Tonight on the Tube: Anthony Bourdain, Weeds, The Closer & Saving Grace

by Jason the TVaholic on July 21, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Tonight, ABC has the premiere of the Monday edition of High School Musical: Get in the Picture and the series premiere of Wanna Bet?

Over on cable, A&E has the first season finale of Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, Bravo has the series premiere of Date My Ex, HBO has a Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal special, History Channel has a Batman Tech special, MTV has the first season finale of Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, and TLC has the series premiere of Take Home Nanny.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. Penny tries to help when Sheldon and Leonard disagree on whether to present their physics findings together at a conference, in “The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization.”
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Barney tries to save the day when Lily and Marshall’s wedding doesn’t go off as planned, in “Something Borrowed” from season two.

House (FOX): Repeat. House thinks a magician that came in after his heart failed during his act is just faking his ailments, in “You Don’t Want to Know” 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 “If Looks Could Kill” from season five.

Solid Selections

Bones (FOX): Repeat. The team reopens the Widow’s Son serial killer case after finding the body of an archbishop with his kneecaps removed, in “The Knight on the Grid” from this past season.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. Charlie is sick and Rose is back from England to take care of him, in “A Little Clammy and None Too Fresh” from this past season.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. Matthew is having second thoughts about medical school and Barb has got Christine worried about her relationship with Mr. Harris go to the next level, in “The Big Bang” from this past season.

Dateline NBC (NBC): New. Find out about the people that scale those high towers to build or repair high tech communications gear.

Cable Choices

Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Uncharted Territory,” replays. Plays again Saturday late night and Sunday right before the next new episode.

The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda and the team are investigating the hit and run death of a murderer out on parole. Last week’s season two premiere episode, “Controlled Burn,” replays right before. Tonight’s new episode plays again later.

Saving Grace (TNT): New. Grace investigates when there is a bloody crime scene, but no body. Also, Ham and his wife decide to separate. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel): New. Anthony explores “Saudia Arabia.” Plays again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): Repeat. A rumor is floating around that Serena may be with child, in “A Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate.”
  • How’d That Get On My Plate? (Food Network): New. See how eggs are collected, graded and packaged. Plays again later.
  • The Middleman (ABC Family): New. Alien boy band members and warp holes. Plays again later.
  • One Tree Hill (The CW): Repeat. Lucas is trying to get his life back on track after being left at the altar, in “Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace” from this past season.
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): New. Belle gets a bad review on the Internet. Plays again later.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Marc Summers is “On a Roll.” A repeat episode precedes it. Both play again later.
  • Weeds (Showtime): New. Nancy sees something she shouldn’t have when taking the tunnel. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers at the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Versus has show you what has happened so far during the Tour de France, Rest Day: Cueno.

Late Night

  • The Cleaner (TBS): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s “Pilot” episode replays.
  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Bill Talks a Good Game,” replays.
  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Turn and Burn,” replays.
  • Monk (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s seventh season premiere episode, “Mr. Monk Buys a House,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s third season premiere episode, “The Ghost in You,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Nickelodeon has 10 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants early.
Oxygen has five episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Threshold early.

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1 Tim July 21, 2008 at 10:30 am

Hey, Jason….
Did you see where ABC has released its premiere dates? And it looks like NBC has changed some of its premieres, too.

You can find ABC’s announcement at:
http://abcmedianet.com/web/progcal/progcal.aspx

And NBC’s latest changes at:
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20080721nbc02

2 Jason the TVaholic July 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Tim, Yes, I noticed that ABC had announced and NBC made some changes. Also, The CW announced their complete schedule as well. Just got a bit behind with my recent hosting problems. But, now that the site is back up and stable, I will be updating the schedule pages and the printable fall schedule.

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