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Coming up in Primetime Television.

There is a lot set to take place in Primetime television during the week of December 10, as well as a few scoops for before and after. This week’s Primetime Dish column highlights episode teasers, casting notes, concert specials, many holiday themed episodes, Emmy details, and a mother back from the dead…

Holiday episode! Indie rockers Tegan and Sara will perform in CW’s December 10 8:00 PM episode titled “The Things We Do For Love.” Monday Episode Teasers: Naomi attempts to redirect a job offer for Max. Liam is faced with blackmail in regards to Vanessa’s accident. Ashley gets the wrong idea, and Teddy tries to convince Silver to let him co-parent the baby.

A Home For The Holidays:
On Wednesday December 19 at 8:00 PM CBS will air its fourteenth annual special. Country singing sensation Rascal Flatts will host with performances by Rascal Flatts, Rachel Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips. Others to appear will include Wayne Brady (“The Wayne Brady Show”), Kevin Frazier (“The Insider”) and Jillian Michaels (“The Biggest Loser”).

A Muppet’s Christmas: Letters To Santa:
Nathan Lane (“The Good Wife”), Uma Thurman (“Smash”), Whoopi Goldberg (“The View”) and Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”) will guest star in the CW holiday special on Monday December 11 at 9:00 PM. After Gonzo accidentally redirects three letters to Santa, Kermit and his friends personally help him deliver them to the North Pole.

American County Awards:
Interview! Back in August we alerted fans to the FOX event, which will air on Monday December 10 at 8:00 PM. sat in on a conference call with co-host Kristin Chenoweth (“GCB,” “Glee”) and when asked how she felt about the impact her “GCB” character, Carline, would have on country music fans, Chenoweth stated, “In my idea, people really loved Carline. They love to hate her sort of. She was that kind of character. I loved that we had so many people that related to it. It’s funny to me. We got those numbers every morning and the people that watched the show the most, the highest numbers, were in Nashville, Tennessee. I sort of loved that because I thought, ‘They get it,’ because they know this a real world. Those characters that we all played on ‘GCB’ were so fun. It disheartened me to think that there was a few that thought it was making fun of God, because… it’s a big part of who I am.”

Holiday episode! Christmas is in full swing in the Queen’s household in the CW December 12 8:00 PM episode titled “Year’s End.” Wednesday Episode Teasers: Oliver realizes that Moira and Thea no longer celebrate Christmas and makes plans to throw a family party. Laurel tells Tommy why she can’t spend Christmas with him. After Diggle tells Oliver about numerous murders, Oliver faces his toughest adversary to date. In casting news… Manu Bennett (“Spartacus”) has landed a multi-episode arc to appear as a major character – Slade Wilson. Stay tuned for his first airdate.

Beauty And The Beast:
Wedding bells ring in the CW’s December 13 9:00 PM episode titled “Bridesmaid Up.” Thursday Episode Teasers: Many try to find Catherine a date for her father’s wedding. Evan’s research grant comes to light, and even though Joe is married, he and Tess cross the line.

Back from the dead recast! Brooke Langton (“Friday Night Lights,” “Melrose Place”) has been cast to play Brennan’s dead mom, Christine, in season eight. Longtime fans will remember seeing Christine, previously played by Larisa Miller, in flashbacks during season two. This time a near death experience will bring her back to the canvas. Stay tuned for her airdate. The series airs on FOX, Mondays at 8:00 PM.

Christmas In Washington:
TNT will air the concert special hosted by Conan O’Brien on Friday December 21 at 8:00 PM to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center. Performers will include Diana Ross, Megan Hilty (“Smash”), singer Demi Lovato, Chris Mann (“The Voice”) and Scotty McCreery (“American Idol”) with a special performance by “Gangnam Style” sensation PSY.

Chevy Chase has left the NBC series abruptly and allegedly by ‘mutual agreement’. So, what will happen with his character, Pierce Hawthorne, in season four – set to return on Thursday February 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM? Sources are saying it’s anyone’s guess at this point. Stay tuned for details. In other news, Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”) will appear in a guest starring role during season four and tweeted:

The CW’s new series, starring “The Vampire Diaries'” Matt Davis (ex-Alaric), will premiere on Tuesday February 19 at 9:00 PM. Get a sneak peek through our Cult promo video.

Until season two, which premieres on January 28, 2013, read highlights from the original series’ seasons past in our Dallas News Room, especially since a few vets will be returning to Southfork.

Fans of Will Farrell won’t want to miss the rebroadcast of his holiday special. Tune in to CBS on Saturday December 15 at 8:00 PM.

As a reminder, covers the goings on at McKinley High. Tune in each Thursday and read our Glee Weekly Recaps, which are posted right after the show airs.