Tonight on the Tube: Sunday Night Football, Dexter and The Librarian

The Librarian - Quest for the Spear on DVDTonight the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football but soon the season will end and NBC will have to program the night with shows. What will they be you ask? Well, Sundays on NBC will start off with Grease: You’re The One That I Want. It is a reality show that will choose a new cast for the musical Grease. Then a new season of The Apprentice will debut. Lastly, the night will close with the return, finally, of Crossing Jordan. It was rumored that Friday Night Lights or Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip might make a move to Sunday nights after football but that didn’t happen. Friday Night Lights will move to Wednesday nights and Studio 60 will stay put where it is. What do you think of the NBC after Sunday Night Football lineup? Will any of the shows make your viewing list or at least your TiVo list?

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Guest voice of Joe Mantegna (Joan of Arcadia) as Fat Tony who gets shot and Homer takes over as the kingpin in town.
American Dad (FOX): Repeat. Just something to occupy your TV screen until something really worth watching comes on. Really you should just go grab a snack or something after The Simpsons or flip over and see how my Seahawks are fairing in Denver against the Broncos on NBC.

Cold Case (CBS): New. Find out why they are “Forever Blue.”

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A cancer patient with less than a month to live disappears after a meeting.

Solid Selections

7th Heaven (The CW): New. A friend tells Ruthie she has a bad attitude while Rev. Camden starts using brutal honesty in his counseling sessions.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. The “Listen to the Rain of the Roof” episode replays where Lynnette is trying to deal with her new extended family and Carlos and Gaby are having trouble even though the baby is on the way. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): Repeat. The episode with the big group dinner party in the back yard where Nora lets everyone know that she knows what they know but think she doesn’t.

Cable Choices

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (TNT): Released 2006. Noah Wyle (ER) goes all Indiana Jones in this sequel to The Librarian: Quest for the Spear. Runs two hours and plays three times in a row.

Dexter (Showtime): New. The Ice Truck Killer leaves a gruesome crime scene, which is more horrifying than any he has previously left. Meanwhile Rita’s ex wants custody of the kids and is going to sue to try and get it.

Other Options

  • AKC/Eukanuba National Championship 06/07 (Animal Planet/Discovery Channel): New. Dogs compete for Best in Show. This is Part 2 of 2 and runs two hours and replays again right on both cable channels.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Mario Batali is challenge in Kitchen Stadium by Chef Richard Blais.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): Repeat. Last week’s episode, “Reefer,” replays. Runs 67 minutes.
  • Reba (The CW): New. Kyra moves back in with her mother and then Reba finds her drinking and then Brock and Barbara Jean let slip that they let her have an occasional beer. Plays right before a new 7th Heaven and after a Reba repeat.
  • The Wire (HBO): New. Freamon is rebuked, Colvin tries to keep funding for his experimental class and Bubble may finally put and end to his nemesis.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL games with the game of the day being the Indianapolis Colts at the Tennessee Titans.
  • ESPN has the 2006 Bowl Selection Show where you can find out who is going to all 27 bowl games that will be played from now until the BCS Championship Game on January 8th.
  • FOX has NFL games with their game of the day being the Dallas Cowboys at the New York Giants.
  • FOX Sports has The Official BCS Ratings show.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with my hometown Seattle Seahawks trying to go into hostile territory and get a win on the road against the Denver Broncos.

TV Show Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of The New Detectives.
Hallmark Channel has five Christmas themed made-for-TV movies.
Lifetime has Christmas themed made-for-TV movies all day ending with the newly released A Dad for Christmas.
USA has 16 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Looking for some Christmas gift ideas for the TV fan on your list? Then check out the 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for some TV shows on DVD ideas or just to sing around the house this holiday season.

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