This week TV did its best to impress us. Top Chef and Melrose Place shocked us with left-field developments. Monk's departure was both conclusive and heartfelt. SNL put its cast's prodigious comedy talents on display. And The Biggest Loser proved that changing one's body can change one's life. Welcome to Top Moments: Dressed to Impress Edition. 12. Best Debut: TNT's Men of a Certain Age takes a more dramatic route in its premiere, but Ray Romano & Co. are still good for a few laughs. When Joe (Romano) accidentally runs over a possum, he can't move on until he makes sure the creature is put out of its misery. So he runs over it again. And again. Joe feels great... until he sees the possum get up and walk away in his rearview mirror as he drives away. It's a metaphor, people! 11. Best Bad Guy: Though Top Chef's Kevin (and his beard!) were fan favorites, we had a hunch the win would go to a Voltaggio. But not Michael -- he's evil! Isn't he? After Season 6 villain claimed the prize, something came over him: actual human emotion. He wept like a little girl, but later said in interviews that he was just feeling bad that his brother Bryan didn't win. 10. Unhappiest Ending: After endlessly annoying back-and-forth on Brothers & Sisters, Justin and Rebecca finally lock eyes on the beach in Malibu and prepare to exchange vows. But before they can get to "I do," Kitty, who was hiding the news that her tumor had grown, colllapses on the sand. So much for the honeymoon! 9. Best Breakup: 90210's Annie finally knows that Jasper is a no-good drug dealer, but she's not the only one who knows stuff! After Annie gives Jasper the heave-ho, he reveals, with characteristic smarm/charm that he knows that Annie is the one who hit his homeless uncle with her car - and left him to die. 8. Best Discovery: On Dexter, Trinity proves it isn't impossible to outsmart Dexter when he follows him into the station and discovers he's part of the homicide team. In the nail-biting climax, the two lock eyes. "Hello, Dexter Morgan," says Trinity, reading Dexter's name off his badge. To Read More Click Here .
If I were in Tony Shalhoub's shoes right now and I was facing the end of a long-running show that helped make me a star, I would spend just about everyday sitting in a corner in the fetal position, rocking back and forth and mumbling to myself. But that's not Tony. The Monk star had a nice, candid chat with the folks from Sling about Monk's past impact on television and the future of his career, which includes a few films and some interesting choices for producing. As for another Monk reunion, well, Tony says "never say never." Source & Video
USA's long-running series Monk exited with a recording-breaking 9.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched hourlong series ever on basic cable. The dramedy, which centers on a detective with a serious case of OCD, concluded its run Friday and topped The Closer's record of 9.2 million. The show, which stars Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, came to a close after eight seasons on USA. Shalhoub garnered seven Emmy nominations - and won three - for Monk. Source Here
Watch sneak peek videos of MONK on USA "Mr. Monk and the End Part 2" Series Finale airing Friday December 4 at 9 pm on USA. Episode Synopsis: After listening to Trudy's last message, Monk finally discovers who killed his wife. Racing against time before he dies of poison, he must make a fateful decision. Source & Preview
The time has come to finally learn the truth about Trudy Monk's death. Monk is, after all, ending its eight-season run on the USA Network so it's only fitting to see Adrian Monk solve the biggest mystery of his life. Tonight's episode marks the second half of the two-part series ender "Mr. Monk and The End," and for those who missed the first part last week, here's a quick refresher: In a flashback scene, Trudy leaves Monk a gift under the Christmas tree but makes him promise not to open it until Christmas. Later that day, Trudy gets into her car in a parking garage and the car explodes. Meanwhile, Monk is with Stottlemeyer at the birthing center where he's investigating the disappearance of Wendy Stroud, and where he also learns that something terrible has happened to Trudy. Fast forward to 12 years later, Monk is called to investigate the murder of Dr. Nash, the same doctor they talked to twelve years earlier during their investigation of Wendy Stroud's disappearance, at the location where he first heard the news of his wife's murder. But it looks like Monk is about to stumble into something big now that his life is in danger. Someone tries to kill Monk by poisoning him with a synthetic toxin and now, it looks like death is becoming an increasing certainty for Monk. He decides to finally open Trudy's Christmas gift and finds a video tape where he learns more clues about his wife's death. And so begins the most important investigation of Monk's life. After putting all the pieces together, Monk finds out what really happened to Trudy and pursues the killer of his wife. But before he finds his wife's killer, he may have to find his own. Source & Preview
* Dollhouse (8/7c Fox)' Borrowing from the parlance of Dollhouse itself, Fox has decided to send the Joss Whedon series to the attic after its 13-episode run is up...and the network is hastening its departure by doubling up episodes this month. Tonight, the back-to-back episodes feature former Whedon hand Summer Glau (River from Firefly and Serenity) as Topher's D.C. Dollhouse counterpart, whose link to Echo results in a shocking reunion. Before that, however, Echo is assigned to stop Sen. Perrin's Dollhouse quest. * Ugly Betty (9/8c ABC) This episode is called "The Bahamas Triangle," but a three-sided figure doesn't begin to describe the complicated geometry of interoffice romance when the Mode staffers get away for a swimsuit photo shoot at an island resort - the same one, as it happens, used by singing sensation Shakira. Of course, nothing, including love, is ever easy for these folks, and after a few disasters and several mysterious vanishing acts, you might think they took a detour to Bermuda. * Stargate Universe (9/8c Syfy ) The only good news here is that everyone on the Destiny, except for one crew member, can now count on an extra portion of rations. The bad news: One crew member was found dead from a gunshot wound, and the gun was found in the quarters of Col. Young (Justin Louis). If that's not dire enough for you, there's also a planet hoarding a secret that could destroy the ship in the first-season finale. * Monk (9/8c USA Network ) After eight seasons, Monk is taking a final bow as the series comes to an end. Fittingly, in tonight's finale, Monk takes on the most important case of his life: solving Trudy's murder. When he finally puts the pieces together to identify the culprit, he gives it all he's got to bring the killer to justice. * Numb3rs (10/9c CBS) Henry Winkler reprises his role as former FBI agent Roger Bloom in this intriguing episode. Bloom is called in to help investigate when the FBI foils the robbery of an armored car carrying money from the Federal Reserve. Sounds like a pretty typical case. But the probe uncovers money that traces back to the infamous and unsolved 1971 D.B. Cooper hijacking, which Bloom investigated. Source Here
" Monk " will call its eight years a wrap this Friday, December 4 with the second part of its series finale. "Mr. Monk and the End Part 2" will see that the time has come to finally learn the truth about Trudy Monk's death. Two clips have been shared, revealing that Monk has a death bed wish. Last week, Trudy's killer ordered a hit man to harm Monk for fear that the detective will catch up on him. Monk was poisoned and was in desperate need of the antidote. It was then discovered that Trudy gave Monk a Christmas present years before but she ordered him not to open it yet. This week, Monk's final case is drawing to a close and Monk will come face to face with Trudy's killer. And more importantly, the gift is unwrapped and Trudy's secret will be revealed. The first part of the series finale absorbed a strong number of audience with an average of 5.82 million viewers. It marked the show's best performance since February 22. Source & Preview
* Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader ? (8/7c CMT) It might be Thanksgiving break for most students, but the kids in this classroom are still hard at work. Tonight's contestant, Sanjaya Malakar, is no stranger to reality TV: He's a well-known and controversial contestant from Season 6 of American Idol. He's famous for creating the "ponyhawk" hairstyle and for being, according to Idol judge Randy Jackson, one of the smartest contestants to appear on the musical reality show. OK, Randy, but can he handle fifth-grade geography? * Monk (9/8c USA Network ) It's the beginning of the end for Mr. Monk and the gang as the first part of the series' two-part finale airs tonight. Monk responds to a call that leads him to the location where he first heard about Trudy's murder. His return there sparks a flurry of activity as he sets out to solve the most important case of his career. * Ugly Betty (9/8c ABC) We've already seen how hard it is for Betty to temper her urge to intervene on Daniel's behalf this season, and it has to sting that Natalie (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) has been hogging all of his attention. But tonight Betty believes he's reached the point of no return with his devotion to the Community of the Phoenix - which even Amanda mocked as a bunch of hogwash - and hatches a plan with Claire, Matt and Amanda to shock him back to reality once and for all. * Storytellers (11/10c VH1) Foo Fighters perform and discuss the inspiration behind their songs. The repertoire in this concert from Culver City, Calif., includes "Big Me," "Everlong," "My Hero" and "Wheels," which was written while the band was on tour. Another song written while on tour is "Word Forward," which front man Dave Grohl, looking like a young Bob Seger with his long hair and dark beard, says was inspired by the death of a close childhood friend who helped him discover music. Its message, Grohl explains, is that "that part of my life is over...and I just have to move on." * Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (10/9c Food Network ) In seven seasons, Guy Fieri has visited hundreds of America's best greasy-spoon joints, indulging in a diet that would make a nutritionist shudder. Now he's returning to the most "off the hook" spots he's visited on his never-ending road trip, including one Texas eatery where diners can get their cars and clothes washed while enjoying their world-class lamb burgers. Source Here
Watch a sneak peek of MONK on USA "Mr. Monk and the End Part 1" Season 8 Episode 15 airing Friday November 27 at 9 pm on USA. Episode Synopsis: Monk is called to a crime at the location where he first heard the news of his wife's murder and begins the most important investigation of his life. Melora Hardin and Casper Van Dien guest star in "Mr. Monk and the End, Part 1," Friday, November 27 at 9/8C on USA Network. Source & Preview
Upon being reinstated, Monk is put in charge of tracking down a serial killer. Watch & Discuss: Watch Monk: Season 8, Episode 14 - Mr. Monk and the Badge'