News & Notes
In sports news, NFL Network begins their Thursday night football broadcasts tonight.
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.
Smallville (The CW): New. Lois and Clark end up in the Phantom Zone after Clark opens a package containing the crystal found in the Artic by Tess. They find Kara there and Zod’s wife ends up taking over Lois’ body.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The residents are all competing to get a solo surgery. Derek goes to Bailey for advice about Cristina seemingly interfering in his relationship with Meredith. This will be Brooke Smith’s last episode. She plays Dr. Erica Hahn. Her character has been written out of the show. Runs 61 minutes.
Life on Mars (ABC): New. Racial tensions explode when a black girl is murdered brutally. Sam has to deal with the overt prejudice of the times. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. A big item on Earl’s list moves to the top when a mystery guy moves in next door to Joy. Runs 30 minutes.
The Office (NBC): New. Dwight and Jim can’t believe what they find in the annual customer survey report. Andy and Angela finally pick a spot for the wedding. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz ends up on a plane in a seat next to Oprah Winfrey and asks her for some advice. Runs 29 minutes.
Eleventh Hour (CBS): New. A virus affecting a construction site in Pittsburgh and Jacob is called in to investigate. Rachel ends up contracting the virus and he must figure out how to save her. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton makes the perfect spinach salad. Plays again later.
Food Detectives (Food Network): Repeat. Food myths are investigated including “Swallowing Gum.” Plays again later.
American Chopper (TLC): Repeat. The guys are building the “McCuff Bike.” Plays again later.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. The gang tries to convince the Historical Society that the bar is a landmark. Plays again later. Runs 31 minutes and plays again later.
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Grissom once again goes to Lady Heather, played by Melinda Clarke (The O.C.), when the cased involves her specialty. Runs 61 minutes.
- Supernatural (The CW): New. The boys head to a town where there is a wishing well that actually seems to be working, but causing some serious problems when every wish is being granted.
- ESPN has college football action with Maryland at Virginia Tech.
- NFL Network has the Denver Broncos at the Cleveland Browns.
- TNT has a NBA doubleheader with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Orlando Magic followed by the Houston Rockets at the Portland Trail Blazers.
- Mad Men (USA): Repeat. The second season finale episode, “Meditations on an Emergency,” replays.
- The Starter Wife (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Das Booty Call,” replays.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Special Unit 2 early.