BCS Championship Game (6 p.m., Ch. 13): LSU vs. Ohio State
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann (7 p.m., Ch. 4): Drew Lachey hosts this six-week series that's sort of filler before the next season of "Dancing With the Stars" begins. "Stars" judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba cast and train teams of dancers/singers; viewers vote on which team is better; the loser has to send one of his/her team members home.
American Gladiators (7 p.m., Ch. 5): The show assumes its regular position on NBC's schedule.
Deal or No Deal (8 p.m., Ch. 5): Howie Mandel hosts.
Great Performances (8 p.m., Ch. 7): Highlights from Carnegie Hall's "Berlin in Lights" festival.
October Road (9 p.m., Ch. 4): A comic book Nick created in high school comes back to haunt him.