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“Shame­less” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m., Show­time): The long­est-run­ning scripted orig­i­nal drama in the his­tory of Show­time re­turns for Sea­son 10 with “We Few, We Lucky Few, We Band of Gal­laghers!,” which picks up the ac­tion six months after the Sea­son 9 fi­nale. Frank (Wil­liam H. Macy) is ex­ploit­ing his leg in­jury to hoard as many painkiller­s as pos­si­ble, a gam­bit that even­tu­ally leads him to an old friend. Deb­bie (Emma Ken­ney), mean­while, takes over as ma­tri­arch of the clan, buoyed by the $50,000 Fiona left to her. Cameron Mon­aghan also stars.

“The Simp­sons” (7 p.m., FOX): Hurt that so many peo­ple seem to think of her as bor­ing, Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) takes up an off-the-wall pas­time — com­pet­i­tive lum­ber­jack­ing — and turns out to have a nat­u­ral gift for it in the new episode “Marge the Lum­ber­jill.” Marge and her trainer, Paula (voice of guest star Asia Kate Dil­lon), pre­pare to leave for a month-long re­treat in Port­land, Ore.

“The Mistle­toe Se­cret” (7 p.m., Hall­mark): Hop­ing to turn around her beau­ti­ful Utah home­town’s re­cent tourism slump, Aria Eubank (Kel­lie Pick­ler) per­suades cel­e­brated travel writer and TV host Ster­ling Masters (Christophe­r Rus­sell) to do a fea­ture story on the com­mu­nity. In due course, Masters ar­rives in town with Alex Bartlett (Tyler Hynes), the ghost writer and real tal­ent be­hind the TV show. As Alex and Aria strike sparks to­gether, the town en­joys its most prof­itable hol­i­day sea­son in years, un­til Aria dis­cov­ers they have been cru­elly de­ceived.

“NCIS: Los An­ge­les” (8 p.m., CBS): In the new episode “Concours D’El­e­gance,” the team’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a stolen un­der­sea drone pro­to­type even­tu­ally links the theft to an elab­o­rate party thrown by a video game streamer. Else­where, Callen and Sam (Chris O’Don­nell, LL Cool J) find them­selves once again cross­ing paths with in­sur­ance bro­ker Kather­ine Casil­las (guest star Moon Blood­good), who han­dles cov­er­age for the gamer’s prop­erty and pos­ses­sions.

“Worst Cooks in Amer­ica” (9 p.m., 12 a.m., Food): In a spe­cial hol­i­day edi­tion, four for­mer “Worst Cooks” re­cruits who came up short dur­ing their first ap­pear­ance re­turn to boot camp for a shot at redemp­tion in a ri­valry based around Thanks­giv­ing din­ner, the most chal­leng­ing meal of the food year. After ask­ing each re­cruit to whip up a side dish, chefs Anne Bur­rell and Scott Co­nant pick teams and demon­strate how to make a fab­u­lous feast for Turkey Day.

“Back to Life” (9 p.m., 1 a.m., Show­time): Daisy Hag­gard (“Episodes”) cre­ated, ex­ec­u­tive pro­duced and co-wrote this new six-part Bri­tish dram­edy, in which she also stars as cen­tral char­ac­ter Miri Mat­te­son, who has just been re­leased from prison after spend­ing 18 years be­hind bars. Now she re­turns to the small coastal town she used to call home, seek­ing to re­con­nect with her par­ents (Geral­dine James, Richard Dur­den), who prove to be con­sid­er­ably more sup­port­ive of Miri than many of her for­mer neigh­bors.

“Rick and Morty” (10:30 p.m., 2 a.m., Toon): More than two years after the Sea­son 3 pre­miere back in April 2017, the an­i­mated cult com­edy hit re­turns for a fourth sea­son that, as of this writ­ing, com­prises five new episodes, in­clud­ing re­turn ap­pear­ances by some fa­vorite guest char­ac­ters. Co-cre­ated by “Com­mu­nity” mas­ter­mind Dan Har­mon and Justin Roi­land, the se­ries fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of ge­nius Rick Sanchez and his grand­son, Morty Smith (both voiced by Roi­land).

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Wil­liam H. Macy

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