Tonight on the Tube: House, The Mentalist & The Shield Series Finale

News & Notes

Get House Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the seventh season finale of Dancing With the Stars and MyNetworkTV has the first season finale of Jail.

Over on cable, Bravo has The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special and the fourth season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County, FX has the series finale of The Shield, and Oxygen has the first season finale of Coolio’s Rules.

Listen to episode nine, “TV Leftovers,” of the TV times Three podcast, where we talked about reruns, who we would invite from TV to Thanksgiving dinner and some thoughts on a few episode from last week’s viewing.

If you’re looking for 90210 or Privileged tonight on The CW, 90210 won’t be back with new episodes until January and Privileged will be back next week following an all-new Gossip Girl on Monday night. It will also replay in its normal Tuesday timeslot.

Prime Pick

House (FOX): New. Zeljko Ivanek (Damages) guest stars as a man that takes House, Thirteen and others hostages to force House to diagnosis what is wrong with him. Runs 68 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A witness in the case against a drug dealer is killed and Patrick thinks it is someone else besides the man on trial that is responsible for it.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A man attending an employee’s funeral goes missing afterwards and the Jack and Samantha are following his trail.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. The team is trying to find out who has been running the mole in NCIS and has to rely on a questionable source to do so.

Fringe (FOX): New. A Massive Dynamic employee believes that butterflies are chasing him and to escape them he jumps out a window. The team investigates. Starts eight minutes after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): New. Det. Benson tries to find some justice for an abused housewife and ends up uncovering a 34-year-old unsolved murder.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. First Alton asks, “What’s Up Duck,” and then heads into “Fowl Territory.” Both play again later.

Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike tries harvesting hops for beer. Last week’s episode, “Egg Farm,” replays right before. Both play again later.

The Shield (FX): Series Finale. A women’s disappearance and a big drug shipment are being investigated. Will this last episode be a satisfying end to this show? Runs an hour and 45 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Big Break X (Golf Channel): New. There will be only three teams left. Plays again later.
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC): Repeat. Snoopy is put in charge of the holiday meal. Peppermint Patty gets mad. Everything works out in the end.
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime): New. Rita learns that her daughter is feeling pressured to have sex.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball action.
  • ESPN2 has college football and basketball action.
  • Versus has NHL action.
  • NBA TV has the Cleveland Cavaliers at the New York Knicks.

Late Night

  • Frank TV (TBS): New. It’s “Frank 2: Electric Boogaloo.” Plays again later.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “The Sleep of Babies,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 17 hours of The Real Housewives of … episodes.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Living Single.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The Outer Limits early.
Spike has six episodes of CSI: NY.

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