What to Watch Tonight

Franco and Minaj Do SNL, Mike Nichols' Best and More

  • TCM
    A Tribute to Mike Nichols

    Through 2:15 am Sunday | The late filmmaker is honored with a triple-feature of his best films: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge.

  • NBC
    It's a Wonderful Life

    You’ve probably seen this a zillion times by now, but what’s one more? Enjoy this holiday classic, which follows Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a banker who learns what life would be like if he never existed.

  • Lifetime
    Wishin' & Hopin'

    Based on the novel by Wally Lamb, this 1960s-set Christmas flick follows 10-year-old Felix Funicello (Wyatt Ralff, Moonrise Kingdom), whose holiday season is changed by the arrival of a substitute teacher (Pretty in Pink’s Molly Ringwald).

  • Sundance
    One Child

    Miniseries finale: In the drama’s second and final installment, Mei (Katie Leung, Harry Potter) is thrown into extreme danger in her attempt to save her brother from an unjust criminal sentence.

  • Starz
    The Missing

    In 2006, a key witness is found murdered, a connection that Julien re-investigates in the present day.

  • BBC America
    Atlantis

    As plans progress for the royal wedding, Ariadne must undertake a journey to Telemon’s homeland.

  • TNT
    Transporter

    When Frank’s latest delivery goes wrong — I feel like this happens a lot — he is plunged into a dangerous sex trafficking mystery.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    James Franco hosts, with musical guest Nicki Minaj. (Shall we place bets on a Seth Rogen cameo?)