On TV this Friday: Glee revisits a Christmas past, the Paley Center goes behind the scenes with your favorite sitcoms, American Masters gets more Bing for its buck and Blue Bloods goes Green(lee). Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Today
Glee Christmas, Sitcom Secrets Spilled, Bing Crosby and More
Now That's Funny! On Set With TV's Hottest Comedies
This 90-minute Paley Center for Media special, narrated by Whose Line Is It Anyway? host Aisha Tyler, goes behind the scenes with the stars and producers of TV’s biggest comedies, including The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Key & Peele and The Mindy Project.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
In the annual special, Manny convinces Sid that he’s on Santa’s naughty list. So Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches make for the North Pole to plead their case to the fat man himself.
Last Man Standing
Repeat to Revisit: Mike and Ed’s bromance is challenged by Ed’s pushy girlfriend, Wendi (returning guest star Joely Fisher, Ellen).
American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered
Get the real story behind the crooner’s Christmas duet with David Bowie during the rebroadcast of this in-depth special. (Check local listings.)
Repeat to Revisit: In “Previously Unaired Christmas,” New Directions members audition for parts in McKinley’s living nativity scene, while Rachel, Kurt and Santana sling good cheer as elves in a New York mall. (Psst: Have you watched the Season 6 trailer yet?)
A long-married couple go on a hike that (wait for it) ends in a tragic drowning. Thanks for keeping it real, Dateline.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives
Guy Fieri inducts several establishments into his Pork Hall of Fame (which sounds much dirtier than he probably means it to).
The Next Mega Tsunami
Scientists comb the tsunami-ravaged coasts of Indonesia for clues on how to prevent another massive disaster.
After an appeals court overturns her conviction, a woman jailed for killing her 4-year-old foster son spends her first Christmas at home in seven years.
Repeat to Revisit: Danny is assigned the case of a childhood friend (played by Ed‘s Tom Cavanagh), who may be linked to an infamous mob family. Rebecca Budig (All My Children) also guest-stars.