Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour
Friday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m., ABC
The veteran foreign correspondent takes viewers on a journey through the lands of the Old Testament. Cameras tag along as she travels to historical and pilgrimage sites associated with the stories of the Bible, from Genesis to the birth of Jesus.
Ron James New Year's Eve Special
Monday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m., CBC
Cape Breton's funniest export rings out the old year -- and, unofficially, kicks off his CBC show's new season -- with his annual New Year's Eve cavalcade of comedy. Linda Kash, Patrick McKenna, Raoul Bhaneja and Lauren Ash contribute to the fun.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m., Global
Global brings back its successful homegrown period-piece drama for a second season, following as the workers at Victory Munitions are forced to face the realities of war when wounded soldiers begin to return home. The new season features guest appearances by Rosie O'Donnell and ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey.