TV picks: Wednesday, Dec. 19
REALITY. Tune in for young cheerleaders giving
their all to a sport some of them aren’t even sure they really enjoy
very much, stay for the moms who, living vicariously through their
daughters, insist that they do.
Series premiere, 10 p.m., TLC
Miss Universe Pageant
SPECIAL. You can tune in for the swimsuit competition; we’ll be watching host Andy Cohen scout new talent for Bravo reality shows.
8 p.m., NBC
“The X Factor”
REALITY. The finalists have one more shot to impress viewers at home before their dreams of One Direction-like success come to fruition — or are completely shattered — when the winner is announced tomorrow night.
8 p.m., Fox
“A Home for the Holidays with Rascal Flatts”
SPECIAL. The annual special that spotlights adoption stories is this year hosted by Rascal Flatts, with performances by Phillip Phillips, Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty and more.
8 p.m., CBS
“WWE Tribute to the Troops”
SPECIAL. Wrestlers put their differences — and folding chairs — aside to entertain the troops.
9 p.m., USA