What to Watch Tonight: The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, and The Mortified Sessions

What to watch on Monday, December 26...

Is today a holiday? Kinda seems like it. I'm not an astronomer or a scientist of any kind, but does it seem like sometimes holidays are so full they spill over into the next day? (And no, Boxing Day does NOT count). I don't know, let's just finish eating our leftovers and playing with our now-broken toys. Oh, and this stuff:

HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8pm, ABC
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
Another day, another holiday special, am I right? Just kidding, this thing is old, it's from 1976 or something. Anyway, it's about Rudolph and his red nose and his bossy owner, Santa Claus. Featuring the voice of Red Skelton (who was NOT on Sanford & Son, that was someone else). But yeah. Holiday specials. Is it summer yet?

8pm, Sundance
The Mortified Sessions
Less seasonal but appropriately awkward, tonight's Mortified Sessions brings us Back to the Future's Lea Thompson and The Breakfast Club's Anthony Michael Hall. Just what embarrassed these teenagers (who were millionaires at the time)? Tune in and find out!

9pm, TNT
The Closer
Tonight it seems like everybody's hasslin' Brenda when a federal lawsuit against her starts to heat up. Meanwhile Brenda attempts to solve the murder case at the heart of said lawsuit, and Revenge of the Nerds' Curtis Armstrong guest-stars. Not as Booger, but probably as a different character.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10pm, TNT
Rizzoli & Isles
Tonight everyone's favorite lady justice duo investigates the arson-related death of a firefighter, which is made more complicated by a hit-and-run incident. Ugh, could everyone just knock it off with the manslaughter already? VERY annoying.

12am, Cartoon Network
China, IL
It's probably not going to shock you if I say that Adult Swim's China, IL is a weird show. You knew this, even if you didn't actually know this. Anyway, here's the thing: It's pretty good! In tonight's holiday-themed segment, the professor brothers' jobs are on the line after all their students fail their finals. See what I'm saying? That's pretty funny right there.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Love & Hip Hop, 8 p.m., VH1
Who's Still Standing?, 8 p.m., NBC
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, 9 p.m., TLC
You Deserve It, SEASON 1 FINALE, 9 p.m., ABC
Pawn Stars, 10 p.m., History
Rock Center with Brian Williams, 10 p.m., NBC
Scouted, 10 p.m., E!


What are you watching tonight?

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Rizzoli & Isles
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Rizzoli & Isles, Antiques Roadshow, reruns...
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nothing
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Rizzoli & Isles
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nothing
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Nothing. Unless you count Raw. Wow.
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zip, nada, ziltch etc. I want OUAT, Pan Am, Grimm, A gifted man back. I am bored with TV of late.
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The Closer. That's for sure - favourite drama on tv.

Maybe Rizzoli & Isles
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Nothing for me....Please come back Castle.......
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Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer
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Nothing
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The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.
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just season finale of Rizzoli & Isles
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The Closer, Rizzoli but not Isles (sorry, smarty pants lady!), and China Il which is technically tomorrow morning.
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The Closer and Rizzoli and Isles are it for me tonight.
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Honestly, why DO you work here? You obviously can't find a single thing good to say about television. Heck, you can't even appreciate the holiday classics. I mean, really. Did you truly think you'd get away with comndemning good ol' Rudolph? A year-'round lump of coal for you, little man.
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The Closer and Rizzoli and Isles.
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The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles
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I don't expect to be watching much in the way of new shows until next year. Pretty much all the regular shows are in repeats or are preempted.

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The Closer.

Provenza makes me smile :-)
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Boxing Day. The greatest holiday of the year!!!
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Aw, nothing tonight. I'll probably watch some Raptors basketball, and maybe part of the Falcons-Saints football game.
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Rizzoli & Isles I guess, but has anyone else noticed that the writing has been poor this season? I've guessed who-done-it in every episode, it's just too obvious.
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I also have to give you +1s there, this season has been sillier, softer, sitcom-ier writing with simple cases and simple resolutions.
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Same for me; Rizzoli & Isles. And you're right, the quality of writing has dropped. I think it's because the series has moved away from the police work, and it now focuses so much more on the relationship between Maura and Jane, like going together to the high school reunion. The same has happened in Bones. They spend so much time on everyone's babies and finding apartments, that the time spent on catching killers has become minimal.
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T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.
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only The Closer
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Rizzoli & Isles
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isn't tonight also the finale of closer?
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Rizzoli l& Isles
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