PTC Picks of the Week

(All Eastern times)

FamilyTV

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Waltons, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP John and Olivia Walton raise their large family in the 1930s and 40s on their mountain farm in Virginia. Their children chase their dreams of writing, music, medicine, and helping others.

Shark Tank, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Top business professionals help entrepreneurs bring their dreams of creating their own businesses to fruition. http://w2.parentstv.org/blog/index.php/2015/03/17/shark-tank-wins-ptc-seal-of-approval/

State Plate, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP American Idol star Taylor Hicks visits all 50 states, tasting and cooking the traditional favorite foods from each state. http://w2.parentstv.org/main/News/Detail.aspx?docID=3343

Blue Bloods, 10:00 p.m. (E astern ) CBS The members of an Irish Catholic family, each of whom works in law enforcement, grapple with crime and ethical issues.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Mary Poppins, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A “practically perfect” nanny and her chimney-sweep friend take children on magical adventures.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CBS In this holiday classic, Rudolph must face the Abominable Snow Monster of the North before leading Santa’s sleigh.

Frosty the Snowman, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) CBS A snowman magically comes to life and takes a young girl to meet Santa Claus, while evading an evil magician.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Columbo, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV A humble and seemingly bumbling detective outwits wealthy, intelligent murderers through dogged determination – and the killers’ arrogance.

The Dick Van Dyke Show Special, 8:00 p.m. (E astern ) CBS This special features colorized rebroadcasts of two of the comedy classic’s episodes.

Frozen , 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Princess Anna helps her sister Elsa deal with her magical power to freeze others, and shows her that she is still loved.

Star Wars Rebels, 10:00 p.m. (E astern ) Disney XD Fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a small band of rebels battle the evil Galactic Empire.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Little House on the Prairie, 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Charles and Caroline Ingalls raise three precocious daughters in rural West of the 1880s.

The Andy Griffith Show, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV A small-town sheriff, his bumbling deputy, and his aunt and young son, learn lessons about life, friendship, and family.

Lab Rats, 8 :30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney XD A trio of bionic teens have adventures while attempting to live life like a normal family .

The Middle, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A lower middle-class Indiana family copes with career and family challenges in their bizarre neighborhood.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Wish for Christmas, 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A shy businesswomanmakes a wish to Santa that she’ll finally have the courage to stand up for herself.

Doc McStuffins, 8 :30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior A little girl has a pretend veterinary clinic for the neighborhood stuffed animals.

Gilmore Girls, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP When your mother is your best friend, life is interesting. That’s how it is for Lorelei and her daughter Rory.

This Is Us, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC A variety of individuals face the difficulties and fears in their lives, experiencing the small triumphs that make life sweet along the way. http://w2.parentstv.org/blog/index.php/2016/09/14/through-good-times-and-bad-this-is-us/

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Wizard of Oz, 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) TNT A young Kansas girl goes “over the rainbow” to the enchanted world of Oz, where she helps others during her quest to return home.

The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CW Dean Cain counts down the Christmas movies that have delighted families for generations.

Cowboy Country TV, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) RFD-TV This documentary series profiles various aspects of life in the modern-day Canadian West, from history to cooking to ranching. http://w2.parentstv.org/main/News/Detail.aspx?docID=3344

Designated Survivor, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Following an attack on the U.S. Capitol, a mild-mannered, low-ranking Cabinet secretary suddenly finds himself President. http://w2.parentstv.org/blog/index.php/2016/09/12/designated-survivor-is-a-substantive-political-drama/

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Nutcracker Christmas, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel When her niece is cast in the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life she left behind

Pitch, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Fox The first woman pitcher in major league baseball confronts the sexism of her teammates, expectations of society, and her own self-doubt. http://w2.parentstv.org/blog/index.php/2016/09/09/baseball-drama-hits-the-right-pitch/

Small Town, Big Deal, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) RFD-TV Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl travel to small towns in America where they highlight attractions and places of interests off the beaten trail of the East and West Coast centric media. Each episode features the hosts visiting two places of interest, including festivals, museums, and historical re-enactments. http://w2.parentstv.org/main/News/Detail.aspx?docID=2999

Mickey Mouse, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Jr. The famed cartoon character teaches lessons and gets into trouble in these classic short features.