TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “The Biggest
Loser” finale, 8-10 p.m., NBC.
Last week, we learned two of the
finalists: Frado Dinten, 43 when this edition started, is a
commodities trader from Staten Island; Patrick House, 28, is a sales
rep from Vicksburg, Mass.
Then viewers had a chance to decide who
gets the third spot. Elizabeth Ruiz, 31, is a medical assistant from
Lawrence, Mass.; Ada Wong, 27, a coordinator for a teaching company,
is from Gilroy, Cal.
There's a $250,000 prize – plus
$100,000 for one of the ousted contestants who shed weight at home.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE II: “Glee,” 8
and 9 p.m., Fox.
If you're not yet into this show –
which has scored with critics and in the ratings – here's a good
night to start. These reruns center on the music of two pop divas.
First is Madonna. With the guys tending
to be bullies, Will wants songs of empowerment; they include “Express
Yourself,” “Like a Prayer” and – with a makeover of Sue
Sylvester – “Vogue.”
Then is Britney Spears. Will frets
about her music … and about Emma's new guy (John Stamos).
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Three Wise
Women,” 8 and 10 p.m., Hallmark.
For sheer Christmas quantity, Hallmark
wins. It has eight new movies, including three this week.
This is the second one filmed in
Ireland, with a lush look. That makes up (partly) for the story.
Liz was a vibrant person, until one
awful holiday night. She went on to become a great doctor and
scientist, with no sense of joy; in her old age, she'll become sad
Now her guardian angel conspires with
the past and future Liz, to transform the current one. For viewers,
those two (Lauren Coe and Fionnula Flanagan) are far more interesting
than drab current-Liz.
Other choices include:
– “Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?”
6:30 p.m., ABC Family. Here's an obscure Dr. Seuss tale from 1980,
about a klutzy chap with a magic piano. It's surrounded by two more
Seuss cartoons (“The Cat in the Hat” at 6 and “The Grinch
Grinches the Cat in the Hat” at 7) and the “Puff the Magic
Dragon” cartoon at 7:30. The “Grinch” movie (2000), not a
cartoon, is at 8 and 10:30.
– “I Want a Dog for Christmas,”
8-9 p.m., ABC. This cartoon was created in 2003, using pieces of the
late Charles Schulz's “Peanuts” comics. ReRun hopes Snoopy's
brother Spike can visit.
– “Minute to Win It,” 8 p.m.,
NBC. This game show has the second of three holiday-themed hours.
– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. Annie
Wersching, who was escellent as Renee in “24,” guests as an
assistant district attorney. A Navy petty officer, her only witness
in a murder trial, has disappeared.
– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. A former Navy officer, suffering from post-traumatic stress, is
the only survivor of a dispute that turned violent.
– “The Good Wife,” 10 p.m., CBS.
After a vague tip from a courthouse clerk, the team races to stop the
execution of a Death Row inmate.
– “Detroit 1-8-7,” 10 p.m., ABC.
Originally planning to repeat the show's pilot film tonight, ABC
instead airs the third episode. One murder victim was a squatter;
another is a teen whose dad, a Vietnam veteran, barely survived a