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Salvation

CBS | 9:00 pm
With the asteroid continuing its approach to Earth, Darius and Liam (Santiago Cabrera, Charlie Rowe) get Grace’s (Jennifer Finnigan) support as they try to devise technology to support it in the new episode "Another Trip Around the Sun." The effort takes Liam back to Boston, where he makes a surprising and alarming discovery. Dennis Boutsikaris and Jeffrey Nordling guest star. Jacqueline Byers and Ian Anthony Dale also star. […]

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Criminal Minds

CBS | 10:00 pm
Remember Vicki from "The Love Boat"? Jill Whelan plays another character by that name — and we’re guessing it’s not by coincidence — as a guest star in "The Anti-Terrorism Squad." This time, her alter ego is a high-school principal who’s party to the BAU’s probe of two students who are the only survivors when their families are attacked. Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and the other team members come to think the youths may be connected by bullying. […]

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This Is Us

NBC | 10:00 pm
The aftermath of an unsettling Thanksgiving sends Kate, Kevin and Randall (Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown) to the family cabin for intended healing in "The Trip." However, the result is anything but calming, with Olivia’s (guest star Janet Montgomery) words to Kate stirring particular problems. In flashbacks, the young Randall’s desire to find his biological parents divides Rebecca and Jack (Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia). […]

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Blood Drive

SYFY | 10:00 pm
While speeding through a dangerous stretch of road known as The Savage Lands, Arthur and Grace (Alan Ritchson, Christina Ochoa) are ambushed by a tribe of Amazon women in the new episode "Booby Trap" (yes, as that title indicates, this series is just a continuing study in quiet good taste). The good news is, these women hold a clue to where Grace’s missing sister is located. Meanwhile, Christopher (Thomas Dominique) grows attracted to his captor (Marama Corlett). […]

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Snowfall

FX | 10:00 pm
Franklin (Damson Idris) is forced to enlist some help to retrieve his stolen property in a new episode called "Slow Hand." Elsewhere, Teddy (Carter Hudson) is dismayed to receive an unexpected visitor while he is in the middle of a weapons deal, while Gustavo, Lucia and Pedro (Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Emily Rios, Filipe Valle Costa) go looking for a fall guy. […]

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Big Pacific

PBS | 8:00 pm
The new miniseries about the creatures of the Pacific Ocean concludes with "Behind the Scenes," a look at how the program was made. That’s no small story in such a venture, since for all the planning done by producers and cinematographers, one never can count on how the subjects and the sea will behave once the cameras actually roll. Just ask Steven Spielberg, whose challenges on the water while he was making "Jaws" are legendary. […]

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The Carmichael Show

NBC | 9:00 pm
Cynthia (Loretta Devine) has crises on two related fronts in the new episode "Evelyn and Vernon," named for the character’s parents (played by guest stars Starletta Dupois and Bill Cobbs). Their marriage is faltering, prompting Cynthia to question whether her own union with Joe (David Alan Grier) is all that solid. Jerrod Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish also star. Another episode follows. […]

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Animal Kingdom

TNT | 9:00 pm
A new episode called "Dig" finds the boys pondering how far they will — and should — go to help Smurf (Ellen Barkin) get rid of Javi (Alex Meraz). Baz (Scott Speedman) takes Pope (Shawn Hatosy) into his confidence with some new information about Catherine’s disappearance. Meanwhile, shaken by recent developments, J and Nicky (Finn Cole, Molly Gordon) grow closer. […]

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NCIS

CBS | 8:00 pm
Guest star Laura San Giacomo ("Just Shoot Me") returns as Dr. Grace Confalone, who suggests to Gibbs (Mark Harmon) that the death of a Marine sergeant who fell from a building wasn’t accidental, in "Privileged Information." As new team member Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) continues to settle in, he seeks a place to live. Joe Spano returns as FBI man T.C. Fornell. Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray and Jennifer Esposito also star. […]

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Frontline

PBS | 10:00 pm
"Life on Parole" describes the theme of a new episode that follows ex-convicts through their first year as parolees, focusing on the system in Connecticut and efforts there to keep former inmates from returning to prison. The challenges faced by such individuals in returning to society are considerable, and the hour takes a personal approach in detailing how they deal with the situation, in addition to examining it from legal and institutional standpoints. […]