The controversial British documentary "Pedigree Dogs Exposed" (BBC America at 8 p.m.), which resulted in BBC dropping its coverage of the prestigious Crufts dog show, investigates breeding practices.
John Stossel officially joins the Fox Business Network lineup with his new weekly show "Stossel" (at 8), in which the host and guests discuss libertarian and economic issues and explore topics from global warming to health care. And, in a rare twist for a news show, Stossel subjects himself to a fish pedicure for a segment.
The Deschanel sisters unite on "Bones" (Fox at 8), as series regular Emily Deschanel works to investigate a botched bank robbery while being forced to spend the holidays with her distant relative, guest star Zooey Deschanel.
The 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade (MyNetworkTV at 8) features Grand Marshal Susan Lucci, along with a tree-lighting ceremony at the Grove and performances from Lonestar and Five for Fighting.
All-suffering Parks Department deputy Leslie accidentally becomes part of a major sex scandal on "Parks and Recreation" (NBC at 8:30) while she's innocently trying to plan the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival.
Members of the "Fringe" (Fox at 9) team investigate when a mental institution patient has his brain dangerously exposed during a sudden surgery but is remarkably fine soon afterward.
Michael Scott has a very specific idea of how Santa Claus should look, and is therefore horrified when Jim assigns Phyllis to play the Jolly Old Elf at the holiday party on "The Office" (NBC at 9).
Jack realizes it's 2009 and joins a social networking site on "30 Rock" (NBC at 9:30) only to reconnect with his high school crush, guest star Julianne Moore.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Bravo at 9) return with some unseen footage, while a mother and daughter bond over facelifts and plastic surgery on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" (at 10).
Patrick Jane and the crew on "The Mentalist" (CBS at 10) try to multi-task while attending a black-tie fundraiser and looking into a wealthy jeweler's murder.
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (FX at 10) ends Season 5 as the gang is no longer banned from entering Philly's flip cup tournament, and tries to beat their old rivals -- who, unfortunately, have all moved on