Tonight on the Tube: Rudolph, Modern Family & Glee

by Jason the TVaholic on December 2, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Glee Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night and NBC has a Christmas in Rockefeller Center Live 2009 special.

Over on cable, A&E has the sixth season premiere of Dog the Bounty Hunter and the series premiere of Steven Segal: Lawman, BBC America has a special Kitchen Nightmares episode, Food Network has a special Throwdown With Bobby Flay episode, SOAPnet has the first season finale of Bank of Mom and Dad, and truTV has the series premiere of Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura.

In late night, Bravo has the series premiere of Launch My Line.

In timeslot changing news, it is being reported that Ugly Betty will be taking over the Eastwick timeslot, probably in early January.

Prime Picks

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS): Repeat. The Christmas classic once again has the glowy nosed reindeer helping to lead Santa’s sleigh on a foggy Christmas Eve.

Glee (FOX): New. The Glee Club gets left out of the yearbook. Something rocks the relationship between Will and Terri’s relationship.

Eastwick (ABC): New. Well, it’s new and I’d rather watch it than anything else in this time period tonight, but I won’t. Are you still watching this, even though you won’t get any resolution on the story?

Solid Selections

Modern Family (ABC): Repeat. In “Run for Your Wife” from earlier this season, Jay and Gloria are arguing over what Manny has decided to wear to school. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell have some problems with doctors and locked cars after Lily bumps her head. Both scenarios have some very funny moments. The latter more than the former, but the former has such a great payoff in the end that the episode is in the upper half of the episodes so far. Since all the episodes have been really good, being in the upper half is really great. What are you favorite episodes of this show, so far?
The Middle (ABC): New. Frankie attempts keep the kids from fighting.

Modern Family (ABC): Repeat. In “Coal Digger” from earlier this season, a fight between Manny and Luke at school. This episode has one of my favorite moments so far, with Phil trying to talk to Gloria after she gets mad at something. What are you favorite moments for this show, so far?
Cougar Town (ABC): Repeat. In “Into the Great Wide Open” from earlier this season, Jules tries to hang with the younger crowd even though her friend warns her against it. Not my favorite episode, but the photo montage is pretty funny.

nip/tuck (FX): New. Christian is thinking about where things might be going with Kimber. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice.

Other Option

  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The team takes a look at some jail break myths. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The Fashion Show followed by seven episodes of Top Chef: Las Vegas.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Overhaulin’.
Hallmark Channel has six Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies today.
History has 13 episodes of MonsterQuest.
Oxygen has 24 episodes of Roseanne.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
USA has six episodes of NCIS.

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