Thursday, Dec. 22
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (CNN, 4 pm) Traditional reporting and online resources update international news.
“Online sources” = Wikileaks.
Big Shrimpin’ (Discovery 7 pm) Barbara blocks in the Hannah at the dock; Miss Ashleigh gets a head start on fishing; Roundhead runs into trouble when a leaky bag shows negligence on the part of one of the deckhands.
Shrimp aren’t even remotely interesting to me until they’re rolled in coconut and deep fried.
Made (MTV, 7 pm) Each episode of this reality series follows a willing participant embarking on a mission to transform his or her life by realizing a long-dormant dream.
What if they’re unwilling?
The Vampire Diaries (CW, 8 pm) Alaric struggles to fully understand his recent discovery; Rebekah reveals secrets and details about her past; an unlikely ally surprises Damon and Stefan.
Teenage vampires have been known to curl up in their coffins, put on The Smiths, and sulk for thousands of years.
I (Almost) Got Away With It (Investigation Discovery, 9 pm) Woman robs a bank and flees with her three children.
And I would’ve gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for you darn kids and your CGI Great Dane!
The X Factor (Fox 10 pm) The winner is announced.
Watch the losers’ lifelong dreams crumble live, with no time delay.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 10 pm) Owen organizes a baseball game against Seattle Presbyterian; Lexie is unable to control her emotions when she sees Mark with a new woman.
Shona Rhimes says she “totally minds” getting suggestions when she’s writing an episode. I guess she wouldn’t welcome my suggestion to “make your characters suck less”.
Prime Suspect (NBC, 10 pm) A murderous game of mahjong brings Jane and Evrard to Chinatown.
I’d cut a bitch if they were beating me at mahjong.
Project Accessory (Lifetime, 10 pm) The remaining designers must showcase their designs in front of New York’s fashion elite; the winner is chosen.
I keep expecting Molly Simms to rip her rubber face off, Mission Impossible-style, and reveal that she was Heidi Klum the whole time.
Weed Wars (Discovery, 10 pm) The DeAngelos hope that their Deep Green festival will rebrand cannabis but secretly worry that it will just attract the same old stoners.
Well, stoners have to go somewhere when Phish isn’t touring.