News & Notes
Over on cable, CNBC has opening night from the 132nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Sci Fi begins replaying season one of Jericho, and VH1 has the season premiere of The Flavor of Love and the winter premiere of The Salt ‘N Pepa Show.
In writers’ strike news, showrunners that are also writers can return to work as of today. A vote is supposed to take place tomorrow and many writers could return to work as early as Wednesday. Let’s hope nothing happens to screw this up and the new contract passes and production of our favorite shows can get back on track. With that in mind, here are three looks at what the TV landscape might look like: Ausiello’s list at TV Guide, TV Watcher at the Chicago Tribune and The TV Grid at the LA Times. How do things look for your favorite shows?
Prison Break (FOX): New. It looks as though not everyone is going to make it out of Sona, as Michael has something else planned. One episode remains after tonight.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX): New. Sarah is taking another look at the possible capabilities of Andy’s computer when she runs into a stranger that is linked to her. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison has come across some remnants of a terminator fight. Four episodes remain after tonight.
October Road (ABC): New. It is road trip time as much of the gang heads out to find the woman that saved Owen’s life. The Commander wants to remember a time from when the boys were kids with them, before he faces the truth of his condition. Two episodes remain after tonight.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Episode six from this season, “I’m Not That Guy,” replays, where Marshall gets seduced to the dark side by a big corporate lawyer.
Welcome to the Captain (CBS): New. Josh has invited Hope to stay at his apartment for the weekend, but Uncle Saul doesn’t think it is such a good idea.
Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. Charlie tries to entertain the four-year-old son of his girlfriend.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): New. A pretty waitress flirts with Mr. Harris and Christine starts thinking about getting plastic surgery. Six episodes remain after tonight.
CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. There has been a prison break and Horatio is looking for his son that got caught up in it.
Kyle XY (ABC Family): New. Adam reappears to tell Kyle to stick close to Jessi. Meanwhile, Josh gets left in charge of The Rack and things don’t go well. Plays again later.
Wildfire (ABC Family): New. Matt wants Raintree to get back into horse racing. With Kris taking care of Wildfire, the horse makes a miraculous recovery. Plays again late night tomorrow.
Jericho (Sci Fi): Repeats. The fourth episode of season one, “Walls of Jericho,” replays in this timeslot. The first three episodes of the series precede it. Then one episode will play each Monday night, starting next week with episode five. Season two premieres tomorrow night on CBS.
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Spike TV): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays.
- Friends (TBS): Repeats. First up, Ross misses out, “The One With Frank Jr.” In the second episode, Monica gets a really fast bed in “The One With the Race Car Bed.”
- Gossip Girl (The CW): Repeat. Episode three, “Poison Ivy,” replays, where representatives from the Ivy League colleges come for a visit.
- Notes From the Underbelly (ABC): New. Andrew is getting overanxious about the arrival the baby, so Lauren gets him VIP passes to a big concert to calm him down. It looks like there is one more episode after tonight.
- ESPN has a college basketball doubleheader with Villanova at Georgetown followed by Kansas at Texas.
- ESPN2 has women’s college basketball with Rutgers at Tennessee.
- NBA TV has the Washington Wizards at the Golden State Warriors.
- Versus has NHL action.
- The Closer (TNT): Repeat. The team investigates the murder of an actor’s wife in “About Face.”
- Lipstick Jungle (Bravo): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays. It is pretty sad that this show’s beginning was worse than Cashmere Mafia, especially since the latter is a rip-off of the former. Actually, this episode was just sad, as it just had a downer feel to it. At least Cashmere Mafia is upbeat in its mediocrity.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The X-Files early, which begins with the series “Pilot” episode.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.
What will you be watching tonight on the tube?