Tonight on the Tube: New Orleans Bowl, Sunday Night Football & A Christmas Carol

by Jason the TVaholic on December 20, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Find A Christmas Carol on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the 19th season finale of Survivor followed by a reunion special.

Over on cable, E! has a Kendra: Here Comes Baby special, Discovery Channel has a Two Weeks in Hell special, Travel Channel has the first season finale of Meet the Natives: USA, TNT has a Christmas in Washington 2009 special, and VH1 has the first season finale of Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew.

On Episode 54, “Fall 2009 Revisited: The Good, the Bad & the Turned Out Not to Be Ugly,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae and I talk about some TV related news items and then talk about some of the best TV episodes from the previous week in primetime including The Amazing Race, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, Better Off Ted, Dollhouse, Glee and more. We also took a look back at the Fall 2009 TV season with our likes, dislikes, and surprises.

Last day to enter our Gigantic DVD Giveaway to Help the Last Minute Shopper for a chance to win a prize pack that includes Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman – The Complete Series, all four seasons of Farscape, The World Wars: The Complete History of WWI and WWII, The Sherlock Holmes Collection, and Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. The “Mypods and Broomsticks” episode from earlier this season replays, where Homer thinks Bart’s new friend is a terrorist. Runs 30 minutes.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. The special episode with Giada De Laurentiis and Rachel Ray battled Bobby Flay and Mario Batali. Runs 90 minutes. Plays again later.
Iron Chef America: Greatest Moments (Food Network): Repeat. The Chairman takes a look at some of the best moments from the show. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

A Christmas Carol (AMC): Released 1984. TV movie based on the classic Dickens tale that starred George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Runs two hours.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. The “Being Alive” episode from earlier this season replays, where Lynette is keeping something from Susan, Gaby is trying to give some advice to her niece, and Bree worries about people finding out about her and Karl.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the back nine of the Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge.
  • CBS has NFL action.
  • ESPN has college football action from the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl with Middle Tennessee State vs. Southern Mississippi.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBA TV has the Cleveland Cavaliers a the Dallas Mavericks.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Minnesota Vikings at the Carolina Panthers.

Late Night

  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s sixth season finale episode, “Wesley Clovis,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.

TV Marathons

ABC Family has Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Alone 3, and Home Alone 4 beginning early.
Cartoon Network has mostly Christmas/Holiday themed episodes and shows today.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of Man vs. Wild.
Disney Channel has 12 episodes of Sonny With a Chance.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies all day.
Lifetime has six Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies today.
Oxygen has last week’s three episodes of NBC’s The Sing-Off early followed by seven episodes of Snapped.
Speed has 10 episodes of Pinks – All Out.
Spike has 10 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
TLC has six episodes of 48 Hours: Hard Evidence.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Meet the Natives: USA tonight.
truTV has five episodes of Inside.

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