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On TV this week, Dec. 20-24

On TV this week


SERIES PREMIERE Million Dollar Money Drop, 8 p.m., Fox Kevin Pollak hosts this game show in which people must bet a portion of $1 million on seven questions. Question No. 1: Did you think this is where you'd end up after being one of the stars of The Usual Suspects, Kevin?

The Closer, 9 p.m., TNT A feud boils over on Christmas Eve and someone gets stabbed. Okay, fine, you can open one gift, if it means that much to you.

Tabatha's Salon Takeover, 10 p.m., Bravo Five owners of a Houston salon can't provide customer service and are driving away clients. Have they ever considered that not everyone is cut out to run a business?


College Football, 8 p.m., ESPN It's the the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl in St. Pete, featuring Southern Miss and Louisville in the battle of the insignificant bowl games, which is running through the rest of the month on every network you can imagine.

Living in the Time of Jesus, 8 p.m., NatGeo You mean to tell us that there weren't electric trees, candy canes and Black Friday shopping deals in the first century? How did they know Jesus had been born?

Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas, 9 p.m., NBC There are some winners in this holiday roundup, like Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls and the Samberg-JT tune D--- in a Box, but for some reason they shove them in during interminable showcases of Kristen Wiig's dumb Gilly character. It's like they don't want us to relive the good times.


The 12th Annual A Home for the Holidays, 8 p.m., CBS Melissa Etheridge, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry and Nelly are performing; Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Leah Remini and Mira Sorvino are talking. That's a lot of houseguests.

Nazi Hunters, 8 p.m., NatGeo Nazi Klaus Barbie liked killing French people so much, he resumed his pastime after moving to Bolivia.

Wild Justice, 10 p.m., NatGeo After a long investigation, authorities discover the purveyor of illegal pirahnas is only 15 years old. Oh, spoiler alert.


Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC Boris Karloff narrates the Chuck Jones telling of the Dr. Seuss classic, which still makes us feel sorry for the dog after all these years.

L.A. Gang Wars: The Peacemaker, 10 p.m., A&E Two brothers are in feuding gangs in Inglewood. That must make Thanksgiving tough.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 10 p.m., Bravo After watching Camille act like a raving banshee for a few episodes, we see why Kelsey Grammer left her.


Disney Prep & Landing, 8 p.m., ABC Wayne the Elf wants a promotion, but has to train an annoying new assistant instead. So much for a holiday special that helps us escape the monotony of office life.

A Christmas Story, 8 p.m., TBS A red-blooded American youth is denied his Second Amendment rights by the authorities, so he daydreams about shooting criminals and develops a nasty swearing habit before finally realizing multiculturalism is here to stay. He then has to relive it 12 times over the next 24 hours.

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation, 8:30 p.m., ABC The boys have to save the day when Dr. Doofenshmirtz covers the town in a cloud of naughtiness. Where do they live, D.C.?

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this week, Dec. 20-24 12/19/10 [Last modified: Sunday, December 19, 2010 6:10pm]
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