What to Watch Tuesday: The Voice Finale, Happy Endings Humbug, Leverage Toys Around & More

CASEY WILSON, ELIZA COUPEOn TV this Tuesday: The Voice wails for the last time this season, NCIS: Los Angeles has itself a deep sea little Christmas, Leverage screws a Scrooge and Happy Endings needs the absence of Christmas, right this very minute. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (The CW) | Shameless‘ William H. Macy, The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg and other stars help Kermit regain his Christmas spirit after losing the Muppet Theatre in this It’s a Wonderful Life-inspired holiday flick.

8 pm NCIS (CBS) | It’s Christmastime for Gibbs’ team, and while Abby bubbles with holiday excitment Tony gets a visit from his father (returning guest star Robert Wagner), setting the stage for our first-ever tour of DiNozzo’s apartment — “surprising” bedroom included.

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9 pm The Voice (NBC) | Season finale, Part 2: It all comes down to tonight’s two-hour broadcast, when America’s favorite singer (on this network, at least) is chosen as the Season 3 winner.

9 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | Jane bumps into her old flame Casey, who shares some startling news. Elsewhere, the team works to solve the murder of a former college football player.

9 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | Upon learning that Jane’s really a Christmas baby who hates having her day overshadowed by the holiday, the gang tries to throw her a Christmas-free birthday celebration.

9:30 pm Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) | Chloe decides a raging weekend in the Hamptons will lift June and James’ deflated spirits – but her dreams of debauchery keep getting sidelined by introspection and reflection.

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10 pm Vegas (CBS) | Sheriff Lamb assigns Dixon an undercover job at the Savoy when Savino suffers a series of robberies. D.B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge) guest-stars.

10 pm Leverage (TNT) | Just in time for Christmas, the Leverage team creates a global toy craze to take on an unscrupulous CEO – played by Scandal‘s Gregg Henry — who’s about to unleash a dangerous toy onto the market.

10 pm Ramsay’s Christmas Cookalong (BBC America) | Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes Baywatch‘s David Hasselhoff and British TV host Russell Grant to his home as he shares tips for a stress-free Christmas in the kitchen. (Of all the weirdness in that sentence, I think “Ramsay” and “stress-free” are the oddest pair.)

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11 pm Flashpoint (ION) | Parker’s son Dean and Ed’s son Clark see more than their dads intend them to when a Team One ride-along comes across a shootout at a drug den.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

Comments (22)

  • Seems a little strange that her friends, sister, and husband would all just be learning when Jane’s birthday is now.

    Comment by emteem – December 18, 2012 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m definitely watching Happy Endings tonight! One of my favourite comedy shows!

    Comment by Aria – December 18, 2012 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Everyone watch Happy Endings! It needs better ratings! #SaveHappyEndings

    Comment by D'Arcy – December 18, 2012 07:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS and Leverage for me!! Do we know yet if Leverage is picked up for another season? I sure hope so!!

    Comment by Hope – December 18, 2012 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do you think the Voice contestants are excited or do they realize at this point that Voice winners sell no albums and are never heard from again?

    Comment by Kerry – December 18, 2012 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t think they do. It’s not like Idol, where not just the winners get signed with someone. The Voice just isn’t taken seriously.

      Comment by Jay – December 18, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The Voice feels more like exposition for the judges.

        Comment by D'Arcy – December 18, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Already missing my Hart of Dixie :(

    Comment by Jared – December 18, 2012 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know…I hate not getting my weekly dose of BlueBell shenanigans. And i am super excited to see Zoey and Wade as an Actual Couple!

      Comment by Ames – December 18, 2012 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll be watching The Voice tonight but only because The Killers are performing!

    Comment by Tamara – December 18, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS,Rizzoli & Isies and Leverage

    Comment by Joe Petitjean – December 18, 2012 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Voice, NCIS, and Flashpoint!

    Comment by GeekGirl13 – December 18, 2012 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leverage.

    Comment by Linda – December 18, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS, R&I, and Meet Me In St. Louis on TCM

    Comment by Templar – December 18, 2012 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You guys remember that Charlie Brown is on tonight?

    Comment by Jay – December 18, 2012 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leverage!!

    Comment by Meri – December 18, 2012 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Flashpoint made the list!!! But it’s the wrong episode description! (ION is airing Fit For Duty in the wake of the recent tragedies.)

    Comment by fpfanforever – December 18, 2012 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS, R&I, and LEVERAGE!!!

    Comment by Lexi – December 18, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and LEVERAGE!

    Comment by Andy – December 18, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to watch The Voice tonight because Smokey Robinson’s FB page said that he is performing tonight – in a duet with one of the finalists. But still!

    Comment by Diane – December 18, 2012 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leverage, Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS

    Comment by bobbie – December 18, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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