2:30 p.m. on WSAV-3 NASCAR Racing
NASCAR is about to eliminate four more drivers from the playoffs in today’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick both have had spectacular seasons and will be looking to keep the momentum going here. Defending playoff champion Martin Truex Jr. could also be in the hunt along with Chase Elliott and Clint Bowyer. One of the longest seasons in sports wraps up next week in Hempstead, Florida.
8 p.m. on HALL Movie: Christmas in Love
As his father prepares to retire, incoming CEO Nick Carlingson (Daniel Lissing, “When Calls the Heart”) has big plans for the family’s industrial bakery, which specializes in Kringle pastries during the Christmas season. Nick wants to modernize the company’s main bakery in rustic White Deer, Mo., which would mean layoffs. When his father insists that he visit that site, though, one of the bakers there, Ellie Hartman (Brooke D’Orsay, “Royal Pains”), tries to show him the bakery succeeds because of its employees.
8:20 p.m. on WSAV-3 NFL Football
Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to get back in their groove in the NFC East. They’ll host Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys who are 0-4 on the road this season. The Cowboys recently traded their 2019 first round draft pick to the Oakland Raider to obtain wide receiver Amari Cooper. For Cooper, it is a fresh start in Dallas where he hopes to become Prescott’s top target.
9 p.m. on CNN Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Crack open a cold one and resign yourself to getting a lump in your throat as you watch the finale of the 12th and final season of this boundlessly entertaining travel series with Anthony Bourdain, the beloved host who died last June. The episode, “Lower East Side,” finds “Tony” taking a personal journey through what once was a bohemian New York neighborhood, sharingmealsand conversation with singer-songwriters Richard Hell and Deborah Harry, and guitarist Chris Stein, the co-founder of Blondie.
9 p.m. on BRAVO E! SYFY USA E! E! People’s Choice Awards
This year’s edition of what is self-billed as “the only live awards show by the people, for the people” gets a new home with its inaugural telecast on E!, and simulcasts on sister channels USA Network and Syfy. Among categories saluting the best inmovies, TV, music and digital, nominees for best movie of 2018 are “Black Panther,” “Avengers: InfinityWar,” “Incredibles 2,” “Fifty Shades Freed” and “A Quiet Place.” “This Is Us,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “13 ReasonsWhy” and “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” are among the TV show nominees.
9 p.m. on TNT The Last Ship
Loosely based on a 1988 novel by William Brinkley, this actiondrama series opened just after a global pandemic wiped out more than 80 percent of the world population, leaving the crew of the USS Nathan James to struggle with a long series of challenges as its commanders and crew sought to restore and maintain world order. That mission climaxes tonight after five seasons with the series finale “Commitment,” in which Adm. Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) confronts the greatest threat heever has faced.
Anthony Bourdain of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”