On TV this Thursday: NBC eases on down the road, ABC’s Christmas comes with a southern twang, Julianne Moore campaigns for a third Emmy and Vampire Diaries is a total party pooper. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
The Wiz Goes Live, CMA Country Christmas, TVD and More
The Wiz Live!
NBC’s latest musical is based on the Broadway show-turned-Diana Ross film, turning The Wizard of Oz into a funky sing-along. Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Common, Uzo Aduba (OITNB), Amber Riley (Glee), David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray) and Stephanie Mills star. (Watch promo.)
The Vampire Diaries
Damon and Stefan set a risky plan in motion to eliminate Julian’s latest threat at Nora and Mary Louise’s anniversary party. (TGIF, anyone?)
CMA Country Christmas
Jennifer Nettles hosts as Jewel, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker and many, many others perform classic holiday hits.
Klaus follows clues left by Aurora as Cami’s life hangs in the balance; Elijah, Freya and Hayley discover Tristian holds a valuable piece of intel. (Sneak peek.)
Project Runway Junior
The designers are split amongst two teams and work on mini-collections based on varying decades (all of which probably came and went before they were born).
Season 13 premiere (Part 2): The chefs are tasked with opening pop-up restaurants reflecting both their neighborhoods and cultures.
Nathan and Audrey attempt to reclaim control of the police station after a mysterious killer leaves behind a sea of bodies; William Shatner guest-stars.
Nathan for You
Nathan works on his worst personality flaw, but not before a plan to protect women’s nail polish from chipping goes off the rails.
Billy on the Street
Billy gives Times Square “Spiderman” a run for his money when he brings Julianne Moore along to act out scenes from her filmography. Plus, Elena is back. Again.
Comedy Bang! Bang!
First up, Adam Pally (Happy Endings) discusses his holiday plans. Then at 11:30 pm, Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) swears like a sailor.