Tonight on the Tube: Sunday Night Football, Skins, Dexter & Californication

by Jason the TVaholic on December 14, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Find Dexter Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has the 17th season finale of Survivor: Gabon followed by Survivor: The Reunion.

Over on cable, ABC Family has the TV movie premiere of Snow 2: Brain Freeze, Discovery Channel has Sodom and Gomorrah, Exodus and Shroud of Turin specials, HBO has part three of the four part House of Saddam miniseries followed by part four, Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of Sharks in Venice, Showtime has the season finales of Dexter and Californication, and Spike has Spike TV’s Video Game Awards 2008.

Prime Pick

Sunday Night Football (NBC): New York at Dallas. NBC has flexed the Giants and the Cowboys into the primetime this week. Broadcast starts at 8:15 ET.

Solid Selections

The Santa Clause 2 (ABC): Released 200?. Tim Allen (Home Improvement) is back as Santa, but to keep the job he must get married by Christmas Eve. Runs two hours. The Santa Clause plays tonight on Disney Channel.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow,” replays. It five years since the end of season four and Bree is on the verge of publishing her new cookbook, Susan is trying to keep her new relationship a secret, and Gaby is having trouble being a mom.

Cable Choices

Brotherhood (Showtime): New. “All the Interim Is Like a Phantasma”

Dexter (Showtime): Season Finale. Dexter is focused on Ramon and thinks he has things under control, as he is about to get married to Rita. Debra is told she is going to get her Detective’s shield, but something happens that may ruin her chances. Plays again later. This season has been a bit of a slow build, but the last few episodes have picked up the pace and I can’t wait to see what happens tonight in the finale.

Californication (Showtime): Season Finale. Hank has finished the Ashby book, Karen may be taking a job in NYC, and Charlie has started selling cars. Plays twice. I thought this was a really good finale episode.

Other Options

  • Skins (BBC America): New. Cassie tries to take care of Chris upon his return from the hospital. Plays again later. Next week is the season two finale.
  • Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a Yule log cake battle. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the back nine of the Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge.
  • CBS has NFL action.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the New York Giants at the Dallas Cowboys.

Late Night

  • The Starter Wife (FX): Repeat. Last Friday’s season finale episode, “Woman Over the Influence,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of CSI: Miami.
ABC Family has Christmas and holiday themed TV movies all day.
Bravo has five episodes of Top Chef.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas and holiday themed TV movies all day.
MTV has five episodes of Made.
Spike has 10 episodes of UFC Unleashed.
TNT has all three of The Librarian early.
USA has eight episodes of House.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs.

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