Thursday: ‘Great American Baking Show’

GreatBaking“The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition” (ABC, 9 p.m.) begins its short run with Baby Spice Emma Bunton hosting the U.S. version alongside Paul Hollywood, Anthony “Spice” Adams” and pastry chef Sherry Yard. It plays on the same night as “Kids Baking Championship” (Food, 8 p.m.) and “Santa’s Baking Blizzard” (Food, 10 p.m.)

A standup comedy special has a holiday theme in “Jack Whitehall: Christmas with My Father” (Netflix, streaming).

It’s no Baby Yoda, but “Star Trek: Discovery” (CBS All Access, streaming) offer 15- minute stand-alone stories for fans.

The baseball career of Dave Parker, who currently battles Parkinson’s, is retold in th documentary “The Cobra at Midnight” (MLB, 8 p.m.).

Couples reunite at their final bonfire to make the big decision on “Temptation Island” (USA, 10 p.m.).

Thursday Night Football has Jets at Baltimore (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Contestants on “Project Runway” (Bravo, 9:30 p.m.) must put a new spin on animal prints.

Christmas specials include “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

The third consecutive night of “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways” (NBC, 8 p.m.) should be the greatest of all, right? Cars for everybody or nothing.

On “Perfect Harmony” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.), Reverend Jax is visited by his charismatic parents.

Nilsa brings a dude home from the bar on “Floribama Shore” (MTV, 8 p.m.).

On “Supernatural” (CW, 8 p.m.) Sam and Dean keep looking to defeat Chuck.

Bonnie relives painful Christmas memories on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8 p.m.) doesn’t want to take his swim test.

Contract negotiations are under way on “Superstore” (NBC, 9 p.m.). Also, there is a Christmas tree lot.

“The Unicorn” (CBS, 8;30 p.m.) has a crush at last.

A Christmas monster invades the school on “Legacies” (CW, 9 p.m.).

“Evil” (CBS, 10 p.m.) deals with an insidiously addictive Christmas song.

On “Carol’s Second Act” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.) they plan an early Christmas.

The month-long Thursday night salute to Joan Blondell on Turner Classic Movies continues with eight movies from just two years — 1933 and ’34: “Smarty” (8 p.m.), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (9:15 p.m.), “Havana Window” (11 p.m.), “I’ve Got Your Number” (12:15 a.m.), “Lawyer Man” (1:30 a.m.), “He Was Her Man” (2:45 a.m.), “Kansas City Princess” (4:15 a.m.) and “Footlight Parade” (5:30 a.m.).

Earlier TCM salutes Frank Sinatra, born this day in 1915, with “The Kissing Bandit” (6:30 a.m.), “Never So Few” (8:15 a.m.), “Marriage on the Rocks” (10:30 a.m.), “Anchors Aweigh” (12:30 p.m.), “Ocean’s 11” (3 p.m.), “Some Came Running” (5:15 p.m.).

NBA action includes Philadelphia at Boston (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Portland at Denver (TNT, 9:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has Iowa at Iowa State (ESPN2, 8 p.m.).

College football holds an Awards Show (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jack Black, Katie Brown, Monsta X. The View: Jack Black. The Talk: Kathy Bates, Vanessa Williams. Ellen DeGeneres: Octavia Spencer. Kelly Clarkson: Jason Aldean, Jojo Siwa, Candace Cameron Bure, the Salvation Army Choir. Tamron Hall: Karl Schmid. The Real: Ashanti.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Rep. Adam Schiff, Sharon Van Etten with Norah Jones. Jimmy Kimmel: Awkwafina, Paul Walter Hauser, Mark Ronson and Anderson Paak. Jimmy Fallon: Ryan Reynolds, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello with DaBaby. Seth Meyers: Keri Russell, Michelle Wolf, Coady Willis. James Corden: Sam Rockwell, Camila Morrone, Jeff Goldblum. Lilly Singh: Deepak Chopra. Trevor Noah: Solange Knowles. David Spade: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Tim Dillon, King Bach.

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