Tonight on the Tube: Flashpoint, Stargate Atlantis, Monk, Numb3rs & Psych

by Jason the TVaholic on January 9, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Psych Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has new episodes returning of Wife Swap, Supernanny and 20/2-, CBS has a new episode of Ghost Whisperer,, the second season premiere of Flashpoint and a new episode of Numb3rs, The CW has new episodes returning of Everybody Hates Chris and The Game, and NBC has the series premiere of Howie Do It and the series finale of Lipstick Jungle.

Over on cable, Sci Fi has the series finale of Stargate Atlantis and the first season finale of Sanctuary, Starz has the first season finale of Crash, and USA has the seventh season winter premiere of Monk and the third season winter premiere of Psych.

Prime Picks

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): New. Chris’ mom finds out that she is actually a year younger than she had always thought. Runs 30 minutes.

Flashpoint (CBS): Season Premiere. The team is guarding a man and during an explosion at the hotel his wife is taken. Glad to see this show back for another season.

Numb3rs (CBS): New. Don tries to rely on his newfound religious beliefs while searching for an escaped criminal bent on revenge.

Solid Selections

Howie Do It (NBC): Series Premiere. Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal) does a hidden camera show with a singing telegram at a funeral, a bad waiter, and dating show problems.

Lipstick Jungle (NBC): Series Finale. I haven’t personally read that this has been officially canceled and NBC wasn’t advertising it as a series ender last week, but don’t think it is going to be back after tonight’s episode. Nico gets an appearance on the “Today Show” and Victory is trying to get her parents and Joe to like each other, while Wendy is bold at work, but struggling at home being the only parent around.

20/20 (ABC): New. ABC investigates and reports.

Cable Choices

Unwrapped (Food Network): Repeats. First up is “Hamburgers” and then things that are “In the Bun.” Both play again later.

Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi): Series Finale. The team is trying to destroy an advanced Wraith hive ship before it can reach Earth. Plays again later. The previous 13 episodes from this season replay leading up to tonight’s series finale episode.

Psych (USA): Winter Season Premiere. Shawn is investigating why the Shabby the Sea Lion died and comes across a conspiracy while doing so. Plays again later. It will be good to have Shawn and Gus back on our TVs for a few weeks. The previous nine episodes of the season replay early today.

Other Options

  • Monk (USA): Winter Season Premiere. Monk’s half-brother tries to get Monk to find the person he says framed him for murder. Plays again later.
  • Sanctuary (Sci Fi): Season Finale. Four of the five continue on their journey to find the Source blood hidden in India. Plays again later.
  • What Not to Wear (TLC): New. Clinton and Stacy try to help a 24 year old from Philadelphia update her look. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Phoenix Suns.

Late Night

  • 10 Items or Less (TBS): Repeat. The third season premiere episode, “Turkey Bowling,” replays with new cast member Kim Coles (Living Single, In Living Color). Listen to my interview with star John Lehr who plays Leslie Pool on the show.
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Tuesday’s episode, “Ronnie Chase,” replays Runs 63 minutes.

TV Marathon

MTV has six episodes of Made.
Nickelodeon has 16 episodes of George Lopez late.
Sci Fi has 14 episodes of Stargate Atlantis season five including tonight’s series finale.
Spike has nine episodes of Unsolved Mysteries.
USA has nine episodes of Psych season three early.

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