Tonight on the Tube: Stargate Atlantis, Monk & Psych

News & Notes

Download Psych Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, ABC has the two-hour The 2008 Alma Awards special and FOX has the second season premiere of Don’t Forget the Lyrics!.

Over on cable, History has the third season premiere of Gangland and USA has the seventh summer season finale of Monk and the third summer season finale of Psych.

Prime Picks

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX): New. People try to answer questions elementary school kids should know for prize money.

Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (FOX): Season Premiere. A roller derby queen goes for the million-dollar prize.

Numb3rs (CBS): Repeat. The team is investigating the murder of a young rap star and find an embezzlement conspiracy to go along with it, in “Pay to Play” from this past season.

Solid Selection

America’s Toughest Job (NBC): Repeat. The remaining contestants must trek into Alaska, setup camp and find gold. The one with the least gold goes home.

Ghost Whisperer (CBS): Repeat. Melinda is investigating the disappearance of a young socialite, in “Unhappy Medium” from this past season.

20/20 (ABC): New. See VP candidate Sarah Palin’s interview with Charles Gibson.

Cable Choices

Seinfeld (TBS): Repeats. First up is “The Face Painter,” where Puddy goes over-the-top at a hockey game. Then it is “The Understudy,” where people start to think that George deliberately tried to hurt Bette Midler in a softball game.

Monk (USA): Summer Season Finale. Monk starts acting like a nine-year-old after going through hypnotherapy. Plays again later.

Psych (USA): Summer Season Finale. Gus is being held hostage at a bank and Shawn tries to figure out how to get in there and become the robber’s chief negotiator. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi): New. One of Michael’s secret labs is found while exploring a planet. Plays again later. The previous episode, “Whispers,” replays right before.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has MLB action with the Tampa Bay Rays at the New York Yankees.
  • ESPN2 has college football action with Kansas at South Florida.

TV Marathons

Bravo has Rocky movies all day and night.
Sci Fi has first seven episodes of Dark Angel early.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Weird Travels.
USA has 10 episodes of Psych followed by five episodes of House.

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