Over on cable, Animal Planet has the 2008 Animal Planet Dog Championships.
In returning show news, The CW has Smallville back with news episodes as of next week. Lost on ABC, which returns in two weeks, may have six episodes instead of five to close out this season.
My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Randy wants Joy and Darnell to help him complete tasks from Earl’s list, so it will help Earl.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Jack is feeling good after great ratings for his latest reality show, “MILF Island,” but then hears about some remarks made by an employee about him that he doesn’t like.
The Office (NBC): New. Pam and Jim end up having to go to Michael’s house for a dinner party. Dwight loses it when he finds out that Angela will be attending with Andy.
Scrubs (NBC): New. Turk finds that learning Spanish is to his advantage. Dr. Cox is messing with Dr. Kelso’s breakfast.
Eli Stone (ABC): New. A vision leads to Eli taking the case of a man denied parole. Matt continues to pursue Taylor. Another new episode plays Sunday night following the return of Desperate Housewives and then next week will be the season finale. Really hope the post Housewives slot will lead to more people watching this show, so ABC will have to seriously consider bringing it back for another season, as it is a lot of fun. If you haven’t yet, please give the show a shot.
American Idol (FOX): New. The results are announced and one gets sent home. Who do you think it is going to be? Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks are scheduled to appear.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Catherine is on the case of a three-year-old found dead behind a comedy club.
Without a Trace (CBS): New. The team searches for a missing heart transplant recipient and investigate whether her curiosity about who the donor was lead to her disappearance.
Friends (TBS): Repeats. First up is “The One With Monica’s Boots” and is followed by “The One With Ross’ Step Forward.”
Chefography (Food Network): New. The life and career of Duff “Ace of Cakes” Goldman is profiled. A repeat of the Tyler Florence episodes precedes it. Both replay again later.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeats. First Duff and the gang create a cake for the U.S. Army and then one that looks like Wrigley Field. Both replay again later.
Bravo has five episodes of Top Chef.
CMT has CMT’s 100 Greatest Videos.
MTV has 10 episodes of My Super Sweet 16 early.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of, the one season and done, Flash Gordon early.
Travel Channel has seven episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.