TV tonight: The Walking Dead mid-season finale and Sunday Night Football

The Walking Dead mid-season finale airs tonight.

Photo: AMC

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2012 - Sunday night is a great night for television, and an even better night for the DVR. Most of the Sunday night TV audience tunes in for Sunday Night Football. That means missing The Walking Dead, Homeland, and Dexter, all shows worth watching.

The good news is all these shows have multiple showings throughout the week. The bad news is not watching them when they originally air means spoiler alerts abound at work on Monday.

Since both teams playing Sunday night have losing seasons, tuning in for the mid-season season finale of The Walking Dead is a no-brainer, at least for me. I will be getting one last fix until the season picks back up in February with eight episodes. Tune in and see why The Walking Dead is one of the most watched shows on TV.

Tonight’s TV schedule:

All times are EST

7:30 p.m.

CBS: 60 Minutes: (New) Born in a prison camp in North Korea, defector Shin Dong Hyuk describes how three generations of a family are brutally punished if one family member is considered disloyal to the regime. Anderson Cooper reports the dramatic story of his escape.

8 p.m. Sunday Night Football and The Amazing Race

ABC: Once Upon a Time: (New) Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Cora (Barbara Hershey) face off with Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) in a race for the compass; Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) and Regina (Lanna Parilla) plan to kill anyone who enters the portal.

FOX: The Simpsons: (Repeat) Bart and the family head to New York City, where he hopes to reconnect with the lost love of his life, Mary Spuckler, who left her hillbilly clan in Springfield for the bright lights of the Big Apple.

NBC: Sunday Night Football: Eagles at Cowboys

8:30 p.m.

CBS: Amazing Race 21: (New) The final four teams arrive in Spain and travel to Rafael Nadal’s practice courts for a volleying Roadblock. Also, one team draws blood after getting bullish with a detour.

FOX: Bob’s Burgers: (New) Tina’s driving lesson with Bob takes a terrible turn.

9 p.m. The Walking Dead mid-season finale and a skeleton from the past in this hour.

ABC: Revenge: (New) Nolan (Gabriel Mann) deals with a skeleton from his past; Daniel’s (Josh Bowman) role is challenged; Carl’s (Brian Goodman) christening reveals new concerns for Jack (Nick Wechsler) and Declan (Connor Paolo).

FOX: Family Guy: (Repeat) The family has trouble keeping up with Lois’s wild new lifestyle.

AMC: The Walking Dead: (New) Andrea (Laurie Holden) steps up as the people of Woodbury are thrown into uncharted territory. At the prison, a new threat arises.

SHOWTIME: Dexter: (New) The Phantom Arsonist’s crimes become more gruesome, and Dexter (Michael C. Hall) handles a surprise visit from Hannah’s (Yvonne Strahovski)  father.

9:30 p.m.

CBS: The Good Wife: (New) As Will (Josh Charles) defends a man accused of murder Alicia (Julianna Margulies) attempts to influence the outcome of his case by aiding the prosecutor in a nearby county who is trying another man for the same crime.

FOX: American Dad: (New) Stan doesn’t approve of the way Steve and Snot are pretending to rock out.

10 p.m. Claire is redeemed on Homeland and Jane is hypnotized on 666 Park Avenue.

ABC: 666 Park Avenue: (New) Jane (Rachael Taylor) is sent back in time when she is hypnotized by Maris Elder (Whoopi Goldberg); Henry (Dave Annable) considers running for city council; Sasha’s identity is revealed.

SHOWTIME: Homeland: (New) Saul (Mandy Patinkin) investigates a lead on his own, and Brody (Damian Lewis) and Walden (Jamey Sheridan) find themselves at odds over the future of their political relationship. Carrie (Claire Danes) learns she’s not as crazy as she thought.


CBS: The Mentalist: (Repeat) The CBI team investigates the murder of a real estate agent with former gang ties, while Jane (Simon Baker) searches for leads on his new connection to Red John.

Basic cable:

New episodes:

2012: Countdown to Armageddon: The End is Near at 8 p.m. on NGC

Sugar Dome at 8 p.m. on Food Channel

The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8 and 9 p.m. on BRAVO

The Next Iron Chef at 9 p.m. on Food Channel

Evacuate Earth at 9 p.m. on NGC

Sturgis: Biker Madness at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel

Storage Wars Texas at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on A&E

Iron Chef America at 10 p.m. on Food Channel

For movie lovers:

8 p.m.

Beaches on FLIX

Jurassic Park on ENC

The Departed on FMC

The Karate Kid on FX

Little Women on TCM

Inception on TNT

The Descendants at 9 p.m. on HBO

Down and Out in Beverly Hills at 10:05 p.m. on FLIX

The Butterfly Effect at 10:10 p.m. on ENC

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