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SUNDAY 

Young do-gooders collect their due at the “Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2016.” Performers include Hailee Steinfeld and Jason Derulo. 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

Singer-actress Brandy and record producer Teddy Riley are feted at the “2016 Soul Train Awards.” Erykah Badu hosts the proceedings in Las Vegas. 8 p.m. BET

“Descendants’” Sofia Carson is the belle of the ball in the 2016 teen musical “A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits.” With Jennifer Tilly. 8 p.m. Freeform

“Full House’s” Candace Cameron Bure plays a time-traveling WWII-era nurse in the new holiday fantasy “Journey Back to Christmas.” With Oliver Hudson. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

The polygamy-themed reality series “Sister Wives” is back for a seventh season. 8 p.m. TLC

The swoon-worthy period drama “Poldark” wraps its second season on “Masterpiece.” Aidan Turner stars. 9 p.m. KOCE

Mother and father still think they know best in the return of the reality series “Married by Mom & Dad.” 10 p.m. TLC

MONDAY 

Quadruple crossover alert! “Supergirl” kicks off a four-night event that continues on “The Flash” and then “Arrow” before concluding on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” 8 p.m. KTLA; also Tue.-Thu.

Tinsel and twang: Country-music legend Loretta Lynn, “Wicked’s” Idina Menzel and original “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson are among the many performers for this year’s “CMA Country Christmas.” Jennifer Nettles returns as host. 8 p.m. ABC

The documentaries “Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death” and “Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution” look at aspects of life in the communist island nation. 8 and 9 p.m. HBO

Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who’s actually been to outer space, is host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s guest on a new “StarTalk.” 11 p.m. National Geographic Channel

TUESDAY

“Dance Moms” is back with new episodes. 9 p.m. Lifetime

The new docu-series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” follows “The King of Queens” costar as she talks with others who, like herelf, have left the controversial church. 10 p.m. A&E

No Brexit could stop the “Ladies of London” returning with a third season of their reality series. 10 p.m. Bravo

Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of President Grover Cleveland — nah, just kidding, he’ll be talking about Alexander Hamilton — on a very special “Drunk History.” 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central

WEDNESDAY

Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan and Dolly Parton will troll the ancient yuletide carol for this year’s editon of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” The crew from “Today” hosts. 8 p.m. NBC

Nice helmets! “Vikings” returns with a re-cap special followed by the historical drama’s mid-season premiere. Then, it’s the debut of the companion docu-series “Real Vikings.” 8, 9 and 10 p.m. History Channel

Michael J. Fox and the affable Jim Gaffigan put in cameos on a new episode of the talk-show send-up “Nightcap.” 8 p.m. Pop

Alyvia Alyn Lind is back as the pint-sized, pre-fame Dolly Parton in the new TV movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” With Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder and Gerald McRaney. 9 p.m. NBC

You gotta be a football hero: The Rams are back in L.A., so naturally, some of them are starring in a new reality series, “Hollywood & Football.” 9 p.m. E!

It’s not personal, it’s strictly business in futuristic new drama “Incorporated.” With Sean Teale, Allison Miller, “24’s” Dennis Haysbert and “Mad Men’s” Julia Ormond. 10 p.m. Syfy; also, USA

THURSDAY 

The 2016 documentary “Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray” profiles the would-be New Age guru who ended up convicted of negligent homicide. 6 and 8 p.m. CNN

Jihadi? Hardly. Iranian American comic Maz Jobrani is “Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero” in this irreverent 2016 satire. 8:30 p.m. Showtime

Getting warmer: “The Great American Baking Show” returns for another go-round. Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez host. 9 p.m. ABC

New Orleans’ finest EMTs are back on “Nightwatch” for a third season of this docu-series produced by Dick Wolf. 9 p.m. A&E

FRIDAY 

Two classic episodes of the mother of all sitcoms are colorized for your holiday viewing pleasure on a new “I Love Lucy Christmas Special.” 8 p.m. CBS

R&B singer Alicia Keys and Nashville newbie Maren Morris share the stage on a new “CMT Crossroads.” 10 p.m. CMT

Reggie Watts and Adam Scott join in the shenanigans one last time as the quirky sketch series “Comedy Bang! Bang!” ends its five-season run. 11 and 11:30 p.m. IFC

SATURDAY

Spoiler alert! James Stewart doesn’t really end it all in Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 holiday fable “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Donna Reed also stars. 8 p.m. NBC

A married woman wakes up suddenly single in the new fantasy tale “A Dream of Christmas.” With Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker and “Laverne & Shirley’s” Cindy Williams. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

A pint-sized angel tries to earn her wings by helping an unhappily married couple in the new TV movie “Heaven Sent.” With Mallory James Mahoney and Ernie Hudson. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Bad hombres: Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell are just two of “The Hateful Eight” in Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 western. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern also star. 8 p.m. Showtime

“Key & Peele’s” Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele try to retrieve a cute little cat-napped kitty named “Keanu” in this R-rated 2016 action comedy. 8:15 p.m. HBO

A date which will live in infamy: The new special “Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later” shares stories from the Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy base in Hawaii on Dec. 7th, 1941. 9 p.m. History Channel

Here be monsters, maybe, in “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the 2016 sort-of sequel to the 2008 creature-feature “Cloverfield.” John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead star. 10 p.m. Epix


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