Over on cable, Animal Planet has Puppy Games 2008 and CMT has the first season finale of Mabe in America followed by a Gone Country reunion special.
Samantha Who? (ABC): Repeat. Samantha is overwhelmed with guilt when she tries to cover up an accident she has in her father’s car, but then remembers an eerily similar event from her past regarding her mother, in “The Car.”
Numb3rs (CBS): Repeat. A former subcontractor to the FBI shoots someone in the office and takes others hostage, which leaves the team few options in resolving the problem, in “Chinese Box” from this past season.
Swingtown (CBS): New. Susan and Bruce are trying to reconnect up at the cabin. Jane and Roger decide to see a therapist.
Summer Olympics 2008 (NBC): Opening Ceremony. Runs four and a half hours and starts a half hour before normal primetime hours. NBC has set up a website where you can find out what events are playing on TV when and what channel, as they will have coverage throughout the next 17 days on the whole family of NBC Universal network and cable outlets.
Bill Engvall’s Here’s Your Sign Awards (CMT): Repeat. Bill gives away a $10,000 prize for the funniest home video.
Monk (USA): New. Monk is inspired to give getting reinstated a try, but has to pass a department physical among other obstacles to do so.
Psych (USA): New. Shawn’s uncle says he has a map to buried treasure, which leads Shawn, Gus and Henry on a dangerous outing to try and find it. Steven Weber (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Wings) guest-stars.
Bravo has eight episodes of Flipping Out.
Oxygen has six episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Doctor Who early.
MTV has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
USA has 12 episodes of Monk beginning early.