This Week on TV – 12/27/09-1/2/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! Not much on this week, because it’s winter break for most shows. A few new things between now and New Year’s, so check it out! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule!


Sunday is a new episode of Brothers on FOX at 7/6c, followed by the season finale at 7:30/6:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Brothers (#BTH-113/111) – FOX @ 7/6c & 7:30/6:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America (#416) – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#403) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#209/210) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Monday is the series premiere of Motor City Motors on the Discovery Channel at 10/9c. A city that has seen its fortunes rise and fall now has its close-up. Detroit is ready to show the world that its still got muscle. As founders of Detroit Bros. Custom Cycles, Dave and Jamie Kaye are renowned fabricators and imaginative builders. With dad John, the brothers tap into other Detroit-based talent to assemble builders and specialists to push the boundaries of automotive engineeriong and create one-of-a-kind vehicles.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premeire*Motor City Motors (#101) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Bank of Hollywood (#103) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarders (#11/205) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Want to Work for Diddy (#209-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Intervention (#104/805) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Men of a Certain Age (#104) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#137/724) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c


Tuesday is the season finales of Outer Space Astronauts on Syfy at 9/8c and Ghost Lab on Discovery Channel at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of One Big Hapy Family on TLC at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. This six-part series profiles the Coles, a close-knit family of four dealing with life as a morbidly obese household. Weighing in at a collective 1400 pounds, each half-hour episode follows the family on their journey of self-improvement, chronicling everything from their everyday struggles to the larger picture of why they overeat, as they attempt to lose weight to ultimately save their family from dire health complications.

Finally, tonight is the 2-hour The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors on CBS at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Ghost Lab (#113) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Outer Space Astronauts (#105) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*One Big Hapy Family (#101-30 & 102-30) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Special*The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors – CBS @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*Better Off Ted (#204) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Britain’s Missing Top Model (#105) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dirty Jobs (#613) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Paranormal State (#62/409 & 58/405) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (#15/209) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Science: Physics of the Impossible (#106) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (#208) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Teen Mom (#104-60) – MTV @ 10/9c


Wednesday is the season premiere of The Real World on MTV at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*The Real World (#2301-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (#105) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#153) – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Eastwick – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Steven Seagal Lawman (#11/111) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (#49/313 & 50/314) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Thursday is New Year’s Eve, so there isn’t much on, aside from a handful of specials. Check out new episodes of Jersey Shore on MTV at 10/9c and The Very Funny Show on TBS at 11:59/10:59c.

Check the list below for NYE specials on ABC, CBS, FOX, BBC America & Spike TV.

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live – FOX @ 11/10c (90-Minute Special)
  • *Special*Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010 – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly 2009 – NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Graham Norton Show: New Year’s Eve Special – BBC America @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*TNA: Impact!: New Year’s Knockout Eve – Spike TV @ 7/6c & 9/8c (2 2-Hour Specials)
  • *New*Jersey Shore (#105-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Very Funny Show (#108) – TBS @ 11:59/10:59c


Friday is New Year’s Day! There are a few new episodes tonight, including a new episode each of Better Off Ted and Scrubs, on ABC at 8:30/7:30c & 9/8c respectively.

There are also a handful of football games on throughout the day, so check the list to find out which ones at what times!

There are 2 series premieres tonight. First up is Friday Night Alright on VH1 at 11/10c. This is a music fan’s passport to first-class rock and pop music concerts in HD from around the world. On the premiere episode, Pink’s high-flying “Funhouse” tour kicks off an itinerary packed with A-list performers set to roll out the first quarter of the new year including U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas, and more. Jim Shearer, of VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown, will present the series.

The other series premiere tonight is The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie on HGTV at 10/9c. World-renowned environmentalist and landscape architect Jamie Durie brings his “Outdoor Room” concept from his native Australia to the United States. During the new weekly series, Jamie, known for his visionary design aesthetic, travels the world in search of inspiration for lackluster backyards. Armed with intriguing shapes, colors and textures from his journeys, he helps homeowners create the ultimate outdoor oasis.

There are also 2 specials tonight on HGTV. First up is the 1-hour HGTV Dream Home 2010 in Sandia Park, New Mexico special at 9/8c. Also tonight is the 1-hour The Antonio Treatment special at 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Friday Night Alright – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*AllState Sugar Bowl – FOX @ 8/7c (Includes 30-Minute Pre-Game)
  • *Sports*Capital One Bowl – ABC @ 1/12c
  • *Special*HGTV Dream Home 2010 in Sandia Park, New Mexico – HGTV @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Antonio Treatment – HGTV @ 10:30/9:30c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*The Rose Bowl Game – ABC @ 4:30/3:30c
  • *New*Better Off Ted (#205) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Scrubs (#906) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Star Wars Clone Wars (#209/210) – Cartoon Network @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c


Saturday is the 90-minute season finale of Styl’d on MTV at 10/9c.

Tonight is the series premiere of Demons on BBC America at 10/9c. A contemporary spin on the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Demons witnesses the rise of the dark underworld of half-lives, monsters and in-humans that lie deep beneath the streets of modern-day London. From the writers of Hex and Merlin, it stars Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) as the straight-talking American Rupert Galvin mandated to inspire the last descendent of Van Helsing to join forces and commit to living a double life – before he is assassinated. It also stars Christian Cooke, Holliday Grainger & Zoe Tapper.

Tonight is also the series premiere of What I Hate About Me on the Style Network at 9/8c. It presents a whole new approach to makeovers by counting down every woman’s most secret confessions. Each unpredictable and candid episode centers on one woman who sometimes reluctantly reveals the top 10 things she “can’t stand” about herself. From how she flirts, argues or dresses, to the way she deals with her family, roommate or boss, each woman will face hard truths and no topic will be off-limits. Along the way, viewers will connect with the universally shared dilemmas and be shocked by some of the unusual and often humorous admissions. The series is hosted by actress and Clean House regular Lisa Arch who joins a variety of notable experts to help tackle these issues one by one.

Tonight is also the season premiere of Underdog to Wonderdog on Animal Planet at 8/7c, followed by the return of It’s Me or the Dog at 9/8c.

Finally, tonight is the 2nd part of ‘The End of Time’ special for Doctor Who on BBC America at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Styl’d (#108-90) – MTV @ 10/9c (90-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Demons (#101) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*What I Hate About Me (#101) – Style Network @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Underdog to Wonderdog (#201) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic – FOX @ 2/1c
  • *Special*Doctor Who – BBC America @ 8/7c (‘The End of Time’ Part 2 Special)
  • *New*How Do I Look? (#611) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*It’s Me or the Dog (#406-60) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie – HGTV @ 9/8c

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

— Jenny

This entry was posted in This Week on TV and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.