Sure, people may be feeling the Christmas cheer. But there’s a more Grinch-like emotion that I’m feeling right now: television withdrawal. Just as I’ve gotten totally hooked on all my shows, they’re on hiatus until late January. Insert long sigh here. But never fear, there is lots to watch this week, from a “Vampire Diaries” marathon” to a “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” smackdown that promises to get as physical as things did in New Jersey.
The Show: “The Vampire Diaries Marathon”
Set Your DVR For: All Week, 8 to 10 p.m. (EST), The CW
Missing “True Blood“? Then watch this marathon of that other sexy vampire series. We were sold when we saw it stars Ian Somerhalder of “Lost” and Nina Debrov of “Degrassi.” You’re guaranteed to be addicted by the end of the week.
The Show: “The Millionaire Matchmaker”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
On this week’s episode, Patti Stanger is setting up publishing scion Judith Regan. We shared with you whom Patti tried to hook her up with off camera. But whom does she find off camera?
The Show: “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 10 p.m. (EST), FX
It’s one of the funniest Christmas episodes ever—last year’s “Always Sunny” Christmas special. If you missed it then, see it now. A preview: Danny DeVito’s butt and a mall Santa gets a beatdown.
The Show: “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
Wuh wuh! Camille and Kyle finally get in a fight that escalates beyond.
The Show: “I Get That A Lot”
Set Your DVR For: Friday, 9:30 p.m. (EST), CBS
In this special, Heidi Klum poses as a pizza parlor employee and Paris Hilton poses as a DJ to see what happens when they try to act like civilians.