Last Man Standing
"War Games" finds Mike (Tim Allen) being challenged by Ryan (Jordan Masterson) about encouraging Boyd (Flynn Morrison) to consume action-oriented movies and video games. Mandy (Molly Ephraim) is surprised to be consulted by Vanessa (Nancy Travis) about fashion prior to a college reunion. Kaitlyn Dever, Amanda Fuller and Hector Elizondo also star.
The Amazing Race
Every race eventually must end, especially when it comes to the ones on this multiple-Emmy-winning show -- and so it is again, with the remaining competitors reaching the finish line in this finale of the 25th season. Host Phil Keoghan can greet only one couple with the good news that their around-the-world adventures have ended with their win of $1 million. In the tradition of the series, many others will be present to cheer their victory.
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
Mr. Magoo (voiced, as usual, by Jim Backus) is the nearsighted star of this animated 1962 adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic, which boasts a Broadway-caliber score by "Funny Girl" team Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. Songs include "Ringle Ringle," "Winter Was Warm," "I'm All Alone in the World" and "(We'll Have) The Lord's Bright Blessing." The voice talent also includes Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Morey Amsterdam and Jane Kean.
Two teams expected to vie for playoff berths in the Western Conference open tonight's ESPN doubleheader, as Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs defend home court from LaMarcus Aldridge and the Pacific Division-leading Portland Trail Blazers. Then two last place entries clash when Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers of the Pacific host Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder of the Northwest.
Muppets Most Wanted
Kermit, a thief? Rest easy: It's actually a look-alike who's committing the larceny in this expectedly fun-for-all-ages 2014 comedy featuring the familiar characters from Jim Henson's puppet world. During a European tour, the frog takes the rap for his double and the latter's sly associate (Ricky Gervais), landing "Kermie" under the watch of an unamused prison guard (Tina Fey). Kermit's pals eventually come to his rescue; Ray Liotta and Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") also appear.
Christmas in Washington 2014
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ("Wake Up Call") hosts this annual holiday special taped at the National Building Museum in the nation's capital. Johnson welcomes musical guests that are scheduled to include singer Aloe Blacc ("Wake Me Up"), country star Hunter Hayes, British singer-songwriter Rota Ora, vocalist Darius Rucker and singer-songwriter Christina Perri.
A naive teen (Lindsay Lohan) starts public school and is befriended by the elite girls clique and two outsiders -- gay Damian (Daniel Franzese) and nonconformist Janis (Lizzy Caplan). The latter two suggest she take advantage of the former's interest to get the dirt on the clique. All goes well until she falls for the queen bee's ex (Jonathan Bennett). Tina Fey ("30 Rock") wrote this 2004 comedy, in which she plays a teacher.
Charismatic comedian Cristela Alonzo is pretty much a force of nature, a fact that sold ABC on this showcase for her personality and talents. The sitcom's "Pilot" introduces the on-screen Cristela as a law student working against her Mexican-American family's lower expectations for her life and career as she sets her own course for success. Carlos Ponce, Terri Hoyos and Sam McMurray also are featured -- but there's no room for doubt that this is Alonzo's show.
This special episode called "Tanked Again for the Holidays" finds Wayde and Brett building a beefed-up butcher-block tank for a jerky store in Las Vegas and a pub-themed tank for an Irish family bar, where the owners and staff are preparing to celebrate the holiday season with a big annual party. The latter job, however, is a master class in Murphy's Law, as one disaster follows another.
A Home for the Holidays
The annual special that combines musical performances with stories of adoption features Jennifer Hudson, Train, Rixton, Katharine McPhee -- who's sung only fleetingly in her regular role on "Scorpion" -- and Earth, Wind & Fire among the headliners in this 16th edition. Two families from Los Angeles and one from Birmingham, Ala., are among those showcased in the informational segments. Ashley Monroe, Jillian Michaels and Dan & Shay also appear.
Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies
The powerful voice of actor John Rhys-Davies ("Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Shogun") is well-known, and it only can be an asset to this new holiday performance by the legendary choir and orchestra, recorded at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. He even "flies" in one sequence. Soprano Deborah Voigt also has a major part in the program, lending her vocals to "The Holly and the Ivy" and "The Twelve Days After Christmas." Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy are the conductors.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
If you've ever had to work on a holiday and hated it, Po the panda feels your pain. In this special, he's looking forward to celebrating Winter Feast with his family, but he finds out that as Dragon Warrior, he's required to host a formal celebration at the Jade Palace. Original "Kung Fu Panda" movie cast members Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie lend their voices to this animated offering.