News & Notes
Over on cable, A&E has the fourth season finale of Hoaders, E! has the series premiere of Scouted, Food Network has the 13th season premiere of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, HBO has the third season finale of Bored to Death, Sundance has the first season finale of Love/Lust, TLC has a Cake Boss special, the second season premiere of Next Great Baker and the fourth season finale of Cake Boss, TNT has the seventh winter season premiere of The Closer and the second winter season premiere of Rizzoli & Isles, and VH1 has a Basketball Wives: LA reunion special.
In late night, Syfy has the third season finale of Urban Legends.
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Terra Nova (FOX): New. Taylor and Mira must work together to defeat a prehistoric foe. Jim may be getting close to finding out who the mole is.
The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda and the squad are looking into the murder of a high school principal. Brenda and Fritz disagree over who should investigate the case. Plays again later. Tonight’s episode is the first of five episodes that play over the next month. Another fantastic episode, but really at this point I’d be more shocked if it wasn’t. The show continues to be on a roll for this final season.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): New. A community activist is gunned down and a witness steps forward. TV pundit Bill O’Reilly guest stars as himself. Tonight’s episode is the first of five episodes that play over the next month. This is actually a pretty solid episode, which is better than normal for this show.
Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Lily, Serena and Charlie are all looking forward to a party at Studio 54 being thrown in honor of CeCe. Nate goes after his first big story. Blair goes for help from an unlikely source.
Hart of Dixie (The CW): New. Zoe was planning on going home for Thanksgiving, but she needs to find a few more patients or lose her half of the practice. Lavon tells Wade that he should keep his feelings hidden.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Season Premiere. Guy checks out some “Seafood & Sammies” places. Two repeat episode play right before and one after. All four play again later.
- Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The classic holiday cartoon created in 1966 plays tonight.
- House (FOX): New. A prosecutor has a heart attack in court, or did he? Wilson sets out to find what House is hiding.
- Shrek the Halls (ABC): Repeat. Shrek’s plans for a cozy holiday at home goes wrong when the whole gang shows up to celebrate.
- ESPN has a Monday Night Football action with the New York Giants at the New Orleans Saints.
- ESPN2 has a college basketball game with Xavier at Vanderbilt.
Bravo has nine episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior tonight.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation followed by 19 episodes of 1000 Ways to Die.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.
USA Network has six episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has 10 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.