Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 - Featured


* The Kennedy Center Honors - (9/8c CBS)

The 32nd annual gala, hosted by Caroline Kennedy, salutes Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen.


* NOVA - (8/7c PBS)

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution left much unanswered, including how evolution works. Now, the science of evolutionary development is beginning to fill in the blanks via the study of embryo development and gene mutations.


* 20/20 - (10/9c ABC)

With The Blind Side, Hollywood has already spoken on the subject of Michael Oher, a homeless Memphis kid who was taken in by a well-to-do suburban family and became a football star. So have the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, who drafted him.


* Tabatha's Salon Takeover - (10/9c Bravo)

Here's Bravo's sole series-episode debut episode this week Chef Academy, Launch My Line and The Real Housewives of Orange County have all taken holiday vacations, but they'll return next week with new shows.


* One Big Happy Family - (9/8c TLC)

The contestants on The Biggest Loser have it easy: They get to live on a ranch, surrounded by personal trainers 24/7. But in real life, it's not so easy to lose weight, as the subjects of this six-part series discover. In the opener, the morbidly obese Coles family goes on a quest to shed pounds after their youngest son, Shayne, gets a sobering health report. He needs to lose weight, pronto, and he can't do it without the help of his family. A second episode follows, as the Coles ditch junk food and begin a walking routine.

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