Miracle on 34th Street
In this 1947 classic, Edmund Gwenn stars as a Macy's Santa who gets into trouble when he claims he's the real Kriss Kringle. In a city full of imposters, he finds no one -- not even a little girl (Natalie Wood) -- willing to believe in him. With skeptics ridiculing him at every turn, Kringle has no choice but to take his case to court. Only one young lawyer has enough faith to defend him. Maureen O'Hara and John Payne also star in the Academy Award winner.
The iHeartradio Jingle Ball 2014
Elvis Duran of Clear Channel Z100 is host for the 2014 edition of this star-studded concert at Madison Square Garden. The lineup of featured musical performers includes Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Pharrell, OneRepublic, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jessie J., Shawn Mendes, Charli XCX, Rita Ora and Nick Jonas.
A vigilante has a unique way of dispatching law-breaking residents of Gotham in "The Balloonman." The killer simply hooks them to weather balloons and watches them float away, giving Gordon and Bullock (Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue) quite a challenge in trying to stop the murders. Newly returned to Gotham, Penguin-to-be Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) aligns himself with an underworld titan. David Zayas ("Dexter") guest stars.
A new episode called "The Boomer Years" offers a nostalgic look at vintage treasures and memorabilia from members of the so-called "Baby Boom" of the mid-20th century. Featured items include a 1956 Elvis "Love Me Tender" standee rescued during a home renovation; a 1958 Martin Luther King Jr. letter that a Richard Nixon biographer once purchased for $20; and Charles Schulz comic strip art circa 1960 owned by a former Schulz colleague and currently valued at between $200,000 and $250,000.
A pair of AFC division leaders who could be seeing more of each other next month clash tonight at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, where Andy Dalton and the Bengals hope to use the home field to their advantage against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The key to this game could be Manning and his corps of fleet receivers, who will try to test a Bengals pass defense that is among the NFL's worst.
In the season finale, host Richard Hammond spotlights the last batch of greatest moments from the hugely successful car show, including James May's tribute to BBC Television Center using a motorcyclist and a pair of Parkour runners. Also: an epic celebration of Britain's motor industry, which culminates in a grand finale in front of Buckingham Palace.
Against the advice of Agent Gallo (Robert Patrick), Team Scorpion heads to Las Vegas for what they're confident is going to be a "simple" casino job. Things quickly go south, however, when a robbery leads to Walter's (Elyes Gabel) arrest, forcing the rest of the gang to focus on clearing his name. Corbin Bernsen, Alicia Lagano and Chris Mulkey guest star in "Shorthanded."
A new villain isn't exactly the Pied Piper, but he -- or, perhaps more accurately, it -- has a similar effect in luring youngsters in "Go Where I Send Thee ... ." Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) encounter the evil being as they seek a missing child, whose accursed family history may be the reason the creature has struck. Orlando Jones, Katia Winter and John Noble also star.
A man dressed as Santa Claus definitely snags a spot on the Major Crimes unit's naughty list after he robs a bank and then vanishes into a vast Santa flash mob. As the team tries to figure out how things went south so quickly during that incident, Sharon's (Mary McDonnell) children (guest stars Zarah Mahler, Ryan Kennedy) come to town for a holiday visit, while Buzz (Phillip P. Keene) starts training as a back-up police officer in the new episode "Chain Reaction."
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Popular comic and character actor Gary Anthony Williams ("Malcolm in the Middle") joins recurring performers Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie for a zany half-hour of improvised games, fueled primarily by random suggestions supplied by the studio audience. Aisha Tyler ("The Talk," "Archer") is host.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and his team go looking for a motive when Lily Lockhart (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg, "Gossip Girl"), the daughter of a U.S. senator (guest star John Getz), is attacked. While Deeks and Nell (Eric Christian Olsen, Renee Felice Smith) help get the girl to safety, a co-worker gives Kensi (Daniela Ruah) a perfect gift in "Merry Evasion." Erik Palladino also guest stars.
State of Affairs
During a trip to Qatar with the president (Alfre Woodard), Charlie (Katherine Heigl) finds herself drawn into the strange case of a local man who insists he is a CIA asset, although the agency has no record of him, in the new episode "Masquerade." Elsewhere, Charlie takes a potentially fatal risk in pursuit of the truth about her fiance's (guest star Mark Tallman) death. Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand and David Harbour also star.