Tonight on the Tube: 30 Rock, Scrubs, Law & Order: Criminal Intent & Thursday Night Football

30 Rock Season One on DVDTonight, MTV has the season finale of Run’s House and Bravo has a new Kathy Griffin comedy special.

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Earl tries to arrange a prison prom for the warden.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Tracy is sentenced to community service and coaching a little league team, but Jack ends up taking the team under his wing. Meanwhile, a younger employee asks Liz out thinking she is only 29 years old.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. The “Back From Vacation” episode replays, where a racy photo of Jan ends up making the email rounds.
Scrubs (NBC): New. J.D. decides he needs to grow up and stop with all his childish pranks, but Turk starts to miss J.D.’s former self. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox deals with a patient leading that person to have to grow up too fast.

ER (NBC): New. Luka’s brother comes for a visit and makes Abby uncomfortable. Pratt is upset by the temporary appointment of a new head of the ER.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. The season premiere episode, “Bizarro,” replays.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. The season premiere episode, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” replays.

Big Shots (ABC): New. It is back tonight, but if this episode or the one in two weeks doesn’t show a marked improvement, it won’t be around for long.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton leeks a few recipes. Plays again later.
Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. A donut battle is waged. Plays again later.

All Star Holiday Cookies (Food Network): Repeat. Your favorite personalities from the network share some of their favorite cookie recipes. Plays again later.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. A woman accuses some football players of rape at a party. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. The season replay continues with the “Babylon” episode.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football with Rutgers at Louisville.
  • ESPN2 has women and men’s college basketball.
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football and what is the game of the week with the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, too bad practically nobody will be able to see it.
  • TNT has an NBA double header with the New York Knicks at the Boston Celtics followed by the Denver Nuggets at the Los Angeles Lakers.

TV Marathons

Bravo has Kathy Griffin specials most of the day and a new special tonight.
MTV has five episodes of America’s Next Top Model tonight.
Oxygen has 27 episodes of Snapped.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Eureka early.
Travel Channel has 12 hours of Food Heavens episodes.
USA has 14 hours of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Kid Stars tonight.

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