Tonight on the Tube: Earl, Office, CSI, Shark, Rock, Scrubs and Notes

Notes From The UnderbellyIf you are looking for Andy Barker, P.I., you won’t find it on NBC tonight. They have moved it to Saturday night to burn off the rest of the episodes. You will, however, find a new episode of ER after a completely new “Comedy Night Done Right” lineup that has 30 Rock and Scrubs switching places in the second hour of primetime. Notes from the Underbelly premieres tonight on ABC after a couple of clip shows form Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy. It is a funny thing; people have been searching for info on Men in Trees and if it had been cancelled, ever since ABC started airing October Road in that timeslot. In the last week, a few people have wanted to know if October Road has been cancelled, since it is not on tonight? Well, it hasn’t and neither has Men in Trees. October Road will return next week with a new episode and then its season finale the next week. Men in Trees will be back in May to finish out its season and will return for a second next fall. October Road has done pretty well in the post Grey’s Anatomy slot, even after Grey’s repeats, and may get a pick up for another season, as well. Would you like to see October Road get a second season?

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Only five episodes left in the season and they will play straight through without any more repeats. In this episode, Randy realizes the power of the media.
The Office (NBC): New. The whole gang gets a little “Safety Training” this week, as Andy returns to the office. Last week’s episode was one of the best ever for this great show. It even caused the Wikipedia people to have to shutdown new edits on the negotiation entry that was used by Michael last week.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Hodges recruits some of the other lab tech to work on the miniature killer case in secret.

Shark (CBS): New. A respected man who heads up a women’s shelter confesses to killing a producer of porn. Stark worries that the jury may think that he did a good thing and they will lose.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. Lois uses some red kryptonite laced lipstick and becomes hot for Clark, which gets Clark, hopped up on the stuff after she kisses him. Always fun when uninhibited Clark shows up.

30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz really likes her new relationship with Floyd. Jack gets a warning from an exec that he is being watched. Runs 31 minutes. In case you haven’t heard yet, this show has been renewed for a second season.
Scrubs (NBC): New. The staff says goodbye to Nurse Roberts and then go about putting to use lessons they learn from her.

Notes from the Underbelly (ABC): Series Premiere. Both the “Pilot” and the second episode of the series play tonight. It is a about a couple who get pregnant and have to deal with it and are not prepared and neither are their friends. Moves to its regular timeslot next Wednesday in the second half of the first hour of primetime. Based on the novel by Risa Green.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Get ready for spring with some recipes for seasonal veggies.

American Chopper (TLC): New. The guys start on a bike for Peavey with a guitar theme.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby does battle with a Cuban BBQ master.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. A group of radiologists get a special cake.

Other Options

  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. A new clip show that is, as they highlight moments from the first three season of the show. Hosted by Denny, I mean, Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. The battle between Iron Chef Morimoto and Chef Hopkins is replayed. I think the secret ingredient was Sablefish.

Sports Notes

  • TBS has the Washington Nationals at the Atlanta Braves in MLB action.
  • TNT has an NBA doubleheader with the New Jersey Nets at the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Versus has an NHL playoff game.

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