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Chuck: Chuck and Sarah (Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski) plot their next move on a new episode of the action comedy (8 p.m. NBC).
Nikita: Nikita (Maggie Q) and her former protege Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) cross paths on a new episode of the action drama (8 p.m. KTLA).
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: The team comes to the aid of a legally blind Iowa widow and her six children on back-to-back new episodes (8 and 9 p.m. ABC).
Great Performances: The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s opening-night gala features the music of George Gershwin, with special guest Herbie Hancock (9 p.m. KOCE).
Portlandia: Carrie Brownstein and “Saturday Night Live’s” Fred Armisen spoof the denizens of Portland, Ore., as this satirical series returns for its sophomore season (10 p.m. IFC).
Merlin: This fantasy series set in the Arthurian Age returns with new episodes (10 p.m. Syfy).
Fortune Finders: Las Vegas investigators, tasked with delivering valuable items of the recently deceased to their next of kin, are featured in this new special (10 p.m. National Geographic).
Blue Valentine: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams share a rocky relationship in this 2010 drama (9 p.m. Showtime).
Little Darlings: Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol star in this 1980 comedy (11 p.m. TCM).
College football: Arkansas and Kansas State go head-to-head in the Cotton Bowl from Arlington, Texas (5 p.m. Fox).
Basketball: The Chicago Bulls meet the Orlando Magic (5 p.m. ESPN), the Portland Trail Blazers play the Phoenix Suns (7:30 p.m. ESPN) and Lakers welcome the Golden State Warriors (7:30 p.m. FSN).
Hockey: The Ducks play host to the New York Islanders (7 p.m. FS Prime).
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