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What's on Tonight for December 21

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS); Identity (NBC); Smallville (CW); Ugly Betty (ABC); 'Til Death/The War at Home (FOX); Wicked Wicked Games (MyNet)

9 pm: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS); The Office (NBC); Supernatural (CW); Grey's Anatomy (ABC); The O.C. (FOX); Watch Over Me (MyNet)

10 pm: Shark (CBS); My Name is Earl/Scrubs (NBC); Men in Trees (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: French & Saunders Christmas Celebrity Special on BBC America. (11 pm ET)

The comedy duo that originally dreamed up Absolutely Fabulous (that would be Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders) return for this Christmas special, which aired in the UK in 2005. Let's get celebritied up!

9-10 pm: The Office.

It's a full hour of the best comedy on television: The Office. If you missed the third season Christmas special ("A Benihana Christmas"), written by the talented Jen Celotta, last week, here's your second chance to catch it (or, hell, watch it again). Dunder-Mifflin ends up split down the middle when an argument among the members of the Party Planning Committee leads to two office Christmas parties. Meanwhile, Michael gets dumped by Carol (and right at the holidays too!) and invites the menfolk of Dunder-Mifflin to down their sorrows.

10 pm: My Name is Earl.

It's a repeat of the first season Christmas episode ("White Lie Christmas"), in which Earl tries to make up for years of bad Christmas presents to Joy, while Randy and Catalina compete to see who can keep their hand on a car in a competition and Joy pretends to be married to Earl in order to pacify her supposedly racist parents.

10:30 pm: Scrubs.

Finally! Scrubs is back on NBC's schedule, where it belongs. And on tonight's repeat episode ("My Lunch"), Carla and Elliot suspect Todd of being gay when they learn that he's lied about all his sexual conquests while J.D. doggedly pursues lunch with Dr. Cox only to have his dream meal shattered by a former patient. Ah, J.D., will you ever learn?

10 pm: Afterlife on BBC America.

It's the fourth episode of the supernatural thriller Afterlife, starring Leslie Sharp and Andrew Lincoln, on BBC America. On tonight's episode, Alison searches for a job. Which is difficult because of, you know, the dead people she keeps seeing.

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