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What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – It’s a Wonderful Life

We've had holiday programming on for a couple of weeks now, and now, on the 1st of December, it's the classic It's a Wonderful Life. It's airing against a showing of a much newer classic, Elf. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.


1. Undercover Boss. The CEO of Diamond Resorts International goes undercover in his own company for his second time. 7:00 PM CT CBS

2. Last Man Standing. Eve and her classmates believe Vanessa is destroying the plan when she gives a presentation about her job at an oil company during a school career day. 7:00 PM CT ABC

3. Nikita. An undercover division agent from the past is elected president of Uzbekistan, and Nikita ad the rest of the team try to capture him while he is on a trip to the U.S. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. College Football. Pac-12 Championship, UCLA at Stanford. 7:00 PM CT Fox

5. Monsters Inside Mel. A 7-year-old's brain is overtaken by a mysterious infection, causing violent and uncontrollable seizures. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

6. College Football. MAC Championship, Kent State vs. Northern Illinois. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

7. Malibu Country. Reba's daughter's relationship with Kim makes Reba feel threatened, and Lillie Mae teaches Cash about being the man of the house. 7:30 PM CT ABC

8. CSI: NY. Det. Lovato's cover gets accidentally blown, leaving the team to investigate the Latin gang she was infiltrating. 8:00 PM CT CBS

9. Killer Karaoke. Series premiere. Steve-O hosts this game of contestants singing while going through enduring dance partners who smell and ornery attack dogs. 8:00 PM CT truTV

10. Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids. In the first half hour, the sister of a groom bullies the bride as she fights for dresses for her bridesmaids, and other bridesmaids are frustrated with their fashion-challenged bride. In the second half hour, short dresses leave a bride battling her bossy future mom-in-law, a bossy older sister wants to stand out at the wedding, and an opinionated wedding planner . 8:00 PM CT TLC

11. Ghost Adventures. In this special episode, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff & Aaron Goodwin present a collection of their most astonishing experiences while investigating the Wild West. Featured locations include Chollar Mine in Virginia City, NV; Vulture Mine in Vulture City, AZ; Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, AZ; Silver Queen Hotel and Miner’s Lodge in Virginia City, NV; Jerome Grand Hotel in Jerome, AZ; and the National Hotel in Nevada City, CA. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

12. Blue Bloods. At a college campus, Danny finds a murdered student, Jamie has a big crisis after reconnecting with a former classmate from law school, and Erin tries to allow Nicky some freedom. 9:00 PM CT CBS

13. Dateline NBC. A man and his family fight the charges of him committing a murder on Halloween night. 9:00 PM CT NBC

14. 20/20. Insiders share secrets of their respective trades, and an interview with Toni Braxton. 9:00 PM CT ABC

15. Haven. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Brides of Beverly Hills. In the first half hour, Diana DeGarmo hunts for the perfect wedding gown to marry fellow American Idol finalist Ace Young, and Amanda has a difficult time finding a dress that will please both her mom and mom-in-law. In the second half hour, A pinup model and her punk rocker fiancé shop for a traditional gown, a Beverly Hills bride and her mom from the south don't see eye to eye on their search, and familiar brides returns with an unusual request. 9:00 PM CT TLC

17. The Dead Files. Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan investigate frightening paranormal activity at a family home in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where a terrified mother worries about the safety of her eight children. While DiSchiavi uncovers the property’s tragic history of disaster, Allan encounters an evil entity that seeks to hurt the living. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Hunted. Sam realizes something startling about her past, and Aidan tells Natalie to uncover the leak in M16. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

19. NBA Basketball. Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers. 9:30 PM CT ESPN

20. Late Show with David Letterman. Homer Simpson presents the Top 10 List, and the guests are Robin Williams, and Lianne La Havas. 10:35 PM CT CBS


1. College Football. Oklahoma State at Baylor. 11:00 AM CT FX

2. College Football. Oklahoma at Texas Christian. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Football. Conference USA, Final. Central Florida at Tulsa. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

4. College Basketball. Baylor at Kentucky 11:30 AM CT CBS

5. Golf. Third Round of World Challenge from Thousand Oaks, CA. 2:00 PM CT NBC

6. College Basketball. Alabama at Cincinnati. 2:00 PM CT EPN2

7. College Football. Cincinnati at Connecticut. 2:30 PM CT ABC

8. College Football. SEC Championship fro the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Alabama vs. Georgia. 3:00 PM CT CBS

9. College Basketball. Villanova at Vanderbilt. 4:00 PM CT ESPN 2

10. College Football. Pittsburgh at South Florida. 6:00 PM CT ESPN 2

11. Made in Jersey. Nolan and Donovan want Martina's help to get a former high school QB as a client, and Martina's first paycheck is delayed because of a problem in the accounting department . 7:00 PM CT CBS

12. It's a Wonderful Life. This is probably the one Christmas movie that has been spoofed and redone so many times it's second only to A Christmas Carol. 7:00 PM CT NBC

13. College Football. Texas at Kansas State. 7:00 PM CT ABC

14. College Football. Big 10 Championship from Indianapolis, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin. 7:00 PM CT Fox

15. A Bride for Christmas. After Jessie Patterson calls off her third engagement – at the altar! – she swears off serious relationships until she finds “the one.” That is, until charming but chronically single Aiden MacTiernan comes along. Unbeknownst to Jessie, Aiden has bet his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas – which is only four weeks away – and Jessie is the target of his bet. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

16. Elf. I caught this for the first time just a few years ago, surprisingly enough. I was surprised to find a really cute family holiday flick with Will Farrell. 7:00 PM CT CBS

17. College Football. ACC Championship from Charlotte, NC, Florida State vs. Georgia Tech. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

18. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Jenae surprises Robbie with a striptease class, Tim gets a strict manager, and Robbie gets counseling for Andre. 8:00 PM CT OWN

19. My Fair Wedding with David Tutera: Unveiled. A bride wants to wear an Indiana sari, and the groom has a loudmouthed buddy. 8:00 PM CT WE

20. Sinners and Saints. A detective digs up a shocking military conspiracy while investigating torture murders, and the case triggers a war between mercenaries and local gangs . 8:00 PM CT Starz

21. 48 Hours. The search for a convicted killer who has been on the run for forty years. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Wedding Band. Rutherford is hired to arrange an adult prom, Tommy dates eery guy's fantasy girl, and Stevie dates Rutherford's florist. 9:00 PM CT TBS

23. Iyanla, Fix My Life. A friendship between popular bloggers ends thanks to jealousy and backstabbing. 9:00 PM CT OWN

24. Holiday ER. The ER sees a man near death dressed as Santa, and his wife asks for a special favor, a man comes in wish a life fish lodged in his throat, an elf is in distress, and a boy is dealing with a blue leg. 9:00 PM CT OWN

25. Pit Bulls and Parolees. After Tia and the twins find out about Chong's cancer diagnosis, they try to make the best of a bad situation. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet