Should the Miss America Pageant (8 p.m., TLC) be put out of its misery?
If there’s anything worse than a world without Miss America, it’s a world where the once beloved and highly rated contest has been reduced to buzz-free irrelevance, little more than a promotional opportunity for a Las Vegas hotel and a chance for Mario Lopez to host his 4,000th cable special.
•Cinderella meets Cyrano in a fat suit in the TV movie “Lying to be Perfect” (9 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG).
Poppy Montgomery stars as a full-figured women’s magazine editor rendered invisible by her weight and doormat personality.
A potentially pleasant story is all but ruined by strident and unbelievable you-go-girl dialogue and plot holes large enough to drive a Hummer through.
Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich star in the 2005 made-for-TV romance “Magic of Ordinary Days” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).
“Truth in Motion: The U.S. Ski Team’s Road to Vancouver” (8 p.m., NBC) profiles Olympics hopefuls.
Scheduled on “48 Hours Mystery” (10 p.m., CBS): A 911 operator vanishes.
On “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS): training Afghan forces; profiles of Beyonce and Shaun White.
Rosie O’Donnell presents the documentary “A Family is a Family is a Family” (7 p.m., HBO).
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (8 p.m., CBS) salutes the best music of 2009.
“SNL Presents: Sports All Stars” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14) offers clips from past seasons featuring athletes Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady and Charles Barkley.
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