If you have TiVo and never watch commercials, sometimes you start to feel a little out of touch with the rest of our consumer culture. Worry not! TBS's "Funniest Commercials of the Year" (9 p.m. EST) will get you up to speed with highlights of the most amusing ads of the year. Our vote goes to those Burger King commercials where customers freak out when they find out they can't get a Whopper. ("Without the Whopper, you might as well just call it Burger Queen!" one guy says. But are those really actual Burger King customers?) And if you've ever wondered what Wired magazine would look like if it were transformed into a TV show, you'll want to check out "Wired Science" (8 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings), which investigates the latest developments in the science realm, from cool projects to gadgetry to astronomy to health news. Tonight's episode includes a teacher who makes smokeless gunpowder from cotton balls, the science of cold medicine (as investigated by Rainn Wilson), and a search for undiscovered forms of life in the Arctic Ocean.
Falling behind on this season of "Project Runway"? A fourth season "Project Runway" marathon starts at 6 p.m. EST on Bravo. "Crowned: The Mother of All Beauty Pageants" brings together mom-and-daughter pairs to compete against (and bicker with) each other (8 p.m. EST on the CW). And "The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," which recognizes the achievements of American artists, airs at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.
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Contributors: Megan Doll, Heather Havrilesky, Eryn Loeb, Amy Reiter