What to Watch Today

A Christmas Story Live, Search Party Faces Jail Time and More

  • Fox
    A Christmas Story Live!

    Three hours: Inspired by the Broadway adaptation of the 1983 film, this live musical follows Ralphie (Andy Walken), an 11-year-old boy who wants an air rifle for Christmas; Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Maya Rudolph (SNL), Jane Krakowski (Kimmy Schmidt), Ana Gasteyer (SNL), David Alan Grier (Carmichael Show) and Ken Jeong (Community) co-star; Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) narrates as Adult Ralphie.

  • PBS
    Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

    Part 1 of 2: Caroline moves the family to a farmhouse; Alan has a talk with Gillian, who is convinced she’s being haunted by Eddie. (Part 2 airs on Christmas Eve.)

  • CBS
    Wisdom of the Crowd

    Fall finale: Tariq’s childhood friend is targeted by a violent stalker; Tanner tries to track down a key witness in Mia’s murder case.

  • Starz
    The Girlfriend Experience

    Bria is forced to face Donald head-on; Anna looks for answers; Erica’s life takes a series of sudden turns.

  • Showtime
    Shameless

    Ian brings an “Occupy Fiona” protest to Fiona’s front door; Lip has difficulty getting Youens to court for his trial; Frank goes job hunting.

  • CBS
    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Fall finale: The team investigates a cyber attack on L.A.’s electrical grid; Sam faces the first holiday season without his wife :(

  • TBS
    Search Party

    Season 2 finale (two episodes): The gang attempts to tie up loose ends as they brace for the very real possibility of going to jail. (Not yet renewed.)

  • TNT
    Good Behavior

    Season 2 finale: Letty and Javier rush to clean up a mess before they both land in prison (with the Search Party gang?). (Not yet renewed.)

  • Showtime
    SMILF

    Eliza and Larry help Bridget search for her towed car; Tutu has a manic episode. (Psst… hear the good news?)

  • CBS
    Madam Secretary

    Fall finale: Elizabeth grapples having to tell the Afghan government that a compromise with the Taliban would do less harm than going to war.