Tonight on the Tube: Smallville, Grey’s Anatomy, My Name Is Earl & The Office

News & Notes

Watch The Office Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the third season premiere of Ugly Betty and the two-hour fifth season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, CBS has the two-hour 17th season premiere of Survivor, and NBC has the fourth season premiere of My Name Is Earl, the one-hour fifth season premiere of The Office and the 15th season premiere of ER.

Over on cable, BBC America has second season premiere of Dragons’ Den.

In late night, VH1 has the first season finale of The Cho Show.

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): New. It’s Clark’s first day at the Daily Planet and when a bus crashes outside the building, he and Lois are assigned the story. Clark rescues a young girl that is hiding a big secret of her own.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Season Premiere. Lots of trauma patients end up at the hospital during a freak ice storm in Seattle. Meredith and Derek are figuring out that getting that happy ending takes work. Cristina shows a liking to a new military doctor at the hospital. Runs two hours.

Solid Selections

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Season Premiere. Early remembers once denying a young Make a Wish kid his wish. He finds that he is still alive and he wants to make a movie for Earl to make it up to him. Seth Green guest stars as the Make a Wish kid. Ethan Suplee’s Randy gets a couple a great scenes in this one, very funny.
My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Earl and Randy find out that they weren’t the reason the neighbor moved away and the real reason turns out to be quite unsettling. I liked this one a little more than the first one, as I always seem to like the episodes with Earl and Randy’s parents. Look for an interview with Jason Lee and creator Greg Garcia later today.

The Office (NBC): Season Premiere. A corporate weight loss program is making the office residents obsess over their weight. Michael tries being friends with Holly. Jim is missing Pam while she is away at school. Runs one-hour. Look for an interview with Paul Lieberstein and Amy Ryan later today.

ER (NBC): Season Premiere. Abby races to check on Pratt after the ambulance explosion, while Sam and Gates try to get to the scene.

Cable Choices

Friends (TBS): Repeats. It is “The Last One, Part 1 & 2.”

American Chopper (TLC): Repeat. The guys make a bike for the New York Giants. Plays again later.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. Frank and Mac are judges for a contest to find Paddy’s next top model. Plays again later.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. Charlie wants Mac to beat up the boyfriend of the new waitress. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. The gang makes a Get Smart cake and then go to the premiere. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat. Last season’s finale episode, “For Gedda,” replays.
  • Supernatural (The CW): New. Sam and Dean are being accused of failing the spirits of Meg and Agent Henricksen, while they are trying to save Bobby.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football action with USC at Oregon State.
  • ESPN2 has a WNBA conference finals game.
  • Golf Channel has the first round of The Tour Championship.

TV Marathons

AMC is replaying all eight episode of Mad Men from this season so far.
Bravo has five episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
History has five episodes of Shockwave that play twice.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Living Single followed by 16 episodes of Snapped tonight.
Sci Fi has 15 episodes of Tales From the Darkside early.
Spike has six episodes of CSI: NY that play twice.

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  • Mandy Jacobs Sep 25, 2008, 11:52 am

    Woo! Yay for The new season of The Office tonight! I’m really bummed that it conflicts with Grey’s Anatomy. :( Oh well, The Office will probably end up winning. I’ve really been looking forward to season 5!

    I’m also really looking forward to the commercials. No, seriously! Remember that Tide talking stain commercial that first aired during the Super Bowl? So funny. Well, I work at Tide and we had a contest earlier in the year to see who could best spoof the ad. We had some great entries! The finalists can be seen here: and the WINNER can be seen during the season premiere of The Office TONIGHT. Should be great!

    Thanks for letting me comment on your blog! If you have any questions, feel free to email me! I’d love to hear from you!

    Mandy Jacobs :)

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