A Home for the Holidays
8 pm/ET CBS
The annual event, now in its 10th year, is always an uplifting and inspiring hour as adoption awareness takes center stage. Joining in the evening's celebration and performing are Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Melissa Etheridge, Jamie Foxx and Gavin Rossdale. Kristin Chenoweth, Patricia Heaton, Rene Russo and Martin Short are also on hand to spotlight touching stories from around the U.S. about families whose lives have been blessed through adoption. — Tim Holland
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9 pm/ET ABC
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that there are no second acts in American lives, but he never saw this show about wannabe stars whose shot at fame never came — until now. Years after they auditioned for casting director Matt Casella, whose discoveries include Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Keri Russell, a quintet of onetime aspiring child actors find themselves in the spotlight to perform for a live audience in Los Angeles. Donny and Marie Osmond host. — Joe Friedrich
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Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2008
9 pm/ET TBS
'Tis the season for this annual showcase of the mad, rad ad. Hosting from the core of the Big Apple, Kevin Nealon returns to compile a year-end collection of the wittiest advertisements from the United States and abroad. If ad countdowns from years past are any indication, we can expect tonight's winning commercials to include an overload of injurious sight gags and scantily clad women, because, as marketers all know, sex sells. — Dean Maurer
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10 pm/ET PBS
How does a cult documentary become a Broadway hit? This look at the "Grey Gardens" musical, based on the 1975 Maysles Brothers doc that chronicled the wacky lives of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale (the aunt and cousin of Jackie Onassis), explores how and why composer Scott Frankel developed it for the stage, and features interviews with documentarian Albert Maysles, Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, dramatist Doug Wright and the play's cast. — Jeff Gemmill
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9:01 pm/ET Fox
Put aside, for a moment, Olivia's encounter with a presumed-dead Agent Scott as a science-fiction trompe l'oeil, and focus instead on the birdbrained ideas of Dr. Bishop. Is that a dismissal of his unconventional contributions thus far? Not in the least. In fact, it's more of a celebration of his eccentric methods, and in this repeat episode from October, they involve the use of homing pigeons when there are deadly consequences to a man's unusual ability to harness electricity. — Joe Friedrich
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
A Home for the Holidays