This Week on TV – 11/29/09-12/5/09

Welcome to a new week of TV! This is a MUCH busier week for TV than last week. There are some major things happening, including the series finales of Monk on Friday and Robin Hood on Saturday. There are a ton of premieres this week as well, so check it out! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule!

Sunday

Sunday is the season finale of Leave it to Lamas on E! at 11/10c. It’s also a new episode of Storm Chasers on Discovery Channel at 9/8c, followed by the season finale at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Meet the Natives USA on the Travel Channel at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10/9c. Imagine playing in the snow, seeing the New York skyline, or eating a Thanksgiving turkey, all for the first time. Five tribesmen from the South Pacific island of Tanna will do just that when they embark on a 7,000 mile journey to assimilate to western civilization. Hand-picked by their supreme chief to undertake a special mission to America, the ambassadors from Tanna leave their traditional way of life behind to travel to the U.S. to learn more about American culture.

There are 3 specials tonight as well. First up is the 4-hour The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert on HBO at 8/7c.

The other 2 specials are Christmas movies. The Dog Who Saved Christmas is on ABC Family at 8/7c and A Dog Named Christmas is on CBS at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Leave it to Lamas (#108) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *Season Finale*Storm Chasers (#307/308) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Meet the Natives USA (#101-60/102-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Special*A Dog Named Christmas – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America (#412) – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *Special*The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert – HBO @ 8/7c (4-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Dog Who Saved Christmas – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2008) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*American Dad (#DAD-421) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Brothers & Sisters (#409) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Californication (#310) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives (#609) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dexter (#410) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover, Home Edition (#709) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-707) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glenn Martin DDS (#114) – Nick at Nite @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Holiday Ice Battle’ Special)
  • *New*Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew (#105-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Amazing Race (#1511) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-105) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Girls Next Door (#608) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Haunted (#102) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2019) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Tough Love (#203-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Untamed & Uncut (#219) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c


Monday

Monday is the season premiere of 3 shows. First up is Intervention at 9/8c, followed by Hoarders at 10/9c, both on A&E. Tonight is also the season premiere of Pawn Star$ on the History Channel at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c.

Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Hoarders (#07/201) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Intervention (#100/801) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Pawn Star$ (#201) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Cake Boss (#209) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chef Academy (#103) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Find My Family (#102-60) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*For the Love of Ray J (#205-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gossip Girl (#311) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Heroes (#412) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*House (#HOU-610) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*I Want to Work for Diddy (#205-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lie to Me (#LTM-210) – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Little People, Big World (#613/614) – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Million Dollar Listing (#308) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*One Tree Hill (#711) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rita Rocks (#218/219) – Lifetime @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#155) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Trauma (#110) – NBC @ 9/8c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of 4 shows. First up is the 90-minute season finale of Sons of Anarchy on FX at 10/9c. Also at 10/9c is the season finale of Sherri on Lifetime & The Hills on MTV. Following that is the finale of The City at 10:30/9:30c, also on MTV.

Tonight is the series premiere of Britain’s Missing Top Model on BBC America at 9/8c. Eight beautiful disabled models, seven tough assignments, and one incredible prize; is the modeling world ready for them? Eight young women compete to break down barriers and overcome prejudices in the exclusive modeling industry. One will win her dream of a photo shoot in Marie Claire magazine. The women will participate in challenges that range from modeling for popular British retailers to mastering the catwalk. Britain’s Missing Top Model sets out to challenge the fashion industry’s boundaries and redefine society’s concept of the ideal woman.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Science: Physics of the Impossible on the Science Channel at 10/9c. Host Dr. Michio Kaku takes viewers to the frontiers of science with an authoritative exploration of the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, time travel and more. He investigates the physics behind some of science fiction’s wildest offerings and concludes that many of the technologies once thought impossible may actually be inevitable.

There are 3 season premieres tonight. First up is the premiere of Scrubs on ABC at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. It’s also the season premiere of The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network at 9/8c and The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen at 10/9c.

Finally, there are 3 specials tonight. First up is Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing on ABC at 8:30/7:30c. There is a 1-hour Cast Confessions: From The Hills to The City on MTV at 9/8c and the annual 1-hour The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on CBS at 10/9c.

Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live on NBC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Sherri (#113) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Sons of Anarchy (#213) – FX @ 10/9c (90-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The City (#123-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Hills (#520-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Britain’s Missing Top Model (#101) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Science: Physics of the Impossible (#101/102) – Science Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Scrubs (#901/902) – ABC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Bad Girls Club (#401) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Cast Confessions: From The Hills to The City – MTV @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Special*The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – CBS @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*18 Kids & Counting (#325-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*90210 (#211) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dirty Jobs (#529) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Full Throttle Saloon (#104) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Lab (#109) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – NBC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Melrose Place (#110) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Scare Tactics (#322) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-621/622) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (#205) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Table for 12 (#209/210) – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#812-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Forgotten – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#156) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Little Couple (#207) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the series premiere of Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura on TruTV at 10/9c. He’s undertaken some of the most dangerous missions in the world as a Navy SEAL. He’s body-slammed giants in the wrestling ring as a WWE superstar. He’s even conquered politics as the governor of Minnesota. Now, Jesse Ventura is about to face his greatest challenge yet: uncovering the most compelling plots and schemes.

It’s also the series premiere of Steven Seagal Lawman on A&E at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. This new Real-Life series will chronicle martial arts expert and international film star Steven Seagal’s extraordinary life in law enforcement. Seagal’s movies have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. He is an expert martial artist with a 7th-degree black belt in aikido. Along with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is considered one of the film industry’s greatest action stars. But it turns out that Steven Seagal isn’t just an action hero in the movies. For almost 20 years, Seagal has been working as a fully-commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. In fact, in addition to going out on patrol, Seagal is an expert marksman who has worked with their SWAT team and has instructed Jefferson Parish officers in firearms and hand-to-hand combat.

Finally, it’s the series premiere of Launch My Line on Bravo at 11/10c. Acclaimed designers, twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2 serve as the series hosts, and fashion notables Stefani Greenfield and Lisa Kline are series judges. The show features ten well-known professionals who are highly regarded in their varied fields of expertise, but have always envisioned having their own clothing line. These professionals, who include a choreographer, a DJ, a CEO and a fashion critic, will be paired with ten established fashion designers who will help them execute their dream clothing line. The ten pairs will be put to the test, as they have to rely on each other’s expertise to produce a cohesive fashion line while competing in challenges that include some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Some teams form a natural connection while others have instant tension, but at the end of every episode a complete look from each team must walk the runway and be judged in front of a live studio audience. In the end, the winning professional will have their clothing line launched and their expert designer, who helped them along way, will receive $50,000.

Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (#101) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Launch My Line (#101) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*Steven Seagal Lawman (#01/04) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#155/156) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Christmas in Rockefeller Center – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Special*The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night – CBS @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Throwdown with Bobby Flay: Feast of Seven Fishes – Food Network @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Eastwick – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights (#405) – DirecTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#523-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters Academy (#104-60) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-112) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Man v. Food (#218-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mary Queen of Shops (#204) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#134/720) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nip/Tuck (#608) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-621A/622A) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#157) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Middle – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#1810-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1012-120) – Spike TV @ 10/9c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Top Chef (#614) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#408) – TBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (#234) – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c


Thursday

Thursday is the series premiere of Jersey Shore on MTV at 10/9c. Grab your hair gel, wax that Cadillac and get those tattooed biceps ready to fist pump with the best this summer at the Jersey Shore. MTV’s newest docu-soap exposes one of the tri-state area’s most misunderstood species, the Guido. Our Guidos and Guidettes will move into the ultimate beach house rental and indulge in everything the Seaside Heights, New Jersey scene has to offer. Beach by day, dancing and partying all night. They’ll live, work, and rage together until the summer ends. There’s no spray tan too orange, no hair too spiked, and no bod too tight for this crew.

Tonight is also the 2-hour Echo: Queen of the Elephants special on Animal Planet at 8/7c.

Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live on NBC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Jersey Shore (#101-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Echo: Queen of the Elephants – Animal Planet @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*30 Rock (#407) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Ace of Cakes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Chopper (#151/618) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bones (#BON-509) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Community (#111) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Destroyed in Seconds (#215/214) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*FlashForward (#110) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Fringe (#FR-209) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (#511) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Parks and Recreation (#211) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Private Practice (#309/310) – ABC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Science of the Movies (#203) – Science Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Survivor (#1912) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#158) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Jeff Dunham Show (#103) – Comedy Central @ 9/8c
  • *New*The League (#105) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Office (#612) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County (#504) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Very Funny Show (#104) – TBS @ 11:59/10:59c


Friday

Friday is the series finale of Monk on USA at 9/8c. This is a MAJOR episode, so if you are a fan, don’t miss it!

Tonight is also a new episode of Happily Ever Faster on TLC at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c.

It’s also the season finale of I’m Alive on Animal Planet at 9/8c.

Finally, as Megan mentioned in her news last week, tonight is the 1-hour special of Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation on ABC at 8/7c.

Tonight’s guests on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, on BBC America at 9/8c, include Jeremy Clarkson, Peter Kay, Laurence Fishburne & Muse.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Monk (#816) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Happily Ever Faster (#105/106) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*I’m Alive (#110) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation – ABC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Crash (#211) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dollhouse (#DOL-205/206) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (#1712) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures (#214-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Whisperer (#510) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – NBC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Medium (#610) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Numb3rs (#610) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sanctuary (#208) – Sanctuary @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes To the Dress (#416) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#208) – Cartoon Network @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Stargate Universe (#110) – Syfy @ 9/8c (Winter Finale)
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#159) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ugly Betty (#408) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*White Collar (#107) – USA @ 10/9c (Fall Finale)


Saturday

Saturday is the series finale of Robin Hood on BBC America at 9/8c.

It’s the season finale of 3 shows. First up is the finale of World’s Strictest Parents on CMT at 8/7c. Next is the 3-hour season finale of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV at 9/8c. Finally, it’s the season finale of Gone Too Far on MTV at 10/9c.

There is a 1-hour special for Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: Guy’s Disney Holiday on Food Network at 9/8c.

Tonight’s guests on The Graham Norton Show, on BBC America at 10/9c, are Stephen Fry, Bill Bailey, Annie Lennox & David Gray.

Tonight’s Saturday Night Live, on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, is hosted by Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) with Rihanna as the musical guest.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Robin Hood (#313) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Gone Too Far (#107-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Ultimate Fighter (#1013) – Spike TV @ 9/8c (3-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*World’s Strictest Parents (#117-60) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: Guy’s Disney Holiday – Food Network @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Saturday Night College Football – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dogs 101/Cats 101 (#210) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Head Games (#102) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Legend of the Seeker (#205) – Syndicated @ 12AM/11PMc (Friday night/Saturday morning)
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#3508) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Superfetch – Animal Planet @ 7/6c & 7:30/6:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#609) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Wanda Sykes Show (#WAN-105) – FOX @ 11/10c
  • *New*Top 20 Most Shocking (#110) – TruTV @ 8/7c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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