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TV best bets with season finales of ‘Survivor,’ ‘Dexter,’ ‘Homeland’

What will Brody do now? CREDIT: Showtime

What will Brody do now? CREDIT: Showtime

Sunday lately has felt jam-packed, like Spaghetti Junction during rush hour. A few of the big shows are taking breaks now though.

Showtime is finishing up “Dexter” and a sophomore year of “Homeland.”

TBS, in the meantime, is burning off remaining new episodes of its sitcom “Are We There Yet?” by airing them at 9:30 a.m. I guess it’s better than not airing them at all.

MONDAY

“American Country Awards” 8 p.m. Fox — Performers include Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” 8 p.m. ABC — The team helps a veteran wounded in Iraq

“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Marshall’s widowed mother gets back into the dating pool.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — Lithonia’s Trevin Hunte is in the top four.

“2 Broke Girls” 9 p.m. CBS — Max and Caroline host a grand-opening celebration at their cupcake shop.

“Mel Brooks Strikes Back!” 9 p.m. HBO — He discusses his long career.

“Syfy 20th Anniversary Special” 9 p.m. Syfy — Looking back at shows like “Dune,” “Caprica” and “Battlestar Galactica.”

“Take It All” 9:01 m. NBC (new series) — A gift-swap game show hosted by Howie Mandel.

“Hawaii Five-O” 10 p.m. CBS — An armed man takes McGarrett and a girl hostage

“Castle” 10 p.m. ABC — Beckett returns from her suspension.

“Michael Buble Christmas Special” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton and Carly Rae Jepsen join Buble. 

TUESDAY

“Giuliana & Bill” 8 p.m. Style (fifth season finale) — The couple disagree over what Duke should wear for his baptism.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Fornell becomes the target of a shooting.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. CBS — The final two are named.

“Rizzoli & Isles” 9 p.m. TNT — Jane and Maura investigate an apparent suicide.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — Kensi isn’t thrilled when Granger insists she join him on a case.

“Mankind: The Story of All Of Us” 9 p.m. History — Examining the effects of the Civil War.

“New Girl” 9 p.m. Fox — Jess tries to avoid Sam.

“Leverage” 10 p.m. TNT — The con is on to squash a crooked winery owner.

“Vegas” 10 p.m. CBS — At the Savoy, Savino lands an influential high roller.

“Parenthood” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Adam and Kristina have a health scare.

WEDNESDAY

“Are We There Yet?” 9;30  a.m. TBS — You know a network isn’t too keen on a show when it airs a new episode at 9;30 a.m.

“Channel 2 Investigates” 8 p.m. WSB — A look at some of the network’s biggest recent investigations. (Pre-empted “The Middle” and “The Neighbors” air at 2:07 a.m.)

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS— Will Michael and “Facts of Life” Lisa team up with Abi to get rid of Denise and Malcolm? They should!

“The X Factor” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 4 perform. Carly Rose is the class of this class.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — Someone is tracking their cases and replicating solved crimes.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Gloria sings to her unborn baby.

“Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 ” 9:31 p.m. ABC — Among the choices: Chris Christie, Honey Boo Boo and One Direction.

“American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX — Lana uncovers evidence that can exonerate Kit

“CSI” 10 p.m. CBS — Five people are killed in a small plane crash.

“Top Chef” 10 p.m. Bravo — The chefs’ genealogy inspires dishes.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Sheldon revisits Christmas memories.

“Last Resort” 8 p.m. ABC — Kendal and King lead a rescue attempt.

“X Factor” 8 p.m. Fox — Likely final two are Tate Stevens and Carly Rose, unless Emblem3 surprises.

“Two and a Half Men” 8:31 p.m. CBS — Walden continues to play his poorer alter ego.

“Glee” 9 p.m. Fox — The episode is a tribute to the film “Love Actually.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Bailey gets nervous as she prepares for her wedding.

“Person of Interest” 9:01 p.m. CBS — The latest person of interest becomes a crusade for Reese.

“Burn Notice” 10 p.m. USA — Michael seeks refuge in a warehouse and gets caught in the middle of a smuggler’s attempt to get revenge on a former client.

“Elementary” 10:01 p.m. CBS— A supposedly unbreachable bank vault is broken into by thieves.

FRIDAY

“Kichen Nightmares” 8 p.m. Fox — Gordon Ramsay checks in on restaurants he had helped in the past.

“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. ABC — Ed goes turkey hunting and shoots a bald eagle by mistake. Hilarious!

“Malibu Country” 8:31 p.m. ABC — June informs Cash that she has doubts about her religion.

“Fringe” 9 p.m. Fox — Walter uses LSD to jog his memory about a plan to beat the Observers.

“Take It All” 9 p.m. NBC — The end of a week-long run of gift-themed game show.

“The Elf on the Shelf” 9:30 p.m. CBS — This locally created special is back for a second year.

“Haven” 10 p.m. Syfy — Nathan and Duke go back to their high school to help Audrey apprehend a killer.

“Scandal” 10:02 p.m. ABC — Olivia provides assistance to the vice president.

WEEKEND

“Baby’s First Christmas” 8 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — Feuding lawyers spend Christmas for the birth of their siblings’ son.

“Cops” 8 p.m. Saturday Fox (25th season debut) — Where sweaty tank-topped men get chased.

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday VH1 — A special to catch up with the cast.

“Survivor” 8:30 p.m. Sunday (25th season finale) — Who would have thought a former “Facts of Life” actress would help make this season so addictive?

“The Bachelorette” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — 2011 “Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert gets married to J.P. Rosenbaum.

“Dexter” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (seventh season finale) — LaGuerta is on the verge of exposing Dexter.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 9 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Kenya Moore acts dignified. Ah… just kidding.

“VH1 Divas 2012” 9 p.m. Sunday VH1 — Performers include Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Jordin Sparks.

“Homeland” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime (second season finale) — Carrie is faced with a pivotal decision.

3 comments Add your comment

missnadine

December 10th, 2012
1:55 pm

I wason the edge of my seat watching Homeland last week. I will watch yesterday’s episode tonight. It is a complex show, and sometimes it is hard to care about Carrie!

Rodney,I think Dexter has gotten to the point where it has become really bad, and way too unbelievable. At this point, pretty much all the story lines have been told.

Tim

December 12th, 2012
1:32 am

I would love for someone from TBS to explain why they are airing NEW SHOWS (frickin new shows!) of Are We There Yet early in the morning. Seriously, this is unprecedented Bull****.

I remember when they made the announcement that the show had been renewed. But they waited forever before deciding to air the new shows. Why? If they thought it was good enough to bring back, then what exactly happened to make them decide not to put it back in primetime again? What happened between the decision to renew and the airing of new episodes? Who watches TBS on weeknights now? You can’t tell me that the show couldn’t beat out the syndicated shows airing between 8 and 10 o’clock. These TV executives are brainless.

tv boy

December 15th, 2012
5:11 pm

oh i respectfully disagree about dexter. it’s gotten even better this season. they could easily bring it back, but it’s probably best to end it this season, going out with a bang (literally). i’ll miss it