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Skating with the Stars
8/7c ABC
Tonight, someone will glide off the ice as the Skating with the Stars Season 1 champion. And that's no easy feat: This season's injuries and hospital visits have shown how difficult this reality competition is. Five weeks ago, Bethenny Frankel, Jonny Moseley, Rebecca Budig, Vince Neil, Brandon Mychal Smith and Sean Young took to the ice, and now only two are left standing. And for the eventual winner, perhaps the glow of achievement will melt the ice. — Jennifer Sankowski

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2:30/1:30c ESPN2
In a rare injection of world-class tennis in December, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and second-ranked Roger Federer square off in a pair of three-set indoor exhibitions the next two days to benefit each other's charitable foundations. The home-and-home set begins in Federer's Switzerland before shifting tomorrow to Madrid, where Rafa is king. The pair account for 25 of the last 30 men's Grand Slam titles, including all four in 2010, when Nadal followed Federer's Aussie Open win by pulling off a rare trifecta at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Federer upped his game in November to beat Nadal indoors at the season-ending ATP Finals in London. — Roger Leister

Living in the Time of Jesus
8/7c National Geographic
Many people are familiar with the famous Biblical story of Jesus overturning the tables of the moneychangers in the Temple. But who were those moneychangers? And what were their lives like? Those are some of the questions posed in the premiere of this three-part miniseries, which airs in its entirety tonight. It explores life in first century Nazareth, more from a historical perspective than a religious one. The first hour looks at how ordinary people made ends meet, from carpenters and shepherds to tax collectors and, yes, moneychangers. — Karen Kelty

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Minute to Win It

8/7c NBC Minute to Win It wraps up its special holiday episodes tonight with the third and final installment. This evening's competitors are a couple from the Midwest who are eying a $3 million payday to help them start a life together. They take on a variety of festive games in hopes of ringing in the holidays with a huge win. — Brie HearnPrice of Admission: America's College Debt Crisis9/8c CNBC Is a college education a key to success — or one to accruing massive debt? And is the ever-growing student-loan industry a financial bubble sure to burst, like the subprime-mortgage business, at some point in the future? Scott Cohn's reports includes remarks from Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). — Jeff Gemmill

The Day John Lennon Died10/9c BiographyThe 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon is marked by a remembrance that chronicles his last day, which ended when he was struck down by Mark David Chapman's gun in front of the Dakota in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980. Along with interviews with friends and music-industry figures, the retrospective also draws from Yoko Ono's personal archive. — Bill Ecklund

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Glory Daze

10/9c TBS
TBS's 1980s-era campus comedy continues its freshman season. In past episodes, the hazed-and-confused Omega Sig boys tried to make the grade when they searched for a very specialized birthday gift, prepared for their first mixer, endured Dad's Day weekend and tangled with the frat brats at Zeta Rho. The frat frets tonight when a national-chapter adviser (John Michael Higgins) is slated to arrive, so the gang desperately scrambles to tidy and fix the house. Meanwhile, the guys set out to score tickets to see a hot band in concert. — Dean Maurer