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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s picks for Dec. 6-12

Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

Don’t miss

“Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert”: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – unless you’re celebrating what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Then it becomes a glitzy special with lots of stars performing some of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ top hits. Among them: Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Adam Levine, Usher and Lady Gaga. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS.

Other bets

SUNDAY: Uh oh, what happens when Prancer gets injured and can’t make Santa’s annual flight? You’ll have to watch the new holiday movie “Last Chance for Christmas” to find out. 9 p.m., Lifetime.

SUNDAY: Apparently, the virus that wiped out most human life on “The Last Man on Earth” also wiped out holiday traditions. Now Carol (Kristen Schaal) tries to spread some cheer by arranging a secret Santa gift exchange. 9:30 p.m., Fox.

MONDAY: The holiday throw-down known as “The Great Christmas Light Fight” is back. It’s a reality series that has some Clark Griswold wannabes decorating their homes to the extreme and competing for $50,000, which should be just enough to cover their electric bills. 8 p.m., ABC.

MONDAY: “TV’s Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special” is a long-winded title for a program that counts down the 40 most iconic cartoon stars. Honorees include Mickey Mouse, Bart Simpson, Bugs Bunny, SpongeBob SquarePants and Scooby-Doo. 8 p.m., Fox.

MONDAY: Eva Longoria returns to TV in a special sneak peek of “Telenovela.” She stars as the sizzling hot star of a steamy soap opera filled with sex, scandals and various shenanigans. 10 p.m., NBC.

TUESDAY: You’ve anxiously waited with bated breath to learn the identity of the killer on “Scream Queens.” OK, so you haven’t really, but tonight’s two-hour Season 1 finale promises some answers anyway. 8 p.m., Fox.

WEDNESDAY: “The Illusionists” is a new special that has seven of the most talented illusionists in the world bringing their talents to the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The show includes levitation, mind reading and a water-torture escape. 10 p.m., NBC.

THURSDAY: It’s time to give our props to Buzz and Woody. “Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond” is a special that celebrates the milestone anniversary of the pioneering Pixar film that brought dramatic change to the world of animation. 8 p.m., ABC.

THURSDAY: “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is a new TV movie about the country singer’s upbringing and how her family overcame tragedy. The cast includes Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder and Alyvia Alyn Lind as a young Dolly. 9 p.m., NBC.

FRIDAY: What a long, strange trip it has been on “The Amazing Race.” Now, Season 27 mercifully comes to a close as the final teams eye the finish line on Long Island, N.Y. 8 p.m., CBS.

SATURDAY: Expect a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious viewing experience when Disney’s “Mary Poppins” airs on broadcast television for the first time in 13 years. Our hearts are already beating like a big brass band. 8 p.m., ABC.

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