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"Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" (10 p.m., NBC): The pop star headlines an offbeat special that has her learning some lessons about the meaning of the holiday. Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire and others join her on the journey. 10 p.m., NBC.

  • "Extreme by Design" (10 p.m., PBS): This intriguing documentary focuses on students in Stanford University's Design for Extreme Affordability program, where the focus is on creating products that are not only useful, but within the financial reach of developing countries.

  • "Rodeo Girls" (10 p.m., A&E): Saddle up for this six-episode series that focuses on a colorful group of professional barrel racers. We're told that the ladies of the rodeo work hard, ride fast and play rough, so expect plenty of drama.

    Also Wednesday:

  • "Arrow" (8 p.m., The CW)

  • "The Middle" (8 p.m., ABC)

  • "The X Factor" (8 p.m., Fox)

  • "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (8 p.m., CBS)

  • "Modern Family" (9 p.m., ABC)

  • "Criminal Minds" (9 p.m., CBS)

  • "Nashville" (10 p.m., ABC)

  • "The Exes," Season premiere (10:30 p.m., TV Land)

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