By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol
5:17 PM CST, November 29, 2013
TV's theme this week appears to be outlaws with two new miniseries debuting: TNT's "Mob City" and A&E Networks' "Bonnie & Clyde." Here are some highlights from the TV schedule for Dec. 2 to Dec. 8.
Monday, Dec. 2
CMA Country Christmas
8 p.m. Monday, ABC
Jennifer Nettles hosts guest performers including Hunter Hayes, Mary J. Blige, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, "Duck Dynasty's" Willie Robertson and the Peanuts characters.
9 p.m. Monday, NBC
Red (James Spader) faces double the trouble in the midseason finale when a former protege and an old foe, Mr. Crowley (guest star Alan Alda), resurface.
Best Funeral Ever
9 p.m. Monday, TLC
This reality series spreads holiday cheer by celebrating unusual—OK, bizarre—funerals As long as it isn't mine.
7 p.m. "Por Siempre Mi Amor," Univision
8 p.m. "The Battle of AMFAR," HBO (doc premiere)
9 "Full Throttle Saloon," truTV; "Street Outlaws," Discovery
Tuesday, Dec. 3
A Very Shelby Christmas
9 p.m. Tuesday, History
Shelby (from "The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man") makes over his forklift into a swamp sleigh and delivers homemade gifts, including a snakeskin headband and a gator-tooth necklace.
8 p.m. "Betty White Goes Wild!" Nat Geo WILD
6 p.m. "Total Drama All-Stars," Cartoon Network (season finale)
9 p.m. "Life Below Zero," Nat Geo
Wednesday, Dec. 4
8 p.m. Wednesday, TNT
Frank Darabont gets lost in the mob world of post-war Los Angeles, but "Mob City" might have been better had he been a little less in awe of film noir and more interested in keeping this middling story moving.
9 p.m. Wednesday, TV Land
I'm not sure why this new sitcom is called "Kirstie," because star Kirstie Alley plays a character named Madison Banks. Vanity rules.
American Horror Story: Coven
9 p.m. Wednesday, FX
Delia rallies her young charges to take on Fiona while Marie and Delphine clash and Misty Day faces danger.
9 p.m. Wednesday, Oxygen
Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz returns to host Season 3 of the tattoo competition series that pits 14 artists against each other. Watch for local Tattoo Factory artist Amy Zager.
7 p.m. "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," NBC
8 p.m. "Saturday Night Live Christmas," NBC; "Sturgis Raw," Travel; "Half-Ton Killer: Transformed," TLC
9 p.m. "Killer Contact," Syfy; "ID Films: Terror on a Train," Investigation Discovery
Thursday, Dec. 5
The Sound of Music Live!
8 p.m. Thursday, NBC
Carrie Underwood and vampire Bill—I mean Stephen Moyer—sing, dance and flee in this live adaptation.
9 p.m. Thursday, E!
Jacqueline M. Wood visits the world's most glamorous destinations just to make viewers jealous.
6 p.m. "Bubble Guppies: The Puppy and the Ring," Nickelodeon
7 p.m. "Comedy Warriors," Showtime
8 p.m. "The Millionaire Matchmaker," Bravo; "Gypsy Sisters," TLC
9 p.m. "Come Dine with Me," Lifetime; "Mob Wives: New Blood," VH1
9:30 p.m. "Panic Button," truTV
Friday, Dec. 6
Frosty the Snowman
7 p.m. Friday, CBS
The jolly happy soul once again melts ... our hearts.
Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night
9 p.m. Friday, CBS
LL Cool J reveals nominees for "music's biggest night," which will be Jan. 26.
9 p.m. "Courtney Loves Dallas," Bravo
9:30 p.m. "Big Mama's Kitchen," Food
11 p.m. "Chris D'Elia: White Male. Black Comic." Comedy Central
Saturday, Dec. 7
Blackhawks: 17 Seconds
8 p.m. Saturday, WTTW (repeats at 11 p.m. Saturday)
This new doc examines the 2013 Stanley Cup championship-clinching 6th game that included a 17-second stretch that put the Blackhawks on top. Includes new interviews with players, coaches and their families and follows the Stanley Cup's victory tour in Chicago.
Christmas in the City
7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime
A hunky underwear model replaces a department store Santa. I see no problem with that.
Saturday Night Live
10:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC
Paul Rudd hosts just in time to promote "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," which does not star musical guest One Direction.
7 p.m. "Santa Switch," Hallmark
8 p.m. "My Crazy Obsession: Christmas Collection 2," Discovery
9 p.m. "Matthew Morrison: A Classic Christmas Live from the Bushnell," PBS
Sunday, Dec. 8
7 p.m. Sunday, Nat Geo WILD!
Daniel Craig narrates this stunningly beautiful look at the life cycle of various animals.
Bonnie & Clyde
8 p.m. Sunday, A&E, Lifetime, History
The infamous outlaws get all cuddly in this two-night movie that adds nothing to their legend. Ends Monday.
Dude You're Screwed
9 p.m. Sunday, Discovery
Each week, one of five friends—a Green Beret, a former Navy SEAL, expert survival instructors and a primitive skills expert—is ambushed by the others, dropped into an extreme environment such as a jungle or tundra and told to find his way back to civilization.
6 p.m. "Guess Who's Coming to Christmas," UP TV
7 p.m. "Holidaze," ABC Family; "Naked & Afraid," Discovery
8 p.m. "Christmas Belle," ION
7 p.m. "The Amazing Race," CBS
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