What to Watch Tonight: The Mid-Season Finales of Arrow, AHS: Coven, and Nashville, and Special Christmas Episodes of Duck Dynasty, Baby Daddy, and Melissa & Joey
What to watch on Wednesday, December 11...
SERIES FINALE, 12am, Hulu
With the end of their community service nigh, the gang looks to their futures. But the complications of superpowered life aren’t going away anytime soon, with Jess’s new companion posing a dire threat and Rudy’s alter ego learning a demoralizing truth about Helen, Karen, and Sam.
The nine remaining groups belt out party anthems in the second of three episodes this week, as NBC cranks out this most-likely-final season as quickly as possible.
8pm, The CW
“Three Ghosts” visit Ollie during a drug-induced hallucination, as Felicity and Barry race to find a cure for their fallen friend. Around Starling City, Quentin investigates Cyrus Gold and Roy lands in the decidedly unpleasant clutches of Brother Blood.
Axl’s home for the holidays in “The Christmas Tree,” though he’d rather pass the time with his friends than his family. Meanwhile, the episode’s eponymous evergreen triggers a nasty allergic reaction in Sue, and Brick scrambles to cover his lack of success—and lack of the truth—during the school’s wrapping-paper sales drive.
8pm, ABC Family
Melissa & Joey
On a holiday furlough from prison, Mel’s sister Meredith (Jaime Pressly) pops by for a visit in “A New Kind of Christmas.” She’s so wrapped up in holiday cheer that she scarcely notices Joey spitting hot venom at her at every turn.
8:30pm, ABC Family
Ben and Danny don their finest elfwear to celebrate “Emma’s First Christmas,” while Riley and Tucker assist Bonnie’s meticulous holiday preparations.
Bryan Cranston is the one who directs “The Old Man & the Tree,” which sends Jay and Manny out to the woods to chop down their own Tannenbaum. Elsewhere, Mitchell is in a “last-minute Christmas shopping for his kid” story, Cam and Lily are in a “learning the true meaning of Christmas” story, and Gloria is in a “her mother visits and bonds with her stepdaughter” story… which, admittedly, isn’t quite as familiar a trope as those first two.
Super Fun Night
Where better to spend a “Merry Super Fun Christmas” than a Christmas tree lot in upstate New York, complete with an august cabin, a sumptuous feast, and a grouchy codger (Paul Dooley)? Well, many places, perhaps. But thanks to a series of misadventures, that’s where Kimmie, Marika, and Helen-Alice find themselves, so they might as well make the best of it.
“Someone from the world of Nashville will be gone forever” after this week, teases ABC’s press release for “Tomorrow Never Comes.” I don’t want to worry anyone, but things aren’t looking good for you, random back-up singer in the red shirt. In less lethal proceedings, Juliette tops the bill at Teddy’s new festival but faces an unexpected backlash; Rayna resolves to ditch her Edgehill contract, no matter the cost; and Deacon and Gunnar stage their own show when they feel dissed by Teddy’s festival.
Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
A bevy of the singer’s closest and most contractually obligated friends—including Blake Shelton, William Shatner, Whoopi Goldberg, Heidi Klum, and Ken Jeong—stop by for this blend of music, comedy, and valuable life lessons. Rumor has it a special guest reindeer will make a cameo in order to guide NBC’s The More You Know shooting star through the night.
The Christmas special “O Little Town of West Monroe” features the Robertson clan performing a live Nativity scene for their church (and, presumably, for Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Duck Dynasty Viewer and all the ships at sea). At home, Willie and Jase agonize over the perfect Yuletide gifts for their better halves.
The hottest company holiday party in Las Vegas is the one at the center of “The Lost Reindeer.” It’s got everything: actual snow, live reindeer, a freshly slain corpse, a bunch of telegenic CSIs poking around...
American Horror Story
“Head” finds Fiona angling to join forces with Marie Laveau, while Nan unearths an unsettling nugget of Luke’s backstory, and Cordelia’s assailant comes to light.
In “Red Light,” Bugsy delivers a violent message to drive home his master plan for transforming the city. Which is pretty typical, actually—when Daniel Burnham rolled out his famous 1909 Plan of Chicago, the fanfare leveled 12 square blocks. But ol’ Bugsy’s fortunes look considerably dimmer in “His Banana Majesty,” which finds the hood behind bars while another mobster moves to fill the power vacuum.
10:30pm, Comedy Central
Key & Peele
The East/West Bowl welcomes a new crop of all-star players with even all-starrier names. Also, Jordan bristles at an excessively forward coworker, and suffers through his landlord searching his apartment.
WINTER PREMIERE, 10:30pm, TV Land
Holly’s loose lips spark tension amongst the gang in “True Lies.” No word on whether Tom Arnold will be prominently involved, however.
– Kelly Rowland, Dan Bucatinsky, and Luenell on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Benedict Cumberbatch, George Takei, and John Legend on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Kathy Griffin on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Author Reza Aslan on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Author Elizabeth Gilbert on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Tyler Perry, Ken Jeong, and The Head and The Heart on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Emma Thompson, Josh Groban, Andy Cohen, and Nick Lowe on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Ryan Seacrest, Bradley Whitford, and Mac Miller on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Joaquin Phoenix, Candice Bergen, and Iron and Wine with Calexico on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Jim Gaffigan and Ariel Tweto on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?
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