What to watch on Wednesday, December 9...
WINTER FINALE, 8pm, The CW
Oliver takes action against H.I.V.E. in the aftermath of another attack on the city, but that triggers an even more brutal response from Darhk. Elsewhere in “Dark Waters,” Malcolm drops by for a little father-daughter heart-to-heart with Thea.
To avoid the Christmas Eve rush, the family eschews an in-person church service in favor of the televised variety in “Not So Silent Night.” Things don’t go quite as planned, but nevertheless What to Watch Tonight consistently endorses choosing TV over the real world in almost all circumstances.
Beverly invents “Super Hanukkah” to boost the family’s flagging holiday spirits in “A Christmas Story,” but her new festivities seem a little too similar to another seasonal celebration. In other ill-considered ideas, Adam gets irked that Barry’s ignoring him in favor of Lainey, so he issues his big brother a triple-dog dare.
Taraji & Terrence’s White Hot Holidays
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard host this holiday variety special featuring musical performances from Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Jamie Foxx, and other guests, along with a duet by the Empire stars themselves.
WINTER FINALE, 9pm, The CW
“O Brother Where Art Thou?” sees Amara cutting loose on an unfortunate town and delivering a bold challenge, while Dean tries to make sense of her power over him. Meanwhile, Sam and Crowley come up with a cunning plan that could go completely, horrifically wrong, because that’s pretty much the only kind of plan Sam and Crowley could possibly come up with.
Lisa has misgivings about Alvey’s home while Christina seeks new quarters of her own. Elsewhere in “Living Down,” Ryan and Jay gear up and slim down for their upcoming title fights.
“Future Perfect” finds the team hunting for a suspect who’s obsessed with medical experiments. It promises to be grislier than the time they hunted for suspect obsessed with grade school physics experiments, like dropping an egg from two stories without breaking it.
Gloria rents a cabin for the whole family in “White Christmas,” but nasty weather and unexpected guest Andrea Martin tarnish the holiday magic.
With Dre fretting over the commercialization of Christmas in “Stuff,” Pop concocts a plan to tilt the balance away from presents and towards family togetherness. Joining in the quality time is Daphne Lido, who invites herself to spend the holiday with the Johnsons.
9:30pm, Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels
The Empire pummels the rebel fleet on Garel in “Legacy,” which is going to do absolutely no favors to the rebels’ insurance premiums. Meanwhile, Kanan and Ezra head back to Lothal, where a former prisoner shares tidbits about Ezra’s parents.
SERIES FINALE, 10pm, FXX
“The Great Night of Shiva” settles the fates of the Shiva, the Sacko, and the Snip one final time. In the process, Ruxin makes a critical decision that could affect not only his shot at winning, but also the very existence of the league itself.
SEASON 19 FINALE, 10pm, Comedy Central
Kyle chooses a dangerous alliance over his friendship with Stan in "PC Principal."
Sleight of hand from seven premiere prestidigitators, recorded at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
American Horror Story: Hotel
“She Wants Revenge” reunites the Countess with her true love while giving Donovan and Ramona another shot at retribution. Elsewhere, a reckless decision leaves Alex in a sticky wicket.
In “Black Tag,” the doctors risk their lives to treat victims at the scene of a multi-vehicle highway accident amid dense fog. In other cloudy affairs, Jesse is off his game after his heart attack, and Carla’s condition deteriorates.
Markus is 100% ready, willing, and able to tear up a concert on Good Morning America, except at showtime when he’s not remotely ready at all. Elsewhere in “We’ve Got Nothing but Love to Prove,” Luke hits professional and personal hurdles, and the rift between Rayna and Deacon grows wider.
SEASON 2 FINALE, 10:45pm, FXX
You’re the Worst
Jimmy attends Becca and Vernon’s baby gender reveal party, Gretchen tends to unfinished business, Lindsay confronts Paul, and Edgar and Dorothy find themselves at a turning point as “The Heart is a Dumb Dumb” wraps the sophomore season.
– Anna Faris, Deepak Chopra, and Moody McCarthy on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Marion Cotillard on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Q on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Amy Poehler, Kevin Nealon, and Lalah Hathaway on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, & Allen Leech; Adam McKay; and Kurt Vile on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Wanda Sykes, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, and Band of Merrymakers on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Jason Schwartzman, Michelle Dockery, and Elle King on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– YouTube personality Tyler Oakley, Hank Azaria, and Rick Ross on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS