What’s On Tonight: ‘Empire’ Ends And ‘Star’ Premieres On Fox

Empire (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) – Tonight’s fall finale see’s Cookie getting political and organizing a free park concert in order to help broaden Angelo’s mass appeal while he works to win the mayoral bid. Meanwhile, the investigation into Lucious continues and the FBI decides to freeze all of Empire’s assets, causing chaos for the Lyon family.

Star (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) – Another musical drama from Lee Daniels premieres on Fox tonight. Star follows a trio of young women looking to break into the music industry. It’s basically Empire but with singers, not rappers.

A Pentatonix Christmas Special (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) – Pentatonix is joined by Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire for a holiday concert featuring classic Christmas tunes and some modern songs. If you don’t know who Pentatonix is, they’re a famous A cappella group which means they make music … with their mouths.

Lip Sync Battle (Spike, 8:00 p.m.) – Sarah Hyland from Modern Family hosts a special episode featuring performances from (famous?) kids.

State of Play (HBO, 8:00 p.m.) – Tonight’s episode is a profile of 35-year-old boxer Raymundo “Sugar Ray” Beltran who’s going for his first world title after spending much of his career on the fringe of the sport.

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) – Season 33 ends with the final three castaways facing a jury of their peers who vote for a winner.

The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) – Beverly pushes Erica to write a Hanukah song for the holiday pageant while Adam has musical plans of his own for the big night.

The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (CW, 8:00 p.m.) – We’ve already counted down the top holiday commercials so it’s only fair to rank the top Christmas movies of all time.

WWE Tribute To The Troops: From Washington, D.C. (USA, 8:00 p.m.) – The WWE honors all five branches of the military tonight in Washington, D.C. with stars Big Show, Mark Henry and Charlotte joining the troops in the nation’s capital.

Speechless (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) – Maya’s enthusiasm for the holidays comes a surprise to the DiMeo family but her good mood is ruined when someone steals the family’s van – with all their Christmas presents inside.

Modern Family (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) — Claire, Gloria, Mitchell offer to help out at a fancy holiday gala at school where the trio gets into some shenanigans. While Gloria and Claire try to set up a single mom with the school principal, Mitchell tries to bond with the school bully.

SNL Christmas (NBC, 9:00 p.m.) – Saturday Night Live revisits some of its most beloved holiday-themed skits.

Vikings (History, 9:00 p.m.) – Bjorn has a surprising reunion with family member and Ragnar and Ivar deal with an issue involving their crew.

Blackish (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) – Dre wants to make this Christmas the best yet in lieu of Zoey heading off to college soon. Johan and Gigi join the family for some holiday celebrations but when Bow offers to babysit Gigi’s newborn, she remembers how difficult caring for a baby can be.

Designated Survivor (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) – President Kirkman suspects there’s a traitor in the White House after shocking information about the Capitol bombing comes to light.

Incorporated (Syfy, 10:00 p.m.) — An executive from a rival company covertly offers to divulge valuable secrets, prompting Ben, Elizabeth, and Julian to plan a defection.

Younger (TV Land, 10:00 p.m.) – In the season three finale, Liza grows closer to Charles and faces some harsh truths after a meeting with a life coach.


Jimmy Kimmel Live!: David Spade, Metallica

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elle Fanning, Childish Gambino

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Mullally

Late Night With Seth Meyers: Mindy Kaling, Eric McCormack, Joe Pera, Dave Lombardo

The Late Late Show With James Corden: Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, Neil Diamond

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Michael K. Williams

Conan: Keegan-Michael Key, Ana Gasteyer, Ken Hall, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Bjorn Gustafsson, Michael Cassidy, Oscar Nunez, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Brian Huskey