5 Shows After Dark: No, Really, Take it All Away
“How I Met Your Mother” on CBS at 8:00pm ET.
“Mel Brooks Strikes Back!” on HBO at 9:00pm ET.
“Hoarders” on A&E at 9:00pm ET.
“Take It All” on NBC at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new game show hosted by Howie Mandel that’s basically a prettier version of “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” involving game show prizes. Because that’s just what we need around the holidays, a show that will most likely confirm that most people are greedy and self centered. Unless there’s a Christmas miracle and it goes the other way, but I don’t have a lot of faith in the people who end up on game shows.
“Michael Buble Christmas Special” on NBC at 10:00pm ET. I’m not a big fan of Christmas specials, because watching entertainers spend an hour or two singing the same 10-15 Christmas songs every year isn’t what I consider a good time. However, Michael Buble’s voice is a gem all on its own, and would be even when he’s stuck singing a slightly warmed over version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.
Genevieve Burgess is making her list and checking it twice.