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TV best bets with ‘Soul Train Awards,’ two xmas dog flicks and finales of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Jon & Kate’

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The second-biggest show this fall “Dancing With the Stars” closes the dance floor until 2010 this Tuesday. The consensus last week on this blog is Mya to win but Donny Osmond can’t be counted out.

Meanwhile, Atlanta is home to the Soul Train Awards, which taped the show over three-plus hours at the Georgia World Congress Center. It airs Sunday after Thanksgiving. I blogged live from there. If you like Robin Thicke, Toni Braxton or Keri Hilson, check out the live performances. Hosts Terrence Howard and Taraji Henson do some cute “Soul Train” skits and the classic dance line makes a comeback.

Rock fans who get HBO should relish the 25th anniversary concerts for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Sunday.

MONDAY
Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Donny Osmond, Mya and Kelly Osbourne face off in the finale. Joanne Krupa fans are still crying in their Playboy magazines.
How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — The slap bet is back! And the world is good.

Jon & Kate Plus 8” 9 p.m. TLC (series finale) — TLC is out of footage now that Jon is gone. Sadness reigns at TLC but the rest of the world rejoices.

Find My Family” 9:30 p.m. ABC (new series) — Bring the hankies. The producer of “Extreme Makeover” helps people find long-lost loved ones.

CSI: Miami” 10 p.m. CBS — Deadly jellyfish are used as a murder weapon. Smells great, too!
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” 10 p.m. Food (8th season debut) — Host Guy Fieri happens to be at Cobb Energy Centre tonight.
TUESDAY
V” 8 p.m. ABC (mid-season finale) — Just four episodes and we won’t see the V’s again until March. With ratings down, is this smart or stupid?
NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A killer may be going after a 12-year-old prodigy at a government think tank.
“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — Synergy alert! CNBC’s Suze Orman ties health with wealth for the remaining “losers.”
Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC (two-hour season finale) — Mya has the judges’ vote but will the populace throw enough votes over to Donny Osmond?
Full Throttle Saloon” 10 p.m. TruTV — The party gets interrupted by a massive lightning storm.
Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX — SAMCRO goes into lockdown as Jax and Clay prepare to battle the League.


WEDNESDAY
Ben 10: Alien Swarm” 7 p.m. Cartoon — This live-action movie version of the popular cartoon was shot in Atlanta.
The Biggest Loser: Where are They Now?” 8 p.m. NBC (two-hour special) — Did past contestants keep the weight off? We find out.
Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS (100th episode) — C. Thomas Howell (“The Outsiders”) returns as the deadly Reaper.
Glee” 9 p.m. Fox — Rapper Eve guests as a rival glee club coach.
Nip/Tuck” 10 p.m. FX — Erica (guest star Vanessa Redgrave) learns troubling details of her new husband (Gilles Marini, last seen on “Brothers & Sisters”).
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” 10 p.m. TBS (new time slot) — All three couples go on an eye-opening marriage retreat.

THANKSGIVING
The National Dog Show” noon NBC — Trying to get away from the in laws? Enjoy some dogs far more obedient than yours.
Survivor: Samoa” 8 p.m. CBS — The Galu tribe blew a seemingly invincible 8-4 lead and are now in major trouble. And Russell (an immunity idol magnet of epic “Survivor” proportions) went from vintage villain to endearing underdog in recent weeks. But now that his Foa Foa mates are in the saddle, will his dark side rear its ugly head again?
Beyonce: I Am… Yours” 9 p.m. ABC — Why waste a fresh episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” on Thanksgiving? Instead, have “Sweet Dreams” with this star.
NBC’s People of the Year” 9 p.m. NBC — If Barbara Walters can find the “most fascinating” people of the year, Matt Lauer can do his own version with Captain Chelsey Sullenberger, Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift, among others.
Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City” 10 p.m. ABC — Miss him at Piedmont Park a few months ago? Check him out here.
FRIDAY
Supernanny” 8 p.m. ABC — A family has trouble with a five-year-old with diabetes who refuses to eat.
Monk” 9 p.m. USA — The mystery of Trudy’s death might finally be revealed in part one of a two part series finale.
Ugly Betty” 9 p.m. ABC — Why is Wilhelmina walking around in sweats in public?
Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” 10 p.m. Food — Guy Fieri returns to his favorite eateries.
Pit Bulls & Parolees” 10 p.m. Animal — Tia, who is trying to spruce up the image of the poor pit bull, seeks a wild pit bull living in a park.
White Collar” 10 p.m. USA — Pai Gow anybody? Peter and Neal work a case out of Chinatown which is naturally linked to organized crime.
WEEKEND
Beyond Sherwood” 9 p.m. Saturday SyFy — Robin Hood must find a cure for a woman cursed to turn into a beast. Where’s House when you need him?
The Dog Who Saved Christmas” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC Family — A guard dog (Mario Lopez’s voice) protects a home while they’re away. Dean Cain stars, too.
25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert” 8 p.m. Sunday HBO (four-hour special) — Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, U2 and James Taylor are among the amazing performers culled from these recent New York City concerts.
Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Angie thinks it’s time to leave Wisteria after yet another attack.
2009 Soul Train Awards” 9 p.m. Sunday BET — Taped earlier this month at the Georgia World Congress Center, this special honors Charlie Wilson and Chaka Khan.
A Dog Named Christmas” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — If that dog over at ABC Family isn’t good enough for you, try this weepy story about a man who tries to get everybody in town to foster a dog for the holidays.

7 comments Add your comment

Viewer

November 23rd, 2009
7:22 am

Monday at 10:00pm – a new episode of CASTLE.

C’mon Rodney, this is the best scripted show on television!!!

DIlly Dally

November 23rd, 2009
7:52 am

Rodney – You forgot to add the Camaro buildup on Two Guys Garage on Speed Channel. That’s TWO GUYS GARAGE starring Atlanta’s own Bryan Fuller and featuring Kevin Byrd, exclusively on SPEED CHANNEL.

Tell Kate to go have more babies with her bodyguard!

November 23rd, 2009
8:38 am

Miss you Katie Kate!!!!!!!!!

Getinbizy

November 23rd, 2009
9:44 am

Good riddance to Jon & Kate. One crap show down, hundreds to go.

Get a life, people.

find my family - news bytes

November 23rd, 2009
11:35 pm

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John

November 24th, 2009
11:52 am

I watched Castle last night and it sucked. Same old cop BS. It’s time to start dumping these repetitive shows and put something on more unique and stimulating. Castle was not clever, nor unique, but my 6 year old daughter loved it. I guess that speaks volumes of the audience it’s aiming for. Less crime/hospital shows please!

Bet

November 24th, 2009
7:04 pm

Mya has, from the beginning, danced like a pro. Which leads me to believe that she had a head start on the winning aspect. Sure Donny had performed onstage, but never has h ever done any ballroom dancing. Kelly has improved but still looks very akward when dancing.

If I were the one that had to pick a winner, I would pick Donny. After all both Mya and Kelly have an advantage over him as they are young enough to be his daughters. You have to give the older man credit where credit is due.