Tonight on the Tube: Last Comic Standing, Bill Engvall Show & My Boys

News & Notes

My Boys - Season One on DVDTonight, ABC has the season premiere of Hopkins.

Over on cable, TLC has the fifth season finale of Overhaulin’ and VH1 has the final two parts of I Love the New Millennium.

In Smallville news, two new villains for season eight have been cast. Sam Witwer (Battlestar Galactica) will play Doomsday and Cassidy Freeman (Razor Sharp) will play Tess Mercer, the acting CEO of LuthorCorp.

Enter to win one of three Weeds Season 3 DVD sets. Only have 24 entries so far, as of this posting. So, the odds of winning are still really good. Maybe everyone is just waiting until the last minute.

Prime Picks

Last Comic Standing (NBC): New. Richard Belzer (Law & Order: SVU) and Steve Shrippa (The Sopranos) are on hand to serve as talent scouts, as the competition moves into the second round in Las Vegas. Runs two hours.

Swingtown (CBS): New. The Millers’ annual getaway gets quite cozy when both the Deckers and the Thompsons show up at their two-bedroom cabin.

Solid Selections

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Barney is doing whatever he can to sabotage Ted and Robin’s plans to move in together, in “Moving Day” from season two.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): Repeat. Jeff is trying to get Audrey to spice things up in the bedroom, so he will have better stories to tell when hanging with the guys, in “Bag Ladies” from this past season.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. Cristina is back from her solo honeymoon trip and the whole gang is spending there first day as residents who get to have their own group of interns, in this past season’s premiere episode, “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Fear Itself (NBC): New. Maggie Lawson (Psych) stars as a bride that receives a warning that she is about to marry a serial killer. John Landis directs, which is interesting, cause when I hear his name, I think comedies like Animal House and The Blues Brothers, not horror. Find a link to an interview with Lawson and Landis in the most recent Saturday Interview Collection.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton is making gyros in “My Big Fat Greek Sandwich.” Plays again later.
The Secret Life Of … (TBS): Repeat. The history of “Take Out Food” is told. Plays again later.

The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): New. Susan institutes a no gift policy for their wedding anniversary, but Bill thinks something is amiss and plans something anyway. Plays again later.
My Boys (TBS): New. PJ gets a job ghostwriting a book for an athlete, but he turns out to be quite a handful. Plays again later.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Cakes for cops and fireman are made. Both episodes play again later.

Other Options

  • American Chopper (TLC): New. A bike for the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is being built. Plays again later.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. Sunday’s episode, “Being an Expert,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Overhaulin’ (TLC): Season Finale. Some memorable builds are remembered. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has golf coverage early with round one of the U.S. Women’s Open and later the 2008 NBA Draft.
  • ESPN2 has Day 4 coverage from Wimbledon early and later a WNBA game.
  • Golf Channel has first round coverage of the Buick Open.

Late Night

  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Episodes 11 and 12, “Drop Dead” and “Loose Ends,” replay. “Drop Dead” plays again later. Next Thursday USA will be playing a first season marathon, which will give you another chance to catch up before the following week’s second season premiere on July 10th.

TV Marathons

HBO2 has six George Carlin comedy specials tonight.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Snapped.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Stargate SG-1 early.
USA has 10 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent followed by seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
VH1 has all eight episodes of I Love the New Millennium.

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  • Jill Jun 26, 2008, 6:55 am

    Hopkins starts tonight, too. It’s a six-part series.

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