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What to Watch on Tuesday: Dr. Seuss presents Horton and the Grinch

Horton Hears a Who! (8pm, NBC) - A 2008 computer-animated Hollywood update of the beloved illustrated children's book by Dr. Seuss. Horton, a thoughtful elephant living in the jungle of Nool, discovers that an entire society -- Whoville -- rests inside a speck. He gentle rests it on a clover flower and searches for a place where it will be safe from the perils of the world.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (8pm, ABC) - Another Dr. Seuss adaptation. This is Seuss' 1957 story about the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville (see above) and the evil Grinch who hatches a plan to steal their holiday. Boris Karloff narrates this animated classic, which first aired in 1966.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (9pm, ABC) - Yet another Dr. Seuss adaptation, this one a live-action version of Seuss' classic tale starring Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor and Christine Baranski. Directed by Ron Howard.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (9pm, ABC Family) - Family man Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) is determined to stay at home and provide a warm, fun-filled Christmas for his family.

Rizzoli & Isles (9pm, TNT) - Dr. Hope Martin asks Maura a life-changing favor in the Season 3 finale. Meanwhile, Casey Jones prepares for surgery and Tommy shows off baby T.J.  Before long, all attention turns to the collapse of a building, where loved ones are trapped inside.

Leverage (10pm, TNT) - Looks like this Season 5 finale is also the series finale. In tonight's last episode, which was filmed as a series finale, Nate takes on a case connected to his son's death and leads the team into one of its most perilous schemes. The show's executive producer describes the episode as "the most powerful episode we've ever done."

What to Watch on Sunday: New 'Boardwalk Empire' season begins, 'Weeds' series ends

Note: Starting tonight and continuing through football season, CBS is pushing Sunday shows to 7:30, beginning with "60 Minutes." There could still be delays, so DVR accordingly.

Leverage (9pm, TNT) - Two new episodes air tonight. In the first, Eliot, Hardison and Parker team up with a colonel to thwart a terrorist's plot to launch a biological attack on Washington. In the second, Sophie is charged with stealing a valuable painting and Nate tries to clear her name.

Boardwalk Empire (9pm, HBO) -The Season 3 premiere begins on New Year's Eve in 1922, but gangster Gyp Rosetti isn't in a celebratory mood after hearing Nucky's plans to alter his business model. Also, Richard mentors Tommy Darmody and Margaret tours a new hospital made possible by Nucky's fortune. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Irish mobster Dean O' Banion angers Al Capone, and Van Alden hopes for a career boost.

Hell on Wheels (9pm, AMC) - Despite righting to save his own life, Durant must try to keep the railroad from going under.

The Great Food Truck Race (9pm, Food) - The four remaining teams arrive in Nashville and prepare a picnic for the country music duo Joey + Rory. Later, two members of each team must sit out of a challenge while their teammates train culinary students to do their jobs.

Weeds (10pm, Showtime) - In the one-hour series finale, the Botwins have returned to Agrestic (renamed Regrestic) to try to reboot their pot business. Will Nancy and Andy be together when the credits roll?

Copper (10pm, BBC America) - A gang's scheme to rob the wealthiest families in New York is uncovered, and Corcoran is charged with protecting patrons at an upscale fundraiser.

What to Watch on Sunday: Season finales for 'Diva,' 'Army Wives,' 'Web Therapy'

Great Barrier Reef (9pm, Animal Planet) - A two-hour special exploring the Earth's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef beneath the Coral Sea. The series of interconnected habitats spans 1,200 miles and is so large it can be seen from space.

Drop Dead Diva (9pm, Lifetime) - In the season finale, Grayson reveals his true feelings for Jane on her wedding day, and Parker discovers Kim's secret. Also, a woman refuses life-saving surgery to remove a tumor because the cancer has suddenly made her brilliant, and a songrwriter is sued over claims that her lyrics lead fans to attempt murder.

Hell on Wheels (9pm, AMC) - Cullen's past catches up with thim and threatens the fate of the railroad.

Leverage (9pm, TNT) - Parker breaks her leg and is left behind on a job, only to then happen upon a robbery scheme.

Army Wives (10pm, Lifetime) - In the season finale, news spreads that Fort Marshall will merge with an Air Force base, and Kevin experiences a medical breakthrough. Also, the troops return to Afghanistan. Hopefully this is a season finale and not a series finale...

Web Therapy (10:30pm, Showtime) -  In the Season 2 finale, Fiona cures the overly obsessive Newell, but her handling of Robin has disastrous ramifications for Kip's campaign.

What to Watch on Sunday: Tying up loose ends on 'Breaking Bad' mid-season finale

TV's Most Dynamic Duos (9pm, ABC) - Robin Roberts counts down the most memorable duos in TV history, from a list that includes Archie Bunker and Meathead (I personally liked Archie better with Edith), Lucy and Ethel, Sam and Diane, and many others. Presented by the Paley Center for Media.

Leverage (9pm, TNT) - Nate and his crew take aim at a Wall Street crook. The bait to reel him in is a classic antique car.

Breaking Bad (10pm, AMC) - In the summer finale, which marks the halfway point of this final season, various loose ends are tied up while Walt (Bryan Cranston, right) contemplates a dangerous next move.

Iron Chef America (10pm, Food) - Chicago chef Andrew Zimmerman is the challenger against Iron Chef Marc Forgione. Judges are Mario Rizzotti, Alison Sweeney, and Jason Sobocinski.

Copper (10pm, BBC America) - An Irishman is hung to death and a black pastor is suspected, but Corcoran doubts the man's guilt.

Web Therapy (10:30pm, Showtime) - Newell (David Schwimmer) is still bent out of shape over an experience he and Fiona (Lisa Kudrow) shared in college 20 years ago. Also, Putsy (Lily Tomlin) gets caught up in a legal entanglement, and a disappointed Fiona learns that an old flame may finally be over her.

What to Watch on Sunday: Season finales for 'True Blood,' 'Newsroom,' 'Episodes'

Leverage (8pm, TNT) - Nate tries to solve the air piracy mysteries of infamous 1970s hijacker D.B. Cooper, thereby helping a dying FBI agent come to terms with never apprehending the criminal.

Drop Dead Diva (9pm, Lifetime) - Jane achieves Web stardom after giving Nancy Grace a black eye while her lawyer idol looks on. Elsewhere, Stacy faces a business crisis when a customer claims he owns the patent on the Pake.

True Blood (9pm, HBO) - In the fifth season finale, Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide prepares for another battle with JD, and Sam and Luna try to escape the Authority.

Hell on Wheels (9pm, AMC) - Cullen struggles to maintain order while Mickey's and Sean's lives are endangered.

Newsroom (10pm, HBO) - In the Season 1 finale, Mac is shaken by a potentially devastating revelation from gossip columnist Nina Howard, and Sloan mulls a new job opportunity. Also, Will, Mac and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting.

Copper (10pm, BBC America) - A figure from Corcoran's past returns to Five Points, and new questions arise about his daughter's death and his wife's disappearance.

Episodes (10:30pm, Showtime) - In the Season 2 finale, Merc threatens to leave Jamie for Carol when he discovers that his wife and Matt had an affair, and Sean is devastated when Beverly turns up at an awards dinner with a date.

What to Watch on Sunday: Premieres include 'Breaking Bad' and 'Political Animals'

Leverage (8pm, TNT) - Season 5 opens with the team taking flight to take down an arrogantly greedy shipping CEO whose draconian cost-cutting measures result in a plane crash.

Queen & Country (8pm, UNC-TV) - An inventory of some of Queen Elizabeth II's possessions, which include Westminster Abbey, the Chapels Royal and the Channel Islands. In other words, the opposite of "Storage Wars."

Breaking Bad (10pm, AMC) - In the Season 5 premiere, Walt deals with the aftermath of the explosion, while Hank wraps up his investigation of Gus Fring and his chicken-fronted criminal empire.

Political Animals (10pm, USA) - A new drama focusing on the political and private lives of a former first family -- blatantly modeled after the Clintons. In tonight's opener, the former First Lady (Sigourney Weaver) is now Secretary of State and tries to protect a dark family secret while dealing with a hostage crisis in Iran. Adrienne has a review.

The Newsroom (10pm, HBO) - Will becomes tabloid fodder after a confrontation with a gossip columnist on New Year's Eve, which threatens to undermine his credibility on a current news investigation. Also, Neal pushes his Bigfoot theory on anyone who will listen.

3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay (10pm, Food) - A new series in which Bobby Flay offers his expertise to first-time restaurateurs just days before their businesses are set to open. Tonight he helps a family with a pizza place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Combat Pawn (10:30pm, truTV) - This spin-off of "Hardcore Pawn" is set in a Fort Bragg pawn shop specializing in weapons and military items. In the premiere episode, a wounded soldier wants his sniper rifle customized so that it can be fired from his wheelchair.  Read more about "Combat Pawn."

Episodes (10:30pm, Showtime) - The death of Merc's father triggers a debate among Sean, Beverly and Matt about the best way to express one's condolences.

What to Watch on Sunday: A funny look into the lives of 'Angry Boys'

Downton Abbey (9pm, UNC-TV) - The conclusion of the first season reveals a surprising possible heir alternative to Matthew, and Mary meddles in Edith's romantic plans. Season 2 starts next week!

Leverage (9pm, TNT) - The sting is on when Nate's high-tech squad infiltrates the cash-for-gold industry. They zero in on a crooked brother-and-sister team by leading them through an intricate treasure hunt.

Angry Boys (10pm, HBO) - Australian comedian Chris Lilley plays six characters in this mockumentary series about the lives of 21st century males, which opens on a farm with twins and a guard at a youth detention center. A second new episode airs at 10:30. Check out the "Angry Boys" trailer. (Note: A marathon of Lilley's 2008 series "Summer Heights High" begins at 6 p.m. on HBO2).

Hell on Wheels (10pm, AMC) - Elam and Cullen are assigned a mission of vengeance by Durant. Meanwhile, Lily tries to settle in at the settlement. This show just got renewed for a second season.

Finding Bigfoot (10pm, Animal Planet) - In the Season 2 premiere, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization team head to New York to check out reports of a baby Bigfoot based on video evidence taken in the forest.

Chef Roble & Co (10pm, Bravo) - Chef Roble presides over two overblown events in the Hamptons. One is a dog wedding and the other is a naked-statue unveiling featuring a medieval twist and a full-size pig roast.

What to Watch on Sunday: VMA tribute to Winehouse, Bush talks 9/11

MTV Video Music Awards (9pm, MTV and VH1) - Tony Bennett will introduce a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse during tonight's show. The tribute includes footage of Bennett's duet of "Body and Soul" with Winehouse. Other performers scheduled for the show are Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Pitbull.

Drop Dead Diva (9pm, Lifetime) - Jane represents an engineer who claims a school is going to be built on toxic soil, but the construction company handling the build is is one of the firm's most important clients, and Parker orders Jane to drop the case. Meanwhile, Teri is sued for slander for verbally attacking her high school nemesis, played by Patti Stanger ("Millionaire Matchmaker").

Leverage (9pm, TNT) - Sterling enlists the gifted grifters to pilfer a nuclear reactor component from a skyscraper in Dubai during an international chess tournament.

True Blood (9pm, HBO) - Trouble in Shreveport means Sookie must use her powers to rescue Bill, which causes Marnie to rethink her grand plans.

George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview (10pm, National Geographic Channel) - Former President George W. Bush shares candid details about his personal experiences on 9/11 and recalls the hours and days following the attacks. Includes never-before-seen archival footage and exclusive materials directly from the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Read Adrienne's review.

Breaking Bad (10pm, AMC) - A frustrated Walt takes a risky gamble and Hank requires the assistance of Walter Jr. for an unusual reason.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (10pm, HBO) - Wanda Sykes returns to the show tonight. Enough said.

The Glades (10pm, A&E) - An Ernest Hemingway look-alike is found shot in the head and adrift in the ocean. Also, an old lover from Callie's past arrives with a surprise.

Top Gear (10pm, History) - Vehicles worth $500 are tested on the Pacific Coast Highway, and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi is tested in a deserted town.

What to Watch on Sunday: 'True Blood' premieres, 'L&O:CI' says goodbye

True Blood (9pm, HBO) - The fourth season premiere has life going on in Bon Temps without Sookie. Where has Sookie been? I can't tell you or Alan Ball will hunt me down. But I will tell you there's a very awesome guest star in the first episode, which I also can't talk about. Lots of big developments in tonight's debut. Don't miss it.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (9pm, USA) - In the show's series finale, Goren (Vincent D'onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) investigate the murders of two staffers at a web company involved in a heated lawsuit. Their investigation leads to a site that connects strangers who have had brief romantic encounters. I'm really going to miss this one. Bobby Goren has to be one of the great TV detectives of all time, right?

Leverage (9pm, TNT) - Season 4 kicks off with the team pursuing a crooked financier. The catch: in order to take down their mark, they must recover lost evidence high up on a mountain.

Food Network Star (9pm, Food) - The hopefuls must cook for Paula Deen and also feed the cast and crew of ABC's "Cougar Town." Hope they remember the wine.

The Glades (10pm, A&E) - Remember last week when we told you Sharon Lawrence was guest starring as a NASCAR owner who gets pulled into a murder investigation of a mechanic? Well, somehow the episodes got switched up and that one is airing tonight. Tune in! Cameos by NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Tony Stewart, and Brian Vickers.

Falling Skies (10pm, TNT) - Steven Weber begins a guest arc as a doctor who shares a troubling history with Tom (Noah Wyle), but who may also hold the key to saving the kids who have been harnessed by the skitters.

The Marriage Ref (10pm, NBC) - The second season debut has Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, and Julianne Moore, weighing in on couples' disagreements.

PBS Previews: Prohibition (10:30pm, UNC-TV) - A preview of the new three-part documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. "Prohibition" is slated to premiere in October.

What to Watch on Sunday: Tar Heel football alum in 'Survivor' finale

Survivor: Nicaragua (8pm, CBS) - The final castaways participate in their last immunity challenge and are questioned by the jury before jurors vote for the $1 million winner. The winner is announced in the 10pm "Reunion" show, where castaways also discuss their experiences. Only one of the original North Carolina natives who began the journey has made it to the finale.

Leverage (9pm, TNT) - In part one of the two-party Season 3 finale, Nate and his team hunt down longtime nemesis Damien Moreau before he kills a high skilled engineer and sells her work to global terrorists. In the 10pm conclusion, the crew tails Moreau to San Lorenzo and attempt to bring him to justice. Goran Visnjic and Elisabetta Canalis guest star.

Top Gear (10pm, History Channel) - GM cars no longer in production are put to the test, and Tony Hawk gets on the test track.

Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special (10:30pm, HBO) - If you missed it last night, the Ricky Gervais show taped at the Chicago Theatre. Gervais talks about Noah's ark, the recession, famine in Africa, gay marriage and acts of God.

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