Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a police scientist from Central City, comes to Starling City to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) investigate a bizarre robbery, which reminds Oliver of something that happened on the island. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) takes a liking to the new arrival. Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy (Colton Haynes) to help her find a missing friend, who has a connection to Brother Blood (Kevin Alejandro), in the new episode "The Scientist."
Christmas in Rockefeller Center
If you live in the Big Apple, it's not really Christmastime until they light that big tree. If you don't, television's coverage of the event is still a nice way to jump-start your holiday spirit with live music and pretty holiday images. It's the sort of special you can have on while doing something else -- like wrapping presents or addressing cards. Enjoy!
Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) is so determined to win the upcoming football game that he's ignoring the fact that the other team will be playing at a disadvantage to begin with. Claire (Julie Bowen) wants to prove her worthiness to the staff at work. Phil (Ty Burrell) tries to teach the kids how to be optimistic, but a series of unfortunate events makes that difficult in the new episode "The Big Game." Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara also star.
The Tomorrow People
Stephen (Robbie Amell) hatches a plan to get inside Jedikiah's (Mark Pellegrino) head in hopes of finding the key to locating his father. Cara and Russell (Peyton List, Aaron Yoo) find an uninvited guest in the subway tunnel base. Luke Mitchell also stars in the new episode "Thanatos."
In this new episode, Rich and Jeanie, the owners of 12 Grapes Wine Bar in Peekskill, N.Y., seek Willie's help. Rich retired from his corporate job four years ago to pursue his dream of running a restaurant and music venue, but the place isn't making money, and the couple's financial future is in jeopardy in "Whine Bar."
State of Play
We've all heard the horror stories. Perhaps we even lived them. Some parents take their children's athletic endeavors far too seriously, ruining the competition for their own children and, if they're loud and public enough, everyone else's. "Trophy Kids," the premiere of this new series, examines the impact of adults' obsession with kids sports and is followed by a round-table discussion with the filmmakers, their subjects and experts on the topic.
Saturday Night Live
As it did last week with Thanksgiving, the long-running comedy show compiles its best yuletide-themed sketches into the special episode "SNL Christmas." After 37 years, it certainly has plenty of material to choose from, dating back to Chevy Chase's portrayal of President Gerald Ford in "Christmas Eve at the White House" way back in Season 1.
Airing over three Wednesdays, this new crime drama series focuses on the battle between the Los Angeles Police Department and the city's criminal underworld in the 1940s. Neal McDonough stars as the department's legendary chief, William Parker, who leads the fight against such mob figures as Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen (Ed Burns, Jeremy Luke) as well as against corruption on the force. Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn also star.
Robert Irvine has dealt with a lot of dysfunctional families on this show, but the family of three that owns Mike LaSusa's Italian Restaurant in Oak Creek, Wis., makes those other contentious clans look like the Brady Bunch. They constantly fight over everything related to the restaurant, from the food to the artwork on the walls. Robert has his work cut out for him here, especially when one of the owners walks out, in the new episode "Unfixable Family."
American Horror Story: Coven
Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) rallies the girls to fight Fiona (Jessica Lange). Misty (Lily Rabe) is in the sights of a dangerous new enemy. Marie Laveau's (Angela Bassett) rivalry with Delphine (Kathy Bates) comes to a head in the new episode "The Sacred Taking." Jamie Brewer also stars.
This latest entry in the ghost-hunting genre follows five paranormal investigators as they attempt to crack notorious cases from the past. In the opener, they take on the mystery of Jack the Ripper. In future episodes, they'll be looking into Vlad the Impaler, Lucrezia Borgia, the Hellfire Club of 1730s Ireland and Scotland, and the legendary Mayan ruler Lord Smoking Shell.
Kirstie Alley returns to sitcom land with a couple of familiar faces in tow. This new series casts her as a Broadway diva named Madison "Maddie" Banks, whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of her grown son (Eric Petersen), whom she put up for adoption years earlier. Alley's "Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman plays Maddie's assistant, and Michael Richards ("Seinfeld") plays her driver.