News & Notes
Over on cable, Comedy Central has A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! special, HBO has the first season finale of True Blood and the fifth season finale of Entourage, and Sundance has the first season finale of Pulling.
In The CW news, the network is taking back its Sunday night from Media Rights Capital, which had bought the rights to program the night. They will replay episodes of Everybody Hates Chris, The Game and Jericho followed by a movie in primetime. Airing Jericho in any form on The CW is only two seasons too late.
24: Redemption (FOX): Premiere. Jack Bauer attempts to keep a group of kids from being recruited by an African warlord into his militia. Runs two hours.
The Unit (CBS): New. Jonas and the team are heading through enemy territory to bring a young bride to the groom that will keep a truce in place between two warring tribes in Afghanistan.
The Amazing Race (CBS): New. One team may have spent too much money and won’t have enough money to use now.
Cold Case (CBS): New. The murder of a famous pin-up girl from 1953 has the case reopened after new evidence comes in.
Brotherhood (Showtime): New. It looks like “The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth.”
Dexter (Showtime): New. Debra is trying to find Anton. Dexter is suspicious of Miguel. Plays again later.
Entourage (HBO): Season Finale. The guys have headed back to New York. Vince reconnects with an old girlfriend. E tries to get Gus Van Sant to cast Vince in his movie. Runs 30 minutes.
- Californication (Showtime): New. Karen accepts a date from Ashby. Hank turns down a really good offer. Charlie and Daisy get closer emotionally. Plays twice.
- A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (Comedy Central): New Special. Colbert takes an in-depth look at naughty versus nice. Also, songs, skits and more. Plays twice.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. This is an hour long “Best of” episode where Guy talks about some of his favorite places he has visited. Plays again later.
- Skins (BBC America): New. Effy is trying to take care of her mom and fix Tony and Michelle’s relationship. Plays again later.
- CBS has NFL action.
- ESPN has college football action with Connecticut at South Florida.
- ESPN2 has college basketball action.
- FOX has NFL action.
- NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Indianapolis Colts at the San Diego Chargers.
- Versus has CFL football action with the Grey Cup championship game.
- The Shield (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Possible Kill Screen,” replays.
- Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “The Sleep of Babies,” replays.
- The Starter Wife (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Look Who’s Stalking,” replays. Also, replays earlier in the day.
ABC Family has Christmas and holiday themed movies all day.
AMC has Rocky, II, III, IV & V.
Bravo has eight episodes of Top Chef.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas and holiday themed TV movies all day.
History has 10 episodes of The States.