On TV this Tuesday: Sons of Anarchy‘s (bloody) ride comes to an end, Rudolph shines on his golden anniversary, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. uncover game-changing truths and trouble is brewing on the Ground Floor. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar.
Sons Comes to an End, Rudolph, Ground Floor and More
Winter finale: After Barry comes face-to-face with “the man in the yellow suit,” Dr. Wells and Cisco devise a plan to trap him; Eddie gives Iris a surprising Christmas gift; Caitlin finds Ronnie. Amanda Pays (of TV’s original The Flash) guest-stars.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
While ABC counters with Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, in this corner you have a true Rankin/Bass classic — celebrating its 50th anniversary, no less! — about Rudolph, Herbie the Dentist and Misfit Toys.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Winter finale: Coulson and Whitehall’s forces meet in an explosive confrontation that dramatically alters many fates. Meanwhile, Skye discovers huge secrets about her past. (I’ve seen the episode and so much happens.)
Winter finale: When Castiel busts Jimmy’s daughter our of a group home and then loses her, he asks Sam and Dean to help find her before she gets in trouble. Also, Crowley faces his biggest challenge yet.
Christmas special: April’s grandparents (guest stars Ed Asner and Marion Ross) stir up trouble when they pay a visit, the full contents of Leo’s cryptic voicemail are revealed and, in an bid to help April cope with the effects of chemo, Beth offers a makeover (or two).
The gang tries to help Gil realize he’s too dependent on Jake, but the resultant change in their relationship unbalances the group dynamic; Kay has conflicting emotions about an old love interest.
Winter finale: The gang prepares to depart for the holidays, only to all wind up trapped at the airport. Billy Eichner [shudder] guest-stars, if that happens to float your boat. (Watch a sneak peek.)
The Mindy Project
Winter finale: As the holidays near, Mindy wonders if Danny is about to propose; mistaken identity finds Morgan on a perfect date. Julia Stiles guest-stars.
Sons of Anarchy
Series finale: In “Papa’s Goods,” ghosts loom large as Jax makes the final moves to fulfill his father’s legacy. (Kurt Sutter, Charlie Hunnam and “surprise guests” appear on the final Anarchy Afterword, afterward.)
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
I didn’t get to attend this year’s gala — they held it “across the pond” and all — but let’s assume a parade of mannequins in elaborate, over-accessorized garb that would never fit in your tiny lingerie drawer. A spooked Ariana Grande performs.
Winter finale: As the anonymous caller tries to frame Henry for murder, Henry contemplates revealing the truth. (Watch a sneak peek.)
Season 2 premiere: When they return from their Paris getaway, Brody has to face the music for bailing on Mansfield and Jenny discovers that a spurned Harvard fired almost everyone on the ground floor. But most critically: Briga Heelan is back inside my TV box.