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Thursday's TV highlights: 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and more

Thursday's TV highlights: 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and more
The Peanuts gang returns in the animated classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas," airing on ABC. (United Feature Syndicate)

SERIES

DC's Legends of Tomorrow The CW's four-night superhero crossover event concludes as the Legends are joined by Supergirl, the Flash and Green Arrow (Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell) to do battle with the alien Dominators. 8 p.m. KTLA

Rosewood Dr. Daisy Wick (Carla Gallo) from "Bones" makes a crossover appearance on a new episode of the Miami-set forensics drama. 8 p.m. Fox

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The First 48 This true-crime series returns with new episodes. 8 p.m. A&E

Regular Show The kooky animated comedy about a bluejay and a raccoon offers its own Christmas episode. 8 p.m. Cartoon Network

Supernatural Rick Springfield continues his guest role as a rock star possessed by Lucifer in this new episode. 9 p.m. KTLA

The Great American Baking Show The competition series, hosted by Nia Vardalos and husband Ian Gomez, is back for another go-round. 9 p.m. ABC

Nightwatch This Dick Wolf-produced docu-series about New Orleans EMTs returns for a third season. 9 p.m. A&E

Flip or Flop The home makeover show launches another season. 9 p.m. HGTV

Gangland Undercover This docudrama, set in the world of outlaw biker clubs, returns with a recap special ahead of next week's season premiere. 10 p.m. A&E

Top Chef Eight newcomers are challenged by eight chefs from seasons past when this award-winning reality series returns for a new cycle set in Charleston, S.C. 10 p.m. Bravo

Beat Bobby Flay "The Chew's" Carla Hall ("The Chew"), Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") and "Modern Family's" Aubrey Anderson-Emmons serve as guest judges. 10 p.m. Food Network

Comedy Knockout Stand-up comics do battle once again on the return of this reality series. 11 and 11:30 p.m. TruTV

SPECIALS

A Charlie Brown Christmas Charles Schulz's beloved Peanuts characters celebrate the season in this animated classic featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi. 8 p.m. ABC

MOVIES

Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray This 2016 documentary profiles the motivational speaker who was convicted of negligent homicide in the deaths of three of his clients. 6 and 8 p.m. CNN

Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero Iranian American comic Maz Jobrani plays a hapless immigrant accused of being a terrorist in this irreverent 2016 satire. 8:30 p.m. Showtime

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

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Today Elizabeth Hurley and son Damian; Padma Lakshmi; steals and deals; stress-free holiday; chef Alex Guarnaschelli. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Deals and steals; do-it-yourself expert Nicole Farb. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Isabella Rosselini; Ross Mathews ("Hollywood Today Live"); Tyler Hilton ("Pitch"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Liev Schreiber; Matt Czuchry ("Gilmore Girls"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Hot topics. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Patricia Heaton makes cranberry cornbread bites; fitness expert Jillian Michaels; gnocchi with sausage and squash. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors A Santa fulfills children's holiday wishes; makeovers for military wives. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy and Nadine Velazquez. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Ken Jeong; Ellen K; Hilary Duff. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Leah Remini discusses Scientology. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Real Dolly Parton. 1 p.m. KCOP

The Ellen DeGeneres Show T.J. Miller ("Office Christmas Party"); Chrissy Metz ("This Is Us"); Kane Brown performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Rachel Bloom ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"); Nico Tortorella ("Younger"). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A married couple is heavily in debt. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Keesha Sharp ("Lethal Weapon"); wearing one dress to three parties. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Wendy Williams Show Ali Wentworth ("Nightcap"); Castro performs. 3 p.m. KCOP

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Chelsea Handler. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Simon Helberg; comic Sebastian Maniscalco. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Emma Stone; Jeffrey Dean Morgan; Kacey Musgraves performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Lauren Graham; Justin Long. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Jake Gyllenhaal; Hailee Steinfeld; Keith Urban performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Philosopher Peter Singer; comic Phoebe Robinson. (N) midnight KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 12:30 a.m. KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

The Late Late Show With James Corden Queen Latifah; Morris Chestnut; Tracey Ullman; Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello perform. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Casey Affleck; Rebecca Romijn; Michael Che. 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

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