Category Archives: What’s Hot on TV

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I wasn’t particularly feeling the Christmas mood so far. I suspect I will be tonight, though, after watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I can’t wait to sing that song with the Whos! Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links. 


1. Live with Kelly. Nail patrick Harris guest cohosts, and Angie Harmon and Avril Lavigne are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Breakfast Club. Out of all the Brat Pack/John Hughes movies, I think this one will stand the test of time the most. Just in case you wanted to feel old, it’s been 26 years. 11:40 AM CT HBO Comedy

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Minnie Driver and Sarah Hyland. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. Sex and the City. I hadn’t watched the series save for one or two times until the movie came out. I so much enjoyed the movie, I’ve now seen every episode of the series. I’m glad I didn’t wait until the second movie, as it’s not nearly as good as this one. 3:00 PM CT E!

5. Sing Off. Smokey Robinson performs, and the final three perform one last time before the winner is announced. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Nothing fails to put me in the Christmas mood like the carton version of this story. There’s just something about all those little Whos standing in a circle holding hands around the Christmas tree singing Welcome Christmas that gets to me every time. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. Gossip Girls. Lily, Serena, and CHarlie can’t wait for a Studio 54 party celebrating CeCe, Nate’s first big Spectator story involves someone he knows well, and blair looks for help in an unexpected place. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. Terra Nova. Faced with a prehistoric enemy, Taylor and Mira have to put aside their differences, and Jim gets closer to finding the mole. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. Cake Boss: Family Secrets. The inside scoop on the Carlo’s Bakery family is given. 7:00 PM CT TLC

10. Saved. A girl with seizures, and the best friend of a teen is murdered. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

11. Basketball Wives LA. More reminiscing by the cast members. 7:00 PM CT VH1

12. Love Lust. There’s only one way to start the day out right … a good breakfast. It’s the one meal that both conquers our hearts and binds our relationships. Part commercial enterprise and part motherly love, breakfast fills our stomachs and our obsessions – whether your taste is for fluffy pancakes, crackling bacon, power-ups, or bagels and lox. 7:00 PM CT Sundance

13. Shrek the Halls. Shrek, Fiona, and the kids celebrate the holidays as a family, but it turns chaotic with visits from Donkey, Gingerbread Man, Puss n Boots and the others. 7:30 PM CT ABC

14. NFL Football. New York Giants at New Orleans Saints. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

15. You Deserve It A woman wanting to win money for her mother who is about to lose her non-profit organization that helps local community members. 8:00 PM CT ABC

16. Hart of Dixie. Zoe’s obligation to get 30% of her practice’s patients complicates her trip home, Lavon wants Wade to be honest about how he feels, and Lemon isn’t happy when George gets a job offer from his dad. 8:00 PM CT CW

17. House. A prosecutor has what he believes is a heart attack during an interrogation of a witness, Will wants to prove House is hiding something, and Park begins to lose her inhibitions. 8:00 PM CT Fox

18. The Closer. While trying to fix his school, a high school principal is shot, and Brenda and Fritz disagree over who should cover the case. 8:00 PM CT TNT

19. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. A recap of pranks that include an air-gun at OCC headquarters, scooter jousting, and helicopter drops. 8:00 PM CT Discovery

20. Hoarders. A woman’s kidneys are failing because of a virus contracted from her toxic house, yet she continues to hoard when she moves in with her sister. 8:00 PM CT A&E

21. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Taylor is afraid she’ll run into Camille at Adrienne’s fashion show. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

22. Vanguard: The War on Weed Christof Putzel takes a look at how America’s biggest cities are taking very different approaches to weed. It’s high times in LA (and California) where laws have been dramatically relaxed in recent years. In contrast, New York is seeing more and more of its citizens arrested for low-level pot offenses, disproportionately affecting minorities. It is a big business in Denver where local government supports the economic benefits of the plant and in Seattle, while marijuana is illegal; local officials have made enforcing the law the lowest priority for the police. 8:00 PM CT Current

23. Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. The bakers utilize teams to create a four-foot tall cake, and Buddy issues a challenge for immunity. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

24. The Layover. Tony heads to his hometown of New York. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

25. Bored to Death. Jonathan becomes a hostage, Ray uses his fans, and George hosts a wedding. 8:00 PM CT HBO

26. Enlightened. Amy and Dougie’s conflict reaches its high point before ending, and Amy wants a favor from Krista. 8:30 PM CT HBO

27. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Stories on how a retailer operates despite an increasing reliance on government food, and cheating in Atlanta that led to improved standardized test results. 9:00 PM CT NBC

28. Rizzoli & Isles. A community activist is gunned down, leading a witness to agree to testify against a gang member. Bill O’Reilly criticizes the police department. 9:00 PM CT TNT

29. Scouted. An inside look at New York’s ultra-competitive fashion-modeling industry as it follows people plucked from obscurity and put to the test to see if they can pull it off. 9:00 PM CT E!

30. The Joy Behar Show. Nancy Travis, and Meredith Vieira and her husband are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

31. Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas. Deanna finds out from a medium that a truth could call off her Greek-themed wedding. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

32. Turf War Holiday 2011. expert host and licensed landscape contractor Ahmed Hassan unleashes the ultimate Christmas-inspired makeover competition, with the battleground including both the back and front yards. 9:00 PM CT DIY

33. Urban Legends. We’re introduced to Guy McMurray who decides to leave work early to check on his girlfriend that he hadn’t been able to reach all day. Something was telling him to see if she was alright and decides to take a short cut through a back alley in hopes to make it there faster. Though during his route, he hears a cry coming from a nearby dumpster and decides to investigate further. 10:00 PM CT Syfy

34. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Kirstie Alley, Damon Wayans Jr., and She and Him. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Shelley Long Back On the Tube

Shelley Long makes a return to TV tonight, this time as the pushy mom. Gone are the days of her playing the intellectual waitress. Tonight her daughter has to create a fake fiancé, just to appease her on Hallmark Channel’s Holiday Engagement. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links
1. NFL Football. Buffalo Bills at New York Jets. 12:00 PM CT CBS

2. ISU Grand Prix. Trophee Eric Bompard Cachemire from Paris. 1:00 PM CT NBC

3. Twister. If you’re waiting for the first big snowfall to drop, remember that it won’t be long until you’re waiting for that first big twister in the spring. The people in this movie count on it. 1:00 PM CT TNT

4. NFL Football. New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles. 3:00 PM CT CBS

5. Pandora’s Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice From Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix. 3:00 PM CT NBC

6. NFL Football. Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders. 3:00 PM CT Fox

7. 60 Minutes.Featured tonight are stories on homeless families, the flavor industry, and Angelina Jolie. 6:00 PM CT CBS

8. America’s Funniest Home Videos. Clips include woman in labor being stopped by a train, dogs, a man trying to catch a spider, a woman being awoken by a fake snake, and “Kid, cat, or canine.”. 6:00 PM CT ABC

9. The Cleveland Show. Donna joins a women’s support group to complain about how Cleveland treats her, leading to him infiltrating the group. Rallo and Cleveland Jr. try to stop a bully on the playground. 6:00 PM CT Fox

10. The Amazing Race. Teams continue racing through Brussels, taking a testing drive and making Belgian waffles. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. Once Upon a Time. Sheriff Graham turns Emma into a deputy, the edge of town shows a sinkhole, and in fairytale world, Jimmy desires to leave the family biz. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. The Simpsons. To promote Krusty’s brand of liquor, the Simpsons host a party. Mr. Burns is impressed with the success of the party and decides to promote Homer. Bart becomes interested in classic novels. 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. Holiday Engagement. Hillary Burns constantly feels the pressure to marry from her demanding mother, Meredith. Finally, this holiday season, she thinks she finally has it right. Hillary assures her meddling mother that her handsome new fiancé is coming to the Burns’ family home for Thanksgiving weekend to finally meet her crazy clan. But when the workaholic lawyer suddenly breaks up with her, Hillary has to scramble to find a replacement or risk facing her mother’s wrath. She hires an out-of-work actor to pose as her fiancé. Shelley Long stars. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark Channel

14. When Vacations Attack. Crashes by a jeep on a mountain and a homemade chopper, and base jumping going wrong. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. Glam Fairy. Three divorcees get help trashing their old wedding gowns, and Jessica and Briella consider freezing their eggs. 7:00 PM CT T

16. Tough Love. Exes and current flames clash. 7:00 PM CT VH1

17. NFL Football. Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs. 7:15 PM CT NBC

18. Allen Gregory. Allen Gregory’s teacher teaches a lesson on racism after he mistakes a Hispanic student for a janitor, and Richard hires Jeremy to be his maid. 7:30 PM CT Fox

19. Mitch Alborm’s Have a Little Faith. A cleric and rabbi affect a writer’s life profoundly. Laurence Fishburne, Martin Landau, and Bradley Whitford star. 8:00 PM CT ABC

20. Family Guy. Going through Amish country, the Griffins’ car breaks down. While there, the family crusades against conservative locals,m and Meg starts crushing on an Amish boy. 8:00 PM CT Fox

21. Leverage. Homeless veterans begin disappearing from the Boston area, and the team infiltrates the world of secret societies to solve the case. 8:00 PM CT TNT

22. Centric Presents: 2011 Soul Train Awards. Cedric the Entertainer hosts, with performances by Jill Scott, Robin Thicke, Miguel, Cee Lo Green, Marsha Ambrosius, and Common, and tributes to Gladys Knight, Earth Wind & Fire, and Heavy D. 8:00 PM CT BET

23. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. An attempt is made to make peace, Kandi makes birthday plans, and Sheree shows Phaedra her new home being constructed. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

24. Sister Wives.Robyn feels her first contracts, and the rest of the family express their true feelings about Robyn and her brood joining the clan. 8:00 PM CT TLC

25. I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition.An 11-year-old transgender girl and her family. 8:00 PM CT OWN

26. My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. David is shocked to learn bride Christina and her fiancé want an entire wedding of black to match their all-goth fashion lifestyle including a black bridal gown, black bridesmaids’ dresses and even a black flower girl dress. When David steps in and takes Christina to a bridal shop filled with white dresses, she has an anxiety attack! If David is to make this bride happy and deliver the wedding she envisions, he needs to find out just what makes her tick. 8:00 PM CT WE TV

27. Wicked Fit. To build more excitement over the gym, Katie throws a pop-up pageant. 8:00 PM CT Style

28. The Walking Dead. Hershel refuses to acknowledge the world’s new reality. Andrea comes out of her shell. Everyone is becoming more and more aware that “everything is food for something.” 8:00 PM CT AMC

29. Boardwalk Empire. Jimmy tries to find new revenue, the Commodore’s crew has to deal with the striking workers in the city, Nucky gets a new layer, and Van Alden’s future isn’t certain. 8:00 PM CT HBO

30. Dexter. An unexpected source lends Dexter help, and Debra finds out something about herself in therapy. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

31. American Dad. Stan runs into a woman he once had a crush on, making Francine jealous. After accidentally wearing Haley’s underwear to school, Steve finds good luck. 8:30 PM CT Fox

32. Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Season Premiere. This seasons takes the Kardashian sisters back to New York, to hopefully find out where Kim’s short-lived marriage went wrong. 9:00 PM CT E!

33. All-American Muslim. President Obama invites Coach Zaban to join an Iftar dinner at the White House. 9:00 PM CT TLC

34. Our America with Lisa Ling. Parents forging paths for their kids by going to extremes. 9:00 PM CT OWN

35. IRT Deadliest Roads. Hugh takes some dynamite through an old donkey trail, Lisa and G.W. hit Dead Nun Canyon, and Tim and Tino try taking on the canyons. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

36. I Do Over. Sweltering temperatures, a melted cake and a fainting groom ruined Tasha and Wes Owens first wedding. Diann takes matters into her own hands to prove that a second time around doesn’t have to be marred by the past. 9:00 PM CT WE

37. Hell on Wheels. Cullen gets closer to the sergeant, and Durant helps Lily recuperate, but has a hidden agenda. 9:00 PM CT AMC

38. Hung. Tanya finds out she is not receiving an invite to Frances and Mike’s wedding, Ray retrieves his clients, and Tanya and Charlie’s sons bond. 9:00 PM CT HBO

39. Homeland. Brody relives his captivity, and Carrie muddles through a P.R. nightmare. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

40. After Lately. A second season behind the scenes of Chelsea Lately. 10:00 PM CT E!

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Debbie Macomber on Hallmark

Hallmark comes up with a third movie from Debbie Macomber, after the successful Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle. Tonight’s Trading Christmas offers up some Christmas romance. This one, however, does not star Doris Roberts. 

1. College Football. Ohio State at Michigan. 11:00 AM CT ABC

2. College Football. Iowa State at Oklahoma. 11:00 AM CT FX

3. College Football. Georgia at Georgia Tech. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Rutgers at Connecticut. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

5. The House Bunny. Surprisingly enough, this movie is okay for younger girls. I was afraid to let my tween see it because of the Playboy theme, but it’s really innocuous as the movie turns out to be one of accepting everyone, no matter their faults. 12:55 PM CT TBS

6. College Football. Grambling State vs. Southern. 1:30 PM CT NBC

7. College Football. Alabama at Auburn. 2:30 PM CT CBS

8. College Football. Oregon State at Oregon 2:30 PM CT ABC

9. College Football. Penn State at Wisconsin 2:30 PM CT ESPN

10. 27 Dresses. Katherine Heigl follows up her success in Knocked Up, this time living out the adage “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” 5:30 PM CT FX

11. College Football. Florida State at Florida. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

12. College Football. Clemson at South Carolina. 6:45 PM CT ESPN

13. College Football. Notre Dame at Stanford. 7:00 PM CT ABC

14. Cops. Security guards ask a man to leave a story, and he threatens them with a knife. Officers deal with a man driving recklessly while a woman and an infant as his passengers, and a bag of cocaine in the car.. 7:00 PM CT Fox

15. Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas. A widow is feeling especially blue at Christmastime since the death of her husband. Emily plans a trip back east from Washington State to surprise her daughter in college and arranges a house swap with Charles, an English professor seeking a little peace and quiet to finish his novel. Emily’s best pal walks in on Charles at Emily’s place, while in Boston, Charles’ brother Ray responds to a 911 call at Charles’ condo and finds Emily there. Only Debbie Macomber can make these romances happen! Gil Bellows, Faith Ford, Gabrielle Miller and Tom Cavanagh costar. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

16. Bee Movie. Animated film of a bee befriending a human. Jerry Seinfeld wrote and produced and lends his voice as well. 8:00 PM CT NBC

17. Storm War. Once the government pulled funding for his project, scientist Marcus Grange, seeks revenge by controlling the weather and causing devastation to any that stand in his way. When man controls mother nature, the world must weather the storm! 8:00 PM CT Syfy

18. America’s Cutest Pet. Humorous pet videos from the Internet are show, including a pig playing the piano. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

19. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Lil’ Charles goes back to work, Miss Robbie allows Jazzmin to go back as well, and Tim and Jenae’s dad bond. 8:00 PM CT OWN

20. Toy Story 3. Andy is all grown up and headed off to college, leaving his toys to wonder what’s next for them. My son left for college this fall; I feel Woody and Buzz’s pain. 8:10 PM CT Starz

21. 48 Hours Mystery. A savage murder brings and English gentleman under suspicion. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Pit Bulls and Parolees. Tia hires new parolees, and a dog is faced with bad news. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Jingle All the Way

Hallmark was forcing us into holiday model as early as the beginning of the month, and now that it’s Black Friday, they’re not letting up. Tonight they debut Jingle All the Way, an animated film about a dog who wants a new home for Christmas. Catch up on your other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. Live with Kelly. Jerry O’Connell guest co-hosts, and Nathan Fillion, Jane Lynch, and Josh Capon are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Alvin and the Chipmunks. The cartoon is made over into a movie combining live action with animation and stars the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Jesse McCartney. It’s cute, and that’s about all. 10:00 AM FX

3. College Football. Iowa at Nebraska. 11:00 AM ABC

4. College Football. Arkansas at LSU. 1:30 PM CT CBS

5. College Football. Boston College at Miami. 2:30 PM ABC

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s the one that started the whole Indiana Jones series. Stars Karen Allen along with Harrison Ford. 2:49 PM CT USA

7. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Felicity Huffman and Le Cirque du Soleil’s “Iris” contortionists. Syndicated, check local listings.

8. Jingle All the Way. In the tradition of TV’s best loved animated classics, this original animated special follows Jingle the Husky Pup, whosets out on a journey to find Andrew, the boy he met at the Christmas tree farm, hoping to have a new home just in time for Christmas. 6:00 PM Hallmark Channel

9. College Football. Pittsburgh at West Virginia. 6:00 PM ESPN

10. Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas. After sneaking into Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Even, Hoops, Yoyo and friend Piddles disrupt the time-space continuum. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. National Treasure: Book Of Secrets. Nicolas Cage stars in this sequel looking for the missing page from John Wilkes Booth’s diary. 7:00 PM CT NBC

12. Shrek the Third. The Shrek movies are cute stories, but let’s get real. It’s the voice talent that makes ’em what they are. 7:00 PM CT ABC

13. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. Sure, this song is a fun one to sing once or twice a year, but did we really need an animated version of the story in this song? 7:00 PM CT CW

14. Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. stars as a wealthy inventor who is forced to build a devastating weapon by terrorists, but instead builds an armored suit to help him escape. 7:00 PM CT Fox

15. Cool Tools: Holiday Blowout 2011. Host Chris Grundy can help you out with gift ideas for everyone, from drills, to handsaws, wrenches, safety glasses and multi-tools. Plus a heated jacket that runs on battery power, a robot to clean your floor and a classy tool bag that stores it all. And if you need handy gadgets to help around the house during the holidays check out this cool way to keep your tree hydrated, and a storage system to keep your lights in order. There’s even a visit from jolly old St. Nick. 7:00 PM CT DIY

16. Lord of the Rings Trilogy. A celebration of the 10th anniversary with an uninterrupted presentation of director Peter Jackson’s ground-breaking trilogy with nonstop plays of: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The marathon will begin with the theatrical film versions and will also include more than two hours of additional content in extended special editions. 7:00 PM CT Encore

17. The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story. Chippey the elf helps a boy who finds it hard to believe in the magic of Christmas. 7:30 PM CT CBS

18. Olive, the Other Reindeer. Blitzen gets injured, leaving Olive the dog to want to help Santa deliver his presents. 8:00 PM CT CW

19. Say Yes to the Dress. In the first half hour, RN Sarah wants a lace dress, Erika isn’t sure about an expensive gown, and Kelly gets a ball gown. In the second half hour, Linda wants a better dress than her sisters, Helen is dreaming of a ball gown, and Mandi has a special visitor at her fititng. 8:00 PM CT TLC

20. Fatal Attractions. A snake scientist gets bitten in the jungle, and a snake in NC challenges a six-foot long rival. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

21. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. Jared and Brent have a terrible date, and Kristin wants to have a baby. 8:00 PM CT Sundance

22. All On the Line with Joe Zee. South-African native Angelo Lambrou came to America to pursue his dreams of becoming a designer. His celebrated bridal line, which has been sold in Kleinfeld Bridal and Gabriella New York, and featured in ELLE, In Style, People, Cosmopolitan and Brides, has been on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, but has officially reached rock-bottom. Due to lack of sales, PR and man-power, Angelo Lambrou was on the verge of closing earlier this year but a meeting with New York boutique, Edit, may be their last chance to seal a deal. 8:30 PM CT Sundance

23. Sanctuary. Mangus and Will study the brain of an abnormal and notice a high number of synapses firing off and come to the conclusion that she can only communicate through music. They enter the room and Mangus begins asking her a question through song when Abby, the abnormal, looks at Will and asks why he looks worried. Mangus quickly proceeds to tell her that she’s been at the Sanctuary for a few days and she responds wondering if there is something they’re not telling her. Finding it quite odd, Will says that this is all insane and Abby looks at him and asks what he just said and gives a blank stare. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

24. The Joy Behar Show. Jane Lynch and William Shatner are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

25. Brides of Beverly Hills. In the first half hour, two brides share stories of their weddings. In the second half hour, two more brides prove that life really doesn’t begin until after 40. 9:00 PM CT TLC

26. BOSS. Kane takes an unannounced break from City Hall as his political image hits an all-time low. The election looms and he’ll need to enlist the help of others to weather this storm. Kitty, at an emotional impasse, makes a bold move while Meredith, increasingly suspect of Kane’s behavior, seeks opportunities of her own. 9:00 PM CT Starz

27. College Football. California at Arizona State. 9:15 PM CT ESPN

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Happy Thanksgiving

I don’t know how we got here so quickly, and of course it seems like that every year, but today is the official start of the holiday season. Other than your own family plans, you can also celebrate the day with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the original Miracle on 34th Street, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Lady Gaga, and more. Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 9:00 AM CT CBS and NBC

2. Braxton Family Values Marathon. Take a seat at the Braxtons’ family table and catch up on twelve hours of favorite episodes from season one and the first two episodes of season two. 9:00 AM CT WE

3. Thanksgiving with Your Godfather. The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II. Part 1 shows at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM, and Part 2 airs at 2:30 PM and 11:00 PM. CT AMC

4. NFL Football. Green Bay Packer at Detroit Lions. 11:30 AM CT Fox

5. The National Dog Show. Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual event. 12:00 PM CT NBC

6. Yours, Mine & Ours. Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo take on this remake, and do a great job, but I still prefer the original with Lucille Ball. 12:00 PM CT TBS

7. Miracle on 34th Street. Catch this one when you can, as it’s the original. Most other times you’ll find it during the holiday season, it will be the remake. 2:00 PM CT NBC

8. NFL Football. Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys. 3:00 PM CT CBS

9. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! The movie adaptation of the popular Seuss story, starring the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. 9:00 AM CT FX

10. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I’m not a big turkey fan, so I think I would actually prefer the ice cream sundaes, toast, pretzels, popcorn, and jelly beans. I would also prefer Chandler Bing’s Funyons.7:00 PM CT ABC

11. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Manny has Sid believing his is on the naughty list, leaving Sid, Crash, Eddie, and Peaches to try to explain themselves to Santa Claus at the North Pole. 7:00 PM CT Fox

12. CNN Heroes: Where Are They Now? Anderson Cooper hosts this look back at CNN Heroes from the past five years, featuring celebrities who’ve been inspired by CNN Heroes such as Dancing with the Stars Champion J.R. Martinez, The Office’s Rainn Wilson, comedian George Lopez, and more. 7:00 PM CT CNN

13. NFL Football. San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens. 7:00 PM CT NFL

14. Happiness Is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown. The gang tries to help Linus give up his security blanket. 7:30 PM CT Fox

15. Cake Boss: Family Feast. An Italian Thanksgiving dinner and a turkey cake. 8:00 PM CT TLC

16. A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. Lady Gaga is interviewed by Katie Couric, is helped by Art Smith to make a deep-fried turkey and waffles, and performs a duet with Tony Bennett 8:30 PM CT ABC

17. The 85th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Paradet. A look back at he top moments of parades past. 9:00 PM CT NBC

18. The Joy Behar Show. Bette Midler and Kris Jenner are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

19. Gigolos. Brace gets a visit from his ex, Steven lands a bachelorette party booking, and Nick is hired by a dominatrix. 10:00 PM CT Showtime

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Kelly Clarkson on The X-Factor

Kelly Clarkson guests on The X-Factor tonight, reuniting with Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, two of the judges who saw her become the first American Idol. After that, two of the nine remaining finalists will be voted out. It’s like they’re trying to pare it down really quickly. AT least it’s an all-new episode, as both Survivor and America’s Next Top Model are clip episodes. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. AMC Celebrates Gone With the Wind. AMC is marking the 75th anniversary of the novel with several showings today. 8:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M., 6:00 PM, and 11:00 PM CT AMC

2. The Martha Stewart Show. Anticipating problems with the bird? Martha is having a Turkey Hotline on her show today. You can tweet questions to #AskMartha, as well as leaving questions on Skype and Facebook. 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and tomorrow at 12:00 PM CT Hallmark Channel

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Black Eyed Peas, Gym Class Heroes, and Adam Levine are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. The Flamingo Kid. Matt Dillon’s table manners here are what I will always remember about this movie. He stars as a cabana boy who gets a shot to hang with the rich folks he usually serves. 3:00 PM CT Reelz

5. Survivor: South Pacific It’s the previously unseen moments show. Yeah, I know. I’m not thrilled with it either, but it’s better than not being on at all. 7:00 PM CT CBS

6. Up All Night. Chris’ neighborhood social life is disrupted by REagan’s break from work, and Ava gives voice lessons to Kevin’s daughter. 7:00 PM CT NBC

7. The Middle. The Heck family spend the Thanksgiving holiday at Frankie’s parents’ home, but it doesn’t go well when her sister’s family arrives. Mike tries to show Axl how to pick up girls, and Brick gets accused of ruining an expensive toy. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. X-Factor. Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars perform, and two of the final nine are voted off. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. Suburgatory. Tessa and Dallas have a girls day in the city and run into George making out with someone. Lisa refuses the wear a dress her mom picked out for her. 7:30 PM CT ABC

10. The Biggest Loser. Chef Aida Mollenkamp makes a Thanksgiving feast as former contestants reminisce and discuss where they are now. 8:00 PM CT NBC

11. Modern Family. A former resident of the neighborhood who is now successful, makes a return. Jay thinks Manny needs some constructive criticism, and Mitchell questions if Cameron’s childhood stories are authentic. 8:00 PM CT ABC

12. America’s Next Top Model. Just like Survivor, it’s another clips episode. 8:00 PM CT CW

13. Mobbed. Howie Mandel and some strangers help a man surprise a family member. 8:00 PM CT Fox

14. Happy Endings. Alex offers to design a charity event dress for Jane, Penny and Max babysit, Dave and Brad find the friendship with the mailman isn’t what they originally figured it would be. 8:30 PM CT ABC

15. Revenge. Emily reaches out to her mentor once she realizes she has lost a valuable ally, Victoria ends up alone, and Tyler’s influence is still a threat. 9:00 PM CT NBC

16. American Horror Story. The man wearing the rubber suit is revealed. 9:00 PM CT FX

17. Top Chef: Texas. The contestants take over the rodeo food court. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

18. The Joy Behar Show. Rocco Dispirito and Dr. Mehmet Oz are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

19. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Justin Bieber, Brian Regan, and FreeSol. 10:35 PM CT CBS

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Dancing With the Stars Winner Announced

Tonight the winner of Dancing With the Stars will be announced. Not that I disagreed with the judges, but it was so surprising to see J.R. Martinez and Rob Kardashian to get perfect 10s, but not Ricki Lake. Are they saving that perfect score for the third dance they will all do tonight? Rob really snuck in there, and I don’t disagree with him deserving a place in the final two, but it will be a real shame not to see either Ricki or J.R. there. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Romancing the Stone. This movie was on HBO hundreds of times after it first came out, and I think I watched it each and every time it was on. It’s what defines romantic comedies for me. 12:30 PM CT 5StarMax

2. The Talk. LL Cool J and Gillian Jacobs. 1:00 PM CT CBS

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Tim Allen, the family of Gabrielle Giffords, Daughtry, and Sophia Grace and Rosie. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. The War of the Roses.. The group from Romancing the Stone hits gold again, this time with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner playing a warring, divorcing couple, and Danny DeVito a lawyer. 4:00 PM CT Encore

5. College Football.. Miami (Ohio) at Ohio. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

6. NCIS. With no memory of the prior night, anthony DiNozzo Sr. is found in a car with a dead body in the trunk. Tony tries to establish his father’s innocence, and goes against orders. Robert Wagner guest stars. 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. The Biggest Loser. The trainers cook a Thanksgiving dinner for the Losers. 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Last Man Standing. Mike creates new stricter house rules after Kyle falls asleep accidentally in Kristin’s bedroom. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. 90210. Dixon tries to start a relationship with Adrianna, but she resists. Raj and Ivy’s arguments are on the rise, Liam has an unexpected guest at dinner, and naomi tries to prove that she loves Austin. 7:00 PM CT CW

10. The X Factor. The final nine perform one night early this week. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. CNN Republican National Security Debate. Moderated by Wolf Blitzer. 7:00 PM CT CNN

12. Made in America. George rides the Boston Whaler, makes a pink flamingo, and takes a trip to All-Clad Cookware. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

13. Man Up! The bully of Will’s son ends up being the son of Will’s tormentor when he was young. He turns to his friends for help with the situation. 7:30 PM CT ABC

14. NCIS: Los Angeles. Hetty has to fire Deeks after a botched assignment, and Kensi experiences unexpected emotions for her former partner. 8:00 PM CT CBS

15. Dancing with the Stars. Lady Antebellum performs, and the winner is chosen. 8:00 PM CT ABC

16. Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti searches for her own best match. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

17. Mysteries at the Museum. Don learns the story behind a work of art, a religious cult warn, and a future robot hero. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Unforgettable. Al and Carrie investigate hundreds of bystanders to determine if a second murder at a crime scene was retribution or something unrelated. 9:00 PM CT CBS

19. Parenthood. Adam’s and Kristina’s marriage is disrupted by something that happens at work, Crosby and Jasmine connect again, and Drew tries to find activities to make his college apps look better. 9:00 PM CT NBC

20. Covert Affairs Ann investigates a former CIA analyst’s daughter after an asset is murdered. 9:00 PM CT USA

21. Sons of Anarchy. SAMCRO and the Irish Kings negotiate to make sure the club’s future is secure. 9:00 PM CT FX

22. Mad Fashion. Maria Sansone wishes to be fashioned into a 1950’s housewife. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

23. The Joy Behar Show. Eric Stonestreet, Illeana Douglas, and Sandra Bernhard are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

24. Fashion Hunters. Tara and Ambria research to find if a vintage jacket is real, and Rebecca Weinberg, Sex in the City stylist. 9:30 PM CT Bravo

25. Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tonight’s guests include Julie Scardina, Dane Cook, and Hot Chelle Rae. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Dancing With the Stars Performance Finale

There’s only a slight surprise at who the finale three are on Dancing With the Stars. There wasn’t much doubt that Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez would get here. Rob Kardashian, though, is a definite surprise. J.R. Martinez isn’t when you look at his performances, but is when you consider to many he came in as an unknown name. Everyone knows the Kardashians and Ricki Lake, but not J.R. Tonight they dance in their final performance show, and it should lead to a very interesting night. up on other TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live with Kelly. Jerry Seinfeld is guest cohost, and Jason Segel and Jamie Oliver are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Serendipity. Do you believe in fate? I do, and that’s why I love this movie. Everything happens for a reason. 12:00 PM CT E!

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Rihanna, Drew Brees and wife, and Steve Spangler are today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. Underdog. There isn’t a lot here that’s reminiscent of the original cartoon series, other than a superhero dog, but it does make for a good family film. 4:00 PM CT Disney XD

5. How I Met Your Mother. Robin and Ted think about making a life-altering decision, and Robin tries to convince Lily and Marshal out of leaving Long Island. 7:00 PM CT CBS

6. Sing Off. The final four face off. 7:00 PM CT NBC

7. Dancing with the Stars. The final three couples perform. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. Gossip Girls. Serena hosts Blair’s wedding shower, Chuck and Dan plan to spend the day together after not getting invited to the shower, and Nate feels conflicted. 7:00 PM CT CW

9. Terra Nova. Taylor tries to determine who has been giving information to the Sixers, and Jim digs up an old murder to implicates Taylor. 7:00 PM CT Fox

10. Saved. A man fights kidney disease, and another is left for dead after his car goes off a cliff. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

11. Basketball Wives LA. A reunion of the cast members. 7:00 PM CT VH1

12. Love Lust. Holiday Feasts digs in to the most delicious and iconic seasonal dishes and culinary traditions of our favorite celebrations, such as Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. From classic barbecue to a modern twist on eggnog, we explore how and why holidays are perfect for stuffing ourselves silly. 7:00 PM CT Sundance

13. 2 Broke Girls. To get extra money for the holiday season, Max and Caroline apply for jobs as elves in a department store. 7:30 PM CT CBS

14. NFL Football. Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

15. Two and a Half Men. Walden is hesitant to start dating, despite meeting an attractive British woman. 8:00 PM CT CBS

16. You Deserve It Series Premiere. A high school teacher competes to win money for his best friend who became a widow and single mom after her husband died in a diving accident. 8:00 PM CT ABC

17. Hart of Dixie. Lavon tries to get Zoe to be more connected in Bluebelll by having her host his annual pre-game homecoming party, and Wade and Georg try to even the score with their high school nemesis. 8:00 PM CT CW

18. House. A teenager isn’t just being dramatic when her symptoms get worse, House is consume with find the reason behind a 4-year-old’s death, and Park works on getting Chase to admit when he became OCD about grooming. 8:00 PM CT Fox

19. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. A three-way build-off is announced, leading Jesse James to send vulgar cakes to OCC and PJD, Junior shows his biggest build ever at Ground Zero, and OCC works on two bikes. 8:00 PM CT Discovery

20. Scare Tactics. A handyman and his partner use a camera device to check for any blockages in a faucet sink. After the camera becomes inoperable, one of the two checks a different sink and comes back out with a snake wrapped over his shoulders! Several other snakes are quickly enclosed in the room and the two men find themselves trapped after a third employee prevents them from leaving the room. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

21. Hoarders. A city declares a woman’s home uninhabitable, and another woman’s hoarding maxes out her equity line of credit. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

22. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa’s tea party leaves friendships in need of being reevaluated. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

23. The Layover. Tony takes a one-day tour through Singapore, with a focus on food and architecture. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

24. Bored to Death. Jonathan gets new leads, and George and Ray beg to be forgiven. 8:00 PM CT HBO

25. Mike & Molly. Mike starts to secretly cheat on his diet as it gets closer to Thanksgiving. 8:30 PM CT CBS

26. Enlightened. Amy and Tyler confront the emptiness, and Dougie gets promoted. 8:30 PM CT HBO

27. Hawaii Five-0. McGarrett and Jenna Kaye head to North Kore to deliver a ransom to rebels that are holding Jenna’s fiancé hostage, and the team investigates an investigative reporter’s murder when it appears the reporter had connections to Jenna. 9:00 PM CT CBS

28. Rock Center with Brian Williams. The newest information on the Penn State scandal, professional Honduran lobster divers, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Betty White . 9:00 PM CT NBC

29. Castle. A sniper terrorizes New York, and Beckett tries to his her PTSD from Castle and the detectives. 9:00 PM CT ABC

30. Monster In-Laws. In the first half hour, Ed is caught in the middle as his mom tells his wife she is spoiled. In the second half hour, Sue’s daughter meets someone new after she’s been telling her for years she can do better than her husband. 9:00 PM CT A&E

31. The Joy Behar Show. Fran Drescher is the guest tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

32. Cake Boss Buddy takes Lisa shopping for a wedding band upgrade, Buddy C has a birthday pool party, and Joeye surprises Graces with a wedding cake replica. 9:00 PM CT TLC

33. Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas. Bride-to-be has a former Playboy Playmate show up at her celebrity-themed party. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

34. Urban Legends. Carol Richards worked at a local pub in London during her teenage years and one day on her way to work, she describes seeing a gentlemen across the road. Just as he set his foot off the curb, he loses his footing and falls in the middle of the road. She noticed that the oncoming car doesn’t appear to see him and she quickly rushes towards the man to help. Luckily the car stops and the two make it back onto the curb safely. After making sure the man was alright she heads back to work, but the man quickly grabs her hand and advises her not to go to work that day. 10:00 PM CT Syfy

35. Clean House New York. As the mother of seven kids, a cheerleading coach and community volunteer, Doreen is a woman on the go who devotes most of her time to everyone else and finds it difficult to put herself first. As a result, her home is a hot mess and she’s embarrassed to invite anyone over. Her husband David doesn’t understand why she won’t stop shopping and can’t get rid of things, and Doreen doesn’t know why David won’t help her around the house. 10:00 PM CT Style

36. Late Night with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Ty Burrell, Gayle King, and NeedToBreathe. 10:35 PM CT CBS

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – American Music Awards

I don’t remember this being the time of year for awards shows. Nevertheless, after the CMA Awards were televised recently, tonight we’ll have the American Music Awards. The scheduled performers are an impressive bunch with Katy Perry, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Christna Aguilera, and even accused father-to-be Justin Bieber. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. 2011 Presidents Cup. Final day from Melbourne, Australia. 11:00 AM CT NBC

2. NFL Football. Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens. 12:00 PM CT CBS

3. NFL Football. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers. 12:00 PM CT Fox

4. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL. 2:00 PM CT ESPN

5. NFL Football. San Diego Chargers at Chicago Bears. 3:00 PM CT CBS

6. A Dog Named Christmas. Bruce Greenwood stars as a man who lives on a Kansas farm with wife and their 20-year-old, developmentally-challenged son. A local animal shelter is looking for families to foster pets for the holidays, and Todd wants one desperately. But George is dead-set against it, maintaining that his son won’t be able to adequately care for a pet and that giving a dog back after Christmas will only traumatize him. 3:00 PM CT Hallmark Channel

7. 60 Minutes.Christine Lagarde, Grover Norquist, and Taylor Swift. 6:00 PM CT CBS

8. Countdown to the American Music Awards.Chris Harrison and Vanessa Minnillo host. Performers include Hot Chelle Rae and Taio Cruz. ABC. 6:00 PM CT ABC

9. The Cleveland Show.Cleveland Jr. is the only student to show up on “skip day,” and Rallo is involved in a scooter crash. ABC. 6:00 PM CT Fox

10. The Amazing Race. Z team makes a mistake that could alter the entire game for them, and the contestants are forced to wear revealing swimsuits in a Detour challenge. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. 2011 American Music Awards. Performers includ Katy Perry, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Marc Anthony, Chris Brown, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and David Guetta.. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. The Simpsons. Home gets a team together to write the next big “tween” book and learns there’s more to the writing business than he assumed. 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. A Christmas Wish. Martha, a down-and-out mom finds herself in need of a miracle, when her no good husband abandons her a week before Christmas, taking all her cash and leaving her homeless with her two young daughters and stepson. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark Channel

14. When Vacations Attack. A story form “The Miracle on the Hudson,” a motorcycle crash in San Francisco, and a snorkeling diver dragged to the bottom of the sea by a whale. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. Tough Love. A woman has her morals tested, and Steve asks the women to explain the biggest like they have told. 7:00 PM CT VH1

16. NFL Football. Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants. 7:15 PM CT NBC

17. Allen Gregory. Allen helps a popular student who is home sick by keeping an eye on his clique, And richard visits his father’s company’s boardroom. 7:30 PM CT Fox

18. The Good Wife. Will and Alicia argue in front of a mercurial military judge, and Diane gives an ultimatum. 8:00 PM CT CBS

19. Family Guy. Lois invites everyone for Thanksgiving dinner, and Joe’s son, after being MIA, returns from Iraq. 8:00 PM CT Fox

20. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Shereé oversees new house construction, Peter is warned, and NeNe deals with her youngest son. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

21. Sister Wives.In the first half hour, the sister wives hit the Vegas strip. In the second half hour, Kody wrestles an MMA fighter, and the wives help Robyn set up the new nursery. 8:00 PM CT TLC

22. My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. Viewers meet Folshi, whose passion for fashion is so extreme that she spent nearly her entire wedding budget on a designer gown and shoes! With next to nothing left to spend on the rest of her wedding, this shopaholic bride wants a Marie-Antoinette look with rustic birch logs and confetti thrown in for good measure. It’s David to the rescue, as he helps this good-hearted fashionista turn her wedding into a runway success…complete with a fashion show and one-of-a-kind designs. 8:00 PM CT WE TV

23. The Walking Dead. Glenn isn’t comfortable with his amount of knowledge, and Daryl tries to make it back to the farm alive after he finds a sign of life. 8:00 PM CT AMC

24. Boardwalk Empire. Nucky tries to barter in Ireland, Jimmy and George Remus broker a deal, Emily’s health worsens, and Halloran faces questions about Nucky’s past. 8:00 PM CT HBO

25. Dexter. Both Dexter and Miami Metro start to close in on Gellar. And you’ll never guess who ends up helping Dexter (or why). 8:00 PM CT Showtime

26. American Dad. Stan creates a busty female alias trying to bon with Steve, leaving Francine to intervene. Roger begin a limo service. 8:30 PM CT Fox

27. CSI: Miami. The SCIs investigate when convicted murderers are released from prison, then murdered. 9:00 PM CT CBS

28. Kendra. Kendra and Hank go to his high school reunion, and she faces his past, while he deals with career anxieties. 9:00 PM CT E!

29. All-American Muslim. Football coach Zaban has concerns about fasting and how it will affect his team as Ramadan starts. 9:00 PM CT TLC

30. Our America with Lisa Ling. Three men want to break the cycle of incarceration. 9:00 PM CT OWN

31. IRT Deadliest Roads. Both Lisa and G.W. take on the road that nearly sent G.W. over the edge before, Hugh has his old truck returned to him, and Tim has to drive and maneuver on his own. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

32. I Do Over.
Tasha and Wes Owens have a second wedding after a melted cake and fainting groom ruined their first trip down the aisle. 9:00 PM CT WE

33. Hell on Wheels. Cullen’s search for the sergeant is diverted, and Durant tries to find Lily Bell with the help of a search party. 9:00 PM CT AMC

34. Hung. Tanya finds out Charlie skipped bail, Lenore declares war on Tanya, Sandee advises Jason, and Ray is concerned about his ability to please women. 9:00 PM CT HBO

35. Homeland. Brody gets a major proposal from a very powerful woman, and Carrie finds Tom Walker’s contact. Too bad he’s got diplomatic immunity. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

36. How to Make It in America. Ben wants to put CRISP back together, Domingo and Cam try to clear a name, and Rachel gets advice. 9:30 PM CT HBO

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Two Holiday Movies on Hallmark

Hallmark is pushing the Christmas holiday for the second weekend in a row and it’s not even Thanksgiving. Tonight they have two more Hallmark original movies, including a real aww-fest with two dogs playing matchmaker for their owners, and another one with Santa Claus is being sued. Instead of proving himself in court like in Miracle on 34th Street, he’s being sued for irreparable emotional distress.

1. 2011 Presidents Cup. Day 3 from Melbourne, Australia. 7:00 AM CT NBC

2. College Football. Nebraska at Michigan. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Football. Wisconsin at Illinois. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

4. Waitress Keri Russell stars as an abused wife who becomes pregnant and searches for a way to escape while working in a diner. 1:30 PM CT Lifetime Movie Network

5. College Football. Mississippi State at Arkansas. 2:30 PM CT CBS

6. College Football. Penn State at Ohio State. 2:30 PM CT ABC

7. College Football. Boston College at Notre Dame. 3:00 PM CT NBC

8. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. Ford 300 from Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL. 3:30 PM CT ESPN2

9. Extract. Jason Bateman plays a the owner of an extract company whose whole life gets turned around after an employee is talked into suing for his on-the-job accident. Casting does a lot for this movie, as it also includes Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, and Mila Kunis. 4:25 PM CT Comedy Central

10. A Christmas Wedding Tail. Two passionate pooches play matchmaker and bring together their owners, single parents Susan (Jennie Garth) and Jake (Brad Rowe) showing them the true meaning of a blended family. 5:00 PM CT Hallmark Channel

11. College Football. LSU at Mississippi. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

12. College Football. Virginia at Florida State. 6:30 PM CT ESPN2

13. College Football. USC at Oregon. 7:00 PM CT ABC

14. Cops. In the first half hour, suspects with narcotics and drug paraphernalia are busted. In the second half hour, it’s more drug busts and a robbery at a cell phone store that may have included an employee. 7:00 PM CT Fox

15. College Football. Kansas State at Texas. 7:00 PM CT FX

16. The Case for Christmas. Even in this age of litigation, the one guy whom you’d think would be protected from legal harm is the one and only Santa Claus. But in this Hallmark Original, someone figures out a way to file suit against the world’s jollyest and most generous of gift-givers. Dean Cain as a lawyer and single father who struggles to find time for his daughter and for romance with his best friend. One day, he’s given the opportunity to defend the biggest case of his career when Santa Claus is served with a class-action lawsuit for irreparable emotional distress by a snobby sporting goods mogul. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

17. Tattooed in Detroit. An animal tattoo artist in Detroit. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

18. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Lil Charles gets suspended, Tim undertakes a huge meal for an event, and Miss Robbie has a tempting offer on her plate. 8:00 PM CT OWN

19. 48 Hours Mystery. A savage murder leaves an English gentleman as a suspect. 9:00 PM CT CBS

20. Pit Bulls and Parolees. A Texas rescue mission, and a dog on death row. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

21. College Football. California at Stanford. 9:15 PM CT ESPN

22. Saturday Night Live. Jason Segel is guest host, and Florence and the Machine is the musical guest. 10:30 PM CT NBC