Tonight on the Tube: Studio 60, CSI, Starter Wife & American Chopper

CSI: 3 Dimensions of MurderIn news for the upcoming season, are you ready for CSI: Comedy Scene Investigation? Or, how about Two and a Half Dead Men? Well, Chuck Lorre, the co-creator of Two and a Half Men, tossed out the idea to Carol Mendelsohn, the exec-producer of CSI, about switching writing staffs for an episode for the upcoming season. While CBS has not given the ok to do so, both sides seem to be open to the idea, if they can figure out the logistics of making it happen. What do you think of the idea? Would you tune in?

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Randy and Catalina are looking for a place together and Earl remembers locking a guy in a truck one time.
30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. Jack decides that he should be Liz’s mentor after she goes back to her ex because he asked her to.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. Michael wants the staff to support Kelly at a local festival celebrating her Hindu heritage.
Scrubs (NBC): Repeat. J.D. is fainting and blacking out and doesn’t know why.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC): New. Things are looking pretty bad for Jordan and Simon goes off on the press.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. Lex and Oliver attend a reunion and flashbacks tell the story of how Lex and his friend were picked on by Oliver and his friends.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat. A wannabe dancer dies backstage at a Cirque du Soleil performance and the team investigates whether it was murder or an accident.

Shark (ABC): Repeat. Stark gets the case of a black teenager that gets show by two police officers, one white and the other black, that claim self defense.

Cable Choices

Top Chef (Bravo): Repeat. The season premiere replays.

The Starter Wife (USA): New. “Hour 4” of the six hour series plays tonight, which stars Debra Messing (Will & Grace). Plays again later. The first three hours of the series play earlier in the day before Sweet Home Alabama.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. A chicken wing battle is waged.
The Showbiz Show With David Spade (E!): New. How many Paris Hilton jokes do you think they do tonight?

Other Options

  • American Chopper (TLC): New. The Australia themed bike gets started on by Junior and Pohl. Plays again later.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. The Bon Appetit challenge episode from Sunday replays. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs with the Spurs up three games to none.
  • ESPN has first round coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament with a replay of the day’s action later on.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven hours of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Golf Channel has nine episodes of British Open Highlights.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Ellen.
Sci Fi has 16 episodes of Tales from the Darkside.

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  • digitalred93 Jun 14, 2007, 8:21 am

    Studio 60 Fans Raise Funds to Thank Show & Support Tipitina’s Foundation

    As Wes Mendel said, “Art is getting its ass kicked,” be it Studio 60 or the New Orleans musicians still wrapped up in the still continuing struggles of Katrina.

    To this end, a large international group of fans is trying to raise funds to place an advertisement in the LA Times Entertainment Section on Thursday 28th June, which is when the final episode is due to air. The quarter-page ad will cost approximately $5,000. There’s more information over at

    The text on the advert will be simple – just a thank you, nothing nasty aimed at NBC (no matter how much we’d like to! – we don’t want to come across as honey-crusted nut bars!), and will also feature details of how to donate to Tipitina’s Foundation.

    For anyone unfamiliar with Tipitina’s, the Foundation was featured in The Christmas Show. The mission of the Tipitina’s Foundation is to restore New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community and preserve the state’s unique musical culture. We are currently working with the Foundation to create a specific page on their site where friends of Studio 60 will be able to make donations. More information about this will be coming soon.

    Thanks in advance for your support.

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