Sanctuary

Sanctuary
10/9c Syfy
There are many ways to prove that you're valuable to a group effort, like volunteering to take on additional responsibility and sharing helpful insights, but nothing says "team player" quite like taking a bullet for the cause. Kate (Agam Darshi) gets her "shot" to impress the rest when an underground mob catches wind of an Abnormal shipment. Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) guest stars. — Michael Chant

The View
11/10c ABC
The ladies of The View salute a show that has been on ABC even longer than Barbara Walters has: All My Children. The veteran soap (it'll celebrate the big 4-0 on Jan. 5) is moving its production facilities from New York to L.A., with episodes from its new studios slated to begin airing in February. Today's guests include series creator Agnes Nixon and a number of regulars, including Susan Lucci, an AMC fixture from Day 1. — Paul Droesch

Yes, Virginia
8/7c CBS
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's famous letter to the editor of New York's Sun newspaper in 1897 asking if Santa is real is the basis of this delightful 2009 animated tale. Beatrice Miller provides the voice of Virginia, who searches for signs of Santa in her neighborhood but continually comes up empty. When she realizes the local paper's motto is "If you see it in the Sun, it's so," she dashes off a letter to its initially reluctant editor (voice of Alfred Molina) knowing the newspaper prints only facts. The convincing holiday script is aided by top voice talents, including Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Love Hewitt as Virginia's befuddled parents. — Tim Holland

HALO Awards
8/7c Teen Nick
This brand-new awards show features Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Hayden Panettiere and LeBron James — but they aren't award recipients. Instead, they are honoring four teenagers who have become leaders in helping their communities. In addition to getting to meet a celebrity who shares their passion about the same cause, the teens receive funds for their causes and scholarship money. The man responsible for this event is Nick Cannon, who also serves as the host and executive producer. — Jennifer Sankowski

Law & Order
8/7c NBC
Lupo and Bernard are on the case when a campaign volunteer's body is found with the word "Fed" scrawled on his chest in a story that bears an uncanny resemblance to the real-life case of the late Bill Sparkman, a census worker whose body was found with the same inscription. The episode also features Benjamin Bratt, who reprises his role as Rey Curtis. — Michael Chant