Tonight on the Tube: TV Marathons, Skins & Mad Men

by Jason the TVaholic on August 31, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Mad Men Episodes at Amazon UnboxOn cable tonight, Discovery Channel has an I Was Bitten special and History Channel has an Ice Road Truckers special.

In late night, Comedy Central has a Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This? comedy special.

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Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Bart has a prank backfire and starts to believe that he was ratted out, but by whom, in “The Debarted” from this past season.
Aliens in America (The CW): Repeat. Justin and Raja come up with a brilliant school prank, in “Junior Prank.”

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. Lily and Valens have to go to West Virginia to bring back a suspect, in “The Road” from this past season.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. Susan finally meets her mother-in-law, Gaby and Carlos find out what their tenant is actually up to and Bree and Edie are going at it, in “Mother Said” from this past season.

Solid Selection

National Treasure (NBC): Released 2004. Nicolas Cage as a treasure hunter that needs to get his hands on the Declaration of Independence to find a fortune of legendary proportions. Runs three hours.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Chefs need superior knife skills to win the “Flying Knives” challenge. Plays again later.

Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeats. Two episodes replay, “Would You Know My Name,” in this timeslot and is followed by “Strangers in a Strange Land.” There will be a nine episode marathon of episodes #3-#11 from this season tomorrow.

Mad Men (AMC): New. Peggy is trying to get into the after hours executive meeting and Don and Duck are trying to make peace. Plays twice and again later. The previous five episodes from this season play leading up to this episode.

Other Options

  • CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. The case of a guy found dead in an ark under a pile of cash is investigated, in “The Ride-In” from season thee.
  • Skins (BBC America): New. Chris spends all the money left by his mother on a big party and then turns to his friends for help. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Jal,” replays right before.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has IndyCar racing with the Detroit Indy Grand Prix.
  • CBS has tennis action with the U.S. Open.
  • ESPN has college football with Kentucky at Louisville and NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Pepsi 500.
  • ESPN2 has college football early with Hampton vs. Jackson State and later Sunday Night Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • FOX Sports has college football action with Colorado vs. Colorado State.
  • TBS has MLB action with the Chicago White Sox at the Boston Red Sox.
  • USA has tennis action with the U.S. Open.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. Episode six “Crazy Handful of Nothin'” replays. Episode seven, the first season finale, plays next week.

TV Marathons

A&E has 11 hours of Gene Simmons Family Jewels episodes.
AMC has the six episodes from this season of Mad Men tonight, including tonight’s new episode.
Cartoon Network has 12 episodes of Ben 10: Alien Force followed by Ben 10: Race Against Time.
Discovery Health has five episodes of Plastic Surgery: Before & After early.
FOX Reality has 13 episodes of The Amazing Race: All-Stars early.
History Channel has 11 episodes of Ice Road Truckers.
MTV has eight episodes of True Life.
The N has 12 episodes of Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.
Spike has 10 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
TLC has seven episodes of Mystery Diagnosis.
TNT has 10 episodes of Law & Order.
Travel Channel is all about Vegas today.
TV One has 14 episodes of Between Brothers.
WE has five episodes of Bridezillas.

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