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“Anthony Bour­dain:

Parts Un­known” (8 p.m., 11:15 p.m., CNN): Crack open a cold one and re­sign your­self to get­ting a lump in your throat as you watch the fi­nale of the 12th and fi­nal sea­son of this bound­lessly en­ter­tain­ing travel se­ries with Anthony Bour­dain, the beloved host who died last June. The episode, “Lower East Side,” finds “Tony” tak­ing a per­sonal jour­ney through what once was a bohemian New York neigh­bor­hood, shar­ing meals and con­ver­sa­tion with singer-song­writ­ers Richard Hell and Deb­o­rah Harry, and gui­tarist Chris Stein, the co-founder of Blondie. “Christ­mas in Love” (7 p.m., Hall­mark): As his fa­ther pre­pares to re­tire, in­com­ing CEO Nick Car­ling­son (Daniel Liss­ing, “When Calls the Heart”) has big plans for the fam­ily’s in­dus­trial bak­ery, which spe­cial­izes in Kringle pas­tries dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son. Nick wants to mod­ern­ize the com­pany’s main bak­ery in rus­tic White Deer, Mo., which would mean lay­offs. When his fa­ther in­sists that he visit that site, though, one of the bak­ers there, El­lie Hart­man (Brooke D’Or­say, “Royal Pains”), tries to show him the bak­ery suc­ceeds be­cause of its em­ploy­ees.

“A Vet­eran’s Christ­mas” (8 p.m., HMM): Shortly after re­turn­ing state­side from Afghanistan, where she was in charge of the Search & Res­cue K-9 Unit, Capt. Grace Gar­land (Eloise Mumford) is driv­ing to Cincin­nati to start a new job when a mishap with her ve­hi­cle tem­po­rar­ily strands her in the pic­turesque small town of Rivers Cross­ing, where hand­some lo­cal judge Joe Peter­son (Sean Faris) is quick to ex­tend a help­ing hand. Grace soon is smit­ten, but Joe’s per­sonal sit­u­a­tion proves to be com­pli­cated. Miriam McDon­ald, Amanda Lis­man and Mary Long also star.

“In­side North Korea’s Dy­nasty” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., NGEO): This new doc­u­men­tary se­ries, which pre­mieres tonight with two back-to-back episodes, chron­i­cles how Kim Il Sung — a low-pro­file guer­rilla fighter who had been born in 1912 in North Korea’s cap­i­tal city — rises to power, seiz­ing com­plete con­trol of his coun­try and fash­ion­ing him­self into a di­vin­ity in the eyes of his peo­ple. The opener, “King­dom of the Kims,” ex­am­ines Sung’s early days in power and the rise of anti-Amer­i­can sen­ti­ment in the years after the Korean War. An­other episode fol­lows.

“The Last Ship” (8 p.m., 9:02 p.m., TNT): Loosely based on a 1988 novel by Wil­liam Brink­ley, this ac­tion-drama se­ries opened just after a global pan­demic wiped out more than 80 per­cent of the world pop­u­la­tion, leav­ing the crew of the USS Nathan James to strug­gle with a long se­ries of chal­lenges as its com­man­ders and crew sought to re­store and main­tain world or­der.

“You” (9 p.m., 12:01 a.m., Life­time): This well-re­ceived thriller, a se­ries adap­ta­tion of a novel by Caro­line Kep­nes, closes out its first sea­son — with a sopho­more sea­son al­ready on or­der — with a fi­nale called “Blue­beard’s Cas­tle,” which prom­ises ex­plo­sive rev­e­la­tions about some of Beck’s (El­iz­a­beth Lail) deep­est truths.

“Sal­ly4Ever” (9:30 p.m., 11:05 p.m., HBO): Ju­lia Davis — who also cre­ated the orig­i­nal Bri­tish ver­sion of the cur­rent HBO com­edy “Camp­ing” — cre­ated, wrote, di­rected and ex­ec­u­tive pro­duced ev­ery episode in Sea­son 1 of this Brit­com, wherein she also has a fea­tured act­ing role. Cather­ine Shep­herd (“Peep Show”) stars as mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive Sally, whose en­gage­ment to bor­ing boyfriend David (Alex McQueen) is com­pli­cated when she meets the daz­zling Emma (Davis), with whom she be­gins a same-sex af­fair. Soon, how­ever, she dis­cov­ers Emma is a com­plete night­mare.

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