Tonight on the Tube: Jericho, Torchwood, Trading Spaces & Racing for Time

by Jason the TVaholic on February 16, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Torchwood - Season One on DVDTonight, Oxygen has a replay of this week’s Lipstick Jungle episode this afternoon and you will find replays of last night’s Monk and Psych episodes on USA this evening before primetime.

Prime Picks

Jericho (CBS): Repeat. The season two premiere, “Reconstruction,” replays, where the town is trying to get back on its feet after the battle with New Bern.

Law & Order: Special Victims (NBC): Repeat. It looks like a group of homeless children may be responsible for the death of a wealthy teen found in Central Park.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. Trail of corruption and greed is followed after a dry cleaning mix up.

Solid Selection

Miracle (ABC): Released 2004. The story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and their improbable victory over the Soviet Union is told. Runs three hours.

Cable Choices

Top American Restaurants: Bon Appetit Picks the Best (Food Network): Repeat. Some of the best restaurants in America are profiled. Plays again later.

Torchwood (BBC America): New. Rhys finds out what Torchwood really does and ends up as part of the team when they start to investigate an alien meat supply. Last week’s episode replays right before.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. A Britney Spears hosted episode replays.

Other Options

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. The death of a budding novelist is investigated.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): Repeat. Wednesday’s “Viewers Choice 2” episode replays.
  • Racing for Time (Lifetime): Premiere. Well, I am actually watching the screener as I am putting together this post. It is the story of a group of girls in a youth detention facility in Texas that are brought together by one of the guards to run track. It is based on a true story. It’s not better than watching Torchwood, but if you are looking for a uplifting, positive story about team work and overcoming racial tensions, then it’s not a bad option. I would give it two out of four stars. Stars Charles S. Dutton (Threshold, Roc). Runs two hours. Plays again Sunday and Monday nights.
  • Trading Spaces (TLC): New. An assistant and her supervisor trade spaces.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has a college basketball game.
  • CBS has college basketball with Virginia Tech at North Carolina.
  • ESPN has five college basketball games.
  • TNT has the 2008 NBA All-Star Skills Competition.
  • Versus has a college basketball game.

Late Night

  • Dirt (FX): Repeats. Episodes seven, eight and nine replay tonight. The next three episodes replay next Saturday.
  • House (USA): Repeat. The “Frozen” episode that played after the Super Bowl replays, where House tries to diagnose a patient via webcam because she is stranded in Antarctica.
  • MADtv (FOX): New. A parody of ABC’s Women’s Murder Club is among the sketches.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. The LeBron James hosted episode replays. The show will be back with a new episodes starting next week with host Tina Fey (30 Rock) and then Ellen Page (Juno) the following week.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. Spike talks with a couple of actors.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Project Runway tonight.
G4 has 16 episode of Ninja Warrior early and five episodes of Attack of the Show! tonight.
Spike TV has the entire eight hours of The Kill Point starring Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo. It was pretty good and worth checking out if you missed it the first time.

What looks good to you for Saturday night?

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