A Country Christmas Story (8pm, Lifetime) - An Appalachian mountain girl pursues her dream of becoming a country singer, despite her mother’s wishes to the contrary. She is reunited with her musician father ( Brian McKnight) when she enters a singing competition hosted by Dolly Parton at Dollywood.
Snow Bride (8pm, Hallmark) - A reporter meets the son of a celebrated political family and agrees to p ode as his girlfriend at Christmastime, but problems arise when she must decide whether to betray the family’s trust to save her job or take a chance on real love.
Beast of the Bering Sea (9pm, Syfy) - Two siblings hunting for gold get more than they bargained for when they strike an underwater cave that’s occupied by sea vampires. Sea. Vampires.
Miss Universe (9pm, NBC) - Global beauties compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories in the 62nd annual gala, this time coming from Crocus City Hall in Moscow.
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Pit Bulls and Paroles (10pm, Animal Planet) - Tia helps a San Diego family with a special needs teen adopt a dog, and later wonders if two pit bulls can share a home with a 75-pound tortoise. Meanwhile, Tania is tasked with saving 10 dogs dying of starvation and with rescuing a possibly pregnant pit bull from a trailer park.
Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - A repeat of the Miley Cyrus episode, which wasn’t bad.
Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Emeli Sande spotlights selections from her 2012 “Our Version of Events” album, and Michael Kiwanuka sings songs from his 2012 “Home Again” album.