Tonight on the Tube: American Idol, Criminal Minds, MythBusters and Comfort Foods

by Jason the TVaholic on January 17, 2007

in Tonight on the Tube

Subscribe to American Idol the MagazineTonight is comfort foods night on Food Network in primetime. American Idol continues their preliminary search for future singing stars in my hometown of Seattle tonight. Maybe there will be somebody worth rooting for in there. The Criminal Minds are after a prolific serial killer tonight while CSI: NY is chasing down idiots. The MythBusters go all pirates tonight. What will you be watching?

Prime Picks

American Idol (FOX): New. Well there isn’t really anything else on in the first hour of primetime and these are the auditions from the Seattle area where I am posting this from, so it makes the top spot today. Runs two hours.

CSI: NY (CBS): New. A man is found dead while competing in a shopping cart race and the team investigates.

Solid Selections

Friday Night Lights (NBC): Repeat. The “Homecoming” episode replays with the big game and the huge after party.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. A serial killer who has taken more than a hundred lives over a thirty-year period confronts the team.

Medium (NBC): New. Allison is having dreams of a boy in a well that she doesn’t get while trying to help on another case.

Cable Choices

Essence of Emeril (Food Network): Repeat. Comfort food is prepared.
Tyler’s Ultimate (Food Network): New. Winter comfort foods are made.

Paula’s Home Cooking (Food Network): New. Paula whips up some meatloaf.
Barefoot Contessa (Food Network): New. Some breakfast, lunch and dinner comfort foods are prepared.

Good Eats (Food Network): New. Find out just what you need to know about cooking with lentils with Alton Brown.
Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton cooks up some pocket pies.

Other Options

  • In Case of Emergency (ABC): New. Still not all that funny but I really like the cast.
  • The Knights of Prosperity (ABC): New. The Knights need a little training in the self-defense area.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The guys test whether the cannonball or the shrapnel was a greater hazard to a pirate ship. Arrrggg!

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball with North Carolina at Clemson followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the San Antonio Spurs in NBA action.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball and then day 4 tennis coverage at the Australian Open.
  • Golf Channel has the first round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

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