Tonight on the Tube: Scrubs, Better Off Ted, Lost & Life on Mars

by Jason the TVaholic on April 1, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Lost Episodes via iTunesTonight, ABC has the series finale of Life on Mars, CBS has a I Get That a Lot special and MyNet has a Shaken Not Stirred special.

Over on cable, Comedy Central has the sixth season premiere of Reno 911, FX has the second season finale of Damages, HGTV has the third season premiere of Rate My Space, MTV has the 21st season finale of The Real World followed by the reunion special, and Spike has the ninth season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter.

Prime Picks

Scrubs (ABC): New. The interns deal with their first night of full moon wierdness.
Better Off Ted (ABC): New. This is the episode that I thought was going to play last week. Thanks for pulling the switcheroo ABC. Anyway, this episode has Ted bringing his daughter to work, which leads to some very funny situations. This is my favorite episode of the three so far.

Lost (ABC): New. Kate takes the lead to try and save Ben, when Jack refuses to help. Runs 62 minutes.

Life on Mars (ABC): Series Finale. Sam gets a mysterious call that may give him the way back to 2008. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes. Sad to see this one go, but at least we get a true series finale.

Solid Selections

Lie to Me (FOX): New. Lightman is investigating the case of two women that committed suicide and becomes consumed it.

Life (NBC): New. A state politician that leads the fight to ban handguns is found shot dead and Crews and Seever investigate the case.

CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. A corporate fixer is killed and the CSIs investigate in “Sex, Lies and Silicone.”

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton tries to “Casserole Over” some “Melondrama.” Both episodes play again later.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Chicken Matzoh Ball Soup” battle and then a “Cioppino” battle repeat follows. Both play again later.

Damages (FX): New. Patty is trying everything to win her case. Ellen’s revenge comes to its conclusion. Runs 92 minutes. Plays three times. Looking forward to how they tie things up and possibly set the table for season three.

Other Options

  • American Idol (FOX): New. Find out who is going home and who will be apart of next week’s top eight.
  • Bones (TNT): Repeat. The last new episode on FOX, “The Salt in the Wounds,” episode replays.
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): Repeats. Six episodes replay tonight.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has NBA action with the Houston Rockets at the Phoenix Suns.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. Sunday’s episode, “Down,” replays.
  • My Boys (TBS): Repeat. Last night’s season three premiere episode, “Welcome Back, Kalla Fotter,” replays.
  • Trust Me (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s two episodes, “Thanks I Needed That” and “Norming,” replay.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of Project Runway.
E! has the five-part 101 Even Bigger Celebrity Oops, which plays twice today.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Roseanne early.
Sci Fi has 16 episodes of Scare Tactics early.
Spike has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tyler April 1, 2009 at 9:37 am

I’ll be tuning in to see Angelo Surmelis’ 3rd season premiere of RATE MY SPACE on HGTV! It starts at 8:30PM!

2 Tom April 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Life on Mars. It is the only show I watch on ABC. and after it goes so do I the channel has nothing else to watch Sorry ABC but you lost a viewer. I guess i will watch something on FOX after this goes.

3 Jason the TVaholic April 1, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Tom, I will be sorry to see Life on Mars go as well, but don’t agree that there is nothing else worth watching on ABC, like Better Off Ted and Lost to name two. Although, they sure have killed off a lot of really good shows this season, Eli Stone, Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and now Life on Mars.

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