What to Watch Tonight

Amy Acker's Christmas, Dirk Gently Finale, SNL and More


On TV this Saturday: A Person of Interest alum dances her way through the holiday season, John Cena hosts Saturday Night Live and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency wraps its freshman run. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • CBS
    College Football

    In the teams’ 117th meeting, Army looks to end Navy’s 14-year run of victories, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

  • ABC
    Mary Poppins

    Gather the kids and settle in for this beloved, 1964 musical starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

  • Hallmark
    A Nutcracker Christmas

    POI‘s Amy Acker plays an ex-ballerina who reconsiders her vow never to dance again after running into her former partner (Flesh and Bones‘s Sascha Radetsky).

  • Lifetime
    A Christmas Wedding Date

    A woman (played by Marla Sokoloff, who can also be seen this weekend on Fuller House) returns home for Christmas to attend a friend’s wedding; Chris Carmack (Nashville) and George Wendt (Cheers) co-star.

  • CBS
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    In this classic, the titular reindeer uses his incandescent beak to guide Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. (Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns follow at 9 pm.)

  • BBC America
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Season 1 finale: The threat of death looms as Dirk, Todd, Farah and Detective Estevez try to save Lydia Spring. (Get renewal status.)

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    Guests include Passengers‘ Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, chef Jamie Oliver and rapper Will.i.am. Plus, Emeli Sande performs.

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks

    Scientist Lesterson learns that the Daleks are reproducing themselves and intend on seizing control of the Earth colony. (Watch Who Christmas special trailer.)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena hosts, with musical guest Maren Morris. (Who is hosting on Dec. 17?)