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“How I Met Your Mother” (8 p.m., CBS). Lily and Marshall get some shocking news, and Robin gets a new job. No one cares what Ted does.

“Men of a Certain Age” (10 p.m., TNT). Joe has a hard time practicing enough, Owen finds being a boss is stressful, and Terry gets teased for being a cheesy actor.

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“The Closer” (9 p.m., TNT). Brenda and the team investigate a series of pot-dispensary robberies.

“The Daily Show” (11 p.m., Comedy Central). Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is the guest.

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“Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You” (9 p.m., ABC). All I want for Christmas is to not hear Mariah Carey.