Christmas Week TV: Is ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Revenge’ season 3, or ‘The Mentalist’ new tonight?

What's next? -Much as we did during our Thanksgiving Week TV series last month, we’re back now to ask pressing questions about the fate of some of your favorite TV shows … at least in terms of asking whether or not they are going to be back on the air with new episodes during a holiday week stuffed with preemptions and repeats airing across the board.

So when it comes to the night of Sunday, November 22, there is one word that we have to say to you if you’re hoping to catch new programming: Sorry. Specifically, you’re not going to find very much at all worth checking out. “Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge” season 3 both ended last Sunday for the fall, and while the latter will be back come January, the fairy-tale drama is not going to see the light of day again until Sunday, March 9. That’s quite a while to wait to see the Wicked With of the West. (The good news is that there’ll be new episodes every week for the rest of the season at that time.)

Meanwhile, CBS is going to be airing repeats of “The Mentalist” and “The Good Wife” with one interesting little note for those hoping to catch them: As of right now, their times are listed for 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. Basically, they have been moved up an hour from when they typically air after NFL games. Still, you can probably expect there to be a little bit of a delay beyond this, unless for some reason a Christmas miracle happens and football actually ends on time.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo is one of the few programs that is actually new tonight, but if you visit the link here, you can at least see what sort of marathons and Christmas specials are going to be on to help make up for the absence of some of your favorite shows.

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