1) “The Moodys,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., Fox. This has been a surprise – a three-hour Christmas tale with subtle layers of comedy, drama and character depth. On Wednesday, Fox reran the first two hours; here’s the rest: It’s been hectic for everyone. Dan (Francois Arnaud of “Midnight, Texas”) broke up with his girlfriend — twice and fell for his friend’s girlfriend (Maria Gabriela de Faria, shown here with him) … his sister cheated on her husband … his brother’s scheme (sending the ashes of a deceased via fireworks) has sputtered. Now their dad has a key job at Mass and invites a homeless couple for dinner. Chaos ensues.
2) Bowl games, 4 and 8 p.m. ET, ESPN. After a one-day break, the bowls are back. There are two today, then nine (including the national championship semi-finals) o Friday and Saturday. Today starts in Shreveport, La., with Miami and Louisiana Tech. Then it’s Detroit – don’t worry, this will be indoors – for Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan.
3) “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” 8 p.m., ABC. Well. it’s not really that happy for Charlie. The little red-haired girl didn’t respond to his invitation … he’s bringing Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” hoping to finish it at the party … and he still has 1,131 pages to go. Also, there’s a snowstorm.
4) “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” 9 and 10 p.m., ABC. They didn’t say “Christmas Edition,” you know. That lets the show slide just beyond the next holiday. Today, contestants do pastry and cookies; on Jan. 2, we get the semi-finals and finals.
5) “Mom,” 9:01 p.m., CBS. This terrific show has had some of its funniest scenes when Bonnie is in a therapy session. There have been four so far; here’s a rerun of the first, pitting two superb actors. Rainn Wilson has three Emmy nominations; Allison Janney has 13 of them, with seven wins.