Tonight on the Tube: Chuck, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Terminator & Prison Break

by Jason the TVaholic on December 15, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Chuck Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has a 20/20: Drama High: The Making of a High School Musical special, CBS has the fall finales of everything, FOX has the fall finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and NBC has the fall finales of Chuck and Heroes and what will be the series finale of My Own Worst Enemy.

Over on cable, A&E had the sixth season premiere of Intervention, HBO has a Cat Dancers special, TLC has a Wallenda Family special, and VH1 has the first season finale of Real Chance of Love.

Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): New. An amateur criminal trying to get away from the police ends up holding the Buy More staff along with Awesome and Ellie hostage. I heard from a few fellow TV bloggers that this is a really good episode. New episodes return February 2nd.

Prison Break (FOX): New. The Company is treating Michael, while Lincoln and Sucre try to stop Gretchen and get Scylla back. Next week is the fall finale.

My Own Worst Enemy (NBC): Series Finale. Edward thinks he may have found a way to get the switch between him and Henry working again. Tom runs into someone that knows him as Raymond. I thought this show was pretty good, but am not overly disappointed in its demise.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Penny starts going out with a handsome colleague of Leonard. The whole gang has to deal with Sheldon’s gift giving etiquette obsession. At present, it looks like new episodes may return on January 12th.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Ted is trying to keep his visiting sister out of trouble. Meanwhile, Marshall shows Robin a Minnesota themed bar. At present, it looks like new episodes may return on January 12th.

Heroes (NBC): New. Nathan does something that could have far reaching repercussions. Sylar is holding Claire and other hostage at Primatech. Parkman, Daphne and Ando try to figure out how to save Hiro. New episodes return February 2nd.

CSI: Miami (CBS): New. The team is trying to stop a gang from taking over a neighborhood with the help of some of the locals. At present, it looks like new episodes may return on January 12th.

Cable Choices

Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade Holiday (Food Network): Repeat. Get some tips on recipes and decorating for the holidays. Plays again later.

Wintertime Treats Unwrapped (Food Network): Repeat. See how some of your favorite holiday treats are made, like candy canes, fruitcake, popcorn pails and more. Plays again later.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. Guy is searching for “A World of Flavors” and then seeks out some “Traditional Dishes.” Both play again later.

Other Options

  • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! (ABC): Repeat. ReRun goes to Snoopy and Spike for some holiday cheer.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX): New. Sarah finds a blogger that may know what the three dots are and Cameron and Riley go at. New episodes return on Friday, February 13th.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Charlie once again re-evaluates his lifestyle after a friend with a similar lifestyle dies. At present, it looks like new episodes may return on January 12th.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Cleveland Browns a the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • NBA TV has the New York Knicks at the Phoenix Suns.
  • Versus has NHL hockey action.

Late Night

  • Leverage (TBS): Repeat. The series premiere episode, “The Nigerian Job,” replays on TNT’s comedy counterpart TBS.

TV Marathons

MTV has nine episodes of True Life.
MTV has nine episodes of Bam’s Unholy Union tonight.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Tori & Dean: Inn Love.
Sci Fi has six episodes of Haunted early.
Spike has 12 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.

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