Bob Hope and Katharine Hepburn as you've (probably) never seen them: together! A Soviet pilot (Hepburn) falls for an Ameri-
can Air Force officer (Hope) in the curious 1956 Cold War relic "The Iron Petticoat" (8 p.m., TCM). Janet Leigh and John Wayne starred in
a similar movie, "Jet Pilot," which was shot in 1950 but not released until 1957 because producer Howard Hughes, suffering from mental illness, would not let the film out of his hands. Both efforts were loosely based on "Ninotchka" (1:30 a.m., TCM).
A comedy made in Britain, "The Iron Petti coat" sparked a public feud between Hope and screenwriter Ben Hecht, who thought Hope's gag writers had ruined his script and his editors had all but removed Hepburn from the film. As a result, "The Iron Petticoat" has been screened only twice in the United States since its original theatrical release. Tonight is television debut.
---Look for a hesitant, postfeminist and self-consciously ridiculous walk down the aisle by Liz Lemon tonight as "30 Rock" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14) hurtles through its deliriously silly final season.
---VH1 counts down "The 100 Greatest Kid Stars" (9 p.m.) over four nights. Like many things on television, the title is misleading. The list of the "greatest" reaches back only two decades. So the most venerable celebrity profiled here appears to be Macaulay Culkin of "Home Alone" fame.
---The new true-life re-enactment series "Panic 9-1-1" (10 p.m., A&E, TV-14) recalls harrowing conversations between crime victims (or people who think they are about to become victims) and police dispatchers.
In addition to re-enactments, each segment includes interviews with witnesses, police officers, call dispatchers and, sometimes, the callers. The narrative keeps viewers guessing which potential victims will survive. Their fates remain a mystery until the end.
---Days after the debut of a stop-motion animated "SpongeBob" holiday special, "A Fairly Odd Christmas" (7 p.m., Nickelodeon) arrives in live action and CGI. Apparently, Timmy Turner gets on Santa's bad side.
---Live results on "The X Factor" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG).
---An accusation ruins the Thanksgiving spirit on "Last Resort" (8 p.m., ABC,
TV-14). Like "666 Park Avenue," this drama has been canceled.
---The machine coughs up the names of a married couple on "Person of Inter est" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
---"Glee" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) airs the Thanksgiving episode that didn't air on Thanksgiving.
---"Rocket City Red necks" (9 p.m., National Geographic) enters its second season.
---Androgyny is on the agenda on "Project Run- way All Stars" (9 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG).
---Angela turns to Dwight for help in coping with infidel-
ity on "The Office" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
---A design contest yields a suspicious entry on "Parks and Recreation" (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
---A fatal explosion uncovers new secrets on "Elemen tary" (10 p.m., CBS).
---An unhinged tycoon is a difficult client on "Scandal" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
---Frank returns to his old haunt on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA).
The years and beers take their toll on fun-loving football players in the 1979 drama "North Dallas Forty" (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports), starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis and Charles Durning.
---Perks, pique and parking on "The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
---The Miss Mystic Falls Pageant unfolds on "The Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---Kandi wants a second chance on "Two and a Half Men" (8:30 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
---A rustic retreat on "Up All Night" (8:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
---Love looms large on "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
---Vincent's blackouts are explained on "Beauty and the Beast" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---Jason Sudeikis, Dick Van Dyke and Nas appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS).
---Brody Stevens, Arden Myrin and Chris Hardwick are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!).
---Sean Carroll sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
---Tom Hanks and Tony Bennett appear on "Late Show With David Letter man" (11:35 p.m., CBS, r).
---Jay Leno welcomes Newt Gingrich, Ron Shirley and Grouplove on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Martin Short and Ne-Yo appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (midnight, ABC, r).
---Robert Pattinson and Carrie Underwood visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC, r).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Kristin Davis and Nat Faxon on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
Kevin McDonough can be reached at kevin.tvguy@g mail.com.