Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Sting’ and more

“The Sting”
Robert Shaw, left, Robert Redford and Paul Newman star in the 1973 caper “The Sting” on Sundance TV.
(Universal Studios)

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Kitchen Inferno The chefs work canned tuna into a gourmet dish and create an outrageous dessert pizza in the season finale. 11 p.m. Food Network


55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration Local musical ensembles, choirs and dance companies take part in this three-hour live event from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. Noon, KOCE; repeats at 3 and 9 p.m.



Meet Me in St. Louis In director Vincente Minnelli’s nostalgic 1944 musical classic, a St. Louis family is disappointed to learn it must move to New York just before the 1904 World’s Fair opens. But the plot is mere window dressing compared with Judy Garland performing some of her most timeless hits, including “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” 3 p.m. TCM

A Christmas Story Peter Billingsley stars in this 1983 classic as the little boy who yearns to find a Red Ryder BB gun under the tree. Jean Shepherd wrote and narrates the film. Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin also star in the holiday favorite, which airs in two 24-hour marathons. 7 p.m. TNT; 8 p.m. TBS

The Sting To avenge a friend’s murder, two con men (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) bilk a brutal mobster (Robert Shaw) with an elaborate betting-room scam in 1930s Chicago. George Roy Hill directed this 1973 best picture Oscar winner. 7:15 p.m. Sundance TV

Bad Santa Two criminals (Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox) disguise themselves as Santa and an elf to rob stores at Christmastime in this 2003 black comedy. 8 p.m. MTV


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

Today John Rich; Martha Stewart; New York City Children’s Choir. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC


KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Oprah Winfrey and filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”); James Corden; the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Dean Cain; the Living Sisters perform. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Dwayne Johnson; Caroline Rhea; Earth, Wind & Fire perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Gene Simmons. 9 a.m. KCOP

The View Barbara Walters. 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Robin Roberts; chef Geoffrey Zakarian. 10 a.m. KCOP, 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors A nonsurgical procedure provides a 24-hour breast lift. 11 a.m. KCAL


The Wendy Williams Show Melissa Joan Hart. 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Jennifer Love Hewitt; Tyler Oakley; the Band Perry performs. 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Five surprise proposals; animal expert Jarod Miller; chef Josh Capon. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Queen Latifah Show Patricia Heaton; Boris Kodjoe; chef Wolfgang Puck. 2 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Sofia Vergara. 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil A woman needs help controlling her 7-year-old son. 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams; a man with ALS; Maroon 5 performs. 4 p.m. KNBC

Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick Actress-author Victoria Tennant. 9 p.m. KLCS

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR

Jimmy Kimmel Live Marisa Tomei; Marcus Scribner (“black-ish”); Smashing Pumpkins perform. 11:35 p.m. KABC

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