Tonight on the Tube: Men in Trees, Friday Night Lights, Las Vegas, Monk & Psych

Download Psych Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, Sci Fi has the fall season finale Stargate Atlantis and USA has special holiday episodes of Monk and Psych.

In other TV news, CBS has renewed Moonlight for next season. FOX has Don’t Forget the Lyrics and The Next Great American Band switching timeslots, as of tonight.

Prime Picks

Men in Trees (ABC): New. Marin is unhappy that she hasn’t heard from Jack, but she doesn’t know that his ship has gone down. Jane and Sam are devising a unique set of living arrangements now that they are married.

Friday Night Lights (NBC): New. Landry deals with the consequences of confessing to the murder of Tyra’s attacker. Herc sets Street up on an online dating service as he contemplates his future. Tami and Julie are still not getting along so well.

Las Vegas (NBC): New. Mike is wondering about his place. Delinda and Piper run a Hot Santa contest for charity.

Solid Selections

Frosty the Snowman (CBS): Repeat. Jimmy Durante narrates the holiday classic.
Frosty Returns (CBS): Repeat. Jonathan Winters narrates the sequel and John Goodman (Roseanne) voices Frosty.

Women’s Murder Club (ABC): New. A drag queen is murdered and the club investigates. Lindsey’s ex finally gets hitched. Jill’s fiancé finds out some info that makes him none to happy. Runs 62 minutes.

20/20 (ABC): New. Bad behavior posted online, like police accident photos, teens’ latest doings, bullying, and a fugitive with a webpage.

Cable Choices

The Secret Life Of … (Food Network): Repeat. The history of Christmas from a food perspective is profiled. Plays again later.

Monk (USA): New. Monk has to unearth a plot to clear himself after he shoots a man dressed as Santa. Plays again later.

Psych (USA): New. Shawn and Gus investigate when a neighbor of Gus’ dad is found dead and his dad is the prime suspect. Ernie Hudson (Oz) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) guest star as Gus’ parents. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Movies Rock! (CBS): New Special. The relationship between film and music is celebrated. Carrie Underwood, Beyonce, Elton John, John Legend and others perform. Runs two hours.
  • Paula’s Southern Christmas (Food Network): Repeat. Paula Deen and her family celebrate Christmas with a southern flair. Plays again later.
  • Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi): Fall Finale. Weir returns with replicator copies of the Atlantis team and offer to help protect the city, but can she and them be trusted. Plays again later. The last new episode, “Miller’s Crossing” replays right before.
  • What Not to Wear (TLC): New. A special episode where Clinton and Stacy look back on five years of fixing people’s fashion flubs with clips of their favorite moments and viewer mail. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has an NBA doubleheader with the Chicago Bulls at the Detroit Pistons followed by the Utah Jazz at the San Antonio Spurs.
  • ESPN2 has the first semifinal game of the NCAA Division I tournament.

Late Night

  • House (USA): Repeat. The last new episode of the fall where House finally chooses his new team replays.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): Repeat. Tuesday’s episode, “Damien Sands,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of CSI: Miami tonight.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Living Single early.
Sci Fi has eight season three episodes of Battlestar Galactica early.
USA has 13 episodes of Monk.
VH1 has nine episodes of I Love the ‘80s: 3D.

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