Tonight on the Tube: Kyle XY, The Closer, Saving Grace, My Boys & U.S. Open Tennis

Heroes - Season OneAre there any fans of The Hills on MTV out there? How about of diamonds? Well, if you fit either, you might be interested in a sweepstakes at their Virtual Hills site, where you can win a ½ carat diamond that is worth about $2000. The last day to enter is September 10th. In other MTV news, The Life of Ryan premieres tonight.

If you are looking for WWE Monday Night Raw on USA, it will be playing, at its normal time, on Sci Fi Channel tonight, because of U.S. Open tennis coverage. It will replay in late night on USA however. This also means that for the next couple of weeks, all of USA’s other shows will not be shown as well.

Prime Picks

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Barney tries to do what ever he can to keep Robin and Ted from moving in together, including stealing his moving van and turning it into a mobile bedroom.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. Ritchie is interested in what church has to offer.

Heroes (NBC): Repeat. Hiro is trying to change the future while Mohinder’s father arrives in New York to start his search for those with special abilities in the episodes, “Six Months Ago.” The first season comes out on DVD and HD-DVD tomorrow and includes the unaired “Pilot” episode. Will this set be making it into your DVD collection?

CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. A divorce is getting extremely nasty and now the husband’s mistress has bee found dead, as the death toll rises, the CSIs have to unravel the true nature of the relationship.

Solid Selections

Prison Break (FOX): Repeat. In “Bad Blood,” Michael and Sara figure out that Pope is their only chance at getting to the recording and C-Note is fearful of his daughter’s health and safety. The new season begins September 17th.

Prison Break (FOX): Repeat. In “Wash,” Michael, Sara, and Linc now have the evidence they need to expose the conspiracy, but Mahone is working a plan to bring them out in the open.

Dateline NBC (NBC): Repeat. It is this or Supernanny on ABC in the third hour of primetime.

Cable Choices

Kyle XY (ABC Family): New. Jesse is out of control and has left home, but is causing strife in the Trager household. Plays again late night tomorrow.

The Closer (TNT): New. The episode is titled, “Lover’s Leap.” Plays again later.

Saving Grace (TNT): New. The episode is titled, “And You Wonder Why I Lie.” Plays again late night Thursday.

Other Options

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel): New. Tony visits Cleveland and an old nemesis.
  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. The season finale episode from last night, “Goodbye Stranger,” replays. Read Review.
  • Greek (ABC Family): New. Anybody else feel sorry for Cappie at the end of last week’s episode when he saw the ceremony with Casey accepting the letters? Well, this week both Rusty and Cappie are dealing with a little lovesickness. The ladies of Zeta Beta Zeta are planning a little performance piece for charity. Plays again later.
  • The Murder of Princess Diana (Lifetime): Released 2007. Based on the theories presented in the Noel Botham book of the same name, a fictional reporter gets caught up in the investigation of the crash that killed Princess Diana. If you like grassy knoll type conspiracies, then you might like this movie. Read Review. Runs two hours. Plays again Friday.
  • My Boys (TBS): New. Brendan has changed quite a bit since his inclusion as one of Chicago’s hottest singles and the gang takes it upon themselves to put on an intervention before he is beyond saving. Plays again later.
  • Weeds (Showtime): New. Andy is on his way to boot camp as Nancy is discovering some new dangers and Celia is hiring a lawyer. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has a preseason Monday Night Football game with the Cincinnati Bengals at the Atlanta Falcons.
  • ESPN2 has Monday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the Detroit Tigers followed later by second round action from the FIBA Americas Championship.
  • USA has first round tennis action from the U.S. Open most of the day.

Late Night

  • Monk (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Mr. Monk and the Daredevil,” replays.

TV Marathons

Nickelodeon has 15 episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air late.
Travel Channel has 10 episodes of John Ratzenberger’s Made in America today.

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