Thursday’s Highlights: 'Viking Apocalypse' on National Geographic
Biography: This new installment charts celebrities’ torturous transformations from goofy, geeky kids to gorgeous, glamorous stars (7 and 11 p.m. Biography).
The X Factor: The winner is revealed in Part Two of the vocal competition’s season finale (8 p.m. Fox).
The League: The fantasy football-themed comedy ends its season with back-to-back episodes (10 and 10:31 p.m. FX).
Project Accessory: The winning designer is announced in the season finale (10 p.m. Lifetime).
Earth 2050: The Future of Energy: This new special ponders possible alternative-energy solutions for the world’s ever-increasing population (7 p.m. Discovery).
Disney Prep & Landing: The animated elves are back in this special, followed by “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” (8 and 8:30 p.m. ABC).
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters are featured in this animated holiday tale (9 p.m. ABC).
Red: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren play retired but still formidable CIA agents in this 2010 thriller (8 p.m. TMC).
Domino: Keira Knightley gets her hands dirty as an aspiring bounty hunter in director Tony Scott’s 2005 action drama (9 p.m. Sundance).
College football: Arizona State battles Boise State at the Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas (5 p.m. ESPN).
Football: The Houston Texans take on the Indianapolis Colts (5 p.m. NFL).
Hockey: The Ducks visit the Kings (7 p.m. FSN).
College basketball: The USC Trojans play host to Kansas (8 p.m. FS Prime).
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