Dollhouse, Saturday Night Live, and Survivor

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

7 p.m., DISNEY

The Santa Clause

In this favorite holiday film, Tim Allen gets fat, grows a beard, and flies around the world in a sleigh. Bonus: The movie also stars David Krumholtz from Numb3rs!

8 p.m., FOX

Dollhouse

Get another double-dose of Joss Whedon's recently-canceled creation before it's too late. In back-to-back episodes, Echo (Eliza Dushku) is forced into facing her worst nightmare in the Attic.

10 p.m., Syfy

Sanctuary

Jonathan Young returns to play Nikola Tesla as the crew investigates the disappearances of several teenage rehab patients.

Also on the airwaves ...
Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 9 p.m., CARTOON
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Crash, Season 2 finale, 10 p.m., STARZ
NBA: Bucks v. Cavaliers, Wizards v. Warriors
(Check local listings for times and networks)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19

8 p.m., CBS

Elf

Will Ferrell is hilarious (duh!) as Buddy the Elf, a naive, towering former resident of the North Pole. And yes, he knows Santa.

11:30 p.m., NBC

Saturday Night Live

James Franco takes time out from General Hospital to host this week. The show also features Muse as the musical guest.

Also on the airwaves ...
The Graham Norton Show, 7 p.m., BBC America
The Wanda Sykes Show, 11 p.m., FOX
College basketball: UCLA v. Notre Dame, Michigan v. Kansas, North Carolina v. Texas, Duke v. Gonzaga, and Illinois v. Georgia
(Check local listings for times and networks)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

Season 19 finale, 8 p.m., CBS

Survivor

The winner is decided in the two-hour finale (followed by a one-hour reunion!). Will it be Russell, Mick, Shambo, Jaison, Brett, or Natalie?

8 p.m., HGTV

White House Christmas 2009

This yearly program peeks into the President's residence to see how the rooms are decorated and the food is prepared for the holidays. If interior decorating isn't your thing, you can always check out the Discovery Channel's "Secrets of the Secret Service" special at 10 p.m. Hopefully they'll address that whole party-crashers thing.

Also on the airwaves ...
Sunday Night Football, 5:15 p.m., NBC
Kendra, Season 2 premiere, 9 p.m., E!
The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, 10 p.m., A&E;
Keeping Up with the Kardashians, 10 p.m., E!

What are you watching this weekend?

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