“The Flash: Elseworlds” (8 p.m., The CW): Superheroes unite! It’s time for an epic, three-part mashup of “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Supergirl.” The crossover fun — and weirdness — begins when Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies. So they set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a radical role reversal and eventually realize they need help from Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). The saga continues with “Arrow” (8 p.m., Monday) and “Supergirl” (8 p.m. Tuesday).
“Dancing With the Stars: Junior” (8 p.m., ABC): Well, did you enjoy the youth-centric spin-off? Season 1 comes to an end in a holiday-themed finale as the
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS, 8pm
The longest-running holiday special in television history returns as Rudolph and his friends — Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius and others — save Christmas in this classic Rankin/Bass special featuring the voice of legendary performer Burl Ives.
College Football: Navy vs. Army
CBS, 3pm Live
The great football tradition continues today at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia as the Army Black Knights look to win a third straight game in their series against the Navy Midshipmen.
2018 Heisman Trophy Presentation
ESPN, 8pm Live
College football’s most outstanding player of the year is awarded the Heisman Trophy in this ceremony in New York City. Three quarterbacks were announced as finalists for the honor: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You
AMC presents the world television premiere of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, an animated tale that follows a young girl who dreams of getting a dog for Christmas. The family-friendly flick not only gets its name from Carey’s hit holiday song and features her voice as its narrator, but it also features three of her classic Christmas songs in addition to an original song.
Dogs of Berlin
Netflix’s second German-produced original series tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will to solve the murder of a popular soccer star. The list of potential suspects is long, and their investigation leads the two men deep into
Dolly Parton, recently in St. Paul to promote her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” continues to punch in beyond the 9-to-5 shift. Her songs — both old and new — are heavily featured in “Dumplin’,” a musical in which Jennifer Aniston plays the mother of a beauty pageant contestant. Come for Rachel, stay for the updated version of “Jolene.”
Now streaming on Netflix
Whether or not you support building a wall on the Mexican border, you’re bound to break down during “Icebox,” a tender movie about a Honduras preteen (Anthony Gonzalez of “Coco”) who gets tangled in red tape while trying to make it to America. Director Daniel Sawka sets the emotions at full boil while keeping the politics on simmer.
7 p.m. Friday, HBO
A local whodunit
The 2007 murder of St. Paul Park’s Kristine Larson is revisited in the third-season premiere of “Homicide for
The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition
Bakers from around the country compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations each week, with hopes of being named America’s Best Amateur Baker. Spice Girl and television personality Emma Bunton joins returning host Anthony “Spice” Adams, while the judges are three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard and bestselling cookbook author Paul Hollywood from sister show The Great British Bake Off.
President George H.W. Bush Memorial Service
Various Networks, beginning at 9am Live
Broadcast and cable TV news networks (including CNN, HLN, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Bloomberg and FOX News Channel) will carry coverage of the state funeral for George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, who passed away Friday at age 94. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., for a memorial service. President Donald Trump designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning. A second memorial service for Bush will be held 11am ET Thursday in Houston, followed by a ceremony and internment at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas AM University in College Station beginning at 4:15pm ET.
GREENFIELD — This winter, a Greenfield author’s most recent work features a Christmas-themed take on the classic hard-boiled detective story.
Former Indianapolis Public Schools teacher and Greenfield author Jon Burroughs contributed to the short-story anthology,“Homicide for the Holidays,” a collection of noir-style mystery stories published by the Speed City Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The book is available for purchase at the Indianapolis Barnes and Noble bookstore.
Burroughs has been involved several years with the Sisters in Crime Chapter, a group of local authors who meet monthly to discuss and critique each others’ work, for several years, said the group’s president, Brigitte Kephart. Burroughs also played a key role in providing content to a play the organization put on for Indy Fringe earlier this summer called DEADBEAT, she said.
“Jon takes a fairly active part in contributing to our local Sisters in Crime chapter,” Kephart said. “We appreciate having him on board.”
Good Monday morning. It’s December, and temperatures here in the 40s have been replaced by temperatures in the 80s. That’s Florida, and it is not meant to brag: there is also 95 percent humidity this morning, so I am sticking to myself as I type this. It’s very festive.
Before we get to this week’s premiers, I’ve just published my quarterly guide to reality TV show premiere dates. Because I update it every time networks send out announcements with premiere dates, it currently reaches all the way into May, when The Amazing Race 31 will premiere in Survivor’s timeslot.
So check that out. But first, here’s what’s ahead in reality TV this week.
More than 50 reality shows will arrive on television to at the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019, from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars to Celebrity Big Brother.
This reality show schedule is updated regularly and frequently with officially announced debut dates and time slots for new and returning reality TV shows that debut this winter (and beyond).
Times are ET/PT; because TV networks frequently change their schedules and also repeat episodes, make sure to check your guide or other TV listings. For all the reality shows that premiered before Dec. 1, 2018, see the fall 2018 schedule.
Reality show descriptions in quotation marks indicates the text is from network