What to Watch Tonight: Terra Nova, Rizzoli & Isles, and the Return of Fear Factor

By Price Peterson

Dec 12, 2011

What to watch on Monday, December 12...

Haha, bet you weren't expecting THIS mug staring at you from in front of a fireball. You're probably like, "What year is this??" Sorry. Mondays, am I right? But anyway: So much TV tonight! Some of it'll even be good!

SEASON PREMIERE, 8pm, NBC
Fear Factor
In a testament to the fact that sometimes our prayers go unanswered, Fear Factor returns tonight for an all-new round of disgusting, horrifying fun. Joe Rogan is back as host, and tonight's premiere involves airlifted contestants jumping onto the back of a moving truck; eating scorpions; and getting strapped to the front of a cement mixer as it races up a runway. Yay?

10pm, CBS
Hawaii Five-0
Tonight the hunks and babes of Hawaii Five-0 mobilize to investigate a body discovered by some local teens in an abandoned World War II bunker. Elsewhere, Chin Ho and Malia get hitched.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 9:30pm, HBO
Enlightened
A truly great first season comes to a close tonight as Amy successfully persuades Levi to seek help for his addictions. Meanwhile, at Abaddon, Amy decides to make an important presentation to Damon's department, an act which puts her job in jeopardy. Oh, Amy.

8pm, Fox
Terra Nova
The colony's starting to heat up as it teeters on the bring of war. Plus Taylor and Jim smoke out the Sixer mole and Lucas tries to assemble his mystery device before the arrival of the 11th Pilgrimage.

10pm, TNT
Rizzoli & Isles
Maura accompanies Jane to her high-school reunion, but OBVIOUSLY a dead body is discovered on the football field. Why wouldn't one be? Also, guest-star Lolita Davidovich arrives as Korsak's ex-wife, and she's got a business proposition for him!

SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, OWN
Rollin' with Zach
Remember when Oprah had that reality show where the winner would get his or her own talk show? Well, that's what's happening here! The highly charming, cerebral palsy-having Zach Anner stars in this travel show, which finds the titular wheelchair-bound hero accomplishing awesome things in different cities. Tonight his to-do list includes surfing and appearing as a contestant on The Price Is Right. (Hey, that's on my to-do list also!)

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network
2 Broke Girls, 8 p.m., CBS
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8 p.m., ABC
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, 9 p.m., TLC
Stephen King's Bag of Bones, ORIGINAL MINISERIES, 9 p.m., A&E;
The Closer, 9 p.m., TNT
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9 p.m., Bravo
Two and a Half Men, 9 p.m., CBS
You Deserve It, 9 p.m., ABC
Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Chef Roblé & Co., 10 p.m., Bravo
Pawn Stars, 10 p.m., History
Ridiculousness, 10 p.m., MTV
Rock Center with Brian Williams, 10 p.m., NBC
Scouted, 10 p.m., E!


LATE-NITE PICKS:
Mariel Hemingway on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Scarlett Johansson & Julie Chen on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS


What are you watching tonight?

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  • lcdmarie Dec 16, 2011

    Terra Nova

  • vitakato Dec 13, 2011

    Rizzoli & Isles

  • smithinjapan Dec 13, 2011

    Hawaii Five-0 is the kind of show I let play in the background while I surf the web or play games that require my attention on my iPhone. It's not bad, but it's lacking in a number of areas. Aside from Scott Caan, the acting isn't too wonderful either. Well, okay... Terry O'Quinn is great as well, but he suffers from a bad script. The scenery is, needless to say, stunning, and they do a very good job of taking advantage of that with the CSI: Miami-like opening shots on it.



    As for Terra Nova, is FOX REALLY thinking about continuing it? I thought it was decided there would be no second season. Are we only at the mid-point of the first?

  • tvspot Dec 13, 2011

    loll I remember from fear-factor the bull-nuts eating contests and the tarentulas and rats filled coffins...

  • KingofIPirates Dec 13, 2011

    Nothing.

  • shootingstar609 Dec 13, 2011

    Terra Nova and Hawaii 5-0. Bag of Bones looks interesting too.

  • Big_Pecks Dec 13, 2011

    2 Broke Girls and Fear Factor.

  • Geek_Queen Dec 13, 2011

    Terra Nova, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0, Rizzoli & Isles, reruns...

  • iShivi Dec 13, 2011

    Terra Nova and then I'll check in on the return of Fear Factor. And that's pretty much it.

  • spr12cr Dec 13, 2011

    Hawaii Five-0 and Rizzoli & Isles

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