Tonight on the Tube: Shrek the Halls, Chuck, Prison Break & Privileged

by Jason the TVaholic on December 1, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Chuck Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the animated Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Shrek the Halls Christmas specials and The CW has a new episode of Privileged on a special night following Gossip Girl.

Over on cable, Biography has the second season premiere of I Survived….

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Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): New. It looks as though Casey’s mentor, played by Carl Lumbly (Alias), is a wanted rogue agent. Morgan Fairchild (Fashion House, Chandler’s mom on Friends) and Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5, Scarecrow and Mrs. King) guest star as Capt. Awesome’s parents who arrive to help he and Ellie with wedding plans.

Prison Break (FOX): New. After being betrayed by Self, Michael has to hold the team together. T-Bag has himself a new partner to get back at Gretchen with.

My Own Worst Enemy (NBC): New. Edward is once again risking treason while confronting Trumball about his dead parents. Raymond interferes in Tom and Mary’s relationship.

Solid Selections

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (NBC): New. Cameron’s secret life is shown. A terminator has been sent back to the wrong time.

Privileged (The CW): New. Laurel has found her old flame. Megan grounds Rose. Charlie is thinking twice about inviting Mandy to move in with him. Plays again tomorrow. The CW is giving the show a double run for this week and next in hopes it will garner some new viewers. Here’s hoping it works, cause you should give this very fun show a shot.

Boston Legal (ABC): New. Denny gets some disturbing medical results regarding his mad cow disease.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): New. Atlon makes baklava. Plays again later.
How’d That Get on My Plate? (Food Network): Repeat. See how “Cherries” go from the tree to your favorite foods. Plays again later.

Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Things that go “Pop!” A repeat episode about “Caramel” follows. Both play again later.

Bones (TNT): Repeat. The episode, “The Passenger in the Oven,” from a couple of weeks ago on FOX replays, where Booth and Brennan are investigating a murder on an airplane while on the way to China.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places submitted by viewers. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The classic holiday tale narrated by Boris Karloff about the green curmudgeon and the merry residents of Whoville. The live action movie version with Jim Carrey plays tonight on ABC Family.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Blair and Chuck have bet each other that they can find just the right person for the other to take to the Snowflake Ball. Serena feels conflicted when an ex of Aaron shows some interest in Dan.
  • Heroes (NBC): New. Claire is struggling to survive while HRG deals with Sylar and Elle. An attempt to get Hiro’s memory back is made. This has been such a down season that I finally downgraded it in the picks.
  • Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo): New. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe is the guest.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC): New. Two new episodes play tonight. In the first, Sam is pretending to be environmentally conscious. In the second, Sam and the girls go on a vacation and she runs into an old flame that Andrea makes a move on.
  • Shrek the Halls (ABC): Repeat. Shrek’s holiday plans don’t go as planned when everyone shows up and tries to join in the holiday fun.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Houston Texans.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action.
  • Versus has NHL hockey action.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of….
Oxygen has 21 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The X-Files early.
Spike has 11 hours of CSI: NY episodes.

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