On TV tonight
The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 9 p.m., CBS Musician Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, comic David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and rock band Led Zeppelin all get awards, plus a seat next to President Obama. How would you like to be one of the performers who has to entertain this group?
Restaurant: Impossible, 9 p.m., Food For his 50th episode, Robert Irvine looks back at what makes the show possible. Faking credentials from a cooking career is conspicuously absent.
Top Chef: Seattle, 10 p.m., Bravo The cheftestants have to cook for what is described as "one of Seattle's hottest sports teams." Well, that can't be the Mariners, the Seahawks are only middling and the Sonics left town, so I guess the local roller-derby girls will have to do.
Cheer Perfection, 10 p.m., TLC Youth Silver gets a new coach, and it's not Jane Lynch from Glee. There is personality conflict, though, so it's not a total loss.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org