What to Watch Tonight: Babs' Fascinating People, Kathy Griffin's Record, Mob City Finale and More

barbara-walters-fascinating-people-2013On TV this Wednesday: Barbara Walters presents those she finds Fascinating, Mob City‘s last gamble, The X Factor’s Top 3 compete one last time and Cloris Leachman pays Kirstie a surprise visit. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | The Top 3 take the stage one last time in hopes of winning the competition.

8 pm A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion (CBS) | The Grammy winner will perform alongside Ne-Yo, Chris Young and others, while sharing inspirational stories about children adopted from foster care. (No word on whether this will be more or less moving than Sarah McLachlan’s ASPCA commercials.)

8 pm Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker (Bravo) | In her Guiness world record-setting 20th televised special, the comic performs from the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio.

8 pm The Sing-Off (NBC) | The remaining six groups perform songs from box office hits… and “My Heart Will Go On” seems inevitable.

8 pm The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 (CW) | Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Macklemore, Fall Out Boy and more perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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9 pm Mob City (TNT) | Two-hour season finale: Bugsy Siegel’s trial approaches, and a violent massacre wrecks Captain Parker’s plans. (Not yet renewed.)

9:30 pm Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 (ABC) | The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence, the Duck Dynasty cast, Miley Cyrus (of course) and more chat with the venerable newswoman about their lives and careers.

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10 pm Kirstie (TV Land) | Arlo surprises Maddie with a gift she can’t return: her estranged mother Shirley (played by TV vet Cloris Leachman).

10 pm Michael Buble’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special (NBC) | The crooner returns alongside guest stars Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and — my personal favorite — Cookie Monster.

10:30 pm Key & Peele (Comedy Central) | Season finale: Sketches include Keegan getting distracted while on the phone with his girlfriend (uh-oh), and Jordan having a mean boss.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

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18 Comments
  1. Kim R says:

    I just wish Barbara would retire all ready. That’s my snarky Christmas wish. :D

  2. Ashlyn says:

    Kathy Griffin is the worst.

  3. Teag says:

    Mob City. It’s been underwhelming. But it was only 6 episodes so I continued with it.

  4. b says:

    I don’t watch for Bab’s. I watch for the people/celebs she picks. Or the producers pick. ; ) She should retire.

  5. Steve says:

    Mob City
    Key & Peele

  6. Maryann says:

    Not watching anything off air; time to do catchup from my crowded fall schedule of shows.

  7. Joey says:

    Mob City and The Exes.

  8. Chris says:

    Michael buble!!!

  9. Jared says:

    Jingle Ball
    X Factor
    Kathy Griffin Special

  10. Stormy says:

    TCM Broadway Melody of 1940 followed by Easter Parade.

  11. Steve F. says:

    The Sing-Off and the Michael Buble special (Cookie Monster!) is on my radar.

  12. I’m letting all the Mob City’s pile up and watch them all at once. I wonder if it will be picked up for season 2.

  13. Caitlin says:

    bring back mob city love love love!!!! boardwalk on west coast! great crime drama!

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