Georgia is salted throughout the week:
- AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” shot in Atlanta, concludes its hugely successful six-episode debut season Sunday in climactic fashion. You’ll never quite look at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre the sasme again. There are 13 more set for next year.
- Georgia music artists get much love in multiple specials this week. Little Big Town and Sugarland are on “CMA Country Christmas” Monday on ABC. B.o.B. and Justin Bieber are on “Grammy Nominations Concert Live” on CBS Wednesday. On Friday, “CMT’s Artists of the Year” include Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band. And Sugarland is back Sunday with Keri Hilson in “VH1 Divas Salute the Troops.”
- In reality TV land, former Atlantan David Hasselhoff has his own show Sunday on A&E. Decatur’s Richard Blais is on “Top Chef: All Stars” on Bravo Wednesday. And Atlanta’s Frankie Lons is on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” on VH1 the same day. And the “Ghost Hunters” on Syfy visit Rhodes Hall with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Wednesday as well. And that doesn’t even include the usual weekly installment of “Real Housewives” Sunday.
Plus, Katy Perry will get their fill of the “Teenage Dream” singer at least four times on TV this week: “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” on CBS Tuesday, “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live” the next day on the same network, “Friday Night Alright” on VH1 in concert and Sunday on “VH1 Divas Salute the Troops.”
“Skating With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — If you are so desperately missing “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC offers up this chilly alternative.
“The Event” 9 p.m. NBC (first season fall finale) — Sophia sends Simon on a mission to see if her suspicions of Thomas and Isabel are justified.
“Lie to Me” 9 p.m. Fox — A terminally ill restaurant owner hires Cal to track down his murdered daughter’s killer .
“CMA Country Christmas” 9:30 p.m. ABC — Little Big Town, Darius Rucker and Sugarland are among the performers.
“Hoarders” 10 p.m. A&E — A husband sleeps in his car due to his wife’s hoarding in the home.
“Chase” 10 p.m. NBC — Annie and Daisy chase small-town fugitives who lure innocent people to help them with bank robberies.
“Glee” 8 p.m. Fox — The kids go to Sectionals.
“The Real Story of Christmas” 8 p.m. History — The history of Christmas is explored.
“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” 8 p.m. NBC — Performers include Sheryl Crow, Mariah Carey and Josh Groban.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” 8 p.m. ABC — Who suffered more: the Who citizens or that poor dog the Grinch drags around?
“No Ordinary Family” 9 p.m. ABC (new time slot) — A serial arsonist messes up Jim and Stephanie’s 18th anniversary.
“Stargate Universe” 9 p.m. Syfy (second season fall finale) — The Destiny discovers an area packed with destroyed ships.
“Raising Hope” 9:01 p.m. Fox — Jason Lee (“My Name is Earl”) plays a rocker.
“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” 10 p.m. CBS — Katy Perry performs and much cleavage is bared.
“Strange Days With Bob Saget” 10 p.m. A&E (new series) — Saget explores subcultures, the first being a biker gang.
“Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX (90-minute third season finale) — Speaking of biker gangs, SAMCRO battles the ATF and the Russians.
“America’s Next Top Model” 8 p.m. the CW (15th season finale) — Ann and Chelsey battle for the crown.
“Human Target” 8 p.m. Fox— Chance goes undercover as a jewel thief.
“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — Wake Jeff Probst up when this boring season is over.
“Ghost Hunters” 9 p.m. Syfy — The TAPS team explores Rhodes Hall in Atlanta with three of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
“Top Chef: All Stars” 10 p.m. Bravo (eighth season debut) — Decatur’s Richard Blais is among the 18 non-winners from past shows eager for redemption.
“The President’s Book of Secrets” 9 p.m. History — What does the president know that we don’t?
“Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” 10 p.m. VH1 (fourth season debut ) — Keyshia Cole’s mom and Atlanta resident Frankie Lons is among the rehab participants.
“The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!” 10 p.m. CBS — LL Cool J hosts with performances by Atlantan B.o.B, part-time Atlantan Justin Bieber and (yet again) Katy Perry.
“Terriers” 10 p.m. FX (first season finale) — Hank struggles to expose the Ocean Beach scandal.
“Storage Wars” 10 p.m. A&E (new series) — Buyers try to find gems in repossessed storage units.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — A man is found dead on the dashboard of a truck.
“The Santa Suit” 8 p.m. Hallmark — Kevin Sorbo plays a rich man who Santa turns into a homeless man to teach him a lesson.
“The Kennedy Detail” 9 p.m. Discovery — Secret Service men talk about John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Derek takes Cristina on a fishing trip to help her escape her troubles.
“The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Michael needlessly worries about China’s growth as a global power.
“Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” 10 p.m. History (new series) — A ten-part series about the world’s secret symbols, codes and conspiracy theories.
“Burn Notice” 10 p.m. USA — Michael has to help Nate out of trouble.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” 10 p.m. FX — Philadelphia Phillies players Ryan Howard and Chase Utley make cameos.
“CMT Artists of the Year” 8 p.m. CMT — Georgia is well represented with Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band.
“Medium” 8 p.m. CBS — Did a guy who fell in front of a train get pushed?
“A Walk in My Shoes” 8 p.m. NBC — Nancy Travis plays a teacher who learns how tough it can be to be a mom when she literally lives in another woman’s shoes.
“CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — Kind of kills the Christmas spirit when a department store holiday display window features a dead body.
“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Danny investigates the murder of a doorman at a popular nightclub.
“Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura” 10 p.m. TruTV — Are companies buying up water rights in the Great Lakes?
“Gold Rush: Alaska” 10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — Men in need of financial help in Oregon go to Alaska to find gold. There’s no Sarah Palin in this reality program.
“Friday Night Alright” 11 p.m. – Guess what? It’s that seldom seen singer Katy Perry!
“Losing Lennon” 8 p,m. Saturday CNN — An hour-long recap of the John Lennon assassination 30 years ago.
“Farewell Mr. Kringle” 9 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — A cynical journalist is forced to write a story about a Christmas-themed town.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Robert De Niro hosts.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC— The Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Legend help out a Ohio family.
“Boardwalk Empire” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (first season finale) — Nucky wonders how Election Day will change Atlantic City.
“Gene Simmons: Family Jewels” 9 p.m. Sunday A&E (sixth season debut) — Gene and Shannon tour the Anne Frank home.
“VH1 Divas Salute the Troops” 9 p.m. Sunday VH1 — Performers include Atlanta’s Keri Hilson and Sugarland. And Katy Perry shockingly shows up. Kathy Griffin hosts.
“Bama Belles” 10 p.m. Sunday TLC (new series) — A “Real Housewives” type of show featuring Dothan, Ala. women.
“CSI: Miami” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS (200th episode) — A pregnant woman is assaulted.
“The Hasselhoffs” 10 p.m.Sunday A&E (new series) — Former Atlantan David Hasselhoff gets his own reality show.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 10 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Kim faces off against Atlanta vocal coach Jan Smith yet again.
“The Walking Dead” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC (first season finale) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t quite the oasis the survivors had hoped for.