This Week on TV – 12/9/07-12/15/07

Welcome to a new week for This Week on TV! Weeee! Only a few weeks til Christmas. I’m so excited! Christmas takes on a whole different feel when you have kids. For me, I enjoy giving my son gifts so much more than I enjoy getting them myself. We have some BIG gifts for him this year so I can’t wait to see his face when he opens up the boxes on Christmas day. Speaking of Christmas, let’s see what’s on the plate for this week on TV because new episodes of my favorite shows are just like gifts to me! Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!


Sunday is the season premiere of The Girls Next Door on E! at 10/9c. It’s Independence Day at the mansion. What will the women get into now?

Tonight is also the series premiere of Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood on E! at 10:30/9:30c. The rapper’s family life is seriously funny business; the doors of the Dogg Pound will be thrown open wide. hah

If you were a fan of Saved By the Bell and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, check out Holiday in Handcuffs, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez. It’s on ABC Family at 8/7c and is about a waitress that kidnaps a customer and forces him to pretend to be her beau to fool her parents. I adore both of them, so I can’t wait!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Holiday in Handcuffs – ABC Family @ 8/7c (2-Hour TV Movie)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis at Baltimore – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*American Dad – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*America’s Most Smartest Model – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cold Case – CBS @ 9/8c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*CW Now – CW @ 7/6c
  • *New*Dexter – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover Home Edition – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*King of the Hill – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Life Is Wild – CW @ 8/7c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Shark – CBS @ 10/9c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*The Amazing Race – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Shot – VH1 @ 10/9c


Monday is the last episode of 2007 for many shows, including How I Met Your Mother on CBS at 8/7c & Girlfriends on the CW at 9/8c.

Tonight is also the season finale and aftershow of The Hills on MTV starting at 10/9c and the series premiere & 2nd episode of Paranormal State on A&E at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c. In it, A&E will chronicle the case files of the Paranormal Research Society (PRS), a renowned group comprised of Penn State University college students. In the premiere episode, team leader Ryan Buell of the Paranormal Research Society investigates a call from a mother worried about her son. Then in the 2nd, the Paranormal Research Society helps a single mother experiencing activity in a home that was once the site of brutal murders.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Hills – MTV @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (Season Finale Followed by Aftershow)
  • *Series Premiere*Paranormal State – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (Series Premiere Followed by 2nd New Episode)
  • *New*Aliens in America – CW @ 8:30/7:30c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*CSI: Miami – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes on Special Night)
  • *New*Everybody Hates Chris – CW @ 8/7c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Girlfriends – CW @ 9/8c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother – CBS @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*I Love New York – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Journeyman – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*K-Ville – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Notes From the Underbelly – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*October Road – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Samantha Who? – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Saving Grace – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Game – CW @ 9:30/8:30c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c


Tuesday is the season premiere of Life On Mars on BBC America at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Life On Mars – BBC America @ 8/7c & 9/8c (Season Premiere Followed by 2nd New Episode)
  • *New*A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Boston Legal – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cane – CBS @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c (Special Night)
  • *New*Frank TV – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Nip/Tuck – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency – Oxygen @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County – Bravo @ 10/9c


Wednesday is the season finale of America’s Next Top Model on the CW at 8/7c. Three models compete and one is sent home, then the final two go head-to-head in a magazine cover shoot and the ultimate catwalk.

It’s also the season finale of Kid Nation on CBS and the Fall finale of Pushing Daisies on ABC, both at 8/7c & Kitchen Nightmares on FOX at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Kid Nation – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Kitchen Nightmares – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Crowned – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Criminal Minds – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*CSI: NY – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c (Winter Premiere)
  • *New*I Love New York – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Project Runway – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pushing Diaisies – ABC @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Real World – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – TBS @ 9/8c, 9:30/8:30c, 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (4 New Episodes)


Thursday is the fall finale of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA at 10/9c. Logan and Falacci investigate the execution-style shooting of four college freshmen.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*30 Rock – NBC @ 9/8c (Last New Episode of 2007 at Special Time)
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Shots – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*CSI – CBS @ 9/8c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Don’t Forget the Lyrics – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Law & Order: Criminal Intent – USA @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Run’s House – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Supernatural – CW @ 9/8c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Survivor – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c (Last New Episode of 2007)


Friday is the last new episode of Moonlight for 2007 on CBS at 9/8c. Mick learns why Josef believes Mick and Beth cannot be together when a dying man with a long-standing vendetta puts a contract out on Josef.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Ghost Whisperer – CBS @ 8/7c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Men in Trees – ABC @ 8/7c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Moonlight – CBS @ 9/8c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*Numb3rs – CBS @ 10/9c (Last New Episode of 2007)
  • *New*The Next Great American Band – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 9/8c


Saturday is the Christmas tv movie, Christmas in Paradise on Lifetime at 9/8c. Starring Charlotte Ross (Annie on Jake in Progress) and Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter on Eureka), two families meet aboard a Caribbean Christmas cruise ship only to have an idyllic holiday vacation shattered by a visitor from one of their pasts.

Also on tonight is the tv movie, Snowglobe, on ABC Family at 8/7c, starring Josh Cooke (Danny on Big Day) & Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jenifer Melfi on The Sopranos). Everybody has their own ideas about what constitutes a “perfect” Christmas. Angela is about to get hers when she is transported into a mystical snowglobe. Will it really be better than how her holiday usually goes?

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*Christmas in Paradise – Lifetime @ 9/8c (2-Hour TV Movie)
  • *Special*Snowglobe – ABC Family @ 8/7c (2-Hour TV Movie)

Have a great week everyone! Enjoy all the terrific new episodes while we have them! Things aren’t looking good for resolution of the strike anytime soon, so grit your teeth and dig in for the long haul! *sigh*

— Jenny

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