Tonight on the Tube: Dr. Horrible, MLB All-Star Game, Secret Life & The Cleaner

by Jason the TVaholic on July 15, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

MLB 2008 All-Star Game PennantTonight, CBS has the Tuesday edition premiere of Big Brother and FOX has the Major League Baseball All-Star Game 2008

Over on cable, BET has the series premiere of The Cleaner, G4 has series premiere of Hurl!, FX has the fourth Rescue Me minisode, MTV has the series premiere of From G’s to Gents and TLC has the second season premiere of Say Yes to the Dress and the series premieres of Rock the Reception and Must Love Kids.

In things-I-forgot-to-mention-yesterday news, the new batch of Heroes webisodes began yesterday and you can watch the first of them over at the NBC website.

In other webisode news, Act I of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog debuts today. It stars Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Nathan Fillion (Firefly) and Felicia Day (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and written and directed by Joss Whedon (Firefly, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The idea was spawned back during the writers’ strike. The first act runs just shy of 14 minutes and is also available for purchase at iTunes.

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. A cache of body parts is found after an explosion at a cemetery mausoleum, in “Skeletons” from season four.

Reaper (The CW): Repeat. Sock gets kicked out of his house and tries to get the guys to move into a condo with him, in “Unseen.”

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. The sister of a violent drug dealer has gone missing and the team investigates if he has anything to do with it, in “Baggage” from this past season.

Solid Selection

Celebrity Family Feud (NBC): New. It’s Bill Engvall and family against Larry the Cable Guy and family and then Mo’Nique and family against Vivica A. Fox and family, as they try to win money for charity.

America’s Got Talent (NBC): New. Performers try to get a call back from the judges to the Vegas round.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. It looks like two extremists looking for some media attention may be behind the theft at a sperm bank, in “Inconceivable” from this past season.

Cable Choices

Secret Life on the American Teenager (ABC Family): New. Amy lets her sister in on what is going on, but her parents still don’t know. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes more jealous. Plays again later.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Gumbo” battle. A repeat of an “Arroz Con Pollo” battle follows. Both play again later.

The Cleaner (A&E): Series Premiere. This new series stars Benjamin Bratt (E-Ring, Law & Order) as a former junkie who has cleaned himself up. He now intervenes and helps those that are having trouble kicking their addictions with the help of a team. Plays twice and then again two more times later. Then plays another seven times over the next week.

Other Options

  • The Office (TBS): Repeats. Jim and Pam are back in the same office in “The Merger” and then Michael tries being a supportive boss after he finds out about “The Convict.”

Sports Notes

  • FOX has the MLB All-Star Game 2008.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader WNBA games.
  • Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Rest Day: Pau.

Late Night

  • My Boys (TBS): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Take My Work Wife … Please,” replays.
  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s second season premiere episode, “Have a Seat Earl,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has 14 episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has five episodes of Flipping Out tonight.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Roseanne.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Kindred: The Embraced early.
Spike has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation tonight.

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