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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Amazing Race and X-Factor

That’s right. Both The Amazing Race and X-Factor are on tonight. What’s a reality TV fan to do? If you’re a football fan, it gets even worse. The Minnesota Vikings are taking on the Chicago Bears tonight. As a Chicago football fan and reality TV fan, I have a lot of TV-watching to do tonight! Catch up on your other favorite shows and head to TV-Links.

1. Forrest Gump. I wonder if what makes this movie so entertaining and endearing is the chance that maybe we all wish for a simple life like Forrest’s. Despite his difficult beginnings, it seemed like stuff was always simple for him … like a box of chocolates. 11:30 AM CT TBS

2. NFL Football. Buffalo Bills at New York Giants. 12:00 PM CT CBS

3. NFL Football. St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers. 12:00 PM CT Fox

4. IndyCar Racing. World Championships at Las Vegas from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 2:30 PM CT ABC

5. NFL Football. Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots. 3:00 PM CT Fox

6. Dow Tour Championships. Part Two from Las Vegas. 3:00 PM CT NBC

7. What Happens in Vegas. Two strangers get married in Vegas, and the next morning realize soberly their mistake, only to win the jackpot the next morning. Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz star. 5:00 PM CT FX

8. 60 Minutes.An interview with Gen. John Allen discussion Afghanistan, and a report on the life of Vincent van Gogh. 6:00 PM CT CBS

9. America’s Funniest Home Videos.Clips include a mom cheering for the wrong girl at a swim meet, a man wrestling with a giant fish, and misbehaving cats. 6:00 PM CT ABC

10. The Amazing Race. A difficult underwater challenge, and a climbing challenge that gives one team a big advantage. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The family of a girl with dwarfism gets help with the building of a new home, and reality TV’s Jen Arnold, Bill Klein, and Matthew Roloff pay a visit. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. X-Factor. Performances from the judges’ homes continue. 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind. A look inside Tyler Perry’s life 7:00 PM CT OWN

14. Tough Love: Miami. Conveying feelings using body language. 7:00 PM CT VH1

15. MLB Baseball. National League Championship Series between St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. 7:05 PM CT TBS

16. NFL Football. Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears. 7:15 PM CT NBC

17. The Good Wife. Alicia take a client pro bono who started out as a witness, then became the prime suspect. Diane and Will consider the firm’s future. 8:00 PM CT CBS

18. Desperate Housewives. Gab wants to exact revenge on a parent volunteer from Juanita’s school, Bree finds something out about her daughter’s business, Lynette believes Tom has begun dating, and Susan tries to ease her guilt by taking an art class. 8:00 PM CT ABC

19. Sister Wives. Kody and his wives go back home as open polygamists, and Robyn and Kody announce the baby’s name. 8:00 PM CT TLC

20. Ask Oprah’s All Stars. A checklist for living the best life possible, and an update on the 52-year-old virgin. 8:00 PM CT OWN

21. Bridezillas. Kera has a wild night out on the town, and Tifani puts up a fight about trying on her dress. 8:00 PM CT WE

22. Brothers on Call. features sibling contractors Terry and Jon Wittmaack and follows their Ridgewood, N.J., based family-owned remodeling company as they show viewers what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of construction. 8:00 PM CT DIY

23. The Walking Dead. This season will continue to tell the story of a group of survivors fighting for their lives after a zombie apocalypse. 8:00 PM CT AMC

24. Boardwalk Empire. At a birthday party for Mayor Bader, Nucky’s attorney has a legal brainstorm that could turn the tide in Nucky’s election-rigging case. Facing a local liquor surplus, Jimmy and Mickey head to Philadelphia in search of buyers, while Nucky strikes an unlikely deal to get booze into Atlantic City. Eli frets over the Commodore’s ability to lead; Margaret doles out staff bonuses; Chalky is cornered at work and at home; Owen puts his munitions expertise to work; Van Alden’s agents target Mickey’s warehouse; Richard lets down his guard in the name of art; Gillian recalls her “first time” with the Commodore.. 8:00 PM CT HBO

25. Dexter. A serial killer from Dexter’s past makes a return, and Debra isn’t comfortable in her new job. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

26. CSI: Miami. The team is on the hunt for a killer who takes the victims’ eyes, and HOratio gets challenged by a new adversary. 9:00 PM CT CBS

27. Pan Am. The crew heads to Rangoon after a last-minute change, Maggie shows Laura the more wild side of the city, and hearing news of a space mission makes Ted reflect on his past. 9:00 PM CT ABC

28. Kendra. Kendra helps Little Hank’s nanny prepare for a blind date while Hank seeks out career opportunities in New York. 9:00 PM CT E!

29. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. A reunion with Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. Our America with Lisa Ling. A look at people who choose to share their sex lives via the Internet. 9:00 PM CT OWN

31. IRT Deadliest Roads. Lisa meets her new partner, Hugh tries not to turn the local market into a demolition derby, Tim gets a shot at Death Road with rookie spotter Tino riding shotgun. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

32. Million Dollar Contractor. Stephen Fanuka, who is well-known as the “contractor to the stars” for his work with the world’s top designers, architects and celebrity clientele, including Tyra Banks, Nate Berkus, Tony Bennett, Michael J. Fox and Lindsay Lohan, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most amazing spaces and construction of Manhattan’s high-end luxury homes. 9:00 PM CT WE TV

33. Hung. Ray mistakenly believes a former student is a client, Tanya gets put in charge of a felon, Jessica gets a job, and Lenore and Sandee make a deal.
9:00 PM CT HBO

34. Homeland. The Brodys get ready for a TV interview, Carrie’s team closes in on an Al Qaeda plot. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

35. Dirty Soap. Kelly and Farah are concerned when Kirsten shows up to a photo shoot looking ill; Nadia joins Brandon in New York where he walks in Fashion Week, and Galen and Jenna argue over having a baby. 9:30 PM CT E!

36. How to Make It in America. CRISP gets a promising gig, Ben gets a gift from RAchel, Cam raises money for an apartment, and Rene makes a viral video. 9:30 PM CT HBO

37. Haunted House for Sale. These three beautiful houses in North Carolina, Florida and New Jersey harbor a hidden secret, they are haunted. On this one-hour special, each home buying couple chooses to face their fears to find out exactly who is haunting their perfect home. 9:30 PM CT DIY

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