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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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