Wednesday’s TV highlights


South Park: The inappropriate animated sitcom kicks off a mini-marathon of Christmas-themed episodes (7:59 p.m. Comedy Central).

The X Factor: The finalists sing for the fences in Part One of the talent competition’s two-night season finale (8 p.m. Fox).

Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back: This documentary series about overweight teens ends its season (8 p.m. Style).


Work of Art: The Next Great Artist: The latest winner is revealed in this reality competition’s season finale (9 p.m. Bravo).

Food Attack: The darker side of dining is explored in this new series (9 p.m. Food).

The Soup: Host Joel McHale reveals previously unseen clips in this new installment " (10 p.m. E!).

American Horror Story: The creepy drama starring Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange ends its freaky freshman season (10 p.m. FX).



A Michael Bublé Christmas: The smooth crooner offers up a cool Yuletide celebration in this musical special (9 p.m. NBC).

Gaga by Gaultier: Pop diva Lady Gaga chats with fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier in this encore special (9 p.m. KTLA).

Big Beef Paradise: This new special visits eateries that specialize in heaping helpings of meaty goodness (9 p.m. Travel).



Ball of Fire: Barbara Stanwyck is too hot for Gary Cooper to handle in this sexy 1941 romp (7 p.m. TCM).

First Blood: Sylvester Stallone first tackled the role of Rambo in this effective 1982 actioner (8:15 p.m. Cinemax).



College football: Louisiana Tech takes on Texas Christian University at the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego (5 p.m. ESPN).

Preseason basketball: The Clippers host the Lakers (7:30 p.m. KCAL, FS Prime).