Tonight on the Tube: Studio 60 Finale, The Starter Wife Finale & Burn Notice Premiere

Get Studio 60 Episodes at Amazon's UnboxThe TVaholic is back home from the Sci Fi Digital Press event up in Vancouver, B.C. over the last couple of days. Tours of the sets of Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Flash Gordon and Stargate Atlantis were pretty cool. There is more to come on this, including pictures, videos and more, over the next few days. For me the Eureka tour was the best part, as it is one of my favorite shows from the last year. In news of the night, NBC has the series finale of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and USA has the finale of The Starter Wife and the series premiere of Burn Notice. Over on Bravo, they have the debut of Hey Paula! Why? Who knows!

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Earl used to use a mailbox as a trash can and gets a bored Catalina to help him clean it.
The Office (NBC): Repeat. It is time again for the “Office Olympics” to replay. Got to love some of the games and the doves at the closing ceremony.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. Take some time to hop aboard the “Booze Cruise” with the all your favorite Mifflin mates. Jim tells Michael how he feels about Pam.
The Office (NBC): Repeat. Jim is worried that Michael will spill “The Secret” and tries to keep it from happening.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC): Series Finale. The last few weeks have been really great storytelling. I will be a little sad to see this go. Tonight the long night comes to an end, but may hold a new beginning for Matt and Harriet.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. More Green Arrow action in this episode where he gets shot while trying to stop a carjacking and Lana finds out something disturbing about Lex.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat. Catherine centric episode where she tries to tie two cases together while Grissom leaves for his sabbatical.

Men in Trees (ABC): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays. See how it all began.

Cable Choices

The Closer (TNT): Repeat. “Grave Doubts” from Monday night replays, which is good because I missed it. The hotel I was staying at in Vancouver, B.C. did not have TNT.

The Starter Wife (USA): Miniseries Finale. Tonight is “Hour 6” where Molly’s two suitors compete for her affections. Pappy gets all the details of Joan getting kicked out of rehab. This episode plays again later and again on Saturday. The first five hours of the series plays earlier in the day and the whole series plays this Sunday during the day.

Burn Notice (USA): Series Premiere. Tonight’s episode plays commercial free. So, make sure to use the facilities before you sit down to watch. A spy gets fired and has to go out on his own to make a living, all while trying to find out who is behind what has happened to him. He goes about helping (A-Team style) those that can’t get help through normal channels. It looks like it might just be a whole lot of fun. Runs 67 minutes and plays again later.

Other Options

  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. Bailey thinks that the hospital should have a free clinic and an intern gets a proposal.
  • Shark (CBS): Repeat. Stark prosecutes a case of a women’s shelter worker that confesses to shooting a porn mogul.
  • Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby Flay battles with “Sticky Buns.” Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has the 2007 NBA Draft where my Seattle Supersonics will be picking number two.
  • ESPN2 has Wimbledon tennis coverage early.

TV Marathons

Travel Channel has 12 episodes of Best Places to Find Cash and Treasures tonight.
VH1 has eight episodes of World Series of Pop Culture today.

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  • Michelle Jun 29, 2007, 8:03 am

    I watched the last episode of The Starter Wife and it was so good. I was nervous about who Molly was going to choose but I think in the end she made the right choice for her! Great episode!

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