Seven magicians pull their best tricks out of their hats for "The Illusionists," including Andrew Basso, who will escape from water torture, a feat that's slightly less impressive than the way you managed to maneuver out of going to your weird Aunt Mabel's Christmas party. 7 p.m. KARE, Ch. 11

All the fixings

"All-Star Holidays" features Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri showing you how to make red-velvet cupcakes, oysters Rockefeller and several other dishes your loved ones would pass over to grab yet another handful of Chex Party Mix. 7 p.m. Food Network

Still hustling and flowing

"Empire" may be in reruns this week, but the show's stars have a brand-new bag. "Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays" gives Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard a chance to show off their singing chops as they also welcome Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Jamie Foxx. 8 p.m. KMSP, Ch. 9

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