What to Watch Today

Billie Eilish Hosts SNL, Kal Penn's Diwali Movie and More

  • Comedy Central
    Hot Mess Holiday

    TV-movie premiere: Exec producer Kal Penn (House) plays a heightened version of himself, offering advice and a listening ear to a finance exec (played by Code Black’s Melanie Chandra) who gets dumped during Diwali; Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Chris Parnell (SNL) co-star.

  • GAC Family
    A Christmas Miracle for Daisy

    TV-movie premiere: When an interior designer (Teen Wolf‘s Jill Wagner) begins working for her ex-boyfriend (A Brush With Love‘s Nick Bateman), his adopted niece hopes they’ll get back together so she can have the mother she always wanted. (Christmas Movie Guide!)

  • Lifetime
    The Holiday Fix-Up

    TV-movie premiere: A set designer (One Tree Hill‘s Jana Kramer) and her ex-boyfriend (Chuck‘s Ryan McPartlin) get a second chance at love when they work together renovating an inn.

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Royal Queens Christmas

    TV-movie premiere: A New Yorker (The Secret Life of the American Teenager‘s Megan Park) enlists the help of a prince (Pretty Little Liars‘ Julian Morris) for a children’s Christmas show. As one does.

  • Showtime
    The Real Charlie Chaplin

    Two hours: Charlie Chaplin’s life is examined, from his rise up in Victorian London’s slums to the heights of his Hollywood stardom.

  • The CW
    The Waltons' Homecoming

    Repeat to revisit? Bellamy Young is Olivia in this remake of the 1971 TV-movie that sired The Waltons. (Readers gave it an average grade of “D+.”)

  • CBS
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Burl Ives narrates this 1964 stop-motion classic based on the song of the same name by Johnny Marks, about a shy reindeer with a blinking beak. (When do other Christmas classics air?)

  • 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 9:30.)

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    The search for a popular Pennsylvania teacher’s murderer continues nearly three years after her death.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love

    TV-movie premiere: A single dad (Station 19‘s Alberto Frezza) moves home from Hawaii after 15 years, and finds himself stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart (Wynonna Earp‘s Kat Barrell).

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Pop sensation Billie Eilish pulls double duty as host and musical guest. (Who’s hosting the final show of the year?)