Tonight it's time for The Grinch. Tuesday night watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Wednesday night enjoy GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!. Thursday night Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town. Friday night on Blue Bloods Jamie works undercover in a boiler room operation. Saturday night Steve Buscemi hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night on The Simpsons Krusty the Clown's show may be cancelled.
US television highlights for the week of November 28, 2011. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, special, ½ hr., 8:00pm, ABC.
A mean-hearted hermit descends into an unsuspecting town, looking to act out his plan to ruin Christmas that involves stealing all of the presents, food and decorations, but he ends up learning the true meaning of the holiday instead.
Terra Nova, Now You See Me. 8:00pm, Fox.
Taylor and Mira face-off in the jungle where he learns more about her plans and his son; the "Sixer" mole scrambles in hopes of covering its tracks as Terra Nova goes on lockdown; Zoe must make a decision with the Ankylosaur as it starts growing.
House, Perils of Paranoia. 9:00pm, Fox.
A prosecutor suffers from what he thinks is cardiac arrest during the interrogation of a witness, but his home unveils a deeper psychological disorder; Wilson becomes obsessed with proving that House is hiding something in his home.
Hart of Dixie, The Pirate & the Practice. 9:00pm, CW.
Zoe can't wait to go home for Thanksgiving, but she has to meet her patient quota or lose her share of the practice to Brick before she is able to leave; Lavon encourages Wade to be honest to Zoe; George gets an offer to join his father's law firm.
Rock Center with Brian Williams. 10:00pm, NBC.
With more working-class families relying on government food assistance due to the current economy, major business such as Wal-Mart have been forced to change the way they do business; the largest cheating scandal in public schools is unveiled
Pawn Stars, Mile High Club. 10:00pm, History.
The staff negotiates with sellers for an L39 Albatros fighter jet used by the Soviets to train pilots during the Cold War, a bat and glove autographed by baseball legend Babe Ruth, and antique glass target balls from the 1800s.
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, special, 1 hr., 8:00pm, CBS.
A reindeer who stands out because of his bright red nose goes through life being mocked and shunned by his peers; his unique physical gift finally finds use on a foggy Christmas Eve when Santa Claus needs a light to guide him on his deliveries.
Glee, I Kissed a Girl. 8:00pm, Fox.
As the race for McKinley High President comes down the wire, someone is caught trying to fix the results of the election; Coach Beiste gets the nerve to challenge Sue Sylvester; things start to get complicated for Puck and Quinn.
Ringer, That's What You Get For Trying to Kill Me. 9:00pm, CW.
Henry works with Bridget to find out more information on someone he suspects in the disappearance of his wife; Malcolm talks to the police about Charlie; Juliet has a bad obsession with her teacher Mr. Carpenter; Agent Machado meets with informant.
Body of Proof, Gross Anatomy. 10:00pm, ABC.
During class at a medical school, a research cadaver is replaced by a murdered young woman's body and Megan must now seek help from the top student of the class in order to solve the case.
Parenthood, Missing. 10:00pm, NBC.
Kristina and Adam are overwhelmed with their work schedule, which jeopardizes Max's well-being; while Crosby and Jasmine try to make sense of their complicated relationship, Kristina has a new opportunity for Amber; Zoe and Julie keep their distance.
Covert Affairs, What's the Frequency, Kenneth?. 10:00pm, USA.
When an operative for the British foreign intelligence agency asks Annie for access to the Smithsonian without realizing that she is a CIA agent, she decides to cooperate with his request in order to determine what he is looking for.
Sons of Anarchy, To Be, Part 1. 10:00pm, FX.
Abilities are pushed to the limit as a seemingly unconquerable challenge arises amongst the criminal underworld that the Motorcycle Club inhabits, and when Jax attempts to take on the difficult feat, the rest of his family is put in jeopardy.
Sanctuary, Chimera. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Dr. Magnus' volatile arch-enemy Adam Worth resurfaces as an evil avatar in a virtual Sanctuary world, and he finds a way to trap Magnus and Nikola Tesla in the world with him in an effort to escape and enter the real world.
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The X factor, Top 7 Perform. 8:00pm, Fox.
The top seven finalists from the four categories of boys, girls, over 30s, and groups continue to perform live while America votes in order to keep their favorite acts safe from elimination and send the others home. 1&frac21; hrs.
Survivor: South Pacific, Cult Like. 8:00pm, CBS.
New, no info.
Harry's Law, Head Games. 9:00pm, NBC.
Harry and Adam argue the case of a high school football player who died after receiving a concussion during a game; Tommy's client is a single mother charged with bank robbery; Cassie helps put the government on trial after using a rare defense.
America's Next Top Model, Tyson Beckford. 9:00pm, CW.
With only four competitors left, the All-Star women must write a fashion blog for Editor-in-Chief of "Vogue Italia," Fanca Sozzani which allows them the chance to work with Tyra on a motion editorial; model and actor Tyson Beckford guest judges.
MythBusters, Toilet Bomb. 9:00pm, Discovery.
While Jamie and Adam test the validity of a myth that involves a bathroom and a bomb, Grant, Tory and Kari hop aboard an airplane in order to determine if flying in a V pattern has the same benefits for manmade aircraft as it does for birds.
GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!, special, 1 hr., 10:00pm, CBS.
LL Cool J hosts the unveiling of nominations for the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards, with special performances by country artist Jason Aldean, five-time GRAMMY award-winner Lady Gaga, Ludacris & Lupe Fiasco, Sugarland, Rihanna, The Band Perry, and Usher.
psych, In For A Penny. 10:00pm, USA.
Juliet's con-man father arrives for a visit in hopes of mending his troubled relationship with his daughter, but he soon finds himself struggling to stay on the right side of the law when he happens upon an ideal opportunity to pull a con.
American Horror Story, Spooky Little Girl. 10:00pm, FX.
Constance continues to be shocked by the unexpected surprises that arise from Tate's inappropriate behavior; the house hosts the presence of one of history's most well known murder victims, which leads to a slew of freighting events.
Top Chef, Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party. 10:00pm, Bravo.
In the Quickfire, the remaining chefs are challenged to use only ingredients found in a standard survival kit, and for the elimination challenge, the chefs cook for Dallas high society at a dinner party in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in town.
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, special, 1 hr., 8:00pm, ABC.
A young boy named Kris Kringle opens a toy factory to bring joy to his hometown, but when the Burgermeister outlaws his gifts, he must appeal directly to Mother Nature for the help he needs to overcome the evil ruler and deliver toys to everyone.
The X Factor, Live Results, 8:00pm, Fox.
New, no info., 1 hr.
NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, Parks & Rec. The Office and Whitney are all new.
CMA Country Christmas 2011, special, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, ABC.
Host Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland along with musicians Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, and Vince Gill in a special performance with Miss Piggy celebrate this holiday season.
Bones, The Male in the Mail, 9:00pm, Fox.
The team investigates a case where dismembered remains are found in several mailing boxes, which belong to a man who recently split the winnings of a lottery prize with his co-workers; Booth's grandfather shares some unexpected news.
Burn Notice, Depth Perception, 10:00pm, USA.
After learning that Beatriz is on the run from a deadly Russian spy, Michael seeks Anson's profiling skills in an attempt to find the assassin before he or she can strike; Fiona and Jesse perform a favor for Anson in the Cayman Islands.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Thunder Gun Express, 10:00pm, FX.
The President of the United States arrives in Philadelphia for a surprise visit, but the massive traffic and crowds created as a result forces the gang to do everything they can think of in order to make it to an action-packed movie on time.
Beavis and Butt-head, The Rat; Spill. 10:00pm, MTV.
After discovering a rat is in their home, Beavis and Butt-head attempt to relocate the small rodent over to Burger World, and later, a massive oil spill draws protests from attractive women, and the guys join to meet them.
The League, The Out of Towner, 10:30pm, FX.
The guys are excited as they make preparations for the arrival of one of the league's out-of-town participants, but the vision they had of him is ruined when they meet him in person; Kevin and Jenny become overwhelmed by the drug trade.
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Game of Your Life, 2011 movie, 2 hrs., 8:00pm, NBC.
A talented and promising youth is granted a scholarship to a prestigious video game design program, where he learns about priorities while becoming involved in an intensive project and dealing with his father's financial problems. Stars: Lea Thompson, Titus Mackin, Jr., Nathan Kress, Dana De La Garza, Tom Nowicki, and Adam Cagley.
A Gifted man, In Case of Abnormal Rhythm. 8:00pm, CBS.
Michael and Kate are forced to work together to try to help a patient with a deadly virus; at Holt Neuro, Michael treats a nervous bride-to-be who is experiencing headaches, and notices her mother is exhibiting symptoms of a serious condition.
Nikita, Guardians, 8:00pm, CW.
Nikita turns to Owen to help her track down and steal another black box from a Guardian, but she discovers Own is working for another employer which puts the whole operation at risk; Amanda discovers Percy leaked information to Alex about Semak.
CSI: New York, Means to an End. 9:00pm, CBS.
When a crucial witness turns up dead, Jo gets caught up in the dangerous investigation of the suspected rapist who was set free on her watch in D.C.; a former colleague of Jo's from the FBI returns to help in the investigation.
Blue Bloods, Moonlighting. 10:00pm, CBS.
Danny spends the day with an ex-mobster who is helping him find bodies in cold cases in exchange for leniency for his son's grand theft auto charges; Jamie works undercover in a boiler room operation, looking for secrets about the Sanfino family.
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It's a Wonderful Life, 1946 movie, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, NBC.
On Christmas Eve, a discouraged, suicidal man gains a new perspective on life when his guardian angel grants him a chance to see what the lives of his friends, family and neighbors in his small town would have been like if he had never been born. Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, and Beulah Bondi.
Saturday Night Live, New. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actor Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) hosts and musicial group The Black Keys performs.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
Prosecuting Wall Street , Two whistleblowers tell Steve Kroft that their warnings about fraudulent and substandard mortgages were ignored by their companies, offering a rare window into the root causes of the subprime mortgage meltdown still holding back the struggling U.S economy.
Michael Buble, He fills concert halls and has sold 35 million albums by covering classic American songs made famous by crooners like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Lara Logan profiles this still-rising singer whose current album, Christmas, is number one.
Amazing Race, We Are Charlie Chaplin (Panama City, Panama). 8:00pm, CBS.
Pressure seems to be wearing on the four remaining teams as they travel to Central America for the final few legs of the race; the travelers must face their fears as one challenge forces them to soak in the astonishing views of Panama City.
Once Upon a Time, The Sheppard 8:00pm, ABC.
David, a.k.a. John Doe, must choose between staying with Kathryn or leaving her to be with Mary Margaret; Emma catches Sheriff Graham in a lie; Prince Charming is about to encounter a life-changing event that will forever alter his destiny.
The Simpsons, The Ten-Per-Cent Solution. 8:00pm, Fox.
Krusty the Clown is in a bit of a predicament as the television network plans to pull his show from the air causing his talent agency to drop him, but the Simpsons introduce to a seasoned agent who happened to be Krusty's very first agent.
Sunday Night Football, Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints. 8:15pm, NBC.
Family Guy, Cool Hand Peter. 9:00pm, Fox.
Peter and the guys take a stand against their wives and take a road trip to the deep South, but they soon earn a one-way ticket to jail on the way down; Lois spends some quality time with the girls as they engage in childish antics.
The Good Wife, Parenting Made Easy. 9:00pm, CBS.
A routine arbitration case turns into a heated battle of wills between Alicia and Louis Canning, but the pair soon start to make an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts the ongoing proceedings in the case.
Desperate Housewives, Putting It Together. 9:00pm, ABC.
Gaby, Susan, and Lynette are called in to questioning by Chuck about Alejandro's disappearance; Bree's friends blame her for Chuck's revenge on them; Lynette puts Tom's relationship with Jane in jeopardy; Susan has a chance to become a real artist.
Pan Am, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. 10:00pm, ABC.
Laura tries to help make Ted's past love jealous, but things don't go as planned; Kate attempts to regain her freedom by agreeing to one last mission, but the mission not only puts her life in danger but also Andersons; Colette meets Dean's parents.
CSI: Miami, Long Gone. 10:00pm, CBS.
When an entire family suddenly disappears without a single trace or clue to their abduction, Horatio sets a vow to find the missing family, dead or alive.
Leverage, The Office Job. 9:00pm, TNT.
A few cameras around the workplace lead to the team suffering a major set back as they attempt to execute what was supposed to be a simple embezzlement scam, so in order to follow through with their intentions, a new plan is quickly made.
The Next Iron Chef, Food Auction. 9:00pm, Food Network.
The five remaining competitors journey to an auction house where Alton Brown and the Chairman challenge the chefs to bid on ingredients using increments of time, and the winning chef will prepare an exciting dish to be judged on its risk factor.
Boardwalk Empire, Under God's Power She Flourishes. 9:00pm, HBO.
After realizing they are facing a rapidly deteriorating situation, Nucky Thompson decides to help Margaret Schroeder plan for the most horrible outcome imaginable; Jimmy Darmody reminisces about the days he spent in college.
Dexter, Ricochet Rabbit. 9:00pm, SHO.
Dexter tries to get one step ahead of the Doomsday Killers and figure out who their next victim could possibly be before they attack again, and Debra begins to realize she relies too much on her brother after reacting to a crime scene.
Hell on Wheels, Bread and Circuses. 10:00pm, AMC.
Cullen and Elam face off against each other in a bare-knuckle fight due to the outrageous actions of the railroad company, which have managed to bring about an unexpected response from Durant in regards to the controversial topic.
Iron Chef America, Morimoto vs. Symon Holiday Battle. 10:00pm, Food Network.
Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto decides to enter the extreme heat of Kitchen Stadium and challenge Iron Chef Michael Symon to an intense culinary competition involving a holiday theme in a battle of epic proportions.
Hung, The Whole Beefalo. 10:00pm, HBO.
With the fate of their business resting on Charlie, Tanya and Ray scramble to find out where he is hiding; Matt confronts Jessica about her negligence; Lenore decides Sandee is no longer welcome and tries to get rid of her.
Homeland, Representative Brody. 10:00pm, SHO.
Carrie and Saul finally figure out who is Walker's contact in Washington, but when they learn his contact has diplomatic immunity, their plan becomes tougher; Brody is offered the opportunity to run for a seat in the House of Representatives.