What to Watch on Tuesday: Raising Hope, Happy Endings, Sons of Anarchy S.5 Finale & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 4, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Sons of Anarchy S.4 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show special. Over on cable, Comedy Central has the fourth season finale of Tosh.0 and the first season finale of Brickleberry, Golf Channel has the first season finale of Chasing the Dream, FX has the fifth season finale of Sons of Anarchy, TLC has the fourth season finale of Extreme Couponing, and Travel Channel has the series premiere of NFL Road Tested.

Prime Picks

Raising Hope (FOX): New. Jimmy wants Sabrina to take some of the parenting of Hope and she takes the opportunity to do so after Jimmy and Barney become part of Nateville’s auxiliary police force. Ben & Kate (FOX): New. Kate and Will go on a camping trip, but things don’t go as planned romantically. BJ is trying to help Tommy get over his feelings for Kate. Happy Endings (ABC): New. Penny meets a potentially great guy, but worries that her having to wear a post-concussion helmet will end things before they start. Jane is trying to break into the “boys club” at work. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 30 minutes. Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC): New. June gets offered her dream job, but there is a catch. James gets paired with the worst dancer on Dancing With the Stars and is none too happy about it. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes. Sons of Anarchy (FX): Season Finale. Jax tries to put some final deals in place and clean up some old messes. Runs 91 minutes. Plays three times. Just a phenomenal episode with a “holy crap!” ending.

Solid Selections

Hart of Dixie (The CW): New. The ladies of the town are bidding on the men’s picnic baskets for charity and things don’t really go as everyone hopes. New Girl (FOX): New. Jess and Winston want to get a bathtub for the loft. Nick deals with a pretty customer at the bar. Schmidt is trying to decide between his boss and CeCe. The Mindy Project (FOX): New. Mindy decides she wants to be her own boss after an incident with Danny and Jeremy. Parenthood (NBC): New. Mark is frustrated by Sarah’s relationship with Hank. Joel gives Ryan a job, even though he lacks experience. Crosby and Adam are fighting to save The Luncheonette. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Dexter (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “The Dark… Whatever,” replays. Plays again later on Showtime.
  • Go On (NBC): New. The gang is putting together a holiday party on the day that Mr. K. thinks the world will end. Anne goes with Ryan on his annual trip to the wine country. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 30 minutes.
  • Homeland (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Broken Hearts,” replays. Plays again later on Showtime.
  • Leverage (TNT): New. The team uses a very difficult con to try and keep a man from ruining his business and hurting everyone that works there. Plays again later. A much more fun episode that last week.
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): New. Jane and Maura are looking into the death of a young author. Frost is obsessed with an old case. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Class Action Satisfaction,” replays right before.
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS): Repeat. The holiday classic replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Georgetown at Texas followed by Connecticut at North Carolina State.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action with Oklahoma at Arkansas followed by Northwestern at Baylor.
  • NBA TV has a game tonight.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader college basketball action with Richmond at Old Dominion followed by Siena at St. Bonaventure.

Late Night

  • Flashpoint (ION): New. A young man with a photographic memory is abducted and forced to get into a high-tech research firm and memorize the specs of an advanced gun technology.

Tuesday TV Marathons

Cinemax has the seven episodes thus far of Hunted S.1 to get you ready for this Friday’s season finale episode. ION has nine episodes of Criminal Minds. TNT has six episodes of Bones. USA Network has 19 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. WE tv has five episodes of CSI: Miami tonight. What will you watch on Tuesday?

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