THIS WEEK IN TV The rest of the year is DEAD on network television. The only weekly programming that airs is stuff that the network doesn't care about or is trying to burn off. Monday: ABC has I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown! (The W at Amazon) and the season finale of Find My Family. NBC has the finale of The Sing-Off along with a new The Jay Leno Show. Tuesday: ABC has new episodes of Scrubs and Better Off Ted. Fox is reairing the Carrie Underwood Holiday Special from a few weeks ago. NBC re-airs The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? followed by a new The Jay Leno Show. Wednesday: ABC airs How The Grinch Stole Christmas. CBS has the 11th Annual Home for the Holidays. NBC has a new The Jay Leno Show. Thursday: ABC airs Disney's Prep and Landing again again. NBC has It's A Wonderful Life again. Friday: On Christmas Day, ABC airs Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. The CW airs the Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer special again. Fox has 4 episodes of 'Til Death. These are episodes that never aired from the 3rd season, which ended October 2008. And NBC reairs the SNL Christmas Special that aired last week. Saturday: ABC brings us Shrek 2. CBS has a two-hour 48 Hours Mystery. Fox has a new America's Most Wanted. Sunday: ABC has The Sound of Music. CBS has a new 60 Minutes followed by a reairing of the made-for-tv movie Jesse Stone: Thin Ice. Fox starts the night out with two new episodes of Brothers. And NBC has NFL Football, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Washington Redskins.
TV RATINGS CBS was the only network with a full schedule last week, which explains why they had 15 of the top 16 shows.
So glad this season is here. They seemed to pick up with the intensity that last season had built to. Plus, I've always loved Jimmy Smitts in everything he's done (yes, even the show about the Cuban sugar farmers).