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What to Watch on Thursday: Critics Choice Movie Awards and '1600 Penn'

Critics Choice Movie Awards (8pm, CW) - The 18th annual awards gala presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association presents honors to the best films of 2012. "Lincoln" leads with 13 nominations.

1600 Penn (8:30pm, NBC) - A new sitcom about a President, played by Bill Pullman, and the first family. This first episode (8:30) already aired as a preview a couple of weeks ago, but a second new episode airs tonight at 9:30. In that, President Gilchrist holds a group-therapy session with his generals.

Grey's Anatomy (9pm, ABC) - Bailey's wedding is in limbo while she focuses on trying to save Adele, and Cristina and Owen are indecisive about following through with their divorce.

Scandal (10pm, ABC) - An old pal assists Olivia and her team as they deal with Huck being detained under the Patriot Act.

Elementary (10pm, CBS) - Holmes faces a British criminal known as M., who appears to have followed Sherlock to New York City. Meanwhile, Joan begins to have reservations about leaving Holmes and caring for a new client.

Kathy (10pm, Bravo) - Season 2 of Kathy Griffin's talk show opens with guests Liza Minnelli and Jane Lynch.

What to Watch on Monday: 'Gossip Girl' series finale

Gossip Girl (8pm, CW) - In the two-hour series finale, the gang (at right) joins forces at a party and the identity of Gossip Girl is revealed. The finale also includes memorable scenes from past seasons, plus interviews with the cast and producers.

How I Met Your Mother (8pm, CBS) - Robin takes steps to have Patrice fired from WWN, while Marshall puts a jinx on Barney.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8pm, ABC) - A couple with more than 30 foster children are given a larger home.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (9pm, UNC-TV) - Jane Seymour and baritone Nathan Gunn join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a Christmas celebration.

1600 Penn (9:30pm, NBC) - A special sneak peek at a new NBC sitcom following fictional U.S. presidential and his family. In this first episode, the president's son is caught in a public mishap and escorted back to the White House, where he's kept under close surveillance.  Later, the president discusses a trade agreement with visit South American leaders. Bill Pullman plays the president and Jenna Elfman is the first lady. Adrienne has a review.

Hawaii Five-0 (10pm, CBS) - McGarrett and Catherine try to help a boy whose father disappeared and may have gotten into some deadly trouble in the backwoods of Oahu.

First family in "1600 Penn" could grow on you

Wacky family comedies (with heart) have been pretty good to ABC, which means someone at NBC said 'Get me one of those!'

So here comes "1600 Penn" (9:30 tonight NBC), a sitcom with potential about the First Family, if the First Family was allowed to be like the rest of us. (Tonight is a sneak peek; the show officially premieres on Jan. 10.)

I don't want to give away too much but we've seen elements of this First Family on the national stage. President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) is a hapless, uptight dad; First Lady Emily (Jenna Elfman) is his hot wife trying desperately to connect with her step children. Son Skip (Josh Gad) is a chubby, lovable screw-up with 7 years of college under his belt; Becca (Martha MacIsaac) is the perfect daughter who quickly reveals a big mistake.

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