Christmas in Rockefeller Center on NBC at 8:00pm ET. Apparently Matt Lauer was going to be hosting this. Do you think Christopher Plummer got a frantic phone call earlier today?
Riverdale on The CW at 8:00pm ET.
Vikings on History at 9:00pm ET. Two-hour fifth season premiere. A lot of channels have been subtly rebranding themselves as they move into scripted content and “History” is a good one. I am positive that this used to be “The History Channel” and is now just “History” like you would say while gesturing in a vague direction, or while making finger quotation marks.
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at The Apollo on CBS at 10:00pm ET. I have a lot of fondness for Bruno Mars and I wish it didn’t cost literal hundreds of dollars to see his concerts because it seems like he puts on a fun concert. Watching it on TV is good, but there’s really just no way to capture the energy of a live performance when you experience it on your couch. But, if it’s this or nothing, I guess I’ll just be doing the chair-dance version of “Uptown Funk.”
Broad City on Comedy Central at 10:30pm ET.