What to Watch Today

Survivor and Kingdom Finales, Nashville Special and More

  • CBS

    Season 31 finale (2 hours): After a stunning tribal council, the final three castaways plead their cases for the $1 million prize. (A reunion special follows at 10.)

  • Syfy
    Childhood's End

    Miniseries finale: As children begin to show signs of advanced abilities, the future of humanity is brought into question.

  • NBC
    Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

    Repeat to Revisit: In the animated take on the beloved film, an elf (voiced by Big Bang‘s Jim Parsons) heads to New York to meet his father (Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill).

  • ABC
    The Middle

    Repeat to Revisit: Frankie does away with holiday decorations; Mike struggles to get all of the right branches to a plastic Christmas tree.

  • DirecTV's Audience Network

    Season 2 finale: Ryan defends his title; Jay and Nate find Christina in a bad place; Alvey is contacted by an old friend. (Renewed for Season 3.)

  • Syfy
    The Magicians

    Sneak preview: A grad student (Jason Ralph, Aquarius) learns that the magical fantasy worlds he reads about are all too real; Stella Maeve (Chicago P.D.), Hale Appleman (Smash), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) and Summer Bishil co-star. (Premieres Jan. 25.)

  • FX
    American Horror Story: Hotel

    Fall finale (73 minutes): John’s help is required in containing an outbreak; the Countess’ true intentions are exposed; Liz and Iris plan on checking out.

  • ABC
    Nashville: On the Record 3

    Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Aubrey Peeples and Lennon & Maisy Stella share tour stories and perform for sold-out crowds. (Find out Nashville‘s return date.)

  • History
    Christmas Through the Decades

    A look back at the 1990s finds Mikhail Gorbachev resigning on Christmas Day, the rise of gifting computers and the Tickle Me Elmo craze.

  • A&E
    Who Is Donald Trump?

    This hour-long contribution to the GOP frontrunner’s ego features close family and celebrity friends sharing their opinions on the man beneath the hair.