Tonight on the Tube: NCIS, Mentalist, Privileged & Leverage

by Jason the TVaholic on February 10, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Privileged Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has a new episode of True Beauty that was preempted last night, NBC has the 100th episode of The Biggest Loser and a Dateline NBC not on its regular night.

Over on cable, History has the series premiere of How the Earth Was Made, MTV has the series premiere of T.I.’s Road to Redemption and the second season premiere of From G’s to Gents, Spike has the second season premiere of DEA, and USA has the closing night of The 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Prime Pick

NCIS (CBS): New. Gibbs finds a cryptic message waiting for him at a crime scene.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane is helping Cho with an undercover assignment. He has to be a total ladies man, as they attempt to catch a killer that has some pseudo-mentalist techniques of his own. Runs 61 minutes.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A man that has been faking his identity for years has been abducted. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. The gang participates in St. Valentine’s Day festivities. A Charlie Brown Valentine also plays.

Privileged (The CW): New. Megan finds out that Will’s father is going to start the magazine based on her and Will’s ideas. Sage tells Rose something that may change their relationship forever. No new episode next week and then the season finale plays on Tuesday, February 24th. I was on a conference call with Ashley Newbrough last week, but haven’t transcribed the call as of yet, but you can read about the interview over at BuzzSugar and see what Ashley had to say.

Dateline NBC (NBC): New. The octuplets mom is interviewed.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton uses chocolate and then fudge. Both episodes play again later.

Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike tries to get spider venom. Last week’s episode, “Diaper Cleaner,” replays right before. Both play again later.

Leverage (TNT): New. An alias that Parker uses gets selected for jury duty and it seems that someone is trying to buy the verdict they want, so the team tries to figure out who and put a stop to it. It plays again later and again on Saturday afternoon.

Other Options

  • 90210 (The CW): New. Silver put together a Valentine’s Day surprise for Dixon, but things don’t go as planned. Annie is starting not to like how much time Ethan is spending with Rhonda.
  • American Idol (FOX): New. The Hollywood Rounds continue. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Chopped (Food Network): New. Four contestants compete by cooking up something tasty from a basket full of surprise ingredients. This episode includes working with yucca, watermelon and tortillas. Plays again later.
  • Fringe (FOX): New. German agents are questioning Olivia. Meanwhile, the team is investigating the case of people who die after their offices have been closed. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Nip/Tuck (FX): New. Sean new hire leads to problems. Kimber is trying to do whatever to help Jenna. Runs 62 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Scrubs (ABC): New. Two new episodes play tonight. In the first, J.D. takes some time off from the hospital. In the second, the new interns are supposed to be in the annual sketch show put on by Turk and J.D.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Michigan State at Michigan followed by Florida at Kentucky.
  • ESPN2 has a college game.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • 10 Items or Less (TBS): New. It’s the stores 150th birthday celebration. Plays again later.
  • The Beast (A&E): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Infected,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Bones (TNT): Repeat. The “Fire in the Ice” episode from earlier this season on FOX replays, where Booth is suspect after a fellow hockey player is found in a frozen lake.
  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “I Agree, It Wasn’t Funny,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Truer Lies,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 10 episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Oxygen has 15 hours of The Bad Girls Club episodes all day.
Sci Fi has 16 episodes of Tales From the Darkside.

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