Tonight on the Tube: Smallville, The Office, 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy & Life on Mars

by Jason the TVaholic on November 20, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Watch The Office Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, Bravo has the second season finale of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, FX has the fourth season finale of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sundance has the fourth season finale of Iconoclasts, and truTV has the first season finale of Speeders Fight Back.

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. Also, you can call in or join the chat room.

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): New. It’s Chloe and Jimmy’s wedding and there are some unexpected guests. Oliver thinks that he may know where Lex is and sets out to confront him.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Meredith, Bailey and Cristina step in to help Lexie when a surgery goes bad. Derek and Owen are on the case of a man that got injured while sleepwalking. Runs 61 minutes. Read an interview with Kevin McKidd over at My Take on TV.

Life on Mars (ABC): New. The baby of a prominent family has been kidnapped and Sam learns that his father may be involved in it somehow. While investigating Sam learns a few things about his childhood. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Tornados are touching down all over Camden. Earl loses his list and Randy starts to think he is invincible. Runs 30 minutes.

The Office (NBC): New. Someone has mucked up the microwave and Michael is dealing with a new/old HR person. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Jack and Liz get invited to a dinner party held by an eccentric businessman and Tracy thinks he may have a problem when his kids start treating him too nice. Runs 30 minutes.

Eleventh Hour (CBS): New. An experiment trying to increase the abilities of soldiers has gone badly and Jacob is called in to investigate what went wrong. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Cable Choices

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. Bobby competes in a “Turkey and Dressing” battle. Plays again later.
Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Brown Bag Apple Pie” battle. Plays again later.

Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Leftovers (Food Network): New. Get some ideas of what to do with the holiday leftovers from some of the stars of the network. Plays again later.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): Season Finale. Charlie stages a rock opera with the help of the gang. Plays again later. Runs 31 minutes and plays again later.

Other Options

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. The team is investigating the murder of a mother and daughter that may be related to a 12 year old case. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Supernatural (The CW): New. Dean and Sam start to understand why Castiel and Uriel want Anna dead after she remembers her past.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football action with Miami at Georgia Tech.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action.
  • NFL Network has the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • TNT has an NBA doubleheader with the Detroit Pistons at the Boston Celtics followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Phoenix Suns.

Late Night

  • The Starter Wife (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “The French Disconnection,” replays.

TV Marathon

Bravo has six episodes of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Captured followed by 22 episodes of Snapped.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series early.
Spike has 11 hours of CSI: NY episodes.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s.

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