What’s On TV Tonight? – 12/19/2012

Credit: FOX

Credit: FOX

8:00 PM EST

NICK’S PICK: The X Factor (“Season Finale, Part I”) – The remaining finalists perform. Note: I’ll be live-blogging tonight’s performance show, in addition to my usual Thursday live-blog, so definitely stop by and check it out, whether it’s to root for Tate, Carly, or Fifth Harmony, or to gab about what a trainwreck this season has been! Or, if you’re me, to celebrate the departure of L.A. Reid! (FOX)

A Home for the Holidays With Rascal Flatts – Celebrities present inspirational stories of adoption; musical performers include Rascal Flatts, Rachel Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips. (CBS)

The 2012 Miss Universe Competition – At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, women from around the world vie for the crown in the annual pageant; Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic host. (NBC)

9:00 PM EST

The Hour – Bel and Freddie pitch the exposure of Cilenti’s vice network and police collusion; photos of a NATO summit reveal a connection. (BBC America)

WWE Trubute to the Troops – The 10th Annual celebration features performances by Kid Rock and Flo Rida, and appearances by The Muppets and Michelle Beadle of NBC Sports. (USA Network)

9:30 PM EST

The Year with Katie Couric – Celebrities, newsmakers and special guests reflect on the events of 2012. (ABC)

10:00 PM EST

Chicago Fire (“Merry Christmas, Etc.”) – An expensive necklace goes missing at the scene of a fire, leading to an internal investigation; Cruz makes a desperate decision to save his brother from a gang war; Dawson invites Casey to a party. (NBC)

Hot in Cleveland (“GILFS”) – Melanie wonders if Alec heard her confess her feelings; Elka and Mamie trick Joy into helping them; Victoria and her co-star fake a relationship. (TV Land)

Top Chef: Seattle (“Foiled Again”) – An entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil in the Quickfire; head-to-head battles in the Elimination Challenge. (Bravo)

10:30 PM EST

Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings features Chelsea Handler. (E!)


Conan welcomes Kyle Kinane; lipstick artist Natalie Irish. (11:00 PM EST, TBS)

Chelsea Lately has Kevin Pollak, promoting his book, How I Slept My Way to the Middle; Chris Hardwick; Loni Love; Kurt Braunohler. (11:00 PM EST, E!)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno features Actor Jamie Foxx; actor Carl Reiner; “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope performs. (11:35 PM EST, NBC)

Late Show with David Letterman has Actor Seth Rogen; toy demo; comic John Witherspoon. (11:35 PM EST, CBS)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon welcomes Actor Ed Burns; actor Victor Cruz; animal handler Jeff Musial; Backstreet Boys perform. (12:35 AM EST, NBC)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson features Producer Judd Apatow; actress Joanne Froggatt. (12:35 AM EST, CBS)

Last Call with Carson Daly welcomes Film critic Elvis Mitchell; visual effects artist Joe Letteri; Wolfgang performs. (1:35 AM EST, NBC)

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