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Thursday TV Picks: ‘CMA Country Christmas’ on ABC
TV picks for Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, include “CMA Country Christmas” on ABC, “The X Factor” on Fox and “Project Runway All Stars” on Lifetime.
Tonight in Prime Time
A holiday music celebration with a country twang. This one is hosted by Jennifer Nettles and features performances by Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride and Colbie Caillat. 9 p.m. Thursday on ABC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
“A White House Christmas: First Families Remember,” 8 p.m. (NBC): First families share holiday memories from their time in the White House; the staff prepares for the holiday season.
“The X Factor,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Khloé and Mario announce the winner; performances by One Direction and Pitbull.
“2012 The End is Now,” 9 p.m. (History): Brad Meltzer connects the dots between ancient doomsday prophecy, modern science and human behavior to decode the real threats to humanity when an extinction event strikes.
“Project Runway All Stars,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): The final six designers must create looks for one of three vintage 1920s events and then face off against each other in pairs of two.
“Burn Notice,” 9 p.m. (USA): Michael tries to leave the country with his team; Sam and Jesse are taken captive; Michael must figure out a rescue plan before time runs out.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” 10 p.m. (FX): Frank and Dennis present their cases to the rest of the gang at Paddy’s.
The New York Times