Food-fight night with ‘Bizarre Foods America,’ ‘Cake Boss’ and ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’


CAKE BOSS: Buddy and his massive alligator cake for the return of the show. (Gary Folsom/Wallis Jaklitsch/TLC)
December 22, 2013

NBC has two whole hours of repeat “Hollywood Game Night” (8 p.m.) tonight, and first up is the series premiere with Jane Lynch as host to celebrity players Lisa Kudrow, Kristen Bell, Alyson Hannigan and Martin Short. Then, Sean Hayes and “Saturday Night Live” personalities Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and Amy Poehler give the show a shot.

Andrew visits the San Francisco Bay area on “Bizarre Foods America” (Travel at 8), where he tries leopard shark, ox penis soup and cookies made from crickets. Just a little different from your usual sourbread sandwich fare.

A repeat “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS at 8) has Lily finding a to-do list by Ted of things he hopes to do before he moves to Chicago, while soon-to-be-married Robin and Barney prepare for the arrival of their relatives.

CBS fills more airtime with a repeat episode of “2 Broke Girls” (8:30) where Caroline gets offered an acting role after a camera crew invades the diner.

RETURNING SHOW: Season six’s winter episodes begin on a new night with the “Cake Boss” (TLC at 9) first creating a 14-foot, 800-pound alligator replica out of cake, and then at 9:30 Buddy has to make a cake for Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday.

Two worlds collide on “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo at 9) when “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast comes to a dinner party at the Sur Restaurant.

A bomb explodes at a used-car sale, killing one person, and a Special Investigation Section supervisor, played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner, hunts for the person threatening Sharon and Rusty on “Major Crimes” (TNT at 9).

Guy travels to Kansas City on the latest “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food at 10) and tastes a chef’s specialty mussels and chicken pot pie. Then, he travels to Franklin, Tenn., where he samples Southern favorites such as jambalaya and char-grilled oysters.

Actor Billy Crystal and television personality Julie Chen come to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with a musical performance from ZZ Ward.

Comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Bill Engvall are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with musical guest Tired Pony.

Television personality Ryan Seacrest and actor Bradley Whitford join “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with musical guest rapper Mac Miller.

— Rachel Lubitz

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