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Glee
8/7c Fox
With Rachel and Finn in Splitsville, and Will clearly heartbroken about Emma and Carl's quickie wedding, New Directions might need a little Christmas as the show heads into its winter's nap. (Tonight's holiday-themed show is the fall finale.) True, the kids did advance to Regionals last week, along with the Warblers (so we'll still see a lot of Kurt when new episodes resume next year), but the overall vibe could be better. And, of course, there's a Grinch to contend with at McKinley High. You can imagine who she is. — Paul Droesch

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Inside the Actors Studio

8/7c Bravo
On hiatus since September, James Lipton's long-standing chatfest returns with an interview with actor, writer and director James Franco, who gives expression to his craft, career and life. The California-born Franco got his start playing a handsome loner in the 1999-2000 cult dramedy Freaks and Geeks, then crystallized his wide range as an actor in the biopic James Dean (for which he won a Golden Globe award), the Spider-Man films, Pineapple Express and Milk. Franco is currently rising high in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, brilliantly playing an adventurer who gets frighteningly stuck while mountaineering. And the versatile Franco — who recently had a role on General Hospital — is on tap as an Oscar host next year. — Dean Maurer

College Basketball
7/6c ESPN
A budding rivalry continues to migrate Eastward as Kansas and Memphis tangle in the Jimmy V Classic in New York City. Most famously, the teams met in the 2008 NCAA title game in San Antonio, where KU rallied past John Calipari's Tigers in overtime. Early last season, they met in St. Louis, with Josh Pastner's Tigers falling just short of upsetting the Jayhawks, 57-55. The 33-year-old Pastner has an all-new starting lineup in just his second season, led by freshman guards Will Barton, Joe Jackson and Charles Carmouche. The leadership role for Kansas, meanwhile, has landed squarely on the broad shoulders of rapidly-improving twins Marcus and Markieff Morris. — Roger Leister

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Minute to Win It8/7c NBC NBC's hit game show is back for the holidays with three special episodes airing over the next few weeks. In addition to the normal cash prize, contestants also compete for special holiday gifts. But the players aren't the only ones eligible for a big payday; at-home viewers can win a $10,000 giveaway. The episodes also feature a theme of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," along with music performances and appearances by Santa and his elves. — Brie HearnIn Treatment9:30/8:30c HBO By the time this third-season finale airs, we'll probably know why HBO switched Monday's episodes, putting Frances' anguish about her sister's mortality ahead of Sunil, who may have been A) suicidal, B) homicidal, C) both or D) none of the above. And while Jesse seems to have made some kind of breakthrough in his treatment, the kicker with Adele should not only get to the bottom of how Paul really feels about his new therapist, but whether he's had it with his chosen profession once and for all. — Joe Friedrich

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Detroit 1-8-7


10/9c ABC
Detroit-born and bred Della Reese (Touched by an Angel) guest-stars as septuagenarian Lorraine Henderson, whose son went missing in 1967 along with his white girlfriend. The long-dormant mystery, reactivated by the discovery of their remains in an abandoned fallout shelter, is investigated by Longford and Mahajan, who receive help from an unexpected source: Longford's estranged father, a retired cop. — Jeff Gemmill

Warehouse 13
10/9c Syfy
The carol says, "...he knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake," but what if St. Nick has been naughty? In this holiday special, Pete and Myka track a bad Santa who's been linked to robberies while Artie reunites with his father (Judd Hirsch) in time for Hanukkah. Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) also guest stars. — Michael Chant