What to Watch Today

Hey Arnold! Movie, Grammys Special, Grinch and More

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:

  • Netflix

    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.

  • Nickelodeon
    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.)

  • The CW
    iHeartRadio Music Festival

    Night 2 of 2: Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Big Sean and DJ Khaled perform; Ryan Seacrest hosts. (Get CW midseason premiere dates.)

  • ABC
    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.

  • CBS
    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.)

  • NBC
    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.

  • NBC
    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.

  • CBS
    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.

  • Syfy
    Z Nation

    The group encounters news crew zombies (that’s highly specific!) when exploring an abandoned TV station.

  • HBO
    Tracey Ullman's Show

    Season 2 finale: Angela Merkel goes on a tour of London; Dame Maggie Smith plays a first-person shooter game.