News & Notes
On cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – Joined at the Hip special report, MTV has the 20th season finale of The Real World, Sci Fi has the first summer season premiere of Ghost Hunters International and the third season premiere of Scare Tactics, and TV Land has the first season finale of She’s Got the Look.
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (ABC): Repeat. Contestants play for big money.
Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. Reid is captured and then tormented while it is broadcast on the Internet, in “Revelations” from season two.
CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. A fancy vehicle is helping in the getaway of a thief that is stealing from the elite in Manhattan, in “You Only Die Once” from this past season.
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): New. The Top 12 performs and the audience votes. Runs two hours.
Celebrity Circus (NBC): New. Celebrities perform death-defying stunts.
Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton tries to get “Olive Me” in the kitchen to think about dealing with “Salad Daze II: The Long Arm of the Slaw.” Both episodes play again later.
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): New. Two repeat episodes and then two new episodes play for a total of two hours of Payne.
- Scare Tactics (Sci Fi): Season Premiere. Two episodes play tonight, as people setup their friends to scare the crap out of them. Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) hosts, but is pretty much wasted in the position. Both play again Sunday morning and late night. Fear may be funny, but Scare Tactics not so much. Read my review.
- ESPN has Wednesday Night Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals at the Philadelphia Phillies.
- ESPN2 has Wednesday Night Fights with a light heavyweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds.
- Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Stage 5.
- In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Sunday’s episode, “High Priced Spread,” replays.
Bravo has 10 episodes of Project Runway.
Oxygen has 18 episodes of Living Single.
Sci Fi has eight hours of Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital early.