This Week on TV – 12/18/11-12/24/11

Welcome to a new week of TV! This week is MUCH slower, especially as the week goes on, but there’s still some great stuff on, so check it out below!

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Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday features 6 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 6 shows. First up is the 2-hour season finale of Survivor on CBS at 8/7c, followed by the 1-hour reunion special at 10/9c. Then at 8:30/7:30c, it’s the season finale of Allen Gregory on FOX. Then at 9/8c, it’s the finales of Dexter on Showtime and The Next Iron Chef on Food Network. At 10/9c, it’s the finale of IRT: Deadliest Roads on History Channel, and finally, at 11/10c, it’s the finale of Why Am I Still Single? on VH1.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Allen Gregory (#AG-107) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*Dexter (#612) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*IRT: Deadliest Roads (#213) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Survivor (#2315-120) – CBS @ 8/7c & 10/9c (2-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special)
  • *Season Finale*The Next Iron Chef – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Why Am I Still Single?! (#110-60) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (#108) – TLC @ 8/7c (1-Hour ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas’ Special)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens at San Diego Chargers – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *Special*Tough Love (#312-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special)
  • *New*After Lately (#204) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*All-American Muslim (#106) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chef Roblé & Co. (#104) – Bravo @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *New*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Glam Fairy (#108) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hell on Wheels (#107) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Homeland (#112) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kourtney & Kim Take New York (#204-60) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Leverage (#414) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#408-75) – Bravo @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#525) – Bravo @ 11:15/10:15c
  • *New*Wicked Fit (#108) – Style Network @ 9/8c

Monday

Monday features 1 series premiere & 4 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 series premiere of Who’s Still Standing? on NBC at 8/7c. The show is a unique and thrilling trivia show designed to keep both contestants and viewers on their toes – by dropping contestants through the floor! Hosted by two-time Emmy Award winner Ben Bailey (Cash Cab), it offers contestants the opportunity to win up to $1 million while competing in head-to- head trivia battles. The series had its global premiere on Israel’s Channel 10 in December 2010. At the start of the trivia competition, there is one main competitor and 10 challengers. The main competitor chooses one of the 10 challengers to go head-to-head against in a trivia battle for a high-stakes pot that can lead to a $1 million dollar jackpot. If one of the two players answers a question incorrectly, he or she is dropped through a trap door and is out of the competition. The trivia battles continue until one player is left standing. Ultimately, if the main contestant prevails against the other 10 challengers, he or she can win up to $1 million.
 
Tonight is a 90-minute new episode of Top Gear: Top 40 on BBC America at 8/7c, followed by the 90-minute season finale at 9:30/8:30c. It’s also the 2-hour season finale of Terra Nova on FOX at 8/7c., the finale of Ridiculousness on MTV at 10/9c, and the finale of Watch What Happens: Live on Bravo at 11/10c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Seth MacFarlane is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Jeremy Renner (The Unusuals) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Ridiculousness (#116-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Terra Nova (#TN-112/113) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Top Gear: Top 40 (#T07-90/T08-90) – BBC America @ 8/7c & 9:30/8:30c (2 90-Minute New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Watch What Happens: Live (#526) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*Who’s Still Standing? (#101) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Special*A Chipmunk Christmas – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Special*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#616-60) – E! @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Kendall’s Sweet 16’ Special)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*American Guns (#110) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Pickers (#316) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Candy Queen (#104) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fear Factor (#1006) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*How Do I Look? (#1222) – Style Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Love & Hip Hop (#206-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (#303) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Next Great Baker (#204) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#445/446) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Rizzoli & Isles – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Closer – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Layover (#105) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#216) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (#103-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*You Deserve It (#105) – ABC @ 9/8c

Tuesday

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

Click here for premiere information

Tonight is the season premiere of Chopped on Food Network at 10/9c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, The King of Queens) is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Amber Riley (Glee) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Parker Young (Suburgatory) is one of the guests on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dirty Jobs (#802) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*One Born Every Minute (#204) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Storage Wars (#44/224) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Storage Wars: Texas (#01/101) – A&E @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Teen Mom 2 (#2203-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *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*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (#604) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Not to Wear (#913) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Who’s Still Standing? (#102) – NBC @ 8/7c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 2 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 Work of Art: The Next Great Artist on Bravo at 9/8c. It’s also the 90-minute season finale of American Horror Story on FX at 10/9c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Thomas Haden Church (Ned and Stacey, Wings) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Louis C.K. (Louie) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Jason Lee (Up All Night, Memphis Beat, My Name is Earl) 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*American Horror Story (#112-90) – FX @ 10/9c (90-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (#210) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *Special*A Home for the Holidays with Martina Mcbride – CBS @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Real World (#2614-60) – MTV @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special)
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#304) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Hate My teenage Daughter (#TD-107) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Moonshiners (#104) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sons of Guns (#304) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*State of Play (#103) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Exes (#104) – 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-127) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#417) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef (#908) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Who’s Still Standing? (#103) – NBC @ 8/7c

Thursday

Thursday 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 2-Hour season finale of The X Factor on FOX at 8/7c, and then at 10/9c, it’s the season finale of Project Accessory on Lifetime & the 1-hour finale of The League on FX.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Thomas Haden Church (Ned and Stacey, Wings) is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Jonah Hill (Allen Gregory) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Jerry O’Connell (The Defenders, Crossing Jordan) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer 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*Project Accessory (#108) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The League (#312/313) – FX @ 10/9c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The X Factor (#X-127A/B) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *New*Beavis & Butt-head (#911) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Beyond Scared Straight (#13/207) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Good Vibes (#110) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Prime Suspect (#111) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#??) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *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*Who’s Still Standing? (#104) – NBC @ 8/7c

Friday

Friday features 2 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 a new episode of Invention USA on History Channel and Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse on TBS, both at 10/9c. Then at 10:30/9:30c, it’s the season finales of both shows.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) & Kim Wayans (In Living Color) are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Invention USA (#105/106) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (#109/110) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Chuck (#507) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Fashion Police – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Flying Wild Alaska (#209) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Sanctuary (#412) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress (#717) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss (#217) – TLC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Life & Times of Tim (#22/302) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c

Saturday

Saturday is a new episode of The Graham Norton Show on BBC America at 10/9c. Guests include Matt Smith, Russell Kane, Kenneth Branagh, & Amir Khan.

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

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*Doctor Who – BBC America @ 8/7c (1-Hour ‘Best of the Christmas Specials’ Special)
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#10??) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Would You Rather? With Graham Norton (#105) – BBC America @ 11/10c

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

— Jenny

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