TV This Week Dec. 7 -13: ‘The Red Tent’ on Lifetime

Morena Baccarin costars in Lifetime’s “The Red Tent.”
Morena Baccarin costars in Lifetime’s two-night miniseries “The Red Tent.”
(David Appleby)

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This week’s TV Movies





Divorce won’t stop Dean Cain from trying to have a “Merry Ex-Mas” in this new TV movie. Kristy Swanson and Ernie Hudson also star. 6 and 9 p.m. KPXN


All about Eve, Mary Magdalene, et al.: Scholars and religious leaders discuss “The Women of the Bible” in this new special. 7 p.m. Lifetime

Raven-Symoné and Tichina Arnold take a Tchaikovsky favorite for a soulful spin in Debbie Allen’s “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.” 8 p.m. BET

“Cybill’s” Alicia Witt is your secret Santa in the new TV movie “Christmas at Cartwright’s.” Wallace Shawn also stars. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

“Transparent” and “Broad City” are among the nominees in the TV category at the “NewNowNext Awards 2014.” 8 p.m. Logo

“The Librarians” have bigger concerns than overdue books in this new adventure series based on “The Librarian” TV movies. With Rebecca Romijn and Noah Wyle. 8 p.m. TNT

A filmmaker force-feeds himself to an anaconda in the ill-advised stunt special “Eaten Alive.” 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

Speaking of women of the Bible: Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin and Debra Winger portray the Old Testament’s Leah, Rachel and Rebecca, respectively, in the two-part miniseries “The Red Tent.” 9 p.m. Lifetime; concludes Mon.



Electric bills be damned, it’s time once again for “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” 8 p.m. ABC

Too cool for Yule? Nah! “The Fosters” and “Switched at Birth” return with Christmas episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. ABC Family

She’s back! The Melissa McCarthy sitcom “Mike & Molly” kicks off its fifth season. 8:30 p.m. CBS

They say no one likes a critic, but they might just change their minds were they to watch the new bio-doc “Regarding Susan Sontag.” 9 p.m. HBO


“Pretty Little Liars” are also not too cool for Yule and are also doing the special holiday episode thing. 8 p.m. ABC Family

This year, “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” takes place in London — powdered wigs optional. Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Hozier perform. 10 p.m. CBS

Director Angelina Jolie previews her upcoming biographical feature about American Olympic athlete and WWII hero Louis Zamperini in the special “Unbroken: The Real Story.” 10 p.m. NBC


Jax, we hardly knew ye: Charlie Hunnam’s biker character comes to the end of the road on the series finale of “Sons of Anarchy.” 10 p.m. FX


“Best of Birds” showcases clips of our fine, feathered friends featured on past episodes of “Nature.” 7 p.m. KOCE

“Nova” salutes Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind, in the expanded episode “First Man on the Moon.” 8 p.m. KOCE

“The Game” is over with the conclusion of this six-part, 1970s-set spy drama. Brian Cox stars. 10 p.m. BBC America


Good evening. “Bones” hits the 200-episode mark with a Hitchcock-inspired fantasy tale set in 1950s Hollywood. 8 p.m. Fox

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman had one of his last roles in the 2014 indie drama “God’s Pocket.” 8:30 p.m. Showtime

Carver and Miller (David Tennant, Anna Gunn) finally catch the killer on the finale of the mystery drama “Gracepoint.” 9 p.m. Fox


The epic new series “Marco Polo” tracks the exploits of the 13-century Venetian explorer (Lorenzo Richelmy) who also invented that game that kids play in the swimming pool. Anytime, Netflix

The 2014 doc “Nas: Time Is Illmatic” features the hip-hop star reflecting on the making of his 1994 debut album. 9 p.m. Showtime

Clark Gregg from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” wrote, directed and starred in the 2013 showbiz tale “Trust Me.” 9 p.m. Starz

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson delivers a “Wake Up Call” to everyday folks in need of inspiration in this new series. 9 p.m. TNT


“30 for 30" presents “The U, Part 2,” a follow-up to its 2009 doc about the then-scandal-plagued University of Miami football program. 6 p.m. ESPN, 9 p.m. ESPN2

The Vamps, R5, Shawn Mendes and Christina Grimmie — beats us, ask your kids — perform as “Disney Channel Celebrates Radio Disney’s Family Birthday.” 8 p.m. Disney Channel

You’re invited to the “Best Christmas Party Ever” in this new TV movie. With Torrey DeVitto. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Melissa Joan Hart directed, costars and perhaps even explains it all in the TV movie “The Santa Con.” Barry Watson, John Ratzenberger, Wendy Williams and Jaleel “Urkel” White also star. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Blame it on the mistletoe in the TV movie “A Christmas Kiss II.” 9 p.m. KPXN

Blame it on something other than the mistletoe with “Santa Sent Me to the ER” and a special holiday edition of “Sex Sent Me to the E.R.” 9 and 10 p.m. TLC