“Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS). The final four teams head to South Korea, where hopefully Nick will get captured and imprisoned by North Koreans so we can be rid of him once and for all. I tell ya, if he and Vicki catch up and somehow make the final three, I’m going to be upset. That dude’s the most whiny, pathetic, undeserving almost-finalist since Flo in Season 2.
“The Walking Dead” (10 p.m., AMC). In the season finale, Rick and the group find refuge in the Centers for Disease Control, but they soon find that they’re not as safe there as they thought they’d be.
“The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox). The first of a two-part Christmas special. Martha Stewart and Katy Perry appear in human form as the Simpsons turn into puppets. Sounds cool, but can’t possibly be as awesome as the classic “Mr. Plow” episode.
“Boardwalk Empire” (9 p.m., HBO). It’s the season finale, and the election has Nucky nervous.
“Top Gear” (10 p.m., History). The guys buy cars for less than $1,000 each and race them through a moonshine-run challenge. This was highly entertaining the first time I saw it, on the British version. But hey, as long as they copy it the right way and make it fun, I’ll watch. And I have to admit, it’s been a fun series so far (perhaps because they borrow so much from the original).
“House Hunters International” (10:30 p.m., HGTV). Tonight kicks off a week of new episodes in cool places. Tonight a couple looks for a contemporary house in Denmark. I’m picturing lots of finished wood, clean lines and sleek furniture. And a tin of Danish butter cookies, because in my brain, that’s all they eat. That and herring.
“Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!” (midnight, Cartoon Network). It’s a very special Chrimbus Special.
Games of the day
49ers vs. Packers (10 a.m., Fox). Once again, a chance to see Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback the Niners should have drafted instead of Alex Smith.
Raiders vs. Chargers (1 p.m., CBS). Two teams going in opposite directions.
Steelers vs. Ravens (5 p.m., NBC). Patriots-Jets aside, should be the best game of the weekend.
“The Hasselhoffs” (10 and 10:30 p.m., A&E). Series premiere. The commercial with the giant hairy-chested baby is pretty tremendous, but the show, which follows David Hasselhoff (he’s huge in Germany) and his two daughters, looks awful. Sorry, but chronic alcoholism just isn’t that funny.
“Bama Belles” (10 p.m., TLC). Series premiere. I have no idea what this is, other than a reality show about Alabama women, and that it’s on TLC. Based on that, I have a pretty good idea it’ll be terrible.