Tonight’s TV Picks: Dexter, The Walking Dead & More

News & Notes

Get Dexter Season 4 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the 2010 American Music Awards.

Over on cable, BBC America has the first season finale of Luther, Comedy Central has The Futurama Holiday Spectacular, Discovery Channel has the series premiere of Brew Masters, E! has an E! True Hollywood Story: Adam Lambert special, Food Network has the third season finale of The Next Iron Chef, History has the series premiere of Top Gear, Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Sandra Brown’s Smoke Screen, TLC has a 19 Kids and Counting special, and WE has the series premiere of Jilted?

In late night, Adult Swim has the fourth season premiere of The Venture Bros.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Mr. Burns announces that he only has two weeks to live and nobody in town cares, to his dismay. Runs 30 minutes.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter and Lumen are stalking new prey when a surprise visitor shows up. Debra is still able to find evidence after being assigned to the file room. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.

The Walking Dead (AMC): New. Rick’s trip back to Atlanta finds some complications. Jim is coming undone back at the camp. Plays twice and again later. Last week’s episode, “Tell It to the Frogs,” replays right before.

Solid Selections

Dirty Jobs: The Nitty Gritty (Discovery Channel): New Special. Mike takes a look back at some of his past dirty jobs. A new regular episode follows. Both play again later.

The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): Season Finale. The final two contestants compete in a Thanksgiving battle for the “Honor” of being crowned the next Iron Chef. Plays again later. The seven previous episodes replay leading up to tonight’s finale.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Eric Greenspan, the first one out on season two of The Next Iron Chef, challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Nucky wants Margaret to keep with the party line. Plays again later.
  • Luther (BBC America): New Season Finale. Luther gets framed for murder and turns to Alice Morgan for help. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL football action.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Ford 400 and later the MLS Championship.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • FOX has NFL football action.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles.

Late Night

  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Bainne,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has 11 episodes of Paranormal State.
Discovery Channel has 10 episodes of Dirty Jobs.
Food Network has eight episodes of The Next Iron Chef.
History has 26 episodes of Pawn Stars.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Travel Channel has 11 episodes of Food Paradise.
WE has six episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera followed by six episodes of Bridezillas.

What are you most looking forward to watching tonight?

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