Tonight on the Tube: Good Eats, Feasting on Asphalt and a Saved Marathon

by Jason the TVaholic on July 29, 2006

in Tonight on the Tube

Paramedic Duty T-ShirtIf you have heard about the new show Saved starring Tom Everett Scott as a slacker paramedic whose dad wanted him to go to medical school then today is your day. TNT will be running the first seven episodes from pilot to last Monday’s episode. It is a pretty good show. It has some interesting characters. Will you be watching?

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. Guest star Charles Durning as an old man who shows up to NCIS and confesses to a murder of his long time friend.

The Italian Job (NBC): Released 2003. Mark Wahlberg as a master thief who is double-crossed by one of his team. Later they find him and set out to get back what they stole from him. Runs two hours.

Solid Selections

Celebrity Debut (ABC): Repeat. See stars before they became famous with footage and interviews from when they first got their start. Halle Berry, John Travolta and Kate Winslet are just some of the people profiled.

Practical Magic (ABC): Released 1998. Stars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as sisters in a family with a history of witchcraft. Runs two hours.

Cable Choices

Good Eats: Behind the Eats (Food Network): New. Get a behind the scenes look at the making of Alton Brown’s show Good Eats.

Feasting on Asphalt (Food Network): New. Alton hits the road on his motorcycle in this four part series to see what there is to eat out there with stops at funky truck stops, a little camping and sitting down to eat with Joe Public. Sure sounds like good watching to me.

Road Tasted (Food Network): Repeats. Two half hour episodes of the Deen boys’ traveling as they try to find hand made goodness to eat.

Other Options

  • The Replacements (TNT): Released 2000. Underrated sports comedy starring Keanu Reeves as a washed up quarterback who gets a shot at playing when a coach played by Gene Hackman recruits him to play while the team’s players are out on strike. Runs two and a half hours.
  • Trading Spaces (TLC): New. Two San Francisco area college students get their apartments upgraded.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the third round of the Senior British Open golf tournament.
  • CBS has the third round of the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
  • FOX has MLB Baseball.
  • Golf Channel has the final round of the Evian Masters golf tournament.
  • TNT has NASCAR with the Gateway 200.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Fred Willard makes a guest appearance in a sketch.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Hosted by Steve Carell with musical guest Kanye West.

TV Show Marathons

TNT has the first seven episodes of their new show Saved today.

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