This Week on TV – 12/28/08-1/3/09

Welcome to a new week of TV! I hope everyone had a good Christmas! Not long until New Years now. Is everyone going out to party? Let’s see what few shows we have on this week, shall we? Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!


Sunday is the season finale of Summer Heights High on HBO at 10:30/9:30c.

It’s also the season finales of Football Night in America & Sunday Night Football, both on NBC, starting at 7/6c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Summer Heights High – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *Sports*Football Night In America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*Million Dollar Password – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10/9c


Monday is the series premiere of Bromance on MTV at 9/8c. Nine guys are yanked out of their boring lives and go from regular Joes to bros vying for the chance of a lifetime — to become best buds with Brody Jenner and live a life right out of the pages of Maxim magazine. Since it’s virtually impossible to find a genuine friend in Hollywood, the contestants must compete in various challenges to prove they’re the right man for Brody. They are put through the wringer to prove they are trustworthy, reliable and fun … in other words, a true bro.

It’s also the series premiere of The City on MTV at 10/9c, with a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. It’s a whole new world for The Hills star Whitney Port, as she packs up and moves from the comforts of her hometown in Los Angeles, California, to the bright lights of Manhattan. With a great new job at global design house, Diane Von Furstenberg, a best friend from her past and a guy she’s head-over-heels for, Whitney is taking a huge chance at a brand new life. Surrounded by all new friends, pursuing a fresh love life, and starting to work in the upper echelon of the fashion industry is a lot to navigate for a new girl in the big city… especially one who has everything to lose. In a city full of people with their own agendas, Whitney will have to quickly decide who she can trust and who to stay away from.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Bromance – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The City – MTV @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Momma’s Boys – NBC @ 10/9c


Tuesday is a new episode of Eli Stone on ABC at 10/9c. Not many left, so if you enjoy the show, be sure & tune in!

Also tonight is the 2-hour special, The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors on CBS at 9/8c. A gala at Kennedy Center Opera House honors Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey; Beyoncé, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis and Denzel Washington are scheduled to appear; Caroline Kennedy hosts.

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors – CBS @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*A Shot at Love – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*According to Jim – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Eli Stone – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Leverage – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County – Bravo @ 10/9c


Wednesday is New Year’s Eve so the only true new thing on is Knight Rider on NBC at 8/7c.

There are 3 New Year’s Eve specials on. First up is Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Even with Ryan Seacrest 2009 on ABC at 10/9c. Hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest; Kellie Pickler reports on events in and around New York, Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Will.I.Am and the Pussycat Dolls are scheduled to perform.

Next is the 1-hour special on NBC at 10/9c, NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly 2008. The countdown to 2009 begins in Times Square; T.I., Katy Perry and Elton John are scheduled to perform.

Finally, the 90-minute special on FOX, starting at 11/10c, is New Year’s Eve Live. Spike Feresten and Mark Thompson host the countdown to 2009 in New York’s Times Square; David Cook, Daughtry, Scott Weiland and Lynyrd Skynyrd perform; daredevil Robbie Knievel attempts a 200-foot jump. This is what I’ll be watching, for sure. Cook AND Daughtry? *hot flash* 😀

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Even with Ryan Seacrest 2009 – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly 2008 – NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*New Year’s Eve Live – FOX @ 11/10c (90-Minute Special)
  • *New*Knight Rider – NBC @ 8/7c


Thursday is January 1st. The beginning of a new year. Thank goodness! I had highs (meeting a special friend of mine in October 🙂 ) and lows (my blinkin leg infection) but overall, it wasn’t a terrible year. You?

Tonight is the season premiere of The First 48 on A&E at 9/8c and a new episode of Deal or No Deal on NBC at 8/7c.

Also tonight are 2 big football games. First up is The Rose Bowl Pre-Game on ABC at 4:30/3:30c, followed by The Rose Bowl at 5/4c.

On FOX at 8/7c is The Orange Bowl. I remember this one most from when I was a kid when Oklahoma University was playing. heh

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*The Orange Bowl – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*The Rose Bowl Pre-Game – ABC @ 4:30/3:30c (30-Minute Special)
  • *Sports*The Rose Bowl – ABC @ 5/4c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c


Friday is back to a heavy schedule! First up is the AllState Sugar Bowl on FOX at 7:30/6:30c.

Also tonight is the season premiere of Miss America: Countdown to the Crown on TLC at 10/9c.

New Episode also abound tonight, so be sure and check the list!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Miss America: Countdown to the Crown – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*AllState Sugar Bowl – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*Crash – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Lipstick Jungle – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Real Simple. Real Life. – TLC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Sanctuary – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Stargate Atlantis – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c


Saturday is the series premiere of Game Show In My Head on CBS at 8/7c. It is a hidden camera game show from Ashton Kutcher. Ordinary people must perform extraordinary tasks on an unsuspecting public to win up to $50,000. Under the watchful eye of host Joe Rogan, each contestant performs five outrageous, embarrassing and hilarious tasks worth $5,000 each. In a no-holds-barred bonus round, each contestant has the chance to double their money up to $50,000.

Tonight is also the season premiere of My First Home on TLC at 9/8c with a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c

Finally, tonight is also the NFL Wildcard Playoff Games #1 & #2 on NBC at 4:30/3:30c & 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Game Show In My Head – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*My First Home – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Sports*NFL Wildcard Playoff Game #1 – NBC @ 4:30/3:30c
  • *Sports*NFL Wildcard Playoff Game #2 – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*50 Cent: The Money and the Power – MTV @ 1AM/12AMc
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show – BBC America @ 10/9c

Have a great week everyone! A fairly slow week in TV but a big push on Friday & Saturday! Enjoy!

— Jenny

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One Response to This Week on TV – 12/28/08-1/3/09

  1. Nola says:

    Sorry to hear about your dad.
    Hope he is on road to recovery.
    That takes precedence over TV!