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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Dec. 3, 2010


8/7c CW
What if Clark had been adopted by a family other than the Kents? Would he still be the stand-up guy we know and love? This scenario plays out when a Kryptonian box transports Clark to a parallel universe where his adoption and subsequent rearing by Lionel Luthor has turned him into a murderer. Realizing that his alter ego is posing a threat to the world he knows, Clark Kent tries to escape this reality and return to his own, but can he make it back home before Clark Luthor does irreparable damage? — Rhoda Charles

Read on for previews of A Walk in My Shoes, Medium, CMT Artists of the Year, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, Sanctuary and Gold Rush: Alaska. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010


8/7c NBC
Tonight Troy reaches an important milestone: his 21st birthday. What initially starts as a tame study-room celebration soon changes into a night out at a bar. While Shirley focuses her efforts on getting rid of incriminating photos of herself scattered throughout the establishment, Annie decides to get into character based on her fake ID. And while the others enjoy socializing, Senor Chang is hot on their tails, determined to crash the party. — Brie Hearn

Read on for previews of The Santa Suit, NBA Basketball, Grey's Anatomy, Brad Meltzer's Decoded, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Apprentice. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

Top Chef: All-Stars

Top Chef: All-Stars
10/9c Bravo
The all-star lineup is set with a roster of MVP chefs, fan-friendly foodies and villainous gastronomes stepping up to the plate. Season 8 of the food-preparation reality series opens with 18 past contestants returning to compete in New York City-based culinary events. They're thrown a culinary curve in tonight's premiere when they must recreate the dishes that caused their elimination during their previous stint on the show. Among the returnees: Richard Blais, Tiffani Faison, Spike Mendelsohn, Angelo Sosa, Marcel Vigneron and Fabio Viviani. Anthony Bourdain serves as a new seasonal judge, joining series regulars Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. — Dean Maurer

Read on for previews of America's Next Top Model, College Basketball, Psych, Grammy Nominations Concert Live, Terriers and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy
10/9c FX
Regular viewers have seen Jax tell Stahl: "My club finds out and I'm dead," in the introductions to a number of this season's episodes. Expect a resolution in tonight's 90-minute finale, and while Jax is unlikely to end up dead (the series has been renewed), the viperous ATF rogue (Ally Walker) does hold the whip hand. But as the episode begins, Jax, the pregnant Tara and Abel are a family, and Clay and Gemma and Opie and Lyla are experiencing something approaching domestic bliss as well while the soundtrack plays Joan Armatrading's "This Charming Life." The tune changes quickly. Hell's Angels veteran Sonny Barger has a cameo as a prisoner. — Paul Droesch

Read on for previews of Christmas at Rockefeller Center, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shrek the Halls, Raising Hope, Strange Days with Bob Saget and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Nov. 29, 2010


8/7c NBC
Post-Thanksgiving is filled with complications for Chuck when unforeseen guests arrive for a Turkey Day leftovers meal. It all turns "fowl" for Chuck, whose personal world continues to collide with his spy life. Guess who's coming to dinner? That would be his good old mom (Linda Hamilton). We then turn our attention to the Buy More, where Morgan gears up for the year's most hectic shopping day. As for Jeff and Lester (AKA "Jeffster"), the two "buy morons" hatch their latest scheme. Elsewhere, Ellie is still digging up family clues left behind by her late father. Timothy Dalton and Monet Mazur guest star. As for Chuck, he's in luck: The series returns with new episodes on Jan. 17. — Dean Maurer

Read on for previews of College Basketball, Lie to Me, Unanswered Prayers, CMA Country Christmas and 90210. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010

The Simpsons

The Simpsons
8/7c Fox
Bart shows uncharacteristic compassion in nursing a wounded pigeon back to health, but the Simpson family dog, Santa's Little Helper, displays only instinct in his attitude toward the winged creature. IndyCar star Danica Patrick has a voice cameo as herself in one of Homer's dreams, and Rachel Weisz lends her voice to a therapist trying to help Bart work through his pet issues. — Fred Mitchell

Read on for previews of The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation, Sunday Night Football, November Christmas, Boardwalk Empire, the Soul Train Awards and Bridalplasty. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010

Pit Bulls and Parolees

Pit Bulls and Parolees
10/9c Animal Planet
It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and left many of its pets in peril. Traveling with her son, Kanani, Tia visits the city to finalize a dog adoption, but before she can complete her mission Tia spies an abandoned dog caught in a lightning storm and stops to rescue it. Back at the Villalobos ranch, her crew tackles a rattlesnake infestation. — Rhoda Charles

Read on for previews of Your Pet Wants This, Too!, Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle, Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, Triassic Attack, College Football and College Basketball. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

Barbara Walters

10/9c ABC
The last time Barbara Walters sat down with President Obama was in July, on The View. Tonight's get-together (the interview was taped Tuesday) is on Obama's turf, the White House. Walters also interviewed Obama in November 2008, just after he was elected, and they talked at some length about the precarious state of the economy then. It's a bit stronger now, but he's a bit weaker politically, and the Democrats' midterm "shellacking" is likely to be Topic A. And First Lady Michelle Obama's also taking part in the session, so expect insight into how the First Family is dealing with the state of things, personally. — Paul Droesch

Read on for previews of Seinfeld, College Football, TV's Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special, Victorious, What Not to Wear: Best Mommy Makeovers and Rock Docs. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
9 a.m./8c NBC
Turkey Day gets stuffed with colorful floats, marching bands, cheerleaders and dancers, no fewer than 800 clowns and, last but not least, those giant, legendary character balloons. Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer and Al Roker anchor coverage of the 84th annual Thanksgiving Day procession in Manhattan, which also boasts slated appearances by a galaxy of stars, including Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue, Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Gladys Knight, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, the Muppets of Sesame Street and the cast of Broadway's American Idiot. — Dean Maurer

Read on for reviews of NFL Football, The Town Christmas Forgot, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Taylor Swift — Speak Now, NBC's People of the Year and Beyonce's I Am...World Tour. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

Modern Family

Modern Family
9/8c ABC
Take one look at Cameron's visiting mother, Barb (Celia Weston), and it's easy to see the apple didn't fall far from the plus-size personality tree. And Mitchell goes out of his way to explain that he's always found her unconditional love and openness touching. Of course, "touching" is the operative word here, and as far as Mitchell is concerned, there's way too much of it. Meanwhile, Haley calls it quits with Dylan, but the person who suffers the most from their devastating breakup is — Phil? — Joe Friedrrich

Read on for previews of Firebreather, NBA Basketball, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, Hell's Kitchen, Great Performances, Primetime. read more

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