• "The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade" (8:30 a.m. PST, NBC): Another floral extravaganza blooms in the streets of Pasadena. Al Roker and Hoda Kotb provide color commentary.

  • The Rose Bowl (2 p.m. PST, ESPN): Can Stanford post back-to-back victories in "The Granddaddy of them All"? The Cardinal of the Pac-12 take on the Michigan State Spartans of the Big-10 in Pasadena.

    "Kim of Queens" (10 p.m., Lifetime): In this new reality series, children's beauty-pageant coach and Miss Georgia 1991, Kim Gravel scouts talented young women who might look good in sashes and crowns.

    Also Wednesday:

  • "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," 2003 movie (7 p.m., TNT)

  • "Platoon," 1986 movie (8 p.m., Encore)

  • "HGTV Dream Home 2014" (8 p.m., HGTV)

  • "Dance Moms" (9 p.m., Lifetime)

  • "The Soup" (10 p.m., E!)

  • "Best Ink" (10 p.m., Oxygen)

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