What to Watch Today

Frozen Special, Jingle Ball, White Hot Taraji and More

On TV this Thursday: The Big Bang Theory celebrates a double birthday, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran headline the annual Jingle Ball and Frozen gets a primetime holiday special. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Hulu
    I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman

    Season 1 finale: Silverman welcomes writer Roxane Gay, discusses the “War on Christmas” and sends comedian Kate Berlant out to lead a D.C. tour group.

  • USA Network
    WWE Tribute to the Troops

    Two hours: The rivalry between The Shield and Samoa Joe, Cesaro and Sheamus comes to a head in the 15th annual salute to the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • The CW
    The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

    90 minutes: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello and Niall Horan perform.

  • Fox
    Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas

    Snoop Dogg, Boyz II Men, Fifth Harmony and DMX perform; Steve Harvey returns as host.

  • ABC
    Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    In this developed-for-ABC special that has already been foisted upon wee Coco fans (and their ‘rents) as a Pixar “short,” Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) sets out to create new holiday traditions for Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel). (Disney’s Prep and Landing follows at 8:30.)

  • CBS
    The Big Bang Theory

    Fall finale: Sheldon and Howard plan birthday parties for Amy and Halley; Leonard stresses over his lack of accomplishments after receiving a Christmas letter from his brother.

  • Fox
    Taraji's White Hot Holidays

    Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson is joined by Fergie, Ciara, DJ Khaled, Leslie Odom Jr., Chaka Khan, Faith Evans, Jussie Smollett, Salt-N-Pepa and the Ying Yang Twins.

  • CBS

    Bonnie and Christy rally around Marjorie after her husband suffers a stroke.

  • USA Network

    New time slot alert! Seth and Creeley come across a familiar face when a traveling carnival rolls into town.

  • CBS

    Hondo is asked to keep a watchful eye on an imprisoned childhood friend’s son; Luca deals with a painful family secret following the death of his grandfather.