It’s the week before Christmas and two until the new year starts; as I mentioned last week this means pretty much every network series (and even many on cable) are taking a little winter break.  The good news is new episodes will return as early as January 2, 2014!  As far as my picks for the week, the big one that jumps out at me is another showing of the very funny Saturday Night Live Christmas (9:00 PM NBC Thursday), it will be the typical collection of some of the funniest holiday skits, sketches and best music from years past.  Other than that, there are some Christmas movies on TV this week and lots and lots of news due to Congress finally deciding to get something done this week.  So, without further comment here are the week’s finales:

Monday

Almost Human (8:00 PM FOX) fall finale

How I Met Your Mother (8:00 PM CBS) fall finale

2 Broke Girls (8:30 PM CBS) fall finale

Mike & Molly (9:00 PM CBS) fall finale

Mom (9:30 PM CBS) fall finale

Tuesday

NCIS (8:00 PM CBS) fall finale

NCIS: LA (9:00 PM CBS) fall finale

The Voice (9:00 PM NBC) fall finale

Person of Interest (10:00 PM) fall finale

Wednesday

Mob City (9:00 PM TNT) season finale

Thursday

The X-Factor (8:00 PM FOX) season finale

Friday

Hawaii Five-0 (9:00 PM CBS) fall finale

Blue Bloods (10:00 PM CBS) fall finale

Check back later in the week for my comments on a wonderfully nostalgic collection of TV specials available for streaming.

– John Morton