Tonight on the Tube: The Closer, Saving Grace & Secret Diary Season Finale

by Jason the TVaholic on August 4, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Tonight, FOX has the Teen Choice 2008 awards special and NBC has the two-hour season finale of American Gladiators and the sixth season finale of Nashville Star.

On cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the first season finale of Verminators, HBO has a Baghdad High special, History Channel has a Prehistoric Monsters Revealed special, Showtime has the first season finale of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and VH1 has the series premieres of I Want to Work for Diddy, New York Goes to Hollywood and Luke’s Parental Advisory.

In things-I-finally-remembered-to-mention-today news, the fourth Heroes webisode goes live today and you can watch the first four of them over at the NBC website.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. Sheldon’s twin sister comes for a visit and the rest of the guys all compete for her attention, in “The Pork Chop Indeterminacy.”
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Ted is thinking about dating his doctor, but the rest of the gang doesn’t think it is a good idea, in “The Platinum Rule” from this past season.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. Alan starts dating an old friend of his ex’s and learns something about his ex’s sex life, which doesn’t sit well with him, in “The Soil Is Moist” from this past season.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. A new father thinks that Christine is “meanie mom,” in “Popular” from this past season.

CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. The team uncovers a meth lab and a FBI agent is leading a secret life in “Miami Confidential” from this past season.

Solid Selections

Gossip Girl (The CW): Repeat. Serena’s old troublemaking friend Georgina Sparks is back in town and Nate is developing a little thing for Vanessa, in “Desperately Seeking Serena.”

One Tree Hill (The CW): Repeat. Lindsay comes back to Tree Hill for Jaime’s birthday party and Brooke and Peyton are adjusting for life with a baby in the house, in “Life Is Short” from this past season.

Nashville Star (NBC): Season Finale. The final three perform, past contestants return and the winner is revealed.

Cable Choices

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

The Closer (TNT): New. A man wearing a wire for surveillance is shot dead at point blank range and the team investigates. Last week’s episode, “Cherry Bomb,” replays right before. Tonight’s new episode plays again later.

Saving Grace (TNT): New. A mother is being searched for and Clay joins the OCPD Explorers even though his father didn’t want him to do so. Butch is being stalked. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel): New. Anthony explores the “U.S. Southwest.” Plays again later.
  • The Middleman (ABC Family): New. Wendy goes undercover at a sorority house to investigate the possibility of ghosts. Plays again later.
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): Season Finale. Belle joins an elite international courtesan outfit, but it turns out not to be all it’s cracked up to be. Plays again later.
  • Weeds (Showtime): New. Esteban and Nancy go on a date that turns violent. Andy and Doug actually get their first client across the border. Silas starts dealing out of the back of Lisa’s store. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Baseball with the Houston Astros at the Chicago Cubs.

Late Night

  • The Cleaner (TBS): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Meet the Joneses,” replays.
  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Dream Lover,” replays.
  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Comrades,” replays.
  • Monk (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Daredevils!,” replays.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 12 episodes of Living Single.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Threshold early.

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