Cabin Fever

(7-9 p.m., S-F) - Graphic makeup effects make this gruesomely effective, yet darkly humorous, 2003 thriller a questionable after-dinner attraction. Several college friends head for a remote cabin to take a break from their studies - and contract a flesh-eating virus, the effects of which become apparent quickly. Stars include Jordan Ladd and Rider Strong (

Boy Meets World

).

9th Annual A Home for the Holidays

(8-9 p.m., CBS3) - The timing of this annual special promoting adoption is understandable; it's the time of year when everyone supposedly is thinking about family. The show gets a thumbs-up for the good tunes and the success stories. Sheryl Crow, James Blunt and Reba McEntire are among those slated to perform.

Women's Murder Club

(9-10 p.m., 6ABC) - The death of an elderly woman smuggling a balloon full of heroin from Mexico leads the women to her retirement home, where there's a whole lotta shady dealin' goin' on - and not just of the drug variety. Jill (Laura Harris) makes a big decision about Luke (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) and counsels Tom (Rob Estes) about wedding plans in "Grannies, Drugs and Love Mints."

Under the Mistletoe

(9-11 p.m., LIFE) - There's no science fiction in the story line of this 2006 romantic drama, but sci-fi fans might want to check it out for the two leads:

Stargate

franchise alumni Jaime Ray Newman (

Stargate: Atlantis

) and Michael Shanks (

Stargate: SG-1

). Newman plays a young widow whose love life is shaken up by a radio contest, thanks to her son and a friend (Burkely Duffield, Ingrid Torrance).

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

(9-11:30 p.m., TBS) - This film written by and featuring gospel playwright Tyler Perry stars Kimberly Elise as an abandoned wife who finds the balance between the salty humor of her grandmother and the sweet faith of her mother.