Tonight’s TV Addictions: December 7, 2008

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
THE SIMPSONS (8:30PM FOX, Global in Canada)
Much to Lisa’s chagrin, Mr. Burns endangers a rare bee colony after winning a basketball team in a poker game and moving them to Springfield. Not to be confused with the times that Mr. Burns opened a recycling plant (to Lisa’s chagrin), a mega-church (to Lisa’s chagrin) and a casino (I think you get the idea…)

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (9PM ABC, 7PM CTV in Canada)
Experimental surgery to restore Carlos’ eyesight in December… we smell a Christmas miracle.

DEXTER (9PM Showtime, 10PM TMN in Canada)
Does a killer latter half of the season make up for a lackluster start to the season? Not to encourage the creative team behind DEXTER or anything, but yeah kinda.

BROTHERS & SISTERS (10PM ABC, Global in Canada)
If Tommy and Julia are serious about making their marriage work, it probably would behoove Julia to drop by the Walker household more than twice per season. We’re just saying’.

NEW & NOTABLE:
THE LIBRARIAN: CURSE OF THE JUDAS CHALICE (8PM TNT)
If Lara Croft’s umm.. assets and Indiana Jones’ rugged exterior are a turn off, may we suggest the opposite end of the spectrum. Meet Noah Wyle’s librarian turned treasure hunter.

THETVADDICT.COM READER PICK (via Twitter):
ColoradoKila: Excited for Leverage & The Librarian. I didn’t see 1st Librarian, gotta love Noah W!

For Jenny’s comprehensive TVGuide,

  • *Season Finale*The Amazing Race – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Leverage – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Football Night In America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Front of the Class – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Special*House of Saddam – HBO @ 9/8c & 10/9c (Parts 1 & 2 of 4-Part Miniseries)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Washington at Baltimore – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *Special*The Librarian 3 – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Brotherhood – Showtime @ 8/7c
  • *New*Brothers & Sisters – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Californication – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dexter – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover Home Edition – ABC @ 7/6c & 8/7c (1-Hour Behind the Scenes Special & New Episode)
  • *New*Rock of Love Girls: Charm School – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Skins – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Summer Heights High – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c

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  • Josh Emerson

    You thought Dexter had a lackluster start? Wow. I think this entire season has been pretty strong. It’s now probably my favorite show outside of 30 Rock.

    Meanwhile, I’ve missed 5 episodes of Brothers & Sisters. Just completely lost interest in the show. I’m sure I’ll catch up sometime though.