The Ultimate Fighter: Team St-Pierre vs. Team Koscheck wraps up tonight after a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. As is the pattern, the 12th season of the highly successful franchise comes to a close just in time for the live finale at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
And just in case anyone has a touch of the post-Turkey Day blues—hard to imagine with more time off right around the corner—the UFC/Spike powers-that-be have cooked up a two-hour antidepressant.
Just for you.
In a perfect world, your pulse would already be racing at the exhilarating prospects of a bout between the emerging favorite, Jonathan Brookins, and Kyle Watson as well as a too-close-to-call-on-paper affair between Michael Johnson and Nam Phan.
However, this is reality television and not everyone tunes in for the fights. If the "real-life" drama is more speed, you're also in luck.
The TUF producers usually tuck a nice surprise on that front into the final 120 minutes. With abrasive personalities aplenty and patience at a critical low, plan on a little bit of closure as the housemates get their final licks in on each other.
Or the blossoming of a whole new, post-show rivalry to keep blood boiling as the finale approaches.
Of course, the only way to know for sure is check back in at the top of the hour.