On cable tonight, BBC America has the sixth season premiere of Top Gear, HBO has a China’s Stolen Children special presentation, History Channel has a two-hour Ancient Ink special, and TNT has the fourth season premiere of The Closer and the second season premiere of Saving Grace.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. Sheldon gets kicked off the Physics Bowl team because he keeps try to show how smart he is, in “The Bat Jar Conjecture.”
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Ted throws a bunch of parties at his place in hopes of spending more time with Robin, in “Purple Giraffe” from season one.
House (FOX): Repeat. A film crew is following around House and his fellowship candidates for a documentary on their patient, in “Ugly” from this past season.
CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. A team member gets fired due to a personal problem that conflicts with a current case, in “Burned” from season five.
Bones (FOX): Repeat. The remains of a boy are found when a class opens up a 20-year-old time capsule, in “Boy in the Time Capsule” from this past season.
Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. Charlie is teaching Alan how to break up with a woman, in “Meander to Your Dander” from this past season.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. Leonard finally gets up the courage to ask out Penny and they both seek advice from Sheldon on what to do, in the first season finale, “The Tangerine Factor.”
Dateline NBC (NBC): New. Not really a recommendation, but more of a this is slightly better than The Bachelorette reunion special in the final hour of primetime.
Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Thicker Than Water,” replays. Plays again Saturday late night and Sunday right before the next new episode.
The Closer (TNT): Season Premiere. The Priority Homicide Division takes on a large arson case when Griffith Park goes up in flames and multiple deaths result. For more on the episode, read review, watch video clips, watch a season three recap and read an interview with Kyra Sedgwick. Should have photos from the episode posted later today.
Saving Grace (TNT): Season Premiere. Grace is dealing with the result of finding out the priest that sexually abused her as a child is still alive and also takes down a really bad guy while off duty. For more on the episode, read review, view photos, watch a season one recap and watch video clips. Will have an interview with Holly Hunter later today or tomorrow, once I finish transcribing it.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Living Single.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Doctor Who early.
TNT has nine hours of The Closer season three episodes leading up to tonight’s season four premiere.