2:30 pm The Walking Dead marathon (AMC) | Blood, guts and carcasses. Nope, it’s not your Thanksgiving leftovers; just zombies. Catch up on the series’ second season before the mid-season finale airs at 9 pm.
8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Racers shift into high gear when they take a thrilling test drive, and results are far from sweet when teams also try to recreate classic Belgian waffles.
8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Just as Sheriff Graham deputizes Emma, a sinkhole appears at the edge of town. Henry explores the chasm to see if can link Storybrooke to the fairytale world. In flashback, Jiminy Cricket yearns to leave the family business and transform into the person he wants to be. (Get more preview/scoops here.)
8 pm Desperately Seeking Santa (ABC Family) | A frosty marketing executive (Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort) gets more than she bargained for when her “Sexy Santa” contest winner (2 Broke Girls‘ Nick Zano) turns out to be more than just a handsome face.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Mad Men‘s John Slattery guest-voices an ad man when Homer proves to be a successful pitchman for Krusty’s new liquor.
9 pm Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith (ABC) | Based on Albom’s best seller, this stars Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It) as Henry Covington, a Detroit preacher who overcame – along with his wife, Annette (Anika Noni Rose, Dreamgirls) – a life mired in drugs and crime. Also starring Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as Albom and Martin Landau (Ed Wood) as New Jersey Rabbi Albert Lewis.
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Per AMC: Hershel sets a deadline, all secrets comes out into the open, Glenn stands up for himself and Shane takes charge. Per me: The midseason finale’s final sequence will alternately have you gasping and then leave a deep pit in your stomach. (Season 2 resumes Feb. 12.)
9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Dexter receives help from an unexpected source while hunting the Doomsday Killers and staying one step ahead of Homicide; Debra discovers something new about herself in therapy.
9 pm Soul Train Awards (BET) | Chris Brown, who grabbed the most wins at the BET Hip-Hop Awards this year, leads the nominations, with five. Cedric “The Entertainer” hosts, with performances by Keith Sweat, Robin Thicke, Lloyd, Miguel, Jill Scott, Melanie Fiona and others.
9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | When the Griffins’ car breaks down in Amish country, Meg falls for a local boy, landing the Griffins in a crusade against the conservative community.
10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | After attempting to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself unexpectedly reliving his time in captivity — leading to much exposition. Meanwhile, Carrie struggles with a PR nightmare because of the shooting at the mosque.
10 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Cullen closes in on the Sergeant; Durant pursues a hidden agenda while helping Lily recuperate.
10 pm Hung (HBO) | Tanya finds out she’s not invited to Frances and Mike’s wedding; after breaking Jason’s nose, Ray steals back his clients.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!