Tonight on the Tube: Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Dexter & Tin Man

The Cast of the Sci Fi Channel's Original Miniseries Tin Man - Alan Cumming, Zooey Deschanel, Neal McDonough, Raoul Trujillo and Kathleen RobertsonTonight, Showtime has the season finale of Brotherhood, E! has the season finale of Keeping up With the Kardashians, and Sci Fi Channel has part one of the three part miniseries Tin Man.

Prime Picks

Life is Wild (The CW): New. Jesse and Katie are left in charge when Jo and Danny go away to a conference for the weekend.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. A tornado is about to hit Wisteria Lane in more ways than one. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Kitty and Robert’s wedding is in trouble after a political scandal and Kitty starting to get cold feet. An old friend surprises Holly and Patricia Wettig’s husband and her former thirtysomething co-star Ken Olin plays him. Chevy Chase and Danny Glover also guest star.

Solid Selections

BCS Selection Show (FOX): Repeat. Plays earlier in the day, but replays here in case you missed it and want to see what teams are going where, which after yesterday’s games should be quite interesting.
The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Homer becomes good at opera after he takes a bad fall.

Pictures of Hollis Woods (CBS): Premiere. A retired teacher played by Sissy Spacek, who is starting to lose her memory, bonds with a 12-year-old girl. Runs two hours.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. It is a “Holiday Cake-Off” tonight as four teams compete in the six hour competition for the big prize check. Plays again later.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter has Doakes locked up in a cage and goes about trying to continue making him look like the “Bay Harbor Butcher,” but Doakes brings up something about Harry that Dexter didn’t know. Plays again later.

Brotherhood (Showtime): Season Finale. Tommy is running for speaker. Colin and Rose are bonding. Eileen takes a stand. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’07 (Comedy Central): Premiere. Lewis Black hosts as comics try to make you laugh with their reflections on the past year. Plays four times tonight.
  • Dinner: Impossible (Food Network): New. Chef Irvine has to cook dinner for 1000 people in Mississippi in this hour-long episode. Plays again later.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Todd Richards comes into Kitchen Stadium and challenges Iron Chef Cat Cora. Plays again later.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Chaz Darling,” replays. Runs 62 minutes.
  • Tin Man (Sci Fi): Miniseries Premiere. Tonight is part one of three of Sci Fi’s retelling of the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz. It is a big budget special f/x laden miniseries with a great cast. Runs two hours and plays three times tonight and again tomorrow before part two. It will also replay next Sunday night, as the whole miniseries will play again. Check out some cast photos and watch the making of Tin Man special. This looks really good.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action.
  • ESPN has the Bowl Selection Special.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader women’s college basketball.
  • FOX has NFL action including my Seattle Seahawks trying to go into Philadelphia and beat the Eagles and the BCS Selection Show.
  • NBA TV has the Miami Heat at the Denver Nuggets.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Versus has Davis Cup tennis action.

TV Marathons

BET has nine episodes of Sunday Best.
Bravo has five episodes of Project Runway.
Cartoon Network has 12 episodes of What’s New Scooby-Doo?
Hallmark Channel has holiday themed made-for-TV movies all day long.
History Channel has five episodes of MonsterQuest.
Lifetime has Christmas themed TV movies all day.
MTV has 11 episodes of Beauty and the Geek.
TLC has eight episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
TNT has eight episodes of Law & Order.
VH1 has 9½ hours of The Flavor of Love.
WE has five episodes of Bridezillas.

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