TV Junkie: 'Sons of Anarchy' Season Finale; Paley Center Events
If good TV is of the slightest concern to you, the "Sons of Anarchy" season finale is the only place to be tonight at 10pm. As I wrote last week, this season finale is a lot different than the one we enjoyed last year. Last year was a thematic finale but this year's finale will expose an incredible amount of details and hints about what is to come next year which I think series creator Kurt Sutter has every intention of stepping into at high speed. If you don't want to be left behind, you've got to watch tonight.
This week at the Paley Center for Media: Tonight the center features "The Donna Reed Show" Reunion. 45 years after airing its last episode, the Paley Center will welcome members of the iconic series cast and creative team for a look back at this TV classic, including the screening of highlights and rare footage from un-syndicated episodes not seen anywhere in decades. On Friday, December 9th, the center hosts Tropicana Nights: A Salute to the Music of I Love Lucy, to celebrate the musical legacy of "I Love Lucy." The evening will include special guests Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz. Jr. and award-winning composer and arranger Ron Abel for an illuminating conversation filled with classic clips and a special musical performance.
Today Shout Factory released the relatively new "Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising" which premiered just a year ago. The up to date animation and complex stories put the original series into "kids stuff" perspective. Perhaps the cheeseball movies could take a cue from this relaunched series?
On Sunday, Larry King revealed that he'd like to be cryogenically preserved. Actor/writer/producer Joshua Malina quipped on Twitter (as King) "I'll die as I lived."
David Wain's "Wainy Days" on MyDamnChannel.com just launched a new season on Sunday and now the show is sponsored by J. Lo's Fiat which is good because it's ensuring some longevity for the show and more of David Wain's insanity. Episodes are posted in 2 parts every Sunday (I've included Part 2 of the 1st episode below with the incredible Lizzy Caplan) and this season we'll be seeing Ken Marino, Steven Weber, Erinn Hayes, Jorma Taccone, Zandy Hartig and Thomas Lennon.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "A Night At The Movies," "New Girl," "Raising Hope," "Sons of Anarchy," "Chelsea Lately," "Conan" (second half), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
7:30pm Chuck's Week Off: Mexico Cooking Channel - Chuck visits Mexico's smallest state, Tlaxcala, and whips up ice cream for the locals before fighting some bulls.
8:00pm A Night at the Movies TCM - Merry Christmas! Exploring iconic holiday films including "It's a Wonderful Life," and "Miracle on 34th Street."
9:00pm New Girl Fox - Bad in Bed Jess tries to take her relationship with Paul to the next level; Schmidt attends his boss's baby shower.
9:00pm American Chopper Discovery - The Build-Off The winner of the ultimate three-way bike build-off is announced at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
9:00pm Warehouse 13 Syfy - The Greatest Gift
9:00pm Mysteries at the Museum Discovery - Anthrax; Marilyn Monroe; Hunley Submarine Don examines a cardboard box the once held a country's fear, a pill bottle from Monroe's death and a Civil War submarine
9:30pm Raising Hope Fox - The Men of New Natesville Burt pushes Jimmy to be more of a daredevil; Jimmy and Frank try to take revenge on their former high-school nemesis.
10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - Season Finale. To Be, Part 2 Jax faces obstacles as he attempts to finalize the gun deal between the Irish and the cartel
10:00pm Covert Affairs USA - Letter Never Sent Annie takes a vacation with Danielle, putting her in danger during a routine exchange.
10:00pm Hidden City Discovery - Chicago: John Dillinger; H.H. Homes and the White City; 1968 DNC Riots Marcus dives into Chicago's secret history of John Dillinger and the 1968 riots.
10:00pm Chopped Food - Can't Catch Me, I'm the Gingerbread Lobster! Gingerbread houses in the appetizer round; prized meat and vegetable in the entree dish
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - John Caparulo, Heather McDonald & Ross Mathews... along with Gary Oldman as guest.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Interview guest Jonah Hill
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Sofîa Vergara; actor Paul F. Tompkins; comic Tig Notaro.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Interview guest/performing The Black Keys
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Matt Damon; Shelby Lynne performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Katherine Heigl; actor J.B. Smoove; Taio Cruz performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Armie Hammer; actress Jeri Ryan; T-Pain performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Valerie Bertinelli; Black Dub performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Sarah Jessica Parker; comic Patton Oswalt; singer Willow Smith; The Roots perform.