On TV this weekend
Yes, Virginia, 8 p.m., CBS Remember when animated specials featured mostly unknown voice actors so we wouldn't spend all our time focusing on how the characters sound like Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Love Hewitt? We miss those.
Smallville, 8 p.m., CW Any episode with both zombies and Superman is worth a second look.
Law & Order, 8 p.m., NBC Lupo and Bernard investigate the death of a campaign volunteer who was murdered and disfigured with the word "Fed" written on his chest. The writers do know that the guy found dead in Kentucky in September killed himself and made it look like a homicide, right? Oops, spoiler alert.
Video Game Awards 2009, 8 p.m., Spike Geeks gather to assign terms like "art" and "masterpiece" to video games. All you really have to say about them to get noticed these days is "record-breaking sales."
SERIES PREMIERE Ghost Intervention, 9 p.m., TLC Staging interventions on living people with addiction problems isn't enough, so now mediums are staging interventions on dead people who have a haunting problem. It still has to be better than that show about channeling dead pets.
Annihilation Earth, 9 p.m., SyFy The world blows up. Again. But this time without the expensive and convincing special effects!
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, 8 p.m., ABC Family Jenny McCarthy is back as Santa's daughter. Because it wasn't weird enough the first time.
SERIES PREMIERE The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, 9 p.m., A&E Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon desperately try to cash in on their brother's death in time for the holidays.
SEASON PREMIERE Keeping Up With the Kardashians, 10 p.m., E! It continues to mystify us why you care about this clan, with a woman famous for making an awful sex tape with Brandy's brother, her pregnant sister, her Sasquatch sister who married a mediocre NBA player, her clueless mom and her stepdad, who has so much plastic in his face he should have Rubbermaid stamped on his forehead. Is there something in the water? Good thing we don't drink it.
Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special, 10 p.m., ABC O sits down with the first family to talk about their holiday. Half of you will hate them because they're sharing too much Christmas, and the other half of you will hate them because they aren't sharing Christmas enough.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org