Tonight on the Tube: The Simpsons, Cold Case, Shark, Side Order of Life & The War

Shark - Season One on DVDTonight is the series premieres of CW Now and Online Nation on The CW, as well as the 40th season premiere of 60 Minutes on CBS, in the hour before normal primetime. As for season premieres, FOX has The Simpsons, King of the Hill and a one-hour Family Guy and CBS has Cold Case and Shark. The season premiere of American Dad on FOX has been moved to next week. In season finale news, CBS has Power of 10 and IFC has the second season finales of The Business and The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. Also, ABC has two new clip show specials to catch you up on the goings on with the Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters and PBS has the first of the seven part film, The War, by Ken Burns.

Today is the last day you can download the series premiere episodes of Bionic Woman, Chuck, Journeyman and Life at Amazon Unbox for free.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Season Premiere. Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) guests as a life coach hired by Homer to help him get a job that will allow him to fly on private jet.
King of the Hill (FOX): Season Premiere. Bobby gets into a VIP suite of a former Nebraska quarterback.

Cold Case (CBS): Season Premiere. Lily is back at work, now four months after being shot, and thinks she is ready to take on a new case.

Shark (CBS): Season Premiere. A car bomb kills the only witness in a case and Stark gets Devlin to help with the case.

Solid Selections

Gossip Girl (The CW): Repeat. If you missed the “Pilot” episode on Wednesday or didn’t get a chance to download it for free at iTunes yet, here is another opportunity to watch it.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Special. Get a look at all the “Secrets & Lies,” with clips from the show, so you will be ready for next week’s season premiere.

Brother & Sisters (ABC): Special. Take a look at this family’s “Family Album” via clips from the first season, so you will be ready to go next week for the second season premiere.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Chefs compete to create the best hero sandwich in the “Super Heroes Challenge.” Plays again later.

Side Order of Life (Lifetime): New. Jenny doesn’t know what to think when she learns from her mother that her father has left town. Last week’s episode, “Coming Out,” replays right after.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO): New. Larry gets into it with Richard Lewis and Suzie over the proper way to express condolences. Runs 30 minutes.

Other Options

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Blame the Victim,” replays.
  • Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity (Comedy Central): New. A new special with Jeff and his dummies making you laugh for about 90 minutes minus the commercials of course. Plays again later.
  • Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby battles a taco specialist. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NASCAR racing with the Nextel Cup: Dodge Dealers 400.
  • CBS has NFL action including my Seattle Seahawks facing off against the Cincinnati Bengals here at home.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Houston Astros at the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Dallas Cowboys at the Chicago Bears.

Late Night

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): Repeats. The two episodes from last Thursday night, “Dennis and Dee’s Mom is Dead” and “The Gang Gets Held Hostage,” replay.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of The First 48.
Discovery Channel has nine episodes of Survivorman and then the last four replays.
Disney Channel has 12 episodes of Hannah Montana.
MTV has 16½ hours of So You Think You Can Dance.
Sci Fi has the four-part eight-hour miniseries, Stephen King’s The Stand.
Spike has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and then five of them replay.
TLC has five episodes of Property Ladder.
USA has nine episodes of Monk and then three of them replay.
WE has six episodes of Bridezillas.

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