Tonight on the Tube: Secret Life, Throwdown, & The Cleaner

News & Notes

Download Deadliest Catch Episodes at Amazon UnboxOn cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the season finale of Deadliest Catch followed by a one-hour behind the scenes special, Food Network has the season premiere of Road Tasted With the Neelys, FX has the fifth Rescue Me minisode, History Channel has the third season finale of Mega Disasters, Lifetime has the second season premiere of How to Look Good Naked, and SoapNET has the second season premiere of General Hospital: Late Shift in late night.

In things-I-forgot-to-mention-yesterday-again news, the second Heroes webisode went live yesterday and you can watch the first two of them over at the NBC website.

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. The director goes on a secret meeting and someone ends up dead and then the team investigates, in “Brothers in Arms” from season four.

House (FOX): Repeat. The candidates are assigned the case of an over-the-hill rock star and Cuddy wants House to stop goofing around and hire his new team already, in “Games” from this past season.

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. A woman disappears and the team finds out something that may have pushed her to go on the run, in “Run” from this past season.

Solid Selections

Celebrity Family Feud (NBC): New. It’s the Kardashians vs. Deion Sanders and family and then it is the families of Tiki Barber and Ed McMahon squaring off to try to win money for charity.

Reaper (The CW): Repeat. Sam is all panicky after he finds out that an escaped soul is out to kill Andi, in “Acid Queen.”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. The theft of a rape kit may jeopardize a case, in “Undercover” from this past season.

Cable Choices

Secret Life on the American Teenager (ABC Family): New. Grace and Jack’s plans don’t turn out as planned. Amy is trying to deal with whatever it is that is going on between her parents. Plays again later and then again Friday evening.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Chile Rellenos” battle. Plays again later.
Road Tasted With the Neelys (Food Network): Season Premiere. Some tasty places in Minneapolis-St. Paul are visited. Plays again later.

The Cleaner (A&E): Series Premiere New. William tries to help a woman with her daughter that is involved with transporting drugs. Plays twice and then again two more times later.

Other Options

  • America’s Got Talent (NBC): New. Performers try to get a call back from the judges to the Vegas round.
  • The Office (TBS): Repeats. It’s “A Benihana Christmas” has the office end up with competing parties.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has a WNBA games.
  • Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Stage 16.

Late Night

  • My Boys (TBS): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Dudes Being Dudes,” replays.
  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “A Survivor Lives Here,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has 14 hours of The First 48 episodes.
Bravo has six episodes of Make Me a Supermodel early and six episodes of Flipping Out tonight.
Discovery Channel has 14 episodes of Deadliest Catch that includes tonight’s season four finale and behind the scenes special.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Roseanny today followed by six episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood tonight.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Level 9 early.
Spike has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation tonight.
VH1 has the eight-part I Love the New Millennium.

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