In the news:
Sunday TV Picks: ‘Survivor: Philippines’ on CBS
Tonight in Prime Time
The 25th edition of this reality competition has been an interesting one, with three competitors from previous seasons returning, a former TV star (“The Facts of Life’s” Lisa Whelchel) in the mix, and the emergence of a new villain (Abi-Maria Gomes). Who will win? I’m rooting for therapist Denise Stapley. Two-hour season finale, 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Sunday
“NFL Football,” 1 p.m. (Fox): Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks (Live).
“The National Christmas tree Lighting,” 7 p.m. (KCTS): A holiday concert culminates with the lighting of the national Christmas tree in President’s Park in Washington, D.C.
“A Night at the Movies,” 8 p.m. (TCM): Exploring iconic holiday films including “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”
“The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Chris Harrison officiates the wedding of Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum; performances by Lisa Donnelly and Matt White; sneak peek of “The Bachelor.’’
“Royal Pains,” 9 p.m. (USA): The long-planned nuptials of Evan and Paige are finally here but along with this anticipated event comes secrets from the past that are finally revealed and flashbacks.
“VH1 Divas 2012,” 9 p.m. (VH1): Paying homage to the greatest divas of dance music with current and classic dance hits; performers include Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks.
The New York Times