What to watch on Tuesday, December 8...
MIDSEASON FINALE, 12:01am, Hulu
The Mindy Project
“When Mindy Met Danny” flashes back to Mindy’s first day at Schulman and Associates, and charts the progression of her relationship with Danny through the ups and the downs, the cancellations and the online revivals.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm, Fox
“Dorkus” and “The Final Girl” promise shocking confessions and shockinger revelations as we find out who the Red Devil really is. Set your Reaction Meters to “Jinkies!”
WINTER FINALE, 8pm, The CW
What’s this? That meteorological malefactor Weather Wizard blowing back into Central City—brazenly breaking Captain Cold and the Trickster out of Iron Heights? Can the Scarlet Speedster round up these rejuvenated Rogues? Or will they create chaos with their Christmastime criminality? And what will Joe and Iris make of meeting Wally West? Tune in to “Running to Stand Still” to find out—same Flash-time, same Flash-channel!
Off the Menu: Asian America
Filmmaker Grace Lee explores the role of food in Asian Pacific American communities and cultures, from Texas to New York to Hawaii to Wisconsin.
Up Late’s live Christmas special welcomes Mindy Kaling in “Single All the Way,” as Animal, Sweetums, and Sam Eagle lead the decorating duties and musical guest Echosmith performs at the staff holiday party. In less tinsely affairs, Miss Piggy dispenses romantic advice to Fozzie, and reconsiders her own relationship with Kermit as a result.
Fresh Off the Boat
In “The Real Santa,” Jessica and Louis sell Evan on their new and improved spin on St. Nick. Eddie and Emery, meanwhile, try to channel the jolly old elf’s gift-giving magic as they search for the right present for their mom.
WINTER FINALE, 9pm, ABC
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Inhumans both square off against Hydra in “Maveth,” with Coulson and Fitz taking an enormous risk in the process.
WINTER FINALE, 9pm, The CW
In “Cape Town,” the team investigates the untimely demise of “the Fog,” a high school shop teacher by day and costumed crimefighter by night. (Really, a superhero? On the CW? Pfft, it’ll never work.) Meanwhile, a chat with a new friend has Major seeing things more clearly, and Blaine presses Liv to cross an ethical line.
9pm, WGN America
With the world’s first nuclear blast just around the corner in “Brooklyn,” everyone is taking steps to secure their place in history (and, of course, in any cable television dramas that may be based on these events 70-odd years later).
As the docs treat the victims of a movie theater shooting, Goodwin does her darndest to fend off the press in “Mistaken.” Elsewhere, Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles treat a teenager with an eating disorder, but the latter’s unconventional approach grates on the patient; and Nurse Sexton, Dr. Halstead, and Dr. Choi deal with a racist patient.
Patterson takes the reins at Firehouse 51 while Boden focuses on clearing his name, and Officers Atwater and Ruzek head to Lake Carlyle to lend the latter a hand. Meanwhile in “Short and Fat,” Severide gets a new lead on Serena, Freddie gets a new assignment from Herrmann and Otis, and Jimmy and Chili get some new attention.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
Abby and Jake try to keep their relationship hush-hush even as Barbara pushes her to go out on dates and drum up interest in her new blog. Elsewhere in “Rule #77: Don’t Blow the Bubble,” Delia hires a wedding planner and Jo moves out of Abby’s place while getting her new vegan bakery ready to open.
Being Mary Jane
“Purging and Cleansing” finds Mary Jane gearing up to return to TalkBack, determined to reinvigorate herself both journalistically and financially. This sounds like a job for an inspirational montage! Karen, cue the inspirational music! ...What do you mean, the inspirational music money got rerouted to the dramatic music budget? Seriously, NOW is the time you pick to fund the dramatic music budget?! No, I don’t want dramatic music, just… ugh, let’s just throw it to the late night listings.
– Cindy Crawford, Chris D’Elia, and Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Mark Cuban on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Sen. Bernie Sanders, John Cena, and Troye Sivan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Marion Cotillard, George Saunders, and Joanna Newsom on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Albert Brooks and Tony Hale on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Jason Schwartzman, Michelle Dockery, and Elle King on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bartha, and Jermaine Fowler on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS