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The Bachelor
8/7c ABC
In the annals of Bachelor history, no villain has been more hissable than Brad Womack (Booooooooooo!!!), the Austin saloonkeeper who spurned both Jenni and DeAnna in 2007. Brad says that has paid dearly for his sins ("I hit rock bottom"), and that therapy has made him more kissable. He hopes. We'll see, beginning tonight, when he meets the 30 gals he'll be sifting through over the next two months. A dentist, an undertaker and a "manscaper" are among them. But first there's an encounter with Jenni and DeAnna. Then the first gal out of the limousine slaps him. Hard. — Paul Droesch

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Orange Bowl
8:30/7:30c ESPN
The Stanford Cardinal take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in Miami in a battle of teams with similar strengths. Both offenses operate behind physical offensive lines, opening holes for corps of talented running backs. Both also have game-changing quarterbacks, with Stanford led by likely future NFL first-rounder Andrew Luck, and Tech countering with passing-running threat Tyrod Taylor. While Stanford lost only one game this season (to powerhouse Oregon), the white-hot Hokies have rolled off 11 straight wins after dropping their first two games. — Dave Roeder

The Closer
9/8c TNT
A swell belle rings loudly when the prime-crime series closes out its sixth season tonight. (The show will return for a seventh season, but it will be its last.) Georgia belle Brenda Leigh Johnson isn't so peachy when three distinct dramas — the apprehension of a crack addict, a potentially shady rehab facility and a missing young woman — swirl around her newest investigation. Worse, the case soon causes Gabriel to doubt Brenda's judgment and forces Fritz to dig up dark secrets from his past. — Dean Maurer

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