Tonight on the Tube: The Ex List, Sanctuary, Life & Numb3rs

by Jason the TVaholic on October 3, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Life Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the fifth season premiere of Wife Swap and the fifth season premiere of Supernanny, The CW has the fourth season premiere of Everybody Hates Chris and the third season premiere of The Game, CBS has the fourth season premiere of Ghost Whisperer, the series premiere of The Ex List and the fifth season premiere of Numb3rs, MyNetworkTV has the 10th season premiere of WWE Smackdown!, and NBC has the second episode of this season of Life in what will be the show’s normal timeslot.

Over on cable, Bravo has a Tommy Hilfiger Presents: Ironic Iconic America special, Cartoon Network has the series premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, CMT has a 20 Greatest Redneck Moments II, the second season premiere of My Big Redneck Wedding and the first season finale of Outsider’s Inn, History has the second season finale of Shockwave, and Sci Fi has the series premiere of Sanctuary.

In late night, VH1 has a NWA: The World’s Most Dangerous Group special.

Prime Picks

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): Season Premiere. Chris is looking forward to his first day of high school.
The Game (The CW): Season Premiere. Melanie gets some bad news after telling Derwin how she feels about him.

The Ex List (CBS): Series Premiere. A woman is told she only has a year to find her Mr. Right or it will never happen for her. But, she has already been romantically involved with him, so she is to follow the signs and figure out who it could be. Read my review. This pretty much wins out by default, as there isn’t anything else even close to worth watching in this time period on the networks.

Life (NBC): New. A man is found bound to a chair at the bottom of an empty pool and detectives Crews and Reese investigate the case. Another new episode plays on Monday night following Heroes. This show gets picked over Numb3rs by the slightest of margins, mostly for the shows humor.

Solid Selections

Ghost Whisperer (CBS): Season Premiere. There is a fire at the University and Melinda may have found a new sidekick with her present one leaving the show. Read my review. This only gets a second place spot by default, as I’m pretty much done with the reality/game shows it is up against in this time period.

Deal or No Deal (NBC): New. Yah, yah, I know what I just typed above, but there isn’t anything else on worth watching in this time period and I had to choose something as the second best selection.

Numb3rs (CBS): Season Premiere. Two rock climbers are killed and are found to have a huge stolen diamond in their possession. Charlie is debating whether or not he wants to get his FBI clearance reinstated. My favorite part of this show is the family drama aspect between the two brothers and their father. It’s a small part of the show, but it’s what makes it so good.

Cable Choices

Road Tasted With the Neelys (Food Network): Repeat. The Neelys visit Rhode Island for some tasty treats. Plays again later.
Rachael’s Vacations (Food Network): New. Rachael takes in the local tastes of Park City, UT.

Sanctuary (Sci Fi): Series Premiere. Amanda Tapping (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1) stars in this new series about a doctor who tracks strange beings. It is based on the web series of the same name. Read my review. Plays twice tonight.

Other Options

  • What Not to Wear (TLC): New. A CPA in her 30s needs to start dressing for her age. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football action with Cincinnati at Marshall.
  • ESPN2 has Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.
  • Golf Channel has the second round of Samsung World Championship LPGA tournament.
  • TBS has doubleheader MLB Divisional Playoff games.

Late Night

  • House (FX): Repeat. The second episode of this new season, “Not Cancer,” replays. This was a really great episode of this show.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episodes, “Mac & Charlie Must Die, Parts 1 and 2,” replays.

TV Marathons

MTV has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The X-Files early.
Spike has 18 episodes of Married…With Children.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs.

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