Tonight on the Tube: Sideshow Bob, Chevy Chase, 100th Makeover, Edible Ornaments, Skins Game & Dexter

A Christmas Story on DVD

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Kelsey Grammer is back as Sideshow Bob and tries to lure the family into a trap. A repeat episode follows with Flanders waging an indecency campaign against newsman Kent Brockman.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. The new baby is causing problems for Bree and Orson. Lynette meets up with her stepfather that she hasn’t seen in some time. Runs 62 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Kitty is having cold feet. Chevy Chase guest-stars as a man from Nora’s past. Sarah goes out to dinner with a business consultant.

Solid Selections

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): New. This is part two of the 100th makeover is done for a couple, with three kids, which are raising their nieces and nephews after they lost their parents. Part one plays right before.

Cold Case (CBS): New. A college student that was killed 25 years ago has his case reopened and the team finds many people that could have done it.

Shark (CBS): New. Jessica fails to keep a tennis star’s stalker in jail and upon release the star is fatally stabbed.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Edible ornaments are made in an attempt to win the prize. Plays again later.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Lundy’s manhunt is making Dexter a bit nervous and he is also trying to keep his distance from Lila. Plays again later.

Brotherhood (Showtime): New. Rose leaves the family on the morning of Thanksgiving. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • A Christmas Story (TNT): Released 1983. The holiday classic with Ralphie and his quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Runs 1¾ hours and plays twice.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. A special holiday dessert battle is waged with Paula Dean and Iron Chef Cat Cora vs. Chef Tyler Florence and Chef Robert Irvine. Now that is a judging panel the TVaholic would love to sit on. Plays again later.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Dawn Budge II,” replays. Runs 62 minutes.
  • Weeds (Showtime): Repeat. The season finale episode, “Go,” replays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Day 2 of the LG Skins Game golf tournament.
  • CBS has NFL action.
  • ESPN has college basketball games.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBA TV has the Utah Jazz at the Detroit Pistons.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Philadelphia Eagles at the New England Patriots.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of The Sopranos tonight.
ABC Family has four Christmas themed movies.
BBC America plays the last five weeks of Torchwood episodes.
Disney Channel has 16 episodes of Hannah Montana.
Hallmark Channel has five Christmas themed movies.
History Channel has eight hours of UFO Files.
TLC has six episodes of Inside Brookhaven Obesity Clinic.
TV One has 12 episodes of All of Us.
Versus is playing Rocky II, Rocky III and Rocky V.
VH1 has seven episodes of I Love New York.

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