Monday TV: November Christmas Specials

Reba-CMA-Country-Christmas-2017Reba McEntire hosts the “CMA Country Christmas” (ABC, 9 p.m.) from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville with holiday songs from Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, 3B30, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldridge, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young.

More music comes from the a cappella group that has made a career out of holiday music. “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” (NBC, 10 p.m.) also stars Jennifer Hudson, jay Leno and Darci Lynne Farmer (who won “America’s Got Talent” in case you forgot).

After seven years, “Fashion Police” (E!, 9 p.m.) calls it quits with a special farewell episode. Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, NeNe Leakes and Margaret Cho gather to review some old clips.

MTV hopes to have “Jersey Shore” lightning strike again with its new “Floribama Shore” (MTV, 10 p.m.) in which dim kids from the South drink, hook up and squabble. Sounds like an even worse Situation.

Another franchise show sticks with the original cast on “Teem Mom OG” (MTV, 9 p.m.), starting its seventh season.

The top 11 perform on “The Voice” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Everybody’s getting into the Christmas movie thing. In “Angry Angel” (Freeform, 9 p.m.), Brenda Song plays an angel who gets stuck on earth. Jason Biggs also stars.

The Bounty Hunter is now looking for a cure for cancer, as his wife deals with throat cancer, depicted in the two hour “Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives” (A&E, 9 p.m.).

A crackdown on methamphetamine production has brought a wave of strong Mexican product over the border and into rural Arkansas, where everybody seems to be an addict in “Meth Storm” (HBO, 10 p.m.), by a couple of award winning documentarians, Brent and Craig Renaud.

“Street Outlaws” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) returns for its 10th season.

Do we need a backstory on all the characters? If so, here’s a catchup special, “Vanderpump Rules: How they Got Here” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) in advance of next week’s season premiere.

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) helps a boy from the Congo with congenital heart anomalies.

“Supergirl” (The CW, 8 p.m.) begins a four part crossover story  that spills over to “Arrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Cabe’s trial is about to begin on “Scorpion” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Kids won’t do their chores on “Man with a Plan” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.). “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS, 8 p.m.) goes undercover as a janitor at the car dealership.

Josh goes on a spa weekend with his mom on “9JKL” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

Franco fires the flour supplier on “Superior Donuts” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Ride with Norman Reedus” (AMC, 9 p.m.) goes to Hawaii’s Big Island.

“Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics” (AMC, 10 p.m.) discusses how 9/11 changed comics.

The reunion continues on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

For the final week of Turner Classic Movies’ look at the Hollywood Blacklist, there are movies from those who have returned to their careers when the witch hunt ended. They include participants in “Exodus” (8 p.m.), “Tell Them Willie Boy is Here” (11:45 p.m.), “The Cincinnati Kid” (1:45 a.m.) and  “Edge of the City” (3:45 a.m.).

Monday Night Football has Houston at Baltimore (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).

Pro basketball has Dallas at San Antonio (NBA, 8:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Maryland at Syracuse (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Alabama State at Cincinnati (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), South Carolina at Florida International (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Eastern Illinois at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.) and Wisconsin at Virginia (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Carol Burnett, Lili Reinhart, Katharine McPhee. The Talk: William H. Macy, Krista Smith, Jack Osbourne. Harry Connick: Oprah Winfrey (rerun). Harry Connick: Oprah Winfrey (rerun). Steve Harvey: Tom Arnold, Christina Milian. Ellen DeGeneres: Eric McCormack, BTS. Wendy Williams: Fergie (rerun). The Real: T-Pain, Ray J.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jake Tapper, Shemar Moore, Khalid (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Ben Affleck, Adam Sandler, Ray Romano, Huey Lewis, James Taylor (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Martin Short, Gina Rodriguez, Spoon, Victor Wooten. Seth Meyers: Ice-T, Michael Showalter, Midland, Will Dorsey Jr. James Corden: Gabrielle Union, Method Man, Sabrina Claudio (rerun). Carson Daly: Willem Dafoe, Vance Joy, Wheeler Walker Jr. (rerun). Trevor Noah: Esther Perel. Jordan Klepper: Bill Browser. Conan O’Brien: Ozzy & Jack Osbourne, Angela Kinsey, Ivan Decker.


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