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Psych
9/8c USA
USA gives Psych fans an early present tonight with back-to-back episodes. First up is a take on It's a Wonderful Life in which Shawn, reeling from bumbling a big case, dreams about what life in Santa Barbara would be like if he had never returned. Next, Shawn becomes an advocate for a zoo polar bear though to have killed its trainer. — Brie Hearn

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Survivor: Nicaragua

8/7c CBS
Two weeks ago, it looked like Sash's game was finished when his alliance partners NaOnka and Purple Kelly quit. But last week he resurrected his game by winning immunity and courting the two remaining three-person alliances, offering himself as the swing vote both groups needed. He opted to back Chase and the girls, which means Fabio could be the next target. Tonight, the six castaways receive emotional visits from loved ones, which should provide them with the extra incentive they need to push through to the end. — Tim Holland

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole and David McCullough
8/7c PBS
Natalie Cole and author David McCullough join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a festive celebration of the Christmas season. Cole lends her voice to such holiday classics as "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." McCullough, for his part, reflects on Christmases past. Other featured musical selections include "For Unto Us a Child is Born" from Handel's "Messiah." — Jeff Gemmill

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MythBusters

9/8c Discovery
When you execute the dangerous experiments that Jamie and Adam routinely try, it's probably a good idea to have a superhero on the set, and maybe a comedic actor to provide comic relief. The Mythbusters dynamic duo gets two-for-one when they team up with the Green Hornet star Seth Rogen, who helps the gang tackle two myths. — Michael Chant

Classic MLB Baseball
8/7c MLB Network
The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off their 18th straight losing season and aren't about to outbid the Yankees for any high-priced free agents. Once upon a time, however, the Bucs broke the hearts of the Bronx Bombers in a World Series Game 7 that was lost in time until full footage was recently discovered at the home of onetime Pirates co-owner Bing Crosby. So turn back the clock to 1960, Pirates fans, and celebrate the early Christmas gift of all nine innings of the famous 10-9 clincher over New York. Mel Allen and Bob Prince call the action, while MLB Network host Bob Costas adds interviews with players from the game as well as Pittsburgh personalities Michael Keaton and Franco Harris. — Roger Leister

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Hell's Kitchen

9/8c Fox
One's bigger and is from Chicago, and the other is from Atlanta and has more tattoos. But the two finalists are both 29 and they're both sous chefs. Until tonight, that is, when either Russell Kook II or Nona Sivley will win a head-chef post at LA Market in downtown Los Angeles. Food fans know the routine: Eliminated contestants return to "help" (we use the word advisably) in the kitchen during dinner service, but first there's one last challenge. For Nona and Russell, it's preparing a five-course meal, to be judged by culinary notables. One of them happens to be LA Market owner Kerry Simon. — Paul Droesch

The Defenders
10/9c CBS
"He's trouble," Pete says. "Big trouble." He's referring to his out-of-control estranged father (James Brolin) who suddenly shows up in Las Vegas and quickly becomes a client. Why? The elder Kaczmarek is arrested and charged with grand theft auto. Apparently, he jilted a woman and took off with her car. At least that's her side of the story. And if that wasn't enough, Pete and Nick defend an ex-football player charged with assault. — Tim Holland