Tonight on the Tube: Rudolph, Dirty Jobs, Dark Angel, Law & Order: SVU & Tin Man

Dark Angel Season One on DVDTonight, The CW has the season finale of Beauty and the Geek and CBS has The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. On cable, BET has the season finale of Sunday Best, Oxygen has the season premieres of The Bad Girls Club and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, and Sci Fi Channel has third and final part of the Tin Man miniseries.

Prime Picks

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer (CBS): Repeat. The animated classic narrated by Burl Ives.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. Part one of the two-part “Crash Into Me” episode that concludes on Thursday night, where there is an ambulance crash outside the ER.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): New. A polygamist’s wife is found dead and he thinks that his testimony in another case could have lead to it.

Solid Selections

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC): Repeat. Christmas and holiday themed videos are shown.

House (FOX): Repeat. The “Airborne” episode from last season replays where House and Cuddy are on a plane where people start getting sick and Cuddy thinks it might be a contagious deadly virus.

Boston Legal (ABC): New. Denny has been arrested once again and Alan represents him. Shirley takes the case of a DJ that was fired for something he said on air.

Cable Choices

Rachel Ray’s Holiday Entertaining in 60 (Food Network): Repeat. A traditional holiday meal is made in only one hour. Plays again later.

Tin Man (Sci Fi): New. Tonight is part three of three of Sci Fi’s retelling of the classic tale, The Wizard of Oz. Runs two hours and plays three times tonight and again tomorrow. Part two replays right before. It will also replay next Sunday night, as the whole miniseries will play again. Check out some cast photos or watch the making of Tin Man special.

Other Options

  • The Closer (TNT): Repeat. The two-hour “Next of Kin” episode from last night replays, with Brenda and Fritz heading back to Georgia to take a criminal into custody and transport him back to LA. Brenda’s family wants to spend Christmas together.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike talks about some of his favorite dirty jobs that he has tried. Plays again later.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): New. Christian wants to do a reality show based on being a plastic surgeon and talks Sean into doing it. Plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has two college basketball games from the Jimmy V Classic.
  • ESPN2 has North Carolina at Pennsylvania in college basketball action.
  • NBA TV has the New Jersey Nets at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Versus has an NHL game.

Late Night

  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. The “It’s Better When I Can See You” episode from last night replays, where Grace gets trapped with a victim at a disaster site.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of CSI: Miami.
BET has five episodes of American Gangster late.
Bravo has six hours of Kathy Griffin comedy specials today followed by seven hours of The Real Housewives of Orange County episodes tonight.
MTV has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Oxygen has 11 hours of The Bad Girls Club episodes.
Sci Fi has the first seven episodes of Dark Angel early, which begins with the two-hour “Pilot” episode.

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