What to watch on Thursday, December 10...
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond
Marking the 20th anniversary of Toy Story, the first feature-length computer-animated film, this special looks back on Pixar’s early days crafting short features and on the development of its 1995 breakthrough. Interviews with creatives, producers, and voice talent are featured. An airing of the movie follows at 9pm.
Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood
Michael Bublé spends the holidays with the Peacock for the fifth year in a row, because the man just can’t get enough of Bob Greenblatt’s figgy pudding. Joining him for the cavalcade of crooning and comedy are Céline Dion, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Tori Kelly, Kylie Jenner, William Shatner, and many more.
The Big Bang Theory
In “The Earworm Reverberation,” a song stuck in Sheldon’s head triggers a surprising revelation, possibly the location of his long-misplaced raspberry beret. Also getting in tune are Howard and Raj, who seek out the sole fan of their band; and Amy and Dave, who take one more stab at a date.
FALL FINALE, 8pm, The CW
The Vampire Diaries
Damon and Stefan search for Julian in a small town outside Mystic Falls, and calamity follows them like that cloud of dirt follows Pigpen. Elsewhere in “Cold as Ice,” Bonnie bonds with Nora while running a holiday toy drive at Whitmore, and Caroline adapts to pregnant life.
FALL FINALE, 8pm, Fox
“The Cowboy in the Contest” sends Brennan and Booth undercover at an Old West shooting competition, because that’s the sort of thing that happens in an eleventh season. That’s followed by the investigation of a cop’s murder in “The Doom in the Boom,” aided by a behavioral analyst (Sara Rue).
Life in Pieces
Greg and Matt resume an old table tennis rivalry, while Jen stresses about resuming work. Meanwhile in “Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong,” Joan discovers her credit card has been swiped when she receives odd packages, and Heather has doubts after suggesting Tim cut off his own package’s deliveries, if you know what I mean.
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors
A movie adaptation of the country singer’s childhood, set in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains in 1955 and starring Jennifer Nettles, Gerald McRaney, and Rick Schroder as members of the Parton clan.
Daft Punk Unchained
The famously enigmatic music duo is profiled, including radio interviews, rare footage, interviews with friends and collaborators, and insights from masked-men expert Velma Dinkley.
FALL FINALE, 9pm, The CW
Freya finds herself in the Strix’s crosshairs even as she scrambles to save her sibling from a dangerous affliction. Elsewhere in “Savior,” Vincent is drawn back to witch affairs, Hayley’s try at a peaceful family Christmas takes a turn, and Cami helps Det. Kinney steer out out of the downward spiral Lucien’s compulsion sent him into.
Project Runway: Junior
In “OMG! That’s Michelle Obama,” the First Lady surprises the designers with a challenge. The winning design will be sold online to benefit the Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn initiative.
Christy feels intimidated by Baxter’s girlfriend following Roscoe’s parent-teacher conference in “A Pirate, Three Frogs and a Prince.” Meanwhile, Bonnie hones her flirting skills with a surprising partner.
2 Broke Girls
In “And the Inside Outside Situation,” the girls refuse to sell cupcakes to an artist who wants to adorn them with cocktail weenies (the cupcakes, that is, not the girls). But their decision draws a boycott from incensed fans of either artistic expression or miniature encased meats.
SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, Comedy Central
Nathan For You
“The Hero” caps the third season with Nathan searching for a hero that, as he declares, is inside each of us. Usually hiding behind a kidney, the shy little bugger.
Duke’s dark destiny throws a wrench in Nathan and Dwight’s efforts to save Audrey from Croatoan. Elsewhere in “The Widening Gyre,” Vince considers making a strange sacrifice.
“The Games Underfoot” finds Holmes and Watson investigating the murder of an archaeologist that may be tied to the victim’s latest excavation, at a local landfill. You might say the killer didn’t… [sunglasses] dig his findings. [YEEAAAHHHH!] On the personal front, Sherlock’s relationship with Alfredo is tested.
Sea urchin factors into the season’s first Sudden Death Quickfire in Santa Barbara (presumably as an ingredient and not as, say, a particularly stoic guest judge). The Elimination Challenge in “Spines and Vines” finds a surf-and-turf menu sparking antagonism among the chefs.
Comedy Bang! Bang!
It won’t be a white Christmas (episode) for the gang, as climate change has warped the winter wonderland set into a beach. Can the powerful pipes of Josh Groban save the day?
– Ron Howard, Sarah Vowell, and Lukas Graham on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Michael Strahan on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Kevin Nealon on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Chris Hemsworth, Jim Gaffigan, and Jamie Lawson on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Michael Lewis and Lizzo on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Calista Flockhart, Adam Perry Lang, and Run The Jewels on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Adam Driver, Jesse Plemons, and Aretha Franklin on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Cage the Elephant on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS