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Nature

PBS | 8:00 pm The two-part miniseries “Nature’s Miracle Orphans” opens with “Second Chances,” exploring efforts by rescue centers in Australia and Costa Rica to help young animals survive on their own. A koala named Danny receives 24-hour attention — and a teddy bear, which actually helps him build up strength for climbing — and baby sloth Newbie’s case of pneumonia is suspected to be linked to the stress caused by having lost her mother. […]

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Criminal Minds

CBS | 10:00 pm
A professor from Lewis’ past tips off the BAU to an alarming number of overdose deaths of patients who just completed rehab. […]

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Chicago Fire

NBC | 9:00 pm Firehouse 51 responds to a massive freeway accident that impacts someone close to them; Foster runs into someone from her past after a harrowing call; Casey and Naomi grow closer; Severide and Kidd’s relationship is tested. […]

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Criminal Minds

CBS | 10:00 pm A professor from Lewis’ past tips off the BAU to an alarming number of overdose deaths of patients who just completed rehab. […]

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Deal or No Deal

CNBC | 8:00 pm
A larger-than-life Brooklyn native breaks out some wild dance moves, seeking to win $1 million with which to fund his daughter’s wedding. […]

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Nature

PBS | 8:00 pm
The two-part miniseries "Nature’s Miracle Orphans" opens with "Second Chances," exploring efforts by rescue centers in Australia and Costa Rica to help young animals survive on their own. A koala named Danny receives 24-hour attention — and a teddy bear, which actually helps him build up strength for climbing — and baby sloth Newbie’s case of pneumonia is suspected to be linked to the stress caused by having lost her mother. […]

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Chicago Med

NBC | 8:00 pm
As he and Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) prepare for their wedding day, Will (Nick Gehlfuss) unwillingly allows himself to get sidetracked in the new episode "Death Do Us Part." Elsewhere, Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) clashes with Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) over a patient’s care, while Dr. Choi and April (Brian Tee, Yaya DaCosta) find themselves with no backup as a pregnant woman unexpectedly goes into labor. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) treats a patient who’s very important to Detective Halstead (guest star Jesse Lee Sofer). […]

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Chicago Fire

NBC | 9:00 pm
Firehouse 51 responds to a massive freeway accident that impacts someone close to them; Foster runs into someone from her past after a harrowing call; Casey and Naomi grow closer; Severide and Kidd’s relationship is tested. […]

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Chopped

FOOD | 9:00 pm Four real-life grandmothers bring their time-tested cooking skills to the show’s kitchen to give judges Manet Chauhan, Scott Conant and Amanda Freitag an unforgettable dining experience in the holiday-themed new episode “Holly Jolly Grandmas.” Some unusual candy canes figure prominently in the first appetizer round, then a gilded surprise is the centerpiece of the second basket. The last round gives the two matriarchs still standing some Christmas cookies to work with. Ted Allen hosts. […]

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The Conners

ABC | 8:00 pm
A concerned Dan (John Goodman) frets over the intentions of Peter (guest star Matthew Broderck), Jackie’s (Laurie Metcalf) latest and unemployed boyfriend, especially after he finds out about the extravagant Christmas gift she’s bought for him in the new episode "Hold the Salt." Elsewhere, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) gets some interesting advice from an unlikely source, and Mark and Mary (Ames McNamara, Jayden Ray) put together their Christmas wishlist. […]