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We’ll Meet Again

PBS | 8:00 pm
An episode titled "Lost Children of Vietnam" leaves little doubt that the reunions featured during the Ann Curry-hosted hour will be emotional. One involves a Vietnam-born woman who seeks her American father — whom she hasn’t seen in four decades — while in another, a man who was saved overseas as a 12-year-old by a Texan hopes to locate him in the United States. […]

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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 Profit

CNBC | 10:00 pm
Over the past five seasons, entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis has invested nearly $100 million of his own money, not to mention his literally invaluable professional advice, to help dreamers turn their ventures into a reality. Now, as his Critics’ Choice Award-nominated business series returns for Season 6, 11 new small businesses get the spotlight. Also, a previously featured business, The Casery — which figured in a particularly explosive episode — gets a follow-up this season. […]

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NCIS: New Orleans

CBS | 10:00 pm
It’s one thing to live one’s life to the fullest, but in the new episode "Risk Assessment," Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team probe the murder of Navy contractor Jacob Bell (guest star Andrew Rush), who took that maxim to the extreme. Or was his name Jacob Landry? That’s an important question, given that the victim apparently lived two lives for decades, complete with separate wives, families and careers. Lucas Black and Vanessa Ferlito also star. […]

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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. […]

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NCIS

CBS | 8:00 pm The team begins an undercover stakeout when their lead suspect in an old unsolved case is released from prison. […]

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We’ll Meet Again

PBS | 8:00 pm An episode titled “Lost Children of Vietnam” leaves little doubt that the reunions featured during the Ann Curry-hosted hour will be emotional. One involves a Vietnam-born woman who seeks her American father — whom she hasn’t seen in four decades — while in another, a man who was saved overseas as a 12-year-old by a Texan hopes to locate him in the United States. […]

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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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Christmas Cookie Challenge

FOOD | 10:00 pm Host Eddie Jackson’s self-professed fondness for traditional nesting dolls inspires a decorating challenge in which he asks five cookie wizards to bake six cookies of the same design that get progressively smaller in the new episode “Christmas Comes in All Sizes.” For the display challenge, the three cookie makers who made it past the opener must craft a Christmas village entirely out of cookies. Stephanie Boswell, Ree Drummond and Molly Yeh are the judges. […]