Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
This holiday special, based on the "Ice Age" films, finds the arctic herd busily decorating for the season. In his rush to help, Sid destroys Manny's favorite decorations. Manny is so upset that he convinces Sid he is now on Santa's naughty list. Joined by Crash, Eddie and Peaches, Sid takes off for the North Pole to plead his case to Santa. Meanwhile, Manny, Ellie and Diego race to find Peaches. Ray Romano and John Leguizamo lead the voice cast.
The 2014 Nickelodeon HALO Awards
Ordinary teens receive recognition for doing extraordinary things in their communities (the HALO acronym stands for Helping and Leading Others). HALO chairman Nick Cannon hosts the ceremonies; performers include The Roots, Fifth Harmony, Jessie J, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith and The Vamps.
"Sex and the City" gets spoofed in the new episode "Motif & the City," as John and Jane's (John Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad) resistance to put Motif (Seaton Smith) on the apartment lease causes him to cry on the shoulders of three girlfriends (guest stars Jamie Denbo, Joy Osmanski and Brooke Lyons). Lou (Martin Short) has a problem when someone he's planted in the audience to cheer him on wants to be under contract. Elliott Gould also stars.
Guy's Grocery Games
In the new episode "The Weighting Game," the chefs try not to tip the scale when shopping for their best meat dish in the first game. An all-American dish in round two is determined by the Food Wheel. Finally, Guy throws the two finalists a curve that pushes their talents to the extreme.
A cloud of doom hangs over "Clown in the Dumps," since a character is destined to die. The episode's title, though, also refers in large part to Krusty's (voice of Dan Castellaneta) decision to retire when he thinks a celebrity roast of him has gone too far. Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) does her best to keep Homer (also voiced by Castellaneta) from being hurt. Comics Sarah Silverman and Jeff Ross voice their cartoon likenesses.
One Christmas Eve
Poor Nell Blakemore (Anne Heche). The newly single mom is determined to give her two kids (Ali Skovbye, Griffin Kane) a Christmas they'll never forget. She just may get her wish, courtesy not of Santa Claus, but of Murphy -- he of the infamous law stating that anything that could go wrong, will. Carlos Gomez ("The Glades"), Kevin Daniels ("Sirens") and Brian Tee ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift") also star.
A possible battle for first place in the AFC West is on tap tonight at Arrowhead Stadium, where Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs defend home turf from Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The Broncos drew first blood against the Chiefs back in Week 2, when their goal-line stand in the closing seconds proved to be the difference in a 24-17 Denver home victory.
Jake and Amy (Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero) try to add pleasure to their work by bringing their respective significant others (guest stars Eva Longoria and Kyle Bornheimer) along in the new episode "The Road Trip." An ill Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) won't own up to the fact that she's under the weather. Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) is a bit too anxious to help Holt (Andre Braugher) mark a significant anniversary. Terry Crews and Chelsea Peretti also star.
Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) continues her covert probe into the death of her predecessor as Secretary of State, Vincent Marsh, in the new episode "Game On." Still partnered with Henry and Isabella (Tim Daly, Marin Hinkle) on the investigation, she learns someone on her team is able to access Marsh's secret bank account. Bebe Neuwirth, Zeljko Ivanek and Geoffrey Arend also star.
Though the Returned have found a haven with Pastor Tom (Mark Hildreth), the opposition to them grows in the new episode "Forsaken." Bellamy and Sheriff Fred (Omar Epps, Matt Craven) try to prevent further trouble by finding and warning members of the True Living. Just as Maggie (Devin Kelley) is on the cusp of finding an antidote to the virus, an abduction and a hate crime refocus attention elsewhere. Frances Fisher and Kurtwood Smith also star.
The Walking Dead
New enemies -- and have you noticed how there are ALWAYS new enemies on this show? -- pay no regard to rules and morals in flagrant offense to Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) hopes of finding a peaceful resolution between the two groups in the new episode "Coda" as the series goes on mid-season hiatus tonight. If you missed any of the eight episodes so far this season, no worries: AMC has you covered with a marathon starting Sunday afternoon.
Holiday Baking Championship
Love it or hate it? In the new episode "The Great Holiday Cake-Over," the five bakers left to compete try to do something revolutionary with fruitcake, then reinvent the yule log. Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale are the judges.