News & Notes
On cable tonight, A&E has the series premiere of The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars, Discovery Channel has the first season finale of Brew Masters, FX has the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Christmas special, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Gift of the Magi, TBS has the Funniest Commercials of the Year 2010 special, and USA has the fourth season finale of Burn Notice.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. The guys all enter a costume contest along with Penny’s new boyfriend. Runs 31 minutes.
Burn Notice (USA): New. Michael attempts to turn the tables on Brennan before, who is threatening to release some valuable data. Plays again later.
Burn Notice (USA): Season Finale. Michael ends up with a tactical assault squad in pursuit of him. Plays again later.
The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeat. The seventh episode of this season, “Masquerade,” replays.
The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeat. The eighth episode of this season, “Rose,” replays. Episodes nine and ten play tomorrow night.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee and Frank have a “A Very Sunny Christmas” that includes stolen toys, childhood videos, naked elves, and run in with Santa Claus that gets bloody. Runs 62 minutes. Plays twice and again later. This has been available on DVD since before last Christmas, but I believe this is the first time it has aired on TV.
- Bones (FOX): Repeats. Two episodes replay tonight with the second one being last season’s Christmas episode, “The Goop on the Girl,” with guest star Zooey Deschanel.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The animated holiday classic that has Charlie Brown searching for the true meaning of Christmas.
- NFL Network has Thursday Night Football action with the San Francisco 49ers at the San Diego Chargers.
- NHL Network has hockey action with the Boston Bruins at the Montreal Canadiens.
- TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Atlanta Hawks at the Boston Celtics followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Denver Nuggets.
Bravo has nine episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
USA has 10 episodes of Burn Notice followed by five episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE has seven episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes early.
What’s on tap for you tonight?