Thursday’s TV Highlights: ‘CMA Country Christmas’ on ABC

Lindsey Stirling performs in “CMA Country Christmas” on ABC.

Violinist Lindsey Stirling is among the performers in “CMA Country Christmas” on ABC.




The Vampire Diaries An anniversary party provides a new opportunity for Stefan and Damon (Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) to try to defeat Julian (Todd Lasance) in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

Project Runway: Junior The designers create garments out of materials found at a car wash in the first of two new episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. Lifetime


The Originals Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has to play into Aurora’s (Rebecca Breeds) plans to protect Cami (Leah Pipes) in this new episode 9 p.m. KTLA

Flip or Flop Jumping into the Southern California real estate market, house flippers Tarek and Christina El Moussa invest in an owner-listed property in La Puente in the season premiere. 9 p.m. HGTV

Santas in the Barn The Santas discover that the workshop has been attacked by the mischievous Krampus, in this new episode of the unscripted competition. 9 p.m. TRU

Haven Nathan and Audrey (Lucas Bryant, Emily Rose) work to restore control, but a killer leaves a string of bodies in this new episode. 10 p.m. Syfy



The Wiz Live! This contemporary version of “The Wizard of Oz” is the latest televised stage show from producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Newcomer Shanice Williams portrays Dorothy in a cast that includes Stephanie Mills (who played the original Dorothy in the Broadway staging), Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Amber Riley, David Alan Grier and Common. 8 p.m. NBC

Animated Specials “Toy Story That Time Forgot” features characters from the Disney-Pixar movies in another made-for-television special. Then “Shrek the Halls” celebrates the holidays with a family of Ogres. 8 and 8:30 p.m. ABC

CMA Country Christmas For the sixth year, Jennifer Nettles hosts the Country Music Assn.'s annual celebration of the season. Lindsey Stirling, Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, Jewel, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Brian Setzer, Pentatonix and Michael W. Smith perform. 9 p.m. ABC


CBS This Morning Barack Obama; Tracy Wolfson; Lily Aldridge and Elsa Hosk. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Michael Flatley; John Cusack; Ina Garte; Brandy; Jason Schwartzman; Wayne Brady; Ina Garten; Pilobolus Dance Company performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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


Live With Kelly and Michael Carrie Fisher (“Star Wars: the Force Awakens”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Matt McGorry (“How to Get Away With Murder”); LeAnn Rimes performs. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A viral video star’s health secret; a rage room; a viral rant; breakfast dishes to make ahead. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Brandy Norwood (“Zoe Ever After”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Dolly Parton; Debbie Matenopoulos; Jason Santos. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Jane Lynch; Jeremiah Brent; Beth Stern. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Water pills for weight loss; Kim Fields. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV


Dr. Phil A man says his ex-wife’s cancer diagnosis may be a scam to get donations. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Ashanti; alternatives to holiday foods. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Sofía Vergara; Rachel Platten performs; Stephen Boss. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Idris Elba. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Will Forte; Kether Donohue; Weezer performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Brian Posehn. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Mindy Kaling; Daisy Ridley; Gwen Stefani performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live Maya Rudolph; Adam Scott. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

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

The Late Late Show With James Corden Billy Crystal; Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan perform. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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


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