TV tonight: DWTS, plus new Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Gala night of women finalists on Dancing With the Stars

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WASHINGTON, November 26, 2012 ― This season, Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) has been nothing short of phenomenal in its Nielsen numbers, consistently being ranked in the top ten most watched shows. Tonight and tomorrow night the show wraps up another successful season with the top 3 finalists competing for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

If you want company watching tonight’s show, Washington Times Communities’ own Gayle Falkenthal will be hosting a live online chat during the show starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. Watch for it in our red banner headline. Gayle has closely covered the entire DWTS season and will happily share her insight as the action unfolds. Drop in on her virtual ballroom and enjoy watching the show with devoted fans everywhere.

For the more serious viewer: Oliver Stone’s Untold History of The United States at 8 p.m. on Showtime explores the strategy and reasoning behind President Truman’s deployment of the atomic bomb to end World War II. Or, at least what Oliver Stone thinks that strategy and reasoning might have been.

Elsewhere at 8, the sleuths of Fox’s Bones uncover a new kind of sticky situation and the CW airs a new episode of its revived nighttime soaper, 90210, while at 8:30, those who didn’t get quite enough football this weekend can watch the Eagles take on the Panthers on ESPN.

Moving right along at 9, our favorite Two Broke Cupcakes Girls try to make a go of it in the trendy but crowded cupcake racket. Also at 9, ABC launches the first episode of two on its Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; while at 10 on CBS, Hawaii Five-0’s super sleuth McGarrett suspects that a foxy therapist is also a murderer. (Book ‘er, Danno!)

From dancing, to football, to dropping bombs, there is something for nearly everyone tonight on TV. So shake off those post-holiday Monday blues and enjoy a night of great television.

All times are EST

8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars winds down another season and daily drama continues on 90210.

ABC: Dancing With The Stars: All Stars: (Live) The 10th and final week of performances for the 15th season.

CBS: How I Met Your Mother: (New) In the most important case of his career, Marshall (Jason Segel) is pitted against his old friend Brad (Joe Manganiello). Meanwhile, the gang recalls youthful entanglements with the law and debate over who was the most notorious teenage delinquent.

FOX: Bones: (New) A street artist who is plastering his work on a billboard falls into his glue—and onto a corpse—so the team try to get him unstuck from the remains as they also work to identify the body.

NBC: The Voice: (Live) The top 8 vocalists perform.

CW: 90210: (New) Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) considers coming clean about her affair with Taylor (Wes Brown) when she suspects Dixon (Tristan Wilds) may propose; Annie (Shenae Grimes) confronts Riley (Riley Smith) after he stands her up; Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) is threatened by an executive Max (Josh Zuckerman) may hire to replace Alec (Trai Byers); and Liam (Matt Lanter) receives a threatening letter.

8:30 p.m.

CBS: The Big Bang Theory: (Repeat) Sheldon (Jim Parsons) gets all revved up when the university reassigns his parking space to returning space traveler Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), and the resulting battle affects the entire gang.

ESPN: Monday Night Football: Panthers at Eagles

9 p.m. A new Extreme Makeover and pregnancy woes in this hour.

ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: (New) Part 1 of 2. Guest host Jenny McCarthy helps a Knoxville family who run a support center for struggling single mothers.

CBS: Two Broke Girls: (New) Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) try to raise money to rent a storefront for their cupcake business.

FOX: The Mob Doctor: (New) Constantine (William Forsythe) tries to bring Chicago’s mob factions together by reaching out to an old girlfriend who is married to a hypochondriac boss on the North Side.

CW: Gossip Girl: (New) As Chuck (Ed Westwick) prepares to take down Bart (Robert John Burke), an ally betrays him. Meanwhile, Serena (Blake Lively) helps Blair (Leighton Meester) win over Sage (Sofia Black-D’Elia) so that Blair can prove her worth in the fashion industry to Eleanor (Margeret Colin); and Serena and Dan (Penn Badgley) try to make things right with people they have hurt.

9:30 p.m.

CBS: Mike and Molly: (New) Oh, baby. Mike (Billy Gardell) is concerned when, after weeks of trying, Molly (Melissa McCarthy) is still not pregnant, so he seeks advice from Carl (Reno Wilson) and Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi).

10 p.m. Extreme Makeover part two and a shady therapist in this hour.

ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: (New) Conclusion. Guest host Jenny McCarthy helps a Knoxville family who run a support center for struggling single mothers.

CBS: Hawaii Five-0: (New) McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) investigates a seductive therapist he believes killed her patient. Meanwhile, Catherine (Michelle Borth) searches for one of Doris’ (Christina Lahti) former targets who are now seeking revenge.

NBC: Revolution: (New) The quest to rescue Danny (Graham Rogers) means that Miles (Billy Burke) must meet with Monroe (David Lyons). In other events, a discovery shocks Charlie (Tracy Spiradakos); and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) tests Monroe’s patience.

Basic cable:

New episodes of:

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

American Chopper at 9 p.m. on DSC

American Pickers at 9 p.m. on History Channel

Cake Boss: Next Great Baker at 9 p.m. on TLC

The Layover With Anthony Bourdain at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel

Intervention at 9 and 10 p.m. on A&E

Pawn Stars at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on History Channel

For movie lovers:

8 p.m.

A Few Good Men on AMC

Return to Lonesome Dove on ENC

Idiocracy on IFC

The Peacemaker on REELZ

The Constant Gardener on SHO

Pride and Prejudice on TCM

Arthur at 9 p.m. on HBO

The Mist at 9 p.m. on SyFy

Edward Scissorhands at 9:45 p.m. on IFC

Horrible Bosses at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX

For further consideration:

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of The United States at 9 p.m. on SHO. An exploration of the strategies behind the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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