Tonight on the Tube: The Starter Wife, Chuck, Primeval & Lots of College Football

by Jason the TVaholic on August 30, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Chuck Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, ABC has the first Saturday Night College Football game of the season.

Over on cable, CMT has CMT’s Biggest Redneck Wedding Ever, Discover Channel has a Dangerous Season special, and Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of For the Love of Grace.

In TV marathon news, as always, we will have an extensive list of TV show marathons each day over the holiday weekend.

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Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): Repeat. Chuck is trying to show that he is assistant manager material at the Buy More, but he ends up having to go undercover on his first spy mission instead, in “Chuck Versus the Tango.”

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. A trip to Iraq is in store for Tony when a mortar attack looks more like murder, in “In the Zone” from this past season.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. Wheeler has returned to the squad and immediately has to investigate the case of a dead gossip columnist with partner Det. Logan, in “Contract” from this past season on USA.

Solid Selection

The Unit (CBS): Repeat. The team is attempting to evacuate an embassy and end up in the middle of a field full of landmines, in “Every Step You Take” from this past season.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. Goren goes undercover, after being approached by a dirty cop, in hopes of getting reinstated, in “Purgatory” from this past season on USA.

48 Hours Mystery (CBS): New. Michael Skakel tries to get a new trial for the 1975 murder he was convicted of committing against his teenage neighbor.

Cable Choices

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

Primeval (BBC America): New. Dodos with deadly parasites need to be stopped. Plays again later.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. Paris Hilton hosted and Keane was the musical guest. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has regional college football with USA at Virginia and later Saturday Night College Football with Michigan State at California.
  • CBS has third round U.S. Open Tennis coverage.
  • ESPN has three college football games with Illinois vs. Missouri capping off the day.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games and then tonight has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Camping World 300.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • FOX Sports regional networks have college football all day, which includes my Washington Huskies at the hated Oregon Ducks up here in Seattle.
  • USA has third round U.S. Open Tennis coverage tonight.
  • Versus has college football action with Texas Christian at New Mexico.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Dominic Monaghan (Lost) drops by for some parody fun.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Brian Williams (NBC News) was the host with musical guest Feist. Plays again later.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. Spike chats with comic Carl Reiner.

TV Marathons

Fine Living Network has 10 episodes of From the Ground Up.
G4 has 19 episodes of Ninja Warrior beginning early.
History Channel has 13 episodes of Ax Men.
MTV has 11 episodes of early and then 12 episodes of Parental Control tonight.
Science Channel has 22 episodes of How Do They Do It?.
Spike has nine episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order tonight.
truTV has 10 hours of Forensic Files episodes.
TV One has episodes of Good Times and Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper that alternate two at a time all day.
USA has the six-hour The Starter Wife miniseries early.
WE has the five episodes of John Edwards Cross Country.

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1 nico December 5, 2008 at 8:20 am

hey, well thanks for the info.. I didnt know what to see on tv.. :D thanks

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