Tonight on the Tube: Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Journeyman & Monday Night Football

Get Chuck Episodes at Amazon UnboxThe CW Monday night starts up tonight with the season premiere of Everybody Hates Chris, the series premiere of Aliens in America and the season premieres of Girlfriends and The Game. MyNet has the series premieres of Celebrity Expose and Control Room Presents. Over on cable, BBC America has the season finale of Top Gear and USA has the series premiere of Dr. Steve-O.

Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck is trying to figure out which of the two agents assigned to him he should trust, as he tries to come to grips to what has happened to him.

Heroes (NBC): New. Claire is having trouble keeping her ability a secret. Suresh is trying to track down the Haitian. Matt is asking for help from an unlikely source. Plays again Satrurday.

Journeyman (NBC): New. Dan goes in for an MRI to see if he is just imagining things. On a plane trip with his wife, he goes missing. That’s not going to be any good for his wife, left alone and everyone wondering what happened to him.

Solid Selections

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Robin’s out of town friend is getting a lot of attention from the ladies, so Ted and Barney decide they will pretend they are from somewhere else as well. Enrique Iglesias guest stars. Right now you can get the last two episodes of season two via both iTunes and Amazon Unbox at no charge.
Aliens in America (The CW): Series Premiere. A mom decides to bring over an exchange student to make her son more popular. But, instead of the golden haired good-looking boy on the brochure, she gets a Pakistani Muslim boy. Comedy ensues.

K-Ville (FOX): New. Boulet and Cobb find a little more than they expected at a brother while investigating the murder of a former DA.

CSI: Miami (CBS): New. Internet, high school, sex, celebrity, Horatio, trouble, leaks and danger and some sunglasses will be taken off and then put back on.

Cable Choices

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Iron Chef Batali battles Chef Chris Cosentino. Plays again later.

Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Some patriotic foods are unwrapped. Plays again later. A repeat episode about Texas snacks is shown and also plays again later.

The Closer (TNT): Repeat. The third episode of season three, “Saving Face,” replays, where an extra body is found in a casket during a funeral.

Other Options

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Leonard tries to make a good impression on their new neighbor by signing for a package and things don’t work out as planned.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Fabulously fried foods are tasted. Plays again later.
  • Prison Break (FOX): New. Michael is trying to get access to the only phone in the prison. Bellick gets himself in more trouble. Whistler tells Michael about himself.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Russell takes Audrey’s sister out upon learning she is having trouble in her marriage. Heather Locklear (Spin City, Melrose Place) guest stars as the sister.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Charlie is being strange after seeing his mother. Janeane Garofalo (The West Wing) guest stars as Alan’s date.
  • Weeds (Showtime): New. “The Two Mrs. Scottsons.”

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football with the New England at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Late Night

  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. The second episode of the first season, “Bring It On, Earl,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has nine episodes of The West Wing early.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Ellen early.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Roswell early.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.

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