Tonight on the Tube: House, Fringe, Eli Stone, The Mentalist & Privileged

by Jason the TVaholic on October 21, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get House Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has a Dancing With the Stars recap special.

Over on cable, A&E has the series premiere of The Rookies, Animal Planet has the series premiere of Living With the Wolfman, Oxygen has the fourth season finale of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, and Spike has a two-hour Scream 2008 awards special.

In late night, SOAPnet has the second season finale of General Hospital: Night Shift and TBS has the season premiere of Frank TV.

Listen to episode five, “Why Aren’t You Watching?,” of the TV times Three podcast, where we talked about the shows that you should be watching, but don’t seem to be according to the ratings.

Prime Pick

House (FOX): New. House takes the case of Thirteen’s date when she falls ill after a night of partying. Foreman gets in Thirteen’s face about her destructive lifestyle.

Fringe (FOX): New. A woman is running around Massachusetts killing everyone she comes in contact with and may be carrying a rare disease that is the cause.

Eli Stone (FOX): New. Katie Holmes guest stars as a lawyer that is lead to Eli and Eli is surprised to find out that she is real and not just in his visions.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. Gibbs may have to go head-to-head with an old friend while investigating the death of a marine. How great was it meeting Gibbs’ father on last week’s episode?

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A wealthy investment banker is found dead in his safe room and the investigation turns up that he may have been leading a dual life and stealing from his clients.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A secret service agent’s son goes missing and the team searches for him.

Cable Choices

Lincoln Heights (ABC Family): New. A man that ordered a hit on Eddie’s mothers is about to be released and he tries to stop it. Plays again later.

Greek (ABC Family): New. Rusty finds out something about Dale’s friend. Ashleigh is trying to navigate her way between Casey and Frannie. Plays again late night tomorrow.

The Shield (FX): New. A priest is protecting drug dealers and Dutch and Billings are close to getting cop killers. Runs 65 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Big Break X (Golf Channel): New. Five teams are fighting to keep from getting eliminated. Plays again later.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike cuts concrete and then something else when working with sheep. Plays again later.
  • Privileged (The CW): New. Megan thinks Laurel should use the girls in her latest ad campaign. Megan finds that Jacob still has feelings for his ex. Charlie pulls back from Megan.
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime): New. Rita is less than truthful after missing her daughter’s karate moment because she was playing with the band.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has college football action with Ohio at Temple.
  • Versus has NHL hockey action.

Late Night

  • Crusoe (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s series premiere episode, “Rum and Gunpowder,” replays. Runs two hours.
  • Frank TV (TBS): Season Premiere. Frank and a couple of new impressionist are back. I’ve seen this episode and the impressions are good, but I thought is should have been funnier.
  • Raising the Bar (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Out on the Roof,” replays.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Old Bones,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Date My Ex: Jo & Slade.
CMT has six episodes of Nanny 911
Oxygen has seven episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern tonight.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 daedroug October 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm

just was listening to your last podcast with the two girls and thought i’d suggest the idea for the topic of what cancelled shows you’d like to see come back.

2 Jason the TVaholic October 24, 2008 at 5:37 am

daedroug, Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve added it to the list of topics for us to choose from going forward.

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