On TV this Wednesday: Code Black goes dark ahead of its holiday hiatus, Jessica Chastain heads Inside the Actors Studio, Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of ABC’s Game Changers and Undercover Boss is back on the clock. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Code Blackout, Undercover Boss Bears All and More
Season 8 premiere (two episodes): The CEO of Build-A-Bear disguises herself as a retail worker; the mayor of Gary, Ind. goes undercover as a municipal employee. (When do Survivor and The Amazing Race return?)
Inside the Actors Studio
Jessica Chastain sits down with James Lipton to discuss her work in such films as A Most Violent Year and Zero Dark Thirty.
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
In this 2014 stop-motion adaptation of the Will Ferrell film, an elf (voiced by Big Bang‘s Jim Parsons) heads to NYC to meet his dad (Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill).
Lagertha tries to achieve a long-held goal; Ragnar negotiates with King Ecbert.
Lip Sync Battle
In this Christmas-themed episode, country singers Cassadee Pope and Dustin Lynch face off for lip-sync supremacy.
Fall finale: A city-wide blackout occurs during a code black; Campbell and Leanne transport high-risk patients to a local care center; Willis and Nolan assist an elderly woman who is convinced it’s 1942. (Get return date.)
The Larsons argue with Elizabeth about the decisions she has made; Theo and Aaron organize a heist. (View Syfy winter premiere dates.)
Game Changers With Robin Roberts
The GMA anchor interviews those who left their mark in 2016, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
Surprise! Instant Xmas Carol!
Celebrity carolers (including Conan O’Brien, Rashida Jones and Jane Lynch) bring joy to people who could use holiday cheer. (Which TBS comedies got renewed?)