What's on TV Friday: 'Global Citizen Prize' on NBC

December 20, 2019 0 By JohnValbyNation


Clifford the Big Red Dog The animated children’s series returns for a new season. 9 a.m. KVCR; 10:30 a.m. KOCE and 10:30 a.m. KPBS

Top Elf The final four compete and baker Amirah Kassem joins Santa and Ms. Jingles in judging their creations of giant Gingerbread Clubhouses in the season finale. 7 p.m. Nickelodeon

No Passport Required The season premiere explores the influence of Filipino American chefs on the Seattle food scene. 8 p.m. KOCE

America’s Most Musical Family With three spots remaining in the finals, six of the family bands fight to stay in the competition in the second semifinal. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

Lidia Celebrates America Renowned chef and author Lidia Bastianich opens a new season with a holiday episode that takes a road trip stopping in Tennessee, California, Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Jersey to meet Americans who are mastering the arts of meat curing, coopering (barrel-making), coppersmithing, jam-making and more. 9 p.m. KOCE

Van Helsing Playwright Neil LaBute’s dark horror fantasy adapted from a graphic novel and set in a post-apocalyptic future ends its season. Kelly Overton stars. 10 p.m. Syfy

Trending Fear Author and illustrator Adam Ellis, who became a social media phenom by tweeting that a ghost child had taken up residence in his New York apartment, teams up with ghost hunter Paul Bradford and researcher Jen Lewis to investigate alleged hauntings across America in this new unscripted series. 11 p.m. Travel


I Love Lucy Christmas Special The“Paris at Last” episode that originally aired Feb. 27, 1956, is the latest to get the colorized treatment as part of this year’s Christmas special, which has become a holiday season tradition. 8 p.m. CBS

Global Citizen Prize From London’s Royal Albert Hall, singer-songwriter John Legend welcomes an array of global talent for this new awards ceremony, which celebrates individuals in the arts, business and political or advocacy communities who have taken action to end extreme poverty. Chris Martin and H.E.R.; Jennifer Hudson, Raphael Saadiq, Sting and Stormzy are featured. 8 p.m. NBC

Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee Stars of the Marvel Universe — including Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Mark Hamill and others — assemble to celebrate the life and luminous legacy of the legendary comic creator. 8 p.m. ABC


The Christmas Temp Sara Canning (“The Vampire Diaries”) stars in this new holiday romance as an out-of-work artist who stumbles across an agency that specializes in temporary jobs for events during the holiday season. Robin Dunne, Julian Richings, Jennifer Gibson, Kyana Teresa and Christian Laurin also star. 8 p.m. Lifetime


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

Today Detroit Youth Choir performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America John Boyega; Naomi Ackie; Kristen Tomlan; Tatyana Ali; Dua Lipa performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. The winner of “The Masked Singer”; Grae Drake; attorney Laura Wasser. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Amanpour and Company 8 a.m. KCET

Live With Kelly and Ryan Julia Stiles (“Hustlers”); Scott Wolf (“Nancy Drew”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt; Darlene Love performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Foolproof way to get clothing as a gift; experts solve holiday dilemmas; bite-sized holiday treats. (N) 10 a.m. KTTV

The Wendy Williams Show Cirque du Soleil with a “’Twas the Night Before …” performance. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk An all-musical episode: Vanessa Williams, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson perform. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Tamron Hall Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift”); the cast of “Dear Evan Hanson” perform. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show People who appear to be drunk but weren’t drinking alcohol; singer Leif Garrett. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Kelly Clarkson Show Karolyn Grimes (“It’s a Wonderful Life”); Sterling K. Brown; Karen Gillan; Brynn Cartelli performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil Troy Dunn (“The Locator”) reunites a man with family members he didn’t know existed. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real The hosts share their new favorite holiday things and discuss two people who messed up this week. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors A 25-year-old woman loses half of her leg to a rare condition; a winter smoothie. (N) 3 p.m. KCOP

Washington Week The impeachment of President Trump; the Senate trial of President Trump: Philip Rucker of the Washington Post; Ayesha Rascoe, NPR; Molly Ball, Time magazine; Jerry Seib, the Wall Street Journal. (N) 7 p.m. KOCE

The Issue Is: Elex Michaelson (N) 10:30 p.m. KTTV

Amanpour and Company (N) 11:15 p.m. KCET; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Eddie Murphy; Greta Gerwig; Orlando Leyba. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live! 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Julie Andrews; Kristen Bell; Gary Clark Jr. performs. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Quentin Tarantino; Aisling Bea; Michael Lewis; Coady Willis performs. 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

A Little Late With Lilly Singh Jenny Slate; Kathryn Hahn. 1:38 a.m. KNBC


NBA Basketball The Dallas Mavericks visit the Philadelphia 76ers, 5 p.m. ESPN; the New Orleans Pelicans visit the Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. ESPN

College Basketball North Dakota State visits Marquette, 6 p.m. FS1

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