News & Notes
Over on cable, BBC America has the series premiere of Britain’s Missing Top Model, Discovery Health has a Transgendered & Pregnant special and the series premiere of I’m Pregnant and…, Food Network has the second season premiere of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, FX has the second season finale of Sons of Anarchy, IFC has a Ideal: Christmas 2009 special, Lifetime has the first season finale of Sherri, MTV has a Cast Confessions: From The Hills to The City special, the fifth season finale of The Hills and the first season finale of The City, Oxygen has the fourth season premiere of The Bad Girls Club, Science has the series premiere of Physics of the Impossible, and Showtime a Love in the Time of HIV special.
90210 (The CW): New. Navid has no clue who pushed him down the stairs. Silver and Teddy continue to get closer. Annie sneaks out with Jasper.
Scrubs (ABC): Season Premiere. The series returns with two episodes tonight, but it is now set at a medical school with a hospital attached. J.D., Turk, Dr. Kelso, and Dr. Cox are now teaching a group of first year medical students. The first episode did a good job of setting up the new premise, but didn’t do a very good job of making me laugh. The good news is that the second episode was better in the laugh department, but it wasn’t great. Maybe after a few episodes they will figure out where to get the comedy from with the new cast. I will continue to watch, but so far these two episodes just make me wish that last season’s finale had been the finale finale, as it was a great way to end. I’m usually for getting as much of a show that I like that I can, but so far this isn’t it.
Sons of Anarchy (FX) Season Finale. SAMCRO sets out to once and for all rid Charming of Zobelle and The League. Familiar faces present new challenges. Runs 91 minutes. Plays twice. Looking forward to seeing how the season wraps up and what gets setup for next season, which hasn’t been officially announced. But, there’s no way this isn’t coming back for another season.
Presidential Address (ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC): I put this here for two reasons. 1. Here on the West Coast the speech will have been over for two hours by the time primetime starts. 2. This seems like the 50th time the president has addressed us on national TV. It’s not, but it seem that way.
Melrose Place (The CW): New. Amanda has moved into Sydney’s old place. David and Lauren continue to get closer. Ella gets Jonah a job. Amanda and Michael meet again.
the forgotten (ABC): New. DNA shows that a body found in a car four months ago was an ex-con that had died many years earlier.
- The Best Think I Ever Ate (Food Network): Season Premiere. Food Network personalities talk about the best holiday foods they have ever eaten. Plays again later.
- Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike goes to work on a reindeer farm. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.
- ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action.
- ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action.
- NBA TV has the New Orleans Hornets at the Los Angeles Lakers.
- nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Alexis Stone II,” replays.
Bravo has five episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover tonight.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of A Haunting.
Hallmark Channel has six Christmas/Holiday themed TVmovies.
Oxygen has 17 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
USA has 17 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.