What’s On Tonight: The Last Tuesday Night First-Runs Before The Mayan Apocalypse

12.11.12 5 years ago 25 Comments

Raising Hope (Fox, 8 p.m.) — We made it all the way to December 11 — only 10 days before we all perish — before a sitcom decided to do a Mayan Calendar end-of-the-world storyline. Leave it to Raising Hope to connect it to an extreme coupon-ing subplot.

Happy Endings (ABC, 9 p.m.) — Jane and Alex’s parents show up tonight to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their mattress business, although I’m a little disappointed that the casting department couldn’t find anyone better than Christopher McDonald and Julie Hagerty to play the parents. Not casting Keifer Sutherland as Alex’s Dad is a wasted opportunity.

New Girl (Fox, 9 p.m.) — Olivia Munn’s stripper character returns, as does Jess’ booty call, David Walton. Coincidentally, both Olivia Munn and David Walton were in a sitcom together two years ago. It was called Perfect Couples. It was not good.

Rizzoli and Isles (TNT, 9 p.m.) — Never seen an episode, though I understand that the show is very popular among lesbians.

Parenthood (NBC, 10 p.m.) — A Christmas episode. In the hospital. Bring your Kleenex, folks.

LATE NIGHT LISTINGS: Amanda Seyfriend is on Dave; Ewen McGregor appears on Leno; Kimmel has Leslie Mann; Betty White shows up on Ferguson; Anne Hathaway does Fallon; Laura Linney is on Jon Stewart, and Malcolm Gladwell will be on The Colbert Report.

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