What to Watch Tonight: Dexter, The Good Wife, Homeland & More

by Jason the TVaholic on November 20, 2011

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News & Notes

Get The Good Wife Season Two on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the 2011 American Music Awards.

On cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the first season finale of Curiosity, E! has the fourth season finale of Kendra, Food Network has an Alton’s Countdown to T-Day special, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of A Christmas Wish, HBO has the second season finale of How to Make It in America, HGTV has a House Hunters Great Escapes special, and TLC has a 19 Kids & Counting: World Tour special.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer puts together a team to write the next great tween novel. Runs 30 minutes.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Tensions are running high at the firm. Alicia and Will argue in front of a judge. Diane puts forth an ultimatum.

Homeland (Showtime): New. Carrie and Saul learn something surprising. Brody and Jessica end up as the guests of honor at a party. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier in the evening.

Solid Selections

Alton’s Countdown to T-Day (Food Network): New Special. Alton Brown and the Good Eats take a look at the biggest food day of the year. Plays again later

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter follows up on a lead using something he learned from Bother Sam. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier in the evening. Showtime recently renewed this series for a seventh and eighth season.

Hell on Wheels (AMC): New. Cullen ends up being diverted from his search. Durant puts together a group to look for Lily Bell. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier this morning.

Other Options

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Nucky does some bartering in Ireland. Jimmy is brokering a deal. Plays again later.
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): New. The chefs must improvise. Plays again later.
  • The Walking Dead (AMC): New. Glenn has found out something he shouldn’t have. Plays again later two times. Last week’s episode, “Chupacabra,” replays right before.

Sports Notes

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

Late Night

  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Call of Duty,” replays. Runs 90 minutes.

TV Marathons

A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has 18 episodes of Auction Hunters.
TNT has eight episodes of Law & Order early.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
truTV has five episodes of Top 20 Most Shocking.
USA Network has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims.
WE tv has six episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera.

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