Tonight on the Tube: Bones, Christine, Gary, Life, Minds & Anarchy

by Jason the TVaholic on November 12, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Sons of Anarchy Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has The 42 Annual CMA Awards.

Over on cable, Bravo has the fifth season premiere of Top Chef, G4 has the series premiere of Human Wrecking Balls, History has the second season finale of Monsterquest, Sci Fi has the series premiere of Estate of Panic.

NBC announced this week that they are “rebooting” Knight Rider by getting rid of some cast members and trying to take the show back to its roots of a guy and his talking car who helps everyday people. So, I guess that means, if you reboot, a reboot, of a reboot of the original, you end up back where you started or so they hope. But, is that really a good thing, because it seems like it should just be given the boot instead. What do you think? Do you like the show as is? If not, do you think it can be fixed? Or, is a Mustang that can somehow change into any Ford automobile, just a bit too much, no matter who will be on the show or who they will be helping?

Prime Picks

Bones (FOX): New. The team gets mislead by a con man. Booth’s younger brother has a new job at the Pentagon. Brennan goes on a date with Booth’s brother.

Life (NBC): New. Crews and Reese are hunting a killer in a mall during one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

CSI: NY (CBS): New. The team finds that their crime scene is presently on a barge heading up the East River, which makes solving the case a bit difficult.

Solid Selections

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): New. A talent scout sees Ritchie in a school and wants to put him in a commercial, which Richard doesn’t want him to do.
Gary Unmarried (CBS): New. Gary and Vanessa go out on a date, but Gary takes her to a restaurant he and Allison used to go to all the time.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. Dr. Reid wants to investigate an old case that he thinks he has some connection to in Las Vegas.

Law & Order (NBC): New. The brother of a mentally challenged man is killed and so the man is put in the care of the mother that gave him away.

Cable Choices

Romancing the Bird: A Good Eats Thanksgiving (Food Network): Repeat. Alton gives you the details of how to cook a moist and flavorful turkey for the big holiday. I followed the method he lays out and it turned out to be the best turkey I’ve ever had on Thanksgiving. It takes a little work, but is totally worth it. Plays again later.

MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The guys test sayings that are taken for granted. Plays again later.

Sons of Anarchy (FX): New. Jax gets stuck between a friend and the club and must choose. Abel is getting stronger and may be able to go home soon. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): Repeats. Six episodes replay tonight.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Portland Trail Blazers at the Miami Heat followed by the Houston Rockets at the Phoenix Suns.
  • ESPN2 has college football action with Central Michigan at Northern Illinois.

Late Night

  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX): Repeats. Last Thursday’s episode, “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 13 episodes of Top Chef.
E! has the five-part 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments.
Oxygen has 18 episodes of Roseanne.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital early.

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