Tonight on the Tube: Criminal Minds, Gossip Girl & Tyler Perry’s House of Payne

by Jason the TVaholic on January 9, 2008

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News & Notes

Tonight, NBC begins replaying this season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that has been playing on USA and ABC has the time period premiere of Cashmere Mafia. Over on cable, MTV has the season finale of The Real World and Sci Fi has a special Ghost Hunters.

Prime Picks

Back to You (FOX): Repeats. Chuck and Kelly get into it over how Gracie should deal with a bully at school in the first episode. In the second, a raccoon ruins Gracie’s birthday party. It looks like there are three episodes left, but they won’t air until late February with an American Idol lead in.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. A serial killer has abducted two teens and the team must race to save the second one after he kills the first. It looks like there is one episode left after tonight.

CSI: NY (CBS): New. A hated hotel owner is found dead under an ice sculpture. A school bus hits a woman in a nightgown. It looks like there are two more episodes left after tonight.

Solid Selections

Power of 10 (CBS): New. The competition in this timeslot after Back to You is Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants on The CW, Deal or No Deal on NBC and Wife Swap on ABC. This is one pathetic hour of TV.

Gossip Girl (The CW): New. They don’t seem to be calling this the season finale, but it is the last episode until the writers’ strike is resolved. Tonight, Nate finds out about Blair and Chuck.

Law & Order (NBC): New. A scientist’s controversial research is exposed after an explosion that injures a pregnant guard.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton stews for a bit and then lets you in on the difference between Cajun and Creole cooking. Both episode play again later.

MythBusters (Discovery Channel): Repeats. The two part “Movie Mega Myths” episode replays, where scenes from Hollywood movies are tested. Runs two hours and plays again later.

Other Options

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. The season seven premiere episode, “Amends,” replays, as NBC will be replaying the entire seventh season that has been running on their cable sister, USA, during the fall.
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): New. Two new episodes play tonight. In the first a drug dealer wants money owed to him by Janine. In the second, Curtis and Ella’s niece comes for a visit. Two repeat episodes play right before.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball action with Duke at Temple followed by the Detroit Pistons at the Dallas Mavericks in NBA action.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with Pittsburgh at South Florida.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 13 episodes of Project Runway.
MTV has seven episodes of America’s Next Top Model early.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Mad About You early.
Sci Fi has 13 episodes of Ghost Hunters.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ‘90s.

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