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Harry Pot­ter and the Cham­ber of Se­crets 8 p.m. on (CTV) 9 p.m. on (ABC-B) A mys­te­ri­ous force threat­ens Hog­warts School of Witch­craft and Wiz­ardry in the to­tally cap­ti­vat­ing sec­ond movie adapted from J.K. Rowl­ing’s nov­els, again di­rected by Chris Colum­bus. Harry, Ron and Hermione (Daniel Rad­cliffe, Ru­pert Grint, Emma Wat­son) must find out what is caus­ing peo­ple known as Mud­bloods to be­come petrified — or the school will be closed. Rob­bie Coltrane, Ken­neth Branagh, Mag­gie Smith, Alan Rick­man and Richard Harris co-star in the 2002 tale. The Millers 9 p.m. on (CBS-B) “High­way to the Manger Zone” is a new episode clearly air­ing much later than in­tended. The Millers de­vise a na­tiv­ity-scene re-cre­ation by putting their own spins on it — which does not sit well with other mem­bers of their church. Un­happy with that rejection, they con­sider fol­low­ing Kip’s (Sean Hayes) sug­ges­tion to stage their own show. Carol (Margo Martin­dale) tries to bro­ker Christ­mas peace be­tween Kip and Nathan (Will Ar­nett). The se­ries fi­nale im­me­di­ately fol­lows. Grem­lins 9 p.m. on (YTV) An in­ven­tor (Hoyt Ax­ton) buys an adorable crit­ter from a Chi­nese shop­keeper (Keye Luke) and brings it home to his son, Billy (Zach Gal­li­gan). Big trou­ble en­sues when Billy in­ad­ver­tently breaks two care-and-feed­ing rules: Don’t get the crea­ture wet, and don’t feed it af­ter mid­night. The for­mer causes it to re­pro­duce, and the lat­ter turns the off­spring into mon­sters, who pro­ceed to wreak havoc on the town just in time for Christ­mas. Phoebe Cates, Corey Feld­man and Polly Hol­l­i­day also star in this 1984 comic thriller. Ouija 10 p.m. on (M1) The Has­bro toy com­pany’s big­gest movie tie-ins clearly have been the “Trans­form­ers” and “G.I. Joe” se­ries, but the firm’s hand also is in this av­er­age (but com­mer­cially suc­cess­ful) hor­ror story inspired by the ti­tle board game. A woman (Olivia Cooke, “Bates Mo­tel”) and her friends play it to de­ter­mine whether it had any­thing to do with her sis­ter’s ap­par­ent sui­cide. Daren Ka­ga­soff (“Red Band So­ci­ety”), Matthew Set­tle (“Gos­sip Girl”) and genre sta­ple Lin Shaye also star. Mega Shark vs. Kolos­sus 10 p.m. on (SPC) Il­leana Dou­glas is a Hol­ly­wood blue blood (her grand­fa­ther was Os­car win­ner Melvyn Dou­glas) who has ap­peared in her own share of smart in­die film and TV fare. Un­less she lost a bet, it’s hard to imag­ine how she wound up in this very strange low-bud­get 2015 ac­tion-hor­ror film that finds Earth men­aced by two per­ils: the Kolos­sus, a gi­ant Rus­sian ro­bot dooms­day de­vice dat­ing back to the Cold War, and a re­ally, re­ally, re­ally big shark.

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