Tonight on the Tube: Bill Engvall, My Boys & Burn Notice

News & Notes

Download Burn Notice Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, CBS has the series premiere of Greatest American Dog.

Over on cable, BBC America has the series premiere of Dragon’s Den, Comedy Central has the fifth season finale of Reno 911!, Discovery Channel has the Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – Maoism to Meism special, History Channel has the series premiere of The Works, and USA has the second season premiere of Burn Notice.

In The Office news, the second series of webisodes begins playing today. Read more about them and watch a couple of preview clips.

Today is the real beginning of summer TV, well at least good summer TV, with the return of USA’s Burn Notice to go along with TBS’ My Boys tonight. Tomorrow we get the fifth season premiere of Sci Fi’s Stargate Atlantis. TNT’s The Closer and Saving Grace return on Monday. A&E’s The Cleaner premieres on Tuesday and then on Friday of next week, we get the return of USA’s Monk and Psych. Add in Lifetime’s Army Wives and USA’s In Plain Sight on Sundays and Sci Fi’s Eureka on Tuesdays in a couple of weeks and there will be something seriously worth watching each night. Well, Wednesday’s will still suck, but the rest of the week is looking pretty good.

Prime Picks

Last Comic Standing (NBC): Repeat. Richard Belzer (Law & Order: SVU) and Steve Shrippa (The Sopranos) are on hand to serve as talent scouts as the final 12 is set.

Last Comic Standing (NBC): New. The 12 finalists go head-to-head in speed rounds and the winner is immune from elimination. Runs two hours.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. Chloe finally lets Jimmy in on her meteor freak status, in “Gemini” from this past season.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. The chief is trying to plan a gentleman’s evening, but no one knows what he means and Cristina and Izzie are fighting over the same surgeries, in “Kung Fu Fighting” from this past season.

Swingtown (CBS): New. Trina is reminiscing with an old flame from school and Tom is getting jealous.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton tries to use some “Pretzels Logic.” Plays again later.
The Secret Life Of … (TBS): Repeat. The history of “Catering” is told. Plays again later.

The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): New. Cynthia Watros (Lost) plays Susan’s best friend who comes for a visit while she is in the process of getting divorced. Plays again later.
My Boys (TBS): New. Nia Vardolos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) continues her guest spot as Andy’s work wife. P.J. says yes, to helping Bobby plan his wedding. Plays again later.

Burn Notice (USA): Season Premiere. The burn is back in Miami. Plays again later. Check out a couple of reviews over at Daemon’s TV and RTVW.

Other Options

  • American Chopper (TLC): New. The guys are trying to build a bike in tribute to Sikorsky Aircraft. Plays again later.
  • Monster Garage (TLC): New. First they try to turn a school bus into a pontoon boat and then a Geo Tracker is turned into a hot air balloon. Both episodes play again later.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. Sunday’s episode, “In the Studio,” replays. Plays again later.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): New. The results of this week are announced and two are sent home.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has WNBA game.
  • Golf Channel has first round coverage of the John Deere Classic.
  • Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Stage 6.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “High Priced Spread,” replays.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation From Henry Kissinger,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List tonight.
History Channel has five episodes of Modern Marvels that plays twice.
Oxygen has Captured and Snapped episodes all day.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The Outer Limits early.
USA has nine episodes of Burn Notice.

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2 comments… add one
  • Jim Jul 10, 2008, 8:16 pm

    Caught the first episode tonight and I actually enjoyed the show. I am a pet lover so this type of show would appeal to me. Love Ron and his dog tillman who likes to ride on a skateboard.

  • Jason the TVaholic Jul 15, 2008, 4:29 pm

    Jim, Glad you enjoyed the show and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. This type of show isn’t really up my alley, as I don’t have any pets and don’t particularly care for most of the reality competition shows.

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