Tonight on the Tube: World Series, College Football & Saturday Night Live

by Jason the TVaholic on October 25, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has the first season finale of America’s Toughest Jobs.

Over on cable, Hallmark has the TV movie premiere of Generation Gap, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Sex & Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal, and WE has the first season finale of The Locator.

The network printable schedule has been updated to reflect NBC’s moving Life to Wednesdays and Lipstick Jungle to Fridays. If you are reading this via email or RSS, check the bottom of this post for the link to the latest download.

Prime Pick

MLB World Series (FOX): Game 3. The series heads to Philadelphia tied one game a piece.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. One of Gibbs’ ex-wives turns out to be a witness in the case of a dead Marine captain, in “Ex-File” from last season.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. Michael and Dwight head up to New York to surprise Ryan, in “Night Out” from last season.
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (NBC): Repeat. The first of these specials replays.

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (NBC): Repeat. The second of these specials replays.
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (NBC): Repeat. The third of these specials replays.

Cable Choice

Paula’s Party (Food Network): New. Paula has a few guests in her studio for a Halloween party. Plays again later.

Primeval (BBC America): New. The team must try to hide a mammoth while they try to figure out how to send it back to the past. There might be a traitor in their midst. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both episodes play again later.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. Two Halloween obsessed neighbors switch places. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Sex & Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal (Lifetime): Premiere. What happens when you take a group of good actors and put them in a poorly put together Lifetime movie of the week, you get a badly acted film. I’ve been watching this as I put this post together and all I can say is that it is an option, but not a very good one. It stars Matthew Modine (Weeds), Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock) and is based on the true story of the death of Ted Binion, the wealthy casino owner and the trial of his lover and her boyfriend for murder. Runs two hours. Plays again Sunday and Monday.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has regional college football action followed by Saturday Night College Football with Penn State (3) at Ohio State (9).
  • CBS has college football with Georgia (7) at LSU (13).
  • ESPN has two college football games with horse racing between them.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games with Notre Dame at Washington capping off the day.
  • FOX has Game 3 of the MLB World Series.
  • FOX Sports regional networks have college football games.
  • Versus has doubleheader college football action.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “All in the Family,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Hosted by Jon Hamm with musical guest Coldplay.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Parracide,” replays. Runs 63 minutes.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. The guest was Kevin Farley (An American Carol).

TV Marathons

Travel Channel has seven episodes of Food Paradise.
truTV has six hours of Haunting Evidence episodes.
USA has seven episodes of House.

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