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    The Great Christmas Light Fight

    ABC, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    In real life, of course, people will keep their Christmas lights up for at least another week or two as the winter holidays reach their climax, but this fifth season of this hit seasonal competition goes dark again after tonight's 2017 finale. Viewers by now are familiar with the format, as hosts and judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak assess the work of some families who have put their Christmas spirit quite literally up in lights. The winner receives $50,000.
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    Kevin Can Wait

    CBS, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    For many people, the holidays are a time for fond reflection on happy memories, and that's the case with Vanessa and Kevin (Leah Remini, Kevin James) as well in a new yuletide-themed episode called "The Might've Before Christmas." As the Gable family and Vanessa gather around the Christmas tree, the couple are prompted to cast their memories back to the first patrol the two of them worked together. Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones and Ryan Cartwright also star.
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    Man With a Plan

    CBS, 8:30PM ET >> Description

    After no one shows up at their potluck dinner, Adam and Andi (Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder) make a concerted effort to mend fences with their neighbors and get back into their good graces in a new episode called "Adam Gets Neighborly." Sherri Shepherd and Tim Meadows guest star; Kevin Nealon, Stacy Keach, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman and Matthew McCann also star.
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    Superior Donuts

    CBS, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Politics divide the donut-shop regulars in the new episode "Electile Dysfunction," as Arthur and Fawz (Judd Hirsch, Maz Jobrani) become opponents in an election. Franco (Jermaine Fowler) serves as Arthur's campaign manager. Tush and Randy (David Koechner, Katey Sagal) remember having met each other in the past. Diane Guerrero also stars.
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    Man v. Food

    TRAVEL, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    A new episode finds host Casey Webb paying a visit to Seattle, where his ambitious, tummy-stretching menu includes a mountainous, Japanese-influenced burger. He also chows down on a musically inspired breakfast special served in a record shop, then takes the terrifyingly spicy 7 Alarm Challenge at an eatery called Wing Dome. Immediately following is another new episode, which takes Casey to Burlington, Vt., a small town with some mammoth eats.
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    Scorpion

    CBS, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    In a new episode called "A Christmas Car-Roll," an out-of-sorts Walter (Elyes Gabel) turns down a chance to spend quality time with his friends to focus instead on his work. His concentration is rudely interrupted, though, when he falls down some stairs and hits his head. As he lies unconscious, he dreams of meeting his guardian angel, who shows him a world in which Team Scorpion never existed. Katharine McPhee, Robert Patrick, Eddie Thomas and Ari Stidham star.
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    Independent Lens

    PBS, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    Naomi Kulin, an Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey, was 10 years old and weighed 95 pounds when she broke a world powerlifting record by hoisting 215 pounds. Filmed over the course of three years, Jessie Auritt's documentary "Supergirl" is a coming of age saga that follows Naomi and her family through training and competitive events, as well as exploring the strong role that faith plays in their lives.
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    Maleficent

    TNT, 5:15PM ET >> Description

    As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists her into a creature bent on revenge. She engages in an epic battle with the invading kings successor, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora -- realizing only later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    HDNETMV, 5:40PM ET >> Description

    Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.
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    Titanic

    BBCA, 7:00PM ET >> Description

    James Camerons "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the "ship of dreams" -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
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    Pitch Perfect 2

    FX, 7:00PM ET >> Description

    Its been three years since the Barden Bellas (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson) became the first all-female group to win a national title. All seems well until a botched Lincoln Center performance for the president leads to a scandal that strips them of their performing duties, causing internal tension and strife. With the world championships on the horizon in Copenhagen, Denmark, the women must get their act together for their one and only shot at redemption.
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    Elf

    FREEFORM, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santas elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesnt fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.
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    La La Land

    HBO2, 8:45PM ET >> Description

    Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
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    New Year's Eve

    TNT, 9:16PM ET >> Description

    Intertwining stories promise love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and more for a number of New Yorkers on the celebrated night. A rock star (Jon Bon Jovi) and his ex-lover (Katherine Heigl) clash at an exclusive party; a singer (Lea Michele) becomes stranded with a killjoy (Ashton Kutcher) on the way to a New Years gig; a nurse (Halle Berry) stays with a dying patient (Robert De Niro) as he tries to hang on long enough to see the ball drop in Times Square one last time.
  • Basketball
    6:00-P BIGTEN Houston Baptist at Michigan State
    7:00-P NBATV Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers
    8:00-P FS1 Northern Illinois at Marquette
    8:00-P ESPN2 Nebraska-Omaha at Kansas
    8:00-P BIGTEN IPFW at Indiana
    10:00-P FS1 Texas-Arlington at Creighton
    10:00-P ESPN2 Tennessee State at Texas
    1:30-A (12/19) NBATV Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers
    Football
    8:15-P ESPN Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Soccer
    2:55-P NBCSN Everton FC vs. Swansea City AFC