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89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

NBC | 8:00 pm
The lighting of the giant Christmas tree in New York's Rockefeller Center is the traditional capper to this annual special, hosted this year by "Today" co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin. The 2021 tree is a 79 feet tall, 45 feet wide Norway Spruce weighing about 12 tons, from Elkton, Md. Before the switch gets flipped, illuminating more than 50,000 multi-colored lights, the two-hour special features performances by Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, Harry Connick Jr., Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones and the Radio City Rockettes' among others. […]

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The Wonder Years

ABC | 8:30 pm
In the new episode "Home for Christmas," Dean (Elisha "EJ" Williams) is practically vibrating with excitement over the prospect of spending time with his big brother Bruce (guest star Spencer Moore II, "All American") when the latter comes home from Vietnam. Unfortunately, readjusting to life in 1960s-era Montgomery, Ala., poses some unexpected challenges for the returning soldier. Meanwhile, the Williams family rely on some tried and true traditions to restore good cheer. Dulé Hill and Saycon Sengbloh also star. […]

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The Real Housewives of Orange County

BRAVO | 9:00 pm
One way to refresh a flagging TV show after a long run is to re-introduce a former cast member who is vividly remembered, fondly or otherwise, by fans. That's exactly the strategy this "Real Housewives" series — which launched the entire franchise — is trying as it opens Season 16, after a 15th edition that faltered in the ratings. Heather Dubrow, who was a Housewife from Seasons 7 through 11, is rejoining the cast, along with fellow returnees Shannon Storms Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson. […]

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Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller

NGC | 9:00 pm
Peabody Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller returns for Season 2 of this investigative documentary series, in which she works her way inside various black market or trafficking networks to expose the business, key players and inner workings of this shadow economy. The Season 2 premiere follows van Zeller as she probes black-market cosmetic surgery; future topics this season include a meth superhighway, a romance scam, outlaw motorcycle gangs, California's marijuana black market and a stolen car smuggling route. A third season of this series has been greenlit as well. […]

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Home Economics

ABC | 9:31 pm
As the season of giving approaches, Tom (Topher Grace) finally receives his first advance check from the Sofia Salazar book, leaving him and Marina (Karla Souza) to debate how best to use the cash in the new episode "Secret Santa Gift, $25 Limit"). Meanwhile, Sarah (Caitlin McGee) receives an extravagant gift from the parents at her elite new school, and she doesn't want to part with it. Jimmy Tatro and Sasheer Zamata also star. […]

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

FXX | 10:00 pm
Season 15 opens with two back-to-back episodes, picking up the action with "2020: A Year in Review," in which the main characters reflect on the pandemic-imposed chaos of that year. As they do so, they realize they contributed far more to the ongoing havoc than they could have imagined. Then, in "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 7," the gang is shocked to discover their "unofficial" sequels to the "Lethal Weapon" movies have been pulled from their local library. Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day and Danny DeVito star. […]

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Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around

NBC | 10:00 pm
Kelly Clarkson freely admits she's a complete Christmas junkie, going so far as to feature a recurring segment called "Ambush Christmas" on her syndicated daytime talk show. Now, the Grammy- and Emmy-winning music superstar celebrates the release of her new holiday album with this festive special featuring new original songs as well as iconic yuletide classics, plus dancing and collaborations with special guests. Among those scheduled to appear are Ariana Grande, Brett Eldredge, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Odom Jr., Jay Leno and Amy Poehler, plus a certain beloved North Pole personality. […]

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Saying Yes to Christmas

LIFETIME | 8:00 pm
While workaholic June is back home visiting her family for the holidays, a magic Christmas wish casts a spell that compels her to say "yes" to every invitation she receives. Among them, the sudden reappearance of Blake, an old flame, soon finds its way onto her overcommitted schedule, striking some long-dormant sparks as they spend time together. Erika Prevost and Romaine Waite star in this 2021 yuletide romance. […]

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Riverdale

CW | 9:00 pm
After each of them receives an unsettling visit from a mysterious figure who arrives in town from parts unknown, the gang find themselves confronted with some unwelcome ultimatums, some of which look like no-win scenarios, in the new episode "Chapter Ninety-Eighty: Mr. Cypher." Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madchen Amick, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Erinn Westbrook and Drew Ray Tanner star. […]

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I Am Jazz

TLC | 9:01 pm
Since undergoing her 2018 affirmation surgery to align her body and mind, Jazz Jennings has been through even more life changes, graduating high school as her class valedictorian and subsequently being accepted to Harvard University. Prior to her first semester at that Ivy League school, however, she developed a mental health condition that prompted her to take a gap year. Now, as her groundbreaking reality series returns for a new season, Jazz is preparing for college, although she's also beginning a new health regimen to shed her pandemic weight gain. […]