What’s new tonight:
Raising Hope (Fox) Christmas Ep/Fall Finale: Last year’s shiny new comedy has become this season’s afterthought thanks to New Girl—but Raising Hope is still funny as hell. Even a tired ol’ It’s a Wonderful Life holiday twist works for this show, as tonight the family learns what life would be like without li'l Hope. Bonus: The return of the kiddie’s criminal mom, Bijou Phillips. Merry Christmas, movie house!
Unforgettable (CBS) Fall Finale: A ghost hunter has been murdered, and it’s up to super-rememberer Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) to crack the case. Note: This is not a Christmas episode, even though a dead ghost hunter is exactly what I asked for from Santa.
The Conan One Hour Earlier Best of Spectacular (TBS) Special: Team Coco looks back on a year of basic-cable servitude with clips and surprise guests—hope they got George Lopez! Too soon?
Also new tonight:
Last Man Standing (ABC); NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS); The Biggest Loser (NBC); Glee, New Girl (Fox); Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo); Teen Mom 2, I Used to Be Fat (MTV); Storage Wars, Storage Wars: Texas (A&E); Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen)
What might have been on Raising Hope …