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

by Jason the TVaholic on November 18, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Privileged Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, MyNetworkTV has the first season finale of Street Patrol.

Over on cable, BET has the series premiere of Brother to Brutha and Bravo has the first season finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Listen to episode eight, “Fall TV Status Report,” of the TV times Three podcast, where we talked about the shows we have stopped watching, the shows we have kept watching and our thoughts on the Fall TV Season so far.

Prime Pick

House (FOX): New. The case of an emancipated minor that was working in a factory when he fell ill is brought into the hospital. Foreman takes on a case that makes him wonder if he will ever be able to function without oversight from House. Runs 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Patrick sets out to prove a psychic that predicted danger for a murder victim is a fake.

Eli Stone (ABC): New. Eli is trying to keep a billionaire philanthropist on as a client. Patti’s daughter gets arrested on a DUI and Keith takes her case. Maggie and Matt are trying to figure out who a mole is in Jordan and Eli’s new firm.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. The team is involved in a war game that turns very real for one of them.

Privileged (The CW): New. Megan and Will go out and the date is really good, but Megan doesn’t like that he is dating a lot of other women. Laurel wants Megan to find out some info on the guy she had the secret affair with. I mentioned an interview with JoAnna Garcia and Brian Hallisay last week, but didn’t get it out last week like I had hoped, but it is almost ready for posting. I just need to gather a few photos to go along with it and will be posting it soon after this post goes up this morning.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A paraplegic goes missing and the team searches for him.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. First Alton makes a lemon meringue pie and then a classic apple pie. Both play again later.

Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Turkey (Food Network): New. Alton Brown, Tyler Florence, and Giada DeLaurentiis answer your questions about cooking turkeys. Plays again later.

The Shield (FX): New. Olivia is helping the Strike Team take down a Mexican drug lord. Claudette is looking into the death of a woman that had ties to the team. Runs 65 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • 90210 (The CW): New. Sean is welcomed by Harry and Debbie, trouble is brewing between Brenda and Kelly, and Naomi begins hanging out with a new group.
  • Big Break X (Golf Channel): New. The remaining teams are competing to make it to the final four. Plays again later.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike works at an “Egg Farm.” Last week’s episode, “Mannequin Factory,” replays right before. Both play again later.
  • Fringe (FOX): New. Walter has to go back to St. Claire’s Hospital to help solve a kidnapping. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime): New. Rita tells Jay’s poker buddies that he cried at the end of a sappy movie.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball action with Kentucky at North Carolina.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with NIT games.
  • Versus has NHL action.
  • NBA TV has the Chicago Bulls at the Los Angeles Lakers.

Late Night

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

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Oxygen has all 14 episodes of Living Single.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Tru Calling.
Spike has all 11 hours of CSI: NY episodes.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.

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