NFL (6 p.m., NFL Net): Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Survivor: Samoa (7 p.m., Ch. 2): This season has seen more drama at tribal councils than, perhaps, any of the 18 previous seasons. Not only is there more of that coming this week, but there will be two people voted out.
Community (7 p.m., Ch. 5): A bully (Anthony Michael Hall) challenges Jeff to a fight; Shirley plans a holiday party.
Michael McDonald — This Christmas: A Soundstage Special Event (7 p.m., Ch. 7): McDonald performs holiday music.
Bones (7 p.m., Ch. 13): Brennan's father (Ryan O'Neal) invites a cousin (Zooey Deschanel) for the holidays. And it just wouldn't be Christmas unless there's a guy in a Santa Claus suit who gets blown up during a botched bank robbery. Zooey Deschanel is, of course, the sister of series star Emily Deschanel. And Emily plays Brennan. Got all that?
Parks and Recreation (7:30 p.m., Ch. 5): Leslie, through no real fault of her own, ends up in the middle of a political sex scandal.
CSI (8 p.m., Ch. 2): This season's weird serial killer strikes again.
The Office (8 p.m., Ch. 5): Michael and Jim argue over the office Christmas party.
Fringe (8 p.m., Ch. 13): William Bell resurfaces.
30 Rock (8:30 p.m., Ch. 5): Liz struggles to find the right Christmas present for Jack.
NBA (8:30 p.m., TNT): Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz
The Mentalist (9 p.m,. Ch. 2): A jeweler is murdered at a black-tie fundraiser.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (11 p.m., FX): After a 10 year ban, Paddy's team is eligible to compete in Flipadelphia again.