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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, December 21, 2009

December 21, 2009 by  

Ok holidays, bring it! I don’t mean to wish away the holidays, but as a TV fan I’m kind of over the reruns and Christmas specials (clearly I have no heart). I don’t want to wait a few more weeks for some of my favorite shows to come back. I’m ready now!

Most of our Monday night faves are in repeat mode, but NBC does have the finale of THE SING OFF. I know the show isn’t for everyone, and I’m not sure if I would be watching if it weren’t for my hometown boys, The Beelzebubs. Here’s to hoping The Bubs take home the big prize today. Do Medford proud, sons!

And I know we don’t normally hype episode repeats, but if you missed last year’s holiday episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY then be sure to check it out at 9:30pm tonight on CBS. It’s one of my favorite episodes ever and it definitely includes my favorite Sheldon moment of all time (and that’s saying a lot).

Peruse the channels if you want, but here are just a few highlights from tonight’s TV lineup.

sing offThe Sing-Off | 8pm on NBC
The final three groups find out their fates as the winning group is revealed; Natasha Bedingfield, Bobby McFerrin, Boyz II Men and Smokey Robinson each perform a capella.

family-guyFamily Guy Marathon | 8-11pm on TBS
A fan of FAMILY GUY? Tonight TBS is airing 6 episodes back-to-back starting at 8pm. Episodes include “Hell Comes to Quahog”,  “Death is a Bitch”, “A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas” and more.

the-closerThe Closer | 9pm on TNT
“Dead Man’s Hand”
Brenda investigates the case of a female police officer who denied being a victim of spousal abuse prior to her husband being shot by a cop answering a domestic disturbance call. Mary McDonnell guest stars.

men of a certain ageMen of a Certain Age | 10pm on TNT
“Mind’s Eye”
Joe tries to teach his son golf; Owen tries to get his sales figures up; Terry gets into his character a little too much.

Also playing…

  • Garden State | 8pm on IFC: An emotionally numb actor finds a soulmate in a quirky young woman after he returns to New Jersey for his mother’s funeral. Zach Braff, Ian Holm, Ron Leibman, Method Man, Natalie Portman [GMMR: It’s got Zach Braff & Jim Parsons…why not watch.]
  • Forrest Gump | 9pm on SpikeTV: JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate and other history is seen through the eyes of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
  • Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas | 9pm on The Cartoon Network: Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about a curmudgeon and merry Whoville.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Witherspoon, a Top Ten List presented by Stewie
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: Christina Applegate, David Gregory, Silversun Pickups
  • The Jay Leno Show: Jeff Bridges, Adam Lambert
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Renee Fleming, Jim McDonald
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Martha Stewart, Jeffrey Ross, Julian Casablancas
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Charles Barkley, Peter Facinelli, Leona Lewis (R 11/25/09)
  • Chelsea Lately:Norah Jones, Loni Love, Chris Franjola, Jeff Wild
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Brett Dennen (R 10/23/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Hugh Grant (R 12/16/09)
  • The Colbert Report: Janet Napolitano (R 12/3/09)
  • Lopez Tonight: Mark Harmon, 50 Cent

Talk to me people…what will YOU be watching tonight? For the latest TV from GMMR, follow me on Twitter.


2 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, December 21, 2009”

  1. Jen on December 21st, 2009 4:05 pm

    I haven’t seen Garden State since it was in the theatre… that was way before Sheldon Cooper came into my life. I must rewatch it now that I know Jim Parsons is in it. I’ll netfilx it 🙂

    I’ll be catching up on my DVR and possibly watching the Sing Off for the first time.

  2. tw111 on December 21st, 2009 11:34 pm

    Me too….. the rerun are getting redonkulous, to use someone else’s words.
    Kudos to The Closer for having a NEW one out tonight. I love that show!
    So why does Lie To Me have to be a rehash?