The Middle When Axl (Charlie McDermott) comes home for Christmas he wants to spend time with his friends in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC
Melissa & Joey Jaime Pressly guest stars as Meredith/Mel's (Melissa Joan Hart) incarcerated sister, who's come home on furlough to spend the holidays with the kids (Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson), but Joe (Joey Lawrence) isn't happy about it in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC Family
Back in the Game The Cannon (James Caan) decides to spend Christmas with his buddies and Danny (Griffin Gluck) asks the team for help with a Christmas gift for his mom (Maggie Lawson) in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. ABC
Modern Family Jay and Manny (Ed O'Neill, Rico Rodriguez) set out to cut down their own Christmas tree in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC
Good news for Julie Andrews! The star of the 1965 film version of "The Sound of Music" told the Associated Press on Monday that she had not seen the live broadcast of "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood on NBC last week. Now the network has plans to re-air the three-hour production on Saturday at 8 p.m.
"The Sound of Music Live" originally aired on Thursday and was a huge success for the network, which took a risk with a live broadcast of a musical that's been around since 1959. The first airing had a total audience of 18.6 million viewers, which outperformed the network's expectations.
While many tuned in, not all were kind to the show. While technically the production was pulled off, many pointed to singer Carrie Underwood, not known for her acting abilities, as Maria, the main character. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd wrote, "As a stage actress, there was no way to regard her as anything but an...
Comedian Daniel Tosh got a huge vote of confidence from Comedy Central on Tuesday when the network pledged to renew his show "Tosh.0" for three consecutive seasons (6, 7 and 8).
The show, which finds Tosh blithely riffing on some of the funniest and most buzzworthy clips on the Internet, concludes its fifth season Tuesday evening. Season 6 (which will consist of 30 episodes) will premiere on Feb. 18.
During its five-year run, "Tosh.0" has scored big successes. It's the No. 1 entertainment series on Tuesday nights among the coveted demographic of men ages 18 to 24, and it averages 3 million viewers.
The cornerstone of the show is a weekly feature called "Web Redemption" where Tosh offers subjects of particularly embarrassing viral videos a chance to re-create the humiliating experiences with a different ending.
“I am extremely fortunate and very grateful that I can continue to work with such fun and talented people on a very...
"Rosemary's Baby," the classic novel and film about a woman carrying the Devil's baby, is getting a modern updating and a change of scenery. On Tuesday, NBC announced it was green-lighting a four-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin's novel, which also served as the basis for Roman Polanski's 1968 film starring Mia Farrow.
The new miniseries will take place in Paris, with a young married couple moving into an apartment with a creepy history. Pretty soon, the wife is pregnant, her husband and the neighbors are acting funny and there's a growing suspicion that when the baby arrives, it'll have cloven hooves and a pair of horns.
Oscar-nominee Agnieszka Holland will direct the miniseries, which is being written by Scott Abbott and James Wong. Casting is beginning immediately with a January start date for production in Paris.
Break out the plaid flannel and bird-decked tote bags: IFC announced Tuesday that its hit offbeat comedy "Portlandia" will return Feb. 27 -- and it'll be pickled with a heap of guest stars.
The fourth season of the satirical series, in which co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein star as eccentric characters of vegan-infested Portland, Ore., will consist of ten episodes (airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT). Though it draws a modest audience, the series has shown year-to-year growth and is the linchpin of the small cable network, which is owned by AMC Networks.
Some of the folks joining in the quirky in the new season include Kirsten Dunst, k.d. lang, Portland Trail Blazers, Maya Rudolph and Olivia Wilde -- along with returning guests Ed Begley Jr., Steve Buscemi, Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan, Jason Sudeikis and others.
"Whether there is no shortage of celebrities who want to visit Portland, or Portlandia has an endless number of friends, it's...
Monday night on "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert addressed a serious topic: global climate change, with a serious guest, Harvard environmental scientist David Keith.
As the author of the book, "A Case for Climate Engineering," Keith suggested to Colbert a very simple tactic to combat the steadily warming planet. Have a fleet of planes deposit tons of sulfuric acid into the atmosphere.
"Spray pollution into the atmosphere to stop it warming," Keith said.
"So in the end, pollution saved them all," Colbert said.
It's getting down to the wire on "The Voice." On Monday night the top 5 – three from Team Adam Levine and one apiece from Teams Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera – each performed one song, hoping to become one of the three finalists who will duke it out mano a mano a mano in next week's finals.
With no more social-media-bestowed second chances this season, the semifinal performances in Monday's taut, no-frills one-hour show were make or break. After the semifinalists joined together on a group song – American Authors' "Best Day of My Life" – each took the stage seeking to prove their worth.
First up was Team Adam's James Wolpert, who had survived a bad week last week (apparently, he was ill) thanks to the Instant Save. Aiming to show viewers why he had been worthy of rescue, Levine assigned Wolpert U2's "With or Without You." Wolpert delivered it well, with none of last week's struggles (though perhaps we could have done with or without the disorienting...
NCIS The team's latest investigation uncovers a link between the victim and the man who's dating Diane Sterling (Melinda McGraw) — the ex-wife of both Gibbs and FBI agent Fornell (Mark Harmon, Joe Spano). 8 p.m. CBS
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee The new episode "Going for Cold Gold" tells stories of next year's Olympic hopefuls. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon
NCIS: Los Angeles A former Communist leader from Romania, suspected of war crimes, surfaces in Los Angeles. Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Linda Hunt star in this new episode. 9 p.m. CBS
The Voice This new results episode features performances from Christina Aguilera; Cassadee Pope; Danielle Bradbery; the Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel. 9 p.m. NBC
Boston's Finest Officer Jenn Penton is reunited with her twin sister, who's just out of drug rehab, in...
The long-awaited fifth season of "Community" officially returns to NBC's schedule on Jan. 2 with back-to-back episodes. The new season is also the return of the show's creator, Dan Harmon, to the writers' room. And to make it clear that he's back, the first look at the new season doesn't even look like a TV show at all.
Unlike most new season trailers, the first promo for "Community" really wants you to think it's something else entirely, an indie comedy called "Mr. Winger."
The setup for the new season is almost like a reboot, with series star Joel McHale returning to Greendale Community College not as a student but as a teacher. The new season promises all the surreal gags (witness Troy and Abed disguised as an office plant and chair) and self-referential humor of previous seasons (Abed points out the "Scrubs"-like rebooting of the season). They'll also have an added assist from "Breaking Bad" actor Jonathan Banks in a recurring role. Harmon has also said "Breaking Bad" creator Vince...
Even so, "Bonnie & Clyde" is still among the highest-drawing miniseries of recent years.
The simultaneous run on three networks was a highly promoted aspect of the telecast. But it's unclear how much effect the unusual distribution had on the final numbers. History drew the most viewers, with 3.7 million. Lifetime gathered 3.1 million, while A&E had 3 million.