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  • Michael Fassbender in "Shame," opening Friday.
Michael Fassbender in "Shame," opening Friday. (Fox Searchlight )
December 11, 2011|By Jordan Bartel, b

What's happening in town 12/12-12/18. You know, when you're not shopping. 

MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Young Adult


Fear Factor (series return/season premiere; 8 p.m.; NBC)
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! (special; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Rollin’ With Zach (series debut; 8 p.m.; OWN)
Extreme Clutter (season premiere; 9 p.m.; OWN)
Enlightened (season finale; 9:30 p.m.; HBO)

William and Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage (special; 8 p.m.; NBC)
WWE Tribute to the Troops (special; 9 p.m.; USA)
The Biggest Loser (season finale; 9 p.m.; NBC)
CMT Artists of the Year 2011 (special; 9 p.m.; CMT)
Good Morning, Killer (TV movie premiere; 9 p.m.; TNT)
Chopped (season finale; 10 p.m.; Food)
Cops & Coyotes (series debut; 10 p.m.; ID)
A Stand Up Mother (season premiere; 11 p.m.; WE)

Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 (special; 9:31 p.m.; ABC)
24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic (season premiere; 10 p.m.; HBO)
Debra DiGiovanni: Single, Awkward, Female (special; 10 p.m.; Showtime)
The Real World: San Diego (season finale; 10 p.m.; MTV)
Funniest Commercials of the Year 2011 (special; 10 p.m.; TBS)
The Real World: San Diego: The S--- They Should’ve Shown (special; 11 p.m.; MTV)

Charlie Brown Christmas (special; 8 p.m.; ABC)
The Year the Earth Went Wild (special; 9 p.m.; Discovery)
The Year With Katie Couric (special; 9 p.m.; ABC)
Selling Spelling Manor (special; 9 p.m.; HGTV)
Impractical Jokers (series debut; 10 p.m.; TruTV)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season finale; 10 p.m.; FX)
Burn Notice (season finale; 10 p.m.; USA)
Beach Heat: Miami (season premiere; 11:30 p.m.; Showtime)

Bama Glama (series debut; 8 p.m.; Food)
The Life & Times of Tim (season premiere; 9 p.m.; HBO)
Remains (TV movie; 10 p.m.; Chiller)

America’s Most Wanted: U.S. Marshals Special Edition (special; 8 p.m.; Fox)
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (special; 8 p.m.; Encore)
WWE Tribute to the Troops (special; 9 p.m.; NBC)
Color Splash Holiday Special (special; 9 p.m.; HGTV)
Dina’s Party Holiday Special (special; 10 p.m.; HGTV)
CMA Country Christmas (special; 10 p.m.; ABC)
Donna Decorates Dallas Holiday Special (special; 10:30 p.m.; HGTV)

Survivor: South Pacific (season finale; 8 p.m.; CBS)
Football: Ravens at Chargers (8 p.m.; NBC)
Allen Gregory (season finale; 8:30 p.m.; Fox)
Secret Service Secrets (special; 9 p.m.; Discovery)
The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs (season finale; 9 p.m.; Food)
Geek Love (special; 9 p.m.; TLC)
Dexter (season finale; 9 p.m.; Showtime)
IRT Deadliest Roads (season finale; 10 p.m.; History)
Homeland (season finale; 10 p.m.; Showtime)
I Do Over (season finale; 10 p.m.; WE)

City of God [Blu-ray]
The Expendables
Family Guy, Vol. 9
Fright Night
Heavenly Creatures [Blu-ray]
How Beer Saved the World
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Life and Times of Tim: The Complete Second Season
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition
Seven Chances: Ultimate Edition [Blu-ray]
Swamp People: Season 2
Transformers Trilogy
Velvet Goldmine [Blu-ray]

NEW BOOKS (Tuesday)
“Locked In,” Tom Clancy
“The Leopard,” Jo Nesbo

NEW ALBUMS (Tuesday; subject to change)
Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Stage Whisper”
Anthony Hamilton, “Back to Love”
Naughty By Nature, “Anthem Inc”
Nero, “Welcome Reality”
“Please Please Please: Tribute to the Smiths”
Rammstein, “Made in Germany”
Cat Stevens, “Tea for the Tillerman”
Travis Tritt, “Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof”


RAMS HEAD LIVE: Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group (Thursday); MillionProof (Saturday)

BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE: Down to Everything (Monday); Tank (Thursday); Dub Nation 32 (Saturday)

TALKING HEAD @SONAR: Us From Outside (Wednesday); Questionable Character (Thursday); Welcome 2 the Court Vol. 14 (Thursday); A Very Mobtown Christmas (Friday); the Xscape (Saturday)

OTTOBAR: The Herd of Main Street (Monday); Good Old War (Tuesday); JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Wednesday); Chasing Bliss (Thursday); Dan Deacon Ensemble (Friday); Wye Oak (Saturday; sold out); Woods (Sunday)

SONAR: Fans 4 Bands 1 Year Anniversary Show (Saturday); Drums and Rock the Production Concert (Saturday)

METRO GALLERY: Gary B and the Notions, Bozmo, Clippers, Balkan Falcon (Monday); Bobby lee and the Sympathizers (Friday); After party for “Everyday Sunshine” screening with Fisbone lead singer Angelo Moore (Saturday)

THE WINDUP SPACE: Seabrook Power Plant/Les Rhinoceros/Quartet Offensive (Saturday)

RECHER: When Embers Ignite (Saturday)

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