On TV this Friday: Nickelodeon revives Hey Arnold!, John Legend and Carrie Underwood host a Grammys retrospective and the networks begin to roll out holiday classics, including Frosty and The Grinch. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
What to Watch Today
Hey Arnold! Movie, Grammys Special, Grinch and More
Season 2 premiere (all six episodes): Harp (Aquaman) is targeted by bounty hunters; Emberly and Chesterfield make secret plans for the good of the Fort.
Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
In this TV-movie revival, Arnold, Gerald, Helga, Stinky and Sid embark on a class trip to the jungle, where the story of what happened to Arnold’s parents is finally revealed. (Watch sneak peek.)
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Night 2 of 2: Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Big Sean and DJ Khaled perform; Ryan Seacrest hosts. (Get CW midseason premiere dates.)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
This 1970 Rankin/Bass stop-motion classic follows a young Kris Kringle as he thwarts the evil Burgermeister Meisterburger.
Frosty the Snowman
In this 1969 cartoon, comedian Jackie Vernon voices the titular snowman, who sets off for the North Pole to keep from melting. (Frosty Returns follows at 8:30 pm.)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The classic cartoon follows the title character (voiced by Boris Karloff) on his mission to steal Christmas customs from the people of Whoville.
DreamWorks Trolls Holiday
Poppy (Anna Kendrick) discovers the Bergens no longer plan to celebrate the holidays; Justin Timberlake and Zooey Deschanel also reprise their respective voice roles as Branch and Bridget.
Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special
Two hours: John Legend and Carrie Underwood host this retrospective, chronicling six decades’ worth of unforgettable Grammy moments; interviews include Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2 and Keith Urban.
The group encounters news crew zombies (that’s highly specific!) when exploring an abandoned TV station.
Tracey Ullman's Show
Season 2 finale: Angela Merkel goes on a tour of London; Dame Maggie Smith plays a first-person shooter game.