Tuesday, Dec. 27
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (ABC Family, 6 pm) A poor boy and his grandfather win a tour through the marvelous factory of a wily confectioner.
The good version.
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (ABC Family, 6 pm) A poor boy and four spoiled children win a tour through the incredible factory of an odd confectioner. Based on the book by Roald Dahl.
The not-so-good version.
Three’s Company (Antenna, 8:30 pm) Jack falls for a busy stewardess.
Jack Tripper, you scamp.
Dirty Jobs (Discovery, 9 pm) The millennium seed project collects and preserves flora seeds for replanting after a catastrophic event.
Like, say, Kim Kardashian spawns.
The 34th Annual Kennedy Awards (CBS, 9 pm) Entertainers receive recognition in the annual ceremony; this year’s honorees include singer Barbara Cook, singer Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist Sonny Rollins and actress Meryl Streep; Caroline Kennedy hosts.
That Yo-Yo Ma thinks he’s so great. “Ooooo. Look at me. I can play the cello better than you.”
America’s Supernanny (Lifetime, 9 pm) Deborah Tillman works with families in need of guidance.
And maybe a darn good spanking.
What Not to Wear (TLC, 9 pm) Christine is an Army veteran who would rather spend money on her children, husband and charity.
How long before the first “combat boots” joke? I give it about 30 seconds.
Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide (History, 9 pm) Using a new interactive map, a team examines global hotspots and searches for explanations of sasquatch, including new theories that people may have been looking for the wrong creature all along.
What people have really been seeing is Kelsey Grammar.
Raising Hope (Fox, 9:30 pm) When Hope catches a cold, Virginia panics because the family does not have health insurance; Jimmy figures out a way to get a second job at Sabrina’s grocery store so he can afford to take Hope to the pediatrician.
Romney-care. I told them this would happen.
Parenthood (NBC, 10 pm) Joel and Julia receive news about a possible addition to their family.
Tin roof! Rusted! But it’s the gerbil that’s knocked up.