Tonight on the Tube: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, 30 Rock & Burn Notice

by Jason the TVaholic on February 12, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Burn Notice via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has the 18 season premiere of Survivor and FOX has the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Over on cable, A&E has a The First 48 update special, BBC America has the fourth season finale of Dragons’ Den, Bravo has the second season premiere of Millionaire Matchmaker, MTV has the third season winter premiere of Making the Band, Oxygen has the seventh season finale of Snapped, and SOAPnet the first season finale of Grey Behrendt’s Wake-Up Call.

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, are scheduled to 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

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Earl tries to get Mr. Turtle back to Darnel. Runs 30 minutes.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The crossover event that was advertised last week looks to really be a crossover this week, as Addison, Naomi and Sam all show up at Seattle Grace with Archer hoping to figure out how to save him. Owen is none to happy to see someone from his past at the hospital. Runs 62 minutes.

Private Practice (ABC): New. The description for this episode is a bit too spoilery in my estimation, but much of the California gang is still in Seattle. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Solid Selection

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. In “Prey” from earlier this season, Clark is trying to catch a serial killer and Davis thinks he is the serial killer.

The Office (NBC): New. Michael and Pam are still visiting the other branches. Dwight and Jim try to plan a party. Angela has a new cat that causes some problems. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz is insisting that she and Drew, played by Jon Hamm (Mad Men), have their first date on a certain day, although she doesn’t realize it is Valentine’s Day. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Eleventh Hour (CBS): New. A rash of stem cell thefts has Hood thinking that cloning could be involved and that his nemesis from the beginning of the season could be behind them. Starts one minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton cooks with blueberries and then dissects milk. Both episodes play again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Chef Alex Stupak challenges Iron Chef Cat Cora. Plays again later.

Burn Notice (USA): New. A federal agent comes looking for Michael, but they end up in a situation where they have to work together. Plays again later. The previous three episodes replay earlier in the day.

Other Option

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang make a cake for Macy’s 150th birthday. A repeat episode follows. Both episodes play again later.
  • The Beast (A&E): New. Barker and Ellis are tasked with keeping a top nuclear physicist safe and get her to the place she is scheduled to testify. Plays twice and again later twice.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. A murder at a fast food joint is being investigated, but the amount of cooking oil on everything is making things tough.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Louisville at Notre Dame followed by UCLA at Arizona State.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Temple at St. Joseph’s followed by Illinois at Northwestern and then Gonzaga at St. Mary’s.
  • Golf Channel has first round action from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the Chicago Bulls followed by the Boston Celtics at the Dallas Mavericks.

TV Marathon

A&E has 14 episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has seven episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Oxygen has episodes of Snapped all day.
Sci Fi has seven episodes of Level 9.

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