Tonight on the Tube: Elite XC, Eli Stone & Robin Hood

by Jason the TVaholic on July 26, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Eli Stone - Season One on DVDTonight, CBS has the EliteXC Saturday Night Fights.

Over on cable, BBC America has the third season finale of The Graham Norton Show, FOX Reality has the second season finale of The Academy, and Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of Anaconda 3.

Prime Pick

The Office (NBC): Repeats. Michael tries to keep Karen from stealing away Stanley in “Branch Wars” and then he heads out into the woods on his own in “Survivorman.” Both episodes are from this past season.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. Lupo and Green are investigating the deaths of two teens found dead in a car near a playground, in “Driven” from this past season.

Eli Stone (ABC): Repeat. Eli has a vision that allows him to see things from his brother’s point of view, which gives him a chance to go back and say goodbye to his father, in “Heartbeat.”

Solid Selection

48 Mystery (CBS): Repeat. Investigative reports that focus on crimes and the criminals behind them.

EliteXC Saturday Nigh Fights (CBS): New. The mixed martial arts action tonight will feature Robbie Lawler defending his middleweight title against Scott Smith in the main event. Others that will be fighting are Nick Diaz, Shayna Baszler and Jake Shields. Scheduled to run two hours, but that didn’t exactly work out the first time around.

Cable Choices

Robin Hood (BBC America): Repeat. Last week’s episode, “Treasure of the Nation,” replays. Plays again later.

Robin Hood (BBC America): New. Robin and the gang in up in mortal peril as the Sheriff begins to put in motion a plan to kill the king. Plays again later.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. Natalie Portman hosted with musical guest Fall Out Boy. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. Wheeler’s favorite childhood rock star figures into the investigation when a TV host is found bludgeoned to death, in “Reunion” from this season. It played on USA a couple of weeks ago.
  • Trading Spaces (TLC): New. It’s “Paige’s Perfect 10 Ep.3.” Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has golf action with third round coverage of the Senior British Open.
  • CBS has the EliteXC Saturday Night Fights primetime event.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Kroger 200..
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • Versus has cycling action with the Tour de France, Stage 20.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Uncharted Territory,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. A Hannah Montana parody is part of the frivolity.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Murder? …Anyone? …Anyone? …Bueller?,” replays. It also replays earlier in the day.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Rainn Wilson hosted with musical guest Arcade Fire.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Shear Genius.
Discovery Channel has nine episodes of Deadliest Catch.
Hallmark Channel has six TV movies that are based on Janette Oke novels: Love Comes Softly, Love’s Enduring Promise, Love’s Long Journey, Love’s Abiding Joy, Love’s Unending Legacy, and Love’s Unfolding Dream.
Nickelodeon has nine hours of Hannah Montana.
Sci Fi has eight two-hour TV movies that involve snakes.
USA has seven episodes of NCIS.

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