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SERIES

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Abby (Lisa Edelstein) decides to start dating Nate (C. Thomas Howell), a married father with whom she had a turbulent affair when she was still married. Beau Garrett and Janeane Garofalo also star in this new episode. 10 p.m. Bravo

NHL: Road to the Winter Classic The miniseries following Hockey's Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals preparing for the now-traditional game played outdoors, on New Year's day, this year in the nation's capitol. 10 p.m. EPIX

Chopped In this new episode a mother, father, daughter and son, all from the same restaurant, compete in this new episode. 10 p.m. Food

Ground Floor In this new episode Brody (Skylar Astin) suffers a brutal case of "sticker shock" when he gets his first ground-floor paycheck and finally realizes how much less money he is making and is forced to give up his pricey apartment. Briga Heelan also stars. 10 p.m. TBS

Benched Nina (Eliza Coupe) struggles with a moral dilemma after discovering that Trent (Carter MacIntyre) and the district attorney's office are plotting to arrest the city's homeless population. Gary Anthony Williams and Lynne Marie Stewart guest star in this new episode. 10 p.m. USA. A second new episode follows at 10:30.

SPECIALS

One Direction: The TV Special The members of the band One Direction — Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — present their first network TV special, providing a candid look at the group via documentary and performance footage drawn from the South American leg of their recent tour. 8 p.m. NBC

The Year: 2014 In this new special celebrities, newsmakers and special guests reflect on the events of 2014 with host Robin Roberts. 9 p.m. ABC

Sharon Isbin: Troubadour Michelle Obama, Joan Baez, David Hyde Pierce, Martina Navratilova and others help tell the story of the groundbreaking classical guitarist. 9 p.m. KCET

MOVIES

King of Kings Jeffrey Hunter stars in director Nicholas Ray's 1961 retelling of the life of Jesus. Siobhan McKenna plays Mary, with Hurd Hatfield as Pontius Pilate, Rip Torn as Judas, and Spanish actress Carmen Sevilla as Mary Magdalene. 5 p.m. TCM

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Martina McBride; Martha Stewart; Bradley Cooper. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America David Oyelowo; Krysten Ritter; people who have achieved dramatic weight loss. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Cary Elwes ("The Princess Bride"); Tim Conway ("Surprised By Love"); Steve Hofstetter ("Laughs"); Johnny Gill performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Nick Jonas ("Kingdom"); Sting performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Cyndi Lauper performs. 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show 10 a.m. KCOP; 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer. 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Christmas tour inside the White House. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Robin Roberts; Bobby Flay; Juliette Lewis. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jamie Foxx. 4 p.m. KNBC

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 12:30 a.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

Conan Chelsea Handler. 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jerry Seinfeld; One Direction performs; Big Sean. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Anna Kendrick; Charli XCX performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Blake Shelton performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Annie Lennox. (Part 2 of 2) midnight KOCE

Late Night With Seth Meyers Larry, Hilary and Josh Meyers. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Marion Cotillard; Ross Mathews. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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