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Friday’s Highlights: 'Chuck' on NBC

December 29, 2011 |  8:05 pm

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BABYSITTING wasn’t in his job description, but Devon (Ryan McParlin) shows his tender side in a new episode of “Chuck” at 8 p.m. on NBC. With Abigail Moore.


Bama Glama:
In this new episode, a wedding planner tries to bridge the generation gap between a bride who wants a rock-’n’-roll wedding and her grandmothers, who are all about the traditional trappings (7 p.m. Food).

In the season premiere of this not-for-the-squeamish series, three generations of a Pennslyvania family deal with an influx of roaches from a neighbor’s home and a California family’s home is overrun by rats (9 p.m. Animal Planet).

Gold Rush:
 This postseason episode of the unscripted series offers interviews and never-seen footage providing insight into the lives of the prospectors seeking gold in Alaska and the Klondike (9 p.m. Discovery).

Paula’s Best Dishes:
 Kathy Griffin is a guest in this new episode that features fruity chicken wings, tomato mac and cheese and chocolate espresso cupcakes (9 p.m. Food).

The Life & Times of Tim:
 Tim goes back to work at the job he held in high school — caddying at a golf course — and finds himself in a competition with a 14-year-old co-worker in a new episode of the animated comedy (9 p.m. HBO).

Say Yes to the Dress:
Big Bliss: In this new episode, a wedding has a “Batman” villain theme and the bride is looking for a dress in the style of Andrea Beaumont, Bruce Wayne’s former love who became the Phantasm (9:30 p.m. TLC).


 An out-of-work actor (Dustin Hoffman), desperate for a job, poses as a woman and gets a role on a daytime soap opera and falls in love with a costar (Jessica Lange). Teri Garr, Bill Murray, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning and director Sydney Pollack also star in the 1982 romantic comedy (5 p.m. TCM).


College football:
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: BYU vs. Tulsa (9 a.m. ESPN); New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa State vs. Rutgers (12:15 p.m. ESPN); Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest (3:30 p.m. ESPN); Insight Bowl: Iowa vs. Oklahoma (7 p.m. ESPN).

College basketball:  Western Michigan at Duke (4 p.m. ESPN2); West Virginia at Seton Hall (6 p.m. ESPN2).

Pro basketball: The Chicago Bulls visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. FS Prime and WGN America).

Photo: Greg Gayne / NBC