Tonight on the Tube: Desperate Housewives, Iron Chef America & Dexter

News & Notes

Find Dexter Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, BBC America has part one of the two part Britz miniseries, CMT has the Faith Hill Joy to the World special, E! has the second season premiere of Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, MTV has the Britney: For the Record special, TBS has a Cheech & Chong Roasted special, VH1 has the second season finale of The Pick-Up Artist, and WE has the first season finale of My Fair Wedding.

In late night, HBO has the first season finale of The Life & Times of Time and TBS has a Laffapalooza! special.

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Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer thinks that Bart’s new friend is a terrorist and is plotting against the town of Springfield.
King of the Hill (FOX): New. Hank gets into it with the leader of a boys’ outdoor club after he and Bobby join.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Everyone is dealing with the aftermath of the firs at the club. Carlos and Gaby may get some good news. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. The new home that Nora bought for the charity is turning out to be a money pit and she asks the family for help. Holly doesn’t consult Tommy before offering Rebecca a high-level position with the company.

Solid Selections

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. Moscow’s transportation system provides problems and one team doesn’t make it to the finish line.

Cold Case (CBS): New. The case of a young politician that was promising to get rid of drug dealers in his neighborhood that was found dead is reopened.

The Unit (CBS): New. The team is going to raid an anthrax lab until being stopped by someone from the Department of Defense that thinks his high-tech intelligence is better than what is found in the field.

Cable Choices

Brotherhood (Showtime): New. “Give Me the Ocular Proof…”

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter and Miguel are trying to get the upper hand on the other and Miguel takes the lead with a big wedding gift for Rita. Plays again later.

Californication (Showtime): New. Hank is awaiting some medical test results and we flashback to when he and Karen first were together in New York. I really liked this episode. Plays twice.

Other Options

  • Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Four cake makers compete in an “Extreme Holiday Cakes” battle. Plays again later.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Cat Cora takes on Iron Chef Michael Symon in a holiday themed battle. Plays again later.
  • Skins (BBC America): New. ???. Plays again later.
  • Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Red Velvet Cake” battle. A “Gingerbread” battle replay follows. Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has golf action with the final nine holes of the LG Skins Game.
  • CBS has NFL action.
  • ESPN has women’s college basketball.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Chicago Bears at the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Versus has CFL football action with the Grey Cup championship game.

Late Night

  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s series finale episode, “Family Meeting,” replays.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s season finale episode, “The Revelator,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of CSI: Miami.
ABC Family has Christmas and holiday themed movies all day.
BET has 12 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show.
DIY has episodes of Cool Tools all day.
E! has 19 episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
G4 has 13 episodes of Whacked Out Videos early.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas and holiday themed TV movies all day.
MTV has eight episodes of True Life.
MTV2 has 11 episodes of From G’s to Gents.
The N has 18 episodes of Drake & Josh.
Nickelodeon has 18 episodes of The Fairly Odd Parents.
TLC has six episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R..
TNT has the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Travel Channel has 14 hours of Food Paradise episodes.
TV One has 16 episodes of All of Us.
Versus has Rocky, Rocky II and Rocky III tonight.

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