Tonight on the Tube: Holiday TV Marathons, Monk & Psych

by Jason the TVaholic on November 28, 2008

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Get Psych Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, USA has holiday episodes of Monk and Psych.

Staying in and not braving the malls today and need something to watch. Then check out the list of holiday TV marathons below. Some of the better options include Beverly Hills, 90210 on SOAPnet, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on Food Network, Mork & Mindy on Sci Fi, and the season so far of The Starter Wife on USA.

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Prime Picks

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): New. Chris gets involved in the “Big Brothers” program.
The Game (The CW): New. Tasha starts to think that her and Rick have no future. Jason tries to improve things with his daughter.

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): Repeat. Chris is looking forward to high school in the season premiere episode, “Everybody Hates Tattaglia,” from this season.
The Game (The CW): Repeat. Melanie lets Derwin know how she feels and he tells her he knocked up another woman in the season premiere episode, “Baby on Board,” from this season.

Numb3rs (CBS): Repeat. The team is looking into the murder of a young girl at the home of an up and coming actor, in “Hollywood Homicide” from last season.

Solid Selections

The Incredibles (NBC): Released 2004. I don’t normally go for animated features, but this one is actually really good. A former superhero is bored and wanting to get back into action. He and his family have to step up and save the world. Runs two and a half hours.

  • The Office (NBC): Repeat. The season premiere episode, “Weight Loss, Part 2,” replays.

    Cable Choices

    Elf (USA): Released 2003. Will Ferrell as a giant elf searching for his real family in New York. Runs two hours and starts an hour before primetime leading up to tonight’s new episode of Monk.

    Monk (USA): New. Three homeless men seek Mr. Monk’s help when their friend is found dead. Natalie convinces him to help them. Plays again later.

    Psych (USA): New. Shawn and Gus help a mall Santa get out of jail, but they figure out that their clients are con men about to pull a big job. Gus’ sister helps with the investigation. Plays again later.

    Other Option

    • Guy’s Family Feast (Food Network): New. Guy Fieri and his family are having a party. Plays again later. Follows a 15 episode Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives marathon.

    Sports Notes

    • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the Phoenix Suns followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers.
    • ESPN2 has college basketball action from the NIT followed by college football action with Fresno State at Boise State and then UCLA at Arizona State, which is then followed by another college basketball game.

    Late Night

    • House (USA): Repeat. “Emancipation” from a couple of weeks ago on FOX replays, where the team is treating a young girl that is a minor who fell ill on the job. Meanwhile, Foreman takes on another case at the same time.

    TV Marathons

    A&E has 15 hours of CSI: Miami episodes.
    Animal Planet has nine episodes of Untamed and Uncut.
    BBC America has nine episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus early.
    BET has 13 episodes of One on One early.
    Biography has 11 episodes of Biography.
    Cartoon Network has 28 episodes of Johnny Test.
    Discovery Channel has 15 episodes of Deadliest Catch.
    Discovery Health has 16 episodes of Trauma: Life in the ER.
    DIY has episodes of Cool Tools all day.
    Food Network has 15 episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.
    FOX Reality has 10 episodes of Hell’s Kitchen.
    FX has 18 episodes of The Bernie Mac Show.
    Green has 24 hours of Emeril Green episodes starting this afternoon.
    GSN has nine episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire early.
    Hallmark Channel has Christmas and holiday themed TV movies all day.
    HGTV has Christmas and holiday themed episodes all day.
    ID has 11 episodes of 48 Hours: Hard Evidence early.
    MTV has nine episodes of True Life.
    MTV2 has 15 episodes of Life of Ryan today and 10 episodes of Run’s House tonight.
    MSNBC has six episodes of Caught on Camera that play three times.
    The N has episodes of Drake & Josh all day until primetime.
    National Geographic has 13 episodes of Dog Whisperer.
    Nickelodeon has 20 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants followed by The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie followed by three more episodes.
    Oxygen has nine episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
    Sci Fi has 44 episodes of Mork & Mindy.
    SOAPnet has 12 episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.
    Spike has 10 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation/CSI: NY episodes.
    Speed has 22 hours of Pinks – All Out episodes.
    TLC has 16 episodes of What Not to Wear.
    Travel Channel has 11 episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
    truTV has 18 episodes of Forensics Files followed by 10 episodes of Speeders.
    TV Land has 10 episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies early.
    TV One has the 10-part The 100 Greatest Black Power Moves early followed by 24 hours of Good Times episodes.
    USA has eight episodes of The Starter Wife early. This is your chance to catch-up with the season so far.
    VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s.
    WE has 5 episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes followed by 5 episodes of My Fair Wedding.

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