On TV this Tuesday: Jax and SAMCRO shut down another Sons of Anarchy season, Olivia Munn is the new girl on New Girl, Private Practice offers up its Coop d’grace and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lights the way once more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) Wade wants to be more than a placeholder in Zoe’s life, so he decides they should go on a date. But when the good doctor bids on his basket at a charity picnic auction, she’s surprised that she’s not the only one interested.
8 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) | Revisit the Island of Misfit Toys with Santa’s brightest helper.
8 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Sabrina has to step beyond doing only the “fun stuff” with Hope when she babysits while Jimmy joins Barney as an auxiliary cop for the day.
9 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | Penny meets a great new guy (played by 2 Broke Girls‘ Nick Zano) but goes to great lengths to keep him from noticing the helmet she has to wear because of a concussion.
9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | Mindy’s practice goes on the offensive when the docs realize that holistic midwives are stealing their patients.
9:30 pm Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) | Dean Cain guest-stars as his super self as James’ worst nightmare comes true: The Beek is paired with Dancing With the Stars‘ least talented pro dancer (played by Missi Pyle).
10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX) | Season 5 finale: Jax strikes a new deal while ridding himself of old problems. Beware the scenes featuring a [spoiler] fight, a guy getting his face shoved into a bucket of [spoiler], and [spoiler] biting off [spoiler]. (Check out some photos, and yep, already renewed.)
10 pm Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS) | What’s that holiday saying? Every time you buy a diamond-encrusted brassiere, a Victoria’s Secret Angel gets its wings? Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber perform as the girls strut their scantily-clad stuff.
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | When Sarah puts a lot of effort into helping Hank mend his relationship with his family, it leaves little time for an increasingly frustrated Mark. The Swell Season’s Glen Hansard guest-stars.
10 pm NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns (Travel) | Premiere: This five-episode series shows what it takes to run and travel a pro football team.
10:30 pm Brickleberry (Comedy Central) | Season 1 finale: When the park floods, the rangers and other survivors must re-form society atop Brickleberry Mountain, now an island. (Yep, already renewed.)
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