What to Watch Today

One Direction, Two Benched, Mozart, Shrek and More

  • Amazon
    Mozart in the Jungle

    Premiere, 10 episodes: Created by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited) and Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), this drama takes you behind the curtains at the fictional New York Symphony. Lola Kirke, Gael Garcia Bernal, Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters star.

  • USA Network
    Law & Order: SVU

    Through 7 pm | If it’s the holiday season, it must be time for an SVU marathon. Or even when it’s not. (See the full line-up here.)

  • ION Television
    Criminal Minds

    Through 11 pm | This marathon opens with Season 4’s “Cold Comfort” (guest-starring Cybil Shepherd) and closes with the Season 9 finale “Angels”/”Demons.” (See line-up.)

  • TNT

    Through 8 pm Commemorate the recent 200th episode with this run of five Season 1 outings, plus others. (See line-up.)

  • NBC
    One Direction: The TV Special

    This hour-long special promises “a rare inside look One Direction: The TV Special - Season 2014at the wildly popular band through a combination of documentary material (from the South American leg of their “Where We Are” tour), comical stunts (always high-larious) and musical performances.

  • ABC
    Shrek the Halls

    It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with cheer — except for Shrek. But for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can.

  • ABC
    The Year: 2014

    This two-hour, Robin Roberts-hosted special hosted reflects on the year’s lows and highs, including racial unrest in Ferguson, Miss., the Ebola outbreak, the ISIS threat and (on the lighter side) headline-making celebrity happenings.

  • USA Network

    In the first of two new episodes, a conflicted Nina discovers that Trent and the DA’s office are plotting to arrest the city’s homeless. Then at 10:30, Nina sets up a friend (guest star Erinn Hayes) with Phil, while a female judge (Molly Shannon) takes a shine to Carlos.

  • NBC
    Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale

    Filmed in 2013, Kelly Clarkson and guests such as Blake Shelton, Reba McIntyre and Robin Williams celebrate the holidays with a musical morality tale.

  • Bravo
    Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

    Abby starts to date Nate (C. Thomas Howell), a married dad with whom she had an emotional affair during her marriage; Max and Ford are given an award by LGBT activist Adele Northrop (Orange Is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox).