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Wednesday's Highlights

DO NO HARM: Sean (Julian McMahon) is asked to perform surgery on a prison inmate (Eric Stonestreet) in the season finale of 'Nip/Tuck' at 10 p.m. on FX.

December 16, 2009


Sports Jobs With Junior Seau: In this new episode Junior joins up with Boston's legendary "Bullgang" crew to convert a sports arena's playing surface from ice to hardwood and back again in 36 hours (7 p.m. VS).

The New Adventures of Old Christine: Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) reluctantly attends her neighbor's (Molly Shannon) holiday block party, where she discovers a juicy secret about her hostess in this new episode. Michaela Watkins also guest stars. (8 p.m. CBS).

So You Think You Can Dance: The season finale features performances by Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis and the Groovaloos before this season's winners are announced (8 p.m. Fox).

Top Chef: Las Vegas: This special episode features a reunion of contestants from the whole season. With Andy Cohen, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Toby Young (9 p.m. Bravo).

Ghost Hunters: The team investigates the Hindenburg crash site in the season finale (9 p.m. Syfy).

Cougar Town: Jules (Courteney Cox) is determined to get Grayson (Josh Hopkins) to tell her she is sexy, in this repeat (9:30 p.m. ABC).

Steven Seagal Lawman: After dealing with a couple of armed suspects, Seagal and his team sharpen their streets skills in a computerized crime simulator and a "real world" shoot house (10 p.m. A&E). A new sheriff is appointed in a second new episode at 10:30.

Launch My Line: For their third challenge, the designers seek inspiration for their next garment from animals (10 p.m. Bravo).

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello with Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Ron Sexsmith and Jesse Winchester (10 p.m. Sundance).

Ghost Hunters Academy: Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango give their students the final exam on the season finale (10 p.m. Syfy).

Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura: The former Minnesota governor claims to uncover evidence leading to the one man who is behind a "global warming conspiracy" (10 p.m. TRU).


The Maltese Falcon: Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled private eye Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) searches for a jewel-encrusted statue he comes to realize is "the stuff that dreams are made of." Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre also star in this 1941 film noir classic (5 p.m. TCM). Bogart, Greenstreet and Lorre also star in the 1942 classic "Casablanca," about an exiled and bitter American (Humphrey Bogart) running a popular nightclub in Morocco who falls in love again with his one-time sweetheart (Ingrid Bergman) whose is married to a resistance hero (Paul Henreid) (7 p.m. TCM).


College basketball: Wright State at Mississippi State (4 p.m. ESPN2); Oklahoma State at Stanford (8 p.m. FSN).

Pro basketball: The Lakers visit the Milwaukee Bucks (5 p.m. KCAL); the Dallas Mavericks visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (5 p.m. ESPN); the Clippers visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (5 p.m. FS Prime); the Washington Wizards visit the Sacramento Kings (7:30 p.m. ESPN).

Hockey: The Ducks visit the Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m. KDOC).

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