What to watch on Wednesday, December 14...
The TV year's winding down before reruns take over entirely, so let's just thank our lucky stars we've still got SOME good things left (not so fast, Barbara Walters). Here's today's guide to your favorite shows involving ghosts, fake psychics, and/or filthy people:
Survivor: South Pacific
It can be argued that the past, oh, six episodes of this season have been pretty boring. That's the problem when a successful alliance systematically eliminates its opponents. But this episode (and Sunday's finale) should be slightly more interesting as we'll see how Coach's alliance crumbles, which Redemption Island outcast will return, and just HOW aglow Whitney and alleged homewrecker Keith will appear on that jury panel.
American Horror Story
Things get awkward tonight when Ben attempts to take Violet off the property. Later Violet and Tate attempt to rid the Murder House of certain ghosts. Oh and also? Vivien GIVES BIRTH. Yup. Alert the Pope.
Shawn and Juliet's romantic wine country getaway seemingly goes awry when (a) their hotel room is robbed, (b) a dead body turns up, and (c) the minibar prices are outrageous. Come on, you guys, no big deal. Just bring your own snacks.
Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011
While Barbara Walters may not yet be at the level where she gets to decide who lives and who dies, she DOES get to decide who is or is not fascinating. This special details her top ten list for 2011. The one thing you should know is that Barbara Walters has a loose definition of "fascinating," as Donald Trump, the Kardashians, Pippa Middleton, and Simon Cowell all made the cut.
SEASON 26 FINALE, 10pm, MTV
The Real World: San Diego
It's been an entirely unmemorable season of binge drinking, homophobia, scream-whispering, and male beauty regimens, but the gang of Real World San Diego Part Deux calls it quits tonight. The finale deals with one last bender/rampage at a charity event, and a follow-up reunion special will gather together all the best bender/rampage clips of the season. See y'all at The Duel!
ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10pm, TBS
Funniest Commercials of the Year 2011
Old Spice Dude Isaiah Mustafa hosts this round-up of the year's most LOL-worthy corporate advertisements. All I'm saying is, it better include my new girlfriend:
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox
Baseball Wives, 9 p.m., VH1
Criminal Minds, 9 p.m., CBS
Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, 9 p.m., Bravo
I Hate My Teenage Daughter, 9:30 p.m., Fox
CSI, 10 p.m., CBS
Debra DiGiovanni: Single, Awkward, Female, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10 p.m., Showtime
Hot in Cleveland, 10 p.m., TV Land
Moonshiners, 10 p.m., Discovery
State of Play, 10 p.m., BBC America
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Toddlers & Tiaras, 10 p.m., TLC
Top Chef: Texas, 10 p.m., Bravo
The Exes, 10:30 p.m., TV Land
Bob Costas on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Charlize Theron on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Jane Kaczmarek on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Kathy Griffin and Jamie Bell on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Louis C.K. on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Patton Oswalt on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Robert Downey, Jr. and Lisa Lampanelli on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
What are you watching tonight?