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TV Junkie: 'Sons of Anarchy' Season Finale - Back Home

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Please check out ourinterview with Bob Saget whose new show "Strange Days With Bob Saget" premieres tonight at 10pm on A&E.
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Tonight marks the season finale of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" with a special 90 minute episode. We complained at the beginning of November about the show getting a little off course with SAMCRO's bizarre jaunt to Ireland, a multi-episode arc that probably went 2 episodes too-long. Still, the final episode in Ireland a couple weeks ago showed that series creator Kurt Sutter and his writing team is one of the most capable working today. Last week's episode was the big setup for tonight's climax where SAMCRO will try to clean up all their problems in Charming: exacting vengeance while ensuring they spend the least amount of time in jail possible.

What To Look For: Series creator Kurt Sutter's cameo appearance as Otto; resolution of the deal with Agent June Stahl; resolution with Jimmy O'Phelan - will SAMCRO get their blood debt paid? Will Gemma be sent away for a long time? Will the Doc get rescued? Believe it or not, all of these questions get answered tonight in a manner that doesn't feel rushed or overly neat. Also, the finale starts with a sequence of shots that really establishes that SAMCRO is a true family to these people, many of whom who have done terrible things. Are criminals allowed to have families? "Sons of Anarchy" has managed, yet again, to entertain while asking some deep questions very subtly.

Look at the above video that we shot at the "Sons of Anarchy" season premiere. These actors provided a lot of clues about the season as well as the overall motivation for their characters. We're very much looking forward to next season. For more photos of the season premiere, see our gallery.
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The TV Junkie Must-See Plan: "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Raising Hope", "Running Wilde", "Sons of Anarchy", "The Colbert Report" (Tom Vilsack), "Lopez Tonight" (Bill Cosby, Angela Kinsey)

8:00pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS - The reindeer with the incandescent nose guides Santa's sleigh through a bad storm on Christmas Eve.

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8:00pm Christmas in Rockefeller Center NBC - The 78th annual tree-lighting ceremony takes place in New York; scheduled performers include Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, etc.

8:00pm Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas ABC - Boris Karloff narrates the story of a bad green guy

8:00pm Glee Fox - New Directions compete against the Warblers and the Hipsters in a sectionals competition; Carl and Emma grow closer.

9:00pm No Ordinary Family ABC - Jim and Stephanie plan a romantic evening to celebrate their 18th anniversary, but they find themselves using their powers to deal with a serial arsonist with special powers of his own; Daphne and J.J. join forces to win money in a poker game.

9:00pm Raising Hope Fox - Jimmy tries to give Burt a second chance at living out his dream of being a rock-star when Burt's music idol (Jason Lee) appears at the Grocery-Palooza concert.

9-10:00pm In Treatment HBO - Jesse worries about being abandoned by his parents / Adele addresses Paul's inability to make decisions.

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Horse Tester Mike assists with testing athletic horses.

9:00pm Stargate Universe Syfy - Resurgence

9:30pm Running Wilde Fox - Steve asks Emmy to a charity ball; Emmy tries to teach Steve that there is more to a woman than her appearance.

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Theo Rossi and Charlie Hunnam check out each others' duds at the season premiere of FX's "Sons of Anarchy". The season finale airs tonight at 10pm
10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - Season Finale. The ATF and the Russians prove obstacles as the club looks to heal old wounds.10-11:00pm Strange Days With Bob Saget A&E - Bob rides with a motorcycle club in a sidecar from Kentucky to Florida, experiencing road life / Bob joins a dedicated group of Bigfoot seekers and gets an earful of personal sasquatch experiences.

10:00pm Glory Daze TBS - Pledges prepare for their first social event; Joel seeks advice; Eli finds his animal side

10:00pm Detroit 1-8-7 ABC - When a retired executive is found murdered in his home, detectives uncover multiple promising motives; an 11-year-old boy is killed by a drive-by shooter while at his best friend's house; detectives find out that the same gun killed both victims.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Comic/actor/author Judah Friedlander

11:00pm Conan TBS - Charles Barkley, Dr. Drew Pinsky, comic Bo Burnham

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Chelsea Handler; actor Kellan Lutz; Rod Stewart performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Bill Cosby; actress Angela Kinsey.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Former professional basketball player Magic Johnson; actress Autumn Reeser; Miguel performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - E-mails with DJ Qualls; author Salman Rushdie.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Zach Galifianakis; director Danny Boyle; Kid Cudi performs with Cage and St. Vincent.