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BRIEF: Tonight's TV picks: 'The Voice' semifinals; 'The Sing-Off' smackdown

December 9, 2013



--"The Sing-Off" (9 p.m., NBC): Nick Lachey returns to host another edition of "The Sing-Off," a spirited smackdown involving a cappella groups from across the nation. Singer Jewel joins Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman on the judges panel.

--"Six by Sondheim" (9 p.m., HBO): In this musical documentary, the Tony-winning composer's life story is conveyed via a half-dozen of his most popular songs, which are performed by Audra McDonald, Darren Criss and others.

--"The Great Christmas Light Fight" (9 p.m., ABC): Oh, don't encourage them. This competition has families trying to create blindingly gaudy holiday displays for big money. Alas, Clark Griswold is not among the contestants.

Also Monday

--"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (8 p.m., ABC)

--"The Voice" (8 p.m., NBC)

--"The Departed," 2006 movie (8 p.m., Spike)

--"Bonnie & Clyde," Conclusion (9 p.m., A&E, History and Lifetime)

--"Mike & Molly" (9 p.m., CBS)

--"Castle" (10 p.m., CBS)

--"Hostages" (10 p.m., CBS)

--"The Story of Film: An Odyssey," Series finale (11 p.m., TCM)

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