Having a ball
I’m not a big fan of colorizing classic films, but maybe the restoration of old “I Love Lucy” episodes will attract a new generation to one of TV’s most influential sitcoms. The latest effort, “I Love Lucy Christmas Special,” features a 1955 installment in which our heroine tries to descend a staircase in an enormous feathered headdress, and a 1956 holiday episode flashing back to the birth of Little Ricky.
7 p.m. Fri., WCCO, Ch. 4
Alicia Keys can still pass for new talent, but she’s the seen-it-all veteran in the latest episode of “CMT Crossroads.” The concert pairs the acclaimed singer with Maren Morris, recently named CMA’s new artist of the year. The duets dip into Keys’ catalog (“If I Ain’t Got You”) and Morris’ (“My Church”).
9 p.m. Fri., CMT
The sound of infamy
“The Lost Tapes: Pearl Harbor” commemorates the 75th anniversary of the event that triggered U.S. involvement in World War II and serves as a reminder of how radio was a more measured medium than TV when it came to covering tragedies. Presented without a narrator, the special is the first in an occasional series that will also document coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the Patty Hearst kidnapping.
8 p.m. Sun., Smithsonian Channel
Always be my baby
Mariah Carey is, without question, one of the most successful artists in pop history. She’s also a hot mess. Expect both aspects to get screen time in “Mariah’s World,” an eight-part series that takes you behind the scenes on her world tour and preparations for her wedding, which was subsequently scrubbed. It’s unclear how much of the breakup with James Packer was captured on film, but E! rarely misses an opportunity to jump into tabloid dirt.
8 p.m. Sun., E!Neal Justin