Tuesday's Highlights: Woddy Harrelson on 'Biography'
CHEERED: Woody Harrelson is profiled in a new episode of 'Biography,' at 7 p.m. on Biography.
Explorer: This new episode imagines the aftermath of a 6-mile-wide asteroid slamming into the Earth -- which some scientists believe happened 66 million years ago -- paying particular attention to which organisms survived the impact (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).
NCIS: Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team are forced to put their Thanksgiving plans on hold after the horrific death of a Marine leads them to a government think tank that employs child prodigies, where a 12-year-old might be the killer's next target. Gabriel Olds, Lisa Sheridan and Madeline Carroll guest star (8 p.m. CBS).
The Biggest Loser: Suze Orman talks to the five remaining contestants about the connection between health and wealth and gives them tips on becoming fiscally fit. Then former pro football player Rod Woodson helps start an NFL challenge (8 p.m. NBC).
Dirty Jobs: Mike reflects on some of his more hazardous apprenticeships and makes a plea for job safety (9 p.m. Discovery).
How the Earth Was Made: This documentary series premieres with a look at how geology and the Colorado River shaped the Grand Canyon, which is about a mile deep and extends for nearly 200 miles across the Southwest (9 p.m. History).
Dancing With the Stars: The winners are announced in the season finale (9 p.m. ABC).
The Good Wife: Alicia (Julianna Margulies) must navigate carefully through the minefield of office politics when she's assigned to represent a partner in the firm on a DUI charge (10 p.m. CBS).
Dinner With the Band: This new series premieres with an evening of cooking and live music as master chef Sam Mason invites his favorite bands over (11 p.m. IFC).
Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure: Two antlered workers at the North Pole Weather Center try to help Santa save Christmas in this new holiday special (7 p.m. ABC Family).
Hercules: Tate Donovan voices the title role in Disney's 1997 animated adaptation of the Greek myth. With the voices of Danny DeVito and James Woods. Charlton Heston narrates (8 p.m. ABC Family).
The Matrix: A computer programmer and hacker (Keanu Reeves) discovers that his entire reality is virtual in this 1999 sci-fi tale. Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Joe Pantoliano also star in the action and effects-packed adventure (8 p.m. AMC).
Appaloosa: Ed Harris directed and starred, with Viggo Mortensen and Renée Zellweger, in this 2008 western (8 p.m. Cinemax).
College basketball: EA Sports Maui Invitational: consolation games: (10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. ESPN2); semifinals, (4 and 6:30 p.m. ESPN). O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic final (7 p.m. ESPN2).
College football: Ball State at Western Michigan (4 p.m. ESPN2).
UEFA Champions League Soccer: Barcelona vs. Inter Milan (11:30 a.m. FSN).
Pro basketball: The New York Knicks visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. FSN).
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