Friday’s TV Highlights: A new ‘I Love Lucy Christmas Special’ on CBS



The Vampire Diaries Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to protect Caroline’s (Candice King) twins from the Siren on a new episode of the supernatural drama. 8 p.m. KTLA

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) plans a gals-only get-together on a new episode of the kooky musical comedy; Donna Lynne Champlin and Gabrielle Ruiz also star. 9 p.m. KTLA

Shark Tank California entrepreneurs pitch an electric-skateboard business in this new installment. 9 p.m. ABC


Z Nation Warren (Kellita Smith) leads an attack to try to capture Murphytown’s leader (Keith Allan) on a new episode of the zombie drama. 9 p.m. Syfy

20/20 This new episode examines the case of Sherri Papini, the California woman who disappeared on Nov. 2 and was later found bound and injured 150 miles from her home. The victim’s husband, Keith Papini, is interviewed. 10 p.m. ABC

CMT Crossroads R&B singer Alicia Keys performs with Nashville singer-songwriter Maren Morris on a new episode of this concert series. 10 p.m. CMT

Tracey Ullman’s Show The comedian reprises her impression of Dame Judi Dench in the sketch series’ season finale. 11 p.m. HBO

Comedy Bang! Bang! This quirky sketch show co-hosted by Scott Aukerman and “Weird Al” Yankovic ends its five-season run with a pair of episodes and return visits from Reggie Watts, Adam Scott, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nick Kroll. 11 and 11:30 p.m. IFC

My Life Is a Telenovela This reality series about Spanish-language soap opera stars in Miami ends its freshman season. 11 p.m. WE


I Love Lucy Christmas Special Two episodes of the classic 1950s-era sitcom are colorized and combined in a new edition of this annual special; with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. 8 p.m. CBS

Hubble’s Amazing Journey This new special surveys some of the space-based telescope’s most recent discoveries. 8 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Tony Roberts: Motorcity Motormouth The comic performs in his hometown of Detroit in this new standup special. 10 p.m. Showtime


Rain Man Tom Cruise and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman star in Barry Levinson’s 1988 comedy-drama about a car dealer and the older autistic brother he never knew he had. 9 p.m. KCET


CBS This Morning Models Jasmine Tookes and Taylor Hill. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Peter Sarsgaard; Fergie performs; Marina Morgan. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America John Legend performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Shawn Wayans; Dermot Mulroney’s band Cranky George performs; Rams talk: Vince Ferragamo and Jackie Slater. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly Randall Park (“Fresh Off the Boat”); the latest tech gadgets; co-host Busy Philipps. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Holland Taylor. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Scott Patterson (“Gilmore Girls”). (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors Teens having weight-loss surgery; a board game for girls; an infant born with an oversized tongue. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Grace WanderWaal performs. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Melissa Rauch. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Body myths, including diet myths. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Harry Todd Hoffman (“Gold Rush”); Joel Edgerton (“Loving”). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV; 9 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil Dr. Phil tries to cure a woman whose hoarding has caused her to lose her home. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Blake Shelton; Diego Luna (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”); RaeLynn performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama; saving money during the holidays. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

Charlie Rose -- the Week (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Washington Week The Trump cabinet; Trump’s potential conflicts of interest; Nancy Pelosi reelected as House minority leader; the Affordable Care Act: Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report; Carrie Budoff Brown, Politico; Philip Rucker, the Washington Post; Manu Raju, CNN; Carol Lee, the Wall Street Journal. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Chelsea Handler; John Legend; Chuck Leavell. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Matthew Broderick; Ali Wentworth; Fergie performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Tavis Smiley Thandie Newton; Jordan Smith. (N) midnight KOCE

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

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

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