Tonight on the Tube: Next Food Network Star Marathon, Last Comic Standing & Burn Notice

by Jason the TVaholic on July 24, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Burn Notice Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, CBS has switched Flashpoint to Thursdays and Swingtown to Fridays, FOX has the second season finale Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.

In The Office news, the third webisode of four begins playing today.

Look for a new Ask the TVaholic column to be posted later today. Answers to questions about that one show that you saw a long time ago and was about something that was kind of like this other show will be attempted.

Prime Picks

Last Comic Standing (NBC): New. The remaining eight comics take a trip to the Playboy Mansion and have to try and tell a funny bedtime story. Runs two hours.

Flashpoint (CBS): New. An innocent bystander accidentally complicates things when he stumbles into a drug bust.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. Pete picks up some powers of his own after chewing some kryptonite laced gum, in “Hero” from this past season.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. A school bus crash fills the ER with teenagers, in “Forever Young” from this past season.

Fear Itself (NBC): New. A house thought to be perfect that is located in the perfect neighborhood has a bit of a dark side to it and a young couple finds out just how dark.

Cable Choices

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. The “Vegas Throwdown” episode replays and is followed by last week’s episode, “Ultimate Vegas Buffet,” which are both precedes by the first six episodes of this season. Both of these episodes play again later.

The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): New. Bill and Susan checkout Trent’s webpage to see if he has said anything about a party he is attending that they think is going to have alcohol. Plays again later.
My Boys (TBS): New. P.J. is trying to decide if she should pursue the advances of Bobby’s brother. Andy has a big fight with Meredith and they decide to try couples counseling. Plays again later.

Burn Notice (USA): New. Michael is playing the perfect mark for a con and then plays a little con of his own in order to save his client. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang create a book cart replica cake and a law book cake. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • American Chopper (Comedy Central): New. The guys work on a “Mercedes-AMG Bike.” Plays again later.
  • The Gong Show with Dave Attell (Comedy Central): New. Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog is one of the judges. Plays again later.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): New. The results of this week are announced and two are sent home.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has a WNBA game.
  • TNT has the Senior British Open golf tournament.
  • Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Stage 18.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Iris Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” replays.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Vanishing Act,” replays.

TV Marathons

Food Network has all eight episodes of this season so far of The Next Food Netowrk Star to get you caught up and ready for the finale on Sunday night.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of CAptured today followed by 10 episodes of Snapped tonight.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The X-Files early.

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