On TV this Wednesday: George Clooney explores The Midnight Sky, a master plan is exposed on The Expanse, and The Great Christmas Light Fight crowns its last winner of the season. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Clooney's Midnight Sky, Christmas Light Fight Finale and More
Marco’s grand scheme is a shock to Earth, Mars and the Belt.
The Midnight Sky
Film premiere: A scientist (director George Clooney) in the Arctic races to make contact with a group of astronauts (led by Felicity Jones) following a mysterious global catastrophe; David Oyelowo (Selma), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Demián Bichir (The Bridge) and Tiffany Boone (Hunters) co-star.
Film premiere: A young woman (Westworld‘s Tessa Thompson) strikes up a romance with an aspiring saxophonist (Crown Heights‘ Nnamdi Asomugha) she meets at her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem.
Christmas at the Castle
TV-movie premiere: A perfume expert (Christmas in the Highlands‘ Brooke Burfitt) falls for a stubborn aristocrat (The Bold Type‘s Dan Jeannotte) when she is sent to remote Scotland to find a rare fragrance.
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
Miranda visits Ella in hopes of running into Calvin; Lisa seeks Curtis and Ella’s advice.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Encore presentation: This 1970 Rankin/Bass stop-motion classic follows a young Kris Kringle as he thwarts the evil Burgermeister Meisterburger.
Tyler Perry's Assisted Living
Jeremy and Leah finally have reason to be confident about their move; Sandra has a change of heart.
Garth and Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event
Encore presentation: The marrieds perform a one-hour concert of seasonal music, from their home studio in Nashville, Tenn.
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Season 8 finale (two episodes): Featured fams include the Padillas, who create an interactive display reminiscent of a mini-Disneyland, in Burbank, Calif.
Andi thinks she is being punished for dating a married man; Calvin and Maurice come to an agreement.
Special time: In addition to tonight’s holiday bash, you can see the wrestlers reenact scenes from A Christmas Story in a series of interstitials that run during TNT’s annual marathon of the movie, beginning Thursday at 8 pm.
The Misery Index
Season 2 finale (special night): Discover why Santa never goes rock climbing, and why camels and nativities don’t mix. (Get return date.)