Tonight on the Tube: Simpsons, Housewives, Brothers & Sisters and Dexter

Dexter - Season One on DVDCBS has the 12th season premiere of The Amazing Race. On cable, VH1 has the series premiere of The Shot.

Last day to enter TVaholic’s first ever giveaway and win one of two Dexter Season One DVD sets.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. It is the “Treehouse of Horror XVIII.”
Family Guy (FOX): Special. Clip show that chronicles the first 100 episodes. The 100th episode follows.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Carlos tries ending things with Edie. Susan finds Mike’s father, who is supposedly dead. A delivery no one sees coming shock the Lane. Runs 61 minutes.

Brother & Sisters (ABC): New. Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) guest-stars as a consultant hired by Kitty to help on Robert’s campaign. The Walkers deal with a private loss.

Solid Selections

Life is Wild (The CW): New. Danny and Jo think that Jessie and Katie should be doing chores over the weekend and not hanging out at the Mara Lodge. Katie tries being the bad girl.

Cold Case (CBS): New. Tonight is the 100th episode. The detectives investigate the case of a woman that was murdered the night of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio broadcast.

Shark (CBS): New. A defendant flees to Mexico and Sebastian and Danny head down there after him.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. The “Great Pie Cook-Off” is held. Plays again later.

Dexter (Showtime): New. A copycat of the “Bay Harbor Butcher” starts killing people and Dexter sets out to put a stop to him. Plays again later. Today is the last day to enter to win a Dexter Season One DVD prize pack.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO): New. Larry tries to get Cheryl’s therapist to help him look a little more favorable. Runs 30 minutes.

Other Options

  • Brotherhood (Showtime): New. Michael and Kath are preparing for a new addition to the family. Tommy is trying to clean up a really bad neighborhood. Plays again later.
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): New. “Part 5: Lead and Inspire” has the three remaining chefs heading to Paris. Plays again later.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): Repeat. The season premiere episode, “Carly Summers,” replays. Runs 70 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NASCAR racing action with the Nextel Cup: Dickies 500.
  • CBS has NFL action that includes the game of the year with the New England Patriots at the Indianapolis Colts.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night College Football with Southern Methodist at Houston.
  • FOX has NFL action that includes my Seattle Seahawks at the Cleveland Browns. Sucks though that it is on at the same time as the Patriots and Colts.
  • NBA TV has the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Phoenix Suns tonight.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Dallas Cowboys at the Philadelphia Eagles.

Late Night

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): Repeats. Last Thursday’s episode, “The Gang Gets Whacked,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Life (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County. The new season begins Tuesday night.
CMT has five hours of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team episodes.
Comedy Central is all about Blue Collar Comedy today.
Discovery Times has 11 episodes of The New Detectives.
G4 has six episodes of Heroes from season one.
Sci Fi has creature flicks all day.
Spike has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation tonight.
TLC has 10 episodes of Miami Ink.
WE has five episodes of Secret Lives of Women followed by five episodes of Bridezillas.

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