What to Watch Today

Dressy Bachelorette, Elf's Secrets Spilled, Rudolph and More

Bachelorette Tayshia Zac C.

On TV this Tuesday: The Bachelorette is heading for a wedding(-themed photo shoot), Rudolph shines his pulsating proboscis, suspicions grow in Big Sky country and more. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • FX on Hulu
    A Teacher

    As Claire’s world begins to crumble, an uncertain Eric is pressed to reveal intimate details of his relationship.

  • Netflix
    The Holiday Movies That Made Us

    Two episodes: The folks behind The Toys That Made Us take deep dives into the holiday classics Elf and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  • Freeform
    25 Days of Christmas

    Day 1 highlights include Disney’s A Christmas Carol (10:30 am), Home Alone (3:10 pm) and 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8:20 pm). (View full schedule.)

  • ABC
    The Bachelorette

    When Zac C. reveals himself to be a real survivor during a wedding-themed photo shoot, JoJo Fletcher arrives to help Tayshia navigate her emotions.

  • NBC
    Sunday Night Football

    Twice-postponed due to COVID, the Ravens once again attempt to play the Steelers. Kidding! Moved a third time, to Wednesday afternoon. So you’re getting an hour of The Voice, a Weakest Link rerun, and a new Transplant episode (in which Bash makes an unlikely connection).

  • The CW
    Swamp Thing

    Still appearing as Alec Holland, Swamp Thing guides Abby to an area blighted with the encroaching rot; Maria meets with The Conclave’s leader.

  • 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.

  • Fox
    NEXT

    LeBlanc takes matters into his own hands to remedy his degenerative brain disease; CM and Gina escape the hospital and learn more about each other.

  • OWN
    Our OWN Christmas

    In this hour-long special, Boyz II Men, The Clark Sisters, Erica Campbell, Kierra Sheard, Ne-Yo, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Le’Andria Johnson perform; Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin host.

  • ABC
    Big Sky

    Cassie grows more suspicious of Legarski after a threatening conversation with the state trooper; Helen confronts her son Ronald.


    ♦ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY
    On Dec. 1, 1998, Michael Zaslow made his final appearance as One Life to Live‘s David Renaldi — days before the daytime-TV vet died of a heart attack, after living with ALS (h/t SOD).