This Week's Schedule
It was my plan to stop posting weekly schedules after sweeps ended, but there are so many specials on this week I don’t want you to miss them…
Monday, December 3rd
The Closer—8 p.m.—TNT—It’s a special two-hour Christmas episode.
Inside the Actors Studio—8 p.m.—Bravo—John Cusack steps into the studio. Think he’ll tell us why he and Jeremy Piven don’t speak anymore?
A Charlie Brown Christmas—8 p.m.—ABC—If you missed it the first time…
Heroes—9 p.m.—NBC—This episode is being billed as the year’s finale, but a long writers’ strike could make it the actual season finale.
Saving Grace—10 p.m.—TNT—The Holly Hunter drama returns for the first of four new episodes.
Life—10:01 p.m.—NBC—The drama airs twice this week with a special two-parter. Part two airs Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, December 4th
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—8 p.m.—CBS
Beauty and the Geek—8 p.m.—CW—Season Finale
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show—10 p.m.—CBS—The reunited Spice Girls make their TV performance debut and Seal provides some music for his wife, Heidi Klum.
Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency—10:30 p.m.—Oxygen—Season Premiere
Wednesday, December 5th
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town—8 p.m.—ABC
Julia Roberts Tribute—8 p.m.—AMC
Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular—9 p.m.—VH1—Larry performs with special guests Kid Rock, Flavor Flav, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli and Tony Orlando.
House of Payne—10 p.m.—TBS—Tyler Perry guests as Madea in a spoof of “A Christmas Carol.”
Thursday, December 6th
Ugly Betty—8 p.m.—ABC—Betty White guests as herself.
CSI—9 p.m.—CBS—Academy Award Winning Director William Friedkin (“The French Connection”) directs this episode centering on Warrick (Gary Dourdan).
ER—10:01 p.m.—NBC—Peter Fonda guests in the show’s 300th episode.
Top Chef Holiday Special—9 p.m.—Bravo—Chefs from the past three seasons return for a holiday cookoff.
Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style—10:30 p.m.—Bravo—Season Finale
Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007—10:02 p.m.—ABC—I’m guessing that Rosie didn’t make the list…
Friday, December 7th
Hannah Montana—8 p.m.—Disney Channel—Dolly Parton and Vicki Lawrence guest. Frosty the Snowman—8 p.m.—CBS—The 1969 classic is followed by the 1992 sequel, “Frosty Returns.”
Movies Rock! A Celebration of Music and Film—9 p.m.—CBS—Beyonce, Fergie, Carrie Underwood, Elton John and more perform memorable movie songs.
Monk—9 p.m.—USA—The show returns for its annual Christmas special.
Psych—10 p.m.—USA—Shawn and Gus join the holiday fun with guest stars Ernie Hudson and Phylicia Rashad.
Saturday, December 8th
Heisman Trophy Presentation—8 p.m.—ESPN
The Note—9 p.m.—Hallmark Channel—Genie Francis (“General Hospital”) stars in this story of a woman delivering a final message from father to child.
Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story—9 p.m.—Lifetime—Jami Gertz and Dylan Walsh star in this true story of a couple lost in the snowy wilderness on Christmas.
Sunday, December 9th
Holiday In Handcuffs—8 p.m.—ABC Family—Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez star in this TV-movie about a woman who forces a man at gunpoint to spend the holiday with her and her family.
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s For One More Day—9 p.m.—ABC—Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”) stars as a suicidal man who gets a visit from his late mother (Ellen Burstyn).
1968 With Tom Brokaw—9 p.m.—History Channel—Tom Brokaw looks back at one of the most turbulent years in American history.