Tonight on the Tube: 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, Smallville, The Office, Scrubs & Criminal Intent

Scrubs - Season Six on DVDTonight, NBC has the season premiere of Scrubs. Over on cable, MTV has the series premiere of Making Menudo and the season premiere of Run’s House.

October Road will have its second season premiere on Thursday, November 22nd after Grey’s Anatomy, in place of Big Shots that week, and then move to its regular third hour of primetime slot on Monday, November 26th.

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Joy and Catalina get into it. Earl doesn’t have any visitors on conjugal visit day and Frank’s girlfriend breaks things off.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Carrie Fisher guest-stars. Liz has her idol join the writing staff, but her ideas prove to be a bit over-the-top.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. It is Halloween at Seattle Grace. A former patient of Alex’s shows up unexpectedly. Meredith thinks the ashes of her dead mother are haunting her. Cristina gets snubbed.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. The sister of a violent drug dealer has gone missing and the team investigates whether he had anything to do with it.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): New. A movie based on a comic book is being filmed in Smallville and Clark saves the lead actress from a runaway car. Lex finds his father hiding out at the cabin.

The Office (NBC): New. The Scranton branch is to participate in an ad for the company and Michael takes the reigns with his creativity.
Scrubs (NBC): Series Premiere. Elliot is not dealing too well with her upcoming wedding. J.D. is wondering about the commitment he has made to Kim. Carla tries to keep Turk from eating too many sweets. At 10:00 p.m. ET, executive producer Bill Lawrence and the Scrubs writers will be answering your questions live at the Scrubs Blog.

ER (NBC): New. It looks like Gates is ready to return to the ER and Neela is mentoring a young genius.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton makes some yogurt. Plays again later.
Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. It’s a steak competition. Plays again later.

The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): Repeat. The “Part 3: Resourcefulness” episode replays. Replays again later.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. Logan and Falacci investigate “Lonelyville.” Plays again later. The second episode of the season, “Seeds,” replays right after.

Other Options

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. Two new episodes play. In the first, Dennis is mistaken for a sex offender. In the second, Dee is getting emails from a person claiming to be her dad. Runs 66 minutes and plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football with Boston College (2) at Virginia Tech (8).
  • FOX has Game 2 of the MLB World Series with the Colorado Rockies at the Boston Red Sox.
  • TNT has preseason NBA action with the Utah Jazz at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Versus has college football action with Air Force at New Mexico.

Late Night

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. The second episode of this season, “Seeds,” replays.

TV Marathons

AMC has the movies Halloween, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers tonight.
Bravo has eight episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Sci Fi has movies all day, as part of their 13 Days of Halloween.
USA has Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes all day.

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