Tonight on the Tube: Doctor Who, Flash Point & Stargate Atlantis

by Jason the TVaholic on July 11, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Stargate Atlantis Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, CBS has the series premiere of Flashpoint.

Over on cable, CMT has the first season finale of Mobile Home Disaster and the fourth season premiere of Country Fried Home Videos, Discovery Channel has the Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – The Fastlane special, Sci Fi has the fifth season premiere of Stargate Atlantis, and TLC has the series premiere of Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust.

Prime Picks

Dance Machine (NBC): New. More contestants compete for a chance at $100,000.

Numb3rs (CBS): Repeat. Charlie thinks a group of murders may be connected to voter fraud, in “Democracy” from season three.

Flashpoint (CBS): Series Premiere. Follow the SWAT like Emergency Task Force in Toronto as they try to save a woman that is being held captive by a crazed guy. It stars Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) as the leader of the team.

Solid Selections

Most Outrageous Moments (NBC): Repeats. Two episodes of the sometimes humorous, but rarely outrageous video bloopers play.

Duel (CBS): New. Contestants go head-to-head, but one wrong answer and they are out.

20/20 (ABC): Repeat. Investigative reports.

Cable Choices

Joan of Arcadia (Sci Fi): Repeat. Watch the “Pilot” episode of this great show about a young woman who starts seeing and talking to God. In this episode, she is urged to get a job at a bookstore, but why? It looks like, at least for a while, that Sci Fi will be leading off Friday nights with the first season of this show.

Doctor Who (Sci Fi): New. The Doctor is trapped on the planet Midnight and the knocking on the wall is starting. Plays again later.

Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi): Season Premiere. The team is trying to rescue Teyla, who is pregnant and being held captive. Check out an interview with new star Robert Picardo and executive producer Joseph Mallozzi. Read a review and checkout some photos from the episode. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Live at Gotham (Comedy Central): New. Up and coming New York comedians perform.
  • What Not to Wear (TLC): New. A woman has to stop wearing oversized clothing. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Dollar General 300.
  • ESPN2 has Friday Night Fights with a cruiserweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds.
  • Golf Channel has second round coverage of the John Deere Classic.
  • Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Stage 7.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 12 episodes of Project Runway.
MTV has nine episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Nickelodeon has 10 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants early.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Stargate SG-1 early.
USA has 12 episodes of Monk.

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