Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
8 pm/ET NBC
Everything's coming up Rosie in this reinvention of the traditional variety show prominent in the 1970s. (Think The Carol Burnett Show, Donny and Marie and, sigh, The Brady Bunch Hour.) But host Rosie O'Donnell gives the good old genre a retro-revival spin, pumped up by performances by Liza Minnelli, Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette, plus appearances by Kathy Griffin, Alec Baldwin and Jane Krakowski. The show also includes production numbers, comedy sketches starring an in-house troupe and even audience giveaways. — Dean Maurer
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Naked Brothers Band
8:30 pm/ET Nickelodeon
Tonight the band gets animated — in a very literal sense. Their cartoon-version alter egos, known as the Supetastic 6, go on a zany adventure in which they try to stop a jazz-playing villain who wants to steal the world's hair supply. It's up to the Supetastic 6 to ward off the threat of "global balding." — Jennifer Sankowski
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Top Chef: New York
10 pm/ET Bravo
The food fighters meet the Foo Fighters in a rockin' Thanksgiving-themed episode. Here, the remaining cooks visit alt-rockers Foo Fighters on a tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y., where they try to impress the band with perfect-pitched cuisine. There will likely be sour notes along the way, but one contestant will rise to the top of the food charts. — Dean Maurer
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Barbara Walters Special
10:01 pm/ET ABC
Like pardoning turkeys at Thanksgiving and looking somber (while really loving it) when the Marine Band plays "Hail to the Chief," sitting for an interview with Barbara Walters is something a president is expected to do. Every chief executive since Nixon has, and now it's President-elect Obama's turn. Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes might have beaten her to the punch, but Oprah hasn't interviewed him since the election, and Walters has managed to squeeze in this conversation before November sweeps end tonight. — Paul Droesch
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10 pm/ET CBS
Two words can change a person's life, as Danny discovers when Lindsay tells him: "I'm pregnant." Danny, a dad? It's a good thing for him that there's a case to solve. A body is found inside of a crushed car, and the victim's bones must be removed piece by piece to make an identification which may lead to the killer. — Tim Holland
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