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What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – The First of the Christmas Movies

It's the first oft the Christmas movies. I haven't started listening to Christmas music yet, and I haven't started shopping, but I admit to starting a list of what I will be shopping for. This first movie, Christmas Song on Hallmark Channel premiering on Saturday night, is going to help us all to start getting in the holiday mood. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. Undercover Boss. Season premiere. The CEO of Modell's Sporting Goods goes undercover in his own company. 7:00 PM CT CBS

2. Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together. Matt Lauer hosts, and Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting perform to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. 7:00 PM CT NBC, USA, E!, Bravo

3. Last Man Standing. Season premiere. Mike tries to convince Mandy to vote for Romney, but Kristin and Ryan, who are Obama supporters, disagree with his way of going about it. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. America's Next Top Model. The aspiring models don bikinis designed by the daughter of Bob Marley, and Tyra shoots pics of the models posing under a waterfall dressed as warrior princesses. 7:00 PM CT CW

5. Kitchen Nightmares. Season premiere. Part 2 of Ramsey tries to help the owners of La Galleria 33 in Boston turn the restaurant around. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. Monsters Inside Me. Doctors try to figure out why an Oregonian has been suffering from constant coughing and insomnia for two years. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

7. NBA Basketball. Miami Heat at New York Knicks. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

8. Malibu Country. Reba leaves her cheating husband behind and moves with her kids to her mother's place in California to pursue a music career she set aside long ago. 7:30 PM CT ABC

9. CSI: NY. It appears to be a twisted fairy tale when a woman in a ball gown is found at the bottom of a Central Park pond. 8:00 PM CT CBS

10. Grimm. After a brutal vigilante homicide, Portland's wesen community gets frenzied, and Captain Renard offers comfort to Juliette. 8:00 PM CT NBC

11. Shark Tank. Business ideas include Seth MacFarlane showing support for a new fly trap, a multi-functional child cover, a food storage container, and a followup on a manicure system. 8:00 PM CT ABC

12. Nikita. Nikita wants to know why Division continues to run Percy's old missions, Alex is shot when Sean and Nikita try to stop a terrorist attack, and Sonia and Birkhoff continue to fight. 8:00 PM CT CW

13. Fringe. The team responds to devastating events, and one of their own makes an important, yet shocking, move. 8:00 PM CT Fox

14. Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids. In the first half hour, Monte takes over the bridesmaids department, One bride disagrees with her mom who wants her bridesmaids to look like ballerinas, and another bride lets her bridesmaids pick their own dresses. In the second half hour, Miss American 2010 selects her bridesmaid dresses for her wedding. 8:00 PM CT TLC

15. Ghost Adventures. In this special episode, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin showcase the most disturbing prisons and detention centers from around the country. Featured locations include the Moundsville Penitentiary in Moundsville, WV; Old Idaho Penitentiary in Boise, ID; Preston Castle in Ione, CA; Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA; Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH; Old Charleston Jail in Charleston, SC; and Central Unit Prison in Sugar Lands, TX. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

16. Blue Bloods. Erin asks for protection from Danny for her key witness after a nearly fatal hit-and-run, and Vinny and Jamie go after a drug operation. 9:00 PM CT CBS

17. Dateline NBC. A look at the effects of Hurricane Sandy and relief efforts. 9:00 PM CT NBC

18. 20/20. Stories tonight include the heroes who helped out during Hurricane Sandy, Pvt. Channing Moss in Afghanistan being saved by his platoon members, and the code of bravery. 9:00 PM CT ABC

19. Haven Audrey and Duke go after a lead on the Colorado Kid, and Nathan and Tommy investigate a series of resurrections. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

20. Brides of Beverly Hills. In the first half hour, Linda Hogan searches for a wedding dress while holding back on an important detail of the wedding. In the second half hour, a bride sells breasts, while another bride has trouble leaving her parents' home. 9:00 PM CT TLC

21. The Dead Files: Dead Files Revisited. Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan investigate reports of paranormal activity at a newlywed couple's home in Garrett, Indiana. As he questions family members and local historians, DiSchiavi unearths the tragic history of the former property owner – including a shocking family secret. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

22. Teen Trouble. A 16-year-old's adoptive parents look for help to deal with her heroin addiction. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

23. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Margaret Hoover, former Rep. Rick Lazio, Rob Reiner, Matthew Segal, and James Balog 9:00 PM CT HBO

24. Hunted. Sam believes a man from her past might be connected with the attempt on her life. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

25. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight are Jason Sudeikis, Michael Che, and Ultraista 10:35 PM CT CBS

Saturday

1. College Football. Oklahoma at Iowa State. 11:00 AM CT ABC

2. College Football. Texas A&M at Mississippi State 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Football. Missouri at Florida. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

4. College Football. Stanford at Colorado. 1:00 PM CT FX

5. College Football. Texas Christian at West Virginia 2:00 PM CT Fox

6. College Football. Mississippi at Georgia. 2:30 PM CT CBS

7. College Football. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame. 2:30 PM CT NBC

8. College Football. Nebraska at Michigan State. 2:30 PM CT ABC

9. College Football. Clemson at Duke. 6:00 PM CT ESPN 2

10. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX. 6:30 PM CT ESPN

11. 2012 World Series. Oregon at USC. 6:00 PM CT Fox

12. College Football. Alabama at LSU 7:00 PM CT CBS

13. Horse Racing. Breeders' Cup from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. 7:00 PM CT NBC

14. College Football. Oklahoma State at Kansas State. 7:00 PM CT ABC

15. Christmas Song. Music teachers Diana Deason and Ken Stoddard are forced to compete for a single music department position by entering dueling musical acts in a televised Christmas song competition. The success of either group will determine the fate of the music department and will determine who will get the job as the school’s only music director, but sparks begin to fly between Diana and Ken; romantic and otherwise. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

16. College Football. Michigan at Nebraska. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

17. College Football. Mississippi State at Alabama. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

18. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie's health is questioned, Tim sends staff to assist at Upper Crust, and Charles may have found his calling. 8:00 PM CT OWN

19. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. In the first hour, four gunshots are fired after Rusty Sneiderman drops off his child at school, and he's left for dead. In the second hour, three are arrested in Michigan for Dar Foley's murder. 8:00 PM CT OWN

20. My Fair Wedding: Unveiled. The mother of the bride goes head-to-head with the bride and groom, and a Casablanca theme. 8:00 PM CT WE

21. 21 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in this movie based on the Fox series, They're young cops who get sent undercover in high school to bring down a drug ring. 8:00 PM CT Starz

22. Iyanla, Fix My Life. Single women face the truth about their dating patterns and let go of the lies holding them back. 9:00 PM CT OWN

23. Pit Bulls and Parolees. Tia heads to Nashville with Tania and a new parolee to save a dog from death row, a storm could flood Villalobos, and a rescued puppy might be getting a permanent home. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

24. College Football. Arizona State at Oregon State. 9:30 PM CT ESPN 2

25. Saturday Night Live. Louis C.K. hosts, and Fun is the musical guest. 9:30 PM CT NBC

 

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