What to Watch This Post-holiday Weekend: The Series Finales of Nikita and Treme and the Season Finales of Getting On and Ja'mie: Private School Girl


What to watch on Thursday, December 26...


9pm, ABC
20/20
“Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey” explores the real-life English domicile that inspired the stately Grantham homestead. The special also checks in on the day-to-day lives of modern members of the peerage.


10pm, TBS
Ground Floor
“Woman on Top” serves up a Pitch Perfect mini-reunion when Anna Camp stops by as Brody’s aggressively competitive ex, who ruffles Jenny’s feathers—especially when all three hit the karaoke stage.


12am, Cartoon Network
Eagleheart
The stuff that’s going down in “Quint,” well… look, there aren’t a lot of standards governing what people can say on the internet, but if I were to tell you about this episode, I would be totally flouting what few standards do exist. Just tearing those standards to bits and stomping them into the ground. It’s that intense.


LATE-NITE:
– Evangeline Lilly on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E! 


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What to watch on Friday, December 27...


MARATHON, 12pm, AMC
Breaking Bad
Plow through the full series over four days, with the first 17 episodes airing today and marathons picking up at noon on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Think of it like mainlining a show on Netflix, but with commercials.


8pm, Showtime
$ellebrity
Pop culture’s relationship with celebrity and media is examined in this special, which includes interviews with Jennifer Aniston and Elton John, among other longtime subjects of the camera’s gaze.


SERIES FINALE, 9pm, The CW
Nikita
Nikita is determined to use her last 42 minutes of airtime to obliterate MDK once and for all in “Canceled.” As she and Alex set their sights on vengeance, it’s up to Michael to keep our hero from getting herself killed and thus negating the opportunity for a spin-off move in 2016.


9pm, PBS
American Masters
“Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love” spotlights the prolific musical maestro, winner of multiple Grammys, Emmys, and Oscars along with a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize. Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Steven Soderbergh, Woody Allen and many more of Hamlisch’s friends and colleagues offer their insights.


9pm, NBC
What We Wasted Our Year On
It feels like the answer to this should just be “Candy Crush.” But host Willie Geist insists there’s roughly 42 minutes worth of other stuff to cover in this 2013 year-in-review.


LATE-NITE:
– Curtis Stone on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E! 


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What to watch on Saturday, December 28...


10:30am, The Hub
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Although this week’s episode is called “Bats!,” it sadly does not appear to be a story about Pinkie Pie teaming up with Harley Quinn to sow mischief in Gotham City. Instead, when Sweet Apple Acres comes under siege from Vampire Fruit Bats, Applejack and Fluttershy quarrel over the best way to expel the invaders.


MOVIE PREMIERE, 9pm, Lifetime
The Wrong Woman
A good-natured family woman (Danica McKellar) is accused of attempted murder in this distaff spin on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man. Drawn into a web of violence and intrigue, she comes to wonder if she may be less innocent than she originally believed.


9pm, BBC America
Atlantis
“The Song of the Sirens” finds Hercules taking desperate measures in his quest to woo Medusa. But the services of the sorceress Circe bear a far heavier cost that he ever expected.


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What to watch on Sunday, December 29...


7:30pm, PBS
Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2013
The discovery of an unexploded bomb forces the evacuation of the district, threatening to steal Christmas far more effectively than any green dude in a one-dog open sleigh could ever hope. As the Nonnatus House staff helps the community at a rescue center, Shelagh readies for her nuptials and Jenny finds her relationship with Alec progressing.


9pm, CBS
The Kennedy Center Honors
Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, and Carlos Santana are lauded for their contributions to art and culture in the 36th annual gala, with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama delivering the kudos.


SERIES FINALE, 9pm, HBO
Treme
“...To Miss New Orleans” caps the series with Colson receiving an offer to transfer, Nelson returning to Texas, and Lambreaux being sent home by the Guardians. Meanwhile, Antoine and his sons take in a Dr. John concert.


10pm, Food Network
Cutthroat Kitchen
In “Shrimp or Get Off the Pot Sticker,” wrappers for pot stickers are slathered in honey, creating a challenge for the chefs. Not as much of a challenge as if, say, the chefs found their heads stuck in pots of honey (or, more accurately, “hunny”), but a challenge nonetheless. Later, they must reap shrimp from a block of ice, which I’m pretty sure is how The Thing started, so that may not be an entirely wise move.


SEASON 1 FINALE, 10:20pm, HBO
Getting On
Everyone’s passing the buck after a patient is harmed by an equipment malfunction in “The Concert.” Elsewhere, the staff stages a musical performance, Phyllis deals with uncertainty about her mom’s condition, Jenna tries to wrangle some concessions out of Dr. Stickley, and DiDi bristles at a debt still owed.


SEASON 1 FINALE, 10:50pm, HBO
Ja’mie: Private School Girl
On Presentation Day, Ja’mie caps her Hilford tenure by finagling her way to the center of everyone’s attention once more.


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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I will be so glad when my shows come back!
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Did my own BB-marathon
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lost girl
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Saturday-UFC 168!
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what WHAT WHAT IS THIS POSSIBLE NIKITA SPIN-OFF NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT
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To the end of a badass series!
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Maybe its because its one of the only scripted shows airing a new episode this week, but I'm quite happy with the high number of people planning to watch the Nikita finale. Hopefully it won't be looked back upon as the series highest viewed episode, but if it is, hopefully it pushes the CW to consider more 6-episode limited series.
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Shows I'll be streaming on Netflix:

Lilyhammer - "Guantanamo Blues"
Continuum - "Second Time"
Flashpoint - "A Call to Arms"
Sons of Anarchy - "Orca Shrugged"
Burn Notice - "Breaking Point"
Roswell - "Four Squares"
Robin Hood - "Sheriff Got Your Tongue?"
Merlin - "The Curse of Cornelius Sigan"
Xena: The Warrior Princess - "Little Problems"
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Just the season finale of Nikita.
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This week is one major let down
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Ah man this made my entire day: "...it’s up to Michael to keep our hero from getting herself killed and thus negating the opportunity for a spin-off move in 2016." - Too damn funny
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And the Women of SNL special.
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