Tonight on the Tube: House, Fringe, The Mentalist, Dirty Jobs & Eli Stone

News & Notes

Get House Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the eighth season premiere of According to Jim and MyNetworkTV has the 2008 World Music Awards.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the first season finale of Living With the Wolfman, BBC America has a Top Gear special and the second season finale of Gavin & Stacy, Biography has the series premiere of Shatner’s Raw Nerve, Discovery Channel has a Sci-Trek: New York Earthquake special, MTV has the first season finale of Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, and Oxygen has the third season premiere of The Bad Girls Club.

In late night, A&E has the first season finale of The Rookies, MTV has the Paris Hilton’s My New BFF reunion special, and WE has a Cosmetic Surgery From Hell speical.

Prime Pick

House (FOX): New. A well-known fitness trainer falls ill while filming an infomercial. Thirteen is starting Foreman’s drug trial. Runs 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Patrick thinks that a National Guard member may be responsible for the murders of three veterans, so he goes undercover to find out.

Eli Stone (ABC): New. Eli is having visions of Nate’s 12th birthday from the perspective of his father. Taylor is trying to figure out how to tell Matt she’s pregnant. Keith is dealing with the news about Patti’s daughter he got in the last episode.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. The team is investigating the death of a petty officer that may have been leading a secret and dangerous life.

Fringe (FOX): New. Olivia and the team are investigating a string of bank robberies after finding one of the perpetrators stuck in the wall to the vault. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 60 minutes.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. The team tries to figure out if a doctor who disappeared from a hospital has had her past come back to haunt her.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. First Alton tries to get something “Cobbled Together” and then deals with the “Puddin’ Head Blues.” Both play again later.

Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike tries moving a cactus and working on a maggot farm. Last week’s episode, “Vellum Maker,” replays right before. Both play again later.

The Office (TBS): Repeats. Michael tries to help Dwight in “Dwight’s Speech” and then it’s “Take Your Daughter to Work Day.”

Other Options

  • Big Break X (Golf Channel): New. Three teams remain and are fighting for a spot in the final. Plays again later.
  • Privileged (The CW): Repeat. The episode that played last night, “All About Love, Actually,” replays in its regular timeslot.
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime): New. Jay and Rita each enjoy some free time with out the other one knowing. Hallie and Kip try being vegetarians.
  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (ABC): Repeat. The classic cartoon with a mailman telling all about Christmas and Santa Claus.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball action with Ohio State at Miami followed by Duke at Purdue.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with Clemson at Illinois followed by Virginia at Minnesota.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • Frank TV (TBS): New. It’s “The Frank Robbers.” Plays again later.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s first season finale episode, “The Revelator,” replays. Runs 90 minutes.

TV Marathons

Bravo has nine episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Oxygen has 24 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The Sentinel early.
Spike has 11 hours of CSI: NY episodes.

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