DStv highlights - December 19, 2012

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TO Homeland-1 Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in the award-winning drama, Homeland.

• America’s Next Top Model, Vuzu, 20.30

The four girls taste the delicacies in Morocco and, during a difficult challenge where they must conduct a tea tray-balancing dance with a twist, one of the models loses her cool.

• Winning Holiday Cookies, Food Network, 21.00

Baking cookies during the Christmas season is a long-standing American tradition. We take a look at some of our nation’s favourite holiday cookies and learn the stories behind their creation. We also peek into the home kitchens of Christmas cookie lovers from across the US as they bake their personal favourites from scratch and recall funny tales of their family cookie baking traditions.

• Homeland, M-Net, 21.30

Dangerously close to exhaustion, Carrie continues her hunt for Nazir, her suspicion turning to inside the Agency itself. Roya reveals her true colours under interrogation, as Saul finds himself fighting for his career under the most unexpected circumstances. Meanwhile, the Brody family struggles to maintain anything close to sanity in their high-rise fishbowl.

• Just For laughs: Tribute to Nerds, Comedy Central, 22.10

The Big Bang Theory stars Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg host this comedy special. A celebration of the best, brightest and funniest of nerds, this show features some of the geekiest comics in the biz, including Brian Posehn, Chris Hardwick, Dan Mintz, Kumail Nanjiani and Mark Little.

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