What to Watch Tonight

Dirk Gently Gets Lost, Dermot Mulroney's Love Train and More

  • HBO
    Sesame Street

    Cinderella would rather play than open her new shoe store and be a princess. (Talk about a struggle!) Lucy Liu (Elementary) guest-stars.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox
    College Football

    Seven games: Among the broadcast-TV offerings are Georgia vs. Georgia Tech (12 pm, ABC); Ohio State vs. Michigan (12 pm, Fox); Wisconsin vs. Minnesota (3:30 pm, ABC); Alabama vs. Auburn (3:30 pm, CBS); Michigan State vs. Rutgers (4 pm, Fox); Notre Dame vs. Stanford (8 pm, ABC); Washington State vs. Washington (8 pm, Fox).

  • Hallmark
    The Christmas Train

    A journalist (New Girl‘s Dermot Mulroney) finds love aboard a train at Christmas; Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) and Joan Cusack (Shameless) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    Wrapped Up in Christmas

    An upscale mall manager (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s Tatyana Ali) falls for a man (The Night Shift‘s Brendan Fehr) who’s too embarrassed to admit he’s currently employed as a Santa; Kim Fields (The Facts of Life), Jasmine Guy (A Different World), Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince), Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) and Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister) co-star.

  • PBS
    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

    Broadcast premiere: In this 2016 doc, which first debuted on Hulu, filmmaker Ron Howard chronicles the band’s journey from playing The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966.

  • NBC
    The National Dog Show

    Encore presentation: The annual event, which first aired on Thanksgiving, finds a bevy of canines vying for Best in Show at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia; John O’Hurley and David Frei host.

  • BBC America
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk and Todd get lost in Wendimoor, where they’re forced to deal with hostile natives and evil knights. (Watch Doctor Who Christmas special sneak peek.)

  • CBS
    The Story of Santa Claus

    First broadcast in 1996, this cartoon tells the magical story of Santa’s early days; the voice ensemble includes Edward Asner (Up), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) and Tim Curry (The Wild Thornberrys).

  • OWN
    Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

    Season 6 premiere: Miss Robbie visits Tim’s new restaurant in Houston in a bid to restore their rocky relationship; problems at NoHo cause Charles to rethink whether or not he wants to stay in the family business.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: Gal Gadot hosts, with musical guest Sam Smith. (Watch best and worst sketches; who’s hosting on Dec. 2?)