Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live
11:29/10:29c NBC
It's a Paul call when the shticks-and-skits show delivers the second of three live December episodes. (Jeff Bridges hosts next week.) It's the story of two Pauls tonight when comic actor Paul Rudd, star of the forthcoming film How Do You Know with Jack Nicholson and Reese Witherspoon, teams up with the SNL players to host a roast of the day's topical happenings. Meanwhile, rock icon and former Beatle Paul McCartney is in the wings and takes flight on the Studio 8H music stage in the wake of the deluxe reissue of McCartney and Wings' celebrated 1973 album, Band on the Run. — Dean Maurer

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College Football
2:30/1:30c CBS
Things are looking up on the gridiron for the military academies. For the first time since 1996, Army, Navy and Air Force are all bowl eligible coming into this game. The Midshipmen have been mopping the decks with the Black Knights of late, winning eight in a row without allowing a touchdown in the last three meetings. There's little doubt that Army has improved, boasting the nation's 10th-ranked rushing attack; but the Middies are ranked third in rushing, and are looking for their second straight 10-win season. — Dave Roeder

Frosty the Snowman
8/7c CBS
The joyous holiday perennial — originally telecast in 1969 — about a jolly, happy snowman with "a corncob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal" returns to spread Christmas cheer. Much of the fun is provided by Jimmy Durante's great narration and Jackie Vernon's perfect voicing of Frosty. The delightful half hour is followed by the sequel, Frosty Returns, narrated by Jonathan Winters. — Tim Holland

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Heisman Trophy Presentation
8/7c ESPN
For the first time since 2006, Tim Tebow will not be present in New York City as the Downtown Athletic Club hands out college football's most prestigious trophy. Instead, the spotlight is squarely on Auburn's Cam Newton, a former teammate of Tebow's at Florida and a dual-threat quarterback with similar stats (28 TDs passing, 20 TDs rushing) to the three-time finalist and 2007 Heisman winner. A distracting pay-for-play scandal involving his father has drawn negative attention to Newton (though the NCAA cleared the player of wrongdoing), but the star of the top-ranked Tigers remains a dominant favorite in the voting, despite the fine seasons compiled by fellow finalists LaMichael James (Oregon), Andrew Luck (Stanford) and Kellen Moore (Boise State). — Roger Leister

An Old-Fashioned Christmas
8/7c Hallmark
Jacqueline Bisset returns for this sequel to 2008's An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving as the refined Isabella Crawford. This time around, Isabella escorts her granddaughter (played by Catherine Steadman) to Ireland, where they plan spend Christmas with an old friend and earl. Upon their arrival, they are surprised to learn the earl's fortune has dwindled, and they are soon caught up in a scheme by the earl's wife to restore the family's fortune. — Brie Hearn

Lombardi
8/7c HBO
Although Vince Lombardi is known for saying "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing," there's much more to the Hall of Fame NFL coach than a single, über-competitive maxim. This 2010 profile, another in a long line of terrific HBO Sports documentaries, chronicles Lombardi's rise from working-class Brooklyn roots to football royalty as the driven, principled leader of a Green Bay Packers franchise whose dominance in the 1960s culminated in victories in the first two Super Bowls. — Joe Friedrich

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Taliban
8/7c CNN
"It's very important that people know who we're fighting," Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal says at the top of this insightful look at a band of Taliban fighters. Accented by an incisive Anderson Cooper interview of Refsdal, the documentary captures both the mundane (a rock-throwing contest) and the disturbing (an attack on a U.S. convoy). Of the latter, Refsdal — who was held hostage for six days — dryly observes of the fighters that "they're not afraid of dying, but they're not very accurate" when it comes to firing their weapons. — Jeff Gemmill