What to Watch | December 16-22

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Can you believe next week is Christmas? So light up the tree and flip on the TV, there are a bunch of good holiday shows this week to get us in the spirit.


Monday, December 16

Good Trouble Holiday

Join The Adams Foster family for Christmas at The Coterie! A 2-hour Holiday Special.

Drama, Freeform. Monday, December 16, 9pm. Special.


Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019

Kevin Frazierand and Keltie Knight (“Entertainment Tonight”) count down the 12 best holiday commercials ever. Take a look at last year’s annual count down, below.

Special, CW. Monday, December 16, 9pm.


Wednesday, December 18

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’

Host Jimmy Kimmel and a host of today’s A-list actors bring us more classic episodes… live.

Viola Davis and Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play Florida and James in Good Times, alongside Tiffany Haddish, Asante Blackk, Jharrel Jerome, Jay Pharoah and Corinne Foxx.

Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz  will come back for an encore performance as The Bunker family for the All in the Family portion.


Comedy, ABC. Wednesday, December 18, 8pm. Special.


Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019

Dean Cain and some of today’s hottest magicians aim to make Christmas even more magical.

Reality, CW. Wednesday, December 18, 9pm. Special.

Image: CW


Thursday, December 19

2020 Miss America Competition

This year marks the 93rd Miss America pageant, and will continue last year’s tradition of eliminating the swimsuit portion to make way for the candidates’ voices to be heard.

Live Event, NBC. Thursday, December 19, 8pm. Special.


iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019

Relive iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball when 12 stars took the stage in Madison Square Garden on Friday December 13th to light up the holiday season. Among the performers are Lizzo, Camila Cabello, the Jonas Brothers Taylor Swift.

Music, CW. Thursday, December 19, 8pm. Special.



Saturday, December 21

Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars

Lifetime is putting stars of their own Lifetime Christmas movies to the test.

Reality, Lifetime. Saturday, December 21, 11am. Special.


Ultimate Hanukkah Challenge

Host Molly Yeh challenges four seasoned chefs to make Festival of Lights-inspired dishes. The winner gets a vacation to the City of Light, Paris, and bragging rights.

Reality competition, Food Network. Saturday, December 21, 9pm. New.

Image: Food Network


Sunday, December 22


A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel

Tony Winner Idina Menzel celebrates inspiring stories of adoption with special guests Adam Lambert, Ne-Yo, and Kelly Roland.

Variety, CBS. Sunday, December 22, 9pm. Special.


The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza With the Cast of SEAL Team

David Boreanaz and the SEAL Team cast join Drew Carey for an hourlong special game show (and btw, Seth Rogen will be on the following night).

Game Show, CBS. Sunday, December 22, 8pm. Special.


Image: Eric Ray Davidson/CBS ©2019 CBS


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