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Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘I Love Lucy Christmas Special’ and more

TV legend Lucille Ball is featured in a new "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" on CBS.

TV legend Lucille Ball is featured in a new “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” on CBS.

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SERIES

Expedition Unknown A new episode finds host Josh Gates investigating the legend behind the religious relic known as the True Cross. 9 p.m. Travel Channel

Time Scanners The team pays a visit to the holy city of Jerusalem on the finale of this series, which explores architecture, engineering, history and archaeology. 10 p.m. KOCE

Then and Now With Andy Cohen Your host looks back at famous faces and memorable moments from the year 2000 in the conclusion of this three-part series. 10 p.m. Bravo

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Celebrity Food Fight Dean Cain, Joey McIntyre, Richard Blais and Katie Lee join host Andy Richter in this new episode. 10 p.m. Food Network

SPECIALS

I Love Lucy Christmas Special The annual special returns with two more newly colorized episodes of the beloved sitcom, including the classic in which Lucy (Lucille Ball) promotes an alcohol-infused health tonic called Vitameatavegamin. 8 p.m. CBS

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Boris Karloff narrates this classic animated special about a grouchy character who absolutely hates the holidays. 8 p.m. NBC

Orange County Christmas Extravaganza Several fan favorites from past seasons of “American Idol,” including Ruben Studdard, Kris Allen and Tamyra Gray, take part in this inaugural holiday special broadcast from Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa. 8 p.m. KDOC

WWE Tribute to the Troops The brutes and beauties of pro wrestling salute America’s men and women in uniform in this annual special. 8 p.m. USA

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Conductor Seiji Ozawa. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

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Today Flex spending; Straight No Chaser performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America The cast of “The Big Short”; a performance from “Spring Awakening.” (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Anthony Rapp (“If/Then”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Adam Levine; Jack Black; MMA fighter Ronda Rousey; Trevor Noah. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

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The View Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson; Garcelle Beauvais, Ty Hodges and Ryan Destiny. 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Chef Carla Hall. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors Weight loss; back-pain. 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Lisa Edelstein (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”). 11 a.m. KTTV

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The Talk Dick Van Dyke; Nancy O’Dell; Elle King performs. 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Debi Mazar; hip-hop artist Pras. (N) ?1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Chef Roblé. 1 p.m. KCOP

The Dr. Oz Show Ken Jeong. 2 p.m. KTTV

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The Real Gladys Knight; Erica Ash; guest co-host Melissa Rivers. 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil A woman may have married a scammer. 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Advice for single mothers with teenage sons. 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Robert Herjavec and Barbara Corcoran (“Shark Tank”). 3 p.m. KTTV

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The Wendy Williams Show Mack Wilds (“The Breaks”). 3 p.m. KCOP

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Will Smith; Greyson Chance performs. 4 p.m. KNBC

SoCal Connected 8 and 10:30 p.m. KCET

Tavis Smiley Michael B. Jordan. 11 p.m. KOCE

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

Conan Artie Lange; Aaron Sorkin; Beirut performs. 11 p.m. TBS, 12:30 a.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tom Hanks; Jessica Chastain; Pentatonix performs. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Bruce Willis; journalist Michael Lewis; Prof. Andrew Delbanco. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

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Jimmy Kimmel Live Director Quentin Tarantino and “The Hateful Eight” cast members; Rick Ross; Chris Brown. 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Josh Duhamel; Kelly Osbourne; hypnotist Richard Barker. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers The Meyers family 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

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Last Call With Carson Daly Niecy Nash; Drenge performs; author Neil Strauss. 1:38 a.m. KNBC


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