What to Watch Today

Bilbo Hosts SNL, Gandalf on Graham Norton and More

  • CBS
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, follow Rudolph and his misfit toy friends as they look for a place that will accept them. (Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns follow at 9 pm and 9:30 pm, respectively.)

  • NBC
    Peter Pan Live!

    Repeat to Revisit: It might not be live this time around, but now’s your chance to watch Allison Williams take flight once more. (Then check out the best and worst moments of the production.)

  • Lifetime
    The Santa Con

    When a small-time con man (Barry Watson, Hart of Dixie) reluctantly takes a job as a department store Santa, he accidentally promises a young boy that his estranged parents will get back together by Christmas. Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey), Jaleel White (Family Matters) and Wendy Williams also star.

  • Starz
    The Missing

    In 2006, Tony and Emily plead with police to investigate a suspected pedophile. Meanwhile, in the present day, Tony and Julien try to find a person of interest in Paris.

  • BBC America

    The gang finds themselves dispersed across the ancient necropolis — and they’re joined by a magical army of the undead.

  • TNT

    Frank travels to Libya, where he must piece together the disappearance of a former Army officer.

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    Guests include Birdman’s Michael Keaton, The Hobbit’s Sir Ian McKellen, chef Jamie Oliver, British comedienne Victoria Wood and those dreamy One Direction boys.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman hosts, with musical guest Charli XCX. Sigh, “Boom Clap” is stuck in my head already.