On TV this Saturday: Martin Freeman pays Studio 8H a visit, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer makes his annual appearance, Atlantis channels The Walking Dead and The Missing goes international. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, follow Rudolph and his misfit toy friends as they look for a place that will accept them. (Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns follow at 9 pm and 9:30 pm, respectively.)
Peter Pan Live!
Repeat to Revisit: It might not be live this time around, but now’s your chance to watch Allison Williams take flight once more. (Then check out the best and worst moments of the production.)
The Santa Con
When a small-time con man (Barry Watson, Hart of Dixie) reluctantly takes a job as a department store Santa, he accidentally promises a young boy that his estranged parents will get back together by Christmas. Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey), Jaleel White (Family Matters) and Wendy Williams also star.
In 2006, Tony and Emily plead with police to investigate a suspected pedophile. Meanwhile, in the present day, Tony and Julien try to find a person of interest in Paris.
The gang finds themselves dispersed across the ancient necropolis — and they’re joined by a magical army of the undead.
Frank travels to Libya, where he must piece together the disappearance of a former Army officer.
The Graham Norton Show
Guests include Birdman’s Michael Keaton, The Hobbit’s Sir Ian McKellen, chef Jamie Oliver, British comedienne Victoria Wood and those dreamy One Direction boys.
Saturday Night Live
The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman hosts, with musical guest Charli XCX. Sigh, “Boom Clap” is stuck in my head already.