NEW & NOTABLE:
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8PM CBS, CTV in Canada)
In this rerun, Penny gets a boyfriend, so jealousy pushes Leonard back into Leslie’s bed, proving what we’ve said all along: Life is unfair. I mean, Penny gets it on with Travis Schuldt (best known for his role as the practically-always-shirtless Ethan on PASSIONS) and Leonard gets… a female version of himself (played by the always fabulous Sara Gilbert).
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (8PM ABC)
You know it’s the holiday season when the best one of the big networks can offer is a rerun of a movie that came out in 2003… and ain’t nearly as good as the theme-park ride that inspired it.
20 MOST HORRIFYING HOLLYWOOD MURDERS (8PM E!)
The OJ Simpson case has never been officially solved, but never fear, cause it’s among the cases E!’s crack team will look at in this special. Might as well mark this one “case closed!”
DEAL OR NO DEAL (9PM NBC)
The best thing we can say is that it’s new and features an appearance by Kobe Bryant. Because heck, it ain’t a holiday until an overpaid sports figure named after an expensive type of beef and who definitely committed adultery and may have committed sexual assault helps you decide whether or not to take a suitcase being offered up by a scantily clad model. Did we mention it’s a new episode?
SEVEN DEADLY SINS (9PM HISTORY)
Sure, we’ve always had a soft spot in our heart for gluttony, but truth be told, lust has always been our favorite. And let’s face it, seeing as sex sells, it’s not surprising that the sins of lust is spotlighted in the pilot of this seven-part series focused on the ultimate naughty list. A segment of the show focuses on history’s worst perpetrators… so come on, place your bets! Who’ll make the cut? (And no, Jimmy Carter, lusting in your heart ain’t good enough for this list!
BROMANCE (9PM MTV)
Brody Jenner seeks that special kinda love he can only get from another guy in this new series. And by “new” we mean “totally ripped off from PARIS HILTON’S MY NEW BFF. Like in life, there are no winners and losers on this series. Unlike in life, they’re all losers.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (9PM SOAPnet)
Marty turns on the charms with Todd. Yes, the guy who raped her years ago and then, this year, romanced her while she was stricken with amnesia and had no clue who he was. But don’t worry… the only reason Marty’s turning up the heat is as part of her plan to see Todd burn in hell!