Tuesday’s TV highlights
Explorer: Scientists theorize that a single gene may be associated with violent behavior and test Henry Rollins, and others, for that gene (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).
NCIS: Los Angeles: Kensi (Daniela Ruah) makes a personal connection with a discharged Navy intelligence officer (David Hoflin) with post-traumatic stress disorder who also happens to be the sole survivor of a deadly shootout being investigated by the NCIS team in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS).
The Good Wife: Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and her colleagues rush to get a condemned prisoner a stay of execution after receiving a cryptic tip from a courthouse clerk about the inmate’s appeal in this repeat (10 p.m. CBS).
Independent Lens: “45365" is the ZIP Code of Sidney, Ohio, population 20,000, and is also the title of this new documentary from brothers Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV, who are from Sidney and turn their cameras on their hometown in this new episode (10 p.m. KCET).
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas: In the opener of a new two-part special, a very personable Chef Ramsay shows viewers how to make the perfect turkey, stuffing and vegetables, finishing up with a delicious dessert (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America).
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! This 2003 animated special features the updated Peanuts gang (8 p.m. ABC).
Three Wise Women: Accompanied by her guardian angel, an engaged doctor visits the past and meets her one true love in this new made-for-TV Christmas fantasy starring Fionnula Flanagan, John Rhys-Davies, Hugh O’Connor, Amy Huberman and Brendan Patricks (8 and 10 p.m. Hallmark).
The Wolfman: A nobleman contends with an ancient curse in this 2010 supernatural thriller starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins (8:15 p.m. Cinemax).
Basketball: The Lakers visit the Washington Wizards (4 p.m. KCAL).