Saturday Night Live
Three new December shows kick off tonight with host Robert De Niro. (Paul Rudd holds court next week and Jeff Bridges hosts the Dec. 18 episode.) But first we zero in on De Niro, recognized as one of his generation's finest actors. The two-time Oscar winner (for 1974's The Godfather: Part II and 1980's Raging Bull) who was also nominated four other times will next be seen in Little Fockers, which is slated for release on Dec. 22. Meanwhile, taking the music stage is Diddy-Dirty Money, an electro-hip-hop threesome comprised of Sean "Diddy" Combs, Kalenna Harper and Dawn Richard. The group is poised to drop the CD Last Train to Paris on Dec. 14. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of Giada's Family Christmas, the Big 12 Football Championship, Farewell Mr. Kringle, Losing Lennon — Countdown to Murder, Engineering the Impossible and Invasion of the Christmas Lights 2.