Category Archives: What’s Hot on TV

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – X-Factor Semi-Finalists Decided

Usually when it gets down to the final five on American Idol I know who is most likely going home, or who has a really good shot at it, or the two its between. I don’t have any clue who is going home tonight on The X-Factor. It could be any one of those final five. It is sure to be a real nail-biter, and even more dramatic that last week. Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. Live with Kelly. The guests today are Jessica Biel and Anne Burrell, and Josh Groban cohosts. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Pierce Brosnan, Paris Jackson, and Bethenny Frankel are the guests today, and Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways begins. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. Life as We Know It. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel star as single godparents to a little girl who are set up by their friends on a date that doesn’t go well. After their friends day, they are left as guardians for the little girl and have to try and adjust to raising her together. 3:20 PM CT Cinemax

4. The Switch. Single lady Jennifer Aniston accidentally gets pregnant by her best friend, Jason Bateman when he gets drunk at her sperm donor party and switches his sperm for the donor’s. She moves away, then moves back to town seven years later with her son who shows odd resemblances to Bateman. 5:15 PM CT Showtime Showcase

5. The Big Bang Theory. Leonard faces his old high school bully. 7:00 PM CT CBS

6. Community. The GReendale glee club can’t make the holiday pageant, so the choir director asks the study group to fill in. 7:00 PM CT NBC

7. Wipeout. Holiday version with the Nutcracker Sweet, Santa’s Workshop, and Jingle Balls obstacles. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. X-Factor. Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz perform, and the top 5 is pared down to the top 4. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. Rules of Engagement. After finding out Jeff has high cholesterol, Audrey wants him to eat better, but he starts sneaking unhealthy food with Brenda. Russell has difficulties trying to keep up with the partying of his new intern. 7:30 PM CT CBS

10. Parks and Recreation. Wanting to get some work done, Leslie forms a citizen action group, while everyone in the office plans a Christmas gift for her. 7:30 PM CT NBC

11. Person of Interest. The machine names Detective Carter as the latest person of interest, making it quite complicated for Reese and Finch 8:00 PM CT CBS

12. The Office. Andy works on making holiday wishes come true, and Robert drowns his sorrows at the office party. 8:00 PM CT NBC

13. America’s Funniest Home Videos. Clips include classic Christmas moment as well as new ones. 8:00 PM CT ABC

14. Bones. A storm chaser is killed during a tornado chase, leading the team to suspect murder, and Booth becomes more and more protective of Brennan. 8:00 PM CT Fox

15. The First 48. “Pointless; Set Up.” 8:00 PM CT A&E

16. Braxton Family Values. Toni finally asks Traci to sing backup for her upcoming gig in Indiana. But her request for Tamar to teach a nervous Traci the choreography turns ugly when Traci walks off stage in the middle of the performance. Meanwhile, Evelyn introduces her new boyfriend to Trina. 8:00 PM CT WE

17. Whitney. Whitney and Alex stay away from family gatherings to try and create new holiday traditions with their friends.. 8:30 PM CT NBC

18. The Mentalist. A professional football player is presumed dead after a car explosion, and Harrigan and Rigsby continue with their relationship. 9:00 PM CT CBS

19. Grimm. A high school outcast is investigated concerning a teacher’s death, and Nick finds out his presence is affecting the creature world. 9:00 PM CT NBC

20. The Great Big American Auction. Ty and a team travel the country looking for rare and valuable items. 9:00 PM CT ABC

21. Burn Notice. The team helps a friend of Jesse’s bring down his boss, and Michael needs the help of Pearce. 9:00 PM CT USA

22. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang attends their high school reunion. 9:00 PM CT FX

23. Beyond Scared Straight. South Carolina law enforcement send teenage troublemakers for a long night in jail to hopefully have them turn their lives around. 9:00 PM CT A&E

24. Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up. A woman bringing drug paraphernalia into court is arrested, two heroin addicts get support from each other, and a woman supports her drug habit with prostitution. 9:00 PM CT TLC

25. Project Accessory. The designers find a coveted prize on a field trip. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

26. The League. Kevin believes his instructor in Krav Maga likes him, Andre hears a secret from Jenny, and Pete’s prank backfires. 9:30 PM CT FX

27. Conan. The guests tonight include Jeremy Piven, Mike “The Mix” Mizanin, and Blink 182. 10:00 PM CT TBS

28. Gigolos. Vin tries to find a balance in his professional and person lives, Nick’s brother arrives for a visit, and a client surprises Brace. 10:00 PM CT Showtime

29. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Charlize Theron, Kevin Nealon, and Blitzen Trapper. 10:35 PM CT CBS

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Waiting for the X-Factor Fallout

The last few moments of The X-Factor last week were really interesting. Simon Cowellwasn’t talking, was obviously ticket at Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, and it appeared that Paula was rebuffed when she tried to hug Drew after she was eliminated. Later, some were so upset about her getting the boot that Paula and Nicole received death threats. What will be the fallout tonight? Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links

1. The View. The guests today include Former President Bill Clinton and Cheryl Hines. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Mike Myers stars in this spoof on the British spy films, the one that started it all. Elizabeth Hurley costars. 10:30 AM CT FX

3. The Talk. NeNe Leakes, Donald Faison, and Jackie Evancho are today’s guests. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. A rare sequel that is just as good as the first. Most of our favorite museum relics are back again, although Robin Williams doesn’t have as big of a role this time. 2:30 PM CT FX

5. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Katherine Heigl and Lenny Kravitz are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

6. Survivor: South Pacific It’s the family visit episode, and on family member crosses the lion. A new alliance threatens to shake everything up. 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. Up All Night. Reagan turns to her mother for help in providing Amy with a perfect first Christmas, Chris looks for a gift for Reagan, and Ava has concerns when her boyfriend wants to spend Christmas with his ex. Blythe Danner guest stars. 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. The Middle. Frankie makes plans to host a Christmas Eve party, Mike tries to keep her Christmas gift a secret, Sue requests that REv. Tim Tom explain the true meaning of Christmas to Brick, and Axl doesn’t understand Bob’s attempts at seeming cool. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. X-Factor. The remaining acts and judges are together for the first time since last week’s awkward elimination of Drew. 7:00 PM CT ABC

10. Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After. An in-depth look at the critical 24-hour period after news of the assault reached President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a day that he says “will live in infamy.” 7:00 PM CT HISTORY

11. Suburgatory. Tessa tries to get George back with his ex, but he has his sights on a different woman, and George tries to have a good time at an awkward holiday party. 7:30 PM CT ABC

12. Criminal Minds. The team looks into an apparent mass suicide at a military academy, and Morgan and Hotch disagree. 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. Harry’s Law. Harry, Oliver, and Cassie’s client stands accused of killing her disabled infant, and Tommy and Adam come to the aid of a veteran who is ineligible for the Purple Heart. 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Modern Family. The family realizes they won’t be together on Christmas, so have a an early quick celebration. 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. America’s Next Top Model. The models participate in their last photo shoot and a difficult runway finale. Jay Manuel helps judge. 8:00 PM CT CW

16. Ghost Hunters. Grant and Jason head to The Sun Inn where there have been reports of an apparition of a little girl. While they examine the first level, they hear footsteps above them . When they go into another room, they see something else but they can’t figure out where it came from. Then they hear more footsteps and sounds coming from above them. Grant believes it sounds like a girl. Is he right? 8:00 PM CT Syfy

17. Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. The artists are put into teams to create a masterpiece and sell it to the public, then present it in a gallery. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

18. Tailgate Paradise. The best college gameday food. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

19. Baseball Wives. Anna wants Chantel to forgive Erica, but instead Chantel settles it her own way. 8:00 PM CT VH1

20. Happy Endings. Max agrees to play Sant at Penny’s charity event to early some extra cash, and Jane tries to get her and and Brad’s vacation money back that she accidentally gave to the housekeeper. 8:30 PM CT ABC

21. I Hate My Teenage Daughter. Annie tries to reunite with the girls by bringing a family night tradition back. 8:30 PM CT Fox

22. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The team and the FBI work together to solve the death of a ballistics expert. 9:00 PM CT CBS

23. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The detectives set up a sting to put the johns away for statutory rape when they find a 14-year-old working as a prostitute, and one of her customers is an ex-professional football player. 9:00 PM CT NBC

24. Revenge. Emily question Nolan’s loyalty after finding out a secret, Amanda adjusts to her life in the Hamptons, and things between Victoria and Conrad go badly when she regains some power. 9:00 PM CT ABC

25. Psych. Shawn and Gus hid a witness in a remote commune for progressive intellectuals. 9:00 PM CT USA

26. American Horror Story. Violet learns the house rules, Larry’s condition is explained, and the police interrogate Constance. 9:00 PM CT FX

27. Hot in Cleveland. Victoria is still trying to milk her “accidental” wedding to Joy by taking her on a gay cruise full of entertainment heavyweights, not expecting to run into Melanie’s sister (Laura San Giacomo) and her partner (Sandra Bernhard) and the ship’s sexy captain played by Gilles Marini. 9:00 PM CT TVLand

28. Top Chef: Texas. The contestants face the elimination challenge with their best steak dish for the Cattle Baron’s Ball.. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

29. Toddlers & Tiaras. Laila does her Rockette routine, Anna-Maria her hula-hoop routine, and Riley and Bob their drag queen moves. 9:00 PM CT TLC

30. The Real World. When everyone goes camping, Zach and Ashley separate themselves from the others, and Frank blows up at Nate. 9:00 PM CT MTV

31. The Exes. Phil tries to land a star jockey as a client with the help of Holly’s assistant, and Haskell talks Stuart into selling some of his marriage mementos. 9:30 PM CT TVLand

32. Conan. Michael Moore, Ellie Kemper, and Sean Patton are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

33. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Lea Michele, Adam Carolla, and Neil Diamond. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Syfy Christmas on Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven

Just because Syfy deals with the paranormal and things that scare the pants off you, it doesn’t mean they can’t get in the holiday mood. Tonight, Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven get in the holiday spirit with their all-new episodes. Read what their three stars had to say about the episodes in this Q&A. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. Live with Kelly. Jonah Hill (looking newly trim!) is the guest cohost, and Sarah Jessica Parker, Emily Van Camp, and Richard Blais are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Say Anything. John Cusack classic of a guy from the wrong side of the tracks that falls for a girl from the right side of the tracks. Ione Skye and John Mahoney star as well. 12:30 PM CT HBO Zone

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Hilary Swank and Steve Jones. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. Hairspray. It’s the original one, with Ricki Lake. Watching her on Dancing With the Stars, we have to remember this is her roots. 3:00 PM CT Logo

5. The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur. Former Vice President and Current TV founder Al Gore joins Cenk and The Young Turks in studio. 6:00 PM CT Current

6. A Michael Bublé Christmas. Bublé sings songs from his holiday album and is also featured in comedy sketches. Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, Thalia, Oscar the Grouch, the Puppini Sisters, Naturally 7, Tracy Morgan, and Ed Helms make appearances. 7:00 PM CT NBC

7. Last Man Standing. Kristen’s baby daddy dampen’s Mike’s Christmas spirit, and Mandy tries to unionize the elves when Ed hires her as one. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. 90210. Naomi is asked by her boss to oversee Holly’s birthday celebration, Annie tries to prove why she needs to keep the inheritance, Navid gets into a sticky situation, and Annie delivers shocking information to Liam. 7:00 PM CT CW

9. Glee. Finn tries to get new members by locating a former teammate, Tina trie to talk Mike into going after his dreams, and McKinley prepares to host the sectionals. 7:00 PM CT Fox

10. Eureka. Jack and Jo find themselves lost on their way to the photon generator and appear to run into the nature-loving Taggart, who has transformed into a polar bear living in an ice cave. Hospitable Taggart quickly offers penguin tartar when not before long, Jack gets nauseated at the sight and runs off looking for Andy. 7:00 PM CT Syfy

11. Man Up! Will gets a chick for Lucy, and the other guys want one too. Craig dates an attractive doctor whose son intimidates him. 7:30 PM CT ABC

12. The Biggest Loser. The winner of the marathon will guarantee their spot in the final three. 8:00 PM CT NBC

13. New Girl. Jess tries to take her relationship with Paul further, and Schmidt attends a baby shower for his boss. 8:00 PM CT Fox

14. American Chopper. From the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, the winner of the three-way bike buildoff is announced. 8:00 PM CT Fox

15. Warehouse 13. Pete is seen reaching high on the shelves to put back Rudolph’s nose, when suddenly he falls on the slippery snow on the ground, taking down several other pieces with him. He returns these items back onto the shelf and heads back inside. Upon entering he notices two investigators and quickly asks Pete to show his hands. Taking it as a prank from Artie, Pete tells him to come out but instead we see MacPherson appear and claim he hasn’t worked there for years. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Millionaire Matchmaker. Reunion, Part 2. Andy Cohen sits down with Patti Stanger and some of her most outrageous clients from the past five seasons to face off with her like never before. Andy will count down his top five favorite Patti meltdowns and follow-up about her finale date to find out if sparks flew. Plus, a shocking proposal that even has Patti’s jaw dropped to the floor. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

17. What Not to Wear. Becca may work with sweets, but that doesn’t match up to the way she dresses. 8:00 PM CT TLC

18. On Thin Ice: Into the Arctic. Whale hunting in Alaska, reindeer herding in Siberia, and the Inuit people in Greenland making adjusts to a changing landscape. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

19. Mysteries at the Museum. A cardboard box that once held a country’s fear, Marilyn Monroe’s deadly pill bottle, and a Civil War submarine. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

20. America’s Supernanny. A couple with quadruplet toddlers and older children need help keeping all in control and giving equal attention to all. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

21. Raising Hope. Burt encourages Jimmy to be more of a daredevil, and Jimmy and Frank look for reveng on a former nemesis from high school. 8:30 PM CT Fox

22. Body of Proof. A lottery winner is murdered, turning everyone into a suspect. 9:00 PM CT ABC

23. Covert Affairs Annie and Danielle take a vacation, putting Annie in danger in a routine exchange. 9:00 PM CT USA

24. Sons of Anarchy. Jax tries to finalize the gun deal between the Irish and the cartel, only to face obstacles. 9:00 PM CT FX

25. Haven. Audrey is wondering why everyone seems to think it’s Christmas Eve and is confused by the Santa locked up in the cell block. Santa asks Audrey if she’d like to sit on his lap, which sparks a nerve and Audrey goes after him but soon realizes that its Duke under the costume. It appears that Nathan and team were helping to get Audrey into the Holiday spirit though she’s still unsure as to why now, considering its July! 9:00 PM CT Syfy

26. Mad Fashion. Chrissy Teigen gets a new outfit for the Met Ball. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. Hidden City. Novelist Marcus Sakey takes you to the City of Big Shoulders, the City that Works, the Windy City, call it what you want, Chicago is a city with stories to spare, a town of contradictions where no single truth prevails. It’s one of the world’s great cities—and that means the shadows just run darker. In this episode, Marcus focuses on three integral Chicago stories: HH Holmes, the man known as the first serial killer; John Dillinger, the farm boy turned national folk hero who spawned a crime wave; and the Chicago 7, seven men left standing trial for the conspiracy to incite riots the night of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

28. One Born Every Minute. A drug addict in recovery wants to prove he’s changed, a couple with a stressful delivery, and another couple with a pair of lively grandmas. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

29. Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. Tori gets James’ help with her party planning book, and Tori and Dean tell Candy they’re expecting their third child. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

30. Teen Mom 2. Jenelle bails Kieffer out of jail, Leah looks for a job, Chelsea thinks about giving Adam another shot, and Kailyn and Jordan go trick-or-treating with Isaac. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

31. Fashion Hunters. Season Finale. In the first half hour, Karina has to appraise an interesting accordion purse, which she believes may be worth close to $1000. Meanwhile, it’s all hands on deck to plan a charity event. In the second half hour, Tara and Karina decide how much they will pay for Louis Vuitton and J. Mendel blouses given that the consigner is a celebrity stylist they hope to build a relationship with. Tara and Wilson deal with the antics of a crazily dressed consigner who seems way too attached to her Christian La Croix dress and Norma Kamali Parachute pieces. 9:30 PM CT Bravo

32. Conan. Sofia Vergara, Paul F. Tompkins, and Tig Notaro are tonight’s guests. 10:00 PM CT TBS

32. Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tonight’s guests include Katherine Heigl, J.B. Smoove, and Taio Cruz. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – A Charlie Brown Christmas

It just doesn’t get any better than A Charlie Brown Christmas, does it? It has to be my ultimate favorite Christmas special. It’s one you just can’t see enough. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. Live with Kelly. Derek Hough (wow, really?) guest cohosts, and Jeffrey Donovan, Elizabeth Olsen, and Paula Deen are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The View. Jane Fonda and Paul Anka are the guests today. 10:00 AM CT ABC

3. Real Genius. I must admit my husband has always compared me to the girl in this movie refinishing the floors in the middle of the night. She and a group of guys that includes Val Kilmer are part of a school for extremely intelligent high schoolers and work on a top secret laser project. 12:15 PM CT AMC

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Josh Duhamel and Laura Dern. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. Evan Almighty. Sequel to Bruce Almighty without Jim Carey, but bringing back Morgan Freeman, and a larger role for Steve Carell. 4:00 PM CT E!

6. Strangers No More. For many children, going to school is as simple as a trip around the block. For others, it means a long and dangerous journey through deserts and war zones. In the volatile Middle East, some students have found happy refuge at Bialik-Rogozin, a public school in the heart of Tel Aviv that welcomes Jews, Christians and Muslims from 48 countries. Many arrive fleeing violent pasts, and others have limited, if any, prior education. For every child who attends Bialik-Rogozin, the school is like a home. Here, no child is a stranger. 5:45 PM CT HBO

7. The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur. Series Premiere of new nightly new program. 5:45 PM CT Current

8. How I Met Your Mother. Robin decides to keep the bad news to herself, and Marshall decorates for the holidays. 7:00 PM CT CBS

9. Sing Off. Groups from all three seasons perform in this holiday special. Flo Rida performs as well. 7:00 PM CT NBC

10. Charlie Brown Christmas. I have many favorite Christmas specials, but when forced to choose just one, I think it has to be this one. We have Linus to thank for explaining the reason for the season. 7:00 PM CT ABC

11. Gossip Girls. Lily hosts a part for Charlie, Charlie’s ex interferes with her future, and Dan decides to reveal his feelings to BLair. 7:00 PM CT CW

12. American Country Awards. Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth host. Is it me, or do we have too many country music awards shows? 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. Saved. An autistic woman suffering from anxiety attacks is bullied, and a man tries to fend off an attacking bear. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

14. The Mortified Sessions. Series premiere of a celebrity interview show. Featured tonight are Ed Helms, Mo’Nique, and Eric Stonestreet. Find out more on the show’s Facebook page. 7:00 PM CT Sundance

15. 2 Broke Girls. Caroline and Max try to get Chestnut a job in order to be sure he has winter lodging. 7:30 PM CT CBS

16. Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice. Lanny and Wayne try to recover classified North Pole technology that is being held by someone on the naughty list. 7:30 PM CT ABC

17. NFL Football. San Diego Chargers at Jacksonvill Jaguars. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

18. Two and a Half Men. Just when Walden is trying to impress a new woman, Bridget reappears. 8:00 PM CT CBS

19. You Deserve It. A sister tries to win money for her brother who is a former Naval Corpsman who lost a leg in Iraq and now wants to become a doctor of prosthetics. 8:00 PM CT ABC

20. Hart of Dixie. Zoe coaches Rose for the Miss Cinnamon Cider Pageant to compete against the sister of Lemon, and George and Wade get the Christmas tree for the town square. 8:00 PM CT CW

21. The Closer. Santa’s zip line entry into Christmas Village doesn’t go as planned, and Buzz’s sister helps solve a case. 8:00 PM CT TNT

22. American Chopper. “The Build-Off.” 8:00 PM CT Discovery

23. Neverland. Part Two of the miniseries. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

24. The Long Island Serial Killer. The perspectives of a besieged Oak Beach community and family trying to find their daughters’ killers are shown. 8:00 PM CT A&E

25. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Brandi hosts a party for the women that only ignites tension. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

26. Vanguard: Two Americas The Occupy Wall Street movement sweeping the nation is a manifestation of the frustration over the inequality between the wealthiest 1% of Americans, who saw their income grow 275% over the last 30 years, and the rest of the nation, who had an 18% growth in theirs over the last 30 years. “Two Americas” takes a ground level survey of the growing economic disparity in America, profiling a month in the lives of two families who live 40 miles apart in the Houston, TX, area who are in very different tax brackets. 8:00 PM CT Current

27. Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. The contestants are tasked with creating life-sized cakes for mystery clients posing as models. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

28. The Layover. Tony travels to Rome where he has just over 30 hours to explore the Eternal City. He sets off to explore and eat as much as he can in a whirlwind tour from the banks of the Tiber River to deep into the crooked ancient alleyways. Using classic Roman modes of transport including tiny Vespa wheels, trolley tracks, and, of course, by foot, he dives into Roman culture and explains the do’s and don’ts of traditions, both ancient and fashionably new. From classic espresso, a bowl of steaming Caccio e Pepe, to a stream of Negronis, Tony takes in Rome from dusk till way after dark. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

29. Mike & Molly. Molly looks for help from Mike when she’s overwhelmed with Thanksgiving prep and wedding plans. 8:00 PM CT CBS

30. Enlightened. Amy leaves her mother home alone when she heads to work, Helen runs into an old acquaintance, and Levi confronts Helen about her involvement in his breakup with Amy. 8:30 PM CT HBO

31. Hawaii Five-0. McGarrett and the others investigate a missing school bus loaded with children. 9:00 PM CT CBS

32. Rock Center with Brian Williams. 9:00 PM CT NBC

33. Castle. Beckett and Castle have no memory of how they became handcuffed together in a bed in a locked room. 9:00 PM CT NBC

34. Rizzoli & Isles. A bank manager is shot in the process of a robbery, and Jane’s brother could be headed for more trouble as he continues with his relationship with Maura. 9:00 PM CT TNT

35. Scouted. Bar Rafaeli gives advices to Valanteen, and Kelsie is given a second chance. 9:00 PM CT E!

36. Candy Queen. In the first half hour, Jackie creates a giant candy country fair for Hank Azaria’s children’s charity. In the second half hour, she needs to create two over-the-top candy sculptures in the same day. 9:00 PM CT TLC

37. Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too. Three former Bad Girls look for love with thirteen eligible bachelors. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

38. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Jonah Hill (looking fabulous, I’ll add!), Kristen Johnston, and Ryan Adams. 10:35 PM CT CBS

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” on Pan Am

With an episode title like that, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” it certainly makes you sit up and take notice. Then again, I’ve been noticing ABC’s new series Pan Am all season. It just seems to have a combination of everything from drama to romance to international intrigue, and this title backs that up to tell me I can expect more of the same tonight. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links

1. NFL Football. Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 12:00 PM CT CBS

2. Golf: Chevron World Challenge. From Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. 2:00 PM CT NBC

3. NFL Football. Green Bay Packers at New York Giants. 3:00 PM CT Fox

4. The Blind Side. So much more than a football movie. It’s a movie about the realization that everyone deserves a chance at life, and just that simple chance can change everything. Sandra Bullock stars. 4:00 PM CT HBO

5. 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you like futuristic it’s eve more interesting now in 2011 to look back at what Stanley Kubric thought our life would be like not now, but ten years ago. 5:00 PM CT Sundance Channel

6. 60 Minutes.Featured tonight are stories on whistleblowers who were ignored when trying to warn their companies about fraudulent and substandard mortgage, and Michael Bublé. 6:00 PM CT CBS

7. America’s Funniest Home Videos. Clips vying for the first $100,000 of the season include a laser pointer prank, a bride laughing during her wedding ceremony, a fainting woman at a surprise party, and two boys discussing their dads. 6:00 PM CT ABC

8. The Amazing Race. Teams land in Panama City to face their fears viewing the city’s skyline. 7:00 PM CT CBS

9. Once Upon a Time. David has to make a choice between Kathryn and Mary Margaret, who he’s fallen in love with, Sheriff Graham gets caught lying, and Prince Charming’s destiny is altered. 7:00 PM CT ABC

10. The Simpsons. Krusty the Clown’s show is canceled, and he is dropped by his talent agency. His first agent tries to mount a comeback for him. Joan Rivers provides a guest voice. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. When Vacations Attack. A TV host is attacked by a lion, a father sees his son’s dirt bike crash, and brothers are almost run over inside a restaurant. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

12. Glam Fairy. A fast-talking motivational speaker seeks the Glam Fairy’s help to update her look. Briella attempts to help Jon overcome his fears. 7:00 PM CT Style

13. Tough Love. Boot camp takes relationships to the next level, and the women and their dates take a cruise on the love boat. 7:00 PM CT VH1

14. NFL Football. Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints. 7:15 PM CT NBC

15. Allen Gregory. Allen makes a shocking discovery, and asks a friend to help find his biological mother. 7:30 PM CT Fox

16. The Good Wife. Alicia and Louis Canning unexpectedly connect with a personal crisis during a routine arbitration. Michael J. Fox guest stars. 8:00 PM CT CBS

17. Desperate Housewives. Bree is blamed by Susan, Lynette, and Gaby for Chuck questioning them about Alejandro disappearing. Lynette wants a favor from Tom that could ruin his relationship with Jane. 8:00 PM CT ABC

18. Family Guy. Peter takes the guns on a Deep South Road trip only to have them wind up in jail. Jois and friends take part in some immature pranks. 8:00 PM CT Fox

19. Leverage. The team helps out shooting a documentary to expose an embezzlement scam. 8:00 PM CT TNT

20. Neverland. Before Peter met Wendy and before Hook became Captain, they first had to discover Neverland! Rhys Ifans, Bob Hoskins and Kiera Knightley star. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

21. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. A check is bounced by Peter’s investors, mother and daughter chats, and Cynthia puts on a fashion show. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

22. Snapped. The term “internal affairs” is given a whole new twist looking at the motive behind the execution-style murder of a cop’s wife. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

23. My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. Bride Jane just loves Tuscany, Italy, and wants her romantic outdoor wedding to resemble it. Unfortunately, her vision of Tuscany is more than a little skewed, and her bright orange bridesmaids’ dresses are only adding to the disaster. Worst of all, Jane, her fiancé and her father all just lost their jobs. With the wedding plans going up in smoke, David harnesses his skills to bring Tuscany to Southern California and create the wedding of his bride’s dreams. 8:00 PM CT WE TV

24. Wicked Fit. Katie’s quest to build her fitness empire is in full swing. The next step is to create an amazing fitness video, but the big question is how to make this video different from every other video on the market? Katie also is busy with her clients, former mentor Lorna who is working really hard to lose the weight, and Sola who is determined to win Miss Massachusetts this year. 8:00 PM CT Style

25. Boardwalk Empire. With Margaret pondering the consequences of sin, Nucky prepares her for a worst-case scenario as Esther Randolph plays out her trump cards. Jimmy revisits his college days with Angela and Gillian; Mickey Doyle chafes at sharing his liquor profits; Eli refuses to cop a plea. Nelson’s past comes back to haunt him, tipping the scale in Nucky’s favor. 8:00 PM CT HBO

26. Dexter. Our hero has to figure out how to stop Travis before he unleashes the most fearsome of the tableaus yet. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

27. The Cleveland Show. Murray gets a new girlfriend, making Rallo suspicious, and Donna enrolls Cleveland at the gym. 8:30 PM CT Fox

28. CSI: Miami. Horatio makes it his goal to find a family that seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. 9:00 PM CT CBS

29. Pan Am. Ted enlists Laura’s help to try to make an old flame jealous, but their date sparks a surprising romantic jealousy in Laura. What started as camaraderie has developed into real feelings between Dean and Colette, and now he surprises her with an introduction to his parents. Maggie butts heads with a hawkish congressman who disagrees with her political views, and Kate attempts to regain her freedom from her spy game courier duties by agreeing to one last mission, but the dangerous assignment puts her life in jeopardy. 9:00 PM CT ABC

30. Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Khloé visits and helps her sisters with their man problems. She sends Kim to Minnesota to get Kris to return to NY and acts as a mediator while Kourtney and Scott hash out their issues. 9:00 PM CT E!

31. Carlos Mencia: New Territory. Carlos shares personal stories at thoughts on the world. 9:00 PM CT Comedy Central

32. Chef Roblé & Co. Series. Premiere. Chef Roblé meets his first client- a glamorous New York socialite who wants a creepy, carnival themed birthday party. Roblé wonders whether he’s bitten off more than he can chew after finding out she has a list of demands such as a live monkey and only being allowed to serve red, white and black foods. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

33. All-American Muslim. Most of the football team is fasting as they prepare for their first game of the season. 9:00 PM CT TLC

34. Our America with Lisa Ling. Looking back on the stories of the season. 9:00 PM CT OWN

35. IRT Deadliest Roads. The truckers take on the Peruvian Andes, G.W. and Lisa take on Dead Nun Canyon, and Hugh is challenged by Tim and Tino for the “King of the Road” title. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

36. I Do Over. In the middle of the Tumbagas first wedding, tsunami warnings and a terrorizing storm hit the coast of California. With no first dance, no toasts and a ruined cake, they were left with no happy memories. Wedding designer Diann Valentine gives this couple a second chance with an I DO OVER, but will terrorizing storms threaten their happiness again? 9:00 PM CT WE

37. Hell on Wheels. Cullen and Elam enter into a brawl. 9:00 PM CT AMC

38. Hung. Season Finale. With the fate of the Wellness Center hanging in the balance, Ray and Tanya must find Charlie and recover their forty grand. Matt accuses Jess of urine tampering; Lenore’s endgame blows up in her face. 9:00 PM CT HBO

39. Homeland. Carrie’s interrogates Walker’s contact and ends up in the hospital! Dose up on your blood-pressure medication because the intensity only goes up through both finales. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

40. After Lately. Chelsea sends an email from Jiffy’s computer, landing him in hot water with Sharon Osbourne. Sarah’s glimpse of Brad’s penis reveals unexpected results. 10:00 PM CT E!

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – It’s a Wonderful Life

This classic embodies everything the holiday season is supposed to be about, just as much now as it did then. If you’re up to here with holiday planning, shopping, baking, wrapping, etc., take a load off tonight and watch this, and remember what it’s all about. 

1. College Football. North Carolina at Kentucky. 11:00 AM CT CBS

2. College Football. Conference USA Championship. Southern Mississippi at Houston. 11:00 AM CT ABC

3. College Football. Connecticut at Cincinnati. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Syracuse at Pittsburgh. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

5. Golf: Chevron World Challenge. Third round from Sherwood country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA. 2:00 PM CT NBC

6. College Football. Arkansas at Connecticut. 2:15 PM CT ESPN

7. College Football. Gonzaga at Illinois. 2:15 PM CT ESPN2

8. College Football. Texas at Baylor 2:30 PM CT ABC

9. College Football. SEC Championship. Georgia vs. LSU. 3:00 PM CT CBS

10. Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights. In trouble with the law, a party animal is sentenced to community service as a youth basketball league assistant referee during the holiday season. 5:10 PM CT HBO Comedy

11. Road to Perdition. Tom Hanks plays a mob hit man who goes hiding with his son and is betrayed by his boss. It was filmed in the Chicago suburbs here and was big doings at the time. 5:30 PM CT HBO2

12. College Football. BYU at Hawaii. 6:30 PM CT ESPN2

13. It’s a Wonderful Life. This is probably the one Christmas movie that has been spoofed and redone so many times it’s second only to A Christmas Carol. 7:00 PM CT NBC

14. College Football. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State. 7:00 PM CT ABC

15. College Football. Big Ten Championship. From Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Michigan State vs. Wisconsin. 7:00 PM CT Fox

16. A Princess for Christmas. Sir Roger Moore stars as Edward, Duke of Castlebury, a reclusive grandfather who lets go of years of hurt in order to welcome his grandchildren to their ancestral home at Christmas. After a tragic accident takes the lives of Edward’s oldest son and daughter-in-law, Edward hopes to reunite with his American grandchildren and invites them along with their aunt and legal guardian to spend the holidays at Castlebury Hall. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

17. College Football. ACC Championship. Clemson vs. Virginia Tech. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

18. Invasion of the Christmas Lights 3: Europe. Extreme Christmas lights throughout Europe. 8:00 PM CT TLC

19. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Robbie gets a loan to begin construction on the restaurant of her dream, Charles makes plans for college, and the family throws a baby shower for Jenae. 8:00 PM CT OWN

20. Barney’s Version. Paula Giamatti stars as a man nearing the end of his life who reflects back on his life, including his three marriages, his children, his father’s advice, and his children. Dustin Hoffman costars. 8:00 PM CT Starz

21. Pit Bulls and Parolees. A rescue mission puts Tia behind schedule for Armando’s wedding. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. Saturday Night Live. Steve Buscemi is guest host, and The Black Keys perform. 10:30 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold

Tracey Gold first made a name for herself as the snarky sister on Growing Pains, and before the series finished its run, she’d been kicked off the show because of their concerns with her anorexia, and to hear her tell it on Dr. Drew the other night, it seemed more out of concern for her health. It’s really sad what we let young girls think they have to do to themselves just to be liked. She eventually got a handle on the disease and years later is now out to help others. Catch Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold tonight on Lifetime. Catch up on your other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. Emeril’s Table. The Radio City Rockettes sure know how to “kick it” so viewers can tune-in to see them join Emeril as he prepares some his “kicked up” sandwich recipes: Pressed Spicy Eggplant with Mozzarella Cheese and Basil, Porchetta with Wilted Dandelion Greens and an Elvis inspired Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich. 10:00 AM CT Hallmark Channel.

2. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Speaking from experience, getting together with girlfriends from my childhood is the bestest thing. The ladies here show us why. They’ll support you like no one else, but they’ll also put you in your place, just as quickly. 10:00 AM CT WE

3. The Talk. The guests today are Larry King, John Michael Higgins, and The Bangles. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Russell Brand and Sting are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. A Goofy Movie. This is one of my favorite Disney movies, believe it or not. It has such a great, strong message of family in it as Goofy works on bonding with his teenage son. 4:00 PM CT Disney XD

6. College Football. Marathon MAAC Championship from Detroit, Michigan. Northern Illinois vs. Ohio University. 6:00 PM ESPN2

7. A Gifted Man. Kate and Michael work together to save a patient with a deadily virus, and Michael realizes a patient’s mom is showing symptoms of a serious condition. 7:00 PM CT CBS

8. Game of Your Life. A lover of video games gets a scholarship that has him making a choice that will affect his future. 7:00 PM CT NBC

9. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Part 1 and Part 2 of the team building a new home for the family of a pre-teen who committed suicide after being bullied. 7:00 PM CT ABC

10. Nikita. Nikita wants Owen to help her steal another black box, Amanda is extremely upset when she finds out Percy game Alex information, and Alex moves in on Semak 7:00 PM CT CW

11. College Football. Pac-12 Championship, UCLA at Oregon. 7:00 PM CT Fox

12. CSI: NY. A witness is found dead, and Jo looks into a suspected rapist who was released during her time as an FBI agent. 7:00 PM CT CBS

13. Supernatural. Dean and Sam take on a high-stakes mission, and Bobby wants help from an old friend in solving a very personal case. 8:00 PM CT CW

14. Say Yes to the Dress. In the first half hour, Katie and her family experience a bittersweet shopping trip, and Sarah and her husband shop for a gown for their renewal ceremony. In the second half hour, Justine wants a gown with a detachable skirt, and Sherronda wants one that will match her boldness. 8:00 PM CT TLC

15. Fatal Attractions. A man tries to tame a wild crocodile. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

16. Ghost Adventures. The team heads to a Civil War battlefield and Rocky Point Manor. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

17. America’s Most Wanted. The former Fox series finds a new home. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. Man Caves. Licensed contractor, Jason Cameron and former NFL great Tony “The Goose” Siragusa give guys what they really want: amazing ideas and know-how to create the ultimate man caves. In each episode of this awesome DIY Network series, Jason and The Goose create a man cave solely for one lucky guy, including celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Rainn Wilson and Dan Patrick. This idea-packed series filled with do-it-yourself instruction showcases guy hangouts beyond your wildest imagination. 8:00 PM CT DIY

19. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. Kristin might be pregnant, and during a prayer session, Shane drops a bombshell. 8:00 PM CT Sundance

20. The Take. The four-part miniseries starring Tom Hardy, is a gripping family drama that unfolds London’s East End criminal underworld of over 10 tumultuous years, from the height of Thatcherism to the birth of New Labor. 8:00 PM CT Encore

21. All On the Line with Joe Zee. Queen Latifah, Wendy Williams and Janet Jackson have all worn this “plus-sexy” line, Qristyl Frazier Designs, which has been sold in over 30 boutiques in its twelve year history. Featured in Essence and Jet, the buzz and design is on point, but its staff is not. Scrambling to complete last-minute fittings for meetings with major buyers may be the reason they can’t land the big sale that will keep them afloat. 8:30 PM CT Sundance

22. Blue Bloods. In exchange for leniency for his son, a dangerous ex-mobster helps Danny with some cold cases, and Jamie looks for a secret about the Sanfino family. 9:00 PM CT CBS

23. Dateline NBC. Robyn Gardner’s boyfriend and roommate discus her disappearance while on vacation. 9:00 PM CT NBC

24. Sanctuary. Magnus and Nikola end up stuck in a virtual Sanctuary world while at the mercy of Adam Worth’s avatar. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

25. Brides of Beverly Hills. Brides from the circus and the weight-loss world. 9:00 PM CT TLC

26. Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold. Series Premiere. Tracey gets in-patient treatment for an anorexic and tries to talk a woman with eating disorders into staying in treatment. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

27. BOSS. just days away from the election, Kane slowly regains control over City Hall. Though a swift political move will help identify his adversaries, will doing the unthinkable improve his public image in time? 9:00 PM CT Starz

28. DC Cupcakes. A six-foot tall nutcracker is constructed, and Mommy’s decorating gets out of control. 9:30 PM CT TLC

29. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight are Hilary Swank, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and Dia Frampton. 10:35 PM CT NBC

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


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

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Christmas in Rockefeller Center

It’s great to see the tree in Rockefeller Center lit up every year, but what keeps us tuning into this every year is the performances, this year by Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, and Tony Bennett, among others. Besides, The Middle is a repeat. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links

1. Legends of the Fall. One of Brad Pitt’s earliest movies, back when he was thought of as a love god, and not the dad to Angelina Jolie’s brood. He stars with Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, and Samuel Thomas in this movie of a father and his sons in early 20th century Montana. 9:40 AM CT Starz East

2. The View. The guests today include Jeremy Piven and Dane Cook. 10:00 AM CT ABC

3. The Talk. Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Mitchell are among the guests. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Kristin Chenoweth, Kym Douglas, and Stevie Wonder are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. Stand By Me. What a great coming of age flick, starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell. 4:00 PM CT Ion

6. Survivor: South Pacific 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. Christmas in Rockefeller Center. The 79th annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York, hosted by Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie. Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Javier Colon, and Megan Hilty are scheduled to perform. 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. The Muppets accidentally stop three letters from reaching Santa Claus, prompting Kermit and the others to attempt to deliver the letters themselves. Guest appearances include Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, and Nathan Lane. 7:00 PM CT CW

9. X-Factor. The Final 7 perform after last week’s cutthroat elimination of two. 7:00 PM CT ABC

10. Harry’s Law. Harry and Adam represent parents whose son died after a concussive blow during a high-school football game, leading Harry to look into the dangers of football injuries, and Tommy’s client is a single mom who robbed a bank. 8:00 PM CT NBC

11. America’s Next Top Model. The final four are tasked with writing a fashion blog for the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia and work with Tyra on a motion editorial. 8:00 PM CT CW

12. Ghost Hunters. Amy and Adam are investigating the dungeon room of the Morse Mill Hotel, where it is claimed that slaves were chained to the walls. While Amy is trying to figure out the best position to be in the room, Adam feels something touch his elbow but he couldn’t find anything around him that could account for the touch. After an EVP session, they move to another part of the basement to try and engage the ghosts. While standing around and waiting for a sign, Amy feels something touch her elbow, the same side elbow as Adam. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

13. Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. The artists are tasked with using an automobile component from a Fiat 500 and turn it into a piece of art. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

14. Man v. Food Nation. Adam is in Hawaii trying Hawaiian-style hot dogs and shrimp, and coaches a local mom in a Moose Omelet Challenge. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. Cool Tools. Did you know there’s a device that lets you carry a sheet of heavy plywood with just one hand? How about using your drill for everything from cleaning ducts to snipping sheet metal? What does “WD-40” stand for, and did you know there are more than 2,000 uses for it? Tool expert Chris Grundy answers these burning questions and more. 8:00 PM CT DIY

16. I Hate My Teenage Daughter. Series Premiere. Nikki and Annie bath Mackenzie and Sophie from attending a school dance after they lock a student in the bathroom. 8:30 PM CT Fox

17. The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!. LL Cool J hosts the Grammy nomination announcements with performances from Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga. 9:00 PM CT CBS

18. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Benson and Amaro interview the distraught parents of a child who vanished on his way home from school. The parents are untrusting of police, yet help narrow the suspect list with help from the TARU tech. Gilbert Gottfried guest stars. 9:00 PM CT NBC

19. Psych. Juliet’s conman dad visits and hopes to fix their strained relationship. 9:00 PM CT USA

20. American Horror Story. One of the most famous murder victims visits the house, and Constance recognizes more of Tate’s bad behavior. 9:00 PM CT FX

21. The Soup. The series moves to a new night.. 9:00 PM CT E!

22. Hot in Cleveland. Winter Premiere. Elka has her choice of three men, and Victoria benefits after her accidental marriage to Joy. 9:00 PM CT TVLand

23. Fact or Faked. Ben, Jael, and Austin are investigating some footage that was shot from inside a cage showing what appears to be a flying witch disappearing outside of the cave. Austin believes that it could have been someone doing parkour(a method of movement focused on moving around obstacles with speed and efficiency) as there is a natural step in the ledge and a sinkhole on the other side of the ledge. The team sets up and executes the stunt but only by watching the episode will you find out if it debunks the footage. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

24. Top Chef: Texas. The contestants use ingredients found inside a standard survival kit to create a dish and also cook for Dallas’ high society. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

25. Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants. The regional finalists in Men’s Health magazine’s 2011 Manliest Restaurants. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

26. The Exes. Series Premiere. Newly single Stuart is set up by his divorce attorney with two other divorced roommates, Phil and Haskell. 9:30 PM CT TVLand

27. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Bill Cosby, Raini Rodriguez, and Iron & Wine. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


Well, now it’s really the Christmas season. Yeah, I know it’s still the end of November, but last night the Grinch was on, and tonight, it’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In light of all the talk of bullying, the misfit elf and reindeer run away after being bullied and find some of their own ilk on the Island of Misfit Toys. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. Live with Kelly. Neil Patrick Harris is the guest cohost, and Betty White, Molly Sims, and Cobra Starship featuring Sabi are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Heathers. Where we all really fell for Christian Slater. Winona Ryder and Shannen Doherty star as well in this movie about suicide in a teenage clique. 9:00 AM CT Lifetime Movie Network

3. The Talk. Regis Philbin and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. are the guests today. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Alison Sweeney, Usher, and David Guetta. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. WALL-E. Who would have thought this little self-contained machine that picked up garbage could have that much heart and soul? 4:00 PM Disney XD

6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s the Christmas special that makes being a dentist and having a red shiny nose cool. Tell the truth. How many of you are singing the song right now? 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. The Biggest Loser. It’s makeover week! 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Last Man Standing. Mike is surprised to find he and a new neighbor share similar interests, and Mandy has revenge on her mind after catching her boyfriend lying. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. 90210. Dixon tries to rejoin the music industry amidst temptation, Annie confrotn the guy standing between her and her inheritance, Holly and Naomi get embarrassed in front of Janice Dickinson, and Tedd upsets Silver with a decision. 7:00 PM CT CW

10. Glee. Someone tries to fix the results of the student council election, Sue Sylvester is challenged by Coach Beiste, and Quinn and Puck face complications. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. Man Up! After finding out Nathan is allergic, the whole family goes gluten-free, and Kenny and Craig both fall for two ladies who work at Big Burger. 7:30 PM CT ABC

12. Ringer. Henry needs to work with Bridget to learn more about Gemma’s disappearance, Malcolm shares his Charlie suspicions with police, and Julie obsesses over Mr. Carpenter. 8:00 PM CT CW

13. New Girl. Winston joins Jess’ handbell quartet and is a natural, making Jess jealous, and Nick and Schmidt disagree on how to fix the toilet. 8:00 PM CT Fox

14. Millionaire Matchmaker. Reunion, Part 1. Andy Cohen sits down with Patti Stanger and some of her most outrageous clients from the past five seasons to face off with her like never before. Andy will count down his top five favorite Patti meltdowns and follow-up about her finale date to find out if sparks flew. Plus, a shocking proposal that even has Patti’s jaw dropped to the floor. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

15. Mysteries at the Museum. The shoes of a Wild West tale, a miniature spacesuit, and an ancient scroll found in a bottle. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

16. What Would You Do? A boss sexually harasses a woman, a dog locked in a hot car, a drug copay that is unaffordable, and someone driving drunk who needs help. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

17. America’s Supernanny. A man leaves the care of his children to his wife as he divides his time between work and sports. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. Teen Mom 2 Catch Up Special. 8:00 PM CT MTV

19. Raising Hope. The family pitches ideas of unusually-flavored yogurts and a baby mop to Andrew Dice Clay when an invention convention comes to town. 8:30 PM CT Fox

20. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Models include Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, and Candice Swanepoel at the annual New York vent, and Kanye West, Maroon 5, and Cee Lo Green perform. 9:00 PM CT CBS

21. Parenthood. Kristina and Adam are overwhelmed by their work schedules, Kristina makes an offer to Amber, Crosby and Jasmine struggle with their relationship, and Julia tries to keep her distance with Zoe. 9:00 PM CT NBC

22. Body of Proof. A star student helps Megan investigate when a victim’s body replaces a cadaver during a class. 9:00 PM CT ABC

23. Covert Affairs An MI6 operative works on recruiting Annie, believing her to be a Smithsonian employee. 9:00 PM CT USA

24. Sons of Anarchy. Jax faces a challenge that is threatening to his family and club. 9:00 PM CT FX

25. Sanctuary. Chimera, Magnus and Tesla are transported to a virtual Sanctuary that looks exactly like the real Sanctuary which initially causes them confusion as to whether they were transported or not. They come to realize that the computer is using their conscience to build the digital cloud around them as well as what it is in its own database. While they are discussing this, something rushes past them and disappears. Brushing off the disturbance, the two get to the task at hand and decide to start their search in Henry’s lab. They call the elevator and luckily they look before stepping in as there is nothing but a big hole where the elevator should be.. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

26. Mad Fashion. Stylist and author Luciani gets a new look. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. The Joy Behar Show. Kristen Johnston, and Valerie Bertinelli and husband Tom Vitale are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

28. What Not to Wear. Rebecca won’t go a day without wearing something influenced by her turtle obsession. 9:00 PM CT TLC

29. One Born Every Minute. Two grandmothers fight over their new grandson, a father meets his baby for the first time, and high-school sweethearts have their third child. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

30. Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. Tori & Dean open InvenTORI, a new antique shops, and Tori has surprising news for Dean. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

31. Fashion Hunters. A vintage Valentino gown and Louboutin shoes. 9:30 PM CT Bravo

32. Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tonight‘s guests include Kathy Bates, Jay Mohr, and Switchfoot. 10:35 PM CT NBC