Tonight on the Tube: Friday Night Lights, House, NCIS, The Lost Room, The Grinch and Fascinating People

Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- Santa GrinchTonight Coach Taylor tries to keep his quarterback away from his daughter, House gets pissed at Wilson, Abby is almost taken out by a robotic vehicle, Det. Miller continues searching for the lost room, Barbara Walters interviews people she thinks are fascinating, Brenda’s mother comes to visit, Lewis Black laughs out the old year, the Grinch has a 40th anniversary, a sleeper cell continues to be investigated, Matt and Emily end up in a bad situation in Mexico and my Sonics play the Bucks. That is more than enough to make your TiVo want to run and hide. What will you be watching?

Prime Picks

Friday Night Lights (NBC): New. The cheerleaders are heading to the championships while the coach tries to keep his daughter and his quarterback from seeing each other.

House (FOX): New. House is upset with Wilson after he makes a deal with Tritter while at the same time trying to diagnose a patient’s illness.

Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. The team profiles a perpetrator who robs banks and makes the people inside undress.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. When a highly classified robotic truck looks to be the cause of a Navy lieutenant’s death the team investigates.

The Unit (CBS): New. Jonas sees his nephew do something disturbing at a celebration honoring his father while a man trapped aboard a plane in restricted airspace without a pilot needs help.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. Two high school students go missing from a museum field trip and the detectives investigate.

Cable Choices

Taste of America With Mark DeCarlo (Travel Channel): Repeats. Two episodes play tonight and the giant hamburger in the first episode is unbelievably big and must be seen.

The Lost Room (Sci Fi): New. Part 2 of 3 plays tonight with Det. Miller still searching for his daughter and it plays twice with Part 1 right before it. Part 2 also plays again tomorrow before Part 3.

Other Options

  • Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People (ABC): New. See who Barbara thought was fascinating this past year.
  • The Closer (TNT): Repeat. Watch Part 1 of 2 of the episodes when Brenda’s mother comes for a visit, which made for some of the funniest moments on the show thus far.
  • Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’06 (Comedy Central): New. Lewis Black hosts as comics reflect on the past year.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Ever wondered how a bell is made, well it turns out it is quite the dirty process.
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: 40th Anniversary Special Edition (ABC): The classic holiday tale has been remastered for better picture and sound quality.
  • The Hungry Detective (Food Network): New. South Carolina BBQ is eaten.
  • My Boys (TBS): New. Watch two new episodes where poker is not at the top of PJ’s list in the first and Hank hangs out with the guys in the second.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): New. Christian and Michelle may not have a future and a husband asks the guys to perform surgery on his wife after his enemies attack her. Runs 74 minutes and plays twice.
  • Sleeper Cell: American Terror (Showtime): New. Part 3 of 8 plays tonight.
  • Standoff (FOX): New. Matt and Emily go after a Mexican drug lord and end up stranded in Mexico.

Sports Notes

  • NBA TV has a doubleheader tonight with the Seattle Sonics at the Milwaukee Bucks followed by the Sacramento Kings at the Golden State Warriors.

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