TV This Week: Dec. 22 - 28: 'Mr Stink' on KOCE

TV This Week: Dec. 22 - 28: 'Mr Stink' on KOCE
A homeless man (Hugh Bonneville) is befriended by a girl (Nell Tiger-Free) in "Mr Stink" on KOCE. (Gary Moyes / BBC)

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It ain't live, but it does have real scenery and the one and only Julie Andrews. Of course, we're talking about the 1965 adaptation of "The Sound of Music." Christopher Plummer also stars. 7 p.m. ABC

Thespians! Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey are among the actors discussing their craft on "Hollywood Reporter Roundtables." 7 p.m. KOCE

"Downton Abbey's" Hugh Bonneville is "Mr. Stink" in this family-friendly fable about a homeless man, his malodorous mutt and the English girl who befriends them. 8 p.m. KOCE

Pop music's Britney Spears declares "I Am Britney Jean" in this new docu-special. 9 p.m. E!

In the new special "James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend" more than two dozen friends and colleagues remember the three-time Emmy winner, who died in June at age 51. HBO 8:30 p.m.


Three a cappella groups enter, one a cappella group leaves on the season finale of "The Sing-Off." 8 p.m. NBC

Pull on your boots, sweater, scarf, hat, winter coat and gloves, it's time for "Christmas in Norway With the St. Olaf Choir." 9 p.m. KOCE

It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt, but that's not too likely, on the return of "Hollywood Game Night" hosted by Jane Lynch. 10 p.m. NBC

Of octogenarians and octopi: The 2011 doc "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" airs on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE


You could go to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and see it live, for free. Or just watch from home as local musicians, singers and dancers perform at the "54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration." 3 p.m. KCET

"It's a Wonderful Life" for James Stewart and Donna Reed in this encore presentation of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday favorite. 8 p.m. NBC

Boris Karloff narrates the animated holiday classic "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and Jim Carrey stars in the live-action 2000 version of same. 8 and 8:30 p.m. ABC

Hark, the holiday choirs sing in "Christmas at Belmont 2013" and "Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw." 8 and 9 p.m. KOCE

You won't shoot your eye out, but your eyes would probably fall out were you to watch all 24 hours of the annual marathon of 1983's "A Christmas Story." 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wed., TBS


What's cracklin'? That'd be the "Yule Log" that turns your TV into a virtual fireplace in these annual Christmas programs. 6 a.m. KTLA; 6 a.m. KCAL

"Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" is so big, it takes Nick Cannon, Lara Spencer and Neil Patrick Harris to host it. With Mary J. Blige and "American Idol's" Candice Glover. 9 a.m. ABC

A stocking stuffed full of "NBA Basketball" includes the Lakers hosting the Heat and the Clippers battling the Warriors. 2:15 p.m. ABC; 7:30 p.m. FSN2

"Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith" salutes Matt Smith with a new special just before he takes his final turn as the 11th Time Lord in the science fiction series' annual "Doctor Who" Christmas episode. 8 and 9 p.m. BBC America

He'll put a spell on you: Illusionist Dan White practices a little "White Magic" in this new series. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Travel

There's a whole lot of begetting going on when "Bible Secrets Revealed" explores the sexier side of scripture in its season finale. 10 p.m. History


Double Dern! "Nebraska's" Bruce Dern and his actress-daughter Laura Dern share the stage on "Inside the Actors Studio." 7 p.m. Bravo

"20/20" gets you ready for the imminent return of everyone's favorite British drama with "Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey." 9 p.m. ABC


Jennifers Aniston and Lopez are among the stars talking the fame game in the 2012 doc "Sellebrity." 8 p.m. Showtime

The butt-kicking stops here: "Nikita," the action drama starring Maggie Q, ends its run after four seasons. 9 p.m. KTLA

"American Masters" celebrates a singular songwriting sensation in "Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love." 9 p.m. KOCE

How ya gonna keep him down on the farm? That is the question in the Iowa-set 2012 drama "At Any Price." With Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron. 9 p.m. Starz

A bride on a budget gets more than she bargained for — a lot more — in the special "Secret Wedding" hosted by Cat Deeley. 10 p.m. TLC


Pro wrestling's finest, plus Daughtry and comic Jeff Dunham, salute the men and women of the U.S. armed forces in the annual "WWE Tribute to the Troops." 8 p.m. NBC

Winnie Cooper, no! "The Wonder Years'" Danica McKellar is "The Wrong Woman" in this TV movie inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 thriller "The Wrong Man." 8 p.m. Lifetime

Something "Sinister" this way comes in the form of some creepy found footage in this 2012 terror tale. Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio star. 10 p.m. Showtime