“The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” (7 p.m., CBS, Special Event) - The 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett’s iconic variety series is celebrated by Burnett, cast members Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and others.
“Shark Tank” (8 p.m., ABC) - A pair of entrepreneurs hope they have the fix for keeping people warm during the holiday season.
“National Christmas Tree Lighting” (5 p.m., Hallmark, Special Event) - The annual tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C. is spotlighted.
“The Newspaperman: Ben Bradlee” (6 p.m., HBO, Documentary) - A profile of Ben Bradlee (1921-2014), the executive editor of the Washington Post from 1968-1991 who was largely credited with taking down President Nixon in 1974 after the paper broke the Watergate story.
“The Gifted” (8 p.m., Fox) - The team develops a risky plan to help mutants who are in Sentinel Services’ custody.
“Lethal Weapon” (7 p.m., Fox) - Riggs and Murtaugh are drawn into a fatal world of conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, Riggs relationship with Molly evolves and Murtaugh and Trish attempt to get Harper into a fancy pre-school.
“Below Deck” (7 p.m., Bravo, Season Finale) - Tensions with the crew run high on the final night of the charter season.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8:30 p.m., Fox) - While the entire precinct attends a funeral in LA, Holt learns that he is in the running to become Chief Commissioner of the NYPD.
“Happy!” (8 p.m., Syfy, Series Premiere) - "Happy!" is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, “Law & Order: SVU”) - an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man - who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named “Happy” (Patton Oswalt).
“Knightfall” (8 p.m., History, Series Premiere) - A chronicle of the 14th century demise of the Knights Templar, who were persecuted, tortured and burned at the stake in 1307.
“Psych: The Movie” (6 p.m., USA) - Gus and Shawn are back. In TV movie form!
“Top Chef” (8 p.m., Bravo, Season Premiere) - A new season of “Top Chef,” this time set in Colorado, debuts tonight. Look for my season preview, with an interview with head judge Tom Colicchio, in the Gazette later this week.
“The Great American Baking Show” (8 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - The season three premiere features slices of cake and morning treats.
“The Crown” (Netflix, Season Premiere) - Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.
“Toy Story 3” (7 p.m., Freeform) - Andy’s toys land in a daycare after he leaves for college and hatch a daring escape plan in this third episode of the series.
“Logan” (6 p.m., HBO) - In a hideout near the U.S.-Mexico border, an aging Logan cares for the ailing Professor X. However, their sheltered existence comes to an end when a young mutant girl arrives and needs their help to stay safe.
“Mary Poppins” (7 p.m., ABC) - A magical nanny enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children in London. Also, be sure to note the worst fake British accent ever by Dick Van Dyke.
“Superstore” (7:30 p.m., NBC, Season Premiere) - In the season three premiere, the Cloud 9 employees rush to finish re-building the store in time for its grand re-opening.
Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.