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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways

What Oprah did in one day with her annual Favorite Things episodes, Ellen DeGeneres does in twelve days. She takes the big huge giveaways and stretches them out into a daily event in December. The first day is today. What will the big gifts be this year? Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. The View. Dane Cook, Emily Watson, and the Godspell cast are the guests today. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. Gods and Monsters. Recounting the last days of the life of Bride of Frankenstein‘s director James Whale. Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendan Fraser star. 12:00 PM CT LOGO

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Bono, Vince Vaughn and author Shea Vaughn, Shailene Woodley, and She & Him are the guests today, and Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways begins. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. Finding Nemo. Whoever though fish could be this lovable? A father loses his son and searches the ocean for him with the help of a very wordy, forgetful fish. Voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres. 4:00 PM CT Disney XD

5. Community. Foosball bonds together Jeff and Shirley, and Annie claims someone broke into the apartment and stole Abed’s limited edition Dark Knight DVD after she breaks it. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town. It’s the one with Mickey Rooney voicing a young Santa and Burgermeister Meisterburger. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. X-Factor. Tinie Tempah performs, and the top 7 is pared down to the top 6. 7:00 PM CT Fox

8. College Football. West Virginia at South Florida. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

9. Rules of Engagement. Audrey’s increased income makes Jeff feel threatened, and Russell Asks Timmy to find out what Liz likes about another guy. 7:30 PM CT CBS

10. Parks and Recreation. Leslie, Ben, and Chris reach that point. 7:30 PM CT NBC

11. The Office. Robert California tries to find a job for his wife, and Dwight opens a gym in the building. Maura Tierney guest stars 8:00 PM CT NBC

12. CMA Country Christmas. Country music stars, including Lauren Alaina, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, and Kellie Pickler, share their favorite holiday traditions and memories. Jennifer Nettles hosts. 8:00 PM CT ABC

13. Bones. The team finds a love triangle when dismembered remains in multiple mailing boxes. Booth’s grandpa has surprising news, and Special Agent Genny Show finds out how important teamwork is. 8:00 PM CT Fox

14. Braxton Family Values. A jealous Gabe bothers Trina by showing up uninvited at her band rehearsal, leaving her livid. Andre shows Towanda his book about relationships, causing Towanda to rethink theirs. Tamar decides to put her gift of one-liners to work when she gets a job as a guest morning D.J. in Chicago. 8:00 PM CT WE

15. Holiday Inc. This one hour special goes behind the scenes of the most iconic NYC sights– from Macy’s to the Empire State Building– as they are decked out for the holidays. 8:00 PM CT DIY

16. Whitney. Whitney is driven to seek a therapist’s help because of the stress caused by Lily asking her to be her maid of honor and plan her engagement party. Roxanne plans to take control of her future. 8:30 PM CT NBC

17. Burn Notice. Fiona and Jess run tot he Cayman Islands to run a financial errand for Anson, and Sam has a surprise reunion. 9:00 PM CT USA

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18. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang makes plans to see the summer’s big action movie, and the President visits Philadelphia. 9:00 PM CT FX

19. I Love You to Death. A young woman’s disappearance appears linked to a teenager months later. 9:00 PM CT A&E

20. Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up. A pregnant prostitute addicted to crack finds solace in jail, best friends share an addiction with heroin, and a prostitute tries to overcome her past. 9:00 PM CT TLC

21. Project Accessory. The designers head to the beach for their next challenge. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

22. The League. The guys are excited to have a league out-of-towner visit, Kevin and Jenny get in deep with a local drug dealer, and Taco goes on a radical diet. 9:30 PM CT FX

23. Conan. The guests tonight include Zooey Deschanel, Harland Williams, and Laurie Kilmartin. 10:00 PM CT TBS

24. Gigolos. Vin makes a date with a bodybuilder and a birthday lunch with his mom, and Jimmy tries standup comedy. 10:00 PM CT Showtime

25. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Melissa McCarthy, Gov. Rick Perry, and T-Pain. 10:35 PM CT NBC

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