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If nothing else, the timing of this week's episode of NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is sort of odd.

Robert Wagner returns as Tony's father. This time, he wakes up and discovers there's a dead body in the trunk of his car. And he's a murder suspect.

This comes on the heels of the news that the investigation into the 1981 drowning death of Wagner's then-wife, Natalie Wood, has been re-opened.

Despite all the speculation, the police have not named Wagner as a suspect. It's just, well, weird timing.

It's potentially good timing for CBS, which might get a ratings boost. But "NCIS" does so well it doesn't really need much help.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Last Man Standing (7 and 7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike comes unglued when Kyle accidentally falls asleep in Kristin's room.

The Biggest Loser (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The trainers make Thanksgiving dinner.

The X Factor (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remaining nine finalists perform.

90210 (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Liam plans a holiday dinner.

College basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Prairie View A&M at BYU

Knights of Mayhem (7 p.m., National Geographic Channel): The knights joust for a $20,000 prize.

NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Hetty is forced to fire Deeks.

Dancing with the Stars (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A winner is declared in the season finale.

Flip Men (8:30 p.m., Spike): Doug and Mike discover there's fire damage inside the house they just bought.

Unforgettable (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): There's a second murder at an active crime scene.

Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Adam and Kristina run into trouble; Crosby and Jasmine reconnect.

Frontline (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): David Coleman Headley's transition from U.S. government informant to mastermind of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai.

Sons of Anarchy (11 p.m., FX): SAMCRO negotiates with the Irish Kings.

Covert Affairs (11 p.m., USA): An asset is killed.

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