What to Watch Today

Sarah Drew Christmas Movie, Alex Trebek Tribute and More

Sarah Drew's Christmas in Vienna

On TV this Saturday: Grey’s Anatomy vet Sarah Drew celebrates Christmas in Vienna, BUZZR celebrates Alex Trebek’s storied career and HBO debuts Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • BUZZR
    Alex Trebek Tribute Marathon

    Through 2 am | The late host of Jeopardy! is remembered with a look back at his 40-plus year career, including his appearance (as a contestant!) on Card Sharks, as well as hosting Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth. (Find BUZZR in your area.)

  • ABC, Fox
    College Football

    Three games: Oregon takes on Washington State (at 7 pm, Fox); Notre Dame visits Boston College (3:30 pm, ABC); Wisconsin plays Michigan (7:30 pm, ABC).

  • Ovation
    The Fall

    Season 2 cable premiere: Gibson helps a survivor remember her attacker’s identity, as Spector attempts to tie up loose ends.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Christmas in Vienna

    TV-movie premiere: A disheartened violinist (Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sarah Drew) travels to Austria to perform, where she finds the inspiration she had been missing… and a new love (UnREAL‘s Brennan Elliott). (Get scoop on Drew’s new TV gig.)

  • Lifetime
    Christmas on Wheels

    TV-movie premiere: When Ashley (The Good Place‘s Tiya Sircar) learns her uncle sold her mom’s vintage convertible — a car filled with Christmas memories (OK, sure) — she enlists an attorney to get it back.

  • HBO
    Dolittle

    Premium cable premiere: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) stars as the animal-talking vet tasked with finding a cure for the ill Queen Victoria; animals are voiced by Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez and Marion Cotillard.

  • BBC America
    Earth's Greatest Seasons

    This 80-minute episode examines how summer’s long hours of daylight “make life burst out in a riot of activity.”

  • Lifetime Movie Network
    Young, Stalked and Pregnant

    TV-movie premiere: When a pregnant high school senior (Magic City‘s Taylor Blackwell) chooses college over a family life, her boyfriend takes matters into his own hands; Lindsay Hartley (Passions) co-stars.

  • AMC
    Eli Roth's History of Horror

    Season 2 finale: Roth and guests Stephen King,  Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Piper Laurie, and Karyn Kusama discuss nine films that have pushed the boundaries of the genre.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Meet Me at Christmas

    TV-movie premiere: A mom (Good Witch‘s Catherine Bell) coordinates her son’s Christmas Eve wedding, along with the bride’s uncle (Major Crimes‘ Mark Deklin).


    ♦ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY
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