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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Tuesday on TV: "Rudolph" returns with that scary Abominable Snowmonster

Forty-seven years after it debuted, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) remains one of the best holiday specials ever.

Embarrassing truth: Many years ago, when I was a small child, I was frightened by the Abominable Snowmonster. Even though bumbles bounce.

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If you get that, you've clearly seen "Rudolph." And who hasn't?

Elsewhere on TV ...

Last Man Standing (7 and 7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mandy plots revenge against her boyfriend.

The Biggest Loser (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Another elimination.

Glee (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Somebody tries to fix the student-body elections.

90210 (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Dixon tries to get back into the music business.

Knights of Mayhem (7 p.m., National Geographic Channel): The knights compete to determine seeding for an upcoming championship.

New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Winston joins Jess' handbell quartet.

Ringer (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Henry realizes he must work with Bridget to find out more about Gemma.

Raising Hope (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Family members pitch ideas at an invention convention.

Flip Men (8:30 p.m., Spike): The guys get a shock when they learn about the history of their latest house.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Kanye West, Maroon 5 and Cee Lo Green perform. Oh, and there are a lot of models in lingerie.

Body of Proof (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A murder victim's body shows up in place of a medical-school cadaver during class.

Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Adam and Kristina are overwhelmed by work and family.

Sons of Anarchy (11 p.m., FX): Jax has decisions to make when his family and the club are threatened.

Covert Affairs (11 p.m., USA): An MI6 operative attempts to recruit Annie.

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