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Must See HDTV (December 26th - January 1st)


Collegiate or pro, even with NBA action back on the schedule it's all about football this week. The big time bowls aren't until 2012, but there's still a few interesting matchups to be had this week including Air Force/Toledo (guaranteed shootout), FSU/Notre Dame, Tulsa BYU, and Oklahoma/Iowa. For the pros, the playoffs start Sunday night when the Cowboys face the Giants, with the winner moving on as NFC East champion and the loser going home.

New Year's Eve
So who are you rolling with, the Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest combo, Carson Daly, MTV's stream of performers or are you tuning in to some other station to watch the ball drop Saturday night? Sure, Fox's "American Country" theme may be more your style, but after seeing the shape Dick Clark was in last year, we might actually leave the screen off for once this time around.

We'll have to wait a few more weeks for the show to return to FX, but Archer fans can catch up with season two hitting shelves for the first time, and season one is no longer a Best Buy exclusive. Check out the promo trailer after the break if you're not already familiar with ISIS' best agent, and turn up some Kenny Loggins because you're about to enter the Danger Zone.
(December 27th, $25 on Amazon)

Blu-ray & Games
  • Archer (S1 & S2)
  • Final Destination 5
  • Apollo 18
  • The Borgias
  • Shameless (S1)


  • Falcons/Saints Monday Night Football (season finale), ESPN, 8:30PM
  • Storm Chasers: Behind the Storms 2011 (special presentation), Discovery, 8PM
  • The Year The Earth Went Wild (special presentation), Discovery, 9PM
  • Raw Alaska (special presentation), Discovery, 10PM
  • Who's Still Standing, NBC, 8PM
  • The Closer (winter finale), TNT, 9PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 9PM
  • You Deserve It (season finale), ABC, 9PM
  • Rizzoli & Isles (season finale), TNT, 10PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM


  • The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (special presentation), CBS, 9PM
  • Western Michigan/Purdue in Little Caesars Bowl, ESPN, 4:30PM
  • NC State/Louisville in Belk Bowl, 8PM, ESPN
  • Dirty Jobs, Discovery, 9PM
  • Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan (season finale), G4, 10PM


  • Air Force/Toledo in Military Bowl, ESPN, 4:30PM
  • Texas/Cal in Holiday Bowl, ESPN, 9PM
  • Inside The NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • Sons of Guns, Discovery, 9PM
  • State of Play, BBC America, 10PM
  • Moonshiners, Discovery, 10PM
  • 24/7: Flyers/Rangers, HBO, 10PM


  • FSU/Notre Dame in Champs Sports Bowl, ESPN, 5:30PM
  • Baylor/Washington in Alamo Bowl, ESPN, 9PM
  • Mavericks/Thunder, TNT, 8PM
  • Knicks/Lakers, TNT, 10:30PM
  • NY Ink (season premiere), TLC, 9PM
  • Less Than Kind, DirecTV 101, 9PM
  • Call Me Fitz, DirecTV 101, 9:30PM
  • Beavis & Butt-head (season finale), MTV, 10PM
  • Big Shrimpin', History, 10PM
  • Good Vibes, MTV (season finale), 10:30 & 11PM


  • Tulsa/BYU in Armed Forces Bowl, ESPN, 12PM
  • Rutgers/Iowa State in Pinstripe Bowl, ESPN, 3:20PM
  • Mississippi St/Wake Forest in Music City Bowl, ESPN, 6:40PM
  • Oklahoma/Iowa in Insight Bowl, ESPN, 10PM
  • Chuck, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • The Life & Times of Tim, HBO, 9PM
  • Sanctuary (season finale), Syfy, 10PM
  • X-Men Anime, G4, 11PM


  • Texas A&M/Northwestern in Meineke Car Care Bowl, ESPN, 12PM
  • Georgia Tech/Utah in Sun Bowl, CBS, 2PM
  • UCLA/Illinois in Fight Hunger Bowl, ESPN, 3:30PM
  • Vanderbilt/Cincinnati in Liberty Bowl, ABC, 3:30PM
  • Virginia/Auburn in Chick-fil-A Bowl, ESPN, 7:30PM
  • Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, ABC, 10PM
  • New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011, NBC, 10PM
  • American Country New Year's Eve Live, Fox, 11PM
  • NYE in NYC 2012 Live, MTV, 11PM


  • Angry Boys (series premiere), HBO, 10 & 10:30PM
  • Cowboys/Giants football, NBC, 8:15PM
  • All-American Muslim, TLC, 10PM
  • Leverage, TNT, 9PM
  • Hell on Wheels, AMC, 10PM

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