Tonight on the Tube: The 4400, The Dead Zone and The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone - Season 1 (The Definitive Edition)The Sci-Fi Channel begins their Fourth of July marathon of The Twilight Zone. With 110 episodes over the next few days that is what I call a TV show marathon. There are a few breaks in the early morning for some infomercials but other than that it is all The Twilight Zone all the time. Will you be watching?

Prime Picks

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. The investigation of what was originally thought to be an accidental death is reopened when the sister thinks there is evidence that it was murder.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. Bree has a little trouble with the law because of her mother-in-law and Lynnette deals with her demanding boss.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. The patient parallel to the real story in this episode is a man who looks to be pregnant. This creates quite a stir among the hospital staff.

Solid Selections

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): Repeat. A dream home is built for a couple that has adopted seven differently-abled children.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (CBS): Fun romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson as a pair each with their own bet. He has bet that he can get any woman to fall in love with him while she has to get a guy to dump her by doing all the annoying things women do for an article she is writing. Runs two and a half hours.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Alton Brown, Mario Batali and others join Emeril in his kitchen.

The 4400 (USA): New. Conclusion of the two part episode that began last week with Maia being kidnapped and taken to the future once again to be reseeded into the timeline in a different spot. Meanwhile at the Center Shawn and Isabelle’s relationship comes into public view. Runs 61 minutes. If you missed the beginning of this third season the first three episodes play earlier in the day today.

The Dead Zone (USA): New. Johnny and JJ get trapped in a home with a mysterious teenager while three killers try to get them.

Other Options

  • Blade: The Series (Spike): Repeat. The two-hour series premiere airs again tonight. Wednesday night will be the normal day for this show. Runs two hours.
  • Deadwood (HBO): New. It looks like the town might be getting their first bank.
  • Entourage (HBO): New. Dom looks to still be causing trouble but may have actually helped Vince land the role he has always wanted to play. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Remember the Titans (TBS): Denzel Washington as a high school football coach in Virginia after integration in 1971. Runs two and a half hours and plays twice.
  • Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Tuesday’s “Chlamydia” episode replays. Runs 63 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has coverage of the Buick Championship golf tournament.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the New York Mets at the New York Yankees.
  • NBC has the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament with Wimbledon tennis coverage earlier.

TV Show Marathons

BBC America – The first four episodes of the new show Hex play.
Discovery Channel – Eight episodes of Blue Planet: Seas of Life.
Hallmark – The four-part Lonesome Dove mini-series.
Nickelodeon – 15 episodes of Roseanne starts late.
Sci-Fi Channel – The Twilight Zone, The Twilight Zone and more The Twilight Zone as episodes play almost 24 hours a day starting this morning and running through the Fourth of July, which ends up being something like 110 episodes.
Style – 14 episodes of Clean House.
TLC – Nine episodes of 99 Most Bizarre.

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