When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A
Sesame Street Special / 7:00pm (HBO) Season 49 of the venerable children’s series is scheduled to launch next weekend, but this charming 50-minute stand-alone special makes a delightful prelude for the upcoming new episodes. The story revolves around a mysterious pickle that appears to have uncanny powers, because when it is delivered to Sesame Street, neighborhood friends Elmo, Abby and Bert are delighted to see their wishes starting to come true.
College Football / 7:30pm (4) To stay alive in the College Football Playoff discussion, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will have to keep winning, and win big. Senior wideout Miles Boykin has been helping them do just that and will be called on again tonight when the Irish host the Florida State Seminoles. As an independent, Notre Dame will not play in a conference championship game.
MOVIE “Cloud 9” / 8:00pm (Disney) Dove Cameron (“Liv & Maddie”) stars in this familyfriendly new drama as Kayla, a prima donna snowboarder whose team dumps her. She’s forced to train with Will (Luke Benward, “Good Luck Charlie”), a former champion branded as a failure after a career-ending wipeout, and she becomes as helpful to him as he is to her. Jeffrey Nordling (“Body of Proof”) also stars.
MOVIE “It’s Christmas, Eve” / 8:00pm (Hallmark) Interim school superintendent Eve Morgan (LeAnn Rimes) makes her living traveling around and trying to turn around the fortunes of failing schools, but she’s surprised when she is assigned to visit one in her hometown. In the course of events there, she meets single dad Liam Bailey (Tyler Hynes, “Un REAL”), head of the school’s music department, which is clinging to life by a thread.
MOVIE “Sorority Stalker” / 8:00pm (Lifetime) 12:01am (Lifetime) Aya, who owns a spa, bumps into a woman in distress who turns out to be a sorority sister. She’s badly disconcerted, though, when this newcomer, Taryn, reveals her source of sorrow is the same guy Aya has just moved to Los Angeles to start a new life with. Obviously never having seen a Lifetime movie, Aya doesn’t hesitate to let Taryn move in with her.
Miles Boykin and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Florida State Seminoles Saturday.