Tonight on the Tube: Simpsons, Dexter & Californication

News & Notes

Get Dexter Season 3 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special.

Over on cable, A&E has the series premiere of The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, ABC Family has the TV movie premiere of Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, E! the fourth season premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Discovery Channel has a couple of Clash of the Dinosaurs special episodes, History has a The People Speak special, Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Christmas Hope special, Showtime has the fourth season finale of Dexter and the third season finale of Californication, TLC has a 6 Going on 60 special and a Born Without Arms special, TV Guide has a I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story special, and WE has the second season finale of My Fair Wedding.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Bart wants a little brother after Lisa tells him that she shares a bond with Maggie that he will never understand. Runs 30 minutes.

Dexter (Showtime): Season Finale. Arthur tells Dexter he needs to back off. Dexter will do just about anything to put an end to Arthur. Debra finds out something she was not looking for. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before. I think overall this season has been great and I can’t wait to see what happens tonight. I might even watch it live instead of OnDemand like I usually do. How do you think this season has gone? Are you looking forward to tonight’s finale?

Californication (Showtime): Season Finale. Mia comes for a visit to the surprise of Hank. Karen learns something she may wish she didn’t. Charlie deals with the prospect of Marcy leaving for good. Runs 30 minutes. Plays twice.

Solid Selections

The Mentalist (CBS): Repeat. In “Miss Red” from last season, Patrick plays suspects off of each other to figure out who killed a wealthy software executive on his yacht.

Cold Case (CBS): New. On the same day that the U.S. team beat the Soviet Olympic team in 1980, a local hockey player was killed. His case is reopened when the squad gets new direction on the case.

Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. In “Zoe’s Reprise” from last season, the team is on the hunt for a copycat serial killer that is copying a different past serial killer with each kill.

Other Option

  • Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABC Family): TV Movie Premiere. A former elf becomes a nuisance for Santa Claus and his daughter. Runs two hours. Plays twice. Santa Baby replays right before.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBA TV has the San Antonio Spurs at the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Philadelphia Eagles at the New York Giants.

Late Night

  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Benny Nilsson,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of Criminal Minds.
ABC Family is six Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies.
Animal Planet has five episodes of I’m Alive.
Comedy Central is playing Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, and Scary Movie 3.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies all day.
History has eight episodes of The Presidents.
Lifetime has six Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies today.
Oxygen has 15 episodes of Snapped.
Speed has 18 episodes of Jacked!.
Spike has 13 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has the three-part Tin Man miniseries followed by the two-part Alice miniseries.
TLC has five episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Wild China.
truTV has five episodes of Full Throttle Salon.
VH1 has eight episodes of Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy.

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