Well, the Writers Guild of America has officially gone on strike. So, the late night talk shows will be immediately in repeats, followed soon by their daytime counter parts. If the strike lasts long, scripted shows will start running out of already written and filmed episodes by the end of the year or early the next. Shows like Lost, 24 and others may not start as scheduled next year, since they don’t have completed seasons, because who wants to start watching 24 knowing that they only have a partial season ready to go? Then things will go into repeats, more reality crap will fill the airwaves and the number of new Netfilx accounts will skyrocket. But seriously, as the TVaholic, this is truly terrible news. All of a sudden the network TV landscape will look like summer TV and that sucks. I hope that the two sides will sit down and find some middle ground and soon, cause in the end, the real losers will be us, the TV fans, even though we are the reason there is all this money to fight about in the first place.
In happier news, well at least for the two winners of TVaholic’s first ever giveaway, the entry period came to a close last night and the winners were notified early this morning of their randomly selected victory.
Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck heads back to Stanford during homecoming and tries to help a former professor with a secret. Morgan is having trouble with the new manager at the Buy More.
Heroes (NBC): New. Peter and Caitlin have been thrust into a crisis due to him not knowing what powers he has and how they work. West finally learns who it was that kidnapped him when he was younger. It looks like Hiro’s journey back in feudal Japan will come to an end tonight. Runs 61 minutes.
Journeyman (NBC): New. Katie is looking at going back to work. Dan is trying to protect a witness from being killed and ends up having to help himself. Jack keeps looking into Dan’s weird behavior.
Prison Break (FOX): New. Two hours tonight, as Whistler is suspected of killing someone in Sona, Michael wants some evidence from Susan, Mahone may have found another option for getting out and Lincoln and Sofia are monitoring the guards morning rituals.
CSI: Miami (CBS): New. Horatio has to work with an inmate to clear his son’s name.
Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton cooks with Vanilla. Plays again later.
The Secret Life Of … (Food Network): Repeat. The history of bagels is profiled. A new episode about the history of coffee shops plays later. Both replay again later.
Unwrapped (Food Network): New. See how some of your favorite pies are made. A repeat about apples follows. Both replay later.
The Closer (TNT): Repeat. Episode eight from season three, “Manhunt,” replays.
- Aliens in America (The CW): New. Justin and Raja disagree on the direction of a float for homecoming. Right now you can find “The Metamorphosis” episode and “The Music Video” for free at iTunes, also the “Everybody Hates the Bachelor Pad” episode of Everybody Hates Chris.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Wolowitz takes over Penny’s apartment leaving her to sleep on Leonard and Sheldon’s couch.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. BBQ places are visited. Plays again later.
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Marshall and Lily look at buying an apartment, which leads to Marshall finding out about Lily’s dirty little debt secret.
- Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Heather Locklear (Spin City, Melrose Place) returns as Audrey’s sister and announces she is getting divorced. Russell thinks about making his move.
- Samantha Who? (ABC): New. Samantha realizes that she doesn’t remember having sex and contemplates whether to wait for the right guy or not. Plays at a strange time tonight, as it starts after an hour and 45 minute Dancing With the Stars and before a 45 minute The Bachelor.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Alan and Jake move in with Evelyn after Alan and Charlie have another fight.
- Weeds (Showtime): New. Nancy has a new business arrangement. Episode plays twice. The show has been picked up for a fourth season of 13 episodes.
- ESPN has Monday Night Football with the Baltimore Ravens at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Versus has an NHL game.
- Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. Episode seven from season one, “Yeehaw, Geepaw,” replays.
Bravo has 7½ hours of The Real Housewives of Orange County episodes. The new season starts tomorrow night.
CMT has five hours of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team episodes tonight.
Oxygen has six episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency early.
Sci Fi has the movies Fire: Nature Unleashed, Avalanche: Nature Unleashed, Tornado: Nature Unleashed, Earthquake: Nature Unleashed and Volcano: Nature Unleashed today.