Tuesday TV: Kennedy Center Honors

2017 Kennedy Center Honors Formal Artist's Dinner ArrivalsLooks like they’re running out of people to put into the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors (CBS, 9 p.m.) with inductees including Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie and LL Cool J, the first rapper to be inducted and who coincidentally stars in a CBS procedural. Also feted: Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade. Stephen Colbert hosts the event, held earlier this month in Washington. At least Trump doesn’t show.

Time to unleash a whole new set of holiday animated specials with “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” (ABC, 8 p.m.) and “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

The special “The Sultan and the Saint” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) explains how St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt ended the Crusades. Jeremy Irons narrates.

Then the 16th century Spanish colonization of Florida is examined on “Secrets of the Dead” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). Jimmy Smits is narrator.

The year gets a review in “All the Best, All the Worst 2017” (CNN, 9 p.m.).

Marcus Lemonis looks at recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria on “The Profit in Puerto Rico: An American Crisis” (CNBC, 10 p.m.).

A crisis spurs an offshoot of the longtime series “Intervention: Opioids in America” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

On “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 and 10 p.m.), an escaped serial killer is sought for another murder in a two-part episode.

The true crime limited series “Village of the Damned” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) ends its season.

Also ending its season is “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” (Travel, 9 p.m.) with stops in Oslo and, at 9:30 p.m.), Key West.

“Snoop Dogg Presents the Joker’s Wild” (TBS, 10 p.m.) wraps up its first season as well.

It’s Bell Biv Devoe vs. Pentatonix and Padma Lakshmi vs. Randy Jackson on a new “Drop the Mic” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long Tuesday night salute to Lana Turner concludes with “Madame X” (8 p.m.), “Portrait in Black” (10 p.m.), “Bachelor in Paradise” (12:15 a.m.), “By Love Possessed” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Big Cube” (4:15 a.m.). Earlier, the Holidays with Hitchcock marathon ends with “Shadow of a Doubt” (7 a.m.), “Strangers on a Train” (9 a.m.), “The Trouble with Harry” (11 a.m.), “Topaz” (1 p.m.), “Marnie” (3:15 p.m.) and “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (5:45 p.m.).

In college football, it’s West Virginia vs. Utah (ESPN, 1:30 p.m.) in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Northern Illinois vs. Duke (ESPN, 5:15 p.m.) in the Quick Lane Bowl and Kansas State vs. UCLA (ESPN, 9 p.m.) in the Cactus Bowl.

In basketball, it’s Chicago at Milwaukee (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Sacramento at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Annette Bening, Josh Lucas. The View: Nick Jonas, Darlene Love (rerun). The Talk: Billy Ray Cyrus, Wanda Sykes, Jack Osbourne, Ellen K (rerun). Harry Connick: Jacob Tremblay, Billy Ray Cyrus (rerun). Steve Harvey: Gene Simmons (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Cate Blanchett, Taylor Kitsch (rerun). The Real: Kim Kardashian (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Anthony Scaramucci, Bob Odenkirk, Liam Gallagher (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Dave Franco, Hanson (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Hart, Hailee Seinfeld, Ales and Watt (rerun). Seth Meyers: Kerry Washington, Method Man, New Politics (rerun). James Corden: Jenna Fischer, Andrea Riseborough (rerun). Carson Daly: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Now Now, Shepard Fairey (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Diego Luna, Aisha Tyler, Moses Storm (rerun).

 

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