Tonight on the Tube: Winter X Games, Crusoe & Lost

by Jason the TVaholic on January 24, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has the first season finale of Game Show in My Head and NBC has the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Over on cable, CMT has the third season premiere of Gone Country, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Prayers for Bobby, and TLC has the Miss America 2009 competition followed by a Making Over America With Trinny & Susannah.

Prime Picks

Lost (ABC): Repeat. The “Destiny Calls” clip show from Wednesday replays.

Lost (ABC): Repeats. The two hour season five premiere, “Because You Left; The Lie,” replays, where Jack and Ben are trying to get the Oceanic 6 to return to the island and we find out what happened to the survivors left on the island. If you missed it on Wednesday, you should definitely watch. If you saw it already, it’s worth a second look.

Solid Selections

Crusoe (NBC): New. Crusoe saves someone in a small boat and it turns out to be Mr. Blackthorn, who Friday doesn’t trust. Next week is the finale.

CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. In “Admissions” from season four, the team is hunting for the Taxi Cab Killer, while also investigating the mysterious death of a guidance counselor.

48 Mystery (CBS): New. A murdered actress leads to Hollywood style justice.

Cable Choices

Big Game Bash (Food Network): New. Food Network stars gather to give you their favorite recipes for the big game. Plays again later.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff and the gang build a cake for last year’s Super Bowl. Plays again later.

The Beast (A&E): Repeat. Thursday night’s episode, “Two Choices,” replays. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Winter X Games 13 coverage.
  • CBS has a college basketball action with Memphis at Tennessee.
  • ESPN has four college basketball games with Maryland at Duke, Kansas at Iowa State, Wisconsin at Illinois, and then Connecticut at Notre Dame followed by Winter X Games 13 coverage.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action all day followed by tennis action with Round of 16 coverage of the Australian Open.
  • Golf Channel has Round 4 action of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
  • NBA TV has the Orlando Magic at the Miami Heat.
  • NBC has U.S. Figure Skating Championships coverage during the day and in primetime.
  • Speed has NASCAR racing action with the Toyota All-Star Showdown.
  • Versus has college basketball action with Utah at UNLV early and later the Honda/NHL All-Star Superskills Competition.

Late Night

  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Thursday night’s winter premiere episode, “Do No Harm,” replays. Also replays this morning.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Repeat episodes will follow the expanded editions of Talkshow With Spike Feresten for the next few weeks.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. John Malkovich hosted with musical guest T.I.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Trace Adkins are his guest on this hour long edition.

TV Marathons

AMC has Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, and Rocky V.
BET has 10 episodes of Baldwin Hills.
Bravo has nine episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County tonight.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of MythBusters tonight.
TLC has seven episodes of What Not to Wear.
truTV has six episodes of Dominick Dunne: Power, Privilege & Justice.

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