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Wednesday's TV highlights

January 04, 2012

SERIES

Modern Family: Phil (Ty Burrell) worries over a missed call from his doctor regarding test results on a new episode of the hit sitcom (9 p.m. ABC).

Nova: The science series takes an in-depth look at volcanoes in its season premiere (9 p.m. KOCE).

Happy Endings: "Party Down's" Ken Marino guest stars in this new episode of this sitcom (9:31 p.m. ABC).

Dog the Bounty Hunter: The reality series starring Duane "Dog" Chapman and his crew of skip tracers returns for another season (10 p.m. A&E).

Top Chef: Texas: It's all about the barbecue in this new episode of the culinary competition (10 p.m. Bravo).

Moonshiners: This docu-series about the purveyors of illicit hooch ends it season (10 p.m. Discovery).

Brad Meltzer's Decoded: This series' season finale revisits the life and death of magician Harry Houdini (10 p.m. History).

Hot in Cleveland: The gals flash back to the 1980s to reveal how they first met in this new episode (10 p.m. TV Land).

MOVIES

Knight and Day: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz make a pretty good team in this fast-paced 2010 thriller (8 p.m. Cinemax).

Apocalypto: The twilight of Mayan civilization is imagined in this 2006 drama directed by Mel Gibson (8 p.m. Encore).

SPORTS

College basketball: Duke takes on Temple (4 p.m. ESPN2) and Tennessee meets Memphis (5 p.m. FSN).

Hockey: The Boston Bruins battle the New Jersey Devils (4:30 p.m. NBC Sports Net) and the Ducks welcome the San Jose Sharks (7 p.m. FS Prime).

College football: Clemson and West Virginia face off in the Orange Bowl in Miami (5:30 p.m. ESPN).

Basketball: The Clippers play host to the Houston Rockets (7:30 p.m. FSN).

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