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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Kelsey Grammer’s Back

Kelsey Grammer’s back on TV. The ex-Fraser star tried another crack at a sitcom a few years back, but it went horribly, and barely made it to November sweeps. Perhaps he’s deciding his time with sitcoms had come and gone, as tonight he debuts in a Starz drama about Chicago politics. Catch up on your other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live with Regis and Kelly. Josh Groban is guest cohost, and Orlando Bloom and Ginnifer Goodwin are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Independence Day. Will Smith seemed to really come into his own with this movie. He plays a fighter pilot who has the responsibility of saving the world heaped on him. 12:00 PM CT OMax

3. Encino Man. If you can forget that Pauly Shore is in this movie, it’s actually a fun flick. Brendan Fraser and Sean Astin also star in this movie of two high school kids that uncover and thaw out a caveman, then try introduce him to their lifestyle. 2:00 PM CT Cinemax

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Marcia Cross and Lauren Alaina. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. A Gifted Man. Michael could lose his practice over saving a patient, and a neuropsychiatrist makes a diagnosis using body language. 7:00 PM CT CBS

6. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. A man who quit his job to care for his adult s on who is paralyzed gets a home built for them by Ty and the team. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. Nikita. Michael wants to help a woman he once seduced for an assignment who is no in danger. Amanda convinces Alex to help out on a mission, and Sean begins to doubt the motives of the Division. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. Kitchen Nightmares. Chef Ramsay returns to restaurants he previously helped to check on their progress. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. Oprah’s Lifeclass. A flash mob dance inspiration, a Christmas Kindness trip to South Africa, Stevie Wonder, and Tom Cruise. 7:00 PM CT OWN

10. College Football. West Virginia at Syracuse. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

11. College Football. Rutgers at Louisville. 7:00 PM CT ESPN2

12. CSI: NY. A basketball prodigy’s career hopes could be dashed when his recently paroled brother is accused of murder. 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. Dateline NBC. The deaths of three people during a self-help retreat. 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Supernatural. Sam and Dean meet a witch with a philandering husband whose anger over the matter has meant an untimely end for the others. 8:00 PM CT CW

15. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. “A Mother’s Payne” and “Up From the Ashes” 8:00 PM CT TBS

16. Ghost Adventures. A lockdown at the Lizzie Borden House brings two members heightened emotions. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

17. Blue Bloods. Danny trues to juggle an investigation with a romantic weekend with Linda, and Jamie infiltrates a crime family while undercover. 9:00 PM CT CBS

18. 20/20. Stephanie Madoff Mack, and Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are the focus tonight. 9:00 PM CT ABC

19. Sanctuary. Helen and Will are strolling along together through a marketplace seeking information, but it will definitely come at a price. The man feeding them the details they’re paying for assures them that the man they’re seeking will show up soon, and that he comes every day to buy a particular fish. As they start to follow their man they realized there’s a group they believe might be black market traffickers and are posing as competition. Will and Magnus start to lose their target and have to find a way to keep up. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

20. Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best. In the first half hour, tears of joy from a father, a loud brother, and an opinionated friend. In the second half hour, brides with outrageous requests. 9:00 PM CT TLC

21. My Extreme Animal Phobia. Animal phobias, including pit bulls, snakes, and spiders. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. The Dead Files. Amy and Steve help a New Orleans family whose home brings visions and unexplainable events. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

23. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Thomas Friedman, Rachel Maddow, Andrew Sullivan, Lisa Jackson, and Touré. 9:00 PM CT HBO

24. Strike Back. Section 20 tracks Latif’s suicide bombers to Budapest, where their target could be international leaders at a security summit, or even themselves. Latif’s multi-faceted plan has Scott and Stonebridge rushing to neutralize the bombers, save one of their own and prevent the rest of his diabolical scheme. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

25. BOSS. Series Premiere. Kelsey Grammer stars as the mayor of Chicago who resolves to get the job done regardless, and throughout this, he suffers a degenerative brain disorder that calls his memories into question. 9:00 PM CT Starz

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