What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Howie Mandel’s New Game Show

Howie Mandel checks in with a new game show on NBC. With America's Got Talent a few months in the can, it's now time for him to go bac k to game shows. Watch Take It All tonight. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Fergie and Nathan Lane are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. How I Met Your Mother. Robin grows suspicious of Barney and Patric's relationship, and Marshall makes an upsetting discovery about his mom. 7:00 PM CT CBS

3. The Voice. The top four perform, as does Michael Bublé. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The team builds a home for a veteran who helps wounded vets get jobs and support when they reenter civilian life. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. 90210. Navid finds out the truth behind Max getting fired, Naomi thinks about her marriage's future, Annie agrees to help Liam set a trap for his blackmailer, and Silver gets upset to find out Teddy wants to be an active parent to their baby. 7:00 PM CT CW

6. American Country Awards. 7:00 PM CT Fox

7. NFL Football. Houston Texans at New England Patriots. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

8. 2 Broke Girls. In the first half hour, Max invites her exes the the opening of the new cupcake shop. In the second half hour, Max asks Sophie to be a silent partner in the business, and Caroline and Sophie disagree. 8:00 PM CT CBS

9. Take It All. Series premiere. Howie Mandel is hosting a new game show. 8:00 PM CT NBC

10. Gossip Girl. After Bart becomes increasingly paranoid, Blair becomes worried for Chuck's safety, Chuck makes a deal that could be life-changing, and Nate is led into unexpected territory by his financial troubles. 8:00 PM CT CW

11. Syfy 20th Anniversary Special. In 1992, one channel set out to push the limits of possibility and imagination on television. Now, 20 years later, we're looking back at two decades of broadcasting the history of ideas with a special retrospective on Syfy's past, a look at the present, and a vision of the future! 8:00 PM CT Syfy

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12. Hoarders. A Victorian home is filled with mountains of junk, and a man fills up his house and eight storage units with junk. 8:00 PM CT A&E

13. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The ladies head to Lisa’s food tasting event and Brandi fears she'll run into the waitress who had an affair with her ex-husband! Brandi diverts everyone’s attention by revealing very personal information about Paul and Adrienne, but when Kim tells Adrienne what Brandi revealed, Paul is livid and calls Brandi a bitch to her face, setting off the battle of epic proportions! 8:00 PM CT Bravo

14. Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. The bakers gets asked to create a cake for the A Christmas Story Broadway musical and fight to get the attention of guest judge Peter Billingsley. 8:00 PM CT TLC

15. The Layover with Anthony Bourdain. A boat-shaped hotel, Alex Atala's famous D.O.M., Speto, and Mocoto. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

16. Basketball Waives LA. Reunion. 8:00 PM CT VH1

17. Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Appearing onstage with Alan Yentob, creative director for the BBC, this entertainment legend looks back on his remarkable career with the same trademark wit that earned him his success. 8:00 PM CT HBO

18. Hawaii Five-0. An armed man takes McGarrett and a little girl hostage during a camping trip with Grace, and Kono meets Adam's recently-released-from-prison brother. 9:00 PM CT CBS

19. Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays. Bublé is joined by Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, and Carly Rae Jepsen. 9:00 PM CT NBC

20. Intervention. A crack addiction threatens to separate a businessman from his career and family, and a 19-year-old abuses bath salts to make her troubles. 9:00 PM CT A&E

21. Dateline on OWN. A case that has gone unsolved for years. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

22. Cake Boss. In the first half hour, Buddy creates cakes, one to wow U.S. Army troops in Times Square and the other troops in Afghanistan. In the second half hour, Buddy is challenged to make a magic-themed cake with no instructions, only a prediction that will be locked until it's removed from inside the cake. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

23. Hotel Impossible. A struggling ranch resort that once was a stop for celebrities is renovated. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

24. Love Gams: Bad Girls Need Love Too. The guys' exes visit the house, and lies could ruin Camilla's date. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

25. Teen Mom 2. Leah meets a goodlooking guy, Chelsea and Adam split, Jenelle is looking at possible jail time, and Kail and Jordan start having issues. 9:00 PM CT MTV

26. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Matt Damon, Chris Pratt, and Of Monsters and Men are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

The Amazing Race, Dec. 9 – “You Just Can’t Quit”

The timeframe between the final four teams on The Amazing Race seems pretty tight, meaning it can literally be anyone's race to win tonight on the finale. With a two-hour episode, there will be at least one flight, if not two, meaning everyone stands the chance of being completely caught up with each other.

The smart choice for winners would be either Trey and Lexi or Chippendale dancers Jaymes and James, but depending on the final challenges, I wouldn't be shocked seeing The Beekman Boys Brent and Josh or Sisters Natalie and Nadiya taking it, even though the twins will need to get through a Speed Bump on the way.

The first team to leave Mallorca, Spain, are Trey and Lexi at 9:32 AM. Their clue tells them to make their way to Barcelona, then make their way to Loire Valley in France to get their next clue sitting on a Ford Escape. Trey mentions their alliance with sisters Natalie and Nadiya, yet says they're racing for a million dollars, so will do whatever it takes to get to the final three.

Jaymes and James leave at 9:46 AM. They admit they struggled throughout the Race, but they have been hungry all along. They had a reason to win this Race. Jaymes' father has cancer, and he needs to save the day for him. James' mom has spent her life taking care of special needs kids, and he thinks ti's time for someone to take care of her.

The Beekmans leave at 10:27. Josh thinks if they make it to the final three, it will blow their minds just as much as everyone else's, as they've been hanging on by the edge of their teeth since the beginning.

The Sisters are the last to leave at 11:14 AM. They think it's amazing to be in the final four with their two favorite teams since the beginning, that being the Chippendales and James2. They think they can rely on them to help them through this leg of the Race to get through their Speed Bump. They think the Beekmans have hung around for a reason, but they're about to take a spot out.

All four teams fly to Barcelona, then hop on a train to France. The Sisters think they want this more than the Beekmans, and they have a “secret pow wow” with the other two teams, creating a “Dream Team” designed to knock the goat farmers out of the Race on this final elimination. The team grows silent once they realize the Beekmans are sitting behind them and listening.

Josh mentions they have reached a mental decision point once they realized there really was an official alliance against them. These people that they thought were so nice were actually working against them. It reminds the two of them of being in high school again. They believe it's hard for some people to keep their perspective of needing to run the Race for themselves, and either they can be demoralized by that, or let it motivate them.

The four teams reach France and take off to look for the Escapes. The clue tells them to pick up eight empty crates from a cafe, use the hands-free liftgate on the Escape to kick it open to load the crates, then kick it again to close it. Apparently we're selling Escapes tonight. They'll drive to Chateau de Villandry to look for a stone dog and their next clue.

James2 are working to figure out what it means to kick the liftgate open on the Escape. It seems you just have to kick anywhere on the bumper to get it to work. It's a pretty cool feature, although I think I would get more use out of the cars with the parallel-parking aid that they featured last season. Brent has decided he wants one of these if they win the million dollars.

While the Dream Team work together to find directions, the Beekmans just sit tight and wait to follow the leader. Of course we know the Monster Truckers would have chosen to go their own way, even if it meant getting eliminated. Trey and Lexi end up leading the pack. Like Brent, James is in the new-car mode, but instead of buying one, he is hoping to win one if they come in first, as he wants to give it to his mom, as she's needed one for awhile and walks to work. He thinks she should have that convenience at her age.

The Sisters mention the Beekmans sneaking up from behind, while Brent is finding this new attention on them kind of flattering. All this time they were thinking the others didn't see them as a threat. They're just going to let the others stir in their nerves. The Sisters mention that all this time they “thought the gays weren't a threat,” but now they're just riding their coat tails. They can't believe everything could be compromised by them.

The first three teams stop to coordinate their directions, and the Sisters yell out that they need to lose the Beekmans. It doesn't work, as all four teams reach the Chateau to start searching for the Stone Dog. Not speaking French, the three girls are yelling “woof, woof, woof” at the people behind a chained-off area, and pantomiming dog paws with their hands.

Josh walks up and knows how to speak in French. Suddenly James2 are scared to be in France and know the team they're trying to lose speaks French. James calls it another card up their sleeves. Suddenly Josh is running as fast as them, too. Jaymes thought Josh was hurt, but now he seems to have a bionic ankle as he runs through the gardens to reach the stone dog and the clue.