Tonight on the Tube: Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Brothers & Sisters, The Unit & Entourage

News & Notes

Find Dexter Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, Comedy Central has a two-hour Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs special and Discovery Channel has the second season premiere of Storm Chasers.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. The Simpsons are invited to a big party at a nice hotel after Lenny wins the lottery. Bart finds that a rich family has a son that looks just like him and they decide to switch places.
King of the Hill (FOX): New. The neighborhood protests when someone wants to build a “McMansion.”

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Bree’s cookbook starts to do really well and the rest of the ladies on Wisteria Lane must deal with feeling a bit envious. Mike wants to be more of a presence in his son’s life. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Nora decides it’s time to get rid of a lot of William’s stuff and make a clean start. Robert is looking for a new communications director to replace Kitty. Holly is still looking for William’s son.

Solid Selections

Valentine (The CW): New. A guy running a struggling movie theater has a movie star crash into him.

Cold Case (CBS): New. The death of a roller skater in 1978 is reopened when new direction comes into the squad.

The Unit (CBS): New. Bob is taken hostage while posing as a chemist that knows how to smuggle cocaine as paint. Mack is posing as a fighter to get inside an illegal betting ring.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Bridges are built out of breakfast cereals by top pastry chefs and the winner gets $10,000. Plays again later.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Miguel’s brother is still searching for his brother’s killer and Miguel wants to tell him what has happened, so Dexter has to show him that he shouldn’t be told. Plays again later.

Mad Men (AMC): New. Don is meeting with an old friend. Joan’s boyfriend is brought to the office. Pete is having some personal problems. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. It’s “All in the Family.” Plays again later.
  • Californication (Showtime): New. Hank and Karen throw a dinner party that spins out of control. Plays twice.
  • Chef Jeff Project (Food Network): New. The students are “Under Pressure,” as they are given assignments at Depot, an upscale restaurant. Plays again later.
  • Easy Money (The CW): New. Morgan confronts his mother about his upbringing. The new rivals in the loan business come to collect from Mike.
  • Entourage (HBO): New. Vince is doing a photo shoot while Ari is at a funeral trying to get him a role.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Cat Cora takes on Oprah’s personal chef and former judge on the show, Art Smith. Plays again later.
  • Skins (BBC America): New. Sketch is in love with Maxxie. Last week’s episode, “Maxxie and Tony,” replays right before and both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: TUMS Quikpak 500.
  • CBS has NFL action.
  • FOX has NFL action.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with my Seattle Seahawks at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • TBS has Game 7 of the MLB ALCS.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. Episode six, “Crazy Handful of Nothin,” replays.
  • The Cleaner (A&E): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s season finale episode, “Lie With Me,” replays. The previous four episode replay earlier in the day.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Bitches Brew,” replays.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Old Bones,” replays.
  • The Starter Wife (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “The Remains of the Snow Day,” replays.
  • The two-hour premiere and this episode also replay earlier in the day.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of CSI: Miami tonight.
ABC Family has three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.
Discovery Channel has 10 episodes of Dirty Jobs.
History has five episodes of Band of Brothers.
Spike has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
TLC has six episodes of The New Detectives.
Travel Channel has 10 episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
VH1 has eight episodes of Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy.

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  • Adam L Oct 20, 2008, 11:51 am

    I watched a good chunk of that BoB marathon. I actually was disappointed when they didn’t run all the episodes. It definitely brought me back a bit because that was definitely one of the best HBO series of all time.

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