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Published Dec 26, 2012 at 04:00AM

12 p.m. on BRAVO, “Top Chef: Seattle” — In a new episode that finds host Padma Lakshmi on roller skates, the quick-fire challenge has the chefs harvesting oysters and serving them to judge Emeril Lagasse. Then members of one of Seattle’s hottest sports teams are the guinea pigs for the contestants’ efforts in the elimination challenge.

8 p.m. on (CW), “Arrow” - At the courthouse to set the record straight on his presumed death, Oliver (Stephen Amell) runs into Laurel (Katie Cassidy), who’s prosecuting Martin Somers (Ty Olsson), a criminal with connections to the Chinese Triad. When Oliver recognizes Martin from his father’s book, Martin has the Triad send enforcer China White (Kelly Hu) after Laurel, which, of course, leads to a battle between China and Oliver.

8 p.m. on _, “Nature” - Looking like something out of “Lord of the Rings,” the subject of “Wild Balkans” has long fascinated. Thick forests, vast wetlands and deep chasms make the Balkan Peninsula home to wild animals that have disappeared from the rest of Europe. The landscape, which spans southeastern Europe, has been unchanged for centuries.

8:30 p.m. on ^ ), “The Neighbors” - After talking Larry and Jackie (Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye) into sending their children to school, Debbie and Marty (Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito) take them shopping for school clothes. It’s their first time outside Hidden Hills, and it could get interesting. Jackie and Debbie are suspicious of each other’s intentions.

8:30 p.m. on % (, “Guys With Kids” - Gary (Anthony Anderson) has trouble getting through to his son, so he resorts to an unconventional method of discipline. Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) helps Chris (Jesse Bradford) sleep-train his son.

9 p.m. on &, “The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors” - Receiving the prestigious honors this year are musician Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin. As usual, the honorees will be seated with President and Mrs. Obama as they are saluted by some of the world’s finest performers. Caroline Kennedy hosts.