Today’s Top TV Picks – Sunday December 21

Today’s Top Picks


Figure Skating

4 p.m. on NBC

It’s not the Olympics but it is the ISU Grand Prix Final in Figure Skating which takes place in Torino, Italy. Nathan Chen of the U.S. already has two Grand Prix titles under his belt this year and expects stiff competition in the Men’s Singles from Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu. As for ladies, Russians Alena Kostornaia, Alexandra Trusova and Anna Shcherbakova dominate the field and are expected to compete today.


A Date By Christmas Eve

8 p.m. on LIFETIME – Premiere

Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”) stars in this 2019 holiday fantasy as Chelsea Simms, a kind-hearted brand strategist, who discovers that her work for a popular dating app called The Nice List somehow has granted her magical powers. She decides to use her abilities to make all the naughty people in her life learn how to be good again. Alas, those plans go off the rails quickly, mistakenly adding her smitten neighbor Fisher (Evan Williams) to the naughty list. Morgan Fairchild, Katherine Bailess and Julie McNiven co-star.


A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel

9 p.m. ET on CBS

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (“Wicked,” Disney’s “Frozen” movie blockbusters) hosts the 21st annual edition of this yuletide special, which as always shines a spotlight on the rewards of adoption. In addition to sharing uplifting stories that support that point, Menzel performs songs from her new album “Christmas: A Season of Love.” She also welcomes guest artists Adam Lambert, Ne-Yo and Kelly Rowland.


Mr. Robot

9 p.m. ET on USA – Series Finale

When Sam Esmail’s diabolically twisty thriller about an unstable young cybersecurity engineer premiered in 2015, leading man Rami Malek was still a promising newcomer, best known for his supporting work in the “Night at the Museum” movie comedies. Tonight, as Malek says farewell to the role of troubled Elliot Alderson in the two-part finale to the fourth and final season, he does so as an Emmy winner (for this show) and an Academy Award champ (for “Bohemian Rhapsody”). Thankfully, unlike Elliot, he doesn’t have to worry it’s not real.

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