• Save With Jamie, BBC Lifestyle, 20.00

Jamie Oliver’s goal is to help people shop smartly and waste less food; he reveals how to shop economically and make the most of everything that you buy, saving time and preventing wasted food. He seeks out big flavours and comfort food that bring smiles to people’s faces, and for a price that makes them smile even longer.

• Two and a Half Men, M-Net, 20.00

Walden helps Jenny get a second date with a one-night stand and Alan’s transgender girlfriend’s ex-wife hits on him. Alan receives a Japanese delicacy from Jake for Christmas, and Walden’s Malibu house is alive with questionable Christmas carol lyrics.

• The Originals, Vuzu, 20.30

Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other more than 1 000 years ago. Now, centuries have passed, and the bonds of family are broken. Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to New Orleans, the city his family helped build, the city from which he and his siblings – Elijah and Rebekah – were exiled a century ago by their relentless hunter father.

• Close-Up Kings, Discovery Channel, 21.00

This series follows three of America’s best sleight-of-hand artists as they are given challenges. In each episode, they take turns choosing the challenge. It won’t be easy, and the team must use all they have to pull off the caper. Prepare to be wowed.