Music on TV this week: Lizzo on 'SNL'; Chance the Rapper; Tyler Childers; Yola; White Reaper

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Lizzo on 'Saturday Night Live'
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Eddie Murphy" Episode 1777 -- Pictured: Musical guest Lizzo performs on Saturday, December 21, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. We'll also post videos of performances as the week progresses.

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This week's schedule


The big headline of the week: Lizzo on Saturday Night Live. The superstar will be the musical guest on this week's new episode featuring host Eddie Murphy.

Elsewhere, look for a big Monday as Chance the Rapper and Tyler Childers appear on CBS and NBC, respectively. Later in the week, watch for a performances by British singer-songwriter Yola (Wednesday) and by Louisville, Ky., rock band White Reaper (Thursday).

Also happening: PBS music mainstay Austin City Limits mines another gem from its archive with the re-airing of a 1979 episode featuring Tom Waits. Watch for that to begin airing on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Here's the complete rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, December 16


Brett Eldredge, Today (NBC)

Lea Michele, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Idina Menzel, The Late Show with Steven Colbert (CBS)

Chance the Rapper, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | Chance the Rapper guest-hosted 'The Late Late Show' Monday night — and he was awesome, Dec. 16

Tyler Childers, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | in studio at The Current, Nov. 10

Tuesday, December 17


Philadelphia Boys Choir; Ingrid Michaelson and Jason Mraz, Today (NBC)

Liam Payne, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Wednesday, December 18


Liam Payne, Today (NBC)

Harry Styles, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Album review: Harry Styles (self-titled), by Jim McGuinn, 2017

Yola, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Watch Yola perform at The Current's day party in Austin, Texas, March 2019

James Blake, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Thursday, December 19

NYC Childrens Choir, Today (NBC)

White Reaper, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | in studio at The Current, Oct. 12

Sharon Van Etten and Norah Jones, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Sharon Van Etten performs a Microshow at the Warming House in Minneapolis, March 18

Dua Lipa, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Ana Gasteyer (musical performance), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Friday, December 20


Detroit Youth Choir; Maddie & Tae, Today (NBC)

Dua Lipa, Good Morning America (ABC)

Saturday, December 21


Tyler Childers, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS)

Lizzo, Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Lizzo - feature collection from The Current

Tom Waits, Austin City Limits; note: originally aired 1979 (PBS) | The top 25 Tom Waits songs (as voted by you), Dec. 7, 2019


Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS
CBS Sunday Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

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