Tonight on the Tube: The Starter Wife, Sanctuary, Numb3rs & Life

by Jason the TVaholic on October 10, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Life Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, USA has the two-hour premiere of The Starter Wife.

Prime Picks

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): New. Chris is helping a classmate improve his grades in hopes that he will get to spend time with his crush.
The Game (The CW): New. Melanie wants to know if Janay’s baby really is Derwin’s offspring.

The Ex List (CBS): New. Talk about winning by default, as there is nothing else worth watching in this time period. In the episode, Bella reconnects with a former boyfriend that used to be a total slacker, but now wants to prove he isn’t.

Life (NBC): New. A student that was pretending to be a correction’s officer in a prison experiment is murdered and Crews and Reese are up against the clock to find the killer. Meanwhile, Crews is obsessing over the info he has gotten from the wiretap he placed on the elder Reese’s car. This is the show’s regular timeslot.

Solid Selections

Ghost Whisperer (CBS): New. An old classmate of Melinda’s from high school dies under mysterious circumstances.

Deal or No Deal (NBC): New. There is a six million dollar case on the board, but I could still care less. Can’t wait for Crusoe to begin next week, will find out over the weekend if it is actually better, but I can’t imagine it is worse than the rest of the shows in this time period.

Numb3rs (CBS): New. There is an up tick in ATM kidnapping robberies and one resent victim ends up dead. Charlie begins the process of trying to get his security clearance back and meets the investigator that will decide his fate.

Cable Choices

The Starter Wife (Oxygen): Repeat. Watch the final hour of the miniseries to see where things left off before watching the premiere of the new series. The first five hours play right before.

The Starter Wife (USA): Premiere. This is either the series premiere or the second season premiere, depending on how you look at it. At any rate, the six-hour miniseries from last spring is now a full series. The miniseries ended with the requisite happy ending, but that has all changed and things have gone so well. Runs two hours. Plays again later. The miniseries replays earlier in the day on Oxygen and USA today.

Other Options

  • Rachael’s Vacations (Food Network): New. Rachael takes in the local tastes in Sun Valley.
  • Sanctuary (Sci Fi): New. Dr. Magnus lets three women from a Scotland crypt loose and the Sanctuary comes under attack. Plays again later.
  • Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi): New. Dr. Daniel Jackson and Rodney McKay are trying to keep an Ancient weapon from destroying everyting. The last new episode, “First Contact,” replays right before and this episode plays again later.
  • What Not to Wear (TLC): New. Stacy and Clinton are checking out people that got makeovers to see how they are doing. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football action with Louisville at Memphis.
  • ESPN2 has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Dollar General 300.
  • TBS has Game 1 of the MLB ALCS.

Late Night

  • House (USA): Repeat. The third episode of this season, “Adverse Events,” replays.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Who Pooped in the Bed?,” replays.

TV Marathons

MTV has eight episodes of Queen Bees.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Snapped followed by all six hours of The Starter Wife miniseries today leading up to the premiere of the new series on USA tonight.
Sci Fi has nine episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series early.
USA has all six hours of The Starter Wife miniseries early followed by six episodes of House.
VH1 has 10 episodes of I Love the ’70s Volume 2.

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