Tonight on the Tube: Chuck, Heroes, Life, The Closer & Saving Grace

Heroes, Volume One Hardback ComicTonight, TNT has the winter premiere of Saving Grace and a special two-hour The Closer, A&E has the season premiere Intervention and Sci Fi Channel has part two of Tin Man.

Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck has seen that Sarah still has a thing for Bryce, but now has to pretend to be her husband for a mission to stop a counterfeiter.

Heroes (NBC): New. Adam’s pursuit of the virus has put Hiro, Matt, Peter and Nathan at odds. Micah gets his mother to help Monica. Maya finally sees how much of a monster that Sylar is. And, Elle tries to impress her father. This is the episode that the season has been building toward. It feels pretty ominous to see it advertised as the finale. It is the “Volume II: Generations” finale.

Life (NBC): New. Part one of a two-part episode that finishes up in its normal Wednesday timeslot. A Zen master was buried alive 10 years ago and with the discovery of the body, Crews and Reece are assigned the case. Crews finds some info that Reece’s father may have been involved somehow with the murders that he spent time in prison for. NBC has picked the show up for the season, should the strike ever end and we get a full season.

Solid Selections

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The holiday animated classic with Charlie Brown searching for the meaning of Christmas.

Samantha Who? (ABC): New. Sam tries to cover up an accident in her father’s car.
Notes From the Underbelly (ABC): New. During a power outage, Lauren starts to worry about her ability to care for a child. Andrew is pretty confident until he has some problems at an infant CPR class.

October Road (ABC): New. Owen wants Nick to find out the details of his wife’s affair with Ikey. Eddie finally tells the secret that could end his business venture with Nick before it even gets started.

Cable Choices

The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda and Fritz are investigating the shooting of two armored truck guards. Also, Brenda’s family wants to spend Christmas together. Runs two hours and plays again later. Twelve episodes from season three replays leading up to this episode.

Saving Grace (TNT): Winter Premiere. While at a disaster site, Grace gets trapped with a victim. Replays again later.

Other Options

  • Friends (TBS): Repeats. The two-part “The One That Could Have Been” episode replays, where the gang thinks about what their lives would have been like had they made different choices in life.
  • Good Eats (Food Network): New. Alton makes homemade marshmallows. Plays again later.
  • Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo): New. John Cusack is the guest tonight.
  • K-Ville (FOX): New. The body of an insurance adjuster is found in one of the flooded sections of town and Boulet and Cobb investigate.
  • The Secret Life Of … (Food Network): New. The history of gingerbread and all its uses is shown. Plays again later.
  • Tin Man (Sci Fi): New. Tonight is part two of three of Sci Fi’s retelling of the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz. Runs two hours and plays three times tonight and again tomorrow before part three. Part one replays right before. It will also replay next Sunday night, as the whole miniseries will play again. Check out some cast photos or watch the making of Tin Man special.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football with the New England Patriots trying to stay undefeated at the Baltimore Ravens.
  • ESPN2 has women and men’s college basketball.
  • NBA TV has the Dallas Mavericks at the Chicago Bulls.
  • Versus has NHL action.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has nine episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The Outer Limits early.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation tonight.
TNT has 12 of the 13 season three episodes of The Closer leading up to tonight’s new two-hour special episode for a total of 14 hours.

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