News & Notes
Over on cable, Discovery Channel has an American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior special, ID has the first season finale of Hardcover Mysteries, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Unanswered Prayers, Logo has the first season finale of The A-List, MTV has the second season finale of The Buried Life, Nat Geo Wild has Africa’s Great Rift specials, TLC has the third season finale of Cake Boss, and truTV has the second season finale of Southern Fried Stings.
Next Monday, TNT has The Closer returning with the first of five new episodes to finish out season six and will be followed by the second season premiere of Men of a Certain Age.
Check out these Cyber Monday TV on DVD Deals from Amazon. Get season sets of Burn Notice for $10.99, Party Down for $12.49, Lie to Me for $9.99, Mad Men for $9.99, Saving Grace for $9.99, Seinfeld for $11.99, Stargate SG-1 for $9.99, Weeds for $9.99, and many more great deals.
I was sad to hear of actor Leslie Nielson’s passing last night. He will be missed. You probably remember him from movies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, which are two of my favorite comedies ever. But, if you’ve never seen the short-lived TV series from which the latter came, you’ve missed out. If you were to ask me to recommend a top ten list of all-time comedy series, Police Squad! The Complete Series would most definitely be on it.
Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck’s mom shows up the day after Thanksgiving. Morgan is left to deal with the biggest shopping day of the year at the Buy More. Chuck returns with new episodes on January 17th, 2011.
Lie to Me (FOX): New. A terminally ill man hires Lightman to investigate and find who killed his daughter before he dies. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. Lie to Me returns with new episodes as of January 10th, 2011.
Chase (NBC): New. A couple of female fugitives that lure people into helping them with robbing banks are tracked. Chase moves to its new night as of January 12th, 2011, when it returns with new episodes.
House (FOX): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Now What?,” replays. House returns with new episodes on January 17th, 2011.
Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Someone ends up in the hospital. Nate is trying to get his parents to reconcile.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. Guy checks out some places in North Pole, Alaska. Plays again later
- The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): New. Food Network personalities talk about the best thing they’ve ever eaten that was made “With Garlic.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- The Event (NBC): Fall Finale. Sophia learns of Thomas’ plan, confirming what she thought might be going on. Leila and Sean are still looking for Samantha. The Event returns with new episodes as of February 28th, 2011.
- ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the San Francisco 49ers at the Arizona Cardinals.
- ESPN2 has a college basketball game.
Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Syfy has eight episodes of Space Precinct early.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has five episodes of Bridezillas and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.
What will you be watching tonight?