Tonight on the Tube: In Plain Sight, Next Food Network Star, Army Wives & Mad Men

by Jason the TVaholic on July 27, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Mad Men Episodes at Amazon UnboxOn cable tonight, AMC has the second season premiere of Mad Men, Discovery Channel has a two-hour MythBusters special to kick off Shark Week, E! has the first season finales of Denise Richards: It’s Complicated and Living Lohan, and Food Network has the fourth season finale of The Next Food Network Star.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Lisa becomes Krusty’s assistant and then overshadows him and gets a show of her own, in “All About Lisa” from this past season.
The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Milhouse thinks that his parents have died and begins to act like a man, in “Little Orphan Millie” from this past season.

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. The 1919 murder of a young girl who was fighting for more rights for women is reopened, in “Torn” from season four.

Flashpoint (CBS): Repeat. In episode three, an innocent bystander ends up in the way as the team attempts to take down a drug dealer.

Solid Selections

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): Repeat. Chris skips school to help his brother track down Wayne Gretzky, in “Everybody Hates Gretzky” from this past season.
Aliens in America (The CW): Repeat. The rest of the guys at school get upset with Raja after he convinces the hottest girl in school to dress more conservatively, in “The Metamorphosis.”

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): Repeat. A girl with a rare neurological disorder gets a new safer home to live in from Ty and the crew.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. The tornado has wiped out much of Wisteria Lane, in “Welcome to Kanagawa” from this past season.

Cable Choices

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. “Vegas Throwdown” replays and is followed by “Ultimate Vegas Buffet” and then tonight’s finale, as part of a full season marathon. This episode and the two that follow in primetime, all play again later.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. Logan may be a little too close to a case that involves a young man that he used to mentor. Plays again later.

Mad Men (AMC): Season Premiere. The agency gets some new office equipment. Don and Duck are getting in to it over an account. Betty meets and old friend. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. “Loyalties” are tested. Last week’s episode, “Uncharted Territory,” replays right before. Both episodes play again later.
  • Generation Kill (HBO): New. Part Three of Seven. Bravo is awaiting new orders. Meanwhile, Fick is dealing with a dangerous situation. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.
  • In Plain Sight (USA): New. Mary gets a little too close to one of her witnesses and he may have shot a cop. Plays again later.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Season Finale. The final three do a pilot presentation for what their series would be about. The winner is revealed. Plays again later. The whole season replays today. What would your Food Network show be?

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Arena Bowl XXII with the Philadelphia Soul vs. the San Jose SabreCats.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and later Sunday Night Baseball with the Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees.
  • TBS has MLB action with the Florida Marlins at the Chicago Cubs.
  • Versus has cycling with the Tour de France, Stage 21.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays, as it looks like the first season begins replaying tonight. Episode two plays next week.
  • Food Detectives (Food Network): Sneak Peek Premiere. In this first episode, they take a look at the “5-Second Rule” among other topics. This is sort of like MythBusters, but dealing entirely with food and hosted by Ted Allen (Queer Eye, Uncorked: Wine Made Simple). Plays again later.

TV Marathons

Discovery Channel has shows about sharks all day.
Food Network has nine episodes of The Next Food Network Star, which includes tonight’s finale and the previous eight episodes of this season.
History Channel has six episodes of MosterQuest early followed by eight episodes of Ice Road Truckers.
Sci Fi has 10 episodes of Eureka. There will be a 13-episode marathon leading up to the third season premiere on Tuesday.
USA has four episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent followed by five episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s.

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