Teams would play partially for charity, with the winning team and its charity getting a big prize and the charities of the losing teams getting a smaller donation. 'Tis the season, after all.
• "Project Reindeer Runway" and "Santa Chef Showdown" are thematic talent competitions. Fashion challenges in "Runway" would be ugly Christmas sweaters, Christmas shoes, pet holiday outfits and angel costumes. "Showdown" would feature chefs in full Santa costume working with a key ingredient each week, like eggnog, candy canes, sugarplums, fruitcake and maybe even some Schweddy Balls.
(Speaking of Mr. Schweddy, see him and the "Delicious Dish" gals again when NBC repeats "SNL Christmas" at 8 p.m. Friday.)
With all the terrible reality shows on the air that have inexplicably found audiences, I think these could gain some traction as seasonal shows. I'd like my payments via giant novelty check, please.
Series premieres: "Sin City Rules," 10 p.m. Sunday, TLC (powerful Las Vegas women); "Bamazon," 10 p.m. Sunday, History (Alabama construction workers search for Amazon gold); "Amish Mafia," 9 p.m. Wednesday, Discovery (protectors of the community in Lancaster, Pa.); "Storage Wars New York," 10 p.m. Tuesday, A&E (bargain-hunting spin-off).
Season finales: "Amazing Race," 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS; "Basketball Wives LA," 8 p.m. Monday, VH1; "My Shopping Addiction," 11 p.m. Monday, Oxygen; "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," 10 p.m. Tuesday, Lifetime; "LOLwork," 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo.
Specials: "Mario and Courtney's Wedding Fiesta," 8 p.m. Saturday, TLC (Mario Lopez's wedding); "Most Stylin' Stars of the Year," 8 p.m. Sunday, MTV; "Syfy's 20th Anniversary Special," 9 p.m. Saturday, Syfy; "Barbara Walters Presents: The Most Fascinating People of 2012," 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC (includes Ben Affleck, Gabby Douglas and Honey Boo Boo); "12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, AMC (with Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys and more).
Awards specials: "VGN Ten," 9 p.m. Friday, Spike (2012 Video Game Awards); "The American Giving Awards," 8 p.m. Saturday, NBC (honoring charities, hosted by Joel McHale); "CMT Artists of the Year," 10 p.m. Saturday, CMT; "American Country Awards," 8 p.m. Monday, Fox.
Christmas specials: "Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby," 7:30 p.m. Sunday, PBS; "The National Christmas Tree Lighting," 8 p.m., and "B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert," 9 p.m. Sunday, PBS2; "Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays," 10 p.m. Monday, NBC.
Of note: "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes and star Kerry Washington on "Oprah's Next Chapter," 9 p.m. Sunday, OWN.
Movie of note: "Casablanca," 8 p.m. Thursday, TCM.
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