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House gets in the holiday spirit

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A Charlie Brown Christmas makes me cry. Seriously, it's depressing. Why did I not notice that when I was a child? But what really slayed me last night was 24: Redemption. It's airing On Demand and wow, this is so beyond disturbing I couldn't even watch it for more than a few minutes.

Jim gets trippyWhat I did find amusing was The Soup Presents on E! and almost every show on The Food Network. Last night I watch Paula Deen make Christmas cookies and would it be wrong of me to say that her sons are hot. Just seeing those boys in the kitchen makes me a happy, happy woman. What's up with that?

And speaking of hot hunks, I watched the Scream Queens finale last night just to see the trailer for Jared Padalecki's new movie Friday the 13th. Oops, I had the wrong Winchester brother. The trailer was for Jensen Ackles' new movie My Bloody Valentine 3-D. I adore him with every fiber of my being, but there is no way I'll be able to see that flick in the theater. I am much to big a chicken.

The only thing scary on TV tonight is the return of America's Funniest Home Video. Apparently pets walking into sliding glass doors and guys getting hit in the nuts by their kids are still funny and marketable.

Let's see what else is on tonight, shall we?

Tonight On TV -- Tuesday, December 9

ABC begins the night with a holiday-themed episode of America's Funniest Home Videos, then it's a double dose of According to Jim, and Eli Stone gets a girlfriend.

NBC is all new with The Biggest Loser and then Law & Order: SVU deals with victims who have lost their memory.

CBS is all reruns but they're still worth checking out if you missed them due to Dancing with the Stars. The team from NCIS tracks an assassin, The Mentalist investigates the death of a surfer, and a lottery winner vanishes on Without a Trace.

On The CW, Annie and Ethan set up a non-date on 90210, then it's a repeat of this week's Privileged.

Happy holidays from HouseFOX makes merry with a holiday-themed House, and then it's a repeat of Fringe.

Over on cable

Missing Boston Legal already? ION has repeats at 8:00 and 10:00.

Bravo fills the night with Real Housewives of Orange County. The Party Monsters plan a bash for Diddy on E! and Style asks Whose Wedding?

For holiday lovers, MyNetworkTV has Olive the Other Reindeer and Santa's Funniest Moments. ABCFamily goes with A Dennis the Menace Christmas. Disney serves up The Ultimate Christmas Present and it's A Season of Miracles on Hallmark.

Finally, don't miss another new episode of Leverage on TNT at 10:00. It's good stuff.

News and notable

Lots of news today to make up for so little yesterday, starting with the big bombshell:

The word around town is that T.R. Knight wants to leave Grey's Anatomy and has asked to be released from his contract. Rumors have been swirling that Knight has been boycotting the set because he's unhappy with his storylines this season. At EW.com, Ausiello says ABC won't fight it. He'll be written out of the show as soon as possible.

NBC has announced that they're giving Jay Leno a primetime series beginning next fall. They also talked about reducing the number of primetime hours they schedule each week, citing poor economic times.

NBC may be cutting but several other networks are adding on.

TBS is in development of a half-hour comedy version of Old School, about three grown men living the frat house lifestyle.

Bravo has renewed The Rachel Zoe Project, Tabatha's Salon Takeover, Flipping Out and Million Dollar Listing.

Magical Elves is in development on People's Revolution, a docu-drama about life at a fashion PR agency. (I'd watch that!)

Fine Living Network has Closet Cases with Lloyd Boston helping people develop their own personal style.

Television's The Nanny Fran Drescher is considering running for the U.S. Senate to replace future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says New York Magazine.

Casting Call: GSN is looking for former The Newlywed Game contestants who would like to appear on a new show. If you were on the show in the 70's through the 90's, email bstarin@aol.com with your contact information and the date that you were on the show.

Photo Credit:
House: Joy to the World - Pictured: (L-R) Peter Jacobson, Jennifer Morrison, Kal Penn, and Jesse Spencer celebrate during the filming of the House episode. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX
According to Jim: Andy's Proposal - Pictured: Mo Collins, Jere Burns. Cr: ABC/ Randy Holmes

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