What to Watch Tonight: Person of Interest and the Season Finales of Burn Notice and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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What to watch on Thursday, December 15...

Ladies and gentlesirs, please refrain from watching television until after your French horn lessons. At which point please proceed to watch EVERYTHING:

9pm, CBS
Person of Interest
Reese and Finch are baffled when The Machine spits out four different numbers. Relax guys, it's called multi-tasking. Deal with it.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9pm, ABC
The Year with Katie Couric
Tonight Katie Couric teams up with the magazine version of Katie Couric (People) to bring us a round-up of 2011's most notable events. These events include important things like Kim Kardashian's wedding as well as boring, dumb things like the collapse of the world economy, various Middle Eastern revolutions, and the death of Osama bin Laden.

SEASON 5 FINALE, 10pm, USA
Burn Notice
The season all comes down to this, Michael's biggest CIA mission yet. I don't know what that mission is yet, it's a secret (typical CIA stuff). But while Michael's dealing with it, Sam and Fiona have to make sure evil Anson doesn't cause too much trouble. Good luck with that, Sam and Fiona.

10pm, NBC
Prime Suspect
Tonight Jane looks into the death of a Jewish diamond dealer (I'm guessing he was murdered, but I've been wrong about these things in the past.) Later on, Matt decides to celebrate when he receives a big job. Celebrate while you still can, Matt, you big charmer.

SEASON 7 FINALE, 10pm, FX
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
In the second part of last week's reunion episode, the gang attempts to create some revisionist history about their high school experiences. And then after that... oh no! The season's over already?

10pm, CBS
The Mentalist
Uh-oh, it's a bad night for Jane when he nearly drowns while investigating the murder of a fireman. But unlike most near-drowning victims, his recovery includes amnesia and the unwelcome return of his con-artist persona Patrick Jane, who we all know is the mental-est mother-father in town.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Charlie Brown Christmas, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8 p.m., ABC
The X Factor , 8 p.m., Fox
Rules of Engagement, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
DUI, 9 p.m., TLC
I (Almost) Got Away With It, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Selling Spelling Manor, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., HGTV
The First 48, 9 p.m., A&E;
This Old House Hour, 9 p.m., PBS
Beavis and Butt-head, 10 & 11 p.m., MTV
Beyond Scared Straight, 10 p.m., A&E;
Hostage: Do or Die, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Project Accessory, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Selling LA, 10 p.m., HGTV
Weed Wars, 10 p.m., Discovery
Selling New York, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
The League, 10:30 p.m., FX
Good Vibes, 11 p.m., MTV

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Daniel Craig on Colbert Report, 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Dax Shepard and Kunal Nayyar on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Elle Fanning and Robin Thicke on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Matt Damon on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Robert Downey Jr. on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Ryan Adams on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Sean Hayes and John Hodgman on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Tom Hanks and My Morning Jacket on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS

 

What are you watching tonight?

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