On TV this Monday: The CW’s Dynasty returns for Season 5, NBC revisits its recent staging of Annie, and Nick Cannon headlines a VH1 Christmas movie. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Dynasty's XL Return, Annie Live Encore and More
Elite Short Stories
When Samuel faces possible eviction, Omar proposes an idea to raise money.
Candy Cane Candidate
TV-movie premiere: A natural-born leader (Shadowhunters‘ Jacky Lai) goes up against her high school rival (Degrassi‘s Jake Epstein) in their hometown’s mayoral election. (Christmas Movie Guide!)
Season 5 premiere (two episodes): As fallout from Blake’s gala finally begins to settle, he and Cristal get to work on the phase of his campaign. Then at 9 pm, the Carringtons ring in the holidays. (Watch trailer.)
One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Encore presentation: Bennett, 95, is accompanied by Gaga for his last concert before retiring from touring.
The Secrets of Christmas: Revealed
Produced for Tubi, this two-hour special “exposes earth-shattering revelations of how Santa Claus pulls off the most magical day of the year.”
Holiday Baking Championship
Season 8 finale: The most successful cake maker is deemed Holiday Baking Champion and walks away with $25,000.
Monday Night Football
The Chicago Bears (4-9) host the Minnesota Vikings (6-7), live at Soldier Field.
In the season’s penultimate hour, Lancing and Wilkie’s focus shifts to Christopher’s past and his tendency to go too far for those he loves.
Miracle Across 125th Street
TV-movie premiere: After overcoming drug addiction, a Harlem rapper (played by writer/director Nick Cannon) returns to his family’s church to confront his past.
The 90-minute documentary follows the cast, crew and staff of the Public Theater as they prepare to mount a production of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives — the first live performance since COVID (first) shut down live theater in New York City.