What to Watch Today

It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Story Marathon and More

It's a Wonderful Life

On TV this Thursday: Ruthless, The Stand and Star Trek: Discovery all drop new episodes, TBS hosts its annual Christmas Story marathon and Jimmy Stewart realizes he has a Wonderful Life. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • BET+
    Tyler Perry's Ruthless

    Andrew must prove that he stands with the Raku; Lilo pays the compound a visit.

  • CBS All Access
    The Stand

    Musician Larry Underwood meets an alluring acquaintance; Lloyd Henreid comes face-to-face with Randall Flagg. (Was that [Spoiler] playing POTUS!?)

  • CBS All Access
    Star Trek: Discovery

    Discovery ventures to the Verubin Nebula, where Burnham, Saru and Culber learn more about the origin of the Burn.

  • UPtv
    Christmas With the Chosen

    Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, For King and Country, the Piano Guys and Mandisa perform.

  • TBS, TNT
    A Christmas Story Marathon

    Through Friday at 8 pm | Ralphie may or may not grow up to be an advocate for gun control after nearly shooting his eye out. Watch him do it — 12x in a row!

  • ABC
    The Greatest Showman

    Broadcast premiere: Hugh Jackman stars opposite Zac Efron and Zendaya in this 2017 musical based (looooosely) on the life of P.T. Barnum.

  • The CW
    iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

    Encore presentation: Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd perform.

  • NBC
    It's a Wonderful Life

    Settle in with your loved ones and relive this 1946 classic, which stars Jimmy Stewart as a banker who learns what life would have been like without him.

  • CBS
    B Positive

    Repeat to Revisit: Here’s your chance to start from the beginning, with an encore of the kidney donor comedy’s first episode. (Picked up for full season!)

  • ABC
    Disney Prep & Landing

    In this 2009 ‘toon, an elite group of elves ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for a visit from The Big Guy. (Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice follows at 10:30 pm.)