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TV Junkie: Rudolph; TV On the Radio; Lots of B-ball; Nigella

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Tonight - Friday

"NBA Basketball" (PRIME, 5:00 p.m.) Clippers @ Spurs

"NBA Basketball" (Fox Sports, 7:30 p.m.) Hawks @ Lakers

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"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) Yup, the original, with Burl Ives -- come on misfits, tune in!

"Primetime" (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) Diane Sawyer visits North Korea

"Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi, 9:00 p.m.) New episode!

"Charlie Rose" (PBS, 11:30 p.m.): journalist John F. Burns, Stephen Colbert(!!), billionaire Anthony O'Reilly

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC, 11:35 p.m.): Sylvester Stallone pushing Rocky XVIII, Parminder Nagra (from "ER"), Seal performs

"The Late Show With Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 12:35 a.m.): Chazz Palminteri, Seth Meyers (from "SNL"), TV on the Radio(!!) performs!

Tomorrow - Saturday

Endless college basketball including Texas A&M @ UCLA

"Christmas In Connecticut" (TCM, 9:00 a.m.) Get in the holiday mood, see Barbara Stanwyck out-Martha Martha in this one.

"All Star Holiday Cookies" (Food, 2:00 p.m.) Get your weekend project going here.

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"Being John Malkovich" (IFC, 6:15 p.m.) Always enjoyable: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich

"Mad TV" (Fox, 11:00 p.m.) They're gonna spoof Timberlake's "SexyBack" video

"Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) Annette Bening hosts, Gwen Stefani performs


"The Shop Around the Corner" (TCM, 9:00 a.m.) With James Stewart, this 1940 holiday classic was the basis for the Meg Ryan abomination "You've Got Mail"

"NFL Football" (CBS, 10:00 a.m.) Raiders @ Bengals followed by Broncos @ Chargers

"NFL Football" (FOX, 10:00 a.m.) Giants @ Panthers

"Nigella Feasts" (Food, 1:00 p.m.) I can't get enough Nigella

"60 Minutes" (CBS, 7:00 p.m.) Interview with the guy who blew the whistle on Abu Ghraib abuse

"Sleeper Cell" (Showtime, 9:00 p.m.) If you pay for it, watch it -- new cell awakens on Sunday.

pic of Gwen from the AP

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