Week in TV, Dec. 19-23

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, 8 p.m., ABC: Po's got to keep the franchise going, so we get this holiday special to bridge the gap between the inevitable, never-ending sequels.

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VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul, 9 p.m., VH1: Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Florence and the Machine, Jessie J., Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Estelle and Marsha Ambrosius, Boyz II Men and Travie McCoy all sing soul songs.

Ron White's Celebrity Salute to the Troops, 7:30 p.m., CMT: The comedian entertains the troops by featuring Lewis Black, Robert Hawkins, Rascal Flatts and … John Oates?

SEASON PREMIERE Chopped, 10 p.m., Food: Ted Allen returns to host another season of this show, which is a combination of Top Chef and Iron Chef, leading us to believe they should have just called it Top Iron Chef.

SEASON FINALE American Horror Story, 10 p.m., FX: It's the end of the road for the astonishing first season of this mind-bending series, which would really be able to help out The Walking Dead in the whole "having something happen every episode" department. Remember, no matter what happens, there are at least two more seasons coming.

SEASON FINALE The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox: Find out which singer we'll all be forgetting by Valentine's Day.

Hollywood at Home, 8 p.m., HGTV: Ever wonder how Andie McDowell, Carly Patterson, Natalie Coughlin, Mark Ballas or George Jones live? Neither did we. But we're about to find out!

SEASON FINALE Project Accessory, 10 p.m., Lifetime: Find out who made the best scrunchies, handbags and hats all season.

Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, 8 p.m., Comedy: The bright spot of having a ventriloquist do a Christmas show is the knowledge his guests will never cancel on him.

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation, 8:30 p.m., ABC: The boys battle Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who covers Danville in a cloud of naughtiness. It's not as dirty as it sounds.

Joshua Gillin, jgillin@tampabay.com

Week in TV, Dec. 19-23 12/18/11 [Last modified: Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:52pm]

    

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