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On TV this weekend, Dec. 4-6

On TV this weekend


Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC Mike Ruggles takes over to deal with a family with an angry dad and four kids with their own anger issues. Gee, where did they learn it?

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, 8 p.m., NBC Kermit and the gang accidentally get three letters to Santa, so they decide to take them to the North Pole themselves. Lucky for them that the Post Office decided not to shut down Operation Santa.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, 9 p.m., CW A kid goes looking for grandma after she goes missing on Christmas Eve. This sounds more like an episode of CSI than a Christmas special.

MIDSEASON FINALE Stargate Universe, 9 p.m., 10 p.m. Did Young kill a crew member? Why would you think that? Just because there's a gun in his room?

SERIES FINALE Monk, 9 p.m., USA Mr. Monk finally solves his wife's murder. Like that's any way to wrap up an eight-year series.


SEASON FINALE The Ultimate Fighter, 9 p.m., Spike Who knew this brawlfest had the stamina to go 10 seasons? We're betting on an 11th.

Guy Fieri's Top of the Class, 7:30 p.m., Food It's not enough that we pressure adults into making split-second decisions in rooms full of fire and sharp objects for our entertainment; let's make kids do it, too.


MINISERIES PREMIERE Alice, 9 p.m., SyFy It's like The Wiz, but with a lot less Michael Jackson and a lot more gambling and martial-arts action.

Weapons of Self-Destruction, 9 p.m., HBO Robin Williams in his first stand-up special in seven years. And as Tampa Bay fans know, it almost killed him.

SERIES PREMIERE Shatner's Raw Nerve, 10 p.m., Bio If you point your cable box into the triple digits, you'll find a new talk show starring a man who really doesn't need one (Shatner) interviewing people who really don't need more exposure (Rush Limbaugh) on a channel no one really watches (Bio).

SEASON FINALE The Amazing Race 15, 8 p.m., CBS Now that the Harlem Globetrotters are out, we really don't care who wins. But because we don't want brothers Sam and Dan to win, we'll take either the surfer sweethearts or the married couple.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

On TV this weekend, Dec. 4-6 12/03/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2009 5:17pm]
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