Tonight on the Tube: Old Christine, Criminal Minds & CSI: NY

by Jason the TVaholic on December 16, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Criminal Minds Season 4 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 and FOX has the sixth season finale of So You Think You Can Dance.

Over on cable, Bravo has a Top Chef reunion special, FX has the sixth season finale of nip/tuck, History has the first season finale of Nostradamus Effect, ID has the first season finale of The Bureau, MTV has a The Real World/Road Rules Challenge reunion special, Syfy has the fifth season finale of Ghost Hunters and the first season finale of Ghost Hunters Academy, and Travel Channel has the second season finale of Man v. Food.

Prime Picks

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): New. Christine learns a big secret while attending the holiday block party that she didn’t really want to attend.
Gary Unmarried (CBS): New. Gary decides to become a boat guy to help Tom impress a girl, but ultimately has to ask Allison’s boyfriend for some help.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. A con escapes while in custody of the BAU, so the team has to figure out where he may have gone by studying his criminal past.

CSI: NY (CBS): New. Evidence suggests that a reformed drug addict was murdered in and left in an alley, so the CSIs must determine what really happened.

Solid Selections

Disney Prep & Landing (ABC): Repeat. The new animated holiday special that premiered last week replays. A group of highly trained elves prepare each house for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve. Runs 30 minutes.

MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The guys investigate a couple of filthy myths. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.

nip/tuck (FX): Season Finale. Sean isn’t sure what to do after being asked to perform a surgery on an inmate. Kimber and Christian get some big news. Plays twice.

Other Option

  • The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeats. Episodes five and six, “You’re Undead to Me” and “Lost Girls,” replay tonight.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Dallas Mavericks at the team that shall not be named followed by the Washington Wizards at the Sacramento Kings.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action.

Late Night

  • Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2009 (TBS): Repeat. The special hosted by Kevin Nealon replays.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): Repeat. Last Thursday’s fifth season finale episode, “The Gang Reignites the Rivalry,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of Project Runway.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of Wrecks to Riches and later five episodes of MythBusters.
Hallmark Channel has six Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies today.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Roseanne.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has eight episodes of Moonlight early.
USA has six episodes of NCIS.

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