Wednesday TV: Bublé and Babs in Special

BubleNothing new about having a Michael Bublé Christmas special. What may be notable about his fourth one, “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in New York” (NBC, 8 p.m.), is that it also has Barbra Stresand, as well as Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and the Radio city Music Hall Rockettes.

There’s still a lot of “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.) with five people still in the mix as the two hour finale starts. A winner won’t be named until shortly after 10 p.m., however, when we’re already into the reunion show. A prediction lies below.

Opposite that will be another two hour reality competition finale “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 8 p.m.) with just four contestants left, vying for the chance to run a Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Atlantic City.

The closest thing to a Bob Hope Christmas Special is “WWE Tribute to the Troops” (USA, 8 p.m.) and mostly because of the troops. The event at Fort Benning, Ga., hosted by Hulk Hogan and John Cena also features Florida Georgia Line and singers from “The Voice.”

Speaking of “The Voice,” that show hadn’t brought us any big recording star yet, but the old seasonal series “The Sing-Off” (NBC, 9 p.m.) has brought the No. 1 Christmas album, Pentatonix. They aren’t part of the one shot, two-hour special for “The Sing-Off” (NBC, 9 p.m.) though which includes Jewel and Shawn Stockman as judges, along side a new one: Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.

The second most annoying family on TV get in on the holiday speial wagon with “A Very Chrisley Christmas” (USA, 8 p.m.), which also looks back at season two of “Chrisley Knows Best.”

The reality snow not having a finale tonight is “Top Chef” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) in which remaining cooks seek inspiration from literary lights.

The origins of the traveling show come on “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX, 10 p.m.).

Three consecutive episodes of “Blackish” (ABC, 9:30, 10 and 10:30 p.m.) cap a night of comedy reruns on ABC.

The actor Jason Lee picks the films on Turner Classic Movies tonight. He chooses two from Charlie Chaplin, “The Kid” (8 p.m.) and “City Lights” (9 p.m.) and one from Wim Winders’ “Paris, Texas” (10:45 p.m.).

Holiday fare tonight includes “White Christmas” (AMC, 8 p.m.), the 1999 “A Christmas Carol” (TNT, 8 and 10 p.m.), “The Christmas Parade” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) and “The Santa Clause” (ABC Family, 9 p.m.).

College hoops tonight includes Tennessee at North Carolina State (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Hampton at Illinois (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Illinois-Chicago at SMU (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.), San Diego State at Cincinnati (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and New Mexico State at Baylor (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

In NBA action, it’s Brooklyn at Toronto (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Houston at Denver (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.). In hockey, Boston at Minnesota (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: James Franco, Quvenzhane Wallis. The View: Cast of “Side Show,” Samantha Ponder. The Talk: Anjelica Huston, Kevin Pollack, Chi-Lan Lieu. Ellen DeGeneres: Leah Remini. Wendy Williams: Gene Simmons, Diana Madison. Meredith Vieira: Rob Lowe. Queen Latifah: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Patti LaBelle, Curtis Stone, Art Smith (rerun).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Tom Brokaw, Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver. Jimmy Fallon: James Franco, Seth Rogen. Jimmy Kimmel: Michael Keaton, Megyn Kelly, George Ezra. Seth Meyers: Bill O’Reilly, Krysten Ritter, Jungle. Craig Ferguson: Betty White, Thomas Lennon. Carson Daly: Lorenzo Richelmy, Rey Pila, J.C. Chandor. Tavis Smiley: Lindsey Buckingham. Jon Stewart: Anna Kendrick. Stephen Colbert: Phil Klay. Conan O’Brien: Jason Schwartzman, Jack O’Connell, King Tuff.

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