This Week on TV – 12/11/11-12/17/11

Welcome to a new week of TV! New TV is slowing down significantly because of the holidays, and this week is certainly no exception. There’s still some great stuff on, though, so check it out below!

Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch this week!

Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday features 3 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for finale information

Tonight is the season finale of The Amazing Race on CBS and Tough Love on VH1, both at 8/7c.
 
It’s also the season finale of Boardwalk Empire on HBO at 9/8c. Following that is the pilot special for the new show, Luck on HBO at 10/9c. Tonight is the pilot, but the series will start at the end of January, re-airing the pilot then, as well. This new drama series is a provocative look at horse racing – the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse gaming industry players. The cast for the pilot stars Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Kevin Dunn, Richard Kind, Jason Gedrick, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart, Tom Payne, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens and Nick Nolte; Jill Hennessy guest stars.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Boardwalk Empire (#24/212) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Amazing Race (#1912) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Tough Love (#311-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *Special*12 Dates of Christmas – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew – VH1 @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Season 4 Revisited’ Special)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Little People, Big World (#702-60) – TLC @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Homecoming’ Special)
  • *Special*Luck (#01/101) – HBO @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*After Lately (#203) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*All-American Muslim (#105) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Dad (#DAD-621) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Chef Roblé & Co. (#102) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*CSI: Miami (#1011) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Dexter (#611) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-907) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glam Fairy (#107) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hell on Wheels (#106) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Homeland (#111) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*IRT: Deadliest Roads (#212) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kourtney & Kim Take New York (#203-60) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Leverage (#413) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Once Upon a Time (#107) – ABC @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-310) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Good Wife (#311) – CBS @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Next Iron Chef – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#406) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2218) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#523) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Why Am I Still Single?! (#109-60) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wicked Fit (#107) – Style Network @ 9/8c

Monday

Monday features 2 series premieres & 1 season premiere & 1 season finale. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season premiere of Fear Factor on NBC at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9/8c.
 
Tonight is also the season finale of Enlightened on HBO at 9:30/8:30c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) & Adam Pally (Happy Endings) are two of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Julie Chen (host of Big Brother) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
All four judges from The X Factor are some of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Cat Cora (Iron Chef America) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Enlightened (#10/110) – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Fear Factor (#1008/1005) – NBC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Special*Stephen King’s Bag of Bones – A&E @ 9/8c (Part 2 of 2)
  • *New*2 Broke Girls (#112) – CBS @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*American Guns (#109) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Pickers (#315) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Candy Queen (#103) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chef Roblé & Co. (#103) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#212) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*How Do I Look? (#1221) – Style Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Love & Hip Hop (#205-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (#302) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mike & Molly (#211) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Next Great Baker (#203) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#443/444) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ridiculousness (#115-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rizzoli & Isles – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Terra Nova (#TN-111) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Closer – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Layover (#104) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#215) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (#102-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Top Gear: Top 40 (#T05/T06) – BBC America @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere & 1 ‘Best of 05-06’ Special)
  • *New*Two and a Half Men (#912) – CBS @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#524) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*You Deserve It (#104) – ABC @ 9/8c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 season premiere & 2 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for premiere & finale information

Tonight is the season premiere of Dirty Jobs on Discovery Channel at 9/8c.
 
Tonight is also the season finale of Chopped on Food Network and the 2-hour season finale of The Biggest Loser on NBC at 9/8c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Josh Holloway (Lost) & Molly Sims (Las Vegas) are two of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Biggest Loser (#1213-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*Dirty Jobs (#801) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Flashpoint (#F414) – ION @ 10/9c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-3??) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Last Man Standing (#111) – ABC @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*NCIS (#911) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#311) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*New Girl (#NG-1??) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*One Born Every Minute (#203) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Raising Hope (#HOP-211) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Storage Wars (#42/223) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Storage Wars: Texas (#10/110) – A&E @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Teen Mom 2 (#2202-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#407) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (#603) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Unforgettable (#111) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*What Not to Wear (#912) – TLC @ 9/8c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 1 season finale. To read more about it, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for finale information

Tonight is the season finale of The Real World on MTV at 10/9c, followed by a 1-hour ‘The @%!! They Should’ve Shown’ Special at 11/10c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Louis C.K. (Louie) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Kathy Griffin is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, King of Queens) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Real World (#2612-60/2613-60) – MTV @ 10/9c & 11/10c (1-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour ‘The @%!! They Should’ve Shown’ Special)
  • *Special*Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 – ABC @ 9:31/8:31c (90-Minute Special)
  • *Special*Funniest Commercials of the Year 2011 – TBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Horror Story (#111) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Baseball Wives (#103-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#710) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*CSI (#1210) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#303) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Hate My teenage Daughter (#TD-105) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Moonshiners (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Psych (#609) – USA @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Sons of Guns (#303) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*State of Play (#102) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Survivor (#2314) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Exes (#103) – TV Land @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The X Factor (#X-126) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#416) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef (#907) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (#209) – Bravo @ 9/8c

Thursday

Friday features 3 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for finale information

Tonight is the season finale of 3 shows: Burn Notice on USA Network, Chef Hunter on Food Network, & It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX, all at 10/9c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Dax Shepard (Parenthood) & Kunal Nuyyar (The Big Bang Theory) are two of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Sean Hayes (Will & Grace & Exec Producer for Hot in Cleveland, Grimm) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Burn Notice (#518) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Chef Hunter – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Beavis & Butt-head – MTV @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Beyond Scared Straight (#14/208) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Good Vibes – MTV @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Person of Interest (#110) – CBS @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Prime Suspect (#110) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Project Accessory (#107) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rules of Engagement (#607) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The First 48 (#199) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The League (#311) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Mentalist (#410) – CBS @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The X Factor (#X-126A) – FOX @ 8/7c

Friday

Friday features 1 season premiere & 1 season finale. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for premiere & finale information

Tonight is the season premiere of The Life & Times of Tim on HBO at 9/8c.
 
Tonight is also a new episode of Brides of Beverly Hills on TLC at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Mindy Kaling (The Office) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Brides of Beverly Hills (#112/113) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *Season Premiere*The Life & Times of Tim (#21/301) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chuck (#506) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (#912A/912B) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Fashion Police – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Flying Wild Alaska (#208) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Grimm (#107) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Invention USA (#103/104) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Sanctuary (#411) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress (#716) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss (#216) – TLC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (#107/108) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)

Saturday

Saturday is the season finale of Primeval on BBC America at 9/8c.

Following that is a new episode of The Graham Norton Show on BBC America at 10/9c. Guests include Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Eddie Izzard, Rebecca Ferguson, & Alesha Dixon.

Then, following that, it’s a new episode of Would You Rather? with Graham Norton on BBC America at 11/10c. Guest include Judah Friedlander, Hannibal Burress, Mo Rocca, & Andrea Rosen.

Also, tonight is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Jimmy Fallon, with musical guest Michael Buble.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Primeval (#506) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pit Bulls & Parolees (#306) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#3710) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#1008) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Would You Rather? With Graham Norton (#104) – BBC America @ 11/10c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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