What to Watch Today

Banshees of Inisherin on HBO, Austin Butler Hosts SNL and More

  • ESPN
    Wasabi Fenway Bowl

    Cincinnati takes on Louisville, live from Boston’s Fenway Park. (New Mexico Bowl, LendingTree Bowl, Frisco Bowl and more follow; view full schedule.)

  • GAC Family
    Aisle Be Home for Christmas

    TV-movie premiere: Two exes (My Wife and Kids‘ Jennifer Freeman and The Brothers‘ Garrett Watson) reconnect after getting stranded in a store before Christmas. (View holiday movie guide.)

  • HBO
    The Banshees of Inisherin

    Premium cable premiere: Two lifelong friends (True Detective‘s Colin Farrell and Mr. Mercedes‘ Brendan Gleeson) reach an alarming impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship; Kerry Condon (Better Call Saul) and Barry Keoghan (Eternals) star.

  • Lifetime
    The Holiday Dating Guide

    TV-movie premiere: A writer (Noovie’s Maria Menounos) must prove to a publisher that her book of dating advice works by making a man fall for her within 12 days; Brent Bailey (A Cape Cod Christmas) co-stars. (View holiday movie guide.)

  • The CW
    iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

    Two hours: Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Charlie Puth, Demi Lovato, Dove Cameron and more perform.

  • FX
    The Santa Clauses

    The first two episodes of the recently renewed Disney+ series air back-to-back, as Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) tries to keep up with the demands of the holiday.

  • Hallmark Channel
    'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    TV-movie premiere: A former actress (The Christmas Promise‘s Torrey DeVitto) takes charge of a town’s annual Christmas Eve production; Zane Holtz (Katy Keene) co-stars. (View holiday movie guide.)

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Five More Minutes

    TV-movie premiere: A young widow’s (How I Met Your Mother‘s Ashley Williams) Christmas wish for her son gets answered — in surprising ways; Lucas Bryant (Country at Heart) co-stars. (View holiday movie guide.)

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Kristen Wiig hosts this Season 46 episode from Dec. 19, 2020; Dua Lipa performs.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Elvis‘ Austin Butler hosts; Lizzo fills in for Yeah Yeah Yeahs as musical guest,