Tonight on the Tube: My Own Worst Enemy, Primeval, Living Proof & Saturday Night Live

by Jason the TVaholic on October 18, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has America’s Toughest Jobs on its new night.

Over on cable, CMT has the series premiere of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling, Hallmark has the TV movie premiere of Ladies of the House, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Living Proof, Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of Fire & Ice, and Spike has a UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben special.

Prime Pick

Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. The team searches for a serial killer who is after Garcia, in “Penelope” from last season.

My Own Worst Enemy (NBC): Repeat. This past Monday’s series premiere episode, “Breakdown,” replays. If you didn’t watch on Monday, you should give it a shot, I thought it was really good and you can read my review and see why.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. This past Wednesday’s episode, “Swing,” replays, where Stabler’s daughter is a suspect in a case.

Solid Selections

America’s Toughest Jobs (NBC): New. There are five competitors left and they are heading to Alaska for the next leg of the competition.

CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. The team is after the “Taxi Cab Killer,” in “Admissions,” from last season.

48 Hours Mystery (CBS): New. A daughter has been searching for the truth of her mother’s disappearance for almost 30 years.

Cable Choice

Unwrapped (Food Network): Repeat. See how some of your favorite Halloween treats are made. Four more candy centric episodes follow. All five episodes play again later.

Primeval (BBC America): New. Cutter and Stephen get caught when an anomaly closes and they must figure out how to get home another way. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both episodes play again later.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. A secret crush is revealed during the redesigns. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Living Proof (Lifetime): Premiere. The story of Dr. Dennis Slamon, played by Harry Connick Jr., and the many years he spent fighting to create a drug to fight breast cancer. It is your straightforward Lifetime movie that is a little too by the numbers, but it tells a compelling story about this doctor and many families and women dealing with cancer. Runs two hours. Plays again tomorrow and Monday nights. I’ve been watching this as I put this post together and it’s a two-star movie about a four-star accomplishment that has a huge cast of recognizable faces.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has re college football action followed by Saturday Night College Football with Missouri (11) at Texas (1).
  • CBS has college football with Mississippi at Alabama (2).
  • ESPN has three college football games with LSU (13) at South Carolina capping off the day.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games with Virginia Tech (17) at Boston College capping off the day.
  • FOX Sports regional networks have college football games.
  • TBS has Game 6 of the MLB ALCS.
  • Versus has college football action with Nebraska at Iowa State early and later Oregon State at Washington.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Transitions,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Hosted by Josh Brolin with musical guest Adele.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Bitches Brew,” replays. Runs 65 minutes.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. The guest is Rex Lee (Entourage).

TV Marathons

History has five episodes of Band of Brothers.
TNT has all three Final Destination movies.
truTV has five episodes of The Investigators.
USA has eight episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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