Tonight on the Tube: CBS and NBC Fall Previews and College Football

Notre Dame Fighting Irish - CoastersTonight both CBS and NBC give you a look at what TV shows they will have in the upcoming fall TV season. Want more information about these shows and more then check out the Ultimate Guide to the Fall 2006 TV Schedule. College football will be all over the dial today as the season gets fully underway today. This includes the first of ABC’s primetime game of the week.

Prime Picks

A Day in the Life of Television: A Museum of Television and Radio Special (CBS): New. Twelve shows like CSI, Everybody Hates Chris, and ER are profiled and you get to see what it takes to get an episode on the air. Narrated by Dennis Haysbert. Runs 90 minutes.
CBS Fall Preview (CBS): New. They only have four new shows and here is you chance to get a look at them. Hosted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Runs 30 minutes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. A woman is killed in her hotel room and the investigation leads them to two guys she had met in a bar and a guy driving a cab.

Solid Selections

NBC Primetime Preview (NBC): New. The Office crew gives you a look at what is new.
Most Outrageous Moments (NBC): Repeat. Bloopers, flubs and funny TV happenings are shown.

Dateline NBC (NBC): New. Update on a previous story.

48 Hours Mystery (CBS): Repeat. Watch a story about a murdered girl in a small town.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril kicks up some burger and fries recipes.

Build a Better Burger 2 (Food Network): Repeat. Watch a burger cooking competition with a $50,000 prize to the winner.

Unwrapped (Food Network): Repeat. All things French fry related including cutters and curly fries.
The Secret Life of … (Food Network): Repeat. Get the history of the French fry.

Other Options

  • MTV Video Music Awards: 2006 (MTV): Repeat. Get a second look at the festivities.
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation (AMC): Released 1983. The classic comedy starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold who takes his family on a road trip to Walley World for their vacation to disastrous results. Runs two hours.
  • Trading Spaces (TLC): Repeat. Two houses in Portland, ME are redone.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college football including ABC Saturday Night College Football with Notre Dame at Georgia Tech.
  • CBS has U.S. Open tennis coverage.
  • ESPN has college football with Vanderbilt at Michigan followed by LPGA Golf then Horse Racing followed by two more college football games with California at Tennessee then USC at Arkansas.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games with Grambling State at Hampton followed by Akron at Penn State and closing out the day with Washington State at Auburn.
  • FOX Sports has college football games.
  • TBS has two college football games with Alabama-Birmingham at Oklahoma followed by BYU at Arizona.
  • TNT has NASCAR racing with Ameriquest 300. Watch the qualifying over on the Speed Channel earlier in the day.
  • USA has PGA Golf and later U.S. Open tennis coverage.

What will you be watching today on TV?

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