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

by Jason the TVaholic on November 11, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Privileged Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, MyNetworkTV has a two-hour Heroes at Home special.

Over on cable, ABC Family has the third season finale of Lincoln Heights, BET has the third season premiere of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, Discovery Channel has the series premiere of Extreme Loggers, History has the third season premiere of The Universe and series premiere of Extreme Trains, Lifetime has the series premiere of Blush: The Search for the Next Great Make-Up Artist, and Sci Fi has the series premiere of Cha$e.

In late night, Spike has the second season finale of Manswers.

Enter our Smallville S.7 Companion and Stargate Atlantis S.4 Companion giveaways.

Prime Pick

House (FOX): New. House takes on the case of a sick man that won’t leave his home. Cameron and Chase are trying to figure out their relationship. House deals with having of kissed Cuddy. Runs 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A casino owner has been killed and Jane uses his skills to put together a trap for the murderer.

Eli Stone (ABC): New. The law firm has been split and Eli and Jordan are trying their best to keep some associates working for them. Eli has a vision about Maggie’s fiancé.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. Vance assigns a rookie to work with the team and Gibbs begins second-guessing himself.

Privileged (The CW): New. Megan’s college friend Caryn, played by Sarah Drew (Everwood), comes for a visit. Rose and Sage’s publicist learns that they can sing and books them a gig. My love for this show has grown, while Fringe has stagnated for me. So, Privileged gets bumped up the recommendation ladder this week. Read an interview with executive producer Rina Mimoun about the show. I was part of an interview with JoAnna Garcia and Brian Hallisay last Friday, but don’t have the transcript ready for posting. Look for it later to day or possibly tomorrow, depending on how things go.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A bank manager has gone missing after having a confrontation with a mysterious man and the team investigates.

Cable Choices

Lincoln Heights (ABC Family): New. It’s prom night and Eddie and Jenn are chaperoning the dance. Charles and Sage go prom together. Plays again later. All ten episodes of this season play today.

Lincoln Heights (ABC Family): Season Finale. An earthquake strikes Lincoln Heights. Plays again late night tomorrow. All ten episodes of this season play today.

The Shield (FX): New. The Strike Team needs to come us with some quick cash. Runs 63 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • 90210 (The CW): New. Annie’s 16th birthday party gets an unexpected guest. Kelly is back from her trip. Adrianna learns that Navid is the Donna of this group.
  • Big Break X (Golf Channel): New. One team has a complete meltdown. Plays again later.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike works at a “Mannequin Factory.” Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.
  • Fringe (FOX): New. A deadly parasite is killing an FBI agent and Olivia thinks it may have something to do with the Pattern. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime): New. Rita and Jay devise a plan to teach Hallie the value of money, but it backfires. Lifetime has picked the show up for a full season.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has college football action with Ball State at Miami (OH).
  • Versus has NHL action.
  • NBA TV has the Los Angeles Lakers at the Dallas Mavericks.

Late Night

  • Frank TV (TBS): New. It’s “Frank of America.” Plays again later.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Better Half,” replays.

TV Marathons

ABC Family has all 10 episodes of this season of Lincoln Heights.
Bravo has seven episodes of The West Wing early and tonight has six episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of John Doe.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.
Travel Channel has 11 episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
USA has 14 hours of NCIS episodes.

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