Tonight on the Tube: Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds & Damages

by Jason the TVaholic on January 14, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Damages Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, FOX has the premiere of the Wednesday edition of American Idol.

Over on cable, Spike has a UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Penn special.

DirectTV has the third season finale of Friday Night Lights. The third season begins playing on NBC this Friday night.

Prime Picks

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): New. Christine recognizes the father of one of Ritchie’s classmates as someone who tormented her in junior high.
Gary Unmarried (CBS): New. Gary’s daughter has a hot teacher, so he asks one of the other less attractive teachers out to prove to his daughter that all guys aren’t shallow.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The team is looking for a young woman who has been abducted from her affluent neighborhood.

CSI: NY (CBS): New. A shopper ends up dead during a bridezilla battle over a wedding dress at a store and the team investigates.

Solid Selections

Lost (ABC): Repeats. Get ready for next week’s fifth season premiere by watching the three-part season four finale, “There’s No Place Like Home.”

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton deals with the Daily Grind and thinks Oh My, Meat Pie. Both play again later.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Chocolate Bread Pudding” battle and then in a “Pie” battle replay. Both play again later.

Damages (FX): New. Patty believes there is much more to Daniel Purcell’s case than just a murder. Ellen is helping the FBI as they go after Tom to get to Patty. Runs 63 minutes. Plays twice and again later. This episode is as good as the premiere last week, as the season really gets off to a great start.

Other Options

  • American Idol (FOX): New. See more from the audition round. Runs two hours.
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): Repeats. Six episodes replay. Four before the two episodes of Meet the Browns and two more after.
  • Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (TBS): New. Dependents, divas and family are met. Two new episode play.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball with Duke at Georgia Tech followed by NBA action with the Los Angeles Lakers at the San Antonio Spurs.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action with Syracuse at Georgetown followed by Baylor at Texas A&M.

TV Marathons

A&E has 12 hours of CSI: Miami episodes.
Bravo has five episodes of Project Runway followed by six episodes of Top Chef.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Roseanne early.
Sci Fi has 15 episodes of Tales From the Darkside early.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs.

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