Tonight on the Tube: The Closer, Men of a Certain Age & The Vampire Diaries S.2 Replay Begins

News & Notes

Download The Closer S.6 Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has a Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You special and The CW begins replaying the first 10 episodes of The Vampire Diaries this season with two episodes each night this week.

Over on cable, A&E has the 10th season premiere of Intervention, Discovery Channel has the second season premiere of Howe & Howe Tech, Lifetime has the conclusion of the Marry Me miniseries, and Nat Geo Wild has the series premiere of Swamp Men.

Prime Picks

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Lily and Marshall get some news that impacts the whole gang. Ted begins being the best man for an old friend.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Audrey is trying to be funny. Russell takes a holiday gift idea from Adam.

The Closer (TNT): New. The Chief of Police gives Major Crimes what seems to be a small case until a robbery ends in a murder. Then the case takes on much more and ends up being a test for whether Brenda is ready to move up in the department. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Old Money,” replays right before.

Men of a Certain Age (TNT): New. Joe is trying to figure out how to practice his golf game more. Owen is trying to figure out how to be the boss. His coworkers are hazing Terry after they find an old commercial of his on the Internet. Plays again later. I have grown to really like these characters and gotten used to the methodical pace of show and now very much enjoy watching them deal with things. The stuff with Terry tonight is really pretty funny.

Solid Selections

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeat. The second season premiere episode, “The Return,” replays.

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeat. The second episode of season two, “Brave New World,” replays.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. The guy that killed McGarrett’s father is back. Chin Ho ends up in danger during a hostage situation.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some wings with adobe sauce and some garlic chicken pizza. Follows a best of special episode repeat and a repeat regular episode follows. All three play again later.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Jane Lynch (Glee) guest-stars as Charlie’s therapist that he goes to see once again after breaking up with Courtney. Runs 31 minutes.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Baltimore Ravens at the Houston Texans. Those in New York and Minnesota TV markets should find the postponed New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings game now being played in Detroit on their local FOX station.

TV Marathons

A&E has 14 episodes of Intervention.
Bravo has seven episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
History has five episodes of American Pickers.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Roseanne followed by five episodes of Snapped.
Syfy has eight episodes of Merlin early.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has six episodes of Bridezillas.

What will you be watching tonight?

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