Kelsey Grammer must be feeling pretty good. He had some rough times personally, then a big comedy flop a few years back. He came back quite victorious the Chicago political drama BOSS on Starz. The first season winds up tonight. Will the Mayor’s side be victorious as well? Catch up on your other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.
1. Live! With Kelly. The guests today include Charlize Theron, Abigail Breslin, Michael Symon, and Cody Simpson, and Josh Groban cohosts. Syndicated, check local listings.
2. Duets. This is a little-known movie, but a very good one. Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a young woman who finds her long-lost father (Huey Lewis), after her mother’s death. This has her following him on a karaoke circuit, which also inserts us into the lives of three others, Maria Bello, Paul Giamatti, and Andre Braugher. The music is really good in this, and not “karaoke” for the most part. Braugher’s version of Freebird is my most favorite ever. 10:00 AM CT WE
3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Lady Gaga and Greyson Chance are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.
4. Racing Stripes. Hayden Panettiere stars as a girl growing up on a horse farm that begins taking care of a zebra (voiced by Frankie Muniz), who doesn’t realize he’s not a horse and wants to race with the others at the track. The voices of Dustin Hoffman, Joe Pantoliana, and Whoopi Goldberg are included as well. 11:00 AM CT HBO Comedy East
5. Frosty the Snowman. The cartoon that tells the same story of the song, the original from 1969 with Jimmy Durante narrating. 7:00 PM CT CBS
6. Chuck. Chuck looks for Verbanski’s help to track a computer virus, and a new employee at Buy More complicates Lester and Jeff’s relationship. 7:00 PM CT NBC
7. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Part 1 and Part 2 of the team building a new home for the family of a teenager his lost his hand while working on their former house. 7:00 PM CT ABC
8. College Football. NCAA Division I, Quarterfinal, Northern Iowa at Montana. 7:00 PM ESPN
9. Frosty Returns. It’s a 1995 continuation from the earlier version, with Jonathan Winters hosting this time, and John Goodman providing the voice of Frosty. 7:30 PM CT CBS
10. Yes, Virginia. An 8-year old girl in 1897 tries to figure out if Santa Claus is real or not, writing a letter to the editor of a newspaper. Stars Alfred Molina, Beatrice Miller, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. 8:00 PM CT CBS
11. Grimm. Nick handles a suspected arson case that includes a family feud, and Monroe tries to tame his wild side. 8:00 PM CT NBC
12. Say Yes to the Dress. In the first half hour, Kasey’s has trouble deciding because of her OCDE, Jackie wants to hide her self-tan, and Angela has second thoughts. In the second half hour, Heather’s wedding will be on the Love Boat, Erin wants to lose 100 pounds before the big day, and Marissa is challenged in her fitting. 8:00 PM CT TLC
13. Fatal Attractions. “Venom: Life or Death?” 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet
14. Ghost Adventures. The team has a lockdown at Johnny Cash’s home in Jamaica. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel
15. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. “The Sex Video.” 8:00 PM CT Sundance
16. The Take. It’s 1988, and there’s a new killing to be made – all over the country, kids are getting into rave culture and the drugs associated with it. Freddie and Jimmy form new alliances with Des (Obi Abili) who can introduce him to the Ecstasy manufacturing business, but Freddie’s unpredictable behavior nearly ruins the deal. Jimmy has finally had enough, realizing he can no longer control Freddie. Furious at Freddie’s behavior, Ozzy encourages Jimmy to take control of the ecstasy business himself. 8:00 PM CT Encore
17. The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story. Chippey the elf helps a boy who finds it hard to believe in the magic of Christmas. 8:30 PM CT CBS
18. All On the Line with Joe Zee. Rock Musician Adam Lambert will guest star in this episode featuring Kathy & Erik Wilson, who have designed custom garments for Stevie Wonder, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sophia Bush in the past, but are in desperate need for a successful turnaround to keep their line going. Joe Zee sets the married couple up with a buyers meeting for the exclusive boutique, Scoop in hopes of turning their dream into reality. 8:30 PM CT Sundance
19. Dateline NBC. A look into the disappearance of a Utah mom two years after she originally went missing. 9:00 PM CT NBC
20. Sanctuary. Kate and Will interrogate an Abnormal from Hollow Earth about a plot to attack an above ground target. Unfortunately, the Abnormal is unwilling to divulge any information. Will tries to make a deal to return the Abnormal and the rest of his crew to Hollow Earth by telling him the alternative is to be hunted like animals. The Abnormal refuses Will’s deal citing the mere fact that Will is willing to make a deal means their tactics are working and Kate and Will and the rest of Sanctuary are scared. 9:00 PM CT Syfy