson (OWN’s “Greenleaf” star Lamman Rucker), who is a single dad of three needing a live-in-chef to get him through the holidays with the kids. Chloe only takes the job in order to save up enough capital to live out her dream of opening her own restaurant, but soon finds herself caught up in the ups and downs of the Jacksons encounter during her residency. Throughout the holiday season in the Jackson household the importance of family and Chloe’s good Southern cooking are two constants that remain. As Christmas comes to an end, Chloe discovers that her lifelong dream might finally come true… and that her heart has a mind of its own. “Cooking Up Christmas” also stars Jen Harper and Laparee Young from OWN’s “Greenleaf” and Lindsey Amani Blackwell from OWN’s “David Makes Man.” “Cooking Up Christmas” is produced for OWN by MarVista in association with Harpo Films. Executive produced by Roger M. Bobb, Lamman Rucker, Megan Ellstrom, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew. Promo
- Paramount DASHING IN DECEMBER – Sunday, December 13, 7:00PM Show More
- Starring Juan Pablo Di Pace, Peter Porte and Golden Globe(R) nominee Andie MacDowell, Dashing in December will premiere Sunday, December 13th at 7PM ET/PT on Paramount Network with simulcasts on Logo, Pop and TV Land. This comes on the heels of Paramount Network’s plans to produce 52 original movies a year. Featuring a diverse cast and crew, Dashing in December follows Wyatt (Porte, Baby Daddy), a sophisticated, New York City financier who returns home for the holidays in an effort to convince his mother, Deb (MacDowell, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day) to sell the family’s ranch and beloved magical Winter Wonderland attraction. In the midst of his mission, an unexpected romance ignites with the new ranch hand Heath (Di Pace, Fuller House) reawakening the spirit of Christmas. The film also stars Caroline Harris (Westworld) and Carlos Sanz (Stronger, Crank). Promo
- Showtime Shameless – Sunday, December 13, 9:00PM Show More
- GO HOME, GENTRIFIER! (SEASON 11/EPISODE 2)
Debbie prepares a princess party for Franny. Mickey gets a real job. Frank helps Kev and V with their pot business. Lip runs into trouble with his new neighbors. Carl’s first day on the force is not what he thought it would be. Promo
- Showtime Your Honor – Sunday, December 6, 10:00PM Show More
- PART TWO (SEASON 1/EPISODE 2)
On the anniversary of his wife’s death, Michael Desiato and his son create an alibi for the day of the accident. A favor for Michael pulls his close friends and colleagues into a web of deceipt. Kofi gets approached about a job. Promo
- Starz Power Book II: Ghost – Sunday, December 13, 8:00PM Show More
- SEX WEEK (SEASON 1/EPISODE 7)
As the heat is turned up on campus, Tariq isn’t trying to be left in the cold with Lauren. Promo
- Sundance Now TOTAL CONTROL – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Lucky) is the embattled but cunning Prime Minister of Australia. Alexandra “Alex” Irving (AACTA winner Deborah Mailman, Jack Irish, Mystery Road) is a charismatic Indigenous woman who finds herself the center of media attention following her admirable actions in a high-risk situation. Rachel wants to use Alex to boost her popularity and further her own agenda and recruits her as a senator. Also starring Harry Richardson (Dunkirk, Poldark), Celia Ireland (Wentworth), David Roberts (Bad Mothers, The Matrix Reloaded) and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road). Promo
- UPTV A CHRISTMAS PRINCESS – Sunday, December 13, 7:00PM Show More
- Jessica, a New York chef struggling to make ends meet with her new restaurant, is hired by the handsome Prince Jack, who’s in the city for his family’s annual Christmas charity dinner and in desperate need of a last-minute chef for the royal event. As their relationship evolves and a romance blooms, will love be on the menu? Promo
- UPTV CHRISTMAS AT ROSEMONT – Saturday, December 19, 7:00PM Show More
- Stranded by a raging blizzard after a chance meeting, Brad and the very pregnant Lisa are forced to seek shelter together at the shuttered Rosemont Lodge with its reclusive owner, Josephine, five days before Christmas. Once a vibrant year-round resort, the Rosemont has been closed for nearly 20 years following a devastating family tragedy which may uncover a connection between Lisa and Josephine. Promo
- ABC Supermarket Sweep: The Dog Food Isn’t Worth Anything! (12/13) Show More
- GRAB YOUR SNACKS AND GET READY FOR AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘SUPERMARKET SWEEP’ AIRING SUNDAY, DEC. 13
Two-time Emmy(R) Nominee and Comedienne Leslie Jones Hosts
“The Dog Food Isn’t Worth Anything!”- Host Leslie Jones is back with a stockpile of groceries and good times in a brand-new episode of “Supermarket Sweep” airing SUNDAY, DEC. 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
- ABC Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: In the Hot Seat: Cedric the Entertainer, Rebel Wilson, and Registered Nurse Amanda Sheehan (12/13) Show More
- CELEBRITY CONTESTANTS CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER AND REBEL WILSON COMPETE ON ‘WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,’ AIRING SUNDAY, DEC. 13
“In the Hot Seat: Cedric the Entertainer, Rebel Wilson, and Registered Nurse Amanda Sheehan” – Registered Nurse Amanda Sheehan continues her winning streak for the $1 million and celebrity contestants Cedric the Entertainer and Rebel Wilson jump in the hot seat on a new episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” airing SUNDAY, DEC. 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL)
- ABC Card Sharks: 213 (12/13) Show More
- IT’S TIME FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE GAME OF CHANCE ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘CARD SHARKS,’ SUNDAY, DEC. 13
“213” – Host Joel McHale is joined by contestants Joy Cacayorin (hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii), an exercise instructor, and David Delgado (hometown: Ashland, Oregon), a program manager, in addition to Michael Kearney (hometown: Okinawa, Japan), serving in the airforce, and Keren Sheridan (hometown: Deer Park, New York), a traveling day-camp manager, on an all-new episode of “Card Sharks,” airing SUNDAY, DEC. 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
- ABC The Bachelorette: 1610 (12/14) Show More
- TAYSHIA DECIDES ON HER FINAL FOUR MEN AND FAN FAVORITES RETURN FOR ‘THE MEN TELL ALL’ ON TWO SPECIAL NIGHTS OF ‘THE BACHELORETTE,’ MONDAY, DEC. 14, AND TUESDAY, DEC. 15
The Remaining Men Create Inventive Hometown Experiences as They Introduce Tayshia to Their Families
“1610” -Tayshia agonizes over which of the men’s families to meet for hometown dates, and Bennett’s bombshell return adds even more pressure to examine her emotions. Hoping to gain some clarity, Tayshia takes Blake to a crystal guru to have their crystals and chakras read. Overcome with emotion, she makes some gut-wrenching decisions about her remaining men, which reaches a turning point at a high-stakes cocktail party and rose ceremony. Then some of the most unforgettable men in this unprecedented season – including Demar, Ed, Jason, Kenny and Yosef – join Chris Harrison to look back at the romance, drama and heartbreak that had Bachelor Nation talking on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, DEC. 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DLS)
Bitter rivalries take center stage as the men face off against each other one last time during “The Men Tell All.” Will Yosef apologize for his offensive behavior toward Clare? Who will get the last word as the bachelors confront one another and Tayshia? Then viewers will get a sneak peek at the rest of her exciting season.
- ABC 20/20: The Shot: Race for the Vaccine (12/14) Show More
- ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES PRIMETIME DOCUMENTARY ON THE COVID-19 VACCINES AND THE RACE TO THE CURE – EXPLORING THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS AMERICANS ARE ASKING ON SAFETY, ACCESS AND TIMING
‘The Shot: Race for the Vaccine’ – the One-Hour Special Edition of ’20/20′ – Airs Monday, Dec. 14, on ABC
As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs precipitously and deaths surpass 270,000 in the United States alone, promising news of vaccines is surfacing, finally giving millions of Americans hope for a better future and a return to normalcy. ABC News will air a primetime documentary that takes an inside look at how officials expect to deliver a safe and effective vaccine for the deadly coronavirus in record time, the quest to save lives and the nearly year-long journey that started just days after discovery of the virus in Wuhan. The one-hour special edition of “20/20” explores the questions many people are asking, arguing over and worrying about on safety, access and timing. “The Shot: Race for the Vaccine – A Special Edition of 20/20” airs Monday, Dec. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
The special reports on the science behind the vaccines that are closest to receiving authorization; details of the trials and results; the near misses, the roadblocks and serendipity along the way; personal stories and behind-the-scenes footage of the scientists leading the charge; and the brave volunteers who participated in the trials. Experts say that 70% of the world population may need to take a vaccine if there is any hope of taming the pandemic. The documentary reports on the logistical and scientific challenges that health officials, the military, labs, and drug and shipping companies from different countries face in coordinating a global effort without parallel since the end of World War II.
- ABC The Bachelorette: 1611 (12/15) Show More
- TAYSHIA DECIDES ON HER FINAL FOUR MEN AND FAN FAVORITES RETURN FOR ‘THE MEN TELL ALL’ ON TWO SPECIAL NIGHTS OF ‘THE BACHELORETTE,’ MONDAY, DEC. 14, AND TUESDAY, DEC. 15
“1611” – On the second explosive episode this week, Tayshia has made it through some extremely challenging weeks and now has four wonderful bachelors she cares about. Since she can’t travel to the men’s hometowns, they will need to be creative and bring the flavor and feeling of what her life would be like with them and their families on TUESDAY, DEC. 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL)
- ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight: 803 & 804 (12/16) Show More
- THE ‘HEAVYWEIGHTS’ HAVE COME TO SLEIGH ON ABC’S ‘THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT’ AS THE SEASON CONTINUES ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16
The holiday festivities continue with two new back-to-back episodes of “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Taking Christmas decorating to another level, the Heavyweights special kicks off the festivities for its third year, featuring a first-ever parade of one-of-a-kind sparkling floats and a mile-long drive-through with over a million synchronized lights, to name a few, that viewers will never forget.
All isn’t always calm, but all is definitely bright as season eight of the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation. This holiday season, we will once again see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win $50,000 should they “sleigh” the competition. Produced by Fremantle, the popular festive series features returning celebrity judges: lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak.
“803” (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) – The most wonderful time of the year continues as four families across America face off in the most intense Heavyweights episode yet with the Storybook Land team brimming with nostalgia and a million lights, as this family-owned amusement park continues to go all out for the holiday season in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; the Luminaria team’s sprawling 55-acre botanical garden gets blanketed with thousands of high-tech luminaries during the holiday season, creating one of the largest pixel fields in the world in Lehi, Utah; Folepi’s Winter Wonderland creates an awe-inspiring parade of a million lights, featuring mammoth-sized floats wrapped in thousands of LEDs – a Light Fight first – in East Peoria, Illinois; and the World of Illumination creates an all-inclusive display, featuring over a million lights and boasts the world’s largest RGB snowman, standing 36 feet tall in Glendale, Arizona. Catch Judge Carter Oosterhouse pick the winner of the coveted Light Fight trophy in this season’s treasured Heavyweight division on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
“804” (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) – The holiday cheer continues to spread with the Mattos family displaying a vibrant, fully custom light show in their Apricot orchard, incorporating original music and homemade yet high tech digital artwork, depicting their family throughout generations, plus flying reindeers in San Jose, California; the Martel family decks out their front and back yard with shimmering lights, a high speed Ferris wheel, an avenue of little houses with hidden elf scenes and more for their 33rd year in Hamilton, New Jersey; the Irizarry-Serrano family displaying a mystical “City of Lights” with breath-taking DIY elements, from a handmade North Pole cave to a dazzling JOY sign centerpiece in Lake Mary, Florida; and the Doody family transforming their home into the Vegas strip, featuring a custom Las Vegas sign, a massive fountain and a light show brighter than anything you’ll find on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to see Judge Taniya Nayak make the decision on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
- ABC 20/20 (12/18) Show More
Airing Friday,December 18, 2020 (9:01 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC.
- ABC Saturday Night College Football: American Athletic Championship Presented by Capital One: Tulsa at Cincinnati (12/19) Show More
- SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL Airing Saturday, December 19, 2020
(8:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC. “American Athletic Championship Presented by Capital One: Tulsa at Cincinnati”
- Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Sunday, December 13, 8:00PM Show More
- NEW PEACH IN THE ORCHARD Preview
Porsha’s release from prison after protesting further ignites her activism. Actress and songstress Drew Sidora brings her Chi-Town flavor to Atlanta, however her marriage is anything but picture perfect. Cynthia hosts a wine tasting at Lake Bailey, and an unlikely friendship has many of the women turning their heads. Meanwhile Kandi has a full circle moment as she attends Riley’s graduation.
- Bravo The Real Housewives of Orange County – Wednesday, December 16, 9:00PM Show More
- EPISODE 1510 (SEASON 15/EPISODE 10) -“The Great OC Escape” Elizabeth realizes something about her upcoming divorce; Emily and Shane’s relationship heads to the next level; Kelly spends the lockdown with Rick; Braunwyn struggles with her sobriety during the quarantine. Preview
- Bravo The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City – Wednesday, December 16, 10:00PM Show More
- SUNDANCE CITY
When Sundance arrives to Utah, it’s nonstop parties and celebrations for the ladies. When Whitney throws her husband, Justin, a 52nd birthday party, Jen and Mary finally call truce. Meredith helps her son Brooks prep for Salt Lake City’s very first fashion week while Heather is on the prowl for a one-night stand, with the help of Vanderpump Rules’ Utah natives Lala and Katie to assist. And while everyone is partying, Lisa is too busy planning Sundance parties for everyone else in Park City. Preview
- CBS “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 13 Show More
- ON “60 MINUTES” SUNDAY: Saudi Fugitives; The High Cost of Healing; Excited Delirium
Saudi citizens accused of crimes in the U.S. have fled back to their home country before trial. Victims of those crimes want to know whether Saudi Arabia is helping them evade Justice. Preview
One California hospital chain got so big and its prices so high, that it led to a landmark lawsuit against the company the state’s attorney general said will help curb the soaring costs of healthcare. Preview
The “Excited delirium,” a controversial syndrome mentioned in many cases of deaths in police custody. Preview
- CBS PLAY ON: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO MAKE CHANGE – Tuesday, December 15 Show More
- LL COOL J FEATURING DJ Z-TRIP, SARA BAREILLES, EMILY KING AND PEDRITO MARTINEZ TO PERFORM DURING THE ONE-HOUR CONCERT SPECIAL “PLAY ON: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO MAKE CHANGE,” ON A NEW DATE AND TIME, TUESDAY, DEC. 15
L-R: LL COOL J, Emily King and Sara Bareilles, Emily King
Special Will Feature Performances from Iconic Music Venues in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York City with Special Guest Appearances by Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Ringo Starr
CBS today announced that LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Sara Bareilles, Emily King and Pedrito Martinez have been added to the superstar lineup of artists with special guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Ringo Starr during the one-hour concert special, PLAY ON: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO MAKE CHANGE, to be broadcast on a new date and time, Tuesday, Dec. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live on CBS All Access. The special will also be available to stream on YouTube after the initial broadcast, at 9:00 PM, PT. The benefit concert special, hosted by Kevin Bacon and Eve, will raise funds for two long-standing and vital philanthropic organizations, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and WhyHunger, through the Play On fund created by Sixdegrees.org, by amplifying awareness for transformational racial, social and food justice. During the broadcast, viewers can donate to the organizations by texting the code “PLAYON” to 44-321.
- CBS THE AMAZING RACE – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- AFTER TRAVELING THROUGH 11 COUNTRIES, 17 CITIES AND MORE THAN 33,000 MILES, ONE TEAM WILL BE CROWNED THE WINNERS OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” ON THE SEASON FINALE, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 ON CBS!
“Now It’s About Winning” – With the $1 million prize on the line, the final three teams travel to New Orleans where, after visiting 11 countries, 17 cities and travelling more than 33,000 miles, one team will be crowned the winners of THE AMAZING RACE, on the season finale, Wednesday, Dec. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host.
- CBS SEC CHAMPIONSHIP – Saturday, December 19 Show More
- 12/19/20 (8:00 PM) on the CBS Network. Alabama vs. Florida in the SEC Football Championship. From Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
- The CW iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2020 – Monday, December 14 Show More
- 90-MINUTE SPECIAL
“iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2020” – (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A STAR-STUDDED HOLIDAY MUSICAL EVENT – iHeartRadio Jingle Ball celebrates the holiday season with a spectacular music event featuring performances by some of the world’s biggest and brightest recording artists. The star-studded concert event will feature performances from Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and many more. Original airdate 12/14/2020.
- The CW Dogs of the Year – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Dogs of the Year” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
ALL NEW CHARM – DOGS OF THE YEAR returns with an all new cast of characters to charm their way into our hearts. Hosts Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner count down the Top 10 dog stories of 2020, celebrating the dogs that go above and beyond, that leave their mark on society, and achieve the nearly impossible. Some of the exceptional dogs to be featured in the special include Narwhal, the unicorn puppy who makes therapy magical; Triado, a decorated dog who protects airports and events; Hansel, the first Pitbull to become a firefighting K9; Ariel, a service dog who can detect oncoming seizures; and Plum, a dog with disabilities who is a social media superstar and many more! Executive producers are Robert Horowitz, Josh Greenburg and Lewis Fenton. Produced by JUMA Entertainment. Original airdate 12/17/2020.
- The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Friday, December 11 Show More
- “Episode 113” – (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
GET READY FOR MORE HILARIOUS ANIMAL ANTICS – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guests Brielle Barbusca and Bradford Anderson as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’re bringing you a bad-to-the-bone bulldog, a hind-leg hopping hound, a door-smashing deer, and a kitty who doesn’t wanna be caught. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#113). Original airdate 12/17/2020. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
- The CW The Christmas Caroler Challenge – Friday, December 18 Show More
- “Four to the Finals” – (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
WHO WILL SING TO THE FINALS – Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie host the Christmas caroling competition event series which began with 10 extraordinary Christmas carol groups, each with their own stylized brand of carols. This week we see the final four as they compete to win the competition. Each group which will be assessed by celebrity judges Brandon Rogers, Mikalah Gordon and Garry Gary Beers. The event series is produced by Associated Television International (#202). Original airdate 12/18/2020.
- FOX COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS – Monday, December 14 Show More
- “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
EXPLORE CHANGES IN THE COSMOS ON AN ALL-NEW “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, ON FOX
There is no refuge from change in the cosmos. There will come a time in the life of the sun when Earth will no longer be a home for us. Explore the story of our ancestors who rose to a comparable challenge and get a glimpse of our future on other worlds in the all-new “The Fleeting Grace of the Habitable Zone” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Monday, Dec. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-311) (TV-PG L)
- FOX COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS – Tuesday, December 15 Show More
- “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
DISCOVER THE FUTURE THAT TODAY’S CHILDREN FACE ON AN ALL-NEW “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, ON FOX
In what kind of world can a child born in 2020 expect to grow up? When did our slide into planetwide environmental destruction begin? Enter the possible world that awaits a 2020 baby in her twenties: one darkened by our refusal to confront the real and mounting challenges we face, but one which still offers a message of hope in the all-new “Coming of Age in the Anthropocene” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Dec. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-312) (TV-14 V)
- FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- **TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE**–“THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
ALL WILL BE UNMASKED ON THE ALL-NEW, TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “THE MASKED SINGER” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, ON FOX
In the special two-hour finale, relive all the best moments and performances from the entire season. Then, the three finalists perform one last time before all are unmasked and one singer takes home the Golden Mask Trophy. Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as this masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom-made costumes perform, and America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. All are unmasked in the all-new “Road to the Finals / The Season 4 Finale – Last Mask Standing” two-hour season finale episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Dec. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-413/MS-414) (TV-PG L)
- FOX THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- **FOX SPORTS** – “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM” – (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) CC- HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders
FOX Sports concludes its coverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM live from Allegiant Stadium, as the Los Angeles Chargers take on the Las Vegas Raiders. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM airs LIVE Thursday, Dec. 17 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (TNF-310) (n/a)
- NBC “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL””PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT BUFFALO BILLS” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/13/2020 (08:20PM – 11:30PM) (Sunday) : Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1) at Buffalo Bills (9-3). From Bills Stadium.
- NBC “THE VOICE””LIVE FINALE PART 1” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/14/2020 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Monday) : In the final phase of the competition, the final artists perform in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to compete for the title of The Voice. Carson Daly (“TODAY Show”) hosts.
- NBC “THE VOICE””LIVE FINALE PART 2” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/15/2020 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : It’s the live season finale of “The Voice!” The star-studded finale will unveil incredible new performances and host Carson Daly (“TODAY Show”) will reveal who America has chosen to be the winner. Coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are set to perform in addition to a holiday performance featuring the Top 20 and special A-list performances.
- NBC “DATELINE””TH3013” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/17/2020 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : THURSDAY DATELINE NBC : OHIO MAN WHO THWARTED MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLOT SPEAKS OUT
All-New Dateline’s “The Eastlake Conspiracy” Airs Thursday, December 17 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT
THE STORY: When Ohio resident Pat Sabo is offered $50,000 to kill someone hundreds of miles away, he calls the police to report the incident. Acting quickly, investigators set up an elaborate sting operation to bring down those behind the murder-for-hire plot.
REPORTED BY: Andrea Canning WHERE: Eastlake, Ohio
INTERVIEWS WITH: Detective Chris Bowersock, Pat Sabo and more.
Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.
- NBC “DATELINE””FR3013” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/18/2020 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) : FRIDAY’S ‘DATELINE’ REVEALS NEW DETAILS ON THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PRINCESS DIANA
New Dateline’s “The Life and Death of Princess Diana” Airs Friday, December 18 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT
THE STORY: More than two decades since the tragic death of Princess Diana, Dateline reveals new insights into the real story of the very private royal, including a look at Diana’s troubled marriage, her turbulent life in the royal family and the investigation into her death. With the rise in popularity of The Crown, Andrea Canning reports on how much of it is true and what was really happening behind the palace gates.
REPORTED BY: Andrea Canning WHERE: London, England
INTERVIEWS WITH: Princess Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe, Diana’s close confidant James Colthurst, NBC Royal expert Camilla Tominey and more.
Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.
- NBC “SPECIALS””GLOBAL CITIZEN PRIZE” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/19/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) : The second annual event features special musical collaborations, will celebrate individuals taking action to end extreme poverty and present notable presenter and powerful video packages telling revealing stories of action and impact.
- TBS Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Wednesday, December 16, 10:30PM Show More
- DECEMBER 16, 2020
- USA Network WWE Monday Night Raw – Monday, December 14, 8:00PM Show More
Action from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
- USA Network WWE NXT – Wednesday, December 16, 8:00PM Show More
Showcasing the top up-and-coming stars of WWE, out to prove they’ve got what it takes.
- USA Network Chrisley Knows Best – Thursday, December 17, 9:28PM Show More
- EVERLASTING TODD: SUPERSIZED
Todd fixates on living forever, featuring never-before-aired scenes.
- USA Network Chrisley Knows Best – Thursday, December 17, 10:00PM Show More
- ODD SAVANNAH OUT
Grayson grapples with being the perfect son; Savannah feels left out of the Chase & Nanny Faye duo.
- USA Network Miz & Mrs – Thursday, December 17, 10:31PM Show More
- AN OLYMPIC FAILURE
Mike calls in reinforcement when teaching Monroe to swim, and Maryse adjusts to working from home.
- ABC Special: The Disney Holiday Singalong (12/13) Show More
- “The Disney Holiday Singalong” (Repeat) – Airing Sunday, December 13, 2020 (7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST) on ABC.
Originally aired 11/30/20: ABC ANNOUNCES GLOBAL SUPERSTAR LINEUP FOR ‘THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG’
RYAN SEACREST RETURNS TO HOST
KATY PERRY, BTS, P!NK, KERRY WASHINGTON, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, CIARA, ADAM LAMBERT, LESLIE ODOM JR., CHLOE X HALLE, JULIANNE HOUGH, DEREK HOUGH AND HAYLEY ERBERT, AND ANDREA BOCELLI JOIN THE NICE LIST
Casts From Disney on Broadway’s ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Frozen’ Reunite for an Emotional Tribute to Broadway Set at The New Amsterdam Theater
T-Mobile, Walmart and Clorox Sign on as Event Sponsors
Today, ABC announced its star-studded lineup for “The Disney Holiday Singalong,” the third iteration in the ratings phenomenon franchise, with Ryan Seacrest returning to host the night of merry music and magic. Celebrity performances and appearances for the festive special include Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Michael Bublé, Ciara, Chloe x Halle, Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, Julianne Hough, Adam Lambert, Leslie Odom Jr., Katy Perry, P!NK and Kerry Washington. Additional appearances to be announced at a later date.
Plus, grab a box of tissues as Disney on Broadway makes its heartwarming return to the New Amsterdam Theatre for the first time since March, with a sensational performance by the members from the Broadway casts of “The Lion King” and “Aladdin,” and North American Touring companies of “Frozen.” Disney Music Group’s acclaimed seven-member a cappella group DCappella also joins in for some seasonal sounds as they will carol throughout the show encouraging viewers at home to sing along.
The jolly one-hour musical event will once again include animated on-screen lyrics to allow viewers at home to sing along to the beloved Disney melodies and classic holiday carols.
- ABC Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (12/18) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/29/18) Show More
- ‘OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE’ AIRS FRIDAY, DEC. 18
“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will air FRIDAY, DEC. 18 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) The featurette includes four original songs and the beloved characters (and cast) who won over audiences worldwide in the 2013 Oscar(R)-winning feature, “Frozen,” the top-grossing animated film of all time. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/29/18)
In “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.” Promo
- ABC Shrek the Halls (12/18) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/29/18) Show More
- ABC’S HOLIDAY TREAT – DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S ‘SHREK THE HALLS,’ STARRING THE VOICES OF MIKE MYERS, EDDIE MURPHY, CAMERON DIAZ AND ANTONIO BANDERAS – AIRS FRIDAY, DEC. 18, ON ABC
DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends, featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas, airs FRIDAY, DEC. 18 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/28/07)
Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone is filled with holiday cheer — except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. Promo
- 12/13/20 (10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. THE IDENTITY OF THE PORT-TO-PORT KILLER IS FINALLY REVEALED, BUT HE CONTINUES TO TARGET NCIS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS,” SUNDAY 12/13/30 Promo
Sarah Jane Morris Returns as Special Agent E.J. Barrett
Enrique Murciano Returns as Ziva’s Boyfriend, CIA Agent Ray Cruz
Muse Watson Reprises His Role as Mike Franks
David Dayan Fisher Reprises His Role as Trent Kort
Kerr Smith Guest Stars as Navy Lieutenant Jonas Cobb
“Pyramid” – The lives of NCIS members are in jeopardy when they come face-to-face with the infamous Port-to-Port killer, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Sunday, December 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Sarah Jane Morris returns as Special Agent E.J. Barrett; Enrique Murciano returns as CIA Agent Ray Cruz; Muse Watson reprises his role as Mike Franks; David Dayan Fisher reprises his role as Trent Kort; and Kerr Smith guest stars as Navy Lieutenant Jonas Cobb. (Originally broadcast 5/17/11)
WRITTEN BY: Gary Glasberg
DIRECTED BY: Dennis Smith
- ZIVA SURPRISES GIBBS WITH A CRYPTIC WARNING, PROMPTING HIM TO QUESTION WHY SHE REMAINED UNDERGROUND FOR YEARS WHILE BEING PRESUMED DEAD BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND WHAT LED TO HER RETURN, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE 17TH SEASON PREMIERE OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, DEC. 15
Cote de Pablo Guest Stars as Ziva David
“Out of the Darkness” – Ziva surprises Gibbs with a cryptic warning, prompting him to question why she remained underground for years while being presumed dead by family and friends, and what led to her return, on a rebroadcast of the 17th season premiere of NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 9/24/19.)
WRITTEN BY: Gina Lucita Monreal
DIRECTED BY: Terrence O’Hara Promo
- CBS FBI – Tuesday, December 15 Show More
- THE TEAM DIGS INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING A CAR CRASH THAT RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF A PHOTOGRAPHER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “FBI,” TUESDAY, DEC. 15
“Codename: Ferdinand” – When the team digs into the circumstances surrounding a car crash that resulted in the death of a photographer, they realize there is more than meets the eye. Also, Maggie sympathizes with his widow, Annie Weber (Erica Fae), when she notices similarities with her own husband’s death, on a rebroadcast of FBI, Tuesday, Dec. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 11/19/19.)
WRITTEN BY: David Amann
DIRECTED BY: Alex Zakrzewski Promo
- WHILE IN UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY, THE U.S.S. DISCOVERY CREW IS FORCED TO GET CREATIVE IN THEIR NEXT EFFORTS TO SURVIVE OPPOSING AND UNPRECEDENTED FORCES AND RETURN HOME, ON THE CBS ALL ACCESS ORIGINAL SERIES “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY,” THURSDAY, DEC. 17
The Third Season of “Star Trek: Discovery” Is Available Exclusively on CBS All Access
Binge Seasons One and Two Now Only on CBS All Access
“Despite Yourself” – While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home, on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Thursday, Dec. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Original CBS All Access airdate 1/8/18.
- The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Monday, December 14 Show More
- “Jeff Davis 11” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
CLASSY COMEDY – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jeff Davis, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#808). Original airdate 10/12/2020.
- The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Wednesday, December 16 Show More
- ONE-HOUR SPECIAL
“Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
A VERY MERRY PENN & TELLER – The magical duo of PENN & TELLER is joined by host Alyson Hannigan to help kick off the holiday season with this special complete with magicians, costumes and a Christmas Trophy! PENN & TELLER: MERRY FOOL US stars Penn & Teller and host Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”). PENN & TELLER: FOOL US is created and produced by 1/17 PRODUCTIONS with executive producers Peter Adam Golden, Andrew Golder, Penn Jillette and Teller. Original airdate 11/29/2019
- The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Thursday, December 17 Show More
- “Episode 111” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
UNLIKELY ANIMAL TRIOS – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guest Kelli Goss as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’ve got an unlikely animal trio, a tortoise that should be charging cab fare, and a dog who could really use some cleats. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#111). Original airdate 11/27/2020. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
- FOX L.A.’S FINEST – Monday, December 14 Show More
- “L.A.’S FINEST” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
THE TEAM INVESTIGATES A MURDER IN A LOS ANGELES PARK ON AN ALL-NEW “L.A.’S FINEST” MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, ON FOX
After a stunning discovery, Syd and McKenna debate who they can trust moving forward. Meanwhile, the team investigates a death that took place at a scenic Los Angeles park in the all-new “Thief” episode of L.A.’S FINEST airing Monday, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LAF-111) (TV-14 L, V)
Guest Cast: John Salley as Fletcher; Rebecca Budig as Carlene Hart; Laz Alonso as Warren Hendriz; Jake Busey as Bishop Duvall; Sabina Gadecki as Jen Striker; Lidia Porto as Juanita; Joel Johnstone as Dr. Logan O’Donnell; Joshua Alba as Nico; Tammy Tavares as Cyndie; Fiona Rene as Mia; Ashton Moio as Emilio Benavides; Jonathan Stanley as Kirby; Eric Michael Cole as Suit; Jacon Figueroa as Plaid Shirt and Melvin Robert as Spectrum News Reporter. Promo
- FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Friday, December 18 Show More
- **TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE ENCORE**–“THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
ALL WILL BE UNMASKED ON “THE MASKED SINGER” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, ON FOX
In a special encore of the two-hour season finale, relive all the best moments and performances from the entire season. Then, the three finalists perform one last time before all are unmasked and one singer takes home the Golden Mask Trophy. Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as this masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom-made costumes perform, and America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. All are unmasked in a special encore of the “Road to the Finals / The Season 4 Finale – Last Mask Standing” two-hour season finale episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Friday, Dec. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-413/MS-414) (TV-PG L)
- FOX COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS – Saturday, December 19 Show More
- “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” – (11:30 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
DISCOVER THE FUTURE THAT TODAY’S CHILDREN FACE ON “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, ON FOX
In what kind of world can a child born in 2020 expect to grow up? When did our slide into planetwide environmental destruction begin? Enter the possible world that awaits a 2020 baby in her twenties: one darkened by our refusal to confront the real and mounting challenges we face, but one which still offers a message of hope in the “Coming of Age in the Anthropocene” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Saturday, Dec. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-312) (TV-14 V)
- NBC “THE VOICE””CUTDOWN OF LIVE PERFORMANCES” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/15/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : A look back at finale performances before a Season 19 winner of “The Voice” is crowned.
- NBC “SPECIALS””CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES – AT HOME HOLIDAY SPECIAL” REPEAT Show More
- 12/16/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : NBC and the Radio City Rockettes are bringing in Christmas cheer and holiday spirit with the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” special, airing Wednesday, December 2 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT), following the telecast of NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” NBC News’ TODAY co-anchors Hoda Kotb & Savannah Guthrie will host the event.
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE””A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL” Show More
- 12/16/2020 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : From mlive.com: Live from New York, it’s A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special, featuring two hours of the best holiday sketches in the long-running show’s history, airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. You can also watch it on Peacock or on FuboTV.
Relive some of SNL’s funniest, most festive holiday moments with famous hosts and ensemble members from the multi-Emmy-Award-winning show. Taking a page from the no-peeking-at-your-gifts approach, SNL isn’t sharing any spoilers about what will make the highlight reel.
- NBC “SPECIALS””DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS” Show More
- 12/17/2020 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Thursday) : “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today. Starring Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney and Alyvia Alyn Lind. TV-G
- NBC “WEAKEST LINK””WHOSE CEREAL IS ALL LUCK AND NO CHARM?” REPEAT Show More
- 12/18/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : Jane Lynch hosts a revival of the hit game show sensation. Eight strangers work as a team to play a high stakes game of trivia. In a dramatic twist, they must eliminate each other one-by-one for a chance to win up to a $1 million dollar in prize. TV-PG D, L
- NBC “THE WALL””DENISE AND TISHA” REPEAT Show More
- 12/19/2020 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : Sisters Denise, a bus driver, and Tisha, an electrician, from Milwaukee put their technical skills to work on the Wall. TV-PG
- NBC “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE””PAUL RUDD / ONE DIRECTION” ORIGINAL Show More
- 12/19/2020 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : TV-14 Episode aired December 7, 2013
Sketches include – cold open: Lawrence Welk (Fred Armisen) presents The Sound Of Music featuring Dooneese;
monologue: musical guest One Direction, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Steve Carell [real] do “Afternoon Delight”;
TV show: Politics Nation- Huffington Post contributor (Rudd) discusses Obamacare;
Film: grown man Don Charles (Rudd) considers himself One Direction’s #1 fan;
skit: divorcing (Rudd) & (Vanessa Bayer) can’t resist grooving to “I Don’t Want To Know”;
song: One Direction performs “Story Of My Life”;
news: Jacob outlines Hanukkah & gets emotional over Seth Meyers’s pending departure;
news: Jebidiah Atkinson lays waste to beloved Christmas TV specials & movies;
skit Michaelangelo (Taran Killam) based David sculpture on (Rudd), small penis & all;
TV commercial: Rudd stars in White Christmas, the black holiday movie for white people;
skit: elves don’t like skinny & health-conscious Santa’s (Rudd) new attitude;
skit embarrassingly, (CES)’s memories of lost loves include pizza guy (host)
song: One Direction performs “Through The Dark”; and
skit: (Rudd) & fellow drunk businessmen laud Bill Brasky at Chuck E. Cheese’s.
- These TV shows come out on DVD this week: “Ace Attorney: Season Two” (only on Blu-ray); “Avenue 5: The Complete First Season”; “Black Clover – Season 1 and 2 Complete” (only on Blu-ray); “Dragon Ball Z: Season 4 and 5” (only on Blu-ray); “The Expanse: Season Four” (also on Blu-ray); “Marseille: The Complete Series” (only on Blu-ray); “Nero Wolfe: The Complete Series”; “Paranoia Agent” (only on Blu-ray); nd “Survivor: Island of the Idols (Season 39)”.
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