What to Watch Tonight: The X Factor Results Show, The League's Season Finale, and Funny or Die's Billy on the Street

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What to watch on Thursday, December 22...

Although you'll most likely be spending the evening, I don't know, baking candy canes or carving fruitcakes out of larger fruitcakes, keep in mind that you can have the TV on while you work and any number of things can be blaring in the background. For example:

SEASON FINALE (PT. 2), 8pm, Fox
The X Factor
Tonight, why not kick back, relax, and crack open an ice-cold Pepsi (or any other Pepsi-owned beverage product) and find out which of the above three performers truly has that special something Simon Cowell calls an "X factor." And when it's over, throw away that beverage, crack open a nice and refreshing Coca-Cola and start thinking about how much better American Idol will be when it returns in a few weeks.

10pm, NBC
Prime Suspect
Tonight Jane and her hat investigate a murder in Chinatown which may or may not be the result of a Mah Jongg game gone bad. Elsewhere, Reg reveals one of Jane's secrets to Matt (the hat smells weird!).

SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, FX
The League
Season 3 concludes tonight with back-to-back episodes. First Kevin and Jenny get super serious in their playoffs betting, then during the Bowl games the League attempts to find someone new to manage a missing participant's team.

SERIES PREMIERE, 11pm, Fuse
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street
Don't miss this truly funny impromptu game show during which manic comedian Billy Eichner approaches complete strangers on the streets of Manhattan offering money for correct answers to trivia questions. The actual game show element is beside the point; the contestants' reactions are just as hilarious as Eichner's improv skills.

10pm, MTV
Beavis and Butt-head
In tonight's pair of segments, the boys first must face Principal McVicker after cheating on a major test. Later they'll find themselves on the witness stand, testifying against a criminal. Expect a powerful monologue or two.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Christmas at Belmont, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8 p.m., PBS
Disney Prep & Landing, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8 p.m., ABC
Who's Still Standing?, 8 p.m., NBC
Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
I (Almost) Got Away With It, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 9 p.m., ABC
The First 48, 9 p.m., A&E;
This Old House Hour, 9 p.m., PBS
Beyond Scared Straight, 10 p.m., A&E;
Hostage: Do or Die, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Project Accessory, SEASON 1 FINALE, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Weed Wars, 10 p.m., Discovery
Good Vibes, 10:30 p.m., MTV

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Donald Glover on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Jerry O'Connell and Simon Pegg on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Jonah Hill on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Kyra Sedgwick on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Thomas Haden Church on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS

 

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