Tonight on the Tube: Smallville, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Men in Trees and American Chopper

American Chopper At Full ThrottleNBC has three hours of comedy tonight that includes three episodes of The Office, all of which are very good. The only thing new in the first hour of primetime tonight is Smallville on The CW and The War at Home on FOX. In the second hour of primetime everything is new tonight except for Scrubs and 30 Rock on NBC. In the third hour of primetime Men in Trees is the only thing new. Kind of a weird night which is part of a weird week. Everything was new on Monday. The State of the Union preempted most programming on Tuesday. Last night was hit or miss unless you are an American Idol auditions fan. What will tomorrow bring considering that Fridays usually don’t have much to offer?

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): New. Clark was attacked and wakes up in a mental asylum not knowing what is real and what isn’t. A fellow patient tries to convince him that he needs to kill the doctor to get out of the nightmare.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Bailey puts forth the idea of a free clinic and a proposal is in the air for one of the docs at Seattle Grace. Runs 61 minutes.

Men in Trees (ABC): New. Marin is finding that her new place is not quite ready for her to live in while Patrick worries that he won’t be able to give Annie her dream wedding.

Solid Selections

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Earl returns a prize-winning cat to its owner and Randy finds a new love.
The Office (NBC): Repeat. Angela talks Dwight into going after Michaels job after Michael gets in trouble for showing a movie during working hours.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Keppler gets Catherine to go along with his plan to catch the killer of a politician but she must keep what is really going on from the rest of the team.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. Michael plays grief counselor when a former employee of Dunder-Mifflin dies.
The Office (NBC): Repeat. Very funny episode where Dwight takes Ryan on his first sales call and then puts him through an initiation.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril gets his deli on tonight.

American Chopper (TLC): New. Sr. and Jr. continue with their competition to build the best bike.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. The Fried Chicken battle that was new yesterday when it played last night.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. The “Boss is Gone” episode which was new yesterday when it played last night.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. Jack gets integrated into a sketch. This was a very funny and clever episode.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Last Sunday’s new episode with Morimoto vs. Cantu replays.
  • The O.C. (FOX): New. Kirsten gets some news of the life changing kind while Taylor gets some rules to live by from her therapist and Julie has a secret affair and it turns out that Che had his soul mate idea all screwed up.
  • Scrubs (NBC): Repeat. Turks finds out that Carla is with child before she does.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball with Clemson at Duke followed by the Winter X Games.
  • Golf Channel has the first round of the Buick Invitational from Torrey Pines.
  • TNT has an NBA doubleheader with the Dallas Mavericks at the Chicago Bulls followed by the New Jersey Nets at the Los Angeles Clippers.

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