5 Shows After Dark: Collect Your Rioting Gear, Just in Case
Bob’s Burgers on Fox at 8:30pm ET.
Downton Abbey: Return to Downton Abbey on PBS at 9:00pm ET. This is not the “new” season premiering stateside, but rather a special featuring highlights, a few teaser clips, and a whole lot of speculation about the new season which is particularly dumb when you remember that all of England (and a good portion of American fans) have already seen it. This empty spectacle in the name of a soap opera with uncommonly good costuming and set design will be hosted by the lovely Susan Sarandon, so maybe there is a reason or two to tune in.
Treme on HBO at 9:00pm ET. Fourth season premiere.
The Walking Dead on AMC at 9:00pm ET. Fourth season fall finale. So the consensus is that someone has to die tonight, yes? Get your bets in, characters and manner of death and winners will get… nothing but bragging rights and a way to link to proof that you totally called it. And that’s what really matters.
The Mentalist on CBS at 10:30pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess spent an inordinate amount of time in her pajamas this holiday weekend. It was wonderful.