“Human Target” (8 p.m., Fox). The team protects a seemingly ordinary family targeted for murder and take on boring suburban personas. And then there’s a shootout and things blow up.
“Top Chef All-Stars” (10 p.m., Bravo). In the Quickfire, the cheftestants prepare a stuffing dish without using any knives or kitchen tools. Then they cater a party for the U.S. Open.
“MythBusters” (9 p.m., Discovery). Adam and Jamie test out whether Operation Valkyrie — the plot to kill Hitler — would have worked, while the B Team finds out if you can really slap some sense into someone. I’m thinking Tory will be the slapee.
“24/7 Penguin-Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” (10 p.m., HBO). Even if you’re not a big hockey fan, this four-part behind-the-scenes look at two NHL teams is worth checking out. Much like HBO’s acclaimed NFL documentary series “Hard Knocks,” it’s an engaging and enlightening look at the personalities and real-life drama that takes place on and off the ice. The hockey action looks great in HD; the cut up, scarred faces in interviews . . . . not so much. Keep in mind, this is an HBO production, so there are f-bombs dropped every 10 seconds or so.
“Psych” (10 p.m., USA). In the series finale, serial killer Mr. Yin is back and the guys turn to his old partner, Yang (special guest Ally Sheedy), to help track him down.
Games of the night
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Utah (5 p.m., ESPN). Don’t let the 17-point spread fool you, this matchup between, respectfully, 11-1 and 10-2 teams should make for a pretty entertaining game.
College basketball: Cal vs. Kansas (8 p.m., CSN-BA). Cal will get killed, but hey, it’s a chance to watch the No. 3 Jayhawks in a rare Bay Area appearance.
“A Home for the Holidays” (8 p.m., CBS). Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Ricky Martin perform. Ugh. No.