Intervention on Lifetime Movie Network at 8:00pm ET. Apparently, the Lifetime Movie Network has resurrected this particular flavor of misery porn. I hadn’t noticed whenever they did it, but here it is now! This week when I have literally nothing else to write about! I know you all rely on me for timely television reporting like this.
The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on CBS at 9:00pm ET. Two hour special presentation. Stephen Colbert is hosting in case you’re already missing him.
Epix Special: Road to the NHL Winter Classic on Epix at 10:00pm ET. Normally I try not to report on the fringe channels like Epix because I have no idea how many people actually get them, but the NHL Winter Classic is taking place in my city this year so I had to give it a nod. It should be a great Winter Classic, as it’s being held at National’s Park in DC where the weather should be a very sunny 42º F. Just the kind of weather that you think of when you think of outdoor hockey games!
The Real World on MTV at 10:00pm ET.
Benched on USA at 10:30pm ET. First season finale. No word on another season for this yet. I kept meaning to watch it, but even the allure of Eliza Coupe isn’t enough to get me over my inexplicable distaste for USA comedies. Yes, even Psych. Yes, there probably is something wrong with me.
Genevieve Burgess has an extreme whimsy sensitivity that seems to be tipped by USA shows comedies, Wes Anderson movies, things created by Joss Whedon, and certain episodes of the Moffat Sherlock.