Tonight on the Tube: The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives and NFL Playoffs

Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall CalendarTwo more NFL Playoff games today and after yesterday’s action there may be more unbelievable play to come. Who would of thought that the Colts could play defense or that the Seahawks would be able to with the cobbled together lineup they have in the defensive backfield. The New Year is already a week old and the good part about that is that new episodes of our favorite TV shows will be returning to the airwaves. Tonight we get off to quite the start with new episodes and shows all over the TV dial. What will you be watching tonight?

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer takes Marge to Barnacle Bay to try and cheer her up only to find that the place has gone down the tubes.
American Dad (FOX): New. Stan gets a visit from President Bush after winning a contest.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Gaby thinks Carlos is trying to sabotage her new relationship while Tom and Lynette try to get Kayla to feel like part of the family and Bree has a dinner that shocks all. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. A lot of dirty laundry makes the light of day during one of Justin’s group meetings.

Solid Selections

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. The case of the death of a local cabaret singer is reopened when a bullet is found in an old piece of set furniture.

Cold Case (CBS): New. A case that is not that old gets reopened by Lily where a man who set off for college disappeared and an underground video of him fighting is found by a relative.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. After two planes come close to colliding the air traffic controller who was on duty goes missing.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): New. Emeril whips up some recipes sent in by viewers.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Mario Batali takes on challenger Chef Ian Chalermkittichai.

Dirt (FX): Repeat. The series premiere of this new Courtney Cox vehicle replays tonight.

Other Options

  • The Apprentice (NBC): Season Premiere. The Trump is back in a new season of this reality show but with a move to Los Angeles. They are promising some new twists and rules for the game. Runs 90 minutes.
  • Grease: You’re the One That I Want (NBC): Series Premiere. Watch as the lead roles in a new Broadway production of Grease is cast via an open casting call. It looks to be a cross between American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Will this show be the one that anybody wants is the question? Runs 90 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has an NFL Playoff game with the New York Jets at the New England Patriots followed by Kansas at South Carolina in college basketball action.
  • ESPN has the GMAC Bowl with Ohio vs. Southern Mississippi.
  • FOX has an NFL Playoff game with the New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • FOX Sports will have a replay of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between Boise State and Oklahoma, which is an all timer instant classic.
  • Golf Channel has the final round of the Mercedes Championship.

TV Marathon

Bravo has eight episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Sci Fi Channel has the four-part Stephen King’s The Stand on today.
TV Land continues with its M*A*S*H marathon tonight, which began on New Year’s Day. They will have 10 hours of episodes tonight and then it will settle into its regular timeslot on the network starting tomorrow.

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