This week’s guests/topics on selected talk/variety/news/documentary shows (subject to change; check back for regular updates)
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Call with Carson Daly
News and Current Events
Piers Morgan Tonight
Washington Week With Gwen Ifill & National Journal
Need to Know on PBS
Meet the Press
Rock Center With Brian Williams
Real Time with Bill Maher
Aftermath With William Shatner
Cooking, Lifestyle and Special Interest
The Nate Berkus Show
The Rachael Ray Show
The Martha Stewart Show
Petkeeping With Marc Morrone
Mad Hungry With Lucinda Scala Quinn
The Suze Orman Show
Conan (TBS, 11pm ET/PT Monday-Thursday)
Dec. 12: NEW Actor Rob Lowe; actor Donald Faison; Noel Gallagher performs.
Dec. 13: NEW Actor Nick Frost; Comic Nick Vatterott.
Dec. 14: NEW Actor Bob Costas; actor Mike Zohn; actress Evan Michelson.
Dec. 15: NEW Actor Dax Shepard; actor Kunal Nayyar; Dawes performs.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC/NBC HD, 11:35pm ET weeknights)
Dec. 12: NEW Actress Charlize Theron; actor Kevin Hart; Foster the People perform.
Dec. 13: NEW Actor Dana Carvey; director Jason Reitman; Lenny Kravitz performs.
Dec. 14: NEW Actor Louis C.K.; professional snowmobile racer Levi LaVallee; Common performs.
Dec. 15: NEW Sportscasters Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth; actress Elle Fanning; Robin Thicke performs.
Dec. 16: NEW Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas); Chris Cornell performs.
Dec. 19: NEW Actress Sandra Bullock; writer Diablo Cody; Pink Martini performs.
Dec. 20: NEW Sportscaster Charles Barkley; actress Bérénice Bejo; Amber Riley performs.
Dec. 21: NEW Actor Thomas Haden Church; animal handler Ernie Brown Jr.; Johnny Mathis performs.
Dec. 22: NEW Il Volo performs.
Dec. 23: NEW Sportscaster Terry Bradshaw; actress Bailee Madison; Chris Isaak performs.
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS/CBS HD, 11:35pm ET weeknights)
Dec. 12: NEW Actress Scarlett Johansson; TV host Julie Chen; the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner presents the Top Ten List.
Dec. 13: NEW TV host Barbara Walters; actor Bill Hader; Wild Flag performs.
Dec. 14: NEW Actor Robert Downey Jr.; comic Lisa Lampanelli.
Dec. 15: NEW Actor Tom Hanks; My Morning Jacket performs.
Dec. 16: NEW Actor Jude Law; comic Bob Sarlatte; Gary Clark Jr. performs.
Dec. 19: NEW Actor Tom Cruise; Anthony Hamilton performs.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC/NBC HD, 12:35am ET weeknights)
Dec. 12: Actor Robert Pattinson; actor Mike White; Hunter Hayes performs.
Dec. 13: Actor Tracy Morgan; chef Mario Batali; comic Pablo Francisco.
Dec. 14: Actor Adam Sandler; musician Chris Martin; Beyonce performs; Johnny Gill performs with the Roots.
Dec. 15: Actor Martin Short; Kermit and Miss Piggy; singer Michael Stipe.
Dec. 16: Actress Maya Rudolph; actor Damian Lewis; chef Richard Blais.
Dec. 19: NEW Actor Jeremy Renner; actress Rooney Mara; director Michael Lindsay-Hogg; Carole King performs.
Dec. 20: NEW Actor Tom Cruise; technology journalist Joshua Topolsky; Rufus Wainwright performs.
Dec. 21: NEW Comic Louis C.K.; actress Paula Patton.
Dec. 22: NEW Actor Jerry O’Connell; actor Simon Pegg; animal handler Jeff Musial; The Rockettes perform.
Dec. 23: NEW Actor Seth Meyers; actress Kim Wayans; The Muppets perform.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS/CBS HD, 12:35am ET weeknights)
Dec. 12: NEW Chef Cat Cora.
Dec. 13: NEW Actor Ben Kingsley.
Dec. 14: NEW Actor Patton Oswalt.
Dec. 15: NEW Actor Sean Hayes; author John Hodgman
Dec. 16: NEW Actress Mindy Kaling.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC/ABC HD, 12:05am ET weeknights)
Dec. 12: NEW Reality-TV judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid; actress Anna Faris; The Kooks perform.
Dec. 13: NEW Actor Josh Holloway; actress Molly Sims; Death Cab for Cutie performs.
Dec. 14: NEW Actress Kathy Griffin; actress Jamie Bell; Young Jeezy performs.
Dec. 15: NEW Actor Robert Downey Jr.; Lenny Kravitz performs.
Dec. 16: Actor Peter Facinelli; chef Jamie Oliver; Vince Gill performs.
Dec. 19: Actor Armie Hammer; actress Jeri Ryan; T-Pain performs.
Dec. 20: Reality-TV judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid; actress Anna Faris; The Kooks perform.
Dec. 21: Actress Christina Applegate; director Guy Ritchie; Jack’s Mannequin performs.
Dec. 22: Radio-show hosts Artie Lange and Nick DiPaolo; actor Atticus Shaffer; Lady Antebellum performs.
Dec. 23: Actor Robert Downey Jr.; Lenny Kravitz performs.
Chelsea Lately (E!, 11pm ET/PT weeknights)
Dec. 12: NEW Musician Toni Braxton; comic Margaret Cho.
Dec. 13: NEW Musician Common; comic Dan Maurio; comic Loni Love; comic Josh Wolf.
Dec. 14: NEW Actress Charlize Theron; comic Ben Gleib; comic Natasha Leggero; TV personality Ross Mathews.
Dec. 15: NEW Comic John Caparulo; comic Sarah Colonna; comic Bill Bellamy.
Dec. 16: Actress Chloe Moretz; comic Jo Koy; comic Josh Wolf; comic Louis Virtel.
Dec. 19: NEW Musician Robin Thicke; comic Mo Mandel; comic Heather McDonald; comic Greg Fitzsimmons.
Dec. 20: NEW Actor Patton Oswalt; comic Jen Kirkman; comic Josh Wolf; comic Joe Matarese.
Dec. 21: Musician Common; comic Dan Maurio; comic Loni Love; comic Josh Wolf.
Dec. 22: Actress Charlize Theron; comic Ben Gleib; comic Natasha Leggero; TV personality Ross Mathews.
Dec. 23: NEW TV Personality Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth; comic Dan Levy; comic Arden Myrin; comic Brad Wollack.
The Rosie Show (OWN, 7pm ET/PT Weekdays)
Dec. 12: NEW Actress Jane Fonda discusses her new exercise video.
Dec. 13: NEW Rosie makes holiday crafts with Donny and Marie Osmond.
Dec. 14: NEW “Cyndi or Fudd?” and other celebrity games.
Dec. 15: NEW Guest comics discuss the year’s funniest events.
Dec. 16: “Cyndi or Fudd?” and other celebrity games.
Dec. 19: Actor Jim Belushi; “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson.
Dec. 20: Rosie makes holiday crafts with Donny and Marie Osmond.
The Graham Norton Show (BBC America, 10pm ET/PT Saturdays)
Dec. 17: NEW Actor Robert Downey, Jr.; actor Jude Law; comic Eddie Izzard; singer Rebecca Ferguson; singer Alesha Dixon.
Watch What Happens: Live (Bravo/Bravo HD, 11pm ET/PT Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays)
Dec. 12: NEW Actress Kristin Chenoweth.
Dec. 18: NEW Reality TV star Sheree Whitfield.
Dec. 19: NEW Season Finale
Entertainment Tonight (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Sandra Bullock; “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation”; Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
Dec. 13: NEW Chuck Lorre; “Good Deeds.”
Dec. 14: NEW “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; Meryl Streep.
Dec. 15: NEW “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”; the 2012 Golden Globe nominations.
Dec. 16: NEW The top stories of the year; “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
Access Hollywood (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Sandra Bullock; Matt Damon; Scarlett Johansson.
Dec. 14: NEW Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2011”; the winner of “The Biggest Loser”; SAG Award Nominations.
Piers Morgan Tonight (CNN/CNN HD 9pm ET weeknights)
Tavis Smiley (PBS, 11pm ET weeknights; check local listings)
Charlie Rose (PBS, weeknights; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Michael Boyd, director, Royal Shakespeare Company.
Washington Week With Gwen Ifill & National Journal (PBS, 8pm ET Fridays; check local listings)
Need to Know on PBS (PBS, 8:30pm ET Fridays; check local listings)
Meet the Press (NBC, 9am ET Sundays in most markets; check local listings)
Dateline NBC (NBC, Fridays at 9pm ET; Sundays at 7pm ET)
Frontline (PBS, 9pm ET Tuesdays; check local listings)
Dec. 14: Doctors and nurses in the ICU of one of New York’s biggest hospitals help families understand end-of-life choices.
Dec. 21: Four sailors are convicted of rape and murder in 1997, without any evidence linking them to the crime.
Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC, 10pm ET Mondays)
Dec. 12: NEW Ted Koppel discusses the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Iraq; Chelsea Clinton speaks to TOPPS founder Annette Dove, who devotes her life to aiding needy children in Pine Blulff, Ark.
60 Minutes (CBS/CBS HD, 7pm ET/PT Sundays)
Today (NBC/NBC HD, 7am ET weekdays and Saturdays; 8am ET Sundays)
Dec. 12: NEW Actress Scarlett Johansson (“We Bought a Zoo”); holiday finances; affordable warm-weather vacations; beauty products; ventriloquist Terry Fator.
Dec. 13: NEW Personalizing holiday gifts; money-saving meals; actor Christopher Plummer; actors Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford and Maggie Elizabeth Jones (“We Bought a Zoo”); holiday attire; affordable baby rooms.
Dec. 14: NEW Affordable living; actor Matt Damon (“We Bought a Zoo”); actress Robin Wright; figure skater Brian Boitano; throwing a holiday party; achieving calm; edible mail-order gifts.
Dec. 15: NEW Actress Sandra Bullock; Golden Globe nominations; handling uncomfortable holiday situations; actress Elizabeth McGovern; group gifts; TV personality Donny Deutsch.
Dec. 16: NEW Actor Daniel Craig (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”); real estate; winter skin care; party dresses; ambush makeovers; holiday tipping; hangover relief; holiday desserts.
Dec. 17: NEW Real estate advice; financial resolutions; actor Daniel Craig.
Dec. 18: NEW Dealing with holiday stress; holiday wines; figure skater Michael Weiss.
Dec. 19: NEW Gifts under $20; actress Rooney Mara; actors Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg; holiday surprise; financial advice; using technology during the holidays; age-appropriate beauty advice; kid-friendly and healthy holiday food.
Dec. 20: NEW Chef Giada DeLaurentiis; Christmas sales; steals and deals; the Scotto family; actor Stellan Skarsgard; kids table decorations; wine as a gift; Carole King performs.
Dec. 21: NEW Actress Meryl Streep; TV host Martha Stewart; Tony Bennett performs; manners; throwing a New Year’s party; being divorced, widowed or single during the holidays.
Dec. 22: NEW Affordable holiday fashion; Christmas dinner; The Fray performs; being healthy in the New Year; actress Kim Wayans; gingerbread houses; dealing with in-laws; gift wrapping; stocking stuffers.
Dec. 23: NEW Best tech of 2011; performance from “Jersey Boys”; real estate; spoiled kids; ambush makeovers; Kathie Lee and Hoda cook with their mothers; Christmas animals; Michael Feinstein performs.
Good Morning America (ABC/ABC HD, 7am ET weekdays)
Dec. 13: NEW Musician Alicia Keys discusses “Stick Fly,” the Broadway play she produced; Show Me the Money rewards a woman and her daughter; chef Mario Batali prepares an Italian holiday feast.
Dec. 14: NEW Actor Jude Law (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”); a preview of “Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011”; mothers accepting provocative jobs; Lady Antebellum performs.
Dec. 15: NEW Singer Janet Jackson; actor Robert Downey Jr. (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”); a preview of “The Year With Katie Couric”; chef Guy Fieri.
Dec. 16: NEW People magazine editor Larry Hackett discusses the year-end issue; winter coat drive; shopping; gorillas trained to give themselves heart checkups.
The Early Show (CBS/CBS HD, 7am ET/PT weekdays)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, Live 10pm ET Fridays; Tape-Delayed PT)
Saturday Night Live (NBC/NBC HD, 11:30pm ET Saturdays)
Dec. 17: NEW Host Jimmy Fallon; Michael Bublé performs.
Austin City Limits (PBS/PBS HD, 9pm ET Saturdays; check local listings)
Dec. 17: Esperanza Spalding and Madeleine Peyroux perform.
Soundstage (PBS/PBS HD, 10pm ET Thursdays; check local listings)
Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC, 1:35am ET weeknights)
Dec. 12: Rapper Wiz Khalifa; surfer Izzy Paskowitz; Manchester Orchestra performs.
Dec. 13: Professional baseball player Matt Kemp; Weezer performs; Cold War Kids perform.
Dec. 14: Comic Dave Attell; “Resurrect Dead”; The Decemberists perform.
Dec. 15: Musician Tim Armstrong; musical group Girl in a Coma; Death Cab for Cutie performs.
Dec. 16: Rapper Lupe Fiasco; director Alma Har’el; Atmosphere performs.
Dec. 19: Writer Diablo Cody; director Danfung Dennis; Thievery Corporation performs.
Shatner’s Raw Nerve (BIO Channel/BIO Channel HD, 10pm & 10:30pm ET Mondays)
Aftermath With William Shatner (BIO Channel/BIO Channel HD, 10pm ET Tuesdays)
Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo)
Anderson (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: Psychic medium John Edward connects people with deceased friends and relatives.
Dec. 13: Actress Melissa McCarthy; Victoria Ruvolo, survivor of a life-changing random act of violence.
Dec. 14: Anderson speaks with Wallace Jeffs and former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Kody Brown and his four wives (“Sister Wives”)
Dec. 15: Children discuss their belief that they are trapped in the wrong bodies and their parents’ journey to acceptance.
Dec. 16: A celebration of frugality; real, practical moneysaving advice; a penny-pincher quiz.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Actress Allison Janney; actress Maggie Elizabeth Jones.
Dec. 13: NEW Actress Diane Keaton; Chi-Town Finest Breakers perform.
Dec. 14: NEW Actress Charlize Theron; actor Kevin Nealon; Christina Perri performs.
Dec. 15: NEW Actress Lindsay Lohan.
Dec. 16: NEW Actress Amy Poehler; actress Bérénice Bejo.
The Nate Berkus Show (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Nate and model Tyra Banks pick holiday gifts; a deserving mom gets a fierce makeover; turning normally discarded items into chic home decor.
Dec. 13: NEW Actresses Valerie Bertinelli and Jane Leeves; a winter recipe; an old piece of furniture becomes new and beautiful; keeping holiday spending in check
Dec. 14: NEW A family-room makeover; chef Michael Chiarello prepares holiday dishes and tabletops; design dilemmas solved.
Dec. 15: NEW A $500 bedroom-makeover; trendy outfits for less than $50; $10 meals.
Dec. 16: NEW Holiday fashions; puppet Elmo provides baking lessons; gift ideas for family, friends and co-workers.
Dec. 19: NEW Chef Jamie Oliver; do-it-yourself holiday wreaths; Isaac Mizrahi provides fashion advice.
Dec. 20: NEW Nate’s holiday advice; thrift-store party dresses.
Dec. 21: NEW Actress Cheryl Hines; festive foods; holiday table-settings.
Dec. 22: NEW A veteran gets a makeover; holiday money- and timesaving travel advice.
Dec. 23: NEW Decorating for the holidays; clearing up clutter; reality star Kelly Osbourne.
The Dr. Oz Show (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Rachael Ray shares her simple, healthy secrets to save dinner and provides a foolproof holiday recipe.
Dec. 13: NEW Actress Jane Fonda reveals secrets to looking younger and living better at any age.
Dec. 14: Warning signs of urinary and intestinal issues; eye bags; looking younger; memory boosters.
Dec. 15: NEW A new strain of influenza; preventing heart attacks; food poisoning.
Dec. 16: NEW Actress Suzanne Somers discusses the revolutionary surgery to rebuild her breast after cancer.
The Doctors (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Five reasons why it is not food that makes one fat; how sleep can make one thinner; maximizing a fitness routine; happy-hour dieting; health-food myths.
Dec. 13: NEW Health concerns that go unchecked; suicide disease; when it is time to visit the emergency room; a doctor’s number-one concern about one’s health.
Dec. 14: NEW Health advice from other cultures; international recommendations for luscious lips, sexy skin and healthy hair; living to age 100.
Dec. 15: NEW Having a healthy, happy holiday; safety advice for shopping and decorating the tree; beating seasonal stress.
Dec. 16: NEW The finale of “The Doctors’ Wake-Up Call With Jillian” shows the changes that have taken place within three families.
Dec. 19: NEW
Dec. 20: The hosts tackle headlines and viewer questions and receive a visit from an unexpected guest.
Dec. 21: A woman lost her voice for 10 years; changing tunes may change eating habits; singing; what a voice says about health
Dec. 22: Weight loss; five steps to looking younger; hypnosis.
Dec. 23: Having a good hair day every day; actress Jaclyn Smith; balding: causes and treatments; getting a salon look at home.
Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers (The CW, 4pm & 4:30pm ET/PT Weekdays)
Dec. 12: A woman addicted to alcohol asks Dr. Drew to help her 15-year-old daughter, who drinks and smokes. A teen confronts her mother about her habit of dating dangerous men.
Dec. 13: Actress Kim Coles talks about how black women style their hair. Black audience members discuss their opinions of women’s hair; hairstylist Derek J.
Dec. 14: Dr. Drew tries to help two mothers from “Toddlers & Tiaras” resolve their differences. Comic Loni Love and Dr. Drew speak with a couple working in the adult film industry.
Dec. 15: Unhappy with their bust sizes, two women discuss their problems. Dr. Drew examines the possible impact clothing can have on romantic relationships; two friends seek a fashion makeover and advice on love.
Dec. 16: A brothel owner and his girlfriend discuss the women who want jobs as prostitutes, and the interview process they take part in. Dr. Drew speaks to women applying to work at a brothel.
Dec. 19: Rapper DMX talks about his dark past and what he has done to change his life; DMX tries to help a troubled young man. Rapper DMX tries to help a young man make positive life changes; DMX performs.
Dec. 20: Dr. Drew reunites with former “Loveline” co-host Adam Carolla to answer racy questions about love and sex. After a motorcycle accident damages a woman’s teeth, oral surgeons help her to smile again.
Dec. 21: TV host Howie Mandel discusses life with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Drew surprises a single, unemployed mother of three living without a stove, washer or dryer, and a young man who has made sacrifices to help his ill father.
Dec. 22: Dr. Drew gets into the car with a driver who has road rage; Dr. Marcy Cole discusses how to handle feelings of severe anger. Two women come to Dr. Drew in hope of helping a friend who is hypercritical of every potential date; a woman who lies on her online-dating profile receives a makeover.
Dec. 23: A teen with a severe underbite; a single woman with children in need of new glasses. Dr. Drew and chef Bruno Serato host a Thanksgiving banquet for 300 families living in a motel; celebrity appearances include Doug Christie and his wife, Jackie, as well as Kaya Jones, Big Boy and Alexis Bellino.
Dr. Phil (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW A woman tells of learning that her husband had been sexually abusing their three daughters for years; warning signs.
Dec. 13: NEW A couple say their financial struggles are destroying their marriage; a single mother’s story of survival; beating hunger in America.
Dec. 14: NEW Parents are desperate to save their 17-year-old daughter from her self-destructive behavior.
Dec. 15: NEW Comics Darrell Hammond and Chris Titus.
Dec. 16: NEW Guests look to mend shattered relationships in time for the holidays.
Dec. 19: NEW Invisible Thread
Dec. 20: A diet and exercise program for women; a chance to win weight-loss prizes.
Dec. 21: Drug addiction may cause a former cheerleader to lose her freedom and custody of her 3-year-old son.
Dec. 22: Dr. Phil talks to families who have unconventional parenting styles.
Dec. 23: A polygamist family insist that their union is a love story.
The View (ABC/ABC HD, 11am ET weekdays)
Dec. 12: NEW Author Donald Trump.
Dec. 13: NEW GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman Jr.; actress Marlo Thomas; candy shop owner Dylan Lauren.
Dec. 14: NEW Chefs Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri; gifts under $50.
Dec. 15: NEW Actor Harry Connick Jr.; author Tracey Gold; performance from “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.”
Dec. 16: NEW Actress Claire Danes; TV host Lisa Lillien; infomercial products.
Dec. 19: NEW Director Steven Spielberg and actor Jeremy Irvine; Florence and the Machine performs.
Dec. 20: NEW Actor Fred Armisen; actor Jamie Bell.
Dec. 21: NEW International animals.
Dec. 22: TBA
Dec. 23: NEW Actress Meryl Streep; Mario Cantone and Joey McIntyre perform; makeovers.
The Talk (CBS, weekdays at 2pm ET/1pm PT)
Dec. 12: NEW Actress Kim Cattrall; actor Dylan Walsh; Sheryl gets people’s take on news topics; Julie’s holiday gift ideas.
Dec. 13: NEW Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett; TV host David Letterman; reality-TV star Andy Cohen; actor Michael Emerson.
Dec. 14: NEW Actor Donnie Wahlberg; TV host Gayle King; Sharon dresses as Mary Poppins.
Dec. 15: NEW Actress Brooke Shields; actor Patrick Wilson; Sheryl takes it to the streets.
Dec. 16: NEW Reality-TV star Donald Trump; actress Archie Panjabi; musician Paul Shaffer; Sheryl takes in to the streets.
The Wendy Williams Show (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings/also airs on BET, weeknights at 11pm ET)=
Dec. 12: NEW Actors Jonah Hill and Alysia Joy Powell; Common performs; Wendy’s Holiday Gift Grab.
Dec. 13: NEW Reality star Ivanka Trump; Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. performs; Wendy’s Holiday Gift Grab.
Dec. 14: NEW Actress Jane Kaczmarek; the winner of “The Biggest Loser”; hot holiday fashions; Wendy’s Holiday Gift Grab.
Dec. 15: NEW Actress Tracee Ellis Ross; socialite Candy Spelling; Wendy’s Holiday Gift Grab.
Dec. 16: NEW A viewer wins a shopping spree at a variety store; Wendy’s Holiday Gift Grab.
Dec. 19: Actor Ralph Macchio; a “Biggest Loser” castoff.
Dec. 20: Model Tyra Banks; Sean Paul performs.
Dec. 21: Actor Charlie Sheen.
Dec. 22: Actress Patricia Heaton; Boyz II Men perform; a trip to the British Virgin Islands; an average Joe hits the stripper pole to raise money for breast cancer research.
Dec. 23: TV personality Star Jones; naturalist David Mizejewski brings creepy, crawly animals; “Wendy’s Shameless Surprise Stunt.”
Live! With Kelly (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Actor David Hyde Pierce; the winners of “The Amazing Race”; Chris Byrne shows off the season’s hottest toys; co-host Taye Diggs.
Dec. 13: NEW Actress Michelle Pfeiffer; Anthony Hamilton performs; gifts for men; co-host Kevin Jonas.
Dec. 14: NEW Actor Jude Law; the winner of “The Biggest Loser”; fashion enthusiast Lawrence Zarian provides ideas for stocking stuffers; co-host Bryant Gumbel.
Dec. 15: NEW Actor Robert Downey Jr.; Lady Antebellum performs; tech-gadget gifts; co-host Michael Bublé.
Dec. 16: NEW Actor Daniel Craig; Kelly’s top holiday-gift picks; co-host Michael Bublé.
Dec. 19: NEW Actress Rooney Mara; the cast of “Disney on Ice” performs; Lady Antebellum performs; co-host Mark Consuelos.
Dec. 20: NEW Actress Scarlett Johansson; the Radio City Rockettes perform; young Joaquin Consuelos finds out what children want for Christmas; the Voca People perform; co-host Mark Consuelos.
Dec. 21: Repeat segments: actor Robert Pattinson; actress Jennifer Connelly; actress Lauren Graham; the Swamp Brothers; co-host Seth Myers.
Dec. 22: Repeat segments: actor Aaron Eckhart; actor John Leguizamo; Kelly gets a workout; Kelly tries to break the world record for grape-stomping; co-host Andy Cohen.
Dec. 23: Kelly and co-host Mark Consuelos remember special moments from holidays past: cutting down the Christmas Tree; Regis Philbin cooking with children; chefs Daniel Boulud and Lidia Bastianich.
The Chew (ABC, 1pm ET/12pm PT Weekdays)
Dec. 12: NEW Holiday Five in Five; Carla makes sweet treats; the co-hosts’ Secret Santa gifts.
Dec. 13: NEW Christmas-inspired dishes.
Dec. 14: NEW Chef Bobby Deen; Clinton’s Cooltide Yuletide.
Dec. 15: NEW The co-hosts’ favorite holiday foods; Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Dec. 16: NEW Holiday celebration.
Rachael Ray (Syndicated weekdays; check local listings)
Dec. 12: NEW Singers Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.
Dec. 13: Reality star Jeff Probst.
Dec. 14: NEW Chef Buddy Valastro; home-improvement specialist Carter Oosterhouse.
Dec. 15: NEW Comic Kathy Griffin; fashion trends.
Dec. 16: NEW A festive party menu; holiday decorating; actor Patrick Wilson; actor Steve Guttenberg; tenors Il Volo.
Emeril’s Table (Hallmark Channel, 11am ET/PT Weekdays)
Dec. 13: NEW Mixologists share their favorites.
Dec. 14: An Italian Christmas Eve dinner.
Dec. 15: Emeril’s favorite holiday side dishes.
Dec. 16: White chocolate pots de creme.
The Martha Stewart Show (Hallmark Channel, 10am ET weekdays)
Dec. 13: NEW Christmas roast recipes; toffee cookies.
Dec. 14: NEW Holiday gifts for pets; Haitian crafts.
Dec. 15: NEW A cookie nativity scene; honey ham.
Dec. 16: NEW Allergen-friendly molasses cookies.
Petkeeping With Marc Morrone (Hallmark Channel, 12:30pm ET weekdays)
Dec. 12: Marc give his advice on how to make sure your pets senior years are happy ones.
Dec. 13: Marc addresses destructive pet behavior and gives advice for dealing with pets that terrorize the household.
Dec. 14: Marc gives his advice on pet nutrition, focusing on pets who could stand to lose a few pounds.
Dec. 15: Marc explores some of the most common concerns that come up for cat owners.
Dec. 16: Marc explores some of the most common concerns that come up for dog owners.
Mad Hungry With Lucinda Scala Quinn (Hallmark Channel, 11am ET weekdays)
Dec. 13: Lucinda prepares boeuf bourguignon soup, egg noodles, horseradish chive bread, and apple crisp.
Dec. 14: Lucinda prepares papaya chutney, lemon-infused vodka, and gingerbread cookie ornaments.
Dec. 15: Lucinda cooks spaghetti with garlic three ways; stracciatella soup; dark-chocolate pudding cakes.
Dec. 16: Lucinda prepares clams with lemongrass and chiles, chicken and coconut milk soup, Thai beef salad, and a rose wine bar.
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO/HBO HD, monthly)
Dec. 20: NEW Departing from the show’s regular format, host Bryant Gumbel leads correspondents Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Armen Keteyian and Andrea Kremer in a spirited roundtable discussion of 2011, touching on everything from favorite stories of the year to the interviews and segments that had the greatest impact on them. Among the topics covered are: NHL enforcers and how their careers have affected their lives off of the ice; injured war veterans who compete as members of the Wounded Warriors softball team despite amputations and debilitating injuries; smokeless tobacco in Major League Baseball; and compensation for college football players. Individuals profiled on REAL SPORTS this year whose stories will be discussed include: Plaxico Burress, Mike Tyson, Jimmy Rollins, LaRue Martin and Tiki Barber.
E:60 (ESPN, Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 8pm ET)
Outside the Lines (ESPN2, Sundays at 10am ET)
Dec. 18: NEW (Note: New timeslot during NFL season. OTL airs Sundays at 10am ET on ESPN2)
ESPN First Take (ESPN2, Weekdays at 10am ET)
Dec. 12: NEW Eric Mangini, Jon Ritchie.
Dec. 13: NEW Eric Mangini, Kordell Stewart.
Dec. 14: NEW Hugh Douglas, Kordell Stewart.
Dec. 15: NEW Christian Fauria, Lomas Brown, Hugh Douglas.
Dec. 16: NEW Christian Fauria, Jon Ritchie, Lomas Brown.
Morning Drive (GOLF CHANNEL, Weekdays at 7am ET)
Feherty (GOLF CHANNEL, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)
20/20 (ABC, 10pm ET Fridays)
Dec. 16: NEW The Million Moms Challenge on Maternal Health
The Suze Orman Show (CNBC, 9pm and midnight ET Saturdays)
Dec. 17: NEW The one money lesson to learn this year; updates on Suze’s 2011 one-on-one guests; a $10K Rolex; a $750 yellow lab puppy.