Tonight on the Tube: Simpsons, Dexter & Brothers and Sisters

News & Notes

Get Dexter Season 3 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the TV movie premiere of A Dog Named Christmas.

On cable tonight, ABC Family has the TV movies premiere of The Dog Who Saved Christmas, BET has the 2009 Soul Train Awards, Discovery Channel has the third season finale of Storm Chasers, E! has the first season finale of Leave It to the Lamas, Food Network has an Iron Chef America special, HBO has The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, HGTV has a Behind the Magic special, and Travel Channel has the series premiere of Meet the Natives USA.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Lisa finds three young girls practicing witchcraft after she gets lost in a field. Homer hangs out with Cleatus. Runs 30 minutes.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter learns more about Trinity. Debra’s findings lead to a hard choice for her partner. Masuka is keeping what he saw a Thanksgiving to himself. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Rebecca is still keeping her secret from Justin, who just happens to be keeping something from her. Sarah thinks there is something wrong with Nora’s new boyfriend. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. This episode finally brings a storyline that I don’t care for to a sort of close. Something that could have been dealt with multiple episodes ago, because not telling about a pregnancy is just creating drama for drama’s sake. The only real drama that comes from it is what you get in tonight’s episode. All the lead up and prolonging of something that only has one real way to go is just lame. Overall though, this episode is really good, as has this season. What do you think about the season so far? Or, the Rebecca/Justin pregnancy secret storyline?

Solid Selections

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Teams square off to create six-foot tall gingerbread houses. Plays again later.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Angie thinks it is time for her family to leave after there is another attack. Bree and Karl are finding it more and more difficult to hide their affair. Runs 61 minutes.

Californication (Showtime): New. Hank and Charlie go out for a boys’ night and Karen, Becca, and Marcy go out for a girls’ night. Runs 30 minutes. Plays twice.

Other Option

  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New Special. Iron Chef Bobby Flay goes up against Iron Chef Morimoto with the addition of ice carvers helping the presentations. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBA TV has the Boston Celtics at the Miami Heat.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Baltimore Ravens.

Late Night

  • House (USA): Repeat. The “Teamwork” episode from a couple weeks ago on FOX replays, where House is back as head of diagnostics.
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Alexis Stone II,” replays.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “The Culling,” replays. Runs 65 minutes.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of Interventions.
Discovery Channel has 26 episodes of I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant.
Fine Living has five episodes of What You Get for the Money early.
FOX Reality has six episodes of The Academy: Orange County Fire.
G4 has 10 episodes of Cops early.
Golf Channel has five episodes of Big Break Disney Golf.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies all day.
MTV has 10 episodes of The Hills.
Nickelodeon has 15 episodes of George Lopez in late night.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Science has 28 episodes of How It’s Made.
Speed has 14 episodes of Hot Rod TV followed by 30 episodes of Wrecked.
Spike is playing Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi today.
Style has six episodes of Supernanny.
TNT has seven episodes of Law & Order early.
Travel Channel has nine episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
truTV has 12 episodes of World’s Wildest Vacation Videos.
TV Land has 13 episodes of Good Times early followed by 14 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
USA has 14 episodes of Monk.
WE has five episodes of Bridezillas.

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2 comments… add one
  • Gadget Sleuth Nov 29, 2009, 10:34 am

    The Simpsons hasn’t been a “prime pick” for anyone in about 4 seasons now. I’d rather watch Good Times (and I dislike that show for the most part).

  • Jason the TVaholic Nov 29, 2009, 1:15 pm

    Gadget, Well, while The Simpsons may not be as good as it used to be, I still think it is the best option in the first hour of primetime tonight.

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