Tonight on the Tube: Crusoe, Crash, Numb3rs, Starter Wife & Life

News & Notes

Get Life Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has the two-hour series premiere of Crusoe.

Over on cable, Spike has the TV movie premiere of Ring of Death, Starz has the series premiere of Crash, and TLC has the series premiere of Real Simple. Real Life.

Prime Picks

Crusoe (NBC): Series Premiere. Adventure ensues when a small group of pirates come ashore to search for buried treasure. The pirates want Crusoe to help navigate the island and he must use his wits and the help of his friend Friday to survive the encounter. Runs two hours. Read my review.

Life (NBC): New. A college student is found crushed to death at a wrecking yard. Crews and Reese investigate. Crews starts to investigate who the other officers with Jack Reese are in the photo.

Solid Selections

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): New. A cute girl asks Chris to the dance, but get frightened when the girl’s father wants to talk with him.
The Game (The CW): New. Tasha is trying to keep her relationship with Rick Fox a secret. Melanie and Derwin try to get things going again.

The Ex List (CBS): New. Bella’s apartment is robbed, which leads her to run into an old boyfriend that is now a cop. Dating and breaking up ensues.

Numb3rs (CBS): New. Eight people are gunned down at a coffee shop, which included two cops. The team investigates and uncovers a web of blackmail and corruption. Meanwhile, McGowan expands his investigation into Charlie and Don.

Cable Choices

Road Tasted With the Neelys (Food Network): Repeat. The Neelys head to Portland, Oregon to sample some tasty treats. Plays again later.
Rachael’s Vacations (Food Network): New. Rachael takes in the local tastes in Las Vegas. Plays again later.

Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi): New. The Wraith attempt to do what the Hoffan plague did not accomplish against the Bolarians. Last week’s episode, “The Lost Tribe,” replays right before and this episode plays again later.

The Starter Wife (USA): New. Molly gets exposed as the Hollywood tattletale and things get turned upside down, so she escapes to a rehab facility with Joan and Rodney. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Crash (Starz): Series Premiere. The lives of people in Los Angeles intertwine and we see how this affects them. Runs two hours. Read my review.
  • Sanctuary (Sci Fi): New. A robbery of a jewelry store that ended in a fatal shooting may be the work of an “abnormal.” Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network): New. General Grievous has taken hostages. Obi-wan and Anakin set out to save the senator. Plays again later.
  • What Not to Wear (TLC): New. A woman that dresses like a man needs to learn how to dress better. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football action with Hawaii at Boise State.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader preseason NBA basketball action.

Late Night

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Paddy’s Pub: Worst Bar in Philadelphia,” replays.

TV Marathons

MTV has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.

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2 comments… add one
  • Morjana Oct 17, 2008, 12:03 pm


    Thank you for the heads up about Sanctuary running a minute long tonight!


  • Adam L Oct 17, 2008, 12:10 pm

    I think Crusoe has some potential and it seems like your review was pretty positive. I have to admit that after seeing the commercial for it some alarm bells went off in my mind, but I think I will give it a shot.

    Also, I think Crash has good potential and I probably will check that out online if I can.

    Adam L

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