• Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Cookalong, BBC Lifestyle, 16.30

Chef Gordon Ramsay takes on the challenge of leading a nation through the preparation of a sumptuous Christmas feast. With cameras in the kitchens of volunteer families across the UK, he attempts to co-ordinate an extraordinary culinary feat. With the ingredients published in advance, the volunteers should be well prepared, but will it all come together under the pressure of the ticking clock?

• Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23, Vuzu, 19.00

June begrudgingly lets Chloe set her up on a date. James teaches an acting class in which he can’t escape his Dawson persona.

• Featuring… Chris Brown, Channel O, 20.30

There’s no better time to catch up with Chris Brown’s music than a day before he begins the South African leg of his Carpe Diem World Tour. His self-titled debut album went double platinum, he has earned two Grammy nominations and collaborated with a slate of R&B, pop and hip hop heavyweights including Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes, David Guetta and Big Sean.

• Mayan Apocalypse, National Geographic, 22.00

Paul Merton travels to America to explore how the phenomenon now better known as 2012 has swept across the internet, with hundreds of websites featuring frightening predictions – all envisaging a different take on the impending world cataclysm.