The best thing to watch tonight isn’t on TV and is best viewed if you live in either North or Central America. I am speaking, of course, of the first full lunar eclipse on the night of the Winter Solstice since 1638. For me (and probably most of you) this is just a cool astrological event to watch, but I’m sure it’s an extra super big deal for the pagans though I’m not sure how they celebrate. Orgies? Virgin sacrifices? Someone let me know so I can send the appropriate e-card. I’m already making plans that involve hot chocolate, a campfire, those little hand warmer packets and as many pairs of socks as I can fit into my boots. Unfortunately, the eclipse isn’t scheduled to start until the wee hours of the morning though, so you’ll still have to suffer though tonight’s prime time schedule before heading out to watch. Here’s what you can kill time with:
8:00pm: “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS
“Million Dollar Money Drop” on Fox. Two hour series premiere. I’m not gonna lie, I do find the concept of this show intriguing but I’m still convinced it’s going to be a giant pile of suck. Because it’s on Fox.
“The Sing-Off” on NBC. Second season finale.
“Skating With the Stars” on ABC
8:30pm: “Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings” on ESPN. Due to snowfall collapsing the Metrodome’s roof, the game will be played in the outdoor stadium at the University of Minnesota. Brrrrrr.
9:00pm: “American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior” on Discovery
“American Pickers” on History
“The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on Food Network
“The Closer” on TNT
“Independent Lens: The Calling” on PBS
“Intervention” on A&E
“My Big Friggin Wedding” on VH1
“The Next Great Baker” on TLC
“WWE: RAW” on USA
10:00pm: “Fabulous Cakes: San Francisco” on TLC
“Hoarders” on A&E
“Howe and Howe Tech” on Discovery
“Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby” on VH1
“Men of a Certain Age” on TNT
“Perfect Couples” on NBC. Special presentation.
“Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” on Bravo
“True Life” on MTV. Tonight’s theme is “I’m an Albino”, which means that Skitz might firebomb MTV and save the rest of us the trouble.
10:30pm: “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It” on VH1. First season finale.
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Jack Black and Marv Albert
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Larry King, Garrett Hedlund, and Pink Martini
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Kristin Davis and Dick Cavett
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Jason Segel and Hailee Steinfeld
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Diddy-Dirty Money, Brad Wollack, Whitney Cummings, and Kevin Hart
“Conan” on TBS featuring Aaron Eckhart, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Beach House
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