Tonight on the Tube: Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Terminator, Prison Break & Raising the Bar

News & Notes

Download How I Met Your Mother Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has the 200th episode of Deal or No Deal and a new Saturday Night Live Presidential 2008 special.

Over on cable, Bravo has the 15th season premiere of Inside the Actors Studio and the series premiere of First Class All the Way, E! has the sixth season premiere of Dr. 90210, and TNT has the first season finale of Raising the Bar.

Listen to episode seven, “I Miss That Show…,” of the TV times Three podcast, where we talked about shows we wished had never been cancelled and ones we would like to see come back.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. A young grad student is attracted to Sheldon, shocking both him and the rest of the guys.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Ted runs into someone from his past, which gets him thinking how he would treat the situation with someone else.

Prison Break (FOX): New. Gretchen gets close with a Company man. Michael’s condition seems to be getting worse.

CSI: Miami (CBS): New. Calleigh and Delko are in danger when a crane crashes into a building where they are investigating.

Solid Selections

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (NBC): New. They get their house robbed and it puts them on high alert. A terminator is terrorizing Ellison.

Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008 (NBC): New Special. Watch sketches, both recent past and from long ago, involving political figures. Runs two hour. The political stuff has pretty much been the only funny stuff this season, so this new compilation episode should be good.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): New. Alton uses the soybean in some dishes. Plays again later.
How’d That Get on My Plate? (Food Network): Repeat. See how “Eggs” are used in are favorite foods. Plays again later.

Raising the Bar (TNT): Repeat. Last week’s episode, “Roman Holiday,” replays. The previous eight episodes replay leading up to this one and the season finale follows.

Raising the Bar (TNT): Season Finale. ??. Plays again later. The previous nine episodes of the season replay leading up to this episode.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy heads out to some places the serve “Traditional Dishes.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Jenny gets talked into a guerilla fashion show. Serena finds that Aaron is keeping something from her.
  • One Tree Hill (The CW): New. Nathan has to deal with a rival from his past. Lucas is heading into uncharted waters with his novel.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC): New. Sam starts up a Real Estate company with her mom and goes a little too far to make the sale. James Tupper (Men in Trees) guest stars.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Judith kicks Herb out. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Marc Summers takes a look at “Oodles of Noodles.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Washington Redskins.
  • Versus has NHL hockey action.

Late Night

  • Bones (TNT): Repeat. “The He in the She” from earlier this season replays, where the team has to reevaluate their findings after finding both the bottom and top half of skeletal remains.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The West Wing early and later five episodes of Top Chef.
E! has six episodes of Dr. 90210.
Oxygen has 18 episodes of Living Single.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Tru Calling early.
TNT has all 10 episodes of this first season of Raising the Bar.

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