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Wednesday, Dec. 28

Incorporated: “Profit and Loss”
Syfy, 10pm
Ben (Sean Teale) improvises when Roger (Douglas Nyback) closes in on the truth about Elena (Denyse Tontz). Laura (Allison Miller) takes her therapy to the next level. Elizabeth (Julia Ormond) pressures Ben to finish a vital project. Julian (Dennis Haysbert) aids a friend in need.

College Football
ESPN & FOX, beginning at 2pm Live
College football bowl games on ESPN today are the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., the Russell Athletic Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., and the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston. FOX airs the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

This Is 40
FX, 8pm
Writer/director Judd Apatow catches up with Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), characters first seen in Knocked Up, as they navigate growing older and trying to maintain the spark in their marriage.

Undercover Boss: “New York & Company”
CBS, 8pm
This new Undercover Boss episode features women’s fashion retailer New York & Company CEO Greg Scott.

Vikings: “All His Angels”
History, 9pm
Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding.

Expedition Unknown: Cloning the Woolly Mammoth
Travel Channel, 9pm
Josh Gates joins a team of international scientists on a global expedition spanning Siberia, the North Pole and a lab in South Korea, with a goal of finding enough DNA to clone an extinct woolly mammoth and bring the beasts back.

Egypt’s Treasure Guardians
PBS, 10pm
Follow a select group of archaeologists determined to bring Egypt back from the brink to discover more of the country’s history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit the country again.

Thursday, Dec. 29

“Star Trek: The Original Series” Marathon
BBC America, beginning at 2:15am
Enjoy a two-day marathon of the original 1960s Star Trek TV series beginning Thursday morning with “The Return of the Archons” from Season 1 and including favorites like “Space Seed,” “The City on the Edge of Forever,” “Mirror, Mirror” and “The Trouble With Tribbles.”

College Football
ESPN, beginning at 2pm Live
College football bowl action on ESPN today features the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., the Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., and the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s NBA doubleheader has Al Horford leading the Boston Celtics against LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Cleveland, followed by Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles to face Luol Deng and the Lakers.

“America’s Got Talent” Holiday Spectacular
NBC, 9pm
If you were too caught up in holiday shopping to catch this on Dec. 19, tonight you can watch this festive, star-studded special, featuring this season’s America’s Got Talent winner, Grace VanderWaal, along with fan favorites The Clairvoyants, Brian Justin Crum, Olate Dogs and crooner Sal Valentinetti, who performs “Santa Baby” with Heidi Klum. Additional performances include Season 9 winner Mat Franco, special guests Penn & Teller, The Regurgitator and daredevil Professor Splash, who will perform a dive into a pool of eggnog.

Titanic: Mysteries at the Museum
Travel Channel, 9pm
Don Wildman dives into the Atlantic and explores ship artifacts to uncover key elements that sank the legendary ocean liner Titanic.

The Selection: Special Operations Experiment: “Weeding Out the Weak”
History, 10pm
In a stealth and concealment exercise, the participants go out on the ultimate game of hide-and-seek, where they are tasked with camouflaging themselves in a hide-site to evade detection by the instructors. If “capture,” they will suffer unimaginable consequences as they experience the mental rigors of Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training.

Friday, Dec. 30

Gold Rush Marathon
Discovery Channel, beginning at 9am
Enjoy over 12 hours of episodes from Gold Rush, Discovery’s top-rated series, which follows gold miners hoping to strike it rich.

College Football
ESPN & CBS, beginning at 12pm Live
ESPN airs the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., and the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami. The Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, airs on CBS.

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
TCM, 4pm
Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and a teenage Shirley Temple star in this Oscar-winning 1947 film about playboy Dickie Nugent (Grant), who charms beautiful judge Margaret Turner (Loy) out of convicting him for brawling at a nightclub. But the artist and the judge get more than they bargained for when Dickie gives a lecture at a high-school later that day and promptly becomes the object of Margaret’s teen sister’s affection.

MacGyver: “Can Opener”
CBS, 8pm
In a rebroadcast of the episode “Can Opener,” MacGyver (Lucas Till) is tasked to go undercover as an inmate in a maximum security prison to break out drug kingpin “El Noche” (guest star Raoul Trujillo) and track him to his cartel’s secret location.

Sherlock on Masterpiece: “The Abominable Bride”
PBS, 9pm
While you wait for the next month’s return of Sherlock, revisit last year’s holiday special, which found Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) in 1890s London, investigating a murderous bride, who herself is (supposedly) dead.

Mysteries at the Museum: “North Pole Expedition, Iceberg Fleet and the Minnesota Iceman”
Travel Channel, 9pm
History explorer Don Wildman examines the icy stories behind an eccentric expedition to the North Pole, a frozen feat of nautical engineering and the cosmic conundrum surrounding an incredible icicle.

Saturday, Dec. 31

College Football
ESPN & ABC, beginning at 11am Live
New Year’s Eve college football action begins with the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., on ESPN and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on ABC. Then the only bowl games with any real significance take place on ESPN with the College Football Playoff Semifinals: the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The semifinal winners play in the National Championship game in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 9.

Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2017
ABC, beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT Live; 7pm MT/8pm PT Tape-delayed
Music’s biggest stars join host Ryan Seacrest and his guests to celebrate the arrival of 2017.

Live From Lincoln Center: “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve”
PBS, 8pm Live
Ring in the new year with a night of American classics, including beloved works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring Joyce DiDonato with the New York Philharmonic.

Ghost Adventures: “Dakota’s Sanatorium of Death”
Travel Channel, 9pm
San Haven Sanatorium offered care to countless North Dakotans since 1912, but for thousands, this place was the last stop. There are entities lurking here one cannot even imagine, and the Ghost Adventures crew has come to investigate.

Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution
FOX, 11pm ET Live; 11pm CT/MT/PT Tape-delayed
Queen Latifah — currently appearing in the new FOX series Star — and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg host the third installment of Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution. The special will be broadcast live from Miami’s Bayfront Park as Pitbull and his special guests start the new year with a bash that highlights the city’s hip and hot style.

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve
PBS, 11pm
Celebrate New Year’s Eve as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more. Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly
NBC, 11:30pm ET Live; 11:30pm CT/MT/PT Tape-delayed
Carson Daly returns to his annual post in this special that rings in the new year with performances from top stars.