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Monday TV Picks: ‘Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays’ on NBC
TV picks for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, include “Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays” on NBC, “How I Met Your Mother” CBS and “American Country Awards” Fox.
Tonight in Prime Time
After being pleasantly surprised by the Canadian crooner’s TV special last year, I’m looking forward to tonight’s all-new holiday evening. We all knew Mr. Bublé could sing, but who knew he was so funny? The special also features Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton and Carly Rae Jepson. And let’s stick to the standards, folks (meaning no “Call Me Maybe,” please). 10:01 p.m. Monday on NBC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
“Grand Hotel” (1932), 5 p.m. (TCM): A ballerina, baron, stenographer, bookkeeper and tycoon check into Berlin’s Grand Hotel.
“Richard Hammond’s Crash Course,” 7 p.m. (BBC America): Richard travels to the Mojave Desert, where he joins a Rocket Scientist to help build and prepare a rocket for launch; Richard tries becoming a bike messenger in hilly San Francisco.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” 8 p.m. (ABC): The team helps build a home for a veteran who helps wounded warriors find jobs and support when they return to civilian life.
“How I Met Your Mother,” 8 p.m. (CBS): Robin is suspicious of Barney’s relationship with Patrice; Marshall makes a disturbing discovery about his mother.
“American Country Awards,” 8 p.m. (Fox): The public votes for country music favorites in a number of categories; performers include Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town; Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth host.
“Cake Boss: Next Great Baker,” 9 p.m. (TLC): The bakers are asked to make a cake for the cast of the new Broadway musical “A Christmas Story”; the bakers fight to win the attention of guest judge Peter Billingsley.
The New York Times