Tonight on the Tube: NCIS, The Mentalist, Cupid & My Boys

by Jason the TVaholic on March 31, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get NCIS Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the series premiere of Cupid, The CW has the resumption of 90210 after a hiatus, and FOX has the series premiere of Osbournes Reloaded.

Over on cable, Discovery has the first season finale of Wreckreation Nation, MTV has the first season finales of Dogg After Dark and T.I.’s Road to Redemptions, Oxygen has a special The Bad Girls Club and the series premiere of Pretty Wicked, Spike has the second season finale of DEA, and TBS has the third season premiere of My Boys.

Prime Pick

NCIS (CBS): New. Gibbs works with someone, but doesn’t like it, so they can put a most wanted criminal away.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. The team is searching for a guy that hypnotizes people and then tells them who to kill.

Cupid (ABC): Series Premiere. This is the second go around for this show. The first time was 1998, when it starred Paula Marshall (Gary Unmmarried) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). This version stars Bobby Cannavale (Will & Grace) and Sarah Paulson (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). It’s not quite the same, while being almost identical. I recently rewatched the original “Pilot” and this does a really good job of recreating what was great about the original. If you’ve seen the commercials and they make the show not look all that good, like they do for me, give the show a chance anyway, cause it is actually really good. I hope this one last longer than the original’s short-lived 14 episodes. The story revolves around a guy that may or may not be Cupid and the therapist/relationship coach that is put in charge of his wellbeing. He says that he needs to match 100 couples that are true love before he will be allowed to go back home with the other gods. The show is funny, romantic and dramatic.

Solid Selections

Better Off Ted (ABC): Repeats. The first two episodes of this new series replays, giving you a chance to catch up before tonight’s third episode following Scrubs. I really like this show.

90210 (The CW): New. This is a really bad episode of what is already a show that isn’t very good. If this is the new direction for the series under the new showrunner, then they’ve taken another wrong turn.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A psychologist, who has a brother in prison for rape, has gone missing.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton chases the “Celeryman” through a “Field of Greens.” Both episodes play again later.

Trust Me (TNT): New. Cochrane’s group makes a pitch to the beer account that Sarah arranged. Another new episode follows, where Mason loses it after getting a bad evaluation. Both play again later.

The Office (TBS): Repeat. The “Dunder Mifflin Infinity, Part 1” episode replays, where Ryan is trying to implement the new company website. Part 2 replays right after My Boys.
My Boys (TBS): Season Premiere. The series returns and picks up right after the events of last season’s finale. I really love this show and this is a great episode. If you’ve been dying to find out what happened at Bobby’s wedding, you will find out tonight. Plays again late night tomorrow and again on Friday night.

Other Option

  • American Idol (FOX): New. The top nine perform. Runs 85 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 bittersweet chocolate, mussels and some figs. Plays again later.
  • Reaper (The CW): New. Morgan lets Andi in on Sam’s secret.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship tournament action.
  • ESPN2 has NIT college basketball action.
  • NBA TV the Detroit Pistons at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • Roommates (ABC Family): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “The Tarot,” replays.
  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “But There’s Clay,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Oxygen has 15 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Level 9.
USA has 11 hours of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episodes.

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