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Gossip Girl has a ball

You know it’s almost Christmas when ABC airs Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Samantha gets some supportHope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and a fulfilling Black Friday! I was at Walmart at 5 a.m. scooping up the deals. It was jam packed but everyone was behaving themselves and as polite as you can be under the circumstances. There was even one woman who took it upon herself to get the checkout lines organized, bravo!

I was hoping to pick up some Blu-Ray DVD deals on Black Friday but the player I bought turned out to be a dud, which was followed by a fight to get the manufacturer to honor the warranty. What I learned from this experience? What looks like a good deal, isn’t always a good deal. Next time I’ll stick to the people I usually do business with even if I have to pay a little more.

As far as TV goes, there are a few shows running new episodes but mostly you’ll be seeing reruns from here until New Year’s. There will be plenty of holiday specials and movies but it’s also a great time to catch up on those full season TV on DVD sets you have on your shelf. I gave myself an early birthday present of the full run of Wild Wild West, 87 hours worth. Now that’s what I call a marathon!

Tonight On TV – Wednesday, November 26

Before the Grinch, it’s the new holiday special Shrek the Halls. ABC finishes the night with a double does of Samantha Who? and Boston Legal.

On NBC Chuck deals with the betrayal, Sylar faces off with Noah on Heroes, and Edward looks into the death of his parents on My Own Worst Enemy.

CBS has lots of laughs with The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and Worst Week, then it’s a repeat of CSI: Miami.

FOX has Sarah on the trail of The Turk on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and on Prison Break, Michael is trying to hold the team together in the face of last week’s betrayal. Blake is having a ball on Gossip GirlIt’s time for the Snowflake Ball on The CW’s Gossip Girl and Privileged moves to Monday nights.

Over on cable

It’s the usual suspects tonight with new episodes of Real Chance of Love and Scream Queens on VH1.

TLC has new episodes of Little People, Big World and Jon & Kate and The Hills and the after show are both new on MTV.

For your holiday viewing pleasure, Hallmark has Single Santa seeks Mrs. Clause, Lifetime goes with a Holiday Switch and you can see the live version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas on ABCFamily.

News and notable

Frasier co-stars Kelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuwirth have signed on for the remake of the 1980’s movie Fame.

Khandi Alexander is returning to CSI: Miami for a quest spot.

NBC is asking Lipstick Jungle fans to forgo the DVR and watch the show live since advertisers prefer live viewers who can’t skip the commercials. It’s a last ditch effort to save the ailing show.

Want to own a Christian Siriano handbag? Go to Payless. The Project Runway winner has made a deal with the discount shoe store to distribute a line of low-priced shoes and handbags.

Photo credit:
Samantha Who: The Family Vacation – Pictured: Christina Applegate, Kevin Dunn. Photo Credit: ABC/Mitch Haddad
Gossip Girl: It’s A Wonderful Lie – Pictured: Blake Lively as Serena and John Patrick Amedori as Aaron. Photo Credit: Giovanni Rufino – The CW

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