Tonight on the Tube: NASCAR, College Football, NBA Preseason & MLB Playoffs

by Jason the TVaholic on October 11, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has a Macy’s Passport Celebrity Catwalk Challenge special.

Over on cable, BBC America has the fourth season premiere of The Graham Norton Show, FOX Reality has The 2008 FOX Reality Channel Really Awards, and Spike has a UFC 87: St. Pierre vs. Fitch special.

Prime Pick

SEC on CBS (CBS): College Football. It’s LSU (4) at Florida (11). Scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

Solid Selections

Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500 (CBS): NASCAR. Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.

Cable Choice

All Star Kitchen Makeover: Bobby (Food Network): Repeat. Bobby Flay turns a backyard in to a pretty sweet outdoor kitchen. Plays again later.

Primeval (BBC America): New. The team looks for Abby after a creature takes her. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both episodes play again later.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. A divorced couple trades spaces and their teenage daughter helps both of them. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeats. Four episodes with Bobby taking on cooks from around the country in their specialty replay. All play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader college football action followed by NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500.
  • CBS has college football with Tennessee at Georgia (10) and later LSU (4) at Florida (11) in primetime.
  • ESPN has three college football games with Penn State (6) at Wisconsin capping off the day.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games with Oklahoma State (17) at Missouri (3) capping off the day.
  • FOX Sports regional networks have college football games.
  • TBS has Game 2 of the MLB ALCS.
  • TNT has a preseason NBA game.
  • Versus has college football action with Cornell at Harvard.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Thank You for Letting Me Share,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. The first episode of this season replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. The first episode of this season replays with host Michael Phelps.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Animal Control,” replays. Runs 66 minutes.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. The guest this week is Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

TV Marathons

MTV has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
truTV has 12 episodes of Body of Evidence: From the Case Files of Dayle Hinman.
USA has 10 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
VH1 has eight episodes of Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy.

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