The Wiz Live! (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) — Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley and Common star in NBC’s third-annual live musical extravaganza. This time with much less Christopher Walken dressed like a pirate.
Nathan for You (Comedy Central, 10:00 p.m.) — Our host finds a new friend on Craigslist and measures his dopamine levels to prove once and for all that people have fun when they hang out with Nathan Fielder
The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8:00 p.m.) — A surprise anniversary party, a scheme to undermine Julian and Valerie’s shocking discovery could distract from Lily’s important decision at her personal crossroads.
Thursday Night Football (CBS, 8:25 p.m.) — Fresh off their Thanksgiving Day bludgeoning of the Eagles, Matt Stafford and the Lions look to take it to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a crucial divisional match-up that marks Thursday Night Football‘s return to CBS.
CMA Country Christmas (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) — Host Jennifer Nettles welcomes the biggest stars in country music to celebrate the holiday season. If Darius Rucker doesn’t play “Candy Cane Christmas,” we riot.
LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Will Forte, Kether Donohue and Weezer on Conan; Billy Crystal and One Direction on Corden; Idris Elba on The Daily Show; Mindy Kaling, Daisy Ridley and Gwen Stefani on Fallon; Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott on Kimmel.