Tonight on the Tube: Smallville, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, 30 Rock & Life on Mars

by Jason the TVaholic on October 30, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Watch The Office Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has the third season premiere of 30 Rock.

Over on cable, A&E has the first season finale of Jacked and Showtime has the first season finale of Comics Without Borders.

Will be on TV Talk with Shaun OMac later today. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. PT and I, along with Amrie from Seat42f, among other places, will be on at 3:20 p.m. PT, so why not drop on in and listen live.

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): New. Jimmy takes a photo and catches a red and blue blur that looks to have saved Lois. Tess is going to run it on the front page of the paper and Clark thinks it could lead to his identity being found out.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The surgeons attempt to remove an inoperable tumor from a young girl. Kevin McKidd (Journeyman) who appeared in the season premiere is back to rile things up at Seattle Grace. Runs 61 minutes.

Life on Mars (ABC): New. Sam comes across his mother while investigating a case.

Solid Selections

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Earl is trying to put together a Halloween party for his former kids. Runs 30 minutes.

The Office (NBC): New. Pam wears a costume to her job at corporate only to find out that nobody else is. Holly and Michael get some bad news from corporate. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): Season Premiere. Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) guest stars as an adoption agent that visits the set to see Liz, who wants to adopt a baby.

Eleventh Hour (CBS): New. Autistic teens are going missing and then showing back up a month later and begin showing signs of savant syndrome.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Mmmm! Donuts. Plays again later.
Food Detectives (Food Network): Repeat. Food myths are investigated including “Brain Freeze.” Plays again later.

American Chopper (TLC): New. The guys are building a “Schussler Bike.” Plays again later.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. Dee and Denis start trying to live healthier after Dee has a heart attack. Plays again later. Runs 32 minutes and plays again later.

Other Options

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. The daughter of a wanted criminal is murdered and the team investigates.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode with Iron Chef Michael Symon taking on chef Chris Cosentino replays. Plays again later.
  • Supernatural (The CW): New. A witch is sacrificing people to summon a dangerous demon and Sam and Dean are investigating the deaths.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football action with South Florida at Cincinnati.
  • TNT has a NBA doubleheader with the Houston Rockets at the Dallas Mavericks followed by the New Orleans Hornets at the Phoenix Suns.

Late Night

  • The Starter Wife (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Mollywood,” replays.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 32 episodes of Snapped.
MTV has eight episodes of America’s Next Top Model

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