The Good Wife

The Good Wife
10/9c CBS
The sophomore sensation continues to surprise and delight fans, and tonight's episode, the last original of 2010, promises more of the same. Alicia races against the clock to secure a stay of execution for a death-row inmate who is scheduled to die in nine hours. It's all set in motion when Alicia receives a cryptic message from a courthouse clerk concerning the condemned man's appeal. In more personal matters, Alicia, who recently learned of Will's phone call in which he professed his love for her, but which was deleted by Eli before she heard it, asks Will if they can talk about their relationship. Sounds like a good setup for 2011.  — Tim Holland

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Three Wise Women

8/7c Hallmark
In this modern-day take on A Christmas Carol, Amy Huberman plays hospital administrator Liz, who has lost her enthusiasm for life and Christmas, in particular. The change in Liz worries her guardian angel, so he decides to call in reinforcements: Liz's past and future selves, played by Lauren Coe and Fionnuala Flanagan, respectively. The two women quickly get close to Liz and offer gentle nudges toward making big changes, especially when it comes to Liz's upcoming nuptials. — Brie Hearn

Biggest Loser
9/8c NBC
After months of hard work, it's time for the 10th Biggest Loser to be crowned in tonight's season finale. Last week's weigh-in put Frado and Patrick safely in the top two, leaving Elizabeth and Ada to depend on viewer votes to land the spot as the third finalist. Eliminated contestants are also set to return for one last weigh-in and to compete for the at-home prize of $100,000. — Brie Hearn

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Independent Lens
10/9c PBS
Brothers Bill and Turner Ross — directing their first feature-length film — provide a lyrical, cinema vérité look at small-town life via the goings-on in their hometown of Sidney, Ohio, in 45365. The doc garnered plenty of critical acclaim: It was honored with the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival and with the Roger and Chaz Ebert Truer than Fiction Award at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards. — Jeff Gemmill

Explorer
10/9c National Geographic
Are some people genetically predisposed to violence? That is the question correspondent Henry Rollins asks when he investigates a so-called "warrior gene" that has been linked to aggression, gang membership and weapon use. To test this controversial theory, Rollins rounds up a colorful crew, which includes outlaw bikers, MMA fighters, former gang members and Buddhist monks. DNA testing reveals some surprising results. — Karen Kelty

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Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection
10/9c Bravo
Thus far in Season 2, the battling fashion houses created collections inspired by series host Iman's career, the inner workings of the human body, femme fatales and, in the previous episode, they did the time warp by creating wear fare based on past years. We turn to the present in tonight's supersize outing, which finds the show colliding with another Bravo real-world enterprise — the Real Housewives franchise. Here, the designers get an extra dose of reality-TV drama when they give "make unders" to some of those well-pampered wives. Author and producer Susan Fales-Hill serves as guest judge. — Dean Maurer

Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Christmas
10/9c BBC America
Expect to see a softer side of Gordon Ramsay in this two-part special (which concludes on Dec. 21), which finds the famously hot-tempered chef preparing his favorite holiday dishes at home with his family. On the menu are achievable and affordable dishes, including roast turkey with lemon, parsley and garlic; pork stuffing with apricots and pistachios; and roasted potatoes with a spicy twist. And his adorable kids serve as sous chefs when Gordon makes homemade milk-chocolate truffles that are sure to make your mouth water. — Karen Kelty