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.
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.