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Finale Time For Survivor and Masked Singer, NBC Comedies Deck the Halls

ALSO: Selling Tampa, The Hand of God, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, Shatner in Space, and more
  • Photos: CBS, FOX, NBC
    Photos: CBS, FOX, NBC

    Jeff Probst re-wrote the Survivor rulebook this season, and although fans are divided over the show's many twists and turns, no one knows what to expect from tonight's two-hour finale. Also today: NBC gets into the holiday spirit with special holiday epsiodes of Young Rock, Kenan, and Mr Mayor, Keke Palmer hosts the new Disney+ competition series Foodtastic, and Netflix puts the Selling Sunset formula to work in Florida in Selling Tampa. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    Survivor: Season finale. It's anyone's game going into Survivor 41's season finale, with a docket that's set to include two immunity challenges and a fire-making tiebreaker. The two-hour finale will be followed by by an hour-long reunion show. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    The Masked Singer: Season finale. The Queen of Hearts and the Bull take the stage in FOX’s two-hour, holiday-themed Season 6 finale. Both will be unmasked, with the winner awarded the Golden Mask Trophy and eternal bragging rights. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    Young Rock: Holiday special. On Christmas Eve 1982, an unexpected guest shows Dewey (Adrian Groulx) that this is the first in a long line of terrible Christmases. In 1987, Rocky (Joseph Lee Anderson) and Dwayne (Bradly Constant) take jobs as a mall Santa and an elf, while in 1993, Dwayne (Ulli Latukefu) reluctantly spends a disastrous Christmas with Coach O (Emmett Skilton). 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021: Special presentation. Ed Sheeran, BTS, Dua Lipa, the Jonas Brothers, and Lil Nas X, are among the big name artists headlining the radio conglomerate's annual holiday concert, broadcast as a 90-minute event on The CW. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Kenan: Holiday special. As the team prepares for the annual Holiday Spectacular, Kenan (Kenan Thompson) is upset when Gary (Chris Redd) pursues a new client, Rick (Don Johnson) attempts to unseat Tami (Taylor Louderman) as the leader of the band, and Mika (Kimrie Lewis-Davis) feels her work is unappreciated. 8:30 PM ET on NBC

    Mr. Mayor: Holiday special. Neil (Ted Danson) serves his love of gift-giving by forcing his disgruntled staff to work on “L.A. Christmas Eve” as they wait for his “perfect gift” to arrive. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around: Encore presentation. The popular singer-turned-television-personality headlines this 2021 holiday special featuring musical performances and appearances from Melissa McCarthy, Ariana Grande, Brett Eldredge, and Jay Leno. (Originally aired December 1.) 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Selling Tampa: Complete first season. The agents at the all-female, Black-owned Allure Realty mix business with pleasure as they work to make a name for themselves in Tampa’s luxury real estate market. The reality series is the first of two realty-themed spinoffs from the producers of Selling Sunset. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    The Hand of God: Original film. Oscar-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Young Pope) directs this personal story about a boy growing up in Naples, Italy in the tumultuous 1980s. The buzzed-about drama is Italy’s official submission for the 94th Academy Awards and is widely considered a frontrunner for Best International Film. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Shatner in Space: Special presentation. William Shatner's journey to space in Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin spacecraft earlier this fall gets the documentary treatment. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Foodtastic: Complete first season. Keke Palmer hosts this cooking competition that asks highly skilled artists to create extravagant, Disney-themed sculptures made entirely out of food. Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem and NYC’s City Cakes founder/chef Benny Rivera serve as food art experts on the 11-episode series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+


    Elf: When one of Santa's Elves (Will Ferrell) learns he was adopted, he sets off to New York in search of his birth family. Watch trailer. 9:57 AM and 6:21 PM ET on Starz Comedy

    Scrooged: A selfish TV executive (Bill Murray) is visited by a succession of ghosts intent on helping him regain his Christmas spirit. Watch trailer. 12:00 PM ET on AMC

    The Santa Clause: Tim Allen signs on with Team Santa, but he fails to read the fine print before donning the classic red suit. Watch trailer. 1:35 PM ET on Freeform

    Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Jim Carrey plays the misanthropic Grinch, a solitary creature who tries to ruin Christmas by stealing gifts from nearby Whoville, in Ron Howard's 2000 adaptation of Dr. Seuss' beloved book of the same name. Watch trailer. 8:20 PM ET on Freeform

    Visit our Holiday Viewing Guide for a complete listing of where to watch classic holiday specials and movies throughout the month of December.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Young Rock, NBC, Kenan, The Masked Singer, Survivor, Holiday Programming