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Parton/Baranski Christmas Musical, Fear TWD Breaks, American Music Awards and More

Christmas on the Square Premiere Netflix

On TV this Sunday: Taraji P. Henson emcees the American Music Awards, Fear the Walking Dead heads for hiatus and Dolly Parton is angelic in a Netflix musical. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

    TV-movie premiere: Following her father’s death, “rich and nasty” Regina (The Good Fight‘s Christine Baranski) returns to her hometown before Christmas to evict its residents; Dolly Parton, Treat Williams (Everwood), Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) and Jeanine Mason (Roswell, New Mexico) co-star. (Watch trailer.)

  • PBS, PBS Kids
    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    The Peanuts gang gathers around Charlie’s ping-pong table for an unusual feast.

  • ABC
    American Music Awards

    J.Lo, Maluma, Bad Bunny, BTS, Dua Lipa, Lil Baby, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion and Shawn Mendes perform; Taraji P. Henson hosts.

  • Hallmark Channel
    The Christmas House

    TV-movie premiere: Bill (Everwood‘s Treat Williams) and Phylis (NYPD Blue‘s Sharon Lawrence) summon their sons Mike (One Tree Hill‘s Robert Buckley) and Brandon (Mean Girls‘ Jonathan Bennett) home for the holidays, as Brandon and his husband await word about an adoption.

  • PBS
    The Trouble With Maggie Cole

    Season 1 finale: Shocking events are set in motion as Maggie frets about reuniting with her family and making peace with Jill and Marcus.

  • AMC
    Fear the Walking Dead

    Fall finale: Alicia and Charlie embark on a search-and-rescue; an unlikely ally steps up with an idea for escaping Virginia.

  • CBS
    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Sam meets a whistleblower who plans to spill a huge military secret; Kensi and Deeks consider buying a house.

  • The CW
    The Outpost

    New time slot alert! Yavalla, Gwynn and Tobin overtake the Capital; a Prime Order brute threatens the outpost. (Black Lightning ending!)

  • PBS
    Roadkill

    Season 1 finale: Peter makes a shocking announcement to the nation.

  • HBO
    The Undoing

    The prosecution brings its A-game on the first day of the trial; Grace learns a secret. (Read Episode 4 recap; will there be a Season 2?)

  • Fox
    Family Guy

    Peter seeks out the late Adam West’s cousin, Wild Wild West (voiced by Sam Elliott), to be Quahog’s next mayor. (Watch preview.)

  • FX
    Fargo

    In Season 4’s penultimate episode, Josto settles a score, while Ethelrida takes a risk; Loy forms a questionable alliance.

  • CNN
    First Ladies

    Docuseries finale: Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes a senator and a Secretary of State after her time spent as First Lady, and later, is almost elected as the first female president of the United States.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances

    TV-movie premiere: A single dad (The Bold Type’s Sam Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons, and winds up stuck in traffic with his high school sweetheart (Royal Pains‘ Brooke D’Orsay).

  • Showtime
    Moonbase 8

    Cap and Skip both get sick, leading to two wildly different quarantine experiences; Rook cops feelings for a new female team member.


    ♦ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY
    On Nov. 22, 1968, a scripted kiss between Star Trek‘s Kirk and Uhura broke a major cultural barrier — just one year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws against interracial marriage.