5 p.m. on TNT, “NBA Basketball" — Western Conference contenders meet tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder welcome Dirk Nowitzki, O.J. Mayo and the Dallas Mavericks.
6 p.m. on NGC, “Rocket City Rednecks" — Daddy contacts Hope for the Warriors, an organization that helps disabled veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq, to see if the Rednecks can lend a helping hand. They meet injured veteran Philip Labonte, who is no longer able to go hunting because he is in a wheelchair. The Rednecks design a boar-hunting vehicle for Philip, and the hunt is on .
8 p.m. on ^ ), “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" — Good grief! Who assigns elementary-school children “War and Peace"? Charlie Brown’s teacher, that’s who. He has to read it over the Christmas break and write a report, but holiday distractions keep getting in the way.
8 p.m. on &, “The Big Bang Theory" — Sheldon (Jim Parsons) hires a new assistant (Margo Harshman) in this episode. She’s young, she’s female, and she’s making Amy (Mayim Bialik) very, very nervous.
8 p.m. on (CW), “The Vampire Diaries" — After Stefan (Paul Wesley) confides his suspicions about Elena (Nina Dobrev) to Damon (Ian Somerhalder), the brothers go to New Orleans to see if anyone — Damon’s old flame Charlotte (Madeline Zima), perhaps — remembers their previous visit in 1942. Back in Mystic Falls, Elena drops a bombshell on Caroline and Bonnie (Candice Accola, Kat Graham) during a girls night.
8:30 p.m. on % (, “Up All Night" — With Chris and Scott (Will Arnett, Luka Jones) busy launching their new business, Reagan (Christina Applegate) tries to adjust to her new stay-at-home mom status and the neighborhood’s quirks. Ava (Maya Rudolph) is reunited with Walter (guest star Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace"), her former accompanist, and learns she may have inadvertently ruined his life .
9 p.m. on LIFE, “Project Runway All Stars" — The five remaining designers are challenged to create a ready-to-wear look that packs a punch but stays within a retail budget.