On TV this Tuesday: Criminals and creeps better watch out, because Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage are back in action. Also, Dancing With the Stars names its top All-Star, Raising Hope does a walk for the runs and all the Whos down in Whoville (again) wonder How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
2 pm General Hospital (ABC) | Here’s an early holiday gift for the Port Charles faithful: Kassie DePaiva returns to the ABC soap so Blair can mix it up with Todd & Co.
8 pm How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC) | Your heart just might grow three sizes while watching this Dr. Seuss yuletide classic. (And if you’re in the mood for more animated fun, stick around for Shrek the Halls at 8:30 pm.)
8 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | The Chance family decides to take part in the Angry Bowel Syndrome 1K walk to combat the disorder that afflicted Jimmy when he was a child. That ’70s Show‘s Wilmer Valderrama returns as Ricardo.
9 pm Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (ABC) | Season finale: Kelly, Shawn or Melissa – who’s going to take home the Mirrorball Trophy tonight? (Log your prediction in the comments!)
9 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | Winter premiere: When Angela and Stanley come under suspicion after a man eating in the Division 1 Café dies of poisoning, Jane must work quickly to figure out what went down.
9 pm Emily Owens, M.D. (The CW) | Before Tyra can come out to her father, she receives shocking news.
9 pm Go On (NBC) | Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor, guest-starring as herself, thinks inviting Ryan to play beach volleyball with her and her friends will help him get back in the dating game. (It’s what Lauren might call “the power of positive thinking” and what I might call “a surefire way for Ryan to eat sand.”)
10 pm Leverage (TNT) | Winter premiere: No matter the Costco, Nate and the crew set out to stop a big-box megastore from destroying a small town. Brigid Brannah (Army Wives) guest-stars as their impressively indefatigable mark.
10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Jax makes arrangements to take the club in a different direction.
10 pm Vegas (CBS) | Rizzo hires Savino’s ex-mistress Diane Desmond as the Savoy’s new lounge singer; Ralph, Jack and Dixon share jurisdiction with the military when clues from a murder lead them to an Air Force base.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit the comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @kimroots