What's On: They Wanna Dance with Whitney
Last night, Dancing With the Stars sweetheart Kelly Osbourne brought a James Franco-sized dose of meta performance art to part one of the season finale. During her freestyle routine, the star hustled and cha-cha-ed to "I Will Survive" before taking a devastating tumble, but Osbourne quickly rallied by picking herself off the floor and touch-dancing her way through the rest of the number as her family cheered on. Her fall most likely knocked her out of the running for first place, but Osbourne can sit back and lick her wounds as fellow survivor Whitney Houston takes the stage to perform "Million Dollar Bill" and her classic "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
Dancing With the Stars [10 PM, ABC]
The competition is down to Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Donny Osmond, but only one person will claim the mirror-ball trophy at the end of tonight's two-hour finale. To liven up the usual replays from last night, the judges' commentary, and the shots of at least a dozen contractually obligated ABC stars in the audience, the show will feature Ultimate Fight Club champion Chuck Liddell, injured contestant Tom DeLay, Jerry Rice, the Muppets, Jeffrey Ross and Adam Corolla.
The Good Wife [10 PM, CBS]
Chelsea Handler might be filming down under this week, but you can make do with her special network appearance tonight. As is the case with most talk show hosts, Handler plays herself and just happens to interview Peter's (Chris Noth) mistress. Meanwhile, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is asked to represent the firm's senior partner after he is arrested. When Peter's evidentiary hearing stumbles, Alicia begins to suspect that Peter may be guilty of corruption.
The Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals [11 PM, Biography]
After watching the new Biography about Woody Harrelson at 10 PM, ease into this relatively new program re-hashing decades-old behind-the-scenes feuds. In tonight's installment, the Biography channel sifts through 1970s rumors about Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall not getting along on Laverne & Shirley. Further dreams are crushed when the programs investigates rumors of Cheers cast tension.
Coming to America [8 PM, BET]
What better way to ease into the Thanksgiving spirit than watching early-career Eddie Murphy? The '88 Landis film will make you thankful you were alive at a time when Eddie Murphy could play multiple characters without fat suits and Arsenio Hall was still scoring film roles. Also, you'll be prepared when your aunt forces you into a game of Scene It? on Thursday.