Tonight on the Tube: Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, Weeds, The Closer & Saving Grace

News & Notes

On cable tonight, A&E has the second season premiere of Paranormal State, Discovery Channel has Shark Week specials Surviving Sharks and Day of the Shark, HBO has a The Recruiter special, History Channel has a Prehistoric Monsters Revealed special, and MTV has the Kanye West Presents: Homecoming special.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. This was a great episode, where the guys buy a time machine that turns out to be a lot bigger than they thought, in “The Nerdvanna Annihilation.”
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Barney finds out that Ted and Robin have been keeping a secret from the rest of the gang, in “Something Blue” from season two.

House (FOX): Repeat. House puts a new spin on the holiday gift exchange, in “It’s A Wonderful Lie” from this past season.

CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. The team thinks it has closed a case before it has, in “Born to Kill” from season five.

Solid Selections

Bones (FOX): Repeat. Brennan and Booth are investigating the death of a college basketball player who was crushed to death under the bleachers, in “Player Under Pressure” from this past season.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. Alan tries to get back at Charlie after he learns that Charlie stole his high school girlfriend, in “Kinda Like Necrophilia” from this past season.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. Christine is jealous of all the younger women that flirt with Mr. Harris and contemplates getting plastic surgery, in “Beauty Is Only Spanx Deep” from this past season.

Dateline NBC (NBC): New. Watch some amazing rescues that were caught on tape.

Cable Choices

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

The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda and the team are investigating a suicide that may have been a murder. Check out some photos from the episode. Last week’s episode, “Speed Bump,” replays right before. Tonight’s new episode plays again later.

Saving Grace (TNT): New. Grace and the team investigate when a fellow law enforcement employee was murdered in their midst. Check out some photos from the episode. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel): New. Anthony explores “Uruguay.” Plays again later.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy visits places that serve up classic “Burgers and Hot Dogs.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): Repeat. Blair is back at school after having been recently dethroned and Serena is trying to deal with the prospect of her new stepbrother to be, Chuck, in “The Blair Bitch Project.”
  • How’d That Get On My Plate? (Food Network): New. See how strawberries become ice cream, margaritas and more. Plays again later.
  • The Middleman (ABC Family): New. A cursed tuba that was on the Titanic needs to be found. Plays again later.
  • One Tree Hill (The CW): Repeat. Lucas and Peyton talk about his recent wedding debacle and Nathan starts to reconsider getting back into basketball, in “What Do You Go Home To” from this past season.
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): New. A foursome is booked. Meanwhile, Ben wants to get in on the action with a one night shot at doing what she does. Plays again later.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Marc Summers tries to “Pucker Up,” as he explores some sour treats. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Weeds (Showtime): New. Nancy is being cut out of the pot coming in, so she decides to go over Guillermo’s head. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Baseball with the Los Angeles Angels at the Boston Red Sox.

Late Night

  • The Cleaner (TBS): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Rag Dolls,” replays.
  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Snoop, Dog,” replays.
  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Trust Me,” replays.
  • Monk (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Mr. Monk and the Genius,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Murder? …Anyone? …Anyone? …Bueller?,” replays. Absolutely great episode.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 10 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Stargate SG-1 early.

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