TV HIGHLIGHTS

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SE­RIES

The Big Bang The­ory Ber­nadette (Melissa Rauch) tries to help Howard (Si­mon Hel­berg) au­di­tion at the Magic Cas­tle. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Ka­ley Cuoco also star. 8 p.m. CBS Su­per­store Amy and Jonah (Amer­ica Fer­rera, Ben Feld­man) at­tend a man­agers’ con­fer­ence, while Gar­rett and Dina (Colton Dunn, Lau­ren Ash) are stuck at the gift wrap­ping sta­tion in this new episode of the work­place com­edy. 8 p.m. NBC Young Shel­don Shel­don (Iain Ar­mitage) learns that peo­ple with stunted child­hoods can turn into so­cial out­casts. Also, the re­la­tion­ship of Meemaw and Dr. Stur­gis (An­nie Potts, Wal­lace Shawn) is tested when she tries to teach him how to drive. Zoe Perry also stars. 8:30 p.m. CBS The Good Place Eleanor (Kris­ten Bell) and friends con­tend with an in­tense out-of-body ex­pe­ri­ence while Michael (Ted Dan­son) hatches a new plan with Janet’s (D’Arcy Car­den) help. Wil­liam Jack­son Harper, Jameela Jamil and Manny Jac­into also star. 8:30 p.m. NBC Mom Bon­nie (Allison Jan­ney) and friends help Tammy (Kris­ten John­ston) pre­pare for her first date since get­ting out of prison. Also, Christy (Anna Faris) re­vis­its one of her old vices. 9 p.m. CBS Will & Grace Matt Bomer guest stars as a hand­some and openly gay TV news an­chor that Will (Eric Mc­Cor­mack) has a crush on. Also, Karen (Me­gan Mul­lally) will re­ceive only lim­ited al­imony un­less she can prove her ex Stan cheated on her with his ex (guest star Min­nie Driver). 9 p.m. NBC The Great Amer­i­can Bak­ing Show: Hol­i­day Edi­tion Emma “Baby Spice” Bun­ton and for­mer foot­ball star An­thony “Spice” Adams take over as hosts in the two-hour sea­son pre­miere of this un­scripted com­pe­ti­tion. Pas­try chef Sherry Yard is a new judge, join­ing re­turn­ing veteran Paul Hol­ly­wood. 9 p.m. ABC Top Chef The new sea­son of the cook­ing com­pe­ti­tion is set Ken­tucky and will visit culi­nary hot spots in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cum­ber­land. Padma Lak­shmi and Tom Colic­chio re­turn. 9 and 10:15 p.m. Bravo Mur­phy Brown Corky (Faith Ford) guilts Mur­phy (Candice Ber­gen) into adopt­ing a dog in this new episode of the re­booted so­cial com­edy. 9:30 p.m. CBS

SPE­CIALS

A Char­lie Brown Christ­mas When Char­lie Brown com­plains about the ma­te­ri­al­ism he sees dur­ing the hol­i­days in this an­i­mated “Peanuts” clas­sic. 8 p.m. ABC 2018 Amer­i­canaFest Brandi Carlile, Ja­son Is­bell and the 400 Unit, Margo Price, Lu­cas Nel­son & the Prom­ise of the Real, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Roseanne Cash, Tyler Childers are fea­tured per­form­ers in this new spe­cial. 9 p.m. CMT

MOVIES

Thor­ough­breds (2017) 9:10

a.m. Cine­max Ever­est (2015) 10 a.m. FX Toy Story (1995) 6:55 p.m.

Freeform

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morn­ing Michelle

Obama. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS To­day Dave Karger; Padma Lak­shmi. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morn­ing News (N) 7

a.m. KTLA Good Morn­ing Amer­ica Pa­trick Wil­son; Tory John­son. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle (“Plum”); Dash Mi­hok (“Ray Donovon”); Am­ber Ri­ley per­forms; Michael McGill. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly and Ryan Kate Bos­worth (“Nona”); chef Eden Grin­sh­pan whips up some Hanukkah treats. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Kerry Wash­ing­ton; Ruben Stud­dard and Clay Aiken per­form. (N) 10 a.m. KABC Wendy Wil­liams Ice Cube.

(N) 10 a.m. KTTV Dr. Oz Howie Man­del’s heart con­di­tion. (N) 10 a.m. KCOP; 1 p.m. KTTV The Real Chris Har­ri­son.

(N) 11 a.m. KTTV The Doc­tors Comic Ms. Pat.

(N) 11 a.m. KCOP The Talk Bon­nie Hunt; Sean Valen­tine; Car­rie Ann In­aba. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS Steve Mu­si­cian Tank, Mak­sim Ch­merkovskiy, and Dan Cortese. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC Rachael Ray David Alan Grier; Amos Lee per­forms. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV Dr. Phil A woman says her fam­ily of 12 chil­dren is full of prob­lems. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jen­nifer Anis­ton; Dolly Par­ton per­forms. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC The Daily Show Ju­lia Roberts. (N) 11 p.m. Com­edy Cen­tral The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fal­lon Ja­son Mo­moa; J.K. Sim­mons; Joe Machi. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC The Late Show: Stephen Col­bert Sen. Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.); Emma Will­mann. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS Jimmy Kim­mel Live Gwen Ste­fani per­forms; Jimmy Ta­tro. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC Aman­pour and Com­pany (N) mid­night KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS The Late Late Show Jen­nifer Anis­ton; Dolly Par­ton; Leon Bridges per­forms. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS Late Night Alec Bald­win; Bazzi per­forms; Nikki Glaspie. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC Last Call Gemma Chan; boy­ge­nius per­forms; Bren­ton Th­waites. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

Mark Bour­dil­lion ABC

PAUL HOL­LY­WOOD in “The Great Amer­i­can Bak­ing Show: Hol­i­day Edi­tion” on ABC.

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