Today’s Top TV Picks – Wednesday December 2

Today’s Top Picks


88th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

8 p.m. on NBC

One of the most anticipated rites of winter in the Big Apple, the annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York features performances from a glittering array of entertainers. Among those scheduled to perform are Dolly Parton, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Tori Kelly, Goo Goo Dolls, Leslie Odom Jr., Dan & Shay, the cast of “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations,” and the Radio City Rockettes.



9 p.m. on CBS – Season Premiere

This taut military drama returns for its fourth season, which opens with “God of War,” the first of a two-part premiere. As the action resumes, Bravo Team braves enemy territory in the snowy Spin Ghar Mountain Range to pursue and capture a terrorist leader who also is the son of a deadly foe Jason (David Boreanaz) took down early in his career. Under enemy fire, Jason and the team’s canine member get separated from the rest of Bravo Team. Bailey Chase and Parisa Fakhri guest star.


Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller

9 p.m. ET on NATGEO – Series Premiere

Peabody Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller takes viewers on a journey inside some of the most dangerous black markets on Earth in this suspenseful new eight-part docuseries, wherein each episode finds her exploring the complex inner workings of a smuggling network. Among the more startling revelations she presents is the discovery that many of the people operating these smuggling rings are “everyday” people who seem to lead mundane lives. Topics include international scamming, fentanyl, illegal steroids, tigers and other wild animals.



9:30 p.m. ET on ABC

Staying in touch with his roots always has been important to Dre (Anthony Anderson), so Junior (Marcus Scribner) hits a sore spot when he remarks that his father has turned into a “valley dad.” Determined to remedy that situation, Dre packs up the clan for a trip back to his hometown in the holiday-themed episode “Compton Around the Christmas Tree.” Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) seizes the moment to teach Jack and Diane (Miles Brown, Marsai Martin) about the gifting spirit by volunteering for Christmas projects.

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