What to Watch Tonight: Terra Nova S.1 Finale, The Closer & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 19, 2011

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get The Closer Season 7 on DVD at AmazonTonight, FOX has the first season finale of Terra Nova, NBC has the series premiere of Who’s Still Standing?, and PBS has the 15th season finale of Antiques Roadshow.

Over on cable, BBC America has season finale of Top Gear: Top 40, MTV has the first season finale of Ridiculousness, and VH1 has a VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul special.

Get a look at what’s on this week with ‘Twas the TV Week Before Christmas.

Prime Picks

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (ABC): Repeat. Po finds out that he will not be able to spend time with family and friends during Winter Fest.
A Chipmunk Christmas (ABC): Repeat. Alvin, Simon and Theodore get an invitation to Carnegie Hall to perform for Christmas.

The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda uncovers a scandal while investigating the hit-and-run murder of a girl on a bicycle. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Relative Matters,” replays right before.

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): New. A dance competition ends in the murder of a contestant’s mother. Korsak’s stepson gets accused of a crime. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Terra Nova (FOX): Season Finale. The final two episodes of the season play as a two-hour finale. In the first, Mira and the Phoenix Group attempt to pillage the past. In the second, like is permanently changed in Terra Nova.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places that serve “Southern Staples.” Three episodes replay right before and one after. All five play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has a Monday Night Football action with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Versus has NHL action.

TV Marathons

A&E has 15 episodes of Hoarders.
Bravo has 12 episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Discovery Channel has 10 episodes of American Guns.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Living Single early.
Spike TV has 15 episodes of 1000 Ways to Die.
Travel Channel has eight episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations today followed by five episodes of The Layover tonight.
USA Network has 13 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE tv has 10 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.

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1 Keith Viverette December 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

I’m 3 back on Terra Nova. It’ll be interesting to see if it will come back next season. I’m thinking not…I don’t know if the ratings are high enough for as expensive as it is to make.

2 Jason the TVaholic December 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Keith, I’m still deciding whether I am going to catch up or not on Terra Nova, but I kind of have a feeling that it won’t be back for a second season. While it has done okay ratings-wise, not sure it is enough given the cost of production.

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