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Must See HDTV (December 3rd - 9th)

Must See HDTV (December 3rd - 9th)
Richard Lawler
Richard Lawler|@Rjcc|December 3, 2012 5:42 PM

We're finally ready to see the latest Batman flick on Blu-ray, and while a lack of pro hockey is leaving a hole in TV schedules, there a few other viewing options. Pixar is also sending out Finding Nemo and Up on Blu-ray 3D, while special events like the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and VGAs fill out the slate. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

The Dark Knight Rises
The final movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy comes home this week. As with every blockbuster flick in 2012, beyond the multiple types of releases there's also a deep second screen experience available, flashing extra information for fans to see while and after they watch the movie. Will it make Bane easier to understand? We can't say for sure, but this flick will probably still continue the series' trend of smashing Blu-ray sales records.
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Somehow, the Video Game awards have made it ten years, and they're celebrating it later this week on Spike TV. As part of the festivities, previous hosts like Snoop, Neil Patrick Harris and Zachary Levi will be returning to the stage. As always, there will also be promos for several new games aired during the event, check after the break for an early peek at clips for Gears of War: Judgement and The Last of Us.
(December 7th, Spike TV, 9PM)

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Sons of Anarchy
As always, it's been an exciting season for SAMCRO, with plenty of death, violence and motorcycles to go around. While the story has been...up and down, having actors like Harold Perrineau and Jimmy Smits join the cast has definitely been a plus. It all comes to a close Tuesday night, and of course we'll be there to watch.
(December 4th, FX, 10PM)

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Blu-ray & Games

  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Finding Nemo (3D)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation S2
  • Brazil (Criterion)
  • Up (3D)
  • Hope Springs
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Eastbound & Down (S3)
  • Thunderstruck
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Far Cry (PS3, Xbox 360)


  • Giants/Washington Monday Night Football, ESPN, 8:30PM
  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • 90210, CW, 8PM
  • Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, Showtime, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 9PM
  • The Mob Doctor, Fox, 9PM
  • American Chopper (series finale), Discovery, 9PM
  • Gossip Girl, CW, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM


  • Sons of Anarchy (season finale), FX, 10PM
  • Tosh.0 (season finale), Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Brickleberry, Comedy Central (season finale), 10:30PM
  • The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (special presentation), CBS, 10PM
  • Raising Hope, Fox, 8PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • Ben & Kate, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 9PM
  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 9PM
  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM
  • Emily Owens M.D., CW, 9PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM
  • Call Me Fitz, DirecTV, 9PM
  • Mankind: The Story of All of Us, History, 9PM
  • Go On, NBC, 9PM
  • Less Than Kind, DirecTV, 9:30PM
  • The New Normal, NBC, 9:30PM
  • The Mindy Project, Fox, 9:30PM
  • Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Private Practice, ABC, 10PM
  • Leverage, TNT, 10PM
  • Parenthood, NBC, 10PM
  • Underemployed, MTV, 10PM
  • Flashpoint, Ion, 11PM


  • The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! (special presentation), CBS, 10PM
  • Arrow, CW, 8PM
  • Whitney, NBC, 8PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • The X Factor, Fox, 8PM
  • Guys With Kids, NBC, 8:30PM
  • The Neighbors, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 9PM
  • The Hour, BBC America, 9PM
  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Chicago Fire, NBC, 10PM
  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM
  • American Horror Story, FX, 10PM
  • Jim Rome on Showtime, Showtime, 10PM
  • NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network, 10PM


  • College Football Awards, ESPN, 7:30PM
  • Broncos/Raiders Thursday Night Football, NFL Network, 8PM
  • Knicks/Heat, TNT, 8PM
  • Mavericks/Suns, TNT, 10:30PM
  • The X Factor, Fox, 8PM
  • 30 Rock, NBC, 8PM
  • Last Resort, ABC, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM
  • Two And A Half Men, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Up All Night, NBC, 8:30PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • Glee, Fox, 9PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 9PM
  • Beauty and the Beast, CW, 9PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM
  • Burn Notice, USA, 10PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, FX, 10PM
  • The League, FX, 10:30 & 11PM
  • Unsupervised (winter premiere), FX, 11:30PM


  • VGA 10 (special presentation), Spike TV, 9PM
  • 24/7: Pacquiao/Marquez (season finale), HBO, 8PM
  • Celtics/76ers, ESPN, 7:30PM
  • Lakers/Thunder, ESPN, 9:30PM
  • Last Man Standing, ABC, 8PM
  • Nikita, CW, 8PM
  • Malibu County, ABC, 8:30PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Fringe, Fox, 9PM
  • WWII From Space, History, 9PM
  • CSI:NY, CBS, 9PM
  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM
  • Haven, Syfy, 10PM
  • The Ultimate Fighter, FX, 10PM
  • Hunted (season finale), Cinemax, 10PM


  • Pacquiao/Marquez 4, HBO PPV, 9PM
  • Army/Navy college football, CBS, 3PM
  • UFC on Fox, Fox, 8PM
  • 30 for 30: You Don't Know Bo, ESPN, PM
  • 12 Disasters of Christmas, Syfy, 9PM
  • Ghost Storm, Syfy, 9PM
  • Gary Gulman: In This Economy, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Kings/Trail Blazers, NBA TV, 10PM
  • Saturday Night Live: Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo, NBC, 11:30PM


  • Lions/Packers Sunday Night Football, NBC, 8:20PM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM
  • The Amazing Race (season finale), CBS, 8PM
  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM
  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Christmas With Holly, ABC, 9PM
  • Dexter, Showtime, 9PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM
  • American Dad, Fox, 9:30PM
  • Homeland, Showtime, 10PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10PM
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Must See HDTV (December 3rd - 9th)