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The Game Effect Editorial

What to Watch: Week of December 5 - December 11

Two intriguing premieres, two big season finales, plus lots of new episodes of our favorites

By Kaili Markley on 12/5/2011


The Mortified Sessions - Series Premiere (Sundance 8PM EST)
  • "Ed Helms, Eric Stonestreet, Mo'Nique, Will Forte, Cheryl Hines, Alanis Morissette, Megan Mullally and More To Reveal Seminal Moments and Little Known Secrets... such as "awkward childhood photos, profane diary entries and embarrassing poetry" and other "personal artifacts and anecdotes of their youth."

Terra Nova - "Within" (FOX 9PM EST)
  • "Lucas races to assemble the final pieces of his mystery device, in advance of the 11th Pilgrimage's arrival. Also, Jim and Taylor confront the colony's 'Sixer' mole, Skye is reunited with a familiar face and Terra Nova prepares for war."


Glee - "Hold On To Sixteen" (FOX 8PM EST)
  • "In an attempt to recruit a few more members, Finn tracks down former teammate Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) and convinces him to come back to the glee club. Tina comes to the defense of Mike and encourages him to pursue his dream while McKinley prepares to host the big sectionals performance."

New Girl - "Bad In Bed" (FOX 9PM EST)
  • "Jess asks the guys for sex advice with Paul. Schmidt competes with a female co-worker at his boss's baby shower." 

Sons of Anarchy - "To Be, Act Two" Season Finale (FX 10PM EST)
  • "Jax must overcome great obstacles as he attempts to finalize the gun deal between the Irish and the cartel."


Modern Family - "Express Christmas" (ABC 9PM EST)
  • "The family puts together a quick Christmas celebration when they realize they won't be together on the actual day."

Happy Endings - "Grinches Be Crazy" (ABC 9:30PM EST)
  • "Desperate to earn money, Max agrees to play Santa at Penny's charity event; Jane tries to reclaim money she and Brad saved for their vacation after she accidentally gives it to the housekeeper."

American Horror Story - "Smoldering Children" (FX 10PM EST)
  • "Violet learns about the rules of the house. The truth about Larry's condition is explained. Constance is interrogated by the police."


Community - "Regional Holiday Music" (NBC 8PM EST)
  • "The GCC gang has to brush up on their singing skills when the glee club is unexpectedly sidelined!"

Parks and Recreation - "Citizen Knope" (NBC 8:30PM EST)
  • "Leslie forms a citizen action group while her friends in the Parks Department debate what to get her for Christmas."

The Office - "Christmas Wishes" (NBC 9PM EST)
  • "As Robert embarrassingly drowns his sorrows at the office holiday party, Andy tries to make everyone's wishes come true." 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - "The High School Reunion" (FX 10PM EST)
  • "The gang attends their high school reunion with a lot to prove. Old friends are met and new foes are made as the gang trips down memory lane."

The League - "The Light of Genesis" (FX 10:30PM EST)
  • "Kevin thinks his Krav Maga instructor (Eliza Dushku) may actually be into him. Jenny entrusts Andre with a secret. When a prank by Pete backfires, the guys need to rescue Ruxin from a cult."


Chuck - "Chuck vs. the Hack Off" (NBC 8PM EST)
  • "With Casey under arrest, Chuck and Sarah make an uncomfortable bargain with Decker."

The Onion News Network - "Brooke vs. O'Brady" (IFC 10PM EST)
  • "O'Brady Shaw joins Brooke on FactZone as her cohost to promote his new special 'The Cries of the Children.' A loud woman accountant is bothering the whole nation with her grating chatter. And a new weight loss drug is being released onto the market that curbs eating by making the user hallucinate that their food is a swarm of vicious, bloodthirsty monsters."


Appropriate Adult - Miniseries Premiere (Sundance 10PM EST)
  • "This original scripted event tells the story of British serial killer Fred West and his relationship with his 'appropriate adult,' Janet Leach. In the UK, an 'appropriate adult' is appointed to sit in on police interviews with children or vulnerable adults to safeguard their interest." The series "features acclaimed actor Dominic West (The Wire, 300) portraying Fred West, with Academy Award nominated actress Emily Watson starring as Janet Leach...the film event is a dramatization based on meticulous research and was shot in Manchester, England."
Saturday Night Live (NBC 11:30PM EST)
  • Katy Perry hosts with musical guest, Robyn.


Dexter - "Talk to the Hand" (SHO 9PM EST)
  • "Dexter develops a macabre scheme to try to apprehend the Doomsday Killers. Meanwhile, Debra and LaGuerta's battle over the case of the dead call girl intensifies and Debra's therapist makes a bold and disturbing suggestion."

Boardwalk Empire - "To The Lost" Season Finale (HBO 9PM EST)
  • "In the second-season finale, the approach of Nucky's trial has Jimmy thinking about reconciliation, while Margaret mulls an offer from Esther Randolph that will have momentous consequences."

Hell On Wheels - "Pride, Pomp and Circumstance" (AMC 10PM EST) 
  • "Durant challenges the Cheyenne to a competition in an effort to bring a halt to ongoing negotiations. Meanwhile, Elam and Cullen try to prevent bloodshed in town." 
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