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.
What to Watch Today
Parton/Baranski Christmas Musical, Fear TWD Breaks, American Music Awards and More
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.)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
The Peanuts gang gathers around Charlie’s ping-pong table for an unusual feast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Sam meets a whistleblower who plans to spill a huge military secret; Kensi and Deeks consider buying a house.
New time slot alert! Yavalla, Gwynn and Tobin overtake the Capital; a Prime Order brute threatens the outpost. (Black Lightning ending!)
Season 1 finale: Peter makes a shocking announcement to the nation.
Peter seeks out the late Adam West’s cousin, Wild Wild West (voiced by Sam Elliott), to be Quahog’s next mayor. (Watch preview.)
In Season 4’s penultimate episode, Josto settles a score, while Ethelrida takes a risk; Loy forms a questionable alliance.
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.
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).
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.