Friday's TV Highlights: 'Yes, Virginia' on CBS

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Yes, Virginia' on CBS
An 8-year-old girl wonders if there is a Santa in the animated special "Yes, Virginia" on CBS. (CBS / CBS)

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The Carrie Diaries Weaver (Chris Wood) tries to help Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) overcome her writer's block in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

Nikita Amanda (Melinda Clarke) plants evidence that Nikita (Maggie Q) was hired by Pakistan to kill the president and Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) is captured and questioned by the CIA in this new episode. 9 p.m. KTLA

Time of Death This poignant series — which ends its first season Friday night — follows real people who are facing the end of their lives as they confront the inevitable and help their loved ones prepare for life without them. 9 p.m. Showtime

Sweet Home Alabama Kelsey takes her gentlemen callers to an elementary school to see how they interact with kids in this new episode. 10 p.m. CMT


Yes, Virginia After a playground bully tells her that Santa Claus does not exist, 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon (Beatrice Miller) writes to the New York Sun, asking whether St. Nick is real. This animated special, based on a true story, also includes the voices of Alfred Molina, Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Love Hewitt. 8:32 p.m. CBS

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Some of the biggest names in comedy pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman, including Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Judd Apatow. 8 p.m. EPIX

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night LL Cool J hosts this showcase for musical performances and the announcement of 2014's Grammy nominees. Artists scheduled to perform include Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and Keith Urban. 10 p.m. CBS


Shanghai Calling A Chinese-American lawyer (Daniel Henney) is sent to Shanghai to close a deal, but, unable to speak the language or understand the local customs. Eliza Coupe, Geng Le and Bill Paxton also star in this 2012 romantic comedy written and directed by Daniel Hsia. 9 p.m. Starz

Casablanca A nightclub owner (Humphrey Bogart) protects an old flame (Ingrid Bergman) and her husband (Paul Henreid) from Nazis in this 1942 classic. Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre also star. 9 p.m. TCM


CBS This Morning Nancy O'Dell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Alexa Ray Joel; Danny DeVito and Mara Wilson; John Goodman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Toks Olagundoye ("Neighbors"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Clinton Kelly. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael John Goodman ("Inside Llewyn Davis"); Lupita Nyong'o; Colbie Caillat performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Jennie Garth; Rick Warren; Cameron Mathison. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Geoffrey Rush; Tim Conway; chef Fabio Viviani. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Sofía Vergara; Dwyane Wade; Josh Radnor. 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show Cell phones and breast . (N) 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil Competitive twins and triplets. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Anxiety; Jack Osbourne; Susan Boyle performs. (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kelly Clarkson performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

The Doctors Flu; "N-Bomb"; anti-aging cream; breast health. (N) 5 p.m. KCAL

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill The minimum wage: David Wessel, the Wall Street Journal. The Affordable Care Act website: Jackie Calmes, the New York Times. Detroit bankruptcy: Michael Fletcher, the Washington Post. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Arsenio Hall Porsha Stewart, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks; Eric André. (N) 11 p.m. KTLA

The Tonight Show George W. and Laura Bush. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show  Bono. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Barbara Walters; Josh Gad; Fall Out Boy performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Charlie Rose (N) midnight KOCE

Late Night Edward Norton; Judd Apatow; Pearl Jam performs. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Zoe Saldana; Mitch Albom. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Tavis Smiley The Whispers; The Sugarhill Gang. (N) 1 a.m. KOCE