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This image released by CBS shows Lucille Ball, center, dressed as Santa Claus in a colorized "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" airing on Friday, Dec. 20, on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS)
This weekend on TV: 'I Love Lucy' returns to CBS

Almost six decades after they first aired on CBS, a pair "I Love Lucy" episodes will be rebroadcast on the network.

Dubbed the I Love Lucy Christmas Special (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), the episodes will look different than they did when they first aired back in 1956. They've been colorized, so, yes, the Santa suits are red and not gray.

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First up is "The Christmas Episode," which features Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred getting ready for the holiday and reminiscing about Little Ricky's birth. Then it's the grape-stomping episode - actually titled "Lucy's Italian Movie" - in which Lucy got in a fight with an Italian woman in a vat full of grapes.

Friday on TV ...

NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks

The Carrie Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Carrie has a big interview.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An investigation puts Chin's life in danger.

Nikita (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Ryan reveals a secret that could derail Nikita's plans.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny investigates an old friend who may have mob ties.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: New Mexico Bowl - Colorado State vs. Washington State (noon, ESPN); Las Vegas Bowl - Fresno State vs. USC (1:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Buffalo vs. San Diego State (3:30 p.m., ESPN); New Orleans Bowl - Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Tulanc

NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Charlotte Hornets

Women's college basketball (2 p.m., BYUtv): Utah State at BYU

Atlantis (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Ariadne asks Jason for help.

College basketball (8:30 p.m., P12N): BYU at Oregon State

Saturday Night Live (10:35 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Jimmy Fallon hosts; Justin Timberlake performs.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Denver Broncos at Houston Texans (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Somebody at Somebody (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens (2:20 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles (6:25 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

College basketball (5 p.m., P12N): Weber State at UCLA

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Coaching 8- and 9-year-old quarterbacks who are, believe it or not, NFL prospects.

The Sound of Music (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Classic 1965 movie musical. (Repeat)

Treme (10 p.m., HBO): McAlary celebrates a birthday; Bernette gets a break in her case.

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