Tonight on the Tube: Summer Olympics, Primeval & Eli Stone

by Jason the TVaholic on August 16, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Eli Stone - Season 1 on DVDOn cable tonight, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl.

During the day on USA, you will find last night’s episodes of Monk and Psych, Thursday’s Burn Notice and last Sunday’s In Plain Sight.

Prime Picks

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (CBS): Released 2003. Reese Witherspoon plays a young lawyer who gets fired and then decides to take on Washington D.C. and fight for animal rights. Runs two hours.

Eli Stone (ABC): Repeat. Eli attempts to get the Golden Gate Bridge shutdown because he sees it get destroyed in a vision by an earthquake, in “Waiting for That Day.”

Solid Selection

Summer Olympics 2008 (NBC): Day 9. Watch the men’s 4x100m medley relay, men’s 1500m freestyle, women’s 50m freestyle, women’s 4x100m medley relay swimming finals and the women’s marathon and men’s 100m final track & field events. Starts an hour before normal primetime and runs five hours.

Cable Choices

Primeval (BBC America): Repeat. Last week’s series premiere episode replays. Plays again later.

Primeval (BBC America): New. The team battles a giant centipede that is very deadly. Plays again later.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. A Justin Timberlake hosted episode replays. Those have been some of the better ones of recent. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. The new episode from earlier this week with Alton talking proper food preservation with your freezer replays. Plays again later.
  • True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (Lifetime): TV Movie Premiere. A young woman becomes a go-go dancer and her life starts spiraling out of control. Runs two hours. Plays again tomorrow and Monday night.
  • The Unit (CBS): Repeat. The team has to rescue Jonas after he is captured by Georgian rebels, in “Bait” from season two.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Little League World Series action.
  • ESPN has Little League World Series action most of the day.
  • ESPN2 has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Carfax 250.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • NBC along with other various NBC Universal owned cable outlets will have Olympic coverage. Checkout NBCOlympics.com for listings of what events are playing when and where over the next nine days.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Duplicity,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Reality TV shows are parodied.

TV Marathons

G4 has 16 episodes of Ninja Warriors early.
MTV has 11 hours of The Hills.
Travel Channel has seven hours of Disney related shows.
truTV has six episodes of The Investigators.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s.

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