Also Tonight: Lighting Up the Tree

TreeTime to light the giant tree on “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (NBC, 8 p.m.) with Al Roker and the “Today” show crew hosting a the 83rd annual event, now as tightly scripted as the Thanksgiving parade with Sting, Andrea Bocelli, James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, The Band Perry, Pentatonic, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Rockettes all performing before they flick the switch on the 78-foot Norway spruce.

We already know the five acts chosen as “CMT Artists of the Year” (CMT, 8 p.m.): Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt will all be honored in the event from Nashville, where Kenny Rogers and Chris Stapleton will also win special awards as will the TV series “Nashville” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Rev. Run of Run-DMC has long since stopped being “King of Rock” and on his latest reality show, travels to different destinations on “Rev. Runs Around the World” (Travel, 10 p.m.).

The midseason finale of “Empire” (Fox, 9 p.m.) includes the return of Naomi Campbell and a concert at Cookie’s old prison.

Another new online offering, “Rocket Jump: The Show” (Hulu, streaming), looks behind the scenes at the effects-heavy (and gun-heavy) YouTube action clips replicating video games that a young team has been producing.

On the same service, the first season finale of “Casual” (Hulu, streaming) means you can now binge all ten episodes.

A new season of “Top Chef” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) returns to California with what they are touting as their most talented contestants yet.

A two day cross over event that began Tuesday on “The Flash” concludes tonight on “Arrow” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

A third season has just been ordered for the delightful “You’re the Worst” (FXX, 10 p.m.), on which Gretchen tries to bust out of her depression.

Wanda Sykes guest stars on “Blackish” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.). Catherine O’Hara pops up on “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Tonight’s “Rosewood” (Fox, 8 p.m.) is at least timely. It’s about a killer in the Miami art scene, showing during that city’s Art Basel week.

“The League” (FXX, 10 p.m.) is kicked off of its fantasy football website.

John closes in on the Ten Commandments killer on “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX, 10 p.m.).

Frank Sinatra is the star of the month on Turner Classic Movies, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. It begins with the classic 1965 TV special “Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music” (8 p.m.) and continues with his roles in the musicals “Guys and Dolls” (9 p.m.), “Pal Joey” (11:45 p.m.) and “Can-Can” (1:45 a.m.) followed by the comedy “Marriage on the Rocks” (4:15 a.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Butler at Cincinnati (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Louisville at Michigan State (ESPN, 7:15 p.m.), Wisconsin at Syracuse (ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.), Arizona State at Creighton (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Indiana at Duke (ESPN, 9:15 p.m.) and Notre Dame at Illinois (ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.).

Pro basketball includes New Orleans at Houston (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Indiana at Los Angeles Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

In the NHL, Rangers at Islanders (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Mary J. Blige, Faith Ford, Ted McGinley, Lawrence Zarian. The Talk: Morris Chestnut, Lindsay Miller. Ellen DeGeneres: Anna Faris, Darby Stanchfield. Wendy Williams: Dita von Teese, Ian Drew. The Real: Amy Brenneman. Meredith Vieira: Cheryl Hines.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Bill Maher, Shepard Fairey, Col. Jack Jacobs, the Acro-Cats (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Liv Tyler, Conor McGregor, G-Eazy. Jimmy Fallon: Adam Driver, Brett Favre, Lenny Clarke. Seth Meyers: Joel McHale, Sara Bareilles (rerun). James Corden: Toni Collette, James Bay (rerun). Carson Daly: Chace Crawford, Craft Spells, Amy Berg (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Gloria Steinem. Trevor Noah: Lupita Nyong’o. Conan O’Brien: Ken Jeong, Amy Brenneman, Glen Hansard.

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