Must See HDTV (December 17th - 23rd)

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Richard Lawler
December 17, 2012 6:11 PM
Must See HDTV (December 17th - 23rd)

Nearly every show still on is preparing for a winter or season break, but there's still plenty of football to watch including the season finale of Monday Night Football... on a Saturday. 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 League
Just as our fantasy football seasons are coming to an end, so is this season of FX's comedy series. Whether or not this year's season finale lives up to last year's probably depends on how much Rafi plays into it, but we'll be watching The League to see who wins the Shiva all the same.
(December 20th, FX, 10:30 & 11PM)

49ers/Seahawks Sunday Night Football
Wait, is this an exciting late season game in the NFC West? Apparently so, since young QBs Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson have shown this season that they're more than deserving of the "must-see" tag. After beating the Patriots and destroying the Buffalo Bills they come head to head, it should be an excellent matchup to watch while wrapping gifts Sunday night.
(December 23rd, NBC, 8:20PM)

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Blu-ray & Games

  • Pitch Perfect
  • Total Recall
  • Trouble with the Curve
  • Futurama Vol. 7
  • Shameless (S2)
  • Premium Rush
  • Arbitrage
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (3D)


  • Jets/Titans Monday Night Football, ESPN, 8:30PM
  • 1600 Penn (series premiere), NBC, 9:30PM
  • Rockets/Knicks, NBA TV, 7:30PM
  • Dreamworks Dragons, Fox, 8PM
  • How I Met Your Mother (fall finale), CBS, 8PM
  • Gossip Girl (series finale), CW, 8PM
  • American Chopper (series finale), Discovery, 9PM
  • Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, Showtime, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • 2 Broke Girls (fall finale), CBS, 9PM
  • Picture Paris, HBO, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly (fall finale), CBS, 9:30PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS (fall finale), 10PM
  • Take It All (season finale), NBC, 10PM
  • Catfish, MTV, 11PM


  • NCIS (fall finale), CBS, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, USA, 8PM
  • Happy Endings (fall finale), ABC, 9PM
  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 9PM
  • NCIS: LA (fall finale), CBS, 9PM
  • Call Me Fitz (season finale), DirecTV, 9PM
  • The Voice (season finale), NBC, 9PM
  • Mankind: The Story of All of Us, History, 9PM
  • Take It All, NBC, 9PM
  • Less Than Kind (fall finale), DirecTV, 9:30 & 10PM
  • Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 (fall finale), ABC, 9:30PM
  • Private Practice (fall finale), ABC, 10PM
  • Leverage, TNT, 10PM
  • Vegas (fall finale), CBS, 10PM
  • Underemployed, MTV, 10PM
  • Flashpoint, Ion, 11PM


  • Nets/Knicks, ESPN, 7PM
  • A Football Life: The Immaculate Reception (season finale), NFL Network, 8PM
  • Miss Universe Pageant, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM
  • The X Factor, Fox, 8PM
  • The Hour, BBC America, 9PM
  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • WWE Tribute to the Troops, USA, 9PM
  • Bucks/Grizzlies, ESPN, 9:30PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Chicago Fire (fall finale), NBC, 10PM
  • Jim Rome on Showtime, Showtime, 10PM
  • NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network, 10PM


  • Thunder/Timberwolves, TNT, 7PM
  • Heat/Mavericks, TNT, 9:30PM
  • S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU/San Diego State, ESPN, 8PM
  • The X Factor (season finale), Fox, 8PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM
  • A White House Christmas, NBC, 8PM
  • CMA Country Christmas, ABC, 9PM
  • Burn Notice (season finale), USA, 9PM
  • Project Nim, HBO, 9PM
  • 2012 The End Is Now, History, 9PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season finale), FX, 10PM
  • The League (season finale), FX, 10:30 & 11PM
  • Unsupervised (series finale), FX, 11:30PM


  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Fringe (fall finale), Fox, 9PM
  • Haven (season finale), Syfy, 10PM
  • St Petersburg Bowl: Ball State/UCF, ESPN, 7:30PM


  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina/Louisiana-Lafayette, ESPN, 12PM
  • Maaco Las Vegas Bowl: Washington/Boise State, ESPN, 3:30PM
  • Falcons/Lions Monday Night Football (season finale), ESPN, 8:30PM
  • Frozen Planet: Edge of the Earth (special presentation), Discovery, 9PM
  • Cops, Fox, 8PM


  • 49ers/Seahawks Sunday Night Football, NBC, 8:20PM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM
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