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On TV this weekend, Dec. 6-8

On TV this weekend


Frosty the Snowman, 8 p.m., CBS I grew up in Nebraska, where the idea of a snowman coming to life thanks to a magical hat made perfect sense to a 6-year-old used to snow days. I've always wondered how Floridian children felt about it, though. Between the snow, the hat and narrator Jimmy Durante, it must have been very confusing.

Yes, Virginia, 8:30 p.m., CBS An 8-year-old writes to a newspaper after she hears Santa Claus doesn't exist. Don't worry, he's as real as Black Friday newspaper advertising allows him to be.

SERIES FINALE Time of Death, 9 p.m., Showtime The show about people at the end of their lives comes to the end of its own. We hope you've prepared yourself.

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night, 10 p.m., CBS LL Cool J hosting this nominations announcement concert is as reliable as saccharine holiday specials and preempted fall series. We can only pray that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will again remind us they're gonna put their hands up like the ceiling can't hold them, whatever the heck that means.


Christmas in the City, 8 p.m., Lifetime Ashanti tells a department store to fire its Santa Claus and replace him with an underwear model. That sounds like the sort of thing Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation would suggest. Maybe his sister Mona Lisa.

Santa Switch, 8 p.m., Hallmark Speaking of Santas, Sean Astin plays an elf (no, not a hobbit) who helps the big guy somehow. Given the title, he may be helping the one who got fired by Ashanti.

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC To demonstrate my advancing age, I will note that I first heard of One Direction on this show. Since they're back tonight (with Paul Rudd), I do so hope it will the last place I hear of them, too.


SEASON FINALE The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS The four teams have to race from Tokyo to Alaska for the finish line. Perhaps one of the challenges will be discovering when, exactly, they went from being "snowmobiles" to "snow machines." Snow machines doesn't even make any sense.

Bonnie & Clyde, 9 p.m., History, Lifetime, A&E Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger star as the couple in this cross-network event that stretches into Monday. It also stretches into the realms of incredulity and outright boredom, from what we've heard.

SERIES PREMIERE Dude You're Screwed, 10 p.m., Discovery It's a reality show about being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no supplies, other than some ridiculous thing that couldn't possibly be of any use to you. So that's what taking a Kardashian on a date feels like.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

On TV this weekend, Dec. 6-8 12/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 6:19pm]
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