News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has A Charlie Brown Christmas and the two-hour series finale of Boston Legal and VH1 has the first season finale of Scream Queens.
Over on cable, BBC America has the 11th season premiere of Top Gear.
Get some holiday gift ideas for the TV fan on your list by listen to episode 10, “Holiday Gift Guide,” of the TV times Three podcast, where we talked about some fun ideas for TV related gifts like books, games, t-shirts and more. We hope that it will at least get you thinking about what types of things are out there besides TiVos and TV shows on DVD. Then we did a virtual gift exchange, where we selected gifts we thought the other two would like. Lastly, we discussed the prior week in TV with a few thoughts and a couple of rants about The Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives, Chuck, Prison Break, Fringe, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Office.
Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck finds Sarah out with an older man, guest star Gary Cole. Anna wants to move in with Morgan.
Prison Break (FOX): New. Michael and Lincoln are tying to get Scylla back. T-Bag is tested while holding Gretchen’s family hostage.
My Own Worst Enemy (NBC): New. Edward and Raymond are in Angola on a mission and come across some long forgotten American hostages.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Leonard’s new relationship is moving a little too fast for him, so he goes to Penny for advice.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Ted and Barney are trying to pick a fight with some other guys.
Privileged (The CW): New. Megan is just getting a little closer with her father when her mother shows up, guest star Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue). Will is finding Megan’s family problems hard to understand.
CSI: Miami (CBS): New. Horatio takes a look into Delko’s past after it looks like someone is targeting the hotel he is staying at.
Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. First up is the “Atlon Crown Affair” and then he heads for a “Cran Opening.” Both play again later.
Dear Food Network (Food Network): New. Paula Deen along with other Food Network stars make their favorite “Holiday Desserts.” Plays again later.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. Guy visits some “Neighborhood Joints” and then finds out “What’s For Breakfast.” Both play again later.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The classic holiday tale of the meaning of Christmas.
- Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Tragedy strikes and the Upper East Side is changed.
- Heroes (NBC): New. Peter and the Haitian try to take down Arthur, but Sylar tries to stop them. Suresh may have a breakthrough on the formula.
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (NBC): New. Cameron and Sarah are trying to help a family that has a connection to Derek.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Alan starts to wonder about things after his mother offers to pay for Jake’s college education.
- ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Carolina Panthers.
- NBA TV has the Houston Rockets at the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Versus has NHL hockey action.
Bravo has six episodes of Work Out.
MTV has six episodes of Made.
Oxygen has 18 episodes of Roseanne.
Sci Fi has seven episodes of Scariest Places on Earth early.
Spike has 10 hours of CSI: NY episodes.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.
Travel Channel has eight episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.