News & Notes
On cable tonight, BBC America has the first season finale of 24 Hours in the ER and has Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas, Part 1 & 2, Bravo has a Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker comedy special, E! has the True Hollywood Story: Timbaland, Food Network has the 10th season premiere of Chopped, TNT has the TV movie premiere of Deck the Halls, and Travel Channel has the second season finale of Mysteries at the Museum.
Get a look at what’s on the rest of the week with ‘Twas the TV Week Before Christmas.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Don’t Stop Dancing, Girl,” replays.
The Middle (ABC): Repeat. The “A Christmas Gift” episode from a couple weeks ago replays.
Raising Hope (FOX): Repeat. Last season’s Christmas episode, “Toy Story,” replays.
Flashpoint (ION): Repeat. The season three episode, “Terror,” replays, where Jules ends up in the middle of a hostage situation while off duty. The “Severed Ties” episode from the same season follows. Both play again later.
- Deck the Halls (TNT): Premiere. A private eye visiting her parents for the holidays has to deal with the abduction of her father. She gets help from an amateur sleuth. Stars Kathy Najimy (Sister Act), Scottie Thompson (Trauma, NCIS) and Larry Miller (10 Things I Hate About You). Runs two hours. Plays again later. This is the worst of the TNT Mystery Movie Night flicks, which haven’t been all that good to begin with. The tone of this movie just doesn’t fit with the situation at hand.
- ESPN has college football action with the St. Petersburg Bowl with Marshall vs. Florida International.
- ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action with Samford at Kentucky followed by Butler at Gonzaga.
- Versus has NHL action.
- Psych (USA Network): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s midseason finale episode, “Neil Simon’s Lover’s Retreat,” replays.
A&E has 31 episodes of Storage Wars.
Bravo has 11 episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover early.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of Swamp Loggers followed by eight episodes of Dirty Jobs.
Spike TV has 10 episodes of Flip Men followed by 10 episodes of Auction Hunters.
Travel Channel has 11 episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
USA Network has 17 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.