Thursday TV: Original Charlie Brown Tree

charlie-brown-christmasThe first, and best, Peanuts special is back for its first holiday run at the end of November: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (ABC, 8 p.m.). It’s paired with a theme park celebration “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magic Holiday Celebration” (ABC, 9 p.m.) with Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey hosting and performances from Jason Derulo, Lea Michele, Clara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony, Fitz and the Tantrums and Hanson.

Anthony Atamanuik doesn’t just fight the supposed War on Christmas, his bewigged character  declares in his hour-long comedy special “I Came Up with Christmas: A President Show Christmas” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.).

Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas join in the first season finale of “The Chris Gethard Show” (truTV, 11 p.m.), the live and raucous comedy show.

DeLeon Sheffield, the wife of baseball’s Gary Sheffield, sells high ticket homes in Florida on the new series “Sheffield Real Estate” (FYI, 10 p.m.).

Tim and Heather go out for their anniversary on “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

Here’s another true crime story that gets told again and again, sometimes in the same season, this one by one of the two in prison: “The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.) flashes back seven years, while it’s “Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) vs. NASA.

Bonnie ends up in a wheelchair on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.) imposters commit a series of home invasions.

Lt. Lamarr may get a promotion on “The Orville” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Alyson Hannigan co-hosts the fourth season finale of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

The tenth season starts for “Nick Cannon Presents Wild ’N Out” (MTV, 11 p.m.).

Gordon tries to make a deal with the Penguin on “Gotham” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“Project Runway” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) has its own reunion special with Tim Gunn following last week’s finale.

The first season of the accompanying “American Beauty Star” (Lifetime, 10:30 p.m.) comes to an end with a winner. Christie Brinkley is guest judge.

Sam and Dean steal a demon’s trunk on “Supernatural” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Chicago high rollers visit “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Scotland’s St. Andrew’s Day is celebrated on Turner Classic Movies with “Wee Geordie” (8 p.m.), “The ‘Maggie’” (10 p.m.), “The Master of Ballantrae” (midnight), “Brigadoon” (1:45 a.m.) and “Local Hero” (3:45 a.m.).

Thursday Night Football has Washington at Dallas (NBC, 8:25 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Seton Hall vs. Texas Tech (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Notre Dame at Michigan State (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Missouri at Central Florida (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Temple vs. South Carolina (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Ohio State at Duke (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

Pro basketball has Philadelphia at Boston (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and Milwaukee at Portland (NBA, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Debra Messing, Ben Mendelssohn, Old Dominion. The View: Diana Ross. The Talk: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Jaymes Vaughn. Harry Connick: Tom Bergeron, Matthew Hussey, Nyeeam Hudson (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Kate Winslet, Lewis Black, Wolf Alice. Miguel. Jimmy Kimmel: Elizabeth Banks, Matt Smith. Jimmy Fallon: Kumail Nanjiani, Kristaps Porzingis. Seth Meyers: Allison Williams, Ben Mendelsohn, Jacob Banks, Will Dorsey Jr. James Corden: Bryan Cranston, Timothee Chalamet, BTS. Carson Daly: Nick Kroll, Greta Van Fleet, Caitlin Doughty (rerun). Trevor Noah: Henry Louis Gates Jr. Jordan Klepper: Paul Scheer. Conan O’Brien: Josh Hutcherson, David Diggs, Talab Kweli with Anderson Paak.


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