Tonight on the Tube: Lot, Talent, Mars, Tasted, Shield, D-List & Riches

Get Episodes of The Shield at iTunesTonight is the premiere of America’s Got Talent on NBC, Criss Angel Mindfreak on A&E and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List on Bravo. The sixth season of The Shield has its finale tonight on FX. For more summer TV show info, check out the Guide to Summer TV Shows – 2007.

Prime Picks

On the Lot (FOX): New. Five of the finalist show there short film that got them into the competition.

America’s Got Talent (NBC): Season Premiere. Two hours of auditions before the judges. This includes new judge Sharon Osbourne. This show has a bit of everything, singers, comedians, dancers and a lot of other wacky talents.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. A body burned and mummified body is found in an old furnace on a military base and the team investigates.

Veronica Mars (The CW): Repeat. Veronica goes undercover at a sorority for the campus newspaper.

No third hour selection tonight.

Cable Choices

Star Wars Tech (History Channel): Repeat. The feasibility of technology in the Star Wars movies is discussed.

John Ratzenberger’s Made In America (Travel Channel): New. John visits the Ping Golf Club factory and sees how they design and put the clubs together.
Road Tasted (Food Network): New. See what kind of tasty food the Deen boys can find in Miami. Plays again later.

The Shield (FX): Season Finale. Vic’s family is in danger and he forms an alliance with Aceveda while Billings has drops a bombshell. Runs 92 minutes and plays again later.

Other Options

  • The 2007 Alma Awards (ABC): New. Two hours of awards celebrating Latinos in movies, music and TV. Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) hosts.
  • The Closer (TNT): Repeats. Find out if “The Butler Did It” and then who the “LA Woman” is, as two episodes replay tonight. Season three of The Closer begins Monday, June 18th.
  • House (FOX): Repeat. A man that weighs over 600 lbs. comes into the hospital after he is found unconscious in his apartment.
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo): Season Premiere. Kathy needs a second assistant to keep up with her busy schedule, which includes performing at Carnegie Hall. This episode is available as a free download at iTunes. You can catch her act right before this in her comedy special Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It. Both play again later.

Late Night

  • Painkiller Jane (Sci Fi): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Higher Court,” replays.
  • The Riches (FX): Repeat. The first season finale, “Waiting for Dogot,” replays between airing of the season finale of The Shield. Runs 64 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has tennis coverage of the quarterfinals of the French Open early then Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series softball championship series and finally a WNBA game.

TV Marathons

Bravo has season one and two of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List for a total of 12 episodes that lead up to her new comedy special and then premiere of season three of the show.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Stargate SG-1 early today.

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