next week 12/1

New and notable in the week ahead, procrastinator picks are underlined.


  • Shrek the Halls/How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC, 8/8:30pm) – It’s after thanksgiving so I’m ready to embrace the new season, ho ho ho! 
  • Privileged (CW, 9pm) – This Monday night slot with reruns in the usual Tuesday at 9 gives folks more opportunity to dig this simple but delightful premise of girl trying to do right by spoiled kids, business mogul grandmother, her own imperfect family, and some hot dudes.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9/9:30pm) – Dancing with the Stars is done and Samantha rocks a whole hour this week, who wants to bet her good intentions turn humorous?


  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town  (ABC, 8pm) – Yes he is.
  • 2008 World Music Awards (MNT, 9pm) – I don’t know, yet another music awards show where Beyonce performs.
  • According to Jim (ABC, 9/9:30pm) Season Premiere – Really this show is still on?
  • Paris Hilton’s My New BFF (MTV, 9/10pm) – The finale and the reunion special, I wonder if Nichole Ritchie paid her to find someone else?
  • Bad Girls Club (Oxy, 11pm) Season Premiere – More ‘bad girls’ move in to make a ruckus.
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Bio, 11/11:30pm) Series Premiere – William Shatner kicks off the first two eps of his interview show with Valerie Bertinelli and Tim Allen.


  • Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC, 8pm) – Al Roker and Jane Krakowski host the annual tree lighting with lots of celebrity guests.
  • Secret Millionaire (Fox, 8pm) Series Premiere – It sounds like rich folks work alongside less rich folks before giving them some cash in this latest reality offering.
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Grammy Nominations Concert/Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS, 8/910pm) – A little something for everyone.
  • The Contender (Vs, 10pm) Season Premiere – Another round of contenders.
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS, 10/10:30pm) Season Premiere – A couple of reruns lead up to the season premiere.


  • Barbara Walters (ABC, 10pm) – This year’s ten most fascinating people.


  • Greatest Holiday Moments (NBC, 8pm) – I think there should be some claymation on the list.
  • Lipstick Jungle (NBC, 9pm) – Is this new timeslot where this show has been sent to die?


  • Crusoe (NBC, 8pm) – Crusoe and Friday are still on the island but now they’re there on Saturday.


  • The Amazing Race (CBS, 8pm) Season Finale – The remaining teams head to Portland and a couple folks get the dough.
  • House of Saddam (HBO, 9/10pm) – The first parts of a four part miniseries.
  • Leverage (TNT, 10pm) Series Premiere -Timothy Hutton heads a crew of thieves who steal from the rich, I love a good heist show, I have no idea if this is a good heist show.

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