Tonight on the Tube: Three Moons, 4400, Dead Zone and Sunday Night Football

by Jason the TVaholic on August 6, 2006

in Tonight on the Tube

Madden NFL 07 Hall of Fame EditionTonight is the Hall of Fame Game. Get a look at what Sunday Night Football will look like on NBC this fall. The announcing team of Al Michaels and Hall of Fame Inductee John Madden are back to describe all the bone crushing action for you on the field. During the season Bob Costas will host a pre-game show, Football Night in America, with co-host Cris Collonsworth. Sterling Sharpe and Jerome Bettis along with SI reporter will be on hand for analysis and commentary. The first regular season game on NBC will be Thursday September 7th with the Miami Dolphins at the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The schedule looks pretty good and with the new flex scheduling at the end of the season it should be good all the way through.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Homer takes Bart on a road trip to Behavior Modification Camp after he steals Skinner’s keys.
American Dad (FOX): Repeat. Stan is the man in need of a plan for a party for the boss man.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. Carol Burnett guest stars as stepmother and Carlos and Gaby take in baby Lily temporarily.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. Izzie finds she has an attraction to a heart transplant patient.

Solid Selections

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): Repeat. A teacher who recently lost his wife and his three kids get a complete house overhaul.

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. A wild puzzle, a boy’s life in the balance and the team must solve it to save him.

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. A columnist whom never leaves her home has gone missing and the team must figure out what happened to her and are left with a bunch of strange clues that don’t add up.

Cable Choices

Three Moons Over Milford (ABC Family): Series Premiere. Elizabeth McGovern stars in this wacky small town dramedy where everybody thinks the world is about to end at anytime because the moon has exploded in three parts. This leads to the residents of Milford acting strangely for your viewing pleasure. The episode plays twice tonight.

The 4400 (USA): New. A conspiracy of shocking proportions is uncovered tonight by Tom and Diana. Runs 61 minutes and repeats again later.

The Dead Zone (USA): New. Episode is titled “Vortex” and plays twice tonight.

Other Options

  • Angela’s Eyes (Lifetime): New. The team investigates a father-son crime team that mirrors Angela’s life a bit to closely.
  • Deadwood (HBO): New. Hearst’s men are overrunning the town.
  • Entourage (HBO): New. The guys head to Vegas so Vince can shoot a promo.
  • Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last week’s episode “Pieces” replays. Runs 62 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Women’s British Open followed by X Games coverage.
  • CBS has final round coverage of the Buick Open with Tiger Woods in the lead by two strokes. In Seattle you will be treated to Seafair Hydroplane Racing all day live from Lake Washington.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies at the New York Mets.
  • NBC has NASCAR Racing with the Allstate 400 and Sunday Night Football with a preseason game between the Oakland Raiders playing the Philadelphia Eagles at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

TV Show Marathons

Bravo has 8 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
ABC Family has 8 episodes of Gilmore Girls leading up to the series premiere of Three Moons Over Milford.
Discovery Channel has 8 episodes of Dirty Jobs.

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