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What’s On TV Tonight? – 12/13/2012

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8:00 PM EST

The X Factor (“Live Results”) – Contestants face elimination; Bruno Mars performs. (FOX)

The Big Bang Theory (“The Santa Simulation”) – During a game, Sheldon revisits Christmas memories; Amy, Penny and Bernadette look for a date for Koothrappali. (CBS)

Last Resort (“Blue Water”) – Sam and James leave the island on a rescue attempt; a Chinese diplomat arrives to talk with Marcus. (ABC)

Up All Night (“First Snow”) – Chris and Reagan’s plan to take Amy to see snow for the first time ends in calamity; Scott helps Ava choose Christmas gifts on a budget. (NBC)

The Vampire Diaries (“O Come, All Ye Faithful”) – Stefan and Caroline butt heads with Tyler over his plans for Klaus and the hybrids; Klaus makes a discovery; Jeremy needs help conquering dangerous inner demons; professor Shane makes a stunning revelation. (The CW)

8:30 PM EST

Two and a Half Men (“Give Santa a Tail-Hole”) – Walden juggles his two identities; Alan ends up alone on Christmas. (CBS)

Up All Night (“The Wedding”) – In a retrospective of Chris and Reagan’s wild wedding day, big news from Ava and even bigger news from Scott threatens to derail the nuptials. (NBC)

9:00 PM EST

Beauty and the Beast (“Bridesmaid Up!”) – Catherine learns that Evan received a research grant to study mutant DNA cells discovered at local crime scenes; despite Joe’s martial status, he and Tess get romantically involved. (The CW)

Glee (“Glee, Actually”) – Predictions of the apocalypse lead to Brittany and Sam deciding to live life to the fullest; Puck and Jake celebrate Hanukkah together; Kurt has an unforgettable Christmas. (FOX)

Grey’s Anatomy (“Run, Baby, Run”) – While the doctors prepare for Bailey’s wedding, Richard helps her with her anxiety; Lizzie and Meredith butt heads; Callie and Jackson try to get Derek to submit to a risky surgery for his hand. (ABC)

Person of Interest (“Shadow Box”) – As the FBI pursues “the man in the suit,” Reese is even more determined to protect the latest person of interest after learning she is the sister of a soldier who was killed in action. (CBS)

Project Runway All Stars (“An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas”) – The designers must use materials from a Christmas decor emporium in an unconventional challenge. (Lifetime)

Take It All – Contestants vie for lavish prizes in a high-stakes competition. (NBC)

10:00 PM EST

Burn Notice (“Odd Man Out”) – Michael is caught between a smuggler and his former client who is bent on revenge. (USA Network)

Elementary (“The Leviathan”) – A bank vault previously thought to be unbreachable is broken into; when Sherlock meets Joan’s family, he defends her decision to become a sober companion. (CBS)

NICK’S PICK: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (“The Gang Dines Out”) – Every member of the gang has something to celebrate at Guigino’s; Dee turns up at a table for one. (FX)

Jersey Shore (“Raining Men & Meatballs”) – The roommates hold auditions for a temporary party pal for Deena; Mike reveals he used to be a stripper. (MTV)

Rock Center with Brian Williams – Author Mary Pope Osborne; Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya; attorney Kym Worthy works to bring justice to crimes against women in Detroit; hot topics. (NBC)

Scandal (“Blown Away”) – Olivia helps the vice president; Cyrus learns the truth about James’ investigation; Olivia’s associates struggle with an unexpected betrayal. (ABC)

10:30 PM EST

The League (“Our Dinner With Andre”) – Kevin is blackmailed by Ellie’s boyfriend; Taco helps Ruxin with his fertility issues; Pete reconnects with his high-school crush. (FX)

LATE NIGHT

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has Actress Kristen Stewart. (11:00 PM EST, Comedy Central)

Conan welcomes WWE superstar Sheamus; Ryan Adams. (11:00 PM EST, TBS)

Chelsea Lately features Amanda Seyfried, promoting the film Les Miserables; Brad Wollack; Kerri Kenney-Silver; Greg Fitzsimmons. (11:00 PM EST, E!)

The Colbert Report features Sister Simone Campbell, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples and Sean Lennon. (11:30 PM EST, Comedy Central)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has Actor Hugh Jackman; tennis player Maria Sharapova; JD McPherson performs. (11:35 PM EST, NBC)

Late Show with David Letterman welcomes Actor Jamie Foxx; TV host Julie Chen; DIIV performs. (11:35 PM EST, CBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live has TV host Carson Daly; actor Zachary Knighton; Dan Deacon performs. (12:00 AM EST, ABC)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson features TV host Howie Mandel; actress Olivia Williams. (12:35 AM EST, CBS)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon welcomes Actor Martin Short; singer Billy Joel; professional wrestler John Cena; comic Neal Brennan. (12:35 AM EST, NBC)

Last Call with Carson Daly has Sports journalist Dave Zirin; entrepreneur Bre Pettis; The Jezabels perform. (1:35 AM EST, NBC)

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