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Sunday's TV Highlights: Season finales of 'Californification' and 'Dexter' on Showtime

December 12, 2009 |  8:00 pm

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'CALIFORNIFICATION': David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone star in the season finale at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

SERIES

Brothers: Snoop Dogg guest stars in this new episode (7 p.m. Fox).

Shatner's Raw Nerve: Henry Winkler sits down with his fellow classic TV star (7 p.m. Biography). Tony Danza is Shatner's guest in a second new episode (7:30 p.m.).

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Mary J. Blige joins Ty Pennington and the team rebuilding a home for a strong-willed woman with a degenerative muscular disease who runs a nonprofit youth development and family center from her home (8 p.m. ABC).

Cold Case: Lilly (Kathryn Morris) and her team reopen the 1980 case of a hockey player who was killed at his team's ice rink in Philadelphia the day the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviets at the Winter Olympics. Jude Ciccolella and Brian Scannell guest star (9 p.m. CBS).

Family Guy: When Mr. Pewterschmidt slips into a coma Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) is summoned in this animated series (9 p.m. Fox).

The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty: In the premiere of this new unscripted series, the Jackson 5's plans for a reunion tour and 40th anniversary album are put on hold following the death of Michael (9 p.m. A&E). A second new episode follows at 10.

Dexter: The series about the serial killing medical examiner offers its fourth-season finale (9 p.m. Showtime).

Keeping Up With the Kardashians: Kourtney and Scott find themselves pitted against her family in this new season (10 p.m. E!).

Meet the Natives: USA: The Chief and the tribesmen visit Orange County, where the palm trees remind them of home but they are baffled by Botox parties, in this new episode (10 p.m. Travel).

SPECIALS

I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story: Interviews and performances highlight the singer's rise from anonymity to stardom (8 p.m. TV Guide).

Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special: This holiday special with the first family features a one-on-one conversation with Oprah and President Obama, an interview with the first couple and a tour of the White House (10 p.m. ABC).

MOVIES

Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe: With Santa (Paul Sorvino) going through a late-life crisis, Mary (Jenny McCarthy), his efficient, business-minded daughter, is forced to ponder taking over the family business. Kelly Stables and Dean McDermott also star in this new made-for-TV sequel (8 and 10 p.m. ABC Family).

Christmas in Canaan: A white boy and a black schoolmate become friends when their respective father and grandmother force them to spend time together in this 2009 TV drama starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Zak Ludwig (8 p.m. Hallmark).

Slumdog Millionaire: Filmmaker Danny Boyle's popular, India-based drama follows an impoverished young man (Dev Patel) determined to reunite with a fellow orphan (Freida Pinto) despite the many odds against it in this 2008 Oscar winner (8 p.m. HBO).

Inkheart: A man with the ability to bring storybook characters to life accidentally summons one of the most-evil beings in literature Brendan Fraser and Paul Bettany star in this 2009 fantasy (8:15 p.m. Cinemax).

Golden Christmas: A special dog helps a woman reunite with a friend that she met years earlier as a child in this 2009 holiday treat starring Andrea Roth and Bruce Davison (9 p.m. ION).

SPORTS

Pro football: The Cincinnati Bengals visit the Minnesota Vikings (10 a.m. CBS); the Carolina Panthers visit the New England Patriots (10 a.m. Fox); the San Diego Chargers visit the Dallas Cowboys (1 p.m. CBS); the Philadelphia Eagles visit the New York Giants (5:15 p.m. NBC).

College soccer: NCAA Cup, final (10 a.m. ESPN2).

Pro basketball: The San Antonio Spurs visit the Clippers (6:30 p.m. FS Prime).

Photo: Jordin Althaus / Showtime

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