Brain games

"Jeopardy!" welcomes back 15 of its most impressive smarty pants for the $250,000 Tournament of Champions. The front-runner: Matt Jackson, who picked up $411,612 over a 13-game winning streak, making him the fourth most successful contestant of all time. 4:30 p.m. KARE, Ch. 11

Santa Claus strut

Brian Setzer, who has been "one of us" for more than a decade, helps put you in the holiday spirit with the "Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza," a special he taped back in 2005, the same year he wed former Dust Bunnies singer Julie Reiten. 9 p.m. VH1 Classic

Outside the lines

If you're more interested in gossip than grand slams, stay up late for "TMZ Sports," a weeknight roundup of breaking stories about athletes that go beyond the sports pages. The operation's snark-driven website has been a major player in recent years, most notably in tracking the downfall of former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. 11 p.m. FS1

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