Wednesday TV: Three-Night Holiday Series

the-moodys-foxHere’s something odd for the holidays: A limited three night series about a dysfunctional family at the holidays: “The Moodys” (Fox, 9 p.m.). Based on the Australian “A Moody Christmas,” the U.S. remake stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins and includes Jay Baruchel, Francois Arnaud and Chelsea Frei as their three grown children, each with their own problems. Subsequent episodes are on Dec. 9 and 10.

Before the switch is flipped on “The 87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (NBC, 8 p.m.), they’ll fit in musical performances from Chicago, Jon Bon Jovi, John Legend, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Ne-Yo, Gwen Stefani, Brett Eldridge, the Radio City Rockettes, Derek & Julianne Hough, Straight No Chaser and the cast of “Mean Girls.” Because they’re just eight floors up, four members of “Saturday Night Live” will also show up. Savannah Guthrie, Hota Kotb, Craig Melvin and Al Roker host.

The House Judiciary Committee holds its own Impeachment Hearing (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, Fox News, 10 a.m.), calling largely Constitutional scholars today in advance of their vote whether or not to impeach. Ought to be a good civics lesson in addition to its historical import.

Here’s a dumb idea: pit man against beast in the new “Man vs. Bear” (Discovery, 9 p.m.), in which three humans go up against grizzlies in speed, strength and strategy.

There’s only eight castaways left on “Survivor” (NBC, 8 p.m.); seven singer on “The Masked Singer” (Fox, 8 p.m.). And in the last episode, they kicked out an actual vocalist, Patti LaBelle.

On “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.), Beverly tries to publish a cookbook.

Tom Brady is interviewed “In the Room” (E!, 8 p.m.).

Seniors on “Riverdale” (CW, 8 p.m.) await their college acceptance letters.

“Vikings” (History, 8 and 9 p.m.) are back for season six with a pair of episodes.

Coach Mellor encourages Toby to join the Pokemon Club on “Schooled” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

On “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.), Dylan’s hippie mom moves in with the Dumphys.

A car accident may not have been an accident on “Nancy Drew” (CW, 9 p.m.).

On “Single Parents” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.), Angie’s kid finds a stack of old Playboy magazines he wants to bring to school for show and tell.

Hunter has been behaving recklessly on “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” (BET, 9 p.m.). Andi helps a fallen friend on “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” (BET, 10 p.m.).

On the new “Expedition Bigfoot” (Travel, 10 p.m.), a group heads out into the Oregon wilderness looking for something that doesn’t exist, in hopes of attaining gullible viewers.

Crafting continues on “Making It” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

A husband and wife team help small businesses on the “Five Day Biz Fix” (CNBC, 10 p.m.).

On “Stumptown” (ABC, 10 p.m.), Dei is hired to look into a case with the widow of a former flame.

There’s only four vehicles left on “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food, 10 p.m.), and it’s only the second episode of the season. It’s a short holiday season and they’re in New Hampshire.

Adam Carolla, David Koechner and Natasha Leggero pick up some phones on “Crank Yankers” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

Dog stories are on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “Lassie Come Home” (8 p.m.), “Adventures of Rusty” (9:45 p.m.), “A Dog’s Best Friend” (11 p.m.), “Git” (12:30 a.m.), “It’s a Dog’s Life” (2:15 a.m.) and “My Pal, Wolf” (4 a.m.). During the day are tales of the Depression with “Our Daily Bread” (6 a.m.), “42nd Street” (7:15 a.m.), “Down to Their Last Yacht” (9 a.m.), “The Prodigal” (10:15 a.m.), “The Conquerors” (11:45 a.m.), “Gold Diggers of 1935” (1:15 p.m.), “Wild Boys of the Road” (3 a.m.), “Of Mice and Men” (4:30 p.m.) and “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (6:30 p.m.).

Hockey includes St. Louis at Pittsburgh (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Basketball has Lakers at Utah (NBA, 9 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Pennsylvania at Villanova (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Green Bay at Xavier (Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m.), South Carolina at Massachusetts (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Virginia at Purdue (ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.), Nebraska at Georgia Tech (ESPNU, 7:15 p.m.), Notre Dame at Maryland (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.), Texas Tech at DePaul (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Jacksonville at Marquette (Fox Sports 2, 9 p.m.), Wisconsin at N.C. State (ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.), Wake Forest at Penn State (ESPNU, 9:15 p.m.), Ohio State at North Carolina (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.), California at San Francisco (CBS Sports, 11 p.m.) and Utah State at San Jose State (ESPN2, 11:15 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Harry Hamlin, Chris Byrne. The View: Michael Eric Dyson. The Talk: David Boreanaz. Ellen DeGeneres: Will Smith, Marin Lawrence, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks. Kelly Clarkson: Patti LaBelle, Sam & Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Tamron Hall: Cynthia Garrett, Arica Himmel, Tim Love. Wendy Williams: Morris Day, Jacques Torres. The Real: Cyn Santana, Pepa & Egypt Criss, Rachel Lindsay.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Eddie Redmayne, Pharrell Williams. Jimmy Kimmel: Tom Holland, Ana Gasteyer, Adam Levine, Angel Olsen. Jimmy Fallon: Sen Elizabeth Warren, Alanis Morrissette. James Corden: John Travolta, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sam Taylor-Johnson. Lilly Singh: Constance Wu (rerun). Trevor Noah: Brittany Howard. David Spade: Adam Ray, Andrea Savage, Brent Morin. Conan O’Brien: Kristen Chenoweth.

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