TV picks: Weekend, Dec. 14-16

Damian Lewis stars as Nick Brody on "Homeland."

“Homeland”

DRAMA. What’s most terrifying about this tightly written terrorist thriller isn’t the next potential threat against the United States (nor is it Carrie’s crying) — it’s the idea that the “Homeland” masterminds have led us to believe killing off central character Brody is a real possibility.

Season finale, Sunday, 10 p.m., Showtime

“Winter in Portlandia”

COMEDY. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein offer this half-hour holiday treat as a preview to Season 3 (premiering Jan. 4), which includes a sketch, of course, about how Portland residents deal with depressing Pacific Northwest winters.

Friday, 10:30 p.m., IFC

“Royal Pains Off-Season Greetings”

COMEDY. Evan and Paige get married in the winter wonderland that is the Hamptons — or they try to, at least.

Sunday, 9 p.m., USA

“VH1 Divas”

SPECIAL. Adam Lambert hosts this tribute to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer with the support of a few other Divas — Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and Ciara included.

Sunday, 9 p.m., VH1

“Survivor”

REALITY. Malcolm Freberg, Michael Skupin, Denise Stapley and Lisa Whelchel — yes, Blair from “The Facts of Life” — face off in the live finale that names the competition’s new millionaire.

Season finale, Sunday, 8 p.m., CBS


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