Tonight on the Tube: Earl, Office, Anatomy, Shark, Smallville, CSI, Road and Men in Trees News

Download Grey's Anatomy Episodes at iTunesHere is the latest on Men in Trees, it looks like it will not be back this season. The five remaining episodes will be added to next season’s allotment. Tonight is the season finale of October Road in the post Grey’s Anatomy timeslot. Next week, ABC will have a two-hour Grey’s Anatomy. The following week, May 10th, ABC will be giving a preview showing of Traveler, a show about a couple of friends on the run after someone they thought was a friend sets them up to take the fall for a terrorist act. It will begin its regular run for the summer on Wednesday, May 30th. On May 17th, ABC will be airing a Lost clip show after Grey’s Anatomy, which will also play again before the Lost finale on May 23rd. That takes you to the end of the fall season for ABC on Thursday nights. At least, Men in Trees will be back next season. Want to keep up with news about your favorite shows, then subscribe and get Tonight on the Tube via email. What do you think of this move by ABC to hold the rest of the episodes until next season?

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. After Earl gets rejected for a credit card he decides to get his GED.
The Office (NBC): New. When a shipment of paper goes out with an obscene watermark on them, the staff hurries to try and solve the problem and smooth over the situation.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Everybody pays extra attention to a patient who also happens to be on the hospital’s board. Cristina and Burke start making plans for the wedding.

Shark (CBS): New. When a boy is found after four years living as the son of his abductor, Stark and his team must poke holes in his story that he was just trying to protect the kid from abusive parents.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): New. A bomb is set off in one of Lex’s secret labs, while a pissed off Special Forces soldier holds Lex hostage and Clark tries to save him.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. A washed up boxer is killed and the team must figure out what actually killed him.

October Road (ABC): Season Finale. Aubrey tells Nick he needs to choose between her and Hannah. Ray let’s Ikey and Allison’s secret out of the bag. Physical Phil changes things up a bit to try and win back Pizza Girl. Some good news for fans of this show is that they just made Janet and Pizza Girl regular cast members. Why is that good news? Why would they bother doing so, if they weren’t thinking of bringing it back for another season next fall? This upgrade in status keeps them locked in and unable to look for other potential roles for next season on other shows.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril cooks up some delightful chicken dishes.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Sunday’s episode with Chef Consentino taking on Iron Chef Mario Batali in battle garlic replays.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. See how he made a cake for the NFL and the Super Bowl.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): Season Finale. Liz is trying to figure out how to do the long distance relationship thing. Kenneth is trying to find an AWOL Tracy. This has been renewed for next season already.
  • Scrubs (NBC): New. A wild sorority sister of Elliot’s comes for a visit turning J.D. into a third wheel. The show will be coming back for another season; it is just unclear as to whether it will be on NBC or somewhere else, like ABC. Next season will be its last though.
  • This American Life (Showtime): Season Finale. Don’t worry, if you like the show, Showtime has picked it up for second season.

Sports Notes

  • NBA TV has the Houston Rockets at the Utah Jazz.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA Playoff action with the Detroit Pistons at the Orlando Magic and then the Phoenix Suns at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Versus has NHL Playoff hockey action.

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  • Nina May 29, 2007, 1:56 pm

    I am so upset about Men In Tees..finally a show a woman can watch and understand and love take it away.. well ABC you lost a viewer .. I know that means crapola to you all but to me its a milestone .. So go ahead and run your idiotic sitcoms I wont be watching them ..Your channel is banned from my tv..

  • Jason the TVaholic May 29, 2007, 4:00 pm

    Nina, I know how you feel. I don’t like it when the networks mess around with a show, but at least they haven’t cancelled it. So, hopefully you will reconsider your banishment of ABC from your TV, or you will miss out on the second season of Men in Trees. It is scheduled to kickoff Friday nights on ABC in the upcoming Fall 2007 Season. They will be playing the episodes that still remain from this season as part of an expanded season two.

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