Tonight on the Tube: Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, Mad Men & Ace of Cakes

The Office - Season Three DVD SetTonight is the season finale of Welcome to the Parker on Bravo and the series premiere of Celebrity Rap Star on MTV.

Are you a fan of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Well, then you may be interested to know that there will be a celebrity edition, with the likes of Clay Aiken and Kellie Pickler from American Idol, Regis Philbin, Billy Bush, Tony Hawk and Miss America Lauren Nelson. Who would you have liked to have seen go up against the fifth graders?

Burn Notice is not on tonight because of USA’s coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. It will be back with a new episode on September 13th in its regular timeslot and a marathon of previous episodes during the day.

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Little Chubby returns to town to take over his father’s business.
30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. Jack is planning a wedding while Liz is thinking about relocating to the Midwest.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. Phyllis gets flashed and the rest of the office is outraged. Runs 31 minutes. Check out a new promo for the upcoming fourth season and see what your favorite office workers did over the summer.
Scrubs (NBC): Repeat. Eliot is planning her wedding and J.D. is questioning his true feelings.

Men in Trees (ABC): Repeat. Marin helps out at the Elmo rummage sale while trying to work through her writer’s block.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. A woman who wants to know what happened to her husband takes Lex hostage and Clark attempts a rescue.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. Bailey decides that the hospital should open up a free clinic and Izzie might just have a way to fund it.

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. Sam is searching for her sister that is missing with just the help of local law enforcement.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton cooks with olives. Plays again later.
Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. A crab cake battle is waged. Plays again later.

Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (Sci Fi): New. A secret code must be found and the remaining heroes must outwit a class of fourth graders to find it. Plays again later.

Mad Men (AMC): New. Roger and Don are not seeing eye-to-eye, while Pete is having a bit of trouble on the home front. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang build a zombie cake and a stadium themed cake. Plays again later.
  • American Chopper (TLC): New. The guys start on a Silver State Chopper. Plays again later.
  • Mega Snake (Sci Fi): Released 2007. Plays in the two hours leading up to a new Who Wants to Be a Superhero? and has about a three minute scene with last season’s winner of the show, Feedback, near the end of the flick. Read review.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football with LSU at Mississippi State.
  • ESPN2 has college football with Tulsa at Louisiana-Monroe followed by game 1 of a WNBA conference final.
  • USA has second round coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament most of the day.

Late Night

  • Painkiller Jane (Sci Fi): Repeat. The “Jane 113” episode replays.
  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. Monday’s episode, “And You Wonder Why I Lie,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Nickelodeon has 15 episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air late.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Snapped tonight.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of BeastMaster early.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Into Alaska With Jeff Corwin today.
VH1 has eight episodes of Britain’s Next Top Model.

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