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Must See HDTV (December 19th - 25th)


While many programs take a holiday vacay, we've still found a few things to watch including the return of the NBA. Check below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listings of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

After a delay due to the lockout, the NBA is ready to get underway Sunday by putting its best and brightest under the lights. Lebron, Dwyane, Kevin, Kobe, Dirk and all the rest will be playing so if you're a hoops fan you'll want to have the gifts unwrapped early so you can secure a spot in front of the TV.
(Sunday, ABC/ESPN)

Who's Still Standing
With so much TV programming on winter break, NBC is sliding in this game show all week. It's yet another trivia show, however the twist in this one is that a wrong answer causes contestants to not only be eliminated, but also dropped out of sight below the floor. In a bit of of good or bad news, depending on your perspective, this probably puts us all one step closer to seeing The Running Man as a real show.
(Monday-Thursday, NBC, 8PM)

The League
If you listen to the podcast, you know how fantasy football obsessed we are. Even if you're not, this show brings a lot more to the table as a group of friends antagonize each other both in their virtual league and in real life. While we don't know who will be league champion, we'd bet on at least one more appearance by El Cunado Rafi during the season finale this week.
(Thursday, FX, 10PM)

Blu-ray & Games
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Dolphin Tale (3D)
  • Colombiana
  • Glee: The Concert Movie (3D)


  • Who's Still Standing (series premiere), NBC, 8PM
  • VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul, VH1, 9PM
  • Fear Factor, NBC, 9PM
  • 49ers/Steelers Monday Night Football, ESPN, 8:30PM
  • Terra Nova (season finale), Fox, 8PM
  • The Closer, TNT, 9PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 9PM
  • You Deserve It, ABC, 9PM
  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 10PM
  • American Guns (season finale), Discovery, 10PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM


  • Dirty Jobs, Discovery, 9PM
  • Deck the Halls (special presentation), TNT, 9PM
  • Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, G4, 10PM


  • American Horror Story (season finale), FX, 10PM
  • A Home for the Holidays with Martina McBride (special presentation), CBS, 8PM
  • A Game of Honor (special presentation), Showtime, 10PM
  • America Caught on Camera, Travel, 10PM
  • Who's Still Standing, NBC, 8PM
  • The X-Factor, Fox, 8PM
  • Inside The NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter (winter finale), Fox, 9:30PM
  • State of Play, BBC America, 10PM
  • Moonshiners, Discovery, 10PM


  • Texans/Colts Thursday Night Football, NFL Network, 8PM
  • Boise State/Arizona State in Maaco Bowl, ESPN, 8PM
  • The League (season finale), FX, 10PM
  • The X-Factor (season finale), Fox, 8PM
  • Who's Still Standing, NBC, 8PM
  • Less Than Kind, DirecTV 101, 9PM
  • Call Me Fitz, DirecTV 101, 9:30PM
  • Prime Suspect, NBC, 10PM
  • Beavis & Butt-head, MTV, 10 & 10:30PM
  • Big Shrimpin', History, 10PM
  • Good Vibes, MTV, 11, & 11:30PM


  • Chuck, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • The Take (part 4 of 4, finale), Encore, 9PM
  • The Life & Times of Tim, HBO, 9PM
  • Sanctuary, Syfy, 10PM
  • Invention USA (season finale), History, 10 & 10:30PM
  • X-Men Anime, G4, 11PM


  • Nevada/Southern Mississippi in Hawaii Bowl, ESPN, 8PM


  • Knicks/Celtics, TNT, 12PM
  • Heat/Mavericks, ABC, 2:30PM
  • Bulls/Lakers, ABC, 5PM
  • Thunder/Magic, ESPN, 8PM
  • Clippers/Warriors, ESPN, 10:30PM
  • Bears/Packers football, NBC, 8:15PM
  • Leverage, TNT, 9PM
  • Doctor Who Christmas Special, BBCA, 9PM

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