Tonight on the Tube: Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Dirty Sexy Money & Life

Kevin Durant Seattle Super Sonics NBA JerseyHappy Halloween fellow TVaholics, tonight FX has the third season premiere of 30 Days and on NBC, Bionic Woman takes a week off, as Phenomenon goes two hours.

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Prime Picks

Pushing Daisies (ABC): New. Olive hires the detectives when some jockeys get trampled to death. Ned is haunted by his past as Halloween nears.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Charlotte wants Pete to help her with her insomnia. Naomi goes out on a date, which she hasn’t done since college. A patient wants to keep info on her state of fertility from her husband.

Dirty Sexy Money (ABC): New. Simon Elder and Tripp end up playing in the same high stakes poker game. Eddie Cibrian (Invasion) appears as Karen’s soon-to-be ex, if he signs the divorce papers.

Solid Selections

Back to You (FOX): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays.
‘Til Death (FOX): Repeat. Irritating habits are complained about in this unfunny episode, but in conjunction with Back to You, it is the second best you can do.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. A kidnapper and killer post missing persons fliers of the people he is about to take where they will see them before he does. Joe Mantegna (The Starter Wife, Joan of Arcadia) joins the cast as one of the people that originally setup the BAU.

Life (NBC): New. Reese, while attending an AA meeting, thinks she hears someone confess to a rape. Crews finds out that his former partner had lied about a bank robbery he was at years ago.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. The first episode is about foods that are toasted and the second is about bananas. Both replay again later.

MythBuster (Discovery Channel): New. Some flammable Hollywood fables are put to the test. Plays again later.

Dinner: Impossible (Food Network): New. Robert has to cook something magical as he goes to the Magic Live! Convention in Las Vegas and has to feed a big group of magicians and other guests that are drawn at random. He only has nine hours to create four dishes that look like something but taste like something else. Three of the courses must be from the Moto menu (Margarita Pizza & Caesar Salad Soup, Chicago Hot Dog Dessert & Nachos for Dessert) and must also create an entrée. He will be working with dangerous chemicals and unusual powders, but will have also have to deal magicians trying to distract him and his sous chef, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who keeps disappearing on him. A repeat episode follows. Both replay later.

Other Options

  • CSI: NY (CBS): New. The CSIs are called in to investigate a murder at the “Amityville Horror” house.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last week’s episode, “Lonelyville,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has an NBA doubleheader with the Dallas Mavericks at the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by my Seattle Sonics at the Denver Nuggets.

Late Night

  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Episode six, “Unpaid Debts,” replays.

TV Marathons

AMC is playing Halloween I, II, III, 4, 5 and 6.
Bravo has the five-part 100 Scariest Movie Moments twice with the two-part Even Scarier Movie Moments playing in between.
Discovery Channel has eight hours of A Haunting episodes.
Sci Fi has 13 hours of Ghost Hunters that concludes with a six-hour live show and closeout Sci Fi’s 13 Days of Halloween.

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