Tonight on the Tube: Bones, Grey’s/Practice Crossover & Burn Notice

by Jason the TVaholic on February 5, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Burn Notice via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the big Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice crossover.

Over on cable, History has the fourth season premiere of Gangland and TLC has the second season premiere of Street Customs and the series premiere of Heli-Loggers.

Will be on TV Talk with Shaun OMac later today. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. PT and I, along with Amrie from Seat42f, among other places, will be on in the second hour at 4:00 p.m. PT, so why not drop on in and listen live. Also, you can call in or join the chat room.

Prime Picks

Bones (FOX): New. The Grave Digger is back and has booth trapped. The team is warned that they only have 24 hours to find him before he runs out of air.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Derek is trying to devise the perfect way to propose to Meredith. Lexie wants to go public about her and Marks relationship. Bailey ponders a new direction for her career. Runs 62 minutes.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Addison’s brother has a severe seizure and she and Naomi try and figure out what is going on. Violet finally tells Pete and Sheldon that she is pregnant. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Solid Selection

Smallville (The CW): New. Oliver ends up injured after an explosion at a LutherCorp kills the entire board.

The Office (NBC): New. Pam accompanies Michael on a trip to the other branches where he will be discussing the success of the Scranton branch. Jim and Dwight are now heading up the party planning committee and forget someone’s birthday. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz wants to meet her handsome new neighbor, played by John Hamm (Mad Men). Some new interns want to go partying with Tracy. Runs 30 minutes, but starts a minute after the half hour and goes a minute past the hour.

ER (NBC): New. William H. Macy returns as Dr. Morgenstern tonight when he finds out that one of his old mentors is in the hospital. Starts one minutes after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton uses “Vinegar” and then tries to enter the “Spice Capades.” Both episodes play again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Chef Michael Laiskonis challenges Iron Chef Mario Batali. Plays again later.

Burn Notice (USA): New. Michael goes undercover as a security specialist to help a wealthy art dealer figure out who a hacker is. Plays again later. The previous two episodes replay earlier in the day.

Other Option

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang make a replica of Boba Fett’s ship. A repeat episode follows. Both episodes play again later.
  • The Beast (A&E): New. Barker and Ellis get involved in a case by an old friend, as a young boy has been given a disease in order to blackmail the mother for the antidote. Plays twice and again later twice.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. In “The Cooper-Nowitzky Theorem” the gang is shocked when a pretty young grad student shows interest in Sheldon.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. In “Ten Sessions” from last season, Ted tries to get his pretty doctor to go out with him.
  • Supernatural (The CW): New. Three men in a small Iowa town have all recently beaten their wives to death. Sam and Dean head there to investigate.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Temple at Xavier followed by Illinois at Wisconsin.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Alabama at Vanderbilt followed by St. John’s at Seton Hall and then Gonzaga at Portland.
  • Golf Channel has Round 1 action from the Buick Invitational.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Boston Celtics followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Utah Jazz.

TV Marathon

A&E has 11 episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has eight episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
History has five episodes of Gangland that plays twice.
Oxygen has episodes of Snapped all day.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Joan of Arcadia.
Spike has 10 hours of CSI: NY episodes.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 daedroug (Day-Drowg) February 5, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Chuck is ending? O.O ::just listened to podcast::

2 Jason the TVaholic February 6, 2009 at 3:39 am

daedroug, This season of Chuck is presently scheduled to end on April 27th. As for this being the final season, it is a possibility. But, I think it will be back, unless the ratings were to totally bottom out or some of NBC’s new offerings this spring were to score ratings-wise. With NBC cutting their total number of programmable hours because of the Jay Leno move, it is even more difficult to figure out what they might do with many of their lower rated shows.

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