Tonight on the Tube: Criminal Minds, Gossip Girl & Journeyman

Download Episodes of Journeyman at Amazon UnboxTonight, NBC has the season finale, hopefully not series finale, of Journeyman, ABC has A Holiday Celebration at Ford’s Theatre and The CW has Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants moving to its regular timeslot.

Prime Picks

Frosty the Snowman (CBS): Repeat. Animated holiday classic tale narrated by Jimmy Durante.
Frosty Returns (CBS): Repeat. This is the sequel to the animated holiday classic with John Goodman (Roseanne), as the voice of Frosty, and narration by Jonathan Winters.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. Two teens have been abducted and one killed, can the team find the killer before the second one dies?

Journeyman (NBC): Season Finale. Dan travels back only a few months and meets someone that says they are a time traveler too. Katie comes home to find blood on the floor and loses it a bit. The ratings haven’t been that great, as of late, but what can you expect when you basically tell people a show is over, not to mention the overall strike malaise hanging over TV land these days. I mean, CSI: Miami has had its lowest ratings ever the last two weeks, for new episodes, in the same timeslot. The TVaholic would really like to see Journeyman continue once the strike is resolved. Really want to continue following these characters and trying to figure out why this is all happening and who is behind it all. This is quality television.

Solid Selections

Back to You (FOX): Repeat. Chuch and Kelly are trying to change things up after the other guesses what they will be doing that night.
‘Til Death (FOX): Repeat. Jeff is teaching Joy to play tennis, while Steph is trying to get Eddie into yoga.

Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Blair’s father comes back to New York for Christmas. Serena is trying to surprise Dan for Christmas and gets help from Jenny and Vanessa in doing so.

CSI: NY (CBS): New. A woman is found crushed under an ice castle and the team investigates.

Cable Choices

Rise of the Video Game (Discovery Channel): New. In part five of the series, games begin to add an emotional component and start becoming more like movies with storylines and then move onto the web. Plays again later.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): Repeat and New. “The Wench Who Saved Christmas” episode replays, where Madea, played by Tyler Perry, comes for a visit. Then three more new episodes play.

Other Options

  • Dinner: Impossible (Food Network): Repeats. In the first episode, Robert has only 10 hours to create a spread for a wedding reception. In the second, Robert fixes a special meal for Mall of America employees for it and their 15th anniversary. Both replay again later.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): Repeat. Some holiday myths are tested. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has a NBA doubleheader with the Detroit Pistons at the Boston Celtics followed by the Phoenix Suns at the Dallas Mavericks.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball with Memphis at Cincinnati.

Late Night

  • Frank TV (TBS): Repeat. The season finale episode, “Frankincense and Myrrh,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 10 hours of Top Chef episodes that begins and ends with the Top Chef Holiday Special.
Oxygen has seven episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency early.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Stargate Atlantis early.
USA has 19 hours of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episodes.

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