More of our favorites return tonight from their winter hiatuses including Ugly Betty as it moves to its new night! Check out what's new for your Wednesday night TV: 8/7c The Middle on ABC (2 new episodes) Mercy on NBC 9/8c People's Choice Awards on CBS Modern Family on ABC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC Ghost Hunters International on Sci-Fi 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC Friday Night Lights on DirecTV 10/9c Ugly Betty on ABC Nip/Tuck on FX Real World: D.C. on MTV Launch My Line on Bravo 11:30/10:30c The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on NBC The Colbert Report on Comedy Central
Another season dawns for the docs on Nip/Tuck, and we can't say it won't be their last. The saga revolving around the McNamara and Troy family will soon come to an end, and the beginning of which will kick off tonight. The seventh installment of the series premieres with "Dan Daly," before the story finishes nine episodes later. But let's not speak of the final cut yet; we still have tonight. On "Dan Daly," it's a short-lived celebration for Sean (Dylan Walsh) and Christian (Julian McMahon). The two receive a prestigious award from their alma mater, causing them both to reminisce about their painful past. To Read More Click Here .
* Nip/Tuck (10/9c FX ) The three-week hiatus between "seasons" is over, and Christian and Sean head into their homestretch with the first of the final episodes before the series wraps in March. As things stand, Christian and Kimber are married, and the boys have won an award from their alma mater, the University of Miami. As they head back East to accept it, flashbacks recall their college years. It might not surprise you that their personalities were pretty well-formed even then. * People's Choice Awards (9/8c CBS) Viewers may not care but the most significant thing about the 36th annual gala that celebrates fan favorites in movies, TV and music is that Survivor creator Mark Burnett is producing this year's telecast. "We have jam-packed this show with epic performances, surprises and huge show moments that will be sure to keep the audience glued to their seats," he says. Sounds like hype - and it is - but Burnett is known to deliver the goods more times than not. Queen Latifah returns as host, and Mary J. Blige is among the performers. * Cougar Town (9:30/8:30c ABC) Lisa Kudrow is the first of the Friends cast to guest star on Courteney Cox's new show, but don't expect to see anyone resembling sweet, daffy Phoebe. Instead, she portrays a prickly dermatologist, and Jules and Ellie willingly endure her unpleasant demeanor during their consultations because she's known for doing fantastic work. But when the doctor takes a liking to Jules' ex-husband, Jules leaps into protective mode, and it becomes a battle of the cougar vs. the "Smelly Cat" songstress. * Modern Family (9/8c ABC) "Early to bed and early to rise," wrote Benjamin Franklin, "makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." If that's true, then tonight the Pritchetts are sick, broke and dumb as no one gets any shut-eye. At Jay's, it's because Manny's father (Benjamin Bratt) finally shows up to see his son, with tall tales and grand plans for an evening's revelry. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron are at odds over how to "Ferberize," or sleep-train, Lily, and Phil's kidney stones make sure no sheep get counted at the Dunphys. * Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (10/9c Sundance) Elvis is not only in the building, but, for a change, he is in the hot seat and the focus of this engaging and entertaining episode. The tables are turned as actress Mary-Louise Parker is the interviewer and Costello the interviewee, who reflects on the songwriting process, fond memories of his trumpet-player father and collaborative endeavors with the likes of Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and T-Bone Burnett. Songs featured include "Brilliant Mistake," "So Like Candy" and "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea." * Ugly Betty (10:01/9:01c ABC) Yes, you read that right: Ugly Betty has moved to Wednesdays, and it's doing so in grand fashion - but what would you expect from the Modies? First things first, it's a big night for guest stars, including Christine Ebersole's turn as a gallery owner who agrees to show Matt's art, and Matt Newton, Becki's brother, is back as Troy, Marc's Bahamas hookup. But stay tuned for an appearance by Betty's orthodontist (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Is it finally time for our heroine's long-rumored braces removal? Source Here
This week, television taught us that all good things must come to an end. Californication's Hank Moody made a difficult choice. The brothers of Nip/Tuck performed an ethically questionable surgery for personal gain. So You Think You Can Dance finally acknowledged the high art that is krumping. And Dexter , a show about a serial killer, made death surprising again. Welcome to Coolest Moments: Finale Fever Edition. 9. Worst Production Values: Dear Oprah Winfrey's Producers: In the future, when you are interviewing the president of the United States at the White House, even if it's for a Christmas special, please remember to change the filters and camera set-ups from "Tearful Movie Star/Victim of Tragedy Tell-All" to "Important Political Figure." A wartime nation dealing with a shaky economy does not want to see its leader in loving, dewy-eyed, soft-focused close-up. Save those flourishes for Travolta's next visit. Thanks! Love, Us 8. Best Confession: In the closing moments of Californication's third season, Hank Moody gets into a fistfight with Mia's agent. Backed into a corner by the extortionist suit, Hank admits to Karen that he slept with Mia when she was 16, just before the police show up to arrest Hank for assault. Talk about violating the penal code! 7. Best Solution to a Situation: Conan O'Brien, not satisfied with the moniker the Jersey Shore nickname generator gave him, asks Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino for a replacement. The washboarded stud dubs the Tonight Show host "The Solution." "I love it!" O'Brien gushes. "Ladies, if you have a problem, I am The Solution!" Next up: transforming him into a "guido." 6. Grossest Surgery: Christian and Sean face an ethical dilemma on Nip/Tuck when a district attorney offers them a deal: If they perform liposuction on a death-row inmate who is too heavy for lethal injection, their son Matt will be released from prison. They agree, and the subsequent surgery scene is beyond graphic - even by FX standards. The surgeons remove layers of bloody flesh like they're folding bed sheets. After watching, you won't need lipo; you'll never eat again. 5. Nicest Surprise: The Sing-Off sounds too corny to be good. But a group performance of Queen's "Under Pressure" in the premiere episode demonstrates the show's cool factor. It's like watching really good karaoke, but sober and with better wardrobe. To Read More Click Here .
"Nip/Tuck" wound down its Fall run on Wednesday, December 16, and to keep fans excited, FX has released the promo of the last nine episodes that will begin airing on January 6. The footage shows the first look of Joan Rivers as an entertainment reporter and the first hint of Christian's murder plot. The synopsis released on the official site states "When Sean and Christian win a prestigious award from their alma mater, Sean recalls their college years and endures past pains. A new patient who self-mutilates due to a genetic disorder comes to McNamara/Troy for reconstructive surgery." Beyond that the nine episodes will offer something deeper like Sean's sexual move to Kimber, Escobar intriguing Sean to kill his partner and Christian running himself to a wall. Beside Joan Rivers, guest stars coming to the final season are Melanie Griffith, Mario Lopez, Frances Conroy, Donna Mills, Mini Anden and Joan Van Ark. Source & Preview
With so many of our favorite shows on holiday breaks, it seems like there's nothing new to watch, but there are still new episodes of a few favs plus some fun reality specials and big finales as well! Check out what's new tonight: 8/7c So You Think You Can Dance Season Finale on Fox The Sing-Off on NBC The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS 8:30/7:30c Gary Unmarried on CBS 9/8c Friday Night Lights on DirecTV Criminal Minds on CBS Top Chef Reunion Special on Bravo MythBusters on Discovery Channel 10/9c Eastwick on ABC CSI: NY on CBS Nip/Tuck on FX Launch My Line on Bravo
Check out the first photos of Mini Anden NIP/TUCK "Willow Banks" (Season 6 Episode 12) which airs Wednesday, Jan. 13 on FX. You may remember Mini Anden as Elsa, Bobby's fiancee on My Boys. Show Summary: Last season, when Christian was diagnosed with breast cancer and believed he was dying, he asked a very lonely Liz to marry him and she accepted. Prior to departing for their honeymoon, however, Christian learned that his cancer is actually in remission. A vulnerable Sean entered into a new romance with anesthesiologist Teddy Rowe (Katee Sackhoff) and adult-film mogul Ram Peters (John Schneider) left a devastated Kimber for Eden Lord (AnnaLynne McCord). Julia recovered her memory after being shot in the head, but later suffered the loss of her new love interest, Olivia Lord (Portia de Rossi). As season 6 begins, Sean and Christian struggle to keep McNamara/Troy thriving in a failing economy and turn to another plastic surgeon to attain additional income through a new cosmetic procedure for women. After learning the truth about Christian's true marital intentions and his cancer recovery, a heartbroken and furious Liz sues him for divorce. Matt and Kimber seek new, separate career paths with little support, much frustration and mixed results. Sean remains disillusioned and somewhat distant from Teddy (now played by Rose McGowan), despite their seemingly flourishing relationship. Source Here
* So You Think You Can Dance (8/7c Fox) It all started on Sept. 9 with the first round of auditions, but we've finally arrived on the magical night of the Season 6 finale. Six dancers have made it this far, but only one of them can be crowned America's favorite dancer. In addition to tonight's dramatic ending, the evening also features performances by Adam Lambert, hip-hop dance group the Groovaloos and Leona Lewis, who debuts "I See You," the theme from James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar. * CSI: NY (10/9c CBS) Christmas in New York can be murder. The CSIs investigate the death of a reformed drug addict who had everything to live for and the evidence suggests that he was murdered. Train front man Pat Monahan guest stars in his TV acting debut as a recovered addict and musician, and Train performs. Also appearing are Kim Kardashian and LaLa Vazquez. * Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (8/7c PBS) Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate) joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a holiday celebration that includes such seasonal classics as "Angels From the Realms of Glory," "Hallelujah" (from Handel's "Messiah"), "I Saw Three Ships," "Once in Royal David's City," "Sleigh Ride" and a medley of "The Christmas Song" and "A Crazy Christmas List." Also on hand is actor Edward Herrmann, who reads The Christmas Story. * Nip/Tuck (10/9c FX ) Tonight's plastic-surgery case involves removing excess fat from a death-row inmate (Eric Stonestreet) - so he can be executed. What are the medical ethics on that? But there are also Matt developments (he was last seen strangling that prison bully), and big Christian-Kimber news. Then there's Christian's loan forgery from last week. Talk about ethics! (And friendship!) The episode is the season finale, but the premiere for "next" season (it's the final one) is in only three weeks. * Top Chef : Las Vegas (9/8c Bravo ) The Season 6 chef showdown is over, but it's time to stir the pot and fan the flames once more for a dishy reunion special hosted by Andy Cohen. Winner Michael Voltaggio and the rest of the cheftestants are on hand to give us the scoop on kitchen calamities, tell us what unsavory items were left on the chopping block and respond to viewer questions. Series regulars and taste testers Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Toby Young are also around to spice up the bill of fare. And the announcement of the Fan Favorite is certain to make for a flavorsome affair. Source Here
Watch a sneak peek of NIP/TUCK "Wesley Clovis" (Season 6 Episode 10) which airs on Wednesday December 16 at 10pm. The picture made me think that this was a Biggest Loser episode at first. My bad. Episode Synopsis: Sean experiences an ethical and moral dilemma when McNamara/Troy is requested to perform a surgical procedure on a prison inmate. Kimber questions how far she will go to keep Christian when they receive life-changing news. Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of NIP/TUCK "Benny Nilsson" (Season 6 Episode 9) which airs on Wednesday December 9 at 10pm. Episode Synopsis: Christian's colossal financial debt leads him to deception. An unexpected visitor stirs insecurity within Christian and brings joy to Sean. Christian bonds with a young patient when he learns about his adoption. Source & Preview