Music on TV this week: 'Austin City Limits' honors Buddy Guy, Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett; holiday encores

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'Austin City Limits' Hall of Fame inductees 2019
Austin City Limits celebrates its newest class of Hall of Fame inductees: blues great Buddy Guy, and acclaimed singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett, with a special broadcast featuring performances and collaborations from the Austin City Limits 6th Annual Hall of Fame Honors. (Gary Miller)

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This week's schedule


The big highlight this week comes as the week draws to a close, when, starting Saturday, the PBS series Austin City Limits celebrates its newest class of Hall of Fame inductees: blues great Buddy Guy, and acclaimed singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett, with a special broadcast featuring performances and collaborations from the Austin City Limits 6th Annual Hall of Fame Honors. Guest performers include Jackson Browne, Sarah Jarosz, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Willis Alan Ramsey, Edie Brickell and Sean Penn. The emcee for the program is Robert Earl Keen.

Otherwise, with the holidays in full swing, most shows are on hiatus. Look for encore broadcasts of performances by Gary Clark Jr., Bloc Party, The Black Keys and CHVRCHES and a bunch of various reruns featuring Kacey Musgraves. Also this week, NBC rebroadcasts a couple of semi-autobiographical music-related specials from Dolly Parton.

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

Monday, December 23

Idina Menzel, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)

The Weeknd, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from Dec. 5 (CBS)

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra feat. Sharon Van Etten, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Nov. 14 (ABC)

Kacey Musgraves, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Dec. 5 (CBS) | Review and photos: Kacey Musgraves does it all at the Palace Theatre, Feb. 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 24


Brett Eldredge, Today (NBC)

Allen Stone, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Dec. 9 (ABC) | Allen Stone, "Brown Eyed Lover", Song of the Day, Dec. 2, 2019

Wednesday, December 25


Katy Perry, The Ellen DeGeneres Show; note: rerun from Sept. 18 (network varies; check your local listings)

The Black Keys, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Nov. 18 (ABC) | The Top 25 Black Keys Songs as voted by you; Sept. 28, 2019

Noah Cyrus and Leon Bridges, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Nov. 25 (NBC)

CHVRCHES, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Nov. 7 (CBS) | Watch CHVRCHES in concert at the Palace Theatre, 2018

Thursday, December 26


Lil Nas X, The Ellen DeGeneres Show; note: rerun from Sept. 23 (network varies; check your local listings)

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors; originally aired 2015 (NBC)

Kacey Musgraves, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Nov. 20 (NBC) | Listen to Looch: Talking about Kacey Musgraves, Feb. 5, 2019

https://youtu.be/OuKqt27A0cs

Ozuna, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Dec. 2 (ABC)

Miranda Lambert, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Oct. 31 (NBC)

Friday, December 27


Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love; originally aired 2016 (NBC)

Gary Clark Jr., The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Dec. 11 (NBC) | performance in the Forum at MPR, 2013

Finneas, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Dec. 11 (ABC)

Bloc Party, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Nov. 27 (CBS) | in studio at The Current, 2012

Saturday, December 28


Jesse Malin and Lucinda Williams, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS)

King Princess, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from Nov. 23 (NBC)

Buddy Guy, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett: ACL 6th Annual Hall of Fame Honors, Austin City Limits (PBS)


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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15 Photos

  • Idina Menzel performing in New York
    Idina Menzel performs onstage at the 87th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on December 04, 2019 in New York City. (Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
  • Kacey Musgraves performing on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    Kacey Musgraves and James Corden perform 'Soundtrack to a Christmas Love Story,' teling the tale of a Christmas love story across nine different sets, singing 14 holiday tunes, all in one take, on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Jeff Goldblum at the piano
    Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra's album, 'I Shouldn't Be Telling You This,' released November 1, 2019, on Decca Records. (Sela Shiloni)
  • Allen Stone performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    Allen Stone performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • The Black Keys perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    The Black Keys performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • CHVRCHES performing on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Thursday, November 7, 2019, with musical guests CHVRCHES. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Lil Nas X
    Lil Nas X performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Scott Roth | Invision | AP)
  • Kacey Musgraves performs 'Glittery' on 'The Tonight Show'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1160 -- Pictured: Musical guest Kacey Musgraves performs her new holiday song, 'Glittery,' for the Tonight Show audience on November 20, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Gary Clark Jr performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1174 -- Pictured: Musical guest Gary Clark Jr. performs with The Roots on December 11, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Finneas performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Wednesday, December 11, included musical guest Finneas. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Bloc Party performing on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Thursday, November 21, 2019, with musical guests Bloc Party. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Jesse Malin and Lucinda Williams on CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions
    Veteran singer-songwriters Jesse Malin and Lucinda Williams have always had a mutual admiration. The artists decided to collaborate on Malin's latest album 'Sunset Kids'; Williams co-produced the album, and co-wrote and sings on some of the tracks. The two performed on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions, airing Dec 28, 2019. (CBS News)
  • King Princess performs on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Will Ferrell" Episode 1774 -- Pictured: Musical guest King Princess performs "1950" on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • 'Austin City Limits' Hall of Fame inductees 2019
    Austin City Limits celebrates its newest class of Hall of Fame inductees: blues great Buddy Guy, and acclaimed singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett, with a special broadcast featuring performances and collaborations from the Austin City Limits 6th Annual Hall of Fame Honors. (Gary Miller)
  • 'Austin City Limits' Hall of Fame inductees 2019
    Austin City Limits celebrates its newest class of Hall of Fame inductees: blues great Buddy Guy, and acclaimed singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett, with a special broadcast featuring performances and collaborations from the Austin City Limits 6th Annual Hall of Fame Honors. (Scott Newton)