Tonight on the Tube: Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, NFL Playoffs and a Studio 60 Marathon

Create Your Own Studio 60 MarathonWhen today is over we will know who will be playing two weeks from now in the Super Bowl between all the commercials. If you are not an NFL fan you can always check out the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon. Seven of the eleven episodes from the fall play during the day on Bravo and will keep you firmly ensconced on your couch. I believe the show has gotten a bit of a bad wrap, I think it is better than most give it credit for. For you science fiction fans out there The Dresden Files makes its debut tonight on Sci Fi Channel as well as Battlestar Galactica on its new night. What looks good to you, tonight on the tube?

Prime Picks

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): New. A woman and her visually impaired husband get a new house built for them.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Gaby is having trouble with her admirer Zach while the Scavo Pizzeria is still having complications with opening day fast approaching. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Marion Ross (Happy Days) comes to visit as Nora’s mother.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Lisa helps Moe with his poetry and then takes all the credit.
American Dad (FOX): Repeat. Stan wants to teach sex education at his kid’s school.

Family Guy (FOX): Repeat. Peter’s mom is getting a divorce.
American Dad (FOX): Repeat. Stan and Roger end up learning what life is like for the other after a fight.

Crossing Jordan (NBC): New. A special investigator is looking into the practices of the coroner’s office while Jordan and Lu work on a case together.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): New. Emeril is smokin’ tonight.

The Dresden Files (Sci Fi): Series Premiere. A young boy tells Dresden that monsters are chasing him. This new show looks like it might be pretty good. The premise sounds interesting anyway. Plays again after Battlestar Galactica.

Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi): New. This is the debut of the show in its new night and time. A supernova is threatening to destroy the algae planet giving the Galactica knowing they need to find Earth as soon as possible. Plays gain after a second showing of The Dresden Files.

Other Options

  • Dirt (FX): Repeat. The “Ovophagy” episode from last week replays.
  • Extras (HBO): New. David Bowie is encountered.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Homaru Cantu challenges Iron Chef Morimoto.
  • Rome (HBO): New. Cleopatra has arrived and pays her respects to the new Caesar. Last week’s premiere episode plays right before this one.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action with the Dallas Mavericks at the Miami Heat.
  • CBS has the AFC Championship with the New England Patriots at the Indianapolis Colts.
  • ESPN2 has coverage of the Round of 16 from the Australian Open tennis tournament.
  • FOX has the NFC Championship game with the New Orleans Saints at the Chicago Bears.
  • Golf Channel has coverage of the final round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and then later its normal eight episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The Studio 60 episodes play again tomorrow during the day and new episodes return that night on NBC.
TLC has 11 episodes of Miami Ink.
TNT has 11 episodes of Law & Order.
Travel Channel has eight episodes of Living With the Kombai Tribe: The Adventures of Mark and Olly.

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