News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has a Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 special, CBS has the ninth fall finale of The Big Bang Theory, the first fall finale of Life in Pieces, the third fall finale of Mom, the fifth fall finale of 2 Broke Girls and the fourth fall finale of Elementary, The CW has the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball special, FOX has the American Country Countdown’s Top 10 Stories of 2015 special and a World’s Funniest: Meltdowns special, and NBC has a Running Wild With Bear Grylls: President Barack Obama special.
Over on cable, BBC America has the two episode fourth season of Luther, Bravo has an Inside the Actors Studio: Steve Carell special, Food Network has the seventh season premiere of Beat Bobby Flay, SpikeTV has a Funniest Commercials of the Year 2015 special, and Syfy has the series finale of Haven.
On streaming, Crackle has the first season finale of SuperMansion.
Listen to the latest episode of TV times Three: Ep.303, “What Would Your Holiday TV Movie Be?” On this episode I am joined by @mytakeontv and @raelee to talk some cancelation and renewal news and discuss the second season finale of You’re the Worst and recent episodes of Life in Pieces, Mom, The Librarians and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We also talked about holiday TV movies like those found on Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, etc. and that turned into a giveaway of a copy of Zoo on Blu-ray. Plus, a brief reality check and some TV recommendations at the end.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Fall Finale. Sheldon is visited in a dream by Prof. Proton and gets advice on whether to go see the new Star Wars movie or spend it with Amy on her birthday. Runs 31 minutes. Returns Thursday, January 7th.
Life in Pieces (CBS): Fall Finale. Colleen joins John and his Air Force buddies for some caroling. Samantha gets lice from a mall Santa. Tyler lets everyone know his plans for college. Joan wants to be in charge of Lark’s first Christmas. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes. Returns Thursday, January 7th.
Mom (CBS): Fall Finale. The women all attend a holiday sober dance. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 29 minutes. Returns Thursday, January 7th.
Elementary (CBS): Fall Finale. Sherlock’s father offers to act as one of his “Irregular” consultants on a case he and Joan are investigating. Returns Thursday, January 7th.
Disney Prep & Landing (ABC): Repeat. A veteran elf ends up having to work with a rookie after getting passed over for a promotion and then end up dealing with a bad snowstorm on their Christmas Eve mission. Runs 30 minutes.
Prep & Landing: Naught vs. Nice (ABC): Repeat. Santa’s database gets hacked and an elf needs has to deal with the crisis. Runs 30 minutes.
Luther (BBC America): Season Premiere/Finale. Both episodes of the fourth season play with Luther having taken a leave of absence, but returning to work when a cannibalistic serial killer begins terrorizing London. Runs two hours and 45 minutes. Plays again later.
- Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz Edge): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “Fire in the Hole,” replays. Runs 35 minutes. Plays again later.
- Haven (Syfy): Series Finale. The final two episodes play tonight and into late night. In the first, the group attempts to rebuild the barn, but things aren’t going well. In the series finale, Audrey realizes what it might ultimately take to finally rid the town of the troubles. Both play again later.
- Homeland (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Our Man in Damascus,” replays. Plays again later Showtime.
- NFL Network has Thursday Night Football NFL action with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the St. Louis Rams.
- TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight.
Thursday TV Marathons
Blue Bloods (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Has 10 episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 10 episodes early.
NCIS (USA Network): Eight episodes tonight.