See what shows, specials are premiering on TV in December

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Black Shelton will be honored at CMT’s Artists of the Year 2015 on Dec. 2 in Nashville.

As fall television shows wind down for the year and take mid-season breaks for the holidays, some shows are actually going against the grain and premiering new seasons, episodes and specials in December.

Full Throttle Saloon” returns with a new season. The show is set at the Full Throttle Saloon, the world’s largest biker bar. Michael Ballard, the saloon’s owner, works with his team to serve the thousands of customers that stop by each night. The new season airs on Destination America at 10 p.m.

The CMT Artists of the Year special returns Dec. 2 to recognize some of the most influential names in country music during 2015. Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt will be honored during the 90-minute live special in Nashville. It will air at 8 p.m. on CMT.

Editor’s Note: The shows included in this list are new seasons, episodes, specials and shows that may be moving to a new day, network or time slot. All times ET/PT unless otherwise indicated.

These are the shows and specials premiering in December:

Dec. 1

  • Fixer Upper (HGTV, 9 p.m.)
  • Full Throttle Saloon (Dest. America, 10 p.m.)
  • Married at First Sight (FYI, 9 p.m.)
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo, 9 p.m.)
  • Vice Special Report: Countdown to Zero (HBO, 9 p.m.)
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Bravo, 10 p.m.)
  • Building Off the Grid: North Pole (DIY, 10 p.m.)

Dec. 2

  • Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC, 8 p.m.)
  • CMT Artists of the Year (CMT, 8 p.m.)
  • Finding My Father (Oxygen, 9 p.m.)
  • Racing Extinction (Discovery, 9 p.m.)
  • Santa’s in the Barn (truTV, 9 p.m.)
  • Top Chef (Bravo, 10 p.m.)
  • Bad Blood (ID, 10 p.m.)
  • The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines (MTV, 10 p.m.)
  • Rev Runs Around the World (Travel, 10 p.m.)

Dec. 3

  • The Wiz Live! (NBC, 8 p.m.)
  • CMA Country Christmas (ABC, 9 p.m.)
  • Flip or Flop (HGTV, 9 p.m.)
  • Food Porn (FYI, 9 p.m.)
  • The Game Awards 2015 (Twitch/PSN/XB, 9 p.m. ET)

Dec. 4

  • Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars (WE, 9 p.m.)
  • Marc Maron: More Later (Epix, 10 p.m.)

Dec. 5

  • The Flight Before Christmas (Lifetime, 8 p.m.)
  • Just in Time for Christmas (Hallmark, 8 p.m.)

Dec. 6

  • Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge (Hallmark, 8 p.m.)
  • Last Chance Christmas (Lifetime, 9 p.m.)
  • Magic Stocking (HMM, 9 p.m.)
  • Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert (CBS, 9 p.m.)
  • Wild Yellowstone (Nat Geo Wild, 9 p.m.)
  • Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters (ABC Family, 9:30 p.m.)

Dec. 7

  • The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC, 8 p.m.)
  • TV’s Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special (FOX, 8 p.m.)
  • U2: iNNOCENE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris (HBO, 9 p.m.)
  • VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly (VH1, 9 p.m.)
  • Telenovela (NBC, 10 p.m.)
  • Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (Adult Swim, Midnight)

Dec. 8

  • Born Again Virgin (TV One, 9 p.m.)
  • Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9 p.m.)
  • The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS, 10 p.m.)
  • Born This Way (A&E, 10 p.m.)
  • #BlackLove (FYI, 10:15 p.m.)

Dec. 9

  • Melting: Last Race to the Pole (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.)
  • Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays (FOX, 9 p.m.)
  • The Illusionists (NBC, 10 p.m.)
  • Rich in Faith (Oxygen, 10 p.m.)

Dec. 10

  • Michael Buble’s Christmas in Hollywood (NBC, 8 p.m.)
  • Daft Punk Unchained (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
  • Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors (NBC, 9 p.m.)
  • Tamar & Vince (WE, 9 p.m.)

Dec. 11

  • 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (The CW, 8 p.m.)
  • Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays (PBS, 9 p.m.)

Dec. 12

  • Becoming Santa (Lifetime, 8 p.m.)
  • On the Twelfth Day of Christmas (Hallmark, 8 p.m.)

Dec. 13

  • White House Christmas 2015 (HGTV, 6 p.m.)
  • Wish Upon a Christmas (Lifetime, 9 p.m.)
  • Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through The Snow (HMM, 9 p.m.)
  • Married by Mom and Dad (TLC, 10 p.m.)
  • Then and Now with Andy Cohen (Bravo, 10 p.m.)

Dec. 14

  • Bloshoi Babylon (HBO, to be determined)
  • Childhood’s End (Syfy, 8 p.m.)
  • Love & Hip Hop: New York (VH1, 8 p.m.)
  • Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists (HBO, 9 p.m.)
  • Adele Live in New York City (NBC, 10 p.m.)
  • The Expanse (Syfy, 10 p.m.)

Dec. 17

  • American Country Countdown’s Top 10 Stories of 2015 (FOX, 8 p.m.)
  • iHeartRadio Jingle Ball (The CW, 8 p.m.)
  • Luther (BBC America, 9 p.m.)

Dec. 18

  • A Home for the Holidays (CBS, 9 p.m.)

Dec. 19

  • A Christmas Melody (Hallmark, 8 p.m.)
  • The Spirit of Christmas (Lifetime, 8 p.m.)

Dec. 20

  • The 64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant (FOX, 7 p.m.)
  • Christmas Land (Hallmark, 8 p.m.)
  • Undercover Boss (CBS, 8 p.m.)

Dec. 29

  • The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (CBS, 9 p.m.)
  • Almost Genius (truTV, 10 p.m.)

Dec. 31

  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 (ABC, 8 p.m.)