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December 16, 2023 TV and Streaming Schedule: The Complete List

The following is a complete list of every new TV and streaming episode, special, movie, and more airing on December 16, 2023. New streaming titles are listed first, followed by an hour-by-hour network TV and cable schedule, and ending with the day’s sports schedule. For sports and most other live programming, make sure to adjust the time to your time zone (times listed are Eastern/Central). Series and season premieres are in bold. For all TV and streaming listings posts from this year, see our 2023 Daily TV and Streaming Schedules Archive post.

December 16, 2023 Streaming Premieres

  • Love Island: Australia (Hulu)
  • Maestra: Strings of Truth (Hulu, 9/8 AM)
  • My Demon (Netflix, 8/7 AM)
  • Planet Earth III (AMC+, 8/7 PM)
  • Welcome to Samdal-ri (Netflix, 8:30/7:30 AM)

December 16, 2023 Network TV and Cable Premieres

6/5 AM:

  • Live to Farm (Discovery Channel)

6:30/5:30 AM:

  • The AnglersChannel Bass Wrap Up (Discovery Channel)

7/6 AM:

  • Alone: UK (History Channel, Series Premiere/6 Back-to-Back New Episodes)
  • Major League Fishing (Discovery Channel)

8/7 AM:

  • Alone: UK (History Channel)
  • Hanni and the Wild Woods (Discovery Family Channel, Back-to-Back New Episodes)

8:15/7:15 AM:

  • Hanni and the Wild Woods (Discovery Family Channel)

9/8 AM:

  • Alone: UK (History Channel)
  • The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe (Cartoon Network, Back-to-Back New Episodes)
  • Sam’s Garage (MotorTrend)

9:15/8:15 AM:

  • The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe (Cartoon Network)

9:30/8:30 PM:

  • Caffeine & Octane (MotorTrend)

10/9 AM:

  • Alone: UK (History Channel)
  • Bakugan (Disney XD)
  • The Pioneer Woman (Food Network, Season 35 Finale)

11/10 AM:

  • Alone: UK (History Channel)
  • Zombie House Flipping (A&E)

Noon/11 AM:

  • Alone: UK (History Channel, Season 1 Finale)
  • Guy’s Ranch Kitchen (Food Network)
  • Lakefront Luxury (A&E, Back-to-Back New Episodes)

12:30 PM/11:30 AM:

  • Lakefront Luxury (A&E)

1 PM/Noon:

  • Happy to Be Home with the Benkos (Magnolia Network, Season 2 Premiere)

2/1 PM:

  • Design Goals: Colorful Midcentury Upgrade (Magnolia Network, Special)

2:30/1:30 PM:

  • Room to Inspire: Lived In & Loved (Magnolia Network, Special)

7/6 PM:

  • Christmas with a View (UP, Original Movie Premiere)
  • Jack Taylor (Ovation, Series Premiere)

7:30/6:30 PM:

  • Luminare Christmas! (AXS TV, Special)

8/7 PM:

  • AEW: Collision (TNT)
  • Designing Christmas with You (GAF, Original Movie Premiere)
  • The Holiday Proposal Plan (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • Love & Marriage: Huntsville (OWN)
  • On Patrol: First Shift (Reelz)
  • Planet Earth III (BBC America/AMC+)
  • Prosecuting Evil with Kelly Siegler (Oxygen)
  • Sealed with a List (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)

9/8 PM:

  • The Christmas Detective (OWN, Original Movie Premiere)
  • Fatal Family Feuds (Oxygen)
  • Heartland Docs, DVM (Nat Geo Wild)
  • Legends of the Fork (A&E, Back-to-Back New Episodes)
  • On Patrol: Live (Reelz)

9:30/8:30 PM:

  • Legends of the Fork (A&E)

10/9 PM:

  • 48 Hours (CBS)
  • Buddy Valastro’s Cake Dynasty (A&E)
  • A Christmas Intern (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! (HBO, Stand-Up Comedy Special Premiere)
  • Lethal Love Triangle (ID, One-Hour Special)

11:30/10:30 PM:

  • Saturday Night Live: Kate McKinnon/Billie Eilish (NBC)

Today’s Sports Schedule


  • 6/5 PM: Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks (NBA League Pass/Bally Sports WI/Bally Sports DET)
  • 7/6 PM: Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets (NBA League Pass/Bally Sports SE-CHA/NBCSP+)
  • 7:30/6:30 PM: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA TV/Bally Sports Ohio/Bally Sports SE-ATL)
  • 8/7 PM: Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (NBA League Pass/Bally Sports Sun/NBC Sports Chicago)
  • 8/7 PM: Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA League Pass/Bally Sports North/Bally Sports Indiana)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Brooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors (NBA League Pass/NBC Sports Bay Area/YES)
  • 9/8 PM: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers (NBA League Pass/ROOT Sports Plus/Bally Sports SW-DAL)
  • 9/8 PM: Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets (NBA League Pass/Altitude/Bally Sports OK)
  • 10/9 PM: Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings (NBA TV/NBCSCA/KJZZ)
  • 10:30/9:30 PM: New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers (NBA League Pass/Bally Sports SoCal/MSG)

NCAA Football Bowl Games

  • 11/10 AM: Myrtle Beach Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Ohio (ESPN)
  • Noon/11 AM: Celebration Bowl: Florida A&M vs. Howard (ABC)
  • 1 PM/Noon: DII National Championship: Colorado School of Mines vs. Harding (ESPNU)
  • 2:15/1:15 PM: New Orleans Bowl: Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana (ESPN)
  • 3:30/2:30 PM: Cure Bowl: Miami (Ohio) vs. Appalachian State (ABC)
  • 4:30/3:30 PM: FCS Semifinals: North Dakota State at Montana (ESPN2)
  • 5:45/4:45 PM: New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State vs. New Mexico State (ESPN)
  • 7:30/6:30 PM: LA Bowl: UCLA vs. Boise State (ABC)
  • 9:15/8:15 PM: Independence Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Cal (ESPN)

NFL Week 15

  • 1 PM/Noon: Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Network)
  • 4:30/3:30 PM: Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts (NFL Network)
  • 8:15/7:15 PM: Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions (NFL Network)


  • 2/1 PM: Vancouver Canucks at Minnesota Wild (NHL Network/BSN/BSWI)
  • 7/6 PM: Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets (ALT2)
  • 7/6 PM: Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSP/BSDETX)
  • 7/6 PM: New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets (BSOH/MSGSN)
  • 7/6 PM: New York Islanders at Montreal Canadiens (MSGSN2)
  • 7/6 PM: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins (MSG/NESN)
  • 7/6 PM: Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs (SN-PIT)
  • 8/7 PM: Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues (TXA 21/BSMW)
  • 8/7 PM: Washington Capitals at Nashville Predators (NHL Network/BSSO/MNMT)
  • 9/8 PM: Buffalo Sabres at Arizona Coyotes (MSG-B/Scripps)
  • 10/9 PM: Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers (BSFL)
  • 10/9 PM: Los Angeles Kings at Seattle Kraken (KCAL/ROOT-NW)
  • 10/9 PM: Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames (BSSUN)