One of TV's best shows wraps up its season tonight with "Sons Of Anarchy" ending on a 90-minute episode (FX, 10 p.m.)
As you'd expect in this series about bad-boy bikers with hearts of gold, it's a thrill ride, wrapping up all of the season's various storylines: the Sons dealing with the IRA, Jax trying to work with crooked Agent Stahl, and family matters.
It leads to a major dilemma for Jax: Will he "turn rat" and strike a deal with Stahl, whom he knows can't be trusted, in order to save the club from federal weapons charges? Can the club even make it to IRA traitor Jimmy O'Fallon, who is under guard with the Russian mafia? And who does Stahl plan on keeping her word to, Jax, her unwilling ally, or Gemma, who wants the deal called off, knowing that saving the club could mean a death sentence for her son.
"Sons" seems to fly under the radar, especially when it comes to Emmy nominations. I've written many times about the ridiculousness of not giving Katey Sagal a well-deserved Best Actress nod, nor one for Maggie Siff as Best Supporting Actress. Charlie Hunnam has stepped up his game and is worthy of a nod for Best Actor, as he dealt with the pain of having his son kidnapped.
And really, "Sons" is one of the most unique and thrilling series week-to-week, but like most FX shows, doesn't get the attention it deserves. It's a shame, because viewers not watching it are really missing out on TV's most exciting drama since "The Shield" left the air.
TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: Enjoy your new episodes of shows while you can.
"Glee" (Fox, 8 p.m.) sends the team off to sectionals. It's followed by "Raising Hope" and "Running Wilde," which is burning off its remaining new episodes.
"No Ordinary Family" (ABC, 9 p.m.) airs at a special time to give space for some holiday specials. It's followed by a new "Detroit 187" at 10 p.m.
"The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 9 p.m.) is also pushed back an hour in favor of "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" at 8 p.m. I'd point out to the network suits that technically we are still in November.
CBS presents the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at 10 p.m.
CW has new episodes of "One Tree Hill" and "Life Unexpected," which won't be picked up for a back nine in all likelihood, meaning four episodes are left this season.
On cable, SyFy has a new "Stargate Universe" at 9 p.m.