What to Watch Tonight: Community, Person of Interest, Burn Notice & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 8, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Community Season Two on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has a Winter Wipeout, an America’s Funniest Home Videos and The Great Big American Auction specials and NBC has Grimm on a special night.

Over on cable, A&E has the 12th season premiere of The First 48 and the second winter season premiere of Beyond Scared Straight and BET has The Curious Case of Citizen Cain special.

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.115, “Revenge, Dexter & Syfy Holiday Episodes.” This week @PrlsOfLizdom from @nicegirlstv joined @mytakeontv and I to discuss some recent TV news and a few shows including Homeland, Dexter, Once Upon a Time, Chuck, Syfy’s Holiday episodes and more.

Prime Picks

Community (NBC): New. The study group is asked to fill in for the glee club when they are unable to make the holiday pageant.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie puts forth a citizen action group in hopes of getting some work done. Everyone is working on a Christmas gift for Leslie.

Person of Interest (CBS): New. The machine spits out Det. Carter’s social security number, which makes things even harder on Reese and Finch. This is a very good episode, but seems a little early on in the show to need to save the main person that is trying to find you. I did like getting some back-story on Det. Carter though.

Burn Notice (USA Network): New. The team goes after the smuggling boss of a friend of Jesse. Michael needs some help from Pearce. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Leonard confronts the person who bullied him in high school. Runs 31 minutes.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Audrey is getting on Jeff to eat better, so he begins sneaking off to get is eat on. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Bones (FOX): New. A storm chaser is killed while filming a storm, but the team thinks that it was murder. Booth becomes even more protective of Brennan.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A retired football player’s car explodes and he is presumed dead, so the team investigates.

Other Options

  • Grimm (NBC): New. It looks like a high school outcast is behind a teacher’s death. Nick learns more about how his presence is affecting the creatures’ world. The show is getting a special tryout on Thursday night. Another new episode plays tomorrow night in it’s regular timeslot following Chuck.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Andy is trying to make some holiday wishes come true. Robert is drowning his sorrows at the office party. Runs 31 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football action with the Cleveland Browns at the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Late Night

  • Covert Affairs (USA Network): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s second season finale episode, “Letter Never Sent,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has 15 episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has eight episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Oxygen has nine episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has 12 episodes of Jail.
Syfy has nine episodes of Eureka.
TNT has six episodes of CSI: NY tonight.
USA Network has seven episodes of Burn Notice.

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