Howie Mandel presents another “Mobbed” (Fox, 9 p.m.) special, this one featuring a an overproduced proposal.

Another occasional reality special, “I Get That A Lot” (CBS, 8 p.m.), returns, featuring  Jerry Springer and Pamela Anderson pranking people in regular jobs.

Another celebrity in an unexpected job, but it’s not supposed to be a joke is “Steven Seagal Lawman” (A&E, 10 p.m.), returning for a new season. It’s the show where lawbreakers of Maricopa County stop for a second to be starstruck before arraignment.

It follows an eighth season start for “Dog the Bounty Hunter” (A&E, 9 p.m.), still rocking the fiercest mullet on TV.

The second season premiere of “Nightmare Next Door” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) concerns a missing person case in Portland, Maine. It’s well told, though the unusual narrator, Greg Diefenbach, whispers the story almost conspiratorily, making the insinuating sing-song of “Dateline” reporter Keith Morrison sound benign. It’s an effective show, though, thanks to the convincing re-enactment and the earnestnestness of the local detectives (who themselves are reinacting).

Undermining his mother’s famous butter-rich approach, chef Bobby Deen tries to make lower calorie versions of the dishes in the new series “Not My Mama’s Meals” (Cooking Channel, 9 p.m.).

A new season of the long-running science series “Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) begins with a look at active volcanoes.

New Year’s resolutions are falling already on “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Benjamin Bratt returns as Manny’s dad on a new episode of “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

The overexposed Chelsea Handler, soon to co-star in her own “It’s Me Chelsea,” guest stars as a therapist on “Whitney” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

“Moonshiners” (Discovery, 10 p.m.), realizing that its time is past, reaches a season finale.

“Hot in Cleveland” (TVLand, 10 p.m.) has its flashback episode to when the three central women first met.

Angela Lansbury is the star of the month on Turner Classic Movies, with a Wednesday night retrospective that begins with her work in the mid-1940s,  “Gaslight” (8 p.m.), “National Velvet” (10 p.m.), “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (12:15 a.m.), “The Harvey Girls” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Hoodlum Saint” (4:15 a.m.),

Gunplay is introduced, rudely, at a birthday party on “Revenge” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

It’s Clemson vs. West Virginia in the Orange Bowl (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).

In hockey, it’s Bruins vs. Nets (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Terrence Howard, Brooke Burke, David Duchovny. The View: Gayle King, Lisa Ling (rerun). The Talk: Peter Facinelli, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. Ellen DeGeneres: Dennis Quaid, Ellie Kemper, Justin Bieber, Mindless Behavior. Wendy Williams: Isaac Mizrahi, Roble Ali.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Brian Williams, WU LYF. Jay Leno: Tracy Morgan, Rick & Corey Harrison, Shaggy. Jimmy Kimmel: Octavia Spencer, Lloyd. Jimmy Fallon: Ed Burns, Alexa Chung, Geoffrey Zakarian. Craig Ferguson: RZA, Melissa Rauch. Tavis Smiley: Kathleen Sebelius (rerun). Carson Daly: Kaitlin Olson, Megan Amram, Lykke Li, MNDR (rerun). Jon Stewart: . Elizabeth Dowling Taylor. Stephen Colbert: John Heilermann. Conan O’Brien: Emmy Rossum Dave Attell, Chris Isaak. Chelsea Handler: RZA, Chris Franjola, Hitney Cummings, Gary Valentine.