WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2012 ― Tonight is definitely my favorite night of television, hands down. With new episodes of The Walking Dead and Homeland airing, what’s not to like? But first I would like to pause and reflect upon the freedom we have in America, and the high cost we have paid for it. Every war has its heroes, and the current war in Afghanistan is no different. I think every person who answered the call to serve is a hero, regardless of our opinions of the war they fight. But those who have come back crippled, blown apart, and questioning why it happened to them is particularly heartbreaking to me.
To give not only time, but the ability to function unhampered for the cause of freedom is an amazing sacrifice to make. The men and women who have done so deserve every possible resource in regaining some semblance of normalcy in their lives. Please visit the Wounded Warrior project website to see the amazing work these people are doing, and to see what you can do to help.
Let your elected representatives know these brave men and women should not be forgotten. Do not let them assume, even for a second, that we do not appreciate their service.
8 p.m. Fairy tales come to life, racing in Moscow and football in this hour.
ABC: Once Upon a Time: (New) Ruby (Meghan Ory) is the main suspect in a savage killing during a full moon. Meanwhile, Decker (Alan Dale) considers revealing David’s (Joshua Dallas) true background; Leroy (Lee Arenberg) uncovers a prized item in the mines; and in the fairy-tale world, Red Riding Hood discovers people similar to her.
CBS: The Amazing Race: (New) The race continues in Moscow.
FOX: The Simpsons: (New) After Grampa takes it on the lam from the retirement home, a frantic Homer and Marge try to track him down, and their search uncovers some surprising secrets from his past, including the revelation that he once worked at a restaurant with Marvin Hamlisch.
NBC: Sunday Night Football: Texans at Bears: (Live)
FOX: Bob’s Burgers: (New) Bob does a tour of duty as a private chef on a docked cruise ship and brings along the family to witness his true culinary skills, but the special occasion is scuttled when the kooky captain shanghais the whole family.
9 p.m. Family Guy celebrates 200 episodes.
ABC: Revenge: (New) Mason (Roger Bart) looks deeper into Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) background, which makes things difficult for her. Meanwhile, Kara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) starts to become unhinged and targets the Graysons.
CBS: The Good Wife: (New) Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) travel to Washington, D.C., to represent a comedian who is being sued by a TV network for indecency. While there, Cary has an uneasy reunion with his father.
FOX: Family Guy: (New) In the 200th episode of the series, Brian accidentally causes Stewie’s time machine to run in reverse and, to keep it from going all the way back to before Stewie was born, the two of them need to get it to progress forward in time.
SHOWTIME: Dexter: (New) Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and Hannah’s (Yvonne Strzechowski) relationship heats up, which crime-beat writer Sal Price is (Santiago Cabrera) very interested to learn, so much so that he helps Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) dig up some information on her. Meanwhile, Quinn’s (Desmond Harrington) attempts to protect his girlfriend lead to some questionable moves.
10 p.m. A missing grandmother and a reporter’s homicide in this hour.
ABC: 666 Park Avenue: (New) One of the Drake’s greatest mysteries is revealed when Jane (Rachael Taylor) searches for Nona’s (Samantha Logan) missing grandmother.
CBS: The Mentalist: (New) A reporter’s homicide may be tied to a story she was working on, and a wealthy philanderer is one of the suspects.
SHOWTIME: Homeland: (New) In the aftermath of the ambush, Carrie (Claire Danes) and the team scramble to gain control of the operation, while Brody (Damian Lewis) attends a well-heeled fund-raiser at a Virginia horse farm.
New episodes of:
Cupcake Wars at 8 p.m. on Food Channel
The Men Who Built America at 8 p.m. on History Channel
Mythbusters at 8 p.m. on DSC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8 and 9 p.m.
The Walking Dead at 9 p.m. on AMC
Sex in America at 9 p.m. on DSC
The Next Iron Chef at 9 p.m. on Food Channel
The Real Housewives of Miami at 10 p.m. on BRAVO
Iron Chef America at 10 p.m. on Food Channel
Alaska State Troopers at 10 p.m. on NGC
For movie lovers:
Ice Age: dawn of the Dinosaurs at 8 p.m. on FMC
Hereafter at 8 p.m. on HBO
Star Trek Insurrection at 8 p.m. on IFC
300 at 8 p.m. on TNT
Moneyball at 9 p.m. on STARZ
Larry Crowne at 9:30 p.m. on HBO
Traffic at 9:30 p.m. on SHOWTIME
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at 9:45 p.m. on ENC
For further consideration:
National Salute to Veterans at 8 p.m. on PBS
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