Austin Cook in "Killer Contact" on Syfy.

Paranormal investigators revisit the Jack the Ripper case in "Killer Contact" with Austin Cook. (Roberto Serra / Syfy / November 11, 2013)

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SERIES

On the Table With Eric Ripert The chef chats up famous foodies Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali in back-to-back installments of this new series. 8 and 8:30 p.m. Esquire TV

State of Play Parents' roles in youth sports is the first topic in this new documentary series hosted by "Friday Night Lights'?"Peter Berg. 9 p.m. HBO

Revealing This entry in the four-part series hosted by Elle magazine's creative director, Joe Zee, examines modern ideals of beauty. 9 p.m. Sundance

Mob City Jon Bernthal, Neal McDonough and Ed Burns star in this new crime drama set in 1940s L.A., from "The Walking Dead's" Frank Darabont. 9 p.m. TNT

Killer Contact Austin Cook leads a team of paranormal investigators taking a fresh look at the murders attributed to Jack the Ripper in the premiere episode of this unscripted series. 10 p.m. Syfy

Kirstie Kirstie Alley heads up this new sitcom featuring her former "Cheers" costar Rhea Perlman and "Seinfeld's" Michael Richards. 10 p.m. TV Land

Mud People Get down and dirty with off-road enthusiasts in this new reality series. 11 p.m. Travel

SPECIALS

Christmas in Rockefeller Center Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson and Jewel are among the scheduled performers at the annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York City. 8 p.m. NBC


TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Josh Span, AMC; Chris Herren. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Author Gloria Gaynor; pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado; Jewel. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Gerri Willis; Alex Borstein ("Getting On"); James Van Praagh ("How to Heal a Grieving Heart"); Milo Ventimiglia ("Mob City") (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Mark Wahlberg ("Lone Survivor"); NeNe Leakes. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Jewel guest co-hosts and performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Susan Boyle performs. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Matthew Morrison performs; Big Boy; Tiffany Derry. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Idris Elba; Emile Hirsch; chef Robert Irvine; Jackie Evancho performs. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show Marijuana safety; health benefits of lemongrass; Joe Manganiello; blood; chef Art Smith. (N) 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil A woman is accused of throwing an alcohol-filled party with 26 teens in her home. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie A woman says she lost her daughter after she got the HPV vaccine; Rosie Perez; Lisa Whelchel. (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ben Stiller; Steve Coogan; Bastille performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

The Doctors Six-pack abs; sex allergies and fertility. (N) 5 p.m. KCAL

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Supreme Court weighs contraception mandate. (N) 6:30 p.m. KVCR

The Arsenio Hall Show Alyssa Milano; Charlie Murphy; Ne-Yo. (N) 11 p.m. KTLA

The Daily Show Jehane Noujaim. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Chelsea Lately Ben Gleib; Sarah Tiana; Matt Braunger; Orlando Bloom. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan Ben Stiller; Evangeline Lilly; the Wild Feathers. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Human Rights Lawyer Bryan Stevenson. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Melissa McCarthy; Andy Cohen; Empire of the Sun performs. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman David Ortiz; Woody Harrelson; the Wanted. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Benedict Cumberbatch; R. Kelly performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Charlie Rose (N) midnight KOCE

Late Night Orlando Bloom; Elvis Costello. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Aisha Tyler; author Bruce McCall. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Tavis Smiley Dave Koz; Charlie Haden. (N) 1 a.m. KOCE