Tonight on the Tube: Robin Hood, Trading Spaces & Eli Stone

by Jason the TVaholic on July 12, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Eli Stone - Season One on DVDOver cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – It’s the Economy Stupid special, Hallmark Channel has the two-hour TV movie premiere of Every Second Counts, MTV has a 90-minute The Real World reunion special and Sci Fi has the two-hour TV movie premiere of Ghouls.

In Saturday Interview Collection news, it will be out later today. Must go to bed now, as I am dosing off while typing. Still haven’t gotten back into the night shift groove after a few weeks off back in June.

Prime Pick

The Unit (NBC): Repeat. Brown and Williams are trying to recover the black box from a downed Special Forces aircraft, in “Outsiders” from season two.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. Det. Green makes his exit, in “Burn Card” from this past season.

Eli Stone (ABC): Repeat. Eli goes a bit too far to try and save the people living at the epicenter of a earthquake he thinks is coming, in “Praying for Time.”

Solid Selection

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeats. Earl has to deal with “The Frank Factor” and then “Frank’s Girl.” Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) and Alyssa Milano (Charmed) guest star.

48 Hours Mystery (CBS): Repeat. A former Indiana state trooper is trying to prove that he didn’t kill his wife. Runs two hours.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. It looks like a political martyr visiting New York has been targeted, but appearance can be deceiving, in “Assassin” from this season. It played on USA a couple of weeks ago.

Cable Choices

Robin Hood (BBC America): Repeat. Episode nine from this season, “Lardner’s Ring,” replays. Plays again later.

Robin Hood (BBC America): New. Prince John thinks the Sheriff has been killed and threatens to raise Nottingham. Plays again later.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. A living room and a basement get the makeover treatment. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has golf action with third round coverage of the John Deere Classic.
  • ESPN has two Arena Football conference championship playoff games.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • TNT has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: LifeLock.com 400.
  • Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Stage 8.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “The Hero Returns,” 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.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Kathy Griffin (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List) joins in the fun.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Jonah Hill hosted with musical guest Mariah Carey.
  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. Last season’s finale episode, “Taco, Tulips, Duck and Spices,” replays. Season two premieres Monday.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of Project Runway.
MTV2 has 22 episodes of Run’s House.
VH1 has all eight episodes of I Love the New Millennium.

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